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Ask yourself: Who are you calling “crazy?”

“Crazy.” Whenever there’s an outrageous party, a bizarre movie in theaters or some strange coincidence, this is the word people use to express their feelings. This seemingly innocuous word is never censored on television and is used daily by people all the time. It is used for a multitude of reasons, from describing one’s hectic […]

It’s not you, it’s your period: Living with endometriosis

Perspective: One student’s thoughts on the “Muslim Ban”

Noora Khalil (pictured above) is a 24-year-old information system management major. As a senior at USF St. Petersburg, Khalil founded Charit-A-Bull, a charity outreach club. She is also a Muslim woman.   Could you summarize the Muslim Ban as you understand it? Essentially, it stops people from select countries from coming into America.   Where […]

It’s not you, it’s your period: Living with endometriosis

Stand with government leaks and whistleblowers

Former President Barack Obama commuted the prison sentence of whistleblower Chelsea Manning during his final days in office. Manning was serving a 35-year sentence, the longest ever given to a whistleblower. She has already served seven years of her prison term. Now, she will be released May 17 of this year. The commutation is a […]

It’s not you, it’s your period: Living with endometriosis

Is violence an acceptable method of protest?

The internet went nuts over video footage released by the Australian Broadcasting Company of Richard Spencer, a well-known white nationalist, getting clocked in the jaw by a protester on Inauguration Day. It’s become fodder for internet memes, one of the most notable being footage of the punch being replayed over and over to the beat […]

It’s not you, it’s your period: Living with endometriosis

Sunshine City needs more green, gets more grey

Last October, a 6,500-pound wrecking ball pulverized sections of the 1920’s style Pheil hotel, on the Central Avenue 400 block, clearing way for yet another superstructure in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg. For years the property remained in limbo, while the surrounding area flourished with new retail, restaurants, residential towers, and craft breweries. “St. […]

It’s not you, it’s your period: Living with endometriosis

On the rise and fall of “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey

In 2015 she was dubbed the “world’s most dominant athlete” by Sports Illustrated. Now she’s a meme. The last 14 months have not been kind to the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s first-ever female champion. After losing her bantamweight title to Holly Holm Nov. 15, 2015, via the “kick heard around the world” Ronda Rousey largely dropped […]

It’s not you, it’s your period: Living with endometriosis