Opinion

Opinion

Consolidation should not overshadow branch campuses

On Sept. 10, USF System President Steven Currall released an update detailing major steps in the process of consolidating USF’s three campuses—Tampa, St. Pete and Sarasota-Manatee. The overarching theme of the update was collaboration and sharing. Merging the campuses offers an opportunity to bust down internal walls of policy, practice […]

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Tampa police take steps toward transparency

Tampa will be receiving $1.2 million from the U.S. Department of Justice in order to expand the city’s program to outfit police officers with body cameras. This grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance adds to the $600,000 already approved for the program by the Tampa City Council. Increasing the […]

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The fight for a $15 minimum wage

Floridians who work for a job that pays the state minimum wage currently have to live off of $8.46 an hour. Luckily, that might change, because of the work of the individuals fighting for a $15 minimum wage at the organization Florida for a Fair Wage. The minimum wage was […]

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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 […]