Opinion

Opinion

Social media’s impact on injustice

Many students feel like there is little they can do to make an impact on our politics. Raymond Santana, in his University Lecture Speech on Tuesday, made it a point to tell the students in attendance that using their voice on social media and in their communities can make large-scale […]

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Rising rents in Tampa Bay are hurting USF students

Community leaders, local activists, and public officials in Tampa Bay are increasingly in agreement: the rent is too high. Between rapid growth, gentrification, and real estate speculation, housing is rapidly becoming unaffordable for students and community members alike. A 2019 report from Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies found that […]

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Another parking garage is not the answer  

At the start of each semester, especially in the fall, USF students take to social media for a time-honored tradition: airing their grievances about parking. Anecdotes are abound of students and faculty searching for ten, fifteen or thirty minutes at a time for an open spot. USF students deserve a […]

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Hurricanes are getting worse, here’s why

Once again we find ourselves in the thick of hurricane season preparing for another catastrophic storm that has the potential to devastate communities. We know the reason these storms are getting worse year after year.  July 2019 was found to be the hottest month on record, according to CNN. We […]

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Life, liberty and the pursuit of firearms

On Aug. 16 a National Rifle Association lobbyist addressed Florida economists and defended gun manufacturers from a proposed assault weapons ban ballot measure. Former president of the NRA and current NRA lobbyist, Marion Hammer, argued that gun manufacturers are job creators and we would be driving economic progress out of […]