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Riding for a cause

As a result of their own brushes with danger and a local cyclist’s death, two USF students are working to raise awareness about bicycle safety. Students Noelle Deltufo and Kathryn Ardoin created Ride for Awareness, a bicycle ride to promote biker safety. On Dec. 5, participants will ride down Fletcher […]

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‘Dedicated’ student lived life for others

For freshman Jessica Palmer, life wasn’t about grades, accolades or popularity. It was about living her faith, spending time with her family and supporting her friends. It’s what made her spend about $120 on a last-minute plane ticket home to Miami a month ago when she missed her train, just […]

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USF to reduce budget by another 5 percent

A projected $17-million cut in state funding has prompted University administrators to hire fewer tenure-track faculty and advisers and shut down the campus over winter break. Though the University cut 15 percent last semester, statewide budget shortfalls may require an additional 5 percent cut. This means USF would have reduced […]

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No hate crimes reported at USF

FBI statistics indicate that Tampa has the greatest number of hate crimes in the state, but that USF doesn’t follow that trend. USF has not had a hate crime since 2004 and Tampa’s high number may have more to do with reporting than with actual crimes, though University Police is […]

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Breakdancer uses disability to smash stereotypes

Luca Patuelli has toured the world, breakdancing in Japan, France, Canada and cities throughout the United States. What sets him apart from other breakdancers, however, is that he does it all despite a muscle disorder that prevents him from being able to walk without the aid of crutches. Known by […]

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University trustee dies unexpectedly

Police cars, a fire truck and an ambulance rushed to the Administration Building on Wednesday afternoon, responding to a call that a University official had suddenly collapsed. USF Foundation board member Robert Dressler was giving a speech to the University Investment Committee when he suddenly appeared to have difficulty breathing […]

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Student Government: SG hopes to monitor how students vote

The next time you vote in a Student Government election, SG might be watching. During Tuesday’s senate meeting, some members expressed interest in implementing a vote-tracking system, through which SG members could identify certain demographics and give the University raw statistics about who is voting where and when, said Senate […]

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USF not to blame for expired licenses

A missing piece of paper may not be as serious as it appears. Elevators in the Cypress B Residence Hall and the Leroy Collins Parking Facility lack certificates of operation required by state law. The certificate must be obtained by each operator  to keep a functioning elevator, and must be […]

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Student group lobbies for green fee

Some students are pushing for an additional student fee that would fund environmentally friendly initiatives at the University. This fee, called a green fee, would charge students between 50 and 75 cents per credit hour, which would total $6 to $9 for a 12-credit-hour semester. The money would go toward […]

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Tunnel topics hit closer to campus

At this year’s Tunnel of Oppression, students are met with something they might have experienced before: the prejudiced messages of the street preachers outside Cooper Hall. A new addition to this year’s Tunnel, the preacher shouted at Tunnel participants, explaining how many different types of people — including homosexuals, rappers […]