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Hester has high hopes

Senior wide receiver Jessie Hester has taken on some big challenges and set plenty of marks in his career. Coming off an ankle injury that ended spring football, Hester said he’s ready to take his game to the next level. USF’s leading wide receiver and offensive MVP in 2008 looks […]

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Freshman receiver ‘clearly a starter’

Freshman receiver Sterling Griffin has impressed so much in practice that USF coach Jim Leavitt said he is “one of the best freshman receivers we’ve had come in here.” “He hasn’t played a game yet. You always want to be careful,” Leavitt said. “You have to do it in games […]

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Red-light cameras being challenged across Florida

MIAMI – Last year, Pembroke Pines turned on its first red-light camera. Across South Florida, other cities followed. But now critics – and lawsuits – are questioning whether the cameras pass legal muster. Several Florida cities, including Aventura and Miami Gardens, face lawsuits challenging the cameras and the hefty fines […]

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Volleyball sweeps Hurricane Invitational Tournament

USF volleyball coach Claire Lessinger said her team had nervous energy this week leading up to the Bulls’ opening weekend. It turns out those nerves weren’t a problem. USF defeated Miami in four sets behind 19 kills from Marcela Gurgel, who moved into third place on USF’s all-time kills list, […]

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USF Delta Gamma chapter receives global recognition

USF’s Delta Gamma chapter of Beta Alpha Psi received the highest global recognition for international accounting achievements this month. The chapter, made up of accounting students in the College of Business Administration (COBA), earned a gold ranking, which places it in Beta Alpha Psi International’s top 5 percent in the […]

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Physicians should not be paid by drug companies

It’s no secret that prescription drug companies often pay medical professionals to promote their drugs, but the specifics are only now coming to light as the federal government calls for more transparency. As part of a federal mandate, the major pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly & Co. published an online database […]

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Freshman class smaller, more competitive

The University’s “selective” admission process may be to blame for missing its targeted freshman enrollment number by more than 9 percent this year. “We’re trying to select the students who will be the most successful at USF,” said Leellen Brigman, associate vice president for Enrollment Planning and Management. Brigman said […]

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Dot-com decorator

While many students probably spent the summer at the beach or with friends and family, longtime pals Bryce Widelitz and Taylor Robinson worked to simplify dorm room decorating. Their result was collegeroomcreator.com, an interactive Web site that lets users digitally design their dream dorm. When the two college graduates were […]

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Bush’s daughter hired as NBC’s ‘Today’ reporter

NEW YORK – NBC’s Today show has hired someone with White House experience as a new correspondent – former first daughter Jenna Hager. The daughter of former President George W. Bush will contribute stories about once a month on issues like education to television’s top-rated morning news show, said Jim […]

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Separation of church and state should not be forgotten

Debates around the separation of church and state have re-emerged, with local events fueling the controversy. The separation of these two institutions is a founding principle of the United States, yet there are many who oppose it. On Friday, U.S. District Judge Casey Rodgers exonerated Michelle Winkler, a clerk for […]