Focal Points

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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 […]

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Life shaping art

Vergaray’s art conveys some of the frustrations she feels when coping with diabetes. SPECIAL TO THE ORACLE/DANIELA VERGARAY Daniela Vergaray, a sophomore, created an art portfolio based on her experience dealing with the hardships and triumphs that followed her diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes. Diagnosed at 10 years old, Vergaray […]

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Behind the energy of Scott Tavlin

Scott Tavlin hopes to use his energy to his advantage on the pursuit of his dream of becoming a radio personality. ORACLE PHOTO/CHAVELI GUZMAN On the radio station HOT 101.5’s Instagram stories or at their events, Scott Tavlin, nicknamed “Scotty the Body” by the station, is typically found performing a […]

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From India to the top of her class

Nandini Agarwal received the Golden Bull Award, USF's highest honor for students as a result of her academic and personal success. SPECIAL TO THE ORACLE/ NANDINI AGARWAL  Nandini Agarwal’s journey to the top of her class in the Muma School of Business wasn’t a usual one. It began in India, […]