Author: Vinnie Portell


Bulls’ comeback falls short

Junior outside hitter Erin Fairs recorded 27 kills against the Knights in a losing effort. ORACLE FILE PHOTO/SEBASTIAN CONTENTO After losing the first two sets 25-19 to UCF, the Bulls rallied to tie the match at two sets apiece before falling in the final set 15-8 at the Venue.   […]


Dual-threat QB poses threat for Bulls

Senior Reshard Cliett leads USF with four sacks and will have his hands full containing Greg Ward Jr. ORACLE FILE PHOTO/ADAM MATHIEU Trailing UCF 17-6 in the third quarter of the Cougars’ fifth game of the season, coach Tony Levine decided to bench starting quarterback John O’ Korn in favor […]


Home grown talent

Sophomore Rodney Adams stepped in as the leading receiver when Andre Davis was hurt. ORACLE FILE PHOTO/ADAM MATHIEU Hundreds of student-athletes pour out of Tampa Bay area high schools each year, leaving home in search of success at the collegiate level. Coach Willie Taggart, who was a standout at Manatee […]


Paying twice for a concert?

Student Government (SG) is considering changing a statute that allows students to be charged for tickets to concerts such as Homecoming, USF Week and Bull Stock.  Current statutes allow SG to charge students for events paid for with Activity and Service (A&S) fees paid alongside tuition. The Senate Rules Committee, […]


USF Library hosts ‘gay landslide’

Special to The Oracle Recent years have seen a number of victories for the LGBT community that will be the subject of a lecture titled “Gay Landslide! Victories for Human Rights: Four Decades of Progress.” USF alumnus Mitchell Katine, who served as the attorney in the Supreme Court case of […]


Alumnus opens fitness center with second chance

USF alumnus Nick Schuyler (left) survived a boating accident in 2009 to go on and open a fitness center in Lutz. Special to the Oracle Sky Athletix, a new state-of-the-art fitness center in Lutz, is the culmination of a lifelong dream for USF alumnus Nick Schuyler.  Schuyler, who graduated from […]

Focal Points

Ghost of student haunts USF library

ORACLE PHOTO / KATIE LAMONT It’s nearing midnight. The Library looms over the nearly empty campus, palm trees rustling in the wind above the benches out front, the windows glowing in the dark. If the rumors are true, the Library is just as eerie as it looks. Research and rumors […]


Cocco’s veto overturned

SG president Jean Cocco vetoed JEC’s ability to issue notifications of non-compliance because he said committee members may not have the appropriate qualifications or experience. Oracle Photo / Adam Mathieu Student Government (SG) Senate overwhelmingly overrode the student body president Jean Cocco’s veto Tuesday on whether the Judiciary and Ethics […]


Ron Paul to speak at USF

Special to The Oracle Former Texas Congressman Ron Paul is scheduled to speak at USF on Nov. 19 in the Marshall Student Center Ballroom at 8 p.m.  Paul, the third speaker for this semester’s University Lecture Series (ULS) sponsored by the Center for Student Involvement, will be sharing his views […]


USF scientists develop natural brain supplement

Special to the Oracle One of the most prevalent diseases in older adults is also one of the most disheartening; families of those stricken with Alzheimer’s disease know this better than anyone.  With the average human lifespan getting increasingly longer, many more people reach the age of cognitive decline. During […]