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New academic logo makes its on-campus debut

USF’s new academic logo can be spotted on campus on banners hanging from light posts. But the changes will not stop there. By Jesse Stokes E D I T O R

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After weeks of opinions from students, faculty and alumni on the new USF academic logo, the updated Bull can now officially be seen in areas on and around campus. Sitting at the intersection of Holly Dr. and Maple Dr., across from Greek Village, is one example of where the new light pole banners can be seen. According to Joe Hice, the university’s chief marketing officer, these new banners will take place of all of the old ones, including down Fowler Ave., but are just one step toward fully rolling out the new logo. “(The light pole banners) will be the first element and

System President Judy Genshaft announced the new academic logo at her annual fall address last month. ORACLE PHOTO/JESSE STOKES then on Friday, you will start to see some interior banners going up at the Marshall

Student Center and in various places around campus,” Hice said.

According to Hice, the 378 banners for 189 light poles on and around campus will be up

battered the region for hours. Michael and its 155 mph winds is the strongest hurricane on record to strike the area and has killed at least one man after a tree crashed into his home, police said.

The Tampa Bay area was mostly spared by the storm, though winds picked up to over 45 mph in some places, such as at the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, according to the National Weather Service.

Though minor damage could be seen around campus — including downed trees at The Claw, USF’s golf course — the storm potentially left its biggest impact on the university through its students and alumni whose

for two years and cost $26,974. He added that the new logo will also be seen elsewhere around campus, including through a new “signature system,” for things like letterheads and brochures, across all three campuses — Tampa, St. Pete and SarasotaManatee — by Oct. 14. It is not all physical changes, however, Hice also said that the USF website will soon be updated as well. “The other thing that is going to start changing next week is the university website,” Hice said. “The home page and a number of the pages will go with the new design for the logo and that is going to be

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USF community impacted by Hurricane Michael homes were in its path. Of those effected was 21-yearold alumnus Brad Mostowski, who graduated from USF last semester. He now studies at FSU

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introduced over a period of time. There are a lot of pages (on the website), it just takes time to make the changes.” Hice said he thinks the new brand will make the university more noticeable to prospective new students and donors. “One of the things that we found when we did our focus groups with students, was that they all commented that when they were going through their selection process, they saw literally a sea of initials … but they said that if they would have seen the bull, they would have stopped and paid more attention to our university because it is different,” Hice said. It is that difference and that attitude that we are trying to do everything

the lime green and brighter yellow, called “Horizon,” will make the brand of the university stand out more and will also avoid issues with the traditional gold color looking tan when it is printed. He said because the intended gold color can often become diluted, it is likely that it will be reserved for official documents, like diplomas. Hice said that the university should not be afraid of change and that ambition is important to consider. “We are the Bulls,” Hice said. “There is no question in anyone’s mind that we are the Bulls and we will continue to be the USF Bulls. I think it is a good way to demonstrate that we continually look toward the future, but still make changes without breaking that tradition. It is that theme, ‘ambition over tradition.’”

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that we can to really make it stand out. It is more effective when it comes to attracting students.” Hice said he and the university’s marketing team hope the new look will attract donors through outlets such as The Chronicle of Higher Education and Florida Trend Magazine, but that will not happen until after the new year. Hice said the addition of

Hice said that tradition is important, but it will be looking to the future that is key for USF’s development moving forward. “We care about our tradition, but we are more focused on the future than our peers out there and we want all of the students that interested to know that,” Hice said.

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MSNBC’s Katy Tur to host her live show from campus tomorrow

Katy Tur traveled the nation while covering now President Donald Trump’s campaign. SPECIAL TO THE ORACLE

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MSNBC Anchor Katy Tur will visit campus Friday to host a live show as a part of her “Battleground College Tour.” Tur will be talking with student panelists at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. about midterm elections, the importance of voting and issues that affect college students. It will be broadcast in front of the Marshall Student Center (MSC). In the past, Tur was an NBC correspondent in London, worked at News12 Brooklyn and for the Weather Channel. Tur has visited multiple college campuses throughout her tour including Purdue, University of Nevada Reno (UNR) and UCLA. When Tur was at UNR, she asked what motivates students to vote and what issues students see as important. “We love to get the pulse of what’s

happening on college campuses and what’s going to get you guys out to vote,” Tur said. Recently gaining notoriety through her coverage of now President Donald Trump’s campaign, Tur has frequently been on the receiving end of “fake news” insults from the president. Tur wrote a memoir, Unbelievable, describing her experience of what she called the craziest campaign in American history. According to The New York Times, Trump has called her a “thirdrate reporter” and “incompetent.” He also frequently nicknamed her “Little Katy.” At one rally, Tur had to be escorted out by the Secret Service after Trump made jabs at her, calling her a liar. “The point isn’t whether or not Trump is specifically interested in hurting me or any other journalist,” Tur wrote in her memoir. “It’s that his comments put us in danger.”

