Saturday, 20 October 2018

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  • Diversity increases among 2018 cohort - Diversity at New College is increasing, albeit at a slow rate. Between the 2017 and 2018 cohorts there has been an increase by 3.4 percent in those who identify as African American or Black, a 3.2 percent increase in those who identify as Native American or Alaskan Native and a...
  • The birth of a Tube-Dude - If you’ve spent any time in Sarasota, it’s likely you’ve come across a brightly colored, aluminum figure, otherwise known as a Tube-Dude. Throughout the area, there are hundreds on display, and whatever color, form or situation you might find a single Tube-Dude in, they are easily recognized by their striking...
  • The Activist Newsletter (10/10 – 10/24) - Throughout these two weeks (10/10–10/24), activists have the opportunity to participate in phone banking for gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum, community meetings and criminal justice reform, to name just a few! Read on if you want to get involved in the community regarding the midterm elections, criminal justice system, state politics,...
  • How to be culturally considerate this Halloween - October is underway, meaning the Florida air is still hot and Halloween is approaching.  Characteristic of this holiday season is candy, ghouls, pumpkins and, of course, Halloween costumes. As the 31st approaches, I ask anyone reading this to self-reflect and be mindful of how others might receive their costumes or...
  • NCF alumnus showcases art at first Ringling Underground of the year - After a persistent rainy season forced the organizers to postpone the event in September, Ringling Underground came back in full force for the first Thursday in October. The replica of Michelangelo’s “David” statue towered over the crowd of attendees as live music by LANNDS, Glove and N.I.C.E. Collective swept through...

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The birth of a Tube-Dude

The birth of a Tube-Dude

If you’ve spent any time in Sarasota, it’s likely you’ve come across a brightly colored, aluminum figure, otherwise known as a Tube-Dude. Throughout...
Micro-plastics make macro-problems

Micro-plastics make macro-problems

Microplastics are particles of plastic, usually smaller than a quarter inch. The water-treatment facilities cannot filter them out, and they go into the...
Celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival at New College

Celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival at New College

The Mid-Autumn Festival, called “Zhōngqiū Jié” in Mandarin Chinese, has been celebrated throughout Asia for thousands of years. Traditionally, family and friends come...
Roxane Gay visits Tampa

Roxane Gay visits Tampa

“It’s okay kids, major in English, it’s going to be fine,” New York Times bestselling author of Bad Feminist and Hunger Roxane Gay...
Justicia para trabajadores agricolas: Encuentro 2018

Justicia para trabajadores agricolas: Encuentro 2018

Each fall, the annual Encuentro takes place in Immokalee, Florida. Coordinated by the Student Farmworker Alliance (SFA), Encuentro is a gathering of students...
Changes made to SAP policy

Changes made to SAP policy

Last spring, the Financial Aid Office received an update regarding changes to the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy and sent out an email...

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Sunshine State gubernatorial race heats up

Sunshine State gubernatorial race heats up

Politics in 2018 is not for the faint of heart. Gubernatorial candidates Republican Ron DeSantis and Democrat Andrew Gillum have been conducting their...
Florida amendment 13 could ban dog-racing

Florida amendment 13 could ban dog-racing

This November, Amendment 13 offers a chance for Florida voters to end greyhound racing in the state. Dog-racing has been practiced as a...
NCSA forced to make frugal financial choices

NCSA forced to make frugal financial choices

The New College Student Alliance (NCSA) started out the semester with significant financial concerns. With recently assessed administrative fees, which they had not...
Changes made to SAP policy

Changes made to SAP policy

Last spring, the Financial Aid Office received an update regarding changes to the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy and sent out an email...
Kavanaugh confirmation vote postponed as Ford allegations pick up speed

Kavanaugh confirmation vote postponed as Ford allegations pick...

Early this summer, President Donald Trump’s nomination to the Supreme Court seemed likely to go through, with Republicans in control of the Senate....
Note the vote: The high stakes midterm election

Note the vote: The high stakes midterm election

This November, Florida will be holding an election 20 years in the making, with no less than an astounding 13 amendments on the...

On Campus

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Pizza with the Provost: Over 120 students showed up to...

This past Sunday, Sept. 7, marked the first ‘Pizza with the Provost’ of the year. The event lasted from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Jane Bancroft Cook Library’s newly-constructed coffee bar. One hundred twenty-three student...

SA[u]CE explains NovoConnect

SA[u]CE, located in HCL 4, is an on-campus resource responsible for helping students find volunteer opportunities, administering the food pantry, planning campus events, working with clubs (which includes campus reservat...

The Four Winds bakers provide vegan and gluten-free treats daily

When Four Winds opened for the fall semester, a set of macarons caught the eyes of many students. These macarons were the brain-product of first-year Hannah Nations. Currently there are two bakers at Four Winds, Nations ...

Celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival at New College

The Mid-Autumn Festival, called “Zhōngqiū Jié” in Mandarin Chinese, has been celebrated throughout Asia for thousands of years. Traditionally, family and friends come together to give thanks for the bountiful harv...

First bike shoppe show of the semester featured student musicians

Throughout the many performances of the night—by Myles Optimystic, Nathan Burnaman, Chyol/Mould, Mia Bury and the Myconauts, The Universal Veil and Autokania—onlookers were more than welcome to dance, “headbang” ...