By San Francisco Foghorn
FogPodOct 12, 2023
Lone Mountain’s Haunted History
Ever felt a paranormal presence while trying to study in Lone Mountain? There may be a reason. To kick off the spooky season, listen to General Assignment Reporter Inés Ventura explore the Hilltop’s sinister beginnings with Janelle Frazier from the Archives Department of Gleeson Library. Produced by USFtv correspondent Preston Hayden.
Disability Awareness special with D’Vine Riley
In time for Disability Awareness Week, Opinion Editor Oliver River Satalich and general assignment reporter Jordan DelFiugo sit down with SDS Students of Color Representative, D'Vine Riley. D'Vine reflects on her experiences with student disability services at USF as someone with intersecting identities and explores the absence of intersectionality in disability awareness. Produced by USFtv corresponded Trista Ngo.
WHM: Astronomer Aparna Venkatesan and her relationship with the stars
How can space serve as an environmental and cultural resource for humanity? USF Professor Aparna Venkatesan, a cosmologist who has forged an incredible career among the stars, provides a new perspective on space in the Women’s History Month edition of the Fogpod. In honor of this special month, Managing Editor Nora Ward and reporter Jordan DelFiugo highlight Venkatesan’s career and accomplishments, gaining her insight on what it’s like to be a woman of color in STEM and how she stays grounded while researching huge concepts about our ever-expanding universe. Produced by USFtv correspondent Trista Ngo.
FogPod BHM Special: What it's Like Working at USF
What’s it like working at USF as a Black professional? How does staff build and engage with the community? This month, we explore these questions and more with two USF staff members. In this special episode, in celebration of Black History Month, join Foghorn News Editor Nia Ratliff and reporter Taleah Johnson as they sit down with CASA Advisor Amir Woods and Assistant Vice President of Student Engagement Lester Deanes to discuss their respective developments, career paths, insights from their time at USF, and where they find joy on-campus. Produced by USFtv correspondent Trista Ngo.
The Man, the Myth, the Legend: Father Fitz
Father Paul F. Fitzgerald is a figure larger than life on USF’s campus. But what is this elusive man really like behind the scenes? In this episode of the FogPod, Foghorn Chief of Copy Savannah Dewberry and Foghorn Scene Editor Jordan Premmer sit down with President Paul Fitzgerald and attempt to look into his past. What was he like in college? How did he become a priest? And does he really drive a Ferrari? Learn all this and more, on the FogPod.
The Foghorn's Guide to Midterms
Less than a week away from the 2022 midterms, email inboxes are flooding with political promises, supporters of propositions have taken over television commercials, and candidate signs are lining the streets. In this episode of the FogPod, Foghorn News Editor Megan Robertson sat down with USFVotes communications leads Emma Crameri and Kambria Williams to get a better understanding of what this all means. They discuss how to vote, what you will see on the ballot, and why voting matters now more than ever before. Produced by USFtv correspondent Hersh Singh.
Is it time to change USF's mascot? The Foghorn staff managed to do it in 1931 when they changed it from "Grey Fog" to Don Francisco. Ninety-one years later we're wondering, does the Don still represent us? Should a university that prides itself on its mission of social justice have a colonialist figure representing it? In the first 2022 episode of the FogPod, Zoe and Nora, editor in chief and managing editor, chat with President of the Culturally Focused Clubs Council Jada Commodore, and ASUSF Senate VP of Internal Affairs Ariana Anayat, to answer these questions and more. Produced by USFtv correspondent Hersh Singh.