Opinion

Opinion

Florida drags its feet on criminal justice reform

Floridians are currently serving outdated sentences under defunct drug laws, even as those rules have changed. As lawmakers start to undo the damage done by mass incarceration, we should give justice to those stuck behind bars. It is time to bring our criminal justice system up to date. In the […]

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Trump’s attacks on LGBTQ+ rights continue unnoticed

After banning transgender soldiers from joining the military and targeting civil rights protections in the Supreme Court, U.S. President Donald Trump’s attacks on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) citizens continue to escalate unnoticed. Due to the turmoil of the impeachment vote in December and increasing tensions with Iran […]

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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'.
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‘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like wildfire on social media, the phrase “OK boomer” has become young people’s favorite response to the old and outdated.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 […]