Opinion

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AIDS hasnt disappeared

The color pink was a predominant force on the USF campus. In fact, all across the nation in October, food products, clothing and even football teams were adorned with the color in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. However, with the arrival of December and World AIDS Day, the […]

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Students shouldnt be sold out to credit card companies

In accordance with the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009, which requires credit card companies to share information about their contracts with colleges and universities to market to alumni and students, the Federal Reserve Board released a report last week offering details on 1,044 contracts involving 17 […]

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Virtual violence doesnt require real hassles

The U.S. Supreme Court will begin hearing arguments today in California’s appeal of a circuit court ruling that found the state’s ban on violent video games sales to minors unconstitutional. Although the bill’s sponsors and supporters have righteous intentions to protect minors from perceived harm, the vague law will stump […]

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Dont allow thefreedom to ruin GI funerals

U.S. military men and women have one the most dangerous jobs in the world. That reality may have little impact on some, but it hits the families of dead service members the hardest. Any psychologist will agree that the death of a loved one is one of the most tolling […]

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Breaking down the amendments

On the Nov. 2 midterm elections ballot, voters may become confused when trying to understand the language of the amendments. Therefore, The Oracle breaks them down and provides suggestions to help you navigate the polls. Amendment 1: Vote “No” This strikes down a voter-passed measure established in 1998 that uses […]

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Its wrong to lie about someones character

The Susan B. Anthony List (SBAL), an anti-abortion, non-profit organization, filed a lawsuit against an Ohio election law last month, claiming it violated First Amendment rights. The suit arose over SBAL’s attempt to create a billboard insinuating that Ohio Rep. Steve Driehaus voted for President Barack Obama’s health care reform […]

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Rick, there are bigger issues than a text message

Democratic gubernational candidate Alex Sink had just finished hammering Republican candidate Rick Scott for his involvement as CEO of the Columbia/HCA hospital chain, which paid a record $1.7 billion fine for Medicare fraud committed during his tenure, when the debate went to a commercial break. During the break, Scott was […]

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However absurd, opinions should still be protected

When National Public Radio (NPR) news analyst Juan Williams was fired last week for remarks he made on “The O’Reilly Factor” about Muslims, the act sparked national controversy and called First Amendment issues into question. While being interviewed by Bill O’Reilly, the political cable show’s host, Williams was asked to […]

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Voters: choose your medicine

Floridians had the chance to learn more about the state’s future leaders earlier this week when the U.S. senatorial and gubernatorial debates were held at USF’s Theatre 1. Aside from protesters, supporters and an intense political environment, the debates offered Senate hopefuls Marco Rubio (R), Kendrick Meek (D) and Charlie […]

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Dont trust Facebook anymore

Recent allegations have cited Facebook’s latest privacy breach as an opportunity for application software companies to inherit substantial monetary gain. An investigation conducted by the Wall Street Journal earlier this month found that popular and frequently used Facebook applications breached privacy policies by “transmitting identifying information – in effect, providing […]