OPINION

Dont call Palin or Bachmann feminist

As the GOP presidential primary draws near, the media has set its sights on two conservative women – confirmed candidate Michele Bachmann and possible runner former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. These news outlets have analyzed both political figures from seemingly every angle, with such wildly contrasting classifications as strong, crazy, […]

University should not allow cohabitation

When news broke last month that USF planned to change its housing policy, much of the attention was focused on changes meant to help transgender students. However another issue that was eclipsed by the gender neutrality controversy could make just as many waves in the near future. Starting in the […]

No need for North Tampa branding now

By now, many students have noticed the Bulls flags branding USF’s campus and the ongoing Leroy Collins Boulevard construction, but may be unaware that they represent part of a larger goal. USF has joined the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Busch Gardens and University Community Hospital to form the Tampa […]

Egyptian uprising is not quite a revolution

Months have passed since the eventual fall of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, but little has progressed in the Arab world’s most populous country. The popular view among the public is that the Egyptians have successfully achieved a revolution. Though some Egyptians have even accepted this view, it is far […]

America needs a new space race

The final space shuttle launch at the Kennedy Space Center earlier this month signified the end of an era, and for many Americans, that last flight carried the same bitter disappointment of a child giving up dreams of becoming an astronaut. The pragmatic Obama administration scrapped most of the grandiose […]

News of the World should serve as cautionary example

The News of the World, Britain’s best-selling Sunday tabloid according to the Guardian, printed its final copy July 10 after reports of corruption, bad business and illegal activity forever smeared the paper with a reputation for unethical and criminal reporting. In 2006, reporters from the self-professed “world’s greatest paper” were […]

Gender-neutral housing should not cause alarm

On July 7, USF became the first college in the state to allow students to identify themselves as male, female or “transitioning” when applying for on-campus housing. The move, which will allow eight to 10 students of any gender to room together in spring 2012, according to The St. Petersburg […]

Despite higher costs, Netflix is still a good deal

On Tuesday, online video streaming website Netflix announced that it will change the current plans offered to subscriber by Sept. 1, inciting backlash from consumers. According to their website, Netflix will now offer three plans – unlimited video streaming, unlimited DVD rental and a combination of both. Their combined plan, […]

MCAT and LSAT tutoring services are worth the cost

When it comes to planning one’s future, many will go to any extent to achieve their goals. For students, post-graduation aspirations such as law school or medical school come with high expectations on the LSAT (Law School Admission Test) or MCAT (Medical College Admission Test). In fact, test scores are […]

US plan to cut Pakistan military aid is appropriate

News broke last weekend that President Barack Obama plans to cut foreign aid to Pakistan by $800 million – money that would be used to reimburse the country for military operations at the Afghan border, as well as help provide training and supplies for its military. U.S. relations with the […]