Author: Leda Alvim, MANAGING EDITOR


SG president-elect prepares for transition to office

A new era is about to begin at USF as sophomores Claire Mitchell and Gustavo Spangher were elected systemwide Student Government (SG) president and vice president for 2020-21. Their term starts at the conclusion of the spring semester. The ticket received 1,815 votes from all three campuses — Tampa, St. […]


NOTEBOOK: Spring practice gets underway Tuesday

When USF’s spring game comes around on April 18, don’t expect to see a finished product hit the field at Corbett Stadium. Getting new systems in place during spring practice, which starts Tuesday morning, will be a process similar to learning math, according to coach Jeff Scott. “I think we […]


Spring break travel abroad canceled

With spring break less than two weeks away, USF World announced that all study abroad programs occurring during the break  — March 14-15 through March 21-22 — have been canceled because of the ever-evolving coronavirus (COVID-19).   Vice President of USF World Roger Brindley announced in an email that the charges […]


Never saying quit

Part of the human experience — arguably most of it, even —  is finding your passion and chasing the associated dream. For Silvia Serrat, that passion was playing basketball — and it started at a young age, with the Banyoles, Spain, native first playing at the age of 4 with […]


Taking college soccer into the 21st century

With the advancement of men’s professional soccer in the U.S. in the past decade, such as MLS going from relative obscurity to a league where expansion fees are now north of $200 million, where has that left the college game? Mostly unchanged and falling behind. The current season is top-heavy, […]


Students and USF Dining at odds over halal options

The number of students at USF who eat halal meat for religious purposes is growing, which makes the demand for the product greater each year — a demand that students say isn’t being met. “Halal” means “permissible” in Arabic, and this type of meat is eaten typically by Muslims because […]


Through her eyes: Dr. Marlene Joannie Bewa

Some people may see difficult times as obstacles in the way of goals, but for Dr. Marlene Joannie Bewa, 30, her biggest challenge turned out to be her biggest opportunity. Born and raised in Cotonou, Benin, West Africa, Bewa discovered her passion in the health field at a young age […]

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USF should find new ways to reduce plastic waste

Student Government is currently considering a “plastic-free” resolution which would ask USF to move toward more sustainable options and would do away with single-use plastics such as straws, cups and cutlery. Specifically, the resolution calls for the campus to “establish a purchasing policy which eliminates campus and food vendor procurement […]