No time to dwell

USF coaches and players aren’t dwelling on Thursday’s loss. The only thing they’re dwelling on is talking about Thursday’s loss. “The only tough thing is talking about Cincinnati (to the media) on a Tuesday,” said coach Jim Leavitt of the 34-17 loss to the Bearcats. “You want to move on. […]

Fasting fashion one dress at a time

This month, five USF students, four current and one former, are fasting their fashion. The females wear the same dress – from dawn until dusk – everyday for a month. It’s called the October Dress Project. Senior fine arts major Jessica Luttrull started the group with four of her friends. […]

USF won’t hold back on fundraising

Economic clout left USF wondering if it should continue a massive fundraising campaign that began nearly four years ago. Tuesday night showed the University’s decision: move forward. The “USF: Unstoppable Campaign” hopes to raise $600 million to fund the University’s academic enhancements, capital, faculty, scholarships, and miscellaneous budgets, according to […]

Foundation honors 4 female journalists

NEW YORK – Four newswomen from Belarus, Cameroon, Iran and Israel who have kept working in the face of intimidation, threats and attacks were honored Tuesday by an international media group. Agnes Taile of Cameroon, who was beaten and left for dead for her work at a radio station; Iryna […]

St. Petersburg mayoral election has become a joke

Another candidate in the race for mayor of St. Petersburg has stirred up controversy. Democrat Kathleen Ford is accused of making a potentially racist comment on a shock jock radio show. Her opponent, Republican Bill Foster, has been criticized for his creationist beliefs and linking the theory of evolution to […]

Jedis and vampires on campus

Role-playing isn’t only for video games. Students at USF are participating in Live Action Role-Playing (LARPing), where they get the chance to live a different life – if only for a little while. LARPing is one, more physically engaging, form of role-playing games, most often known from the paper and […]

Teen let off too easy for fatal hit-and-run

Melissa Sjostrom, a 33-year old homeless woman, was struck by a vehicle going 50 mph near Hyde Park Avenue in Tampa that knocked her out of her shoes and sent her flying 100 feet on Feb. 8, according to police reports. According to witnesses, the driver paused momentarily and sped […]

Improvements taking shape

Upcoming improvements to the “outdated” athletic fields on campus may help USF recruit more student athletes, said Executive Associate Athletic Director Bill McGillis. The $24 million construction project, “USF Athletic Facilities Project, 579,” will include improvements and new facilities for basketball, baseball, softball, football and intramural sports, according to a […]

Pacific Hurricane Rick weakens, blamed in deaths

LOS CABOS, Mexico – Hurricane Rick was more than a day away from the resorts of Baja California on Monday but the 13-foot waves it kicked up already killed two people in Los Cabos, which lies almost directly in the Category 1 storm’s forecast path. “We have established patrols on […]

University receives stimulus funds for disorders research

One University department is receiving a large amount of federal dollars. In fact, it’s the largest amount the Department of Mental Health Law and Policy (MHLP) has received from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), said USF professor Roger Peters, the chair of MHLP. The MHLP in the College […]