Tur was also tasked with relaying to Trump that NBC possessed the now infamous Access Hollywood tape. “Journalists who cover Trump without being in the room will sometimes say that Trump’s crowd isn’t with him. But I can tell you, the crowd loves it,” Tur wrote in her memoir. “There is no rush for the exits, no howl of disgust.” Some of the guests Tur has had on her past College Battleground Tour shows have included the leaders of political student organizations, editors of the school newspaper and professors of political science. In an email to The Oracle, an MSNBC producer said that members of the USF community are encouraged to come to the MSC and be a part of the live audience and in order to do so, should arrive no later than 1:30 p.m.


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as a graduate student, where he and his apartment were partially in the path of Michael. “I got out of there as soon as I saw it was going to be greater than a Category 2,” he said. “I took the most expensive stuff in my apartment and shoved it in my car and started driving.” Mostowski says his apartment survived the storm just fine. Sydney Hopp, a USF student, wasn’t as fortunate. Her dad and sister live in Panama City Beach, which took a direct hit from Michael. She says a friend told her the storm destroyed her entire roof, effectively ruining almost everything in her family’s onestory home. “Our house is still standing at least,” Hopp said. “It’s terrible. So many buildings are gone. I saw so many videos of buildings I knew just being ripped away.” Hopp said her dad and 14-yearold sister evacuated to Sarasota on Tuesday, where she then met them. Her mom, however, elected to weather the storm in her separate apartment. Left powerless and with little cell signal, Hopp says contact with her mother has been few

mother survived the storm unscathed, her apartment still in tact. While her home isn’t what it used to be, Hopp said she’s thankful her dad made the decision to evacuate it. She said it was a last-minute decision he made after he saw the storm beginning to become more powerful. Unlike Hurricane Irma, which struck Florida last September and closed USF for six days, Michael intensified in its final hours before making landfall, jumping from a Category 2 to a Category 4 in less than a day. Though Irma left a larger impact than Michael did on the Tampa Bay area and USF’s campus, it ultimately weakened from a Category 5 to a Category 1 storm as it made landfall in South Florida. Mostowski said fellow students of his at FSU did the same as Hopp’s family. One student, he said, booked a flight home to North Carolina just minutes after FSU announced Monday it would cancel class for the rest of the week. “We were all looking to scram out of there,” he said. In all, the full extent of the damage and other casualties from

We were all looking to scram out of there.

Brad Mostowski, alumnus and far between. So much so, she says her mother, at one point, turned her phone off during the storm to conserve her phone battery. Without telling Hopp. “I kept calling and calling her, but she wouldn’t answer,” Hopp said. “I was afraid of what could’ve happened. You see all these videos and I knew she lived on the top floor of her apartment complex.” In the end, Hopp said her

Michael still remain uncertain. What is certain, though, is that Hopp’s hometown will not be the same for some time, she says. “I can only imagine how long it’ll be until my sister can go back to school,” Hopp said. “My parents don’t want me to go home so soon and see the damage. They know it’ll make me upset. “But I need to go home.”

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Results from the on-campus stadium referendum vote expected today

Students voted on whether or not they support a $6-$9 per credit hour fee to fund an on-campus stadium. ORACLE FILE PHOTO By Maria Ranoni N E W S

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Student Government (SG) midterm voting came to an end yesterday and the results are expected to be announced today. SG Supervisor of Elections Sebastian Leon told The Oracle in an email that vote counts were not finalized last night due to technical difficulties, but they will be announced this morning. Arguably the most popular item on the ballot was the on-campus stadium referendum which asked students whether they were for or against paying a $6 to $9 per-credit-hour fee to help finance the stadium. However, even if students

vote in favor, it will not automatically begin the process of adding an extra student fee. The goal of the referendum is to gather student feedback, which SG will then use to pitch the fee to the Board of Trustees (BOT). SG Sen. Yusuf Fattah said in an interview with The Oracle last week that if voters do give a “stamp of approval,” SG will start the process of attempting to add the fee. “We’re going to have everything on our side logistically done and then we can go to the BOT and (Board of Governors) BOG,” Fattah said. “We can go to everyone we need to in order to get that fee approved because at the

end of the day, we’re not going to charge students this money if we don’t have a concrete plan.” If a fee is approved by BOT, it must then go to the BOG and then it eventually must be approved or denied by the Florida governor. Aside from this referendum, students voted on a new batch of senators to represent their colleges. Students were able to utilize the voting system that debuted last semester, Voatz, which allows them to vote using a QR code that was emailed to them prior to elections. Students could vote either in-person or online.


