Lockwood joins the Twins, won’t attend USF

USF signee Nick Lockwood signed a major league contract with the Minnesota Twins on Monday, opting to forego his college career. Lockwood, selected by the Twins in the ninth round, was the first of seven Bulls taken in the 2009 MLB draft. “The Minnesota Twins showed a lot of interest,” […]

Iran should hold new, more transparent elections

The swearing in for the second term of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been confirmed and is scheduled to occur sometime between the end of July and mid-August. Despite the tremendous amount of opposition, government officials maintain that the June 12 election was not rigged. However, given the questionable nature […]

Green tea substance may help fight cancer

Researchers from Italy and the Moffitt Cancer Center are testing the properties of green tea in the prevention and fight against prostate cancer. According to the researchers, the substance Polyphenon E found in the tea may be able to stop the progression of prostate cancer and prevent it as well. […]

Entrepreneurship program helpful in economic decline

Despite the struggling economy, it seems that more students are deciding to take a risk and start their own businesses. USF’s Center for Entrepreneurship is attracting more students to study at the program, which was ranked fifth in the nation by the Princeton Review last year.  Since the master’s program […]

Adviser advocated for her students

Friends called Academic Adviser Artia Small the “counsel,” because she readily listened to their concerns and provided feedback. To students, she was the lawyer who fought for them when their status in the College of Education was under review. To former Student Body President Tyvi Small, she was simply his […]

College applications on the rise at USF

Across the nation, high school seniors have become more decisive when it comes to college applications. More students are choosing to apply to college during the early decision period — meaning they apply early and commit to attend the institution if accepted — despite the economic downturn, according to a […]

An ‘Angel’ among students

Biology major Abigail Wold loves shoes. High heels and wedges are her favorites. She loves shoes so much that she has special prosthetics with adjustable feet so she can wear heels up to two inches. “I love wearing heels,” she said. “My doctors don’t like it when I wear heels […]

Higher tuition rates might make Florida competitive

Florida public universities’ low tuition rates seem to be catching up with them as state funding drops and universities scramble to make ends meet while attempting to focus on increasing national recognition. At less than $4,000 for 30 credit hours, universities in Florida have some of the lowest tuitions in […]

Cars, country clubs among leaders’ perks

A dearth of state tax revenue is prompting budget cuts at Florida public universities, but some of the money trickling out of USF’s thinning coffers pays several administrators up to $650 per month for a car allowance. The University’s fundraising arm, the USF Foundation, also pays for a handful of […]

Assessing alcohol use, abuse continues statewide

Alcohol use on campus has generated an array of debates, concerns and policy changes this semester. From the serving restrictions at Beef ‘O’ Brady’s to the Alcohol Task Force, alcohol-related issues do not seem to be nearing an end.  In a recent survey by USF Student Health Services (SHS), 8,000 […]