Focal Points

Focal Points

A look into the night shift of University Police

You’ll likely see the flashing blue and red lights on top of a police cruiser before you hear the recognizable chirp of its siren. As I walked out of the USF Police Department (UP) at 9 p.m. last Tuesday, I saw the lights. Two white males were sitting on the […]

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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 […]

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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 […]