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Thinking beyond typical Thanksgiving eating

Thanksgiving’s reliable turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie may serve as comfort foods for some students, but others might not be as thankful for the traditional fare. Indeed, the holiday’s dishes aren’t always accommodating to vegetarians and vegans, the nutritionally minded or those seeking different flavors. Luckily, through changes small and […]

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Creating food for thought

Students who stop by the William and Nancy Oliver Gallery this week will find that the traditional art space now houses canned beans, gummy bears and macaroni and cheese. “Bacchanalia 3: Forever Full,” a new exhibition that continues this week and closes Dec. 1, showcases art pieces that revolve around […]

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Four florida cinemas outside multiplexes

A night at the movies is typically planned around the hot ticket at the moment – the film with the most appealing advertisements, playing in “a theater near you.” Yet, for students looking for more eclectic films that fly under the radar, there are theaters within a 90-minute driving distance […]

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Out of the ordinary and online

Students may recognize the course Sex, Beer and Chocolate from previous semesters’ schedules, but the public health class now has to compete with My Music Doesn’t Suck! and other online courses this fall and spring. According to OASIS, there are 511 distance learning classes offered at USF’s Tampa campus during […]

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Theater and dance piece for Darfur

When he was 16, USF alumnus Mogtaba Mokhtar Maki had to choose between fleeing his homeland of Sudan or fighting in the country’s civil war. “The government drafts you, and they don’t even give you enough training,” Maki said. “On the first week you are there, you are killed.” Maki […]

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Comedy central to Tampa

Laughter is in the air as a wide array of stand-up comedians have opened up their tour schedules to include Tampa Bay area dates. Performers range from comics who are unlikely to break into the mainstream to the world’s top-earning comedian. Yet with the diversity of venues, styles and prices […]

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Creations conveyed on canvas

Two USF art classes will offer a different kind of benefit this week when they cut down pieces of a collaborative creation to build up funds for an art center. The West Tampa Center for the Arts (WTCA), a non-profit organization on North Armenia Avenue, hosts “Intermittent Dreams” on Friday […]

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Drumming up an interest

In a grassy field between the Natural & Environmental Science Building and the theater buildings, a group of students can be heard once per week playing bongos, drums and other percussion instruments. They comprise the newly-formed Drum Circle at USF, a registered club that meets Mondays at 7 p.m. and […]

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Spots to keep cheap around campus

Whether they are traditional thrift stores or stores that primarily sell used items, shops across Tampa have been trying to cut down on prices – now students need to cut down on the number of options. According to NARTS: The Association of Resale Professionals, there has been a 7 percent […]

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Editors choice: further down the dial

As the year nears its end, the live music scene in the Tampa Bay area is starting to pick up steam again, producing a strong calendar to help you ease into November. According to statemedia.com, there are 15 concerts just between today and Nov. 8 coming to Tampa and St. […]