OPINION: Pasco County schools must protect minors from profiling and privacy violations

The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) started an investigation into the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office and the county’s school district April 19 after the sheriff’s office was found tracking students through sensitive information and labeling minors as potential criminals. In a November 2020 investigation, the Tampa Bay Times uncovered that […]

OPINION: SG’s renewable energy resolution supports move toward a sustainability-focused university

The Student Government (SG) Senate passed a resolution March 23 that promises all three of USF’s campuses will achieve complete reliance on renewable energy by 2040. This move is nothing but a positive advancement for student and faculty life.  Proposed by USF’s chapter of Florida’s Public Interest Research Group, the […]

OPINION: ‘Cancel culture’ bill allows offensive speech, nonconsensual recordings at Florida universities

A bill passed by the Florida House of Representatives on March 18 by Republican Rep. Spencer Roach and Sen. Ray Rodrigues would attempt to protect college students from social ostracism, or “cancel culture.”  HB 233, which has now been sent to the Senate Appropriations Committee, hopes to protect students’ “intellectual […]