Many students said they had a scare Wednesday morning when USF’s mobile alert system not only sent text messages but also flashed on screens across campus to warn of two armed suspects fleeing west of campus.
The Tampa Police Department, which forwarded information to University Police (UP), stated two masked suspects robbed a gas station on Fowler and North 22nd Street — a mile away from campus.
At approximately 9:45 a.m., UP advised students to use caution and report any suspicious activity. Then, a little before noon, students were informed that suspicious activity had yet to occur on campus, but still recommended caution.
Students were sent a final text around 5 p.m. stating there had been no new developments in the situation, on campus or off.
Four gubernatorial tickets discussed their campaigns during a Thursday debate hosted in the Oval Theatre at the Marshall Student Center (MSC). Gubernatorial candidates Nilufar Majidova, Jamar Blaze Smith and Ava Moreno were accompanied by their respective Lt. Governor candidates Maryam Ashraf, Brayden Jahn and Emma Goodwin. Lt. Governor candidate Krishna Karthik Nanduri represented him and […]
As voting for Student Government elections starting up next week, here’s a compilation detailing what each presidential ticket stands for. Voting begins on Monday and lasts until next Thursday. Students will be able to cast votes for presidential, gubernatorial, senate and campus council seats. Click on a link below to read more about each of […]
Presidential ticket Jordan Franklyn McCann and Kaitlyn Rodriguez are campaigning on their goals for accountability, budget management and communication, or A.B.C., at USF. Rodriguez, a sophomore health sciences major, originally thought about running for president, but met McCann, a sophomore psychology major, in the fall. She said McCann showed up to senate meetings consistently, despite […]
Junior Suryakanth Prasad Gottipati and senior Sumit Subhash Jadhav are running for Student Government (SG) president and vice president. The ticket’s campaign includes Vision, OneUSF, Inclusivity, Collaboration and Empowerment, or V.O.I.C.E. “Students will always have something to say, and they want someone to listen,” Jadhav said. “That led us toward V.O.I.C.E. and a platform that […]
Cold showers, anyone? Some USF on-campus residents have been having trouble accessing hot water in their residence halls for a week now. Holly, Argos, Maple and Cypress are the affected residential communities, according to Andy Johnson, housing director for operations and outreach. USF Housing sent out an email to around 2,400 student residents on Feb. […]
Juniors Connor Avila and Tianyi Li Bueso said they are running on a platform of action-oriented change, and plan on connecting students’ needs to SG actions through actively listening to students’ wants and needs. The candidates said “action-oriented” means valuing “tangible goals and milestones over anything else,” with focus on initiatives that can be felt […]