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The 12th Annual USF Human Rights Film Festival

Change the World from the Big Screen

What’s a school devoted to social justice without a three day film festival dedicated to human rights?

USF will host its 12th Annual Human Rights Film Festival the first weekend of April, in effort to promote awareness and dialogue about global human rights abuses occurring around the world and in our own backyard.

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Frankensalmon: Fresh From the Lab to Your Plate

 

Cyrus Gill is a sophomore hospitality management and entrepreneurship and innovation major.

Cyrus Gill is a sophomore hospitality management and entrepreneurship and innovation major.

A swarm of hate mail is piling up at the laboratory of AquaBounty Technologies, who will soon unleash their Frankensalmon into the consumer marketplace. The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) is nearing their decision on whether or not to allow genetically modified AquAdvantage Salmon into US stores. According to Friends of the Earth Inc., a network consisting of international and domestic environmental and political organizations, “nearly 2 million people — including scientists, fishermen, business owners, and consumers have written to the FDA opposing the approval of genetically engineered salmon…” These individuals would rather not be the test subjects of AquaBounty’s experiment and I do not blame them.

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Cole Dickerson posted his ninth triple double of the season with 20 points and 10 rebounds in USF’s loss to BYU in the WCC semifinals. Photo Courtesy of Dons Athletics

Men’s Basketball: Dons Halted by Cougars, Still Earn NIT Berth

 The Dons’ quest for an NCAA Tournament bid came to a heartbreaking end on Monday, Mar. 10 as they dropped a 79-77 overtime decision to BYU in the semifinals of the West Coast Conference Tournament in Las Vegas, Nev. The loss was as disappointing as they come for the Dons, but the pain was eased considerably on Sunday when USF was named a No. 4 seed in the National Invitational Tournament (NIT).

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