Author: Brandon Shaik


Physician-assisted death is a necessary right

Brittany Maynard, who became the face of the right-to-die movement following her diagnosis with a stage 4 malignant brain tumor, died on Saturday by assisted death.  Maynard moved from California to Oregon following her diagnosis to pass away on her own terms in one of only five states that allows […]


Rick Scott, no pot for Florida

After the most expensive Florida election season in history, Republicans triumph. Gov. Rick Scott won re-election after defeating Democratic challenger Charlie Crist by more than 70,000 votes, or approximate 1 percent. The Associated Press called Scott’s victory over Crist at 10:20 p.m. and Scott took the stage in Bonita Springs over […]


Grand theft reported in Argos center

A report of grand theft was filed with University Police (UP) on Monday. The two suspects were reported to have stolen roughly $2,200 worth of music equipment Saturday night from the Argos center. UP said the music equipment included a valuable saxophone. The two suspects were captured on video feed carrying […]


Taggart brings in soldier to speak

Freshman Marlon Mack broke the USF record for rushing yards in a season by a freshman, but was held to only 47 yards against Houston on Saturday. ORACLE FILE PHOTO/ADAM MATHIEU USF is coming off one of its worst losses of the season and has two weeks to prepare for […]


Quarterback stability is key to success for Bulls

Coach Willie Taggart burned freshman quarterback Quinton Flowers’ redshirt this season, but hasn’t used him for more than one drive per game. ORACLE FILE PHOTO/ADAM MATHIEU Competition is a part of any sport; players battle for starting roles while others slide over to the bench.  In some cases, however, stability […]

Focal Points

Fall Dance Concert brings modern dance to USF

 Tickets for the recital can be purchased at SPECIAL TO THE ORACLE A fruitful blend of delicate movements, storytelling and animalistic grace is making its debut at USF this week. The Fall Dance Concert will feature the choreography of faculty members as well as guest choreographers from around the […]



Photo Illustration / Adam Mathieu Today is Election Day, when Floridians will decide the political future of the state. The issues on the ballot getting the most attention are the governor’s race and medical marijuana. In all, the ballot includes  elections for the lieutenant governor, five cabinet positions, Florida State […]


The ‘pinkwashing’ of breast cancer awareness

SPECIAL TO THE ORACLE Lung cancer — not breast cancer — is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in American women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  And yet, there is no lung cancer awareness month targeted at women. There is no “pinkwashing” of lung cancer. […]


Online classes now available for winter

For the first time, USF is offering online classes during the three weeks when students are usually on winter break. There are five online classes, each worth three credit hours and taught at an accelerated pace. The deadline to apply is Dec. 11. Classes start Dec. 15 and end Jan. […]


Taggart opens team-wide competition

After two consecutive losses, coach Willie Taggart said he has not decided on a starting quarterback against SMU. ORACLE FILE PHOTO/ADAM MATHIEU In the AAC’s weekly teleconference, coach Willie Taggart again made competition a point of emphasis.  “I know a lot of guys have gotten better as the year went […]