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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 — […]

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Green market creates more jobs

Growing national concern for the environment has caused a boom in the U.S. job market that some say hasn’t been seen since the Industrial Revolution almost a century ago. By 2030, the number of environment-related jobs is expected to reach 40 million because of the creation of energy-efficient industries, reported […]

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Students sound off on debate

Clustered in different places throughout the University such as Beef O’ Brady’s and Maple Hall, students gathered to watch the last presidential debate of the election season between Republican candidate Sen. John McCain and Democratic candidate Sen. Barack Obama, televised from Hofstra University in Long Island, N.Y. Two notable issues […]

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International award puts USF in ‘good company’

Though USF lost more than a dozen professors since spring, one of its professors has earned an award that some think helps plug the Florida education system’s “brain drain.” English professor Pat Rogers — who has taught at USF for 22 years and got his doctorate from Cambridge University — […]

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University cannot afford a presidential debate

Barack Obama talks about it. John McCain talks about it. And this election season, money is not only a hot topic during the presidential debates — it was the major factor in USF’s decision not to apply to host one. “Sponsoring a debate can be expensive and because of University […]

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Asbestos warning stirs little concern

Maintenance staff discovered that a hole in the ceiling tile of a music practice room contained exposed asbestos — an insulating material that can cause cancer through long-term exposure. Because there was a hole in the tile, the asbestos insulation around pipes could have spread in the air, prompting officials […]

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Homecoming team hits an early road block

A student organization that has won the Homecoming Team Competition seven years in a row said it can’t participate this year because its entry application was handwritten, not typed. Instead, the co-ed business fraternity Alpha Kappa Psi can only compete in a different bracket for disqualified teams, which cannot win […]

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Student Health Services accepts private insurance

Students with private health insurance won’t have to pay out-of-pocket when visiting Student Health Services (SHS) anymore. SHS now accepts multiple insurance providers, instead of only the USF-sponsored health plan. This means that going to the clinic will be cheaper for students and they will no longer have to seek […]

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Gas prices drop

Experts say that the rest of the country should see lower than $3 a gallon prices in a few weeks, but in Tampa, these prices are already dropping — like at Citgo gas station, located at Fletcher Avenue and Bruce B. Downs Boulevard. Cars lined up around the station Sunday, […]