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  • Summer arts events in (or around) SRQ -   Finding things to do in the SRQ area can be difficult, especially in the off-season or for students who haven’t stayed in Sarasota for the summer before. Here is an assortment of concerts and museums in the SRQ area for those staying around here this summer. Concerts: Boogie @...
  • Booker Middle launches hydroponics program - Devin Slegeski held a packet of lettuce seeds up to his eighth grade science class at Booker Middle and asked, “What am I holding here?” The kids responded with conviction: seeds – duh. “Wrong,” Slegeski said. “I’m holding $15,000.” That’s when everything clicked, Slegeski said. Booker Middle School, located off...
  • A night of plies and hoorays: Dance Collective - The anticipation was palpable in the room. There is magic and mystery in the moments before a show, when an auditorium is pitch black and all one can do is wait for whatever comes next.What followed was a crowd-pleaser, as the shows always are. The Dance Collective’s Fall and Spring...
  • The Activist Newsletter: Where to make a difference for summer 2017 - Fighting for a better world doesn’t stop just because its summer! If you’re staying the in Sarasota area over break, there’s still plenty of opportunities to participate in panel discussions, protests, movie screenings, meetings – you name it. Read on if you want to make a difference this summer! Fogartyville...
  • The Empire Strikes Back: House repeals the Affordable Care Act in May 4 vote -   As the plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) passed by a vote of 217 to 213 in the House of Representatives on May 4, House Democrats began singing and waving their goodbyes to their fellow Republican members. The Democrats maintain the bill will cost millions...

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Summer arts events in (or around) SRQ

  Finding things to do in the SRQ area can be difficult, especially in the off-season or for students who haven’t stayed in Sarasota for the summer before. Here is an assortment of concerts and museums in the SRQ ...
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Booker Middle launches hydroponics program

Devin Slegeski held a packet of lettuce seeds up to his eighth grade science class at Booker Middle and asked, “What am I holding here?” The kids responded with conviction: seeds – duh. “Wrong,” Slegeski said. ...
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A night of plies and hoorays: Dance Collective

The anticipation was palpable in the room. There is magic and mystery in the moments before a show, when an auditorium is pitch black and all one can do is wait for whatever comes next.What followed was a crowd-pleaser, ...
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Macron’s victory in French election reveals French attitudes toward the...

Emmanuel Macron’s victory in the French presidential election marked the end of the most contentious and polarizing election season in the history of the Fifth Republic. Macron and his independent centrist party En Mar...
Professor Alfred Beulig with students in 1979. Photo courtesy of New College Digital Collections

Farewell to Beulig: Longtime natural science professor retires

  Beulig has served in the Division of Natural Sciences at New College since 1976. He will be remembered by Novo Collegians and staff for his immense knowledge and antics. Stories about Beulig excitedly writing on h...
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Raising floors and installing doors: a look into what makes...

Students are aware of the different kinds of buildings and residence halls that scatter the campus, but it’s safe to say that most are unaware of what goes into making these buildings habitable. Flood protection, air c...
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Bradenton Donuts: “As you travel through life friend, no matter...

Bradenton Donuts, right off of U.S. 41, feels like stepping back in time to 1950s Main Street America – in the best way possible. Proverbial sayings in wooden frames hang above the coffee machine including one that say...
Professor Shipman and thesis student Katherine Ervin dual it out "Star Wars" style.

May the Fourth be with you: New College Celebrates “Star...

The Australian Senate celebrated “Star Wars” day by starting a intergalactic twitter war tweeting, “It’s a shame there isn’t a Galactic house of Representatives @AbouttheHouse [the official Twitter of the Austr...

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(L-R) U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, and  U.S. Representative Greg Walden hold a news conference on the American Health Care Act on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. March 7, 2017. REUTERS/Eric Thayer - RTS11VMP

Trump’s American Health Care Act passes in House – here’s...

Trump’s plans for a replacement to the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) passed in the House on the afternoon of Thursday, May 4. This replacement, called the American Health Care Act, still requires Senate...
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5 Florida greyhounds test positive for cocaine

A greyhound racing trainer named Malcolm McAllister permanently lost his training license on April 24 after five of his dogs tested positive for cocaine in their system back in January. State employees took urine samples...
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Promises for lavish Fyre Festival fall flat once patrons arrive...

On Thursday, April 27, festival-goers began arriving in the Exumas, Bahamas via chartered planes from Miami for a weekend-long event called Fyre Festival. Tickets for the festival ran from $1000 to $250,000, at minimum p...
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So Florida legalized medical marijuana, what now?

  After over $11 million, three years and one failed attempt, Amendment 2 was passed on November 8, 2016 with 71.3 percent of Florida voters in support of the bill. Medical marijuana officially became legal in Flori...
A pedestrian passes by posters by NGO group 'Reporters Without Borders' depicting six of the French presidential election candidates, including (clockewise from top left) Benoit Hamon, Emmanuel Macron, Francois Fillon, Marine Le Pen, Jen-Luc Melenchon, in Paris. [Ian Langsdon/EPA]

French marijuana policy in the wake of the presidential elections

With four out of the five of this year’s French presidential candidates in favor of marijuana reform – and one, Benoît Hamon, advocating for full legalization – the future of marijuana policy reform in France seem...
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Canada proposes the federal legalization of marijuana

Canada has recently proposed a bill that intends to legalize recreational marijuana use and possession for all individuals over the age of 18 by July 2018. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ran his 2015 campaign with the pro...
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Officer Joe Plazio, of the Fairfax County Police Department, patrols the hallways where he is stationed at West Springfield High School on Friday, January 18, 2012, in Springfield, VA.  Fairfax County has taken a variety of approaches to making schools safe.  Each of the high schools and middle schools have a Fairfax County school resource officer, who is an armed sworn officer with the Fairfax County Police.
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ACLU white paper addresses the “Bullies in Blue”

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) recently released a white paper titled, “Bullies in Blue: The Origins and Consequences of School Policing,” in an attempt to explain why children, particularly young children...
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And that’s the way the Cookie tumbles: 10-year-old pug falls...

Ever found a cookie in a sinkhole? No? Well, someone did. The University of Florida (UF) College of Veterinary Medicine and Gilchrist County Fire Rescue pulled Cookie, the 10-year-old pug, out of a 30-foot-deep sinkhole ...