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The conversation we need to have about gun reform

By Emily Wunderlich Columbine: 13 people dead. Virginia Tech: 32 people dead. Aurora: 12 people dead. Sandy Hook: 28 people dead. San Bernardino: 14 people dead. Pulse nightclub: 49 people dead. This was the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history— until Sunday. Late Sunday, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock unleashed a hail of gunfire onto the Las […]

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Obama fosters Cuba relationship with policy repeal

President Bill Clinton’s 1995 “wet foot, dry foot” policy, which allowed Cuban immigrants to earn citizen rights if they reached U.S. land is no more. Obama announced his decision to repeal the legislation just eight days before President Trump’s inauguration. “Wet foot, dry foot,” allowed any Cuban people who made it to U.S. ground become […]

Proposal to abolish USFSP’s independent accreditation clears first hurdle as stunned campus processes the news

Abolishing An Antiquated System: Tear Down The Electoral College

Citizens of our fair country have a right to the most potent and influential power in shaping government, their inalienable democratic voice. This power, however, is not fully demonstrated in letters to local policymakers, the signing of petitions or even in voting for the leader of the free world. Instead, we seem to focus our […]

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Alumnus Aims to Motivate

In the most recent election, USF St. Petersburg alumnus Victor Sims ran for a seat in the Florida House of Representatives District 39 against incumbent Neil Combee. Sims received 28,117 votes but it wasn’t enough to trump Combee, who received 46,353 votes. “I live in a very conservative and rural county, so for me it […]

Proposal to abolish USFSP’s independent accreditation clears first hurdle as stunned campus processes the news

America’s Presidential Election Reflects Deeper Problem

By Ryan Callihan ryancallihan@mail.usf.edu On Tuesday night, roughly half of America decided to elect a reality star as the leader of the free world. In other words, America decided that Donald Trump should head our nation for the next four years. Despite winning the popular vote by more than 600,000 votes, Hillary Clinton, the most […]

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Students Discuss Emotions After Controversial Election

By Michael Moore Jr. michaelmoor@mail.usf.edu   Tuesday night the University Student Center ballrooms transformed into an election watch party. Snowcones, popcorn, tacos, pizza and soda were abundant. Inflatables hosting mock gladiator duels and games of Twister stood in place. Two big screens showed the results all night: one of them tuned to CNN, the other […]

Proposal to abolish USFSP’s independent accreditation clears first hurdle as stunned campus processes the news

Republican Party Faces Shake-Ups Before Election

Donald Trump is a large pill that the Republican Party’s finding difficult to swallow. Amidst controversy over a 2005 video released by the Washington Post, where Trump is captured by a hot mic saying lewd phrases, which some interpret as insinuating sexual assault, many Republican politicians are withdrawing their support. House Speaker Paul Ryan said […]

Proposal to abolish USFSP’s independent accreditation clears first hurdle as stunned campus processes the news

Charlie Justice Fights Political Outsider For Seat On County Commission Board

Four members of the Pinellas County Commission were up for re-election this year. But only one drew an opponent. Charlie Justice, a Democrat who served 10 years in the Legislature before election to the commission four years ago, takes pride in his record as an elected official. But his opponent, Republican businessman Mike Mikurak, calls […]

Proposal to abolish USFSP’s independent accreditation clears first hurdle as stunned campus processes the news

Young Voters May Hold Key to The White House

Early last month, the governmental affairs director for Student Government hosted a voter registration event on Harborwalk. Getting students to vote is vital for the future, said Madeline Friese, 20, a sophomore majoring in environmental science and policy. “I don’t think students understand the impact that government has on their lives,” she said. “If you […]

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