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Groups mobilize to attract youth vote

With the presidential election less than three weeks away, campaigns and political organizations  are boosting efforts to get young voters to the polls, which one political scientist said might reverse low youth-voter participation. Campaigns this election year have recognized a new, younger audience and have revised campaigning strategies, said political […]

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“Quina” questions answered

Students don’t have to wonder what it means to “agree with Quina” anymore. On Thursday, Ivah Quijana Parchment, better known as “Quina,” whose name has been seen chalked on campus sidewalks, printed on fliers and emblazoned on t-shirts, told a crowd of more than 100 what she believes in, clearing […]

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Best friends advocate sexual-assault awareness

Best friends addressed an audience of 230 Tuesday night to talk about sexual-assault awareness as part of the University Lecture Series. Kelly Addington and Rebecca ‘Becca’ Tieder founded the organization Unite for Change, a national campaign that informs the public about sexual assault and tries to help stop sexual violence. […]

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Student strove to set example for sons

Some nights, 4-year-old Alejandro Solis would sit with his coloring book, his mother said, carefully drawing in it while watching his father study for his business classes, miming Alejandro “Alex” Solis’ movements. Now, young Alejandro, known as “Baby Alex” to family and friends, colors alone, but he doesn’t fully understand […]

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Campus Crime – 10/22/2008

A USF student was arrested early Tuesday morning on felony charges of trespassing inside the Magnolia construction site, University Police said. Police said the student, Taro Ito, said he had entered the area to stargaze. As he was leaving, he got caught on a wooden plank under the door and […]

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Return of street preachers brings new concerns

Jeers and beers and boos won’t stop them. Nor will concerns that their raucous rhetoric is meant to bait universities into costly lawsuits. They’re the street preachers who frequent campus every school year. And judging from the sometimes profane, sometimes ironical back-and-forth between about 150 students and the preachers Tuesday, […]

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Picture of the Day: An illuminating event

Rashmi Prakash, a junior biomedical science major, places candles in the MLK fountain in celebration of Diwali, the Indian New Year. Sponsored by the Hindu Students Council and the Delta Pi Omega sorority, students gathered for the “Festival of Lights” and enjoyed flowers, food, lights, music and dancing. Like Diwali, […]

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Obama wins student straw poll

If it were up to USF students, Barack Obama would be the next president of the United States, according to a straw poll taken Monday. In January’s primary straw poll, students chose Obama as their Democratic candidate and Ron Paul as their Republican candidate. Of the 2,037 who voted Monday, […]

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Students face potential poker problems

The threat of a gambling addiction isn’t confined to casino hoppers in Sin City. A new study reports that Florida college students are twice as likely to be at risk for gambling problems as adults in the state. The study — conducted by the Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling (FCCG) […]

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Straw poll aims to determine student opinion

USA Today, FOX News and CNN all have their own polls to track national public opinion. Today, USF will join the ranks with its own straw poll to survey how students plan on voting. The poll, which is sponsored by Pi Sigma Alpha — a political science honor society — […]