Seven members of the Student Philanthropy Committee holding a red bow, which will be placed around campus during Generosity Week on buildings that were made possible through donations. From top left: Morten Tastum, Alexa Kristin Carbajal, Madeline Meininger, Natalie Gallo, bottom left: Sausha Gruca, Megan Kenny, Sascha Rosemond (Photo courtesy of David Carrillo)

To Give or Not to Give?

Student Philanthropy Committee puts on Generosity Week to highlight the importance of giving back to USF

USF seniors have been asked to donate to the “Senior Class Gift” by the University — some receiving soliciting letters or phone calls months before their graduation asking students to donate money back to the school. Some of these students have expressed frustration at being asked to give money to USF so soon, as they have either paid an expensive tuition or incurred debt. Despite the controversy, this year’s Senior Class Gift is currently at $8,621, with 128 donors contributing (30 more donors than in 2013). To educate students about the realities of donating to the university, the Student Philanthropy Committee (SPC) will be putting on Generosity Week, beginning Monday Feb. 24.

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R.I.P. Celebrities, but What About Drone Victims?

Bisma Shahbaz is a sophomore international studies major.

Bisma Shahbaz is a sophomore international studies major.

When it comes to news, our society’s values have changed, and journalists are keeping up with this shift. On any given day you can log onto Yahoo! News and find more news stories about the Kardashians and Justin Bieber than on foreign affairs. We know why Kanye West is only capable of loving himself, but many people do not know what drones are or how many civilians are dying daily in Syria.

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College Athletes Want To Get Paid for Doing What They Love

John Holton is a sophomore Media Studies major.

John Holton is a sophomore Media Studies major.

The issue of whether or not to pay college athletes is one that is much less glamorous than some other aspects of college sports, but also one that tends to get as much media coverage as some of the sports themselves. It has been a hotly contested topic for many years, and it seems like the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and those who support its unpaid athlete policy are losing more ground every year.

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Taylor Proctor drives to the basket against Santa Clara. Proctor led the Dons in scoring with 27 points in addition to three assists and three rebounds. (Photo Courtesy of Hamis Al Sharif/Foghorn)

Women’s Basketball: Dons Undone After Long Lead

The Dons lost by a single point after leading for nearly the entire of the game against the Santa Clara Broncos on Saturday, Feb. 15. at War Memorial Gym. San Francisco seemed to be in control of the contest throughout the first 39 minutes of the game, but a scoring drought allowed the Broncos to catch up and steal the win from the Dons.

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Hanoch Piven spoke to USF students on Feb. 4, and showed some of his collage portraits, including this one of Moses with matzo bread as his beard. (Photo Courtesy of Courtesy of PAULA BIRNBAUM)

“Hi, My Name is Hanoch Piven and I Play With Objects”

A portrait of a man with a banana peel for a nose, and another of a man with twigs as hair are one of the many collages that uses objects to portray people in the exhibit “The Whimsical World of Hanoch Piven.” The work of the Israeli artist famous for these caricatures is currently on display at the Jewish Community Center until April 30.

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