The Student Involvement Fair last Thursday had the University Center bustling with students inside and out. The bass-heavy notes of hip-hop music reverberating from the second floor plaza, the throngs of students flowing from floor to floor, and the rows of tables showcasing clubs of countless persuasions, all seemed to say, “try not to get involved, we dare you.” Continue reading Variety of campus clubs on display at student involvement fair
Conor McDermott Welch
The Dons continued their hot start to the 2014 campaign this weekend at the Mizuno Invitational at Long Beach State, which took place from Sept. 5-6. After winning the San Francisco Invitational with a win over Georgia last week, the Dons made it all the way to the final match before losing 3-1 to host Long Beach State.
In the tournament finale on Sept. 6, the Dons were prepared for the challenge and remained competitive. Though they lost the first two sets 25-19, 25-21, they responded with a gutsy 25-23 third-set victory. However, they ran out of gas in the fourth set, losing 25-13 and dropping the match 3-1. The loss was the Dons’ first of the season, bringing them to a record of 5-1, the best start for the team since 2005. Continue reading Volleyball: Dons go 2-1 in Long Beach, Off to Best Start in Nine Years
Unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed in daylight by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo. on August 9. In the days that followed, the tragedy evoked an onslaught of riots and protests within the Ferguson community and throughout the country. Many people viewed the incident as a manifestation of the racial inequalities prevalent in the United States today.
The USF community has been reacting to what happened in Ferguson through a series of different events. The Intercultural Center held a student-led discussion regarding police brutality on August 26. The event, titled “What Do You Talk About When You Talk About Ferguson,” intended to provide a space for students to gather and process their initial reactions after Michael Brown’s death and the events in Ferguson. Continue reading USF Community Reacts to Ferguson Shooting