Lying down for Darfur
Members of STAND – a student anti-genocide coalition – collect signatures on East Cooper Lawn on Tuesday morning for a petition that calls for an end to the genocide in Darfur.
The event took place during the Global Days for Darfur, a worldwide event aimed at bringing public and governmental attention to the conflict in Sudan. About 10 students wearing red T-shirts – symbolizing the blood spilled in Darfur – staged a “die-in” by lying on the grass and holding handmade posters. “The petition is to put pressure on the U.S. government to put pressure on the U.N. to send out peacekeeping troops to the area of conflict,” STAND Vice President Shivani Murthy said. Even though the massacre has been taking place since 2003, the United States didn’t label the conflict as genocide until July 2004. The exact number of lives lost in the genocide is unknown, but estimates range up to 400,000 deaths, with more than 100 people dying every day and 2.5 million people displaced.
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 […]