Opinion

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Lets keep the DREAM alive

Important congressional legislation that would have favored hard working individuals, for whom the U.S. is the only home they can remember, did not gain the necessary votes for passage Tuesday. However, this should not discourage continued efforts to pass similar reform. The DREAM Act, short for Development, Relief and Education […]

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A half day of Spanish is full of benefits

For the past four years, some Pinellas County public schools have used an interesting technique to educate elementary school students: they teach the first half of the school day in English and the second in Spanish. This approach teaches students a new skill that is best learned at a young […]

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Its time to end embargo

Recent developments have revealed a change in direction in the Cuban government’s hard-line communist ideology, with former Cuban President Fidel Castro admitting the political system has failed, a half-million government employees getting laid off and the recent freeing of political prisoners by the regime. Now’s the time for an end […]

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Audit that pointsto Crists spendingis politcal, absurd

It’s about 40 days till the November elections, and the discourse is becoming increasingly dirty. Last Friday, the Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) released an “internal audit” of its finances, implicating Republican Gov. Charlie Crist, who switched to an independent in the middle of his U.S. Senate race, and disgraced […]

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Republicans failing constituents

In January, a conservative Supreme Court ruled that corporations – which are artificially created persons that can purchase property and hold assets, but not die – also have political rights, reversing a 100-year ban on “electioneering communication.” President Barack Obama rightly addressed the topic in his weekly radio address Saturday, […]

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Campus options can help students shed pounds

Living away from family, studying hard and partying even harder may place eating healthy and exercising regularly low on some students’ list of priorities. However, it is wise to consider the ramifications of eating everything except fruits and veggies. A report released by the Trust for America’s Health found that […]

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Senates changes to hiring practices are needed; justified

Several questionable confirmations for Student Government (SG) positions shed light on SG’s lack of foresight and ability to prevent the potential abuse of the appointment system. However, the SG Senate acted responsibly by passing a new hiring procedure statute on Tuesday that affects all student-held positions within SG, except for […]

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Adult services should be legalized

When 17 attorneys general from across the U.S. wrote an open letter accusing the online classifieds website craigslist.com of advertising for prostitution and child trafficking last month, it brought the issue to the forefront for media outlets. Investigative reports by CNN, testimonies and reviews from craiglists.com users and past news […]

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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 […]