USF student loses state senate race
Coming into the race as a newcomer, USF student Allison McInnis-Gimbert hoped to succeed as Pinellas County’s new state representative. But the Democratic candidate lost the race for District 16 Tuesday with only 36 percent of the vote with 93 percent of precincts reported.
Republican Jim Sebesta will hold his seat with plans to improve traffic congestion and raise teachers’ salaries.
One of Sebesta’s main projects could include construction on U.S. 19 and Roosevelt Road as well as Gandy Boulevard in Tampa. District 16 also includes a majority of Hillsborough County’s western section.
Education would have been one of McInnis-Gimbert’s priorities had she been elected. The candidate felt strong about pay raises for teachers and improving the Department of Children and Families.
She also devoted a large part of her campaign to encouraging the younger population to vote.
The USF political science major has earned further political experience by serving as an intern for U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson.
USF gives it away in Memphis 34-33
At the half, a 14-point lead meant USF was on track to win its first conference game in over a calendar year. That energy was kept up even with under five minutes to go when the Bulls were up 33-20. Then USF watched as its lead went from comfortable, to slim, to nonexistent in the […]
Club teams missing competition, friendship due to COVID-19
Under normal circumstances, Grant Nolder, president of the USF flag football team would be preparing for the club’s biggest competition of the year, the Swamp Bowl. The annual tournament, hosted at UF, typically takes place during the fall semester and features some of the best club flag football teams in the country. Winners of the […]
Bulls battle with ECU in OT win
Coach Brian Gregory said Tuesday the Bulls didn’t play complete, 40-minute games in their two losses last week. It’s debatable if they did Wednesday night against East Carolina (11-18, 5-11) at the Yuengling Center, but it was more than enough to put up a 73-68 overtime win. “It’s funny. There were stretches where we played […]
First SG scholarship rewards student leaders
Student Government (SG) launched the first-of-its-kind, merit-based scholarship to students Nov. 5 on USF’s Tampa campus. As a part of Student Body President Britney Deas and Student Body Vice President Travis McCloskey’s platform, Bull S.H.I.F.T., — Success, Health, Innovation, Finance and Tradition — the SG’s Student Leadership Scholarship consists of two merit-based scholarships which will […]
On-campus Jabil institute sparks anticipation from students
A plan drafted on a bar napkin two years ago has now become the USF Jabil Innovation Institute, a multi-million dollar institute combining the College of Engineering and the Muma College of Business. Senior Vice President of Advancement and CEO of the USF Foundation Joel Momberg and Jabil CEO Mark Mondello jotted the idea down […]