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Editorial: Group projects, the bane of college existence

There’s always an awkward silence after a professor opens up the room so students can organize into groups. People shuffle papers, looking around nervously, praying that they have one reliable acquaintance in the room. It’s even worse for the introvert who has to sit there realizing they spent the whole semester avoiding eye contact, and […]

With the rise of hate groups, it’s time to reevaluate our own guiding principles

Newspaper under fire for anti-LGBT adoption article: Student claims pulling the article violated his First Amendment rights

Would anyone think twice if this newspaper published an LGBT-friendly editorial on this page? Would hundreds of people raise their pitchforks and torches, alert the mainstream media and call for an immediate apology? How about if we published an anti-LGBT article? That’s the situation the student newspaper at Shawano Community High School is facing after […]

Truth through fiction

Good stories are universal. I wrote this column while paused halfway through the season two premiere of “Downton Abbey,” a BBC drama to which I should have no legitimate connection. The series explores the extravagant aristocratic lives of the Earl of Grantham, his American socialite wife and their three daughters. Their titular home holds more […]

USFSP should sign commitment to go green: Guidelines for making campus more eco-friendly could push the university

USF St. Petersburg should continue its push toward sustainability by signing the American College and University President’s Climate Commitment. To date, 647 college and university presidents have signed it, and 434 have submitted climate action plans detailing how the schools plan to go, and stay, green. The President’s Climate Commitment was started by Second Nature […]