Student fees increase inches closer to approval

A proposal to increase student fees by a combined 5 percent needs one more set of eyes before it’s implemented in the 2010-11 academic year. USF’s Board of Trustees (BOT) plans to make its final decision in December on whether the increase is appropriate, said Harold Bower, chief financial officer […]

H1N1 vaccine deemed safe

University officials say the nasal mist form of the H1N1 Influenza – also known as swine flu – vaccine is safe, though the body is taking in a “live” form of the virus. “It’s absolutely safe,” said Dr. Egilda Terenzi, medical director of Student Health Services (SHS). The swine flu […]

Haunted Halloween event

Red curtains scale the walls of the massive and historic theatre with dark wood and theatrical fixtures. The grand chandelier in the foyer creates an unusual ambiance. This eerie social club is the Centro Asturiano de Tampa, allegedly one of the most haunted buildings in the Tampa Bay area. The […]

Calif. town rattled by gang rape case

RICHMOND, Calif. – The gang rape and beating of a 15-year-old girl on school grounds after her homecoming dance was horrific enough. But even more shocking, police say, was that up to 20 people watched and did nothing to stop it. The attack over the weekend rattled this crime-ridden city […]

Daniels, offense battle adversity

Quarterbacks are praised when their team wins, but they take a lot of heat when their team loses. Coming off two consecutive losses in the Big East, no one realizes that more than USF redshirt freshman quarterback B.J. Daniels. “Right now, it’s sitting on me,” he said. “We – me […]

Crist should not give up on restoring rights to former felons

In 2007, Gov. Charlie Crist wanted to overhaul the process for restoring civil rights to convicted felons. These included serving on juries, running for political office, obtaining an occupational license and most importantly voting. At the time, Crist’s office estimated that 515,000 former felons were eligible. According to the Orlando […]

Crist should admit he is avoiding the president

It was no surprise Gov. Charlie Crist did not attend President Barack Obama’s Jacksonville, Fla., appearance on Monday. Crist, a Republican, is trying to distance himself from the Democratic president, but what’s alarming is that he claimed he did not know Obama was in the state. “Where was he?” Crist […]

USF stays hot, beats FAMU

USF is staying with the offense. Three Bulls reached double-digit kills and attacked at over .300 for the third-straight match as the offense continued its hot streak in a 3-1 victory over Florida A&M on Tuesday night in the Sun Dome Corral. “I’m just really proud of the offensive consistency,” […]

Invisibility envisioned

She wants people to see the “invisible children.” Lucia Camperlengo, a senior majoring in biomedical sciences, contacted the international nonprofit organization Invisible Children, Inc., located in California, for her Honors College thesis focusing on global activism at USF. The organization, which raises awareness about the lives affected by the war […]

Crist says he didn’t know Obama was in Florida

TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Charlie Crist is a busy man, trying to do his job as Florida’s chief executive and run for a U.S. Senate seat at the same time. But it surprised Tallahassee reporters when the governor said he didn’t know President Barack Obama was in the state Monday to […]