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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 […]

Opinion: DeVos’ campus rape policy rollbacks hurt victims

NFL players ignite national debate on race and protest

By Anna Bryson America waited in suspense Monday night to watch what the Dallas Cowboys would do during the national anthem. The team knelt together, arms interlocked, prior to the national anthem alongside the team’s owner Jerry Jones. When the anthem played, they stood together, still linking arms in unity. A debate has reignited about […]

History professor reflects on writing Arthur Ashe biography

Dreamers are still dreaming of DACA

By Cristian Saldivar They came to the United States with innocence and dreams, but they grew up knowing it didn’t matter if they felt American. Without documentation, their days in the country were counted. Earlier this month, the Trump administration announced it would rescind the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA) policy, with a six […]

Opinion: DeVos’ campus rape policy rollbacks hurt victims

Trump’s inauguration marked by boycotts, protests and low attendance

Jan. 20 marked the day when Donald Trump traded in the title of President-elect for leader of the free world. Much like his campaign, Trump’s inauguration was atypical in every respect. The 45th presidential inauguration was record-breaking in its funding: Trump’s inaugural committee raised north of $90 million in private donations, more than both of […]

History professor reflects on writing Arthur Ashe biography

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 […]

History professor reflects on writing Arthur Ashe biography

Obama sanctions Russia for DNC breach; Trump seeks resolution

With less than a month left in his presidency, President Barack Obama wasn’t done calling the shots. On Dec. 29, the president announced strong sanctions against Russia for its involvement in the Democratic National Committee hacks. A breach that revealed private conversations among Democratic Party leaders and stole the group’s research data about President-elect Donald […]

History professor reflects on writing Arthur Ashe biography

Protesters Against Trump March To Williams Park

By Devin Rodriguez drodriguez7@mail.usf.edu Over 1,000 people gathered at Demens Landing near campus to march in protest against President-Elect Donald Trump. Protest leaders called the St. Petersburg Police Department before they began at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 13. Then marched across Beach Drive and up First Avenue N. toward Williams Park. The group announced before […]

History professor reflects on writing Arthur Ashe biography

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 […]

Opinion: DeVos’ campus rape policy rollbacks hurt victims