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best possible player I can be,” Nasello said. “She’s one of my close friends on the team and she’s always giving me advice before the game when the nerves are high. She’s been there, she’s done it and she knows what it’s like.” Former Bull to represent national soccer team in Tampa The U.S. Men’s National Team will take on Colombia in a friendly at Raymond James Stadium on Thursday. Last week, New York City FC defender Ben Sweat received his first-ever international callup from the Men’s National Team to play for the U.S. Sweat is originally from the Tampa Bay Area and went to

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USF. He played four years for the Bulls and holds the record for games played. Sweat already made his return to Tampa in training sessions at Corbett Stadium, where he played in college for four seasons. This return, however, will be a little different as his team represents the U.S. at the highest level of international play. “I am extremely honored and blessed to have received this opportunity,” Sweat said in a Tweet. “It has always been on my list of goals in my career and I couldn’t be any more grateful and excited to wear the crest of the @ussoccer_ mnt and represent this entire country.” USF men’s soccer returns to Corbett Stadium on Friday

After a 1-1 tie against SMU that went through double overtime, the USF men’s soccer team will return to play at home against Temple on Friday at 7 p.m. All three of the Bulls’ conference matches have gone into double overtime and the same could happen this week against a team that has three ties this season. Temple (4-5-3, 1-1-1) and USF (4-5-2, 1-0-2) are both competitive in the AAC standings with just four remaining conference games on their schedules. Six teams are all within one win of each other to claim the top of the group. UConn (7-2-1, 2-0-1) and UCF (8-2-1, 2-1) are both ahead of USF, though only by a narrow margin.


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#HimToo and #MeToo should not compete

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The rise of the #MeToo movement revolutionized the conversation around sexual assault. It changed the way people perceived sexual harassment and its pervasiveness for women and it inspired people to come forward with their stories. #MeToo cried out for every victim and threatened every perpetrator: we are silent no more. But #MeToo sparked another conversation. What happens to the accused, especially if the new standard is to always believe victims? The reaction movement, #HimToo, pushes for fair treatment of those accused of sexual assault. While the #HimToo and #MeToo movements might seem contradictory to each other, they are not and they should not be. Believing victims and the presumption of innocence must not be allowed to compete with each other. #HimToo faces one key problem — it overemphasizes the occurrence of false accusations in its messaging. According to a 2010 study on the prevalence of false allegations, it is estimated that as little as two percent and as much as 10 percent of all rape accusations stem from crimes that neither occurred or were attempted. But #HimToo hits the nail

on the head when it says that we should be treating accusers and the accused fairly with respect to their rights. There are systemic problems with the way that we handle sexual assault, especially on college campuses. Title IX famously follows the “preponderance of evidence” legal standard meaning which side is more convincing as opposed to which side has more evidence and can prove “beyond a reasonable doubt.” For something as damaging as a rape accusation, one would hope for a higher standard. #MeToo deals in changing the culture around victims of sexual harassment and assault. The National Sexual Violence Center reports that one in five women in the U.S. will be raped in her lifetime. 63 percent of rapes will go unreported to police. #MeToo empowered women to come forward. It also shed light on things women do because sexual violence is assumed: avoiding renting first-floor apartments, carrying mace, keeping doors and windows locked, not taking runs at night. #MeToo faces the risk of letting the movement get away from itself. The environment around reporting sexual violence needed to change but we can’t allow it to override due process for the accused. In June of 2016 Thomas

Klocke, a student at the University of Texas-Arlington, killed himself following an accusation of sexual harassment. His accuser claimed that Klocke had made derogatory terms regarding his sexuality. Without a hearing, Klocke was suspended from attending classes with his accuser and at the time said his reputation and academic future had been destroyed. The only witness to the harassment could not corroborate either story. As a society, we need to take the positives from both movements and take steps against the bad. We can support women and protect due process. We have to listen to victims, without asking what they did to bring the crime onto themselves. After all, we don’t ask victims of theft why they carried a purse. But we also have to protect the rights of the accused. We have to listen to their defenses and seek evidence independent of whose story it reaffirms. #HimToo and #MeToo should support the same goal: justice.

