Monday, 19 February 2018

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  • The waiting game: off-campus housing and the complex application process -   While many students may be looking forward to the end of the semester, others must secure lease agreements–and ultimately, their housing situation–before the spring semester begins. Around half of the students who apply to live off-campus are put on a wait list, resulting in a ‘waiting game’ as the...
  • Dance Collective prepares for showcase during high energy rehearsal -   “One more time,” Matthew Bocanumenth shouted as Demi Lovato’s newest anthem, “Sorry Not Sorry,” blares through the fitness center. Now just over a week before the show, the dances for this semester’s Dance Collective are coming together. After months of planning and practicing, this edition of the biannual dance...
  • The ‘Sitcom’-edy Friends remind us why we love improv - While cars were being loaded with laundry and bodies that were coming home, another group of students were lining up to enter the Black Box Theatre (BBT). Once chairs were full, students piled onto the floor, waiting in anticipation for the Comedy Friends to arrive.     A “Fresh” Theme...
  • Racing Dog Retirement Project makes adopting greyhounds accessible -   Greyhounds may be the fastest dogs in the world, but they’re also mellow, magnanimous and grade-A couch potatoes. And unlike many kinds of purebred dogs, where obtaining the family pet of one’s dreams may involve back-and-forths with breeders, waiting lists for litters and American Kennel Club (AKC) papers, the...
  • JDub’s indie spin on Black Friday weekend - Saturday, families settled in behind brand new LED TVs, icing the bruises earned battling for that larger-and-brighter-than-life display and apprehensively eyeing day three of turkey-centric meals. Jeff Bezos saw his net worth explode to over $100 billion, enough to buy the NFL and the MLB, or, alternatively, cover out of...

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Dance Collective prepares for showcase during high energy rehearsal

  “One more time,” Matthew Bocanumenth shouted as Demi Lovato’s newest anthem, “Sorry Not Sorry,” blares through the fitness center. Now just over a week before the show, the dances for this seme...

The ‘Sitcom’-edy Friends remind us why we love improv

While cars were being loaded with laundry and bodies that were coming home, another group of students were lining up to enter the Black Box Theatre (BBT). Once chairs were full, students piled onto the floor, w...

JDub’s indie spin on Black Friday weekend

Saturday, families settled in behind brand new LED TVs, icing the bruises earned battling for that larger-and-brighter-than-life display and apprehensively eyeing day three of turkey-centric meals. Jeff Bezos s...

From New York to Paris : the Museum of Modern...

SUBMISSION by Audrey Warne The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York and the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris have co-organized an exhibition entitled “Être moderne : le MoMA à Paris” (which translates ...

Write Night: The WRC is the place to go as...

  No prompts or preparations are required for students to get help with their lab reports or reflection papers at New College of Florida’s Writing Resource Center (WRC). Tucked away down a hall in the Ja...

Replace that turkey with tofurky: some tips for vegans this...

What’s thanksgiving without the turkey? An increasing number of families had to explore this possibility this holiday season as more and more families are committing to a vegan diet. Whether it’s for enviro...

New Radio New College disrupts the airwaves

  If you tune in to WSLR 96.5 FM on Thursday or Saturday nights between 11 p.m. and 1 a.m., chances are you’re going to be listening to something you won’t hear on any other radio show. And I don’t m...

Black Friday: sales, swarms and student workers

    For some students, the Thanksgiving holiday provided a time to relax, eat food and catch up with family. For others, the break was inevitably interrupted by Black Friday. Black Friday, regarded as...

The Briefs

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Corruption in Tallahassee threatens Gillum’s governorship

Nearly two years after arriving on Tallahassee’s development scene and promising to take part in rebuilding the state capital’s downtown, Mike Miller vanished. Miller disappeared because he had, apparently,...

Emmerson Mnangagwa sworn in as Zimbabwe’s President

An intense and tumultuous period in Zimbabwean politics has culminated in the successful installment of a new president after 37 years of rule by Robert Mugabe. New president Emmerson Mnangagwa, a longtime memb...

$35 million budget for new USF Sarasota-Manatee research center

More than 800 alumnae/i, donors and other community members gathered on Sunday, Nov. 5 for Brunch on the Bay at the University of Florida’s Sarasota-Manatee (USFSM) campus. Brunch on the Bay is the USFSM’s ...

Navy pilot defaces sky

  A United States Navy pilot demonstrated a sense of humor on par with the wittiest of middle schoolers when he used jet exhaust to draw male genitalia in the sky high above Washington state. On Nov. 16, r...

The political upheaval in Zimbabwe

The Zimbabwean government is facing a military takeover, although the army refuses to call it such. Soldiers reportedly took control of the state broadcaster and blocked access to government offices on Wednesda...

Holiday promotion gone political

The creators of the popular party game, Cards Against Humanity, have tasked themselves with saving America. That is not a typo, nor, sadly, is it far fetched given the year that 2017 has been. What embarking up...

Ireland bans wild animals in the circus

Clowns, contortionists and awestruck audiences will still be found at circuses across Ireland, but one will not be seeing wild animals in their circuses come 2018. Ireland has recently moved to ban the use of a...

Keystone Pipeline leaks in South Dakota

The heavily protested Keystone Pipeline in South Dakota has proven to be problematic in months following President Donald Trump’s approval of the project. This Thanksgiving, people and families living near th...

The News

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Racing Dog Retirement Project makes adopting greyhounds accessible

Racing Dog Retirement Project makes adopting greyhounds accessible

  Greyhounds may be the fastest dogs in the world, but they’re also mellow, magnanimous and grade-A couch potatoes. And unlike many kinds...
JDub’s indie spin on Black Friday weekend

JDub’s indie spin on Black Friday weekend

Saturday, families settled in behind brand new LED TVs, icing the bruises earned battling for that larger-and-brighter-than-life display and apprehensively eyeing day three...
Saudi regime attempts vast reconsolidation with high-up purges and war cries

Saudi regime attempts vast reconsolidation with high-up purges...

An estimated 500 people of high ranking authority within the Saudi family and regime were detained in the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Riyadh-Saudi Arabia’s...
Importing of trophy elephant tusks may soon be legal

Importing of trophy elephant tusks may soon be...

“Selling a threatened animal’s life to raise money for ‘conservation’ is like selling a child on the black market to raise money to...
Iran-Iraq earthquake: another natural disaster

Iran-Iraq earthquake: another natural disaster

Iranians frantically dug through rubble in a search for survivors on Monday, after a devastating earthquake struck near the Iraqi border that killed...
Black Friday: sales, swarms and student workers

Black Friday: sales, swarms and student workers

    For some students, the Thanksgiving holiday provided a time to relax, eat food and catch up with family. For others, the...
Corruption in Tallahassee threatens Gillum’s governorship

Corruption in Tallahassee threatens Gillum’s governorship

Nearly two years after arriving on Tallahassee’s development scene and promising to take part in rebuilding the state capital’s downtown, Mike Miller vanished....
Emmerson Mnangagwa sworn in as Zimbabwe’s President

Emmerson Mnangagwa sworn in as Zimbabwe’s President

An intense and tumultuous period in Zimbabwean politics has culminated in the successful installment of a new president after 37 years of rule...
$35 million budget for new USF Sarasota-Manatee research center

$35 million budget for new USF Sarasota-Manatee research...

More than 800 alumnae/i, donors and other community members gathered on Sunday, Nov. 5 for Brunch on the Bay at the University of...

On Campus

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The waiting game: off-campus housing and the complex application process

  While many students may be looking forward to the end of the semester, others must secure lease agreements–and ultimately, their housing situation–before the spring semester begins. Around half of the students...

Dance Collective prepares for showcase during high energy rehearsal

  “One more time,” Matthew Bocanumenth shouted as Demi Lovato’s newest anthem, “Sorry Not Sorry,” blares through the fitness center. Now just over a week before the show, the dances for this semester’s D...

The ‘Sitcom’-edy Friends remind us why we love improv

While cars