Student strove to set example for sons

Some nights, 4-year-old Alejandro Solis would sit with his coloring book, his mother said, carefully drawing in it while watching his father study for his business classes, miming Alejandro “Alex” Solis’ movements. Now, young Alejandro, known as “Baby Alex” to family and friends, colors alone, but he doesn’t fully understand […]

Campus Crime – 10/22/2008

A USF student was arrested early Tuesday morning on felony charges of trespassing inside the Magnolia construction site, University Police said. Police said the student, Taro Ito, said he had entered the area to stargaze. As he was leaving, he got caught on a wooden plank under the door and […]

Obama wins student straw poll

If it were up to USF students, Barack Obama would be the next president of the United States, according to a straw poll taken Monday. In January’s primary straw poll, students chose Obama as their Democratic candidate and Ron Paul as their Republican candidate. Of the 2,037 who voted Monday, […]

Students face potential poker problems

The threat of a gambling addiction isn’t confined to casino hoppers in Sin City. A new study reports that Florida college students are twice as likely to be at risk for gambling problems as adults in the state. The study — conducted by the Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling (FCCG) […]

Straw poll aims to determine student opinion

USA Today, FOX News and CNN all have their own polls to track national public opinion. Today, USF will join the ranks with its own straw poll to survey how students plan on voting. The poll, which is sponsored by Pi Sigma Alpha — a political science honor society — […]

USF offers ‘Hope’ to people with eating disorders

To battle eating disorders, USF will offer free help to individuals with anorexia, bulimia or binge-eating problems. The USF Hope House for Eating Disorders provides free support groups, therapy and classes for those with eating disorders and their families. About 29,000 women and 10,000 men have eating disorders in Pinellas, […]

Picture of the Day: High-topped USF pride

USF Director of Catering Services Nonie Slaughter presented President Judy Genshaft with her own pair of green-and-gold Converse Sneakers on Friday. Slaughter, a seven-year Bulls Club member, had her shoes custom-made last fall. After Genshaft saw them at a football game, Slaughter said the president wanted to have her own […]

Green market creates more jobs

Growing national concern for the environment has caused a boom in the U.S. job market that some say hasn’t been seen since the Industrial Revolution almost a century ago. By 2030, the number of environment-related jobs is expected to reach 40 million because of the creation of energy-efficient industries, reported […]

Students sound off on debate

Clustered in different places throughout the University such as Beef O’ Brady’s and Maple Hall, students gathered to watch the last presidential debate of the election season between Republican candidate Sen. John McCain and Democratic candidate Sen. Barack Obama, televised from Hofstra University in Long Island, N.Y. Two notable issues […]

International award puts USF in ‘good company’

Though USF lost more than a dozen professors since spring, one of its professors has earned an award that some think helps plug the Florida education system’s “brain drain.” English professor Pat Rogers — who has taught at USF for 22 years and got his doctorate from Cambridge University — […]