Aida Vazquez-Soto is a senior majoring in political science.

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What you said Multimedia Editor Chaveli Guzman asked students what they think about the light pole banners with the new academic logo that has been implemented on and around campus.

“It’s OK. The font is a little funky.” — Megan Tilley, a second year doctoral student in the audiology department.

“I like it. It looks a little more modern.” ­— Alexa Simpson, a freshman majoring in health sciences.

“I like that it’s simplistic. However, I think it loses the essence of what a USF logo should be, but I like the modern twist.” — Jonathan Pearson, a freshman majoring in premechanical engineering. “I like it. It’s bright and engaging.” — Francisca Frias, a freshman majoring in communication sciences and disorders.


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Viens closes in on USF women’s soccer history

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Junior Evelyne Viens scored just once in No. 24 USF’s victory against ECU on Sunday. Her lone goal, however, puts her on pace to score the most goals in program history. She’s currently tied with Siri Nordby, who set the record with 41 career goals in 2000 after a four-year career. Viens is also on track to break USF’s singleseason goal record, which she tied at 16 her freshman season. This season, Viens has 13 goals in 10 games, which leads the nation with 1.3 goals per game. USF still has five games left on its schedule. “Everyone knows who [Viens] is, she’s always marked in our games,” freshman Sydny Nasello said.

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own with four assists. For those wondering, Evelyne Viens is ranked No. 6 on TopDrawerSoccer.com’s National Women’s Top-100 list. Memphis’ highest-ranked player on the same list is defender Olivia Gauthier at No. 45. Though she’s just a freshman, Nasello knows this weekend is important for the Bulls. “I think this is going to be our toughest weekend on the road,” Nasello said. “There’s no days off, you’ve got to keep working… everybody’s mentality has to be there.” Playing on the road can seem like a disadvantage to some coaches and players, but for USF, the team trips give players and coaches a chance to get away from the seemingly monotonous schedule of school,

Junior Evelyne Viens is just four goals away from breaking USF’s single season scoring record of 16 goals, which she tied her freshman season. ORACLE PHOTO/SAM NEWLON

But this season, Viens has stepped up as a leader on the team as well. “[Viens] is really hard on

me, but she always tells me that she wants me to be the

work and practice. For USF coaches, the road trips are a chance to focus on planning and strategy. “There’s absolutely no distractions,” Schilte-Brown said. “It’s total focus on what you have to get done, so that’s great…It’s a break from the grind of being home.” Schilte-Brown added that she enjoys the fun of being on the road. She and her team get to eat at different restaurants. Nasello echoed her coach about how fun the trips are, but noted that the shared travel brings the team closer together. “It’s team bonding,” she said. “We think that team chemistry off the field translates to team chemistry on the field.” This weekend, the Bulls will have to be on the top of their game to trump the conference-leading Tigers. The results of this weekend could

help the Bulls break away from the pack of regular season hopefuls. “It’s so competitive within the group that everybody is looking at how crowded it is and I think we’re all thinking the same thing,” SchilteBrown said. Winning the regular season would give the Bulls the opportunity to host their first conference tournament. Home-field advantage is always desirable, but USF is undefeated at home this season. Hosting the AAC tournament is a goal for the Bulls and this weekend could be a strong indicator of how likely they are to run away with the regular season title. “I think it makes it easier to play in front of our own fans on our own field,” Nasello said. “I don’t think our level drops if we play away, but I definitely think it’s harder when you have a bunch of fans screaming for the other team.”

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game and I was extremely happy to see them so happy for me. Especially not playing last year and my teammates have been applauding me and stuff like that and it’s been a great feeling.” Cronkrite has rushed for 606 yards through five games and is ranked sixth in the FBS among qualifying ball carriers with 8.8 yards per attempt. The Bulls bring a balanced offensive attack to Tulsa. They are ranked 32nd in rushing yards per game(213.4 yards), are 31st through the air (274 yards) and average 37.2 points per game this season. The Golden Hurricane are on a four-game losing streak, with their lone victory coming in the season opener Sept. 1 against Central Arkansas. Running backs Cronkrite and Johnny Ford scored five combined touchdowns against UMass and will look to take advantage of a Tulsa defense that gives up an average 207 rushing yards per game. The Golden Hurricane are ranked 110th in FBS against the run, but are formidable as a defensive unit against the pass, ranked 14th nationally. Bulls’ quarterback Blake Barnett, coming off a 17-24, 209 yard and one touchdown performance, will try to exploit the Tulsa defense the way Houston quarterback D’Eriq King was able to last weekend. King threw for three touchdowns and ran for two more against the Tulsa defense. “Our whole thing with offense is you’ve got to have a rhythm, you want to move the ball, you want to get the first downs and you want to end up getting big plays with touchdowns,” coach Charlie Strong said in a press conference Monday. The Golden Hurricane defense allows an average of 31

