Fast and furious costumes
For some college students, procrastination is a full-time job – even for Halloween. If you’re the person who waits until the last minute to pull a costume together, these low-budget costume ideas may save your night:
A dark and stormy night
Need: Black clothing, water, water gun (optional)
Dig through your closet and find all the black clothes and accessories you can. When you’re virtually invisible with the lights off, the costume is ready. Have water on hand to refill your water gun, and when people ask what you are, squirt them.
Need: Safety pins, socks, dryer sheet (optional)
Long sleeved shirt and pants are best for this costume. Gather all the matched and mismatched socks you can find, and pin them to your clothing. For a realistic dryer scent, pin on a few dryer sheets as well.
Need: Robe, curlers, blanket, baby doll (optional)
This costume is easily altered to a deadly sin sloth, a hobo or an elderly woman. Wear a bathrobe that looks haphazard. Put your hair in curlers, but leave some sections undone and messy. For the final touch, wrap a baby doll or any similarly shaped object in a blanket and carry it around.
Need: Black garbage bag, plastic or paper grocery bags
Cut arm and leg holes in a black trash bag. While standing in it, fill the bag with grocery bags or crumpled paper. Tie the opening around your neck. To turn it into a horror costume, carry a box of real raisins and call yourself a cannibal.
Need: White sheet
Cut eye holes in a white sheet, towel or any fabric and wear it over your head. Viola! It’s an instant classic and iconic costume.
– Emily Handy
USF joins the Association of American Universities
USF has accepted an invitation to join the Association of American Universities (AAU) according to a universitywide email from President Rhea Law on Thursday morning. The AAU is a “prestigious” group in higher education composed of 71 research universities, according to the email. Member universities earn the majority of competitively awarded federal funding for research […]
Students pleased, concerned for DeSantis’ 2024 presidential run
When she found out Gov. Ron DeSantis had announced his run for the 2024 presidential election, international student Shaikh Raisa Afreen said she was scared of what lies in her future. “We know very well that he is not very lenient with diversity coming in over here. That’s maybe understandable. Maybe that’s good for the […]
BOT ACE committee approves grant application, degree termination
The Board of Trustees’ (BOT) Academics and Campus Environment (ACE) committee approved a grant application for the Eileen Hoffman Hafer UMatter program, an updated Master Plan for ONE USF and the degree termination of the Master’s in foreign language education in a Tuesday morning virtual meeting. UMatter is applying for a grant renewal of $2.5 […]
New Nursing/STEM building at Sarasota-Manatee campus in final design stages
USF is finalizing the design for the new Nursing/STEM building at the Sarasota-Manatee campus to expand its accelerated nursing program, according to Regional Chancellor of the Sarasota-Manatee Campus Karen Holbrook. The 75,000-square-foot building was designed by Willis A. Smith Construction – a general contractor from Sarasota – architects and an ideation committee of around 80-100 […]
BOT finance committee approves recreation fields relocation plans, capital improvement plan summary
In a virtual Tuesday morning meeting, the Board of Trustees (BOT) finance committee voted to approve a recreation field relocation plan and a five-year capital improvement plan summary to be sent to the Board of Governors for approval. Due to the construction of the new on-campus stadium, various currently-operational student recreational facilities will be displaced. […]
Judy Genshaft Honors College not operational due to supply chain delays
The new Judy Genshaft Honors College (JGHC) will not be operational until June 12 due to supply chain delays and to conduct systems checks, according to Director of Communication and Engagement Aaron Nichols. A sign on the doors of the JGHC reads “We appreciate your interest in our beautiful new building, but it is still […]