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World food crisis demands response

Investments in the agricultural industry and technology are essential to avert the impending food crisis. Deadly riots over the surge in food prices have been seen in Mozambique over the past few weeks, and anger is on the rise in other parts of the developing world, as many agriculture producers […]

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After latest accusations, Leavitt must move on

On Tuesday, the saga involving former USF football coach Jim Leavitt’s firing from the University took a sudden, unexpected and sad turn. Leavitt’s attorneys filed a new motion in his wrongful termination suit against the University that brings forward questionable accusations that have no relevance to the actual event that […]

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Consider the consequences of shifting to e-books

With advancements in technology undeniably affecting society, it seems necessary to ask if Americans are too quick to accept every new option that comes their way. Print – in news and literary form – has become highly digitized and has solidified its standing in American culture in recent years. Now, […]

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Parasailing industry needs basic safety regulations

Although it’s a common and thrilling beach activity, parasailing lacks the necessary oversight and regulation that could have prevented a recent tragic accident. Parasailers are attached to a boat with a cable and ride above the water as a parachute keeps them in flight. In a sight typical of Labor […]

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Planning essential for studentsfinancial success

Incoming students who have never had to budget money may not realize that it takes time, diligence and the ability to make good financial decisions to keep one’s finances solvent. Budgeting should be a priority before the money is gone without a trace. Try not to follow in the footsteps […]

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Regulations good for banks

On Sunday, The Group of Twenty (G-20) Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors, a international cooperative body aimed at addressing global financial issues, met in Basel, Switzerland, to discuss banking reform. The meeting ended with the creation of Basel III, a deal requiring banks to keep higher capital reserves, which […]

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All Americans have the right to protest

Dove World Outreach Center, a New Testament Christian Church located in Gainesville, boasts only 50 members. However, its plan to burn Qurans on the nine-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks has ignited controversy across the U.S. and the world. The State Department has called the act “un-American,” clearly […]

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SAFE Team acted wrongly

Since its inception in 2003, SAFE Team has played an important role for students living on campus. Offering free golf cart rides for students from 6 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. every night, SAFE Team does more than just serve as a convenient way to commute across campus after walking all […]

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Students safety tied topersonal responsibility

Last month, a civil jury ruled that Kimberly Delancey of New Port Richey was more than 50 percent responsible for her own death at the hands of a neighbor she hardly knew but invited into her home for drinks the night of her death. The jury in the criminal case […]

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Court correct to toss Amendment 7

Last week, the Florida Supreme Court rightfully struck down Amendment 7, which would have affected redistricting and been on the ballot this November. At first blush, the text of the proposed amendment seems reasonable and pertinent. It took the highly trained justices of the Supreme Court to wade through its […]