points per game. USF will need to limit penalties against Tulsa if it wants to stay undefeated. Last week the Bulls were penalized 11 times for 100 yards. “You’re always first-and-10 then all of a sudden it’s firstand-20 because you get a holding call or you get a big run and it’s first down then you have to tack on the yards to come back and it ends up being first-and-14 because some type of penalty, “ Strong said. The Bulls’ defense will look to get on track after giving up 42 points against the Minutemen. Tulsa benched quarterback Luke Skipper in favor of freshman Seth Boomer last week against Houston. Boomer struggled, completing only 42 percent of his passes while being sacked four times. The Bulls’ defense is ranked 14th in the country with 16 sacks on the year. In a season that has had dismal results thus far, the bright spot for the Tulsa offense has been running back Corey Taylor III. Taylor has carried the load for the Golden Hurricane backfield rushing for four touchdowns and 411 yards on the season with 152 coming against Houston. Tulsa has an experienced offensive line and a running game that averages 207 yards per game. “The strength of their offense is their offensive line,” Strong said. “You look at the center, the guard and the tackle, all three of those are three-year starters. They’re similar to us, they have running backs that can play.” Strong believes the game could come down to which team wins the battle in the trenches. “We know it’s going to be a physical game,” he said. “We are going to have to win it at the line of scrimmage.”


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No. 24 USF travels to AAC foes Tulsa, Memphis in extended road trip

For No. 24 USF women’s soccer, almost every road trip is a mix of business and fun — almost. The Bulls (8-2, 3-1) loaded up on a bus at 6 a.m. Wednesday morning to make this weekend’s road trip that features Tulsa (6-7, 2-2) on Thursday and Memphis (12-1, 4-0) on Sunday. Those teams and the Bulls are all within two games of leading the AAC. This trip, according to coach Denise Schilte-Brown, will probably be a little more business than fun. “I think the Tulsa-Memphis trip is the most challenging trip,” she said. “There’s so much distance between them and they’re both very competitive teams.” On paper, No. 18 Memphis looks like the more challenging opponent. The Tigers are tied for third in the nation in total goals scored with 37. Their nearly-perfect record and

conference-leading 28 assists might intimidate most opponents. The Tigers have recorded 10 shutouts this season — USF has just four. Despite Memphis’ loaded stat sheet, Schilte-Brown isn’t going to overlook Thursday night’s match against Tulsa. “You can’t go into Tulsa thinking about Memphis at all or you will for sure lose,” she said. “We’d be making a huge mistake to overlook Tulsa. They have a really good freshman, I think she’s on the ‘Top Freshman in the Country’ list.” Tulsa’s Mia Darden is ranked No. 100 on TopDrawerSoccer.com’s Top-100 Freshman Women list. Darden plays forward for the Golden Hurricane and has seven goals and two assists this season. The Bulls have their own highlyranked freshman, however. Forward Sydny Nasello is ranked No. 73 on the same list. She has three goals of her

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Cronkrite, Bulls gearing up for trip to Tulsa By Steven Gerardy

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Blake Barnett (left) and Jordan Cronkrite (standing, middle-left) have been cornerstones for USF’s offense this season. ORACLE PHOTOS/SAM NEWLON

No. 23 USF (5-0, 1-0) will travel to Tulsa (1-4, 0-2) this week looking to tally its second conference victory against the Golden Hurricane on Friday evening at Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium. The Bulls won in thrilling fashion last Saturday at UMass 58-42 in a game that featured seven USF touchdowns. Three of the scores came from running back

Jordan Cronkrite, who scored on runs of 77, 76 and 30 yards and set USF and AAC conference records with 302 yards rushing. Though some fans might be looking for Cronkrite to replicate his performance from last weekend against Tulsa, the 302-yard rusher just wants to get another conference win. “It’s a short turnaround, I don’t think we’ve had a Friday game all year,” Cronkrite said.

“Adjustments have been going well, we have a good game plan for Tulsa.” Cronkrite has had a weekend of stardom in college football, but he was most excited he got to share his record night with his family. “I’ve had a lot of people congratulating me, a lot of my family, they’re extremely proud of me,” Cronkrite said Tuesday. “Both my parents went up to the

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