USF Boxing's Akira Chin takes a forceful swing at Syracuse boxer Tony Chao. Chin charged past Chao to win the championship for the men's 152-pound weight class. (Photo courtesy of Robert Azcarate-Bascherini)

USF Boxing Makes Solid Impression at USIBA Nationals

For the USF Boxing Team, last weekend was the culmination of blood, sweat, tears and a long year that started well before the Hilltop Cup X in October. Six boxers representing USF traveled to Miami, Florida for the Second Annual United States Intercollegiate Boxing Association (USIBA) Championships, which took place from April 3-5, and two returned as national champions. Akira Chin and Ian Peterson were both crowned individual champions, and altogether the fighters’ efforts demonstrated the strength of USF’s boxing program, as well as its head coach, Angelo Merino.

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The Top 5 things We’ve Learned from “How I Met Your Mother”

Since its premiere in 2005, “How I Met Your Mother” has brought on a huge fan base, ranging from young teens to middle-aged parents.  We’ve developed close bonds with the most eccentric group of friends—Ted Mosby, Barney Stinson, Marshall and Lilly Erikson, and Robin Scherbatsky—and can now probably create a detailed mental map of McLaren’s Pub.  As a die-hard HIMYM fan, I will truly miss tuning in every week to see the shenanigans that unfold leading up to how Ted finally meets the woman of his dreams.  Now that the nine season long series has finally come to a close, we can reflect on the great lessons “How I Met Your Mother” has taught us.

WARNING: Major spoilers ahead.

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Why The Ethos of the Digital Age Will Forever Contradict Governments’ Sovereignty

    In 1963, as U.S. Strategic Air Command finished a decade-long effort to replace its aging fleet of bombers with nuclear warhead-equipped Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs), a secret report was prepared for President Kennedy. It highlighted the importance of command and control in the event of nuclear war with the Soviets. The document detailed a range of potential nuclear exchange scenarios in which the President would be faced with “decision points” over the course of 24 hours.

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Human Rights Film Festival Sheds Light on Abductions

Staff writer Michelle Doyle visits Human Rights Film Festival to report on “Rosario” film

    Rosario Ibarra was in her forties when her son, Jesus Ibarra, a medical student, was abducted by the Mexican government after joining a guerilla group to fight for the dispossessed in 1975. This is the event that Ibarra says “gave birth” to her political career in Mexico.

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What’s Happening in April?

National Poetry Month

By: Madeline Vanden Branden

    Get your notebook, cup of black coffee and start writing – April is National Poetry Month! Poetry isn’t dead; it is alive and well on USF’s campus, and reverberates rythmically within the student body. Professer Dean Rader of USF’s English department, and a published poet himself, explains how poetry is relevant to USF students, and why he loves National Poetry Month:

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