Tag: Florida

Opinion

Progress for equal pay further away than many realize

On average, women are still making 20 cents less than their male counterparts for each dollar earned. SPECIAL TO THE ORACLE Equal Pay Day was this week, and women across the nation gathered together to protest the fact that they are still not paid the same wage as a man.  On […]

Opinion

Fertilizer company is unethical in late reporting of sinkhole

The 300-foot-deep sinkhole has led 215 million gallons of acidic waste to flow into the aquifer. SPECIAL TO THE ORACLE/WFTS Hundreds of millions of gallons of acidic waste were dumped into the underlying aquifer in Mulberry ,Florida last month due to the opening of a 300-foot-deep sinkhole. Despite the pollution, […]

Opinion

Restore voting rights to felons

Supreme Court of Florida along with Pam Bondi will review the initiative to restore voting rights to felons. SPECIAL TO THE ORACLE Florida may soon be on the path to restoring voting rights to felons, according to reports from state election officials this week. Florida is one of nine extremely […]

Opinion

After Texas ruling, Florida needs to rethink upcoming laws

After the Supreme Court’s historic ruling Monday on the Texas abortion access laws, Florida needs to re-evaluate its upcoming care restrictions or else it may face similar judgment.  Texas legislatures created the most restricting abortion laws in the nation, which led to the closure of clinics across the state. Legislatures […]

Opinion

Spring break threatens Florida Primaries

The Florida Democratic and Republican primaries fall in the middle of spring break season this election year. As active as millennials have been so far this election, this unfortunate coincidence may alter the results of several state primaries. Millennials are impacting this election. We are the largest demographic in the […]

Sports

USF softball stymied by No. 1 Florida

USF freshman second baseman Lindsey Devitt, who scored USF’s lone run against Florida on Sunday, missed an errant throw that allowed runners to advance. The error indirectly led to a run later in the inning in an 11-1 loss. ORACLE PHOTO/JACOB HOAG It was hard to decipher which team had […]

Opinion

Florida’s unconstitutional death penalty

Last week, the Supreme Court ruled Florida’s death penalty process unconstitutional based on the practice of a judge and not a jury determining capital punishment.  Florida was one of three states that allowed a judge to hand out a death sentence even if the jury did not unanimously agree. It’s […]

Sports

Fullback Kennard Swanson no longer with USF

Redshirt sophomore fullback Kennard Swanson is no longer with the program because of academics. He appeared in 11 games last season. PHOTO PROVIDED BY USF ATHLETICS USF fullback Kennard Swanson has left the program for academic-related reasons, team officials confirmed Friday. The redshirt sophomore, who appeared in 11 games last […]