Author: Oracle Editor


The impact of USF’s largest freshman class

The university welcomed its largest freshman class this year, making a total attendance of 51,060 students at USF. There are 5,703 freshmen, including First Time in College (FTIC) and “other freshmen,” according to the USF InfoCenter, the university’s online database for student admissions.  The increase in USF’s FTIC population — […]


A Senate president’s mission: Opening the doors to accessibility

With the responsibility of delegating $17 million in student fees to over 600 organizations and departments, you can say Salud Martinez has a busy year ahead of him as Senate president. Although he has his responsibilities within Student Government (SG), Martinez’s overarching goal is to make SG more accessible to […]


USF doing the right thing with student loans

In 2016, USF was found to have the lowest rate of defaulted loans among universities and colleges in Tampa Bay, according to a study from the financial products comparison company LendEDU. Defaulting on student loans occurs when alumni violate the agreed upon repayment plan. For most federal student loans, this […]


NOTEBOOK: Fernandez adds to 2019-20 signing class

USF women's basketball coach Jose Fernandez announced two additions to his roster Thursday. SPECIAL TO THE ORACLE/GOUSFBULLS Following the departure of freshmen Makaela Kestner and Janeta Rozentale, USF women’s basketball coach Jose Fernandez has added to his roster for the 2019-20 season. Kristyna Brabencova, a six-foot wing from the Czech Republic, […]


Let the newspapers remain as they are

ORACLE PHOTO/JESSE STOKES Once, during my freshman year of college, my byline graced the front cover of The Oracle. The women’s basketball team won the Women’s National Invitation Tournament, they were my beat. While far from hard-hitting journalism, it was a proud moment in my young writing career. My mother […]


ULS hopes to reschedule Winston Duke following his cancellation

Black Panther star Winston Duke was set to be the final fall semester speaker for the University Lecture Series (ULS) but canceled abruptly. The coordinators from the Center for Student Involvement (CSI) said were taken by surprise when they received a call from his agent last Wednesday stating he was […]