Sunday, 23 September 2018

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  • Video Renaissance closes after 33 years - Sarasota’s long-standing independent video store and local gathering place, Video Renaissance, known for its eclectic catalogue and staff expertise, will close shop after 33 years in business. Bill Wooldridge opened up its first incarnation as “Cult Video” in 1985, then located on Siesta Key, with around 200 titles available to...
  • What is this shift? A brief discussion of the new tutorial forms - Anyone participating in a tutorial this semester has had to take note of the school’s departure from sponsor initials on contracts. Now, perhaps due to the ongoing Growth Plan-era struggle for standardization, students are required to fill out an additional Tutorial Description Form to be signed by both the sponsor...
  • SDS searches for new director following departure of Meighen Hopton - In an era of change—growth plans and mailboxes and coffee cafes—Director of Student Disability Services (SDS) Meighen Hopton was a constant for many students on campus seeking accommodations, like emotional support animals (ESAs) or help with classes and professors. However, over the summer, Hopton’s contract was not renewed and members...
  • The Activist Newsletter (9/12-9/16) - Throughout this week (9/19–9/26), activists have the opportunity to participate in phone banking, community meetings, political gatherings and a candidate meet and greet! Read on if you want to get involved regarding local and national politics, community building and education.   Wed., Sept. 19, Reproductive Rights Phone Bank @ 6...
  • The effects of opioid addiction in Sarasota - The effects of the opioid crisis continue to endure in Sarasota. According to the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the leading cause of death in Sarasota among 15-34 year olds is drug abuse. “I think everyone is at risk,” Chief of Campus Police Michael Kessie said. “The stereotypical person who...

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Video Renaissance closes after 33 years

Sarasota’s long-standing independent video store and local gathering place, Video Renaissance, known for its eclectic catalogue and staff expertise, will close shop after...

What is this shift? A brief discussion of...

Anyone participating in a tutorial this semester has had to take note of the school’s departure from sponsor initials on contracts. Now, perhaps...
Liberation Breakfast in Newtown

Liberation Breakfast in Newtown

On the third Saturday of every month, the Liberation Breakfast is held in Newtown by Answer Suncoast and the Party for Socialism and...
Crisis Pregnancy Centers in Sarasota: The pro-life alternative to Planned Parenthood

Crisis Pregnancy Centers in Sarasota: The pro-life alternative...

In the state of Florida, there are around 200 crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) and only about 30 Planned Parenthood clinics, according to Planned...
CWC expands medical services

CWC expands medical services

At the start of this semester the Counseling and Wellness Center (CWC) expanded the medical services provided for students as the result of...
Free Activities for Broke College Students

Free Activities for Broke College Students

The city of Sarasota, a well-to-do or “bougie” retirement and tourist destination, doesn’t exactly cater to low-budget college students. However, there are plenty...

The News

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Video Renaissance closes after 33 years

Sarasota’s long-standing independent video store and local gathering place, Video Renaissance, known for its eclectic catalogue and staff expertise, will close shop after...

What is this shift? A brief discussion of...

Anyone participating in a tutorial this semester has had to take note of the school’s departure from sponsor initials on contracts. Now, perhaps...
The effects of opioid addiction in Sarasota

The effects of opioid addiction in Sarasota

The effects of the opioid crisis continue to endure in Sarasota. According to the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the leading cause of...
The elephant in the Vatican: Pope silent against allegations of corruption

The elephant in the Vatican: Pope silent against...

In only 11 pages, Archbishop Carlo Vigano shocked over a billion Catholics. In the midst of the pedophilic sexual abuse allegations brought against...
Change in mailbox policy upsets student body

Change in mailbox policy upsets student body

Student Admissions Representatives (STARs) on campus used to be proud to showcase the fact that most students participated in a tradition of keeping...
“A quiet man” Manuel Diaz-Canel to replace Castro leadership

“A quiet man” Manuel Diaz-Canel to replace Castro...

After 59 years of Castro leadership in Cuba, Manuel Díaz-Canel is set to replace Raúl Castro as the nation’s new head of state. While...

On Campus

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What is this shift? A brief discussion of the new...

Anyone participating in a tutorial this semester has had to take note of the school’s departure from sponsor initials on contracts. Now, perhaps due to the ongoing Growth Plan-era struggle for standardization, students...

Error 404: Computers Not Found

Library Representative and second-year Adam Johnson did not think too much of his job when he was appointed to it. That was, until he saw the changes that occurred inside the Jane Bancroft Cook Library over the summer. W...

Meet the Fulbright Chinese Teaching Assistant

Every year since 2008, New College has hosted a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) to support the burgeoning Chinese Language and Culture program. The prestigious Fulbright program, initiated by Senator...

First Towne Meeting of the semester held

Held in the Hamilton “Ham” Center due to soggy outdoor conditions, the productive, first Towne Meeting took place. Several New College Student Alliance (NCSA) positions were appointed. These included third-year Gina ...

Table to Farm: The benefits (and inefficiencies) of on-campus composting

“Bring back the worms!” Julene Valmaña, a Teaching Assistant (TA)-in-training, cried. Thesis student and Compost TA Allegra Nolan discussed current issues in New College’s compost system in the common room of the ...