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Miss USF moves on to compete for Miss Florida

Avalon Theisen created a non-profit organization focused on environmental service called Conserve It Forward. SPECIAL TO THE ORACLE  After dedicating more than 10 years of her life to service and social issues, the 2019 Miss USF winner is preparing to compete for the Miss Florida title. Avalon Jade Theisen, a senior majoring […]

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Music with a mission

The iPad band, Touch, is comprised of faculty members from the School of Music and USF students. SPECIAL TO THE ORACLE. It’s a concert designed for the future. And the future is now. USF’s iPad Band, Touch, will be putting on a concert in collaboration with Hope for Justice, a […]

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Student created, Shakespeare inspired

One USF student will take his creation to the stage. Harrison Baxley, a sophomore majoring in theatre art, argues in his original play, “The Fishmonger,” that humanity’s sense of good and bad is ultra-relative. Through this play, Baxley explores loss, identity, family and acceptance and hopes to convey the fickleness […]

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A contemporary take on a classical art form

 SPECIAL TO THE ORACLE A student of the School of Theatre and Dance is here to challenge the assumptions most people make about ballet performances. What does a classical dancer look like? What do they wear and what attitude comes to mind when you think of a ballet performance?     […]

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Alumna survives apartment fire but still needs help

Rachel Parkman, a friend of the victim, has organized a GoFundMe page to help alleviate some of the financial ramifications that stem from the fire. SPECIAL TO THE ORACLE Karina McAdams, a USF alumna who graduated in 2010 with a bachelor’s in mass communications, recently moved to Denmark in October […]