US soldier killed

BAGHDAD – The U.S. military says an American soldier has been killed in action in Iraq. A military statement said the soldier from the Multi-National Division South died on Sunday. The death raises to at least 4,364 the number of U.S. military personnel who have died in the Iraq war […]

Homemade healthiness

Every Thanksgiving, shoppers hit local grocery stores for the traditional main dish: turkey. While traditions are worthwhile, Thanksgiving doesn’t always support a healthy diet. But it is possible to have a healthy Thanksgiving dinner that is also delicious enough to satisfy dinner guests. The meatIf turkey doesn’t excite the taste […]

Florida should have better handled unemployment

College students looking for a job in Florida may have trouble finding it as the unemployment rate rises and employers have a new reason not to hire: the dramatic increase in the unemployment tax. The tax increase is supposed to replenish the state’s unemployment fund, which pays benefits to the […]

Push for LGBT civil rights should continue

The Tampa City Council voted 5-1 Thursday to ban discrimination in employment, housing and public facilities against transgender people. The ordinance conforms to a blooming national trend of upholding lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights. Much of the opposition had religious concerns when it came to homosexuality and […]

USF edges Louisville, gains bowl eligibility

USF was by no means dominant, but grinding out a late-season conference win was the most important thing. After getting shut out at Rutgers a week ago, the USF offense found its groove to the tune of 538 total yards and held off Louisville 34-22 on Saturday at Raymond James […]

Tampa should not allow digital billboards

Traditional billboards are common in a city landscape, but now Tampa Bay may see a rise in digital ones, which are distracting, ugly and a waste of energy. Two billboard companies have fought Tampa for years to put up more billboards. In 1996, the city signed an agreement with Clear […]

A measuring stick

USF coach Stan Heath learned a few things about his team when it took care of Virginia on Monday. In fact, Heath said he’ll learn a lot from USF’s non-conference schedule, which continues tonight when the Bulls go to the Charleston Classic tournament and play Davidson – a NCAA tournament […]

Big heels, big problems

Leonardo da Vinci called the human foot “a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.” A foot has 26 bones, 33 joints and more than 107 muscles, tendons and ligaments. Humans frame feet with the shoes they wear. One of the forms is high heels, which date back to […]

Banned: USF Health says ‘no’ to smoking

USF Health is working to be smoke-free, and it wants others to join in, too. Students and faculty from the College of Medicine want to create a smoke-free USF and promote healthy living for students and employees, said Steven Specter, associate dean for Student Affairs in the College of Medicine […]

Former student arrested in string of Library thefts

As University Police (UP) investigated three Library thefts in the past month, authorities thought a former USF student responsible for a previous crime in the area might be involved. They were right. Following the arrest of Stephanie Dawn Moore, 20, police are now encouraging students whose belongings were stolen from […]