Author: Lauren Pieper, CORRESPONDENT

Focal Points

The breakdancer with a helping hand

Breakdancing Club President Alex Makkinejad said he finds joy in teaching students on campus how to dance. However, he hopes to take his knowledge off campus to provide underprivileged youth the value of hard work and handstands. His vision is to eventually bring free breakdancing lessons to impoverished communities in […]


Plain White T’s, Bad Suns popular requests for Bullstock

From sensational pop stars like Harry Styles to throwback artists like The All-American Rejects, students suggested to the Center for Student Involvement (CSI) who they wanted to see headline Bullstock this year. The traditionally alternative/pop concert serves as USF’s annual music festival which features music artists, food trucks and carnival […]


Bulls look to ‘carry the boat’ in 2020

When Navy SEALs are going through their training, one of the most formidable exercises they do is known as the “surf passage.”  During this exercise, the trainees, under intense circumstances, have to carry their rafts above their heads from the beach to the ocean. The whole point of the exercise […]


Florida Republicans put party over country

On Thursday, Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) introduced a constitutional amendment to raise the threshold for impeachment of a federal official to 60 percent. The U.S. Constitution currently only requires a simple majority. Speaking to USA Today, Scott explained the rationale for his amendment. “Our country should never again suffer through […]


Chaos in Iowa Democratic caucuses shows need for reform

On Feb. 3, the Democratic presidential primary officially kicked off with the Iowa caucuses. Polls showed a close four-way race between former Vice President Joe Biden, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren and former South Bend, IN Mayor Pete Buttigieg. Voters, commentators and campaign staff all went into […]


Bulls drop all four games on opening weekend

For the first time since 2002, USF softball is 0-4 after its opening weekend.  After losing to Illinois State 9-3 on Thursday, the Bulls couldn’t find a win in the USF-Rawlings Invitational at the USF Softball Stadium, falling to Fresno State 3-2 on Friday, No. 17 Michigan 2-1 on Saturday […]


Bulls upset Memphis 75-73

Call it a revenge win — it came against a team the Bulls blew a 15-point lead against just last month. Call it a statement win — it was the first Quad 1 victory of coach Brian Gregory’s tenure at USF. Call it whatever you want — but the end […]