Author: Courtney Combs

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Back to school: mobile edition

Smartphones and tablet computers have upgraded everything from the way modern students take notes to the way they study, and now the most important back-to-school supply can fit in your pocket. Whether you’re trying to start on a high note or finish with a bang, there are a number of […]


Cosplayers to suit up for Tampa Bay Comic Con

   Fans who dress up as characters from their favorite comics and television shows will get the chance to compete in the cosplay competition at this year’s Tampa Bay Comic Con. Tickets are $20 for one-day admission, $45 for admission to all three days.  SPECIAL TO THE ORACLE  Ax-wielding dwarves, Sith […]


Search continues for graves at Dozier

According to some reports in Northwestern Florida, no additional unmarked graves were found outside of Boot Hill at the Arthur G. Dozier School for boys, where 55 bodies were exhumed earlier this year. However, USF spokeswoman Lara Wade-Martinez USF archaeologists were not finished looking for bodies at the school in […]


Pujol represents Bulls in FIBA World Cup

Ariadna Pujol played in 34 games in her first season with the Bulls last year. ORACLE FILE PHOTO/ADAM MATHIEU USF sophomore guard Ariadna Pujol returned to play for her native country this summer. As a member of Spain’s under-20 national team, Pujol is still in Italy following the International Basketball […]


The health consequences of a night with Netflix

The occasional Netflix binge can be cathartic for many, yet a number of long-term disadvantages may convince faithful viewers to reconsider the amount of time spent in front of a screen.  Despite the emergence of various streaming options such as Redbox, Hulu Plus and Amazon Prime, Netflix is among the […]


Renovations revitalize USF Bookstore

The USF Bookstore’s cafe reopens today on the first floor following the completion of major renovations.  ORACLE PHOTO/ADAM MATHIEU  After completed renovations, students will find the USF Bookstore turned upside down this week. Since the bookstore’s construction in 1997, this is the first time it’s undergone a large renovation. A […]


Nevins, Team USA win General Tire World Cup

Led by pitcher Sara Nevins, Team USA cruised to a 5-2 victory over Canada on Sunday afternoon in Irvine, California. Nevins was chosen to start the championship game of the tournament, which was broadcasted on ESPN. The former USF pitcher only permitted four base runners during her 6 1/3 innings […]

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VOICExperience brings opera to USF

From Mozart to Britten, opera has been a capstone in the world of fine arts for the past 400 years. Now VOICExperience is bringing this classic art form to USF as part of its upcoming Florida workshop program.  The Grammy award winning and world-renowned baritone Sherrill Milnes founded VOICExperience more […]