Opinion

Opinion

Students should not pay for application mistakes

A USF student was recently charged for on-campus housing despite never living in a dorm on campus this semester. Melissa Moreno, a freshman chemistry major, was notified in August that she owed the university $3,750 for an on-campus dorm room that she never intended to live in, according to a […]

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Impeachment of UF SG president is justified

Michael Murphy, the student body president of UF, is currently facing impeachment because of alleged coordination with President Trump’s re-election campaign in which tuition money was spent on an October campus visit from Donald Trump Jr. as a part of his book tour. The university paid a collective $50,000 to […]

Text message with text 'ok boomer'.
Opinion

‘OK boomer’ is a funny but misleading retort

After spreading like wildfire on social media, the phrase “OK boomer” has become young people’s favorite response to the old and outdated. Taylor Lorenz, writer for the New York Times, described the phrase as retaliation against years of millennial bashing, in which America’s youth has been generalized as irresponsible, narcissistic […]

Protest outside U.S. Supreme Court supporting DACA.
Opinion

Supreme Court should protect DACA program, not rescind it

This past Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on whether to allow the Trump administration to take away protections for nearly 700,000 undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is an executive order implemented by the Obama administration that gave those […]

Opinion

USF Tampa needs continued progress on faculty diversity

USF Tampa has a solid record of success when it comes to diversity and inclusion for students of color. University figures show, however, that there’s much room for improvement in another key area: diversity of faculty. The USF InfoCenter, managed by USF Information Technology, provides statistics on faculty diversity. According […]

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U.S. Education Secretary sets bad example

On Oct. 25 the U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was fined $100,000 by a federal judge for contempt of court because of the Department of Education’s failure to comply with a court order. Students were defrauded by the now-defunct for-profit post-secondary education company Corinthian Colleges, which was found to have […]

Opinion

Vaping investigations are wrong path to reform

On Oct. 16, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody announced that Florida would begin investigating 22 different companies under suspicion of advertising e-cigarette products to minors. This investigation came out more than a month after the Trump administration announced its plan to ban flavored e-cigarettes.  If Florida is serious about keeping […]