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Sexual Liberation on College Campuses… Even on USF’s Jesuit One.

An early November evening, a brimful Presentation theater had 500 eager USF students–ready for a show composed of lingerie, high heels, lipstick, profanity, orgasms, sex positions, and a little strip tease­­–for the yearly Fall tradition of the College Players’ Rocky Horror Picture Show Production. The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a controversial campus production due… Continue reading Sexual Liberation on College Campuses… Even on USF’s Jesuit One.

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Gunshots Disrupted a Bingo Night at Harvey’s Bingo Palace.

Instead of the victorious and cheerful sound of “bingo” being yelled, the sound of shots boomed throughout Harvey’s Bingo Palace Monday night, in Sacramento, when an armed robber, identified as Ted Jackson, 30, entered the building.   According to the arrest report, Jackson, entered the building and fired three shots as ordered people to get… Continue reading Gunshots Disrupted a Bingo Night at Harvey’s Bingo Palace.

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Becoming An Established Reporter

As the sun pushes the clouds apart and makes its daily strut out into Downtown Oakland, Kimberly Veklerov is beginning her day at the SF Chronicle writing stories on the East Bay, cops and crime, press conferences, and arraignments.   Veklerov aspires to be working on a beat story in the next five to ten… Continue reading Becoming An Established Reporter

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Banned Books Stay, Petition Leaves

Five of the seven board members of the city board declared during a press conference today that they “intend to vote against” a petition, during the board meeting next Monday, presented by the Concerned Parents Association to ban several books-including Laughing Boy by Oliver Lafarge and Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain- from the K-12 public… Continue reading Banned Books Stay, Petition Leaves

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USF:Change the Weight from Here

(Based on a FICTIONAL PRESS CONFERENCE CONDUCTED IN CLASS) USF undergraduate students, be prepared to lose twenty-five pounds by graduation with a new physical activity program that USF’s Director of Fitness and Physical Activity, Michael Koppy, is enforcing for all USF students. “Who’s ready to drop, give me ten, and follow me on a jog… Continue reading USF:Change the Weight from Here

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Midnight Fire

(Story created from bullet points in class) A cigarette sends a Castro valley home up in flames causing $150,000 in damages.   The house is located at 1789 Napa Street.   The homeowners, Barbara and Albert Lofton, were taken to Kaiser Hospital in San Leandro.   Kaiser Hospital says Barbara Lofton was treated and released. Albert… Continue reading Midnight Fire

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From Raging with Rockstars to Running USF’S Rare Book Room

Before being in USF’s library swimming in a sea of 17,000 volumes of special collections-like family letters, manuscripts, diaries, and first editions -John Hawk was following rockstars’ limousines, going to concerts, spending his time at the record store, and being an active member of the Ten Club (Pearl Jam’s fan club).   “I remember seeing… Continue reading From Raging with Rockstars to Running USF’S Rare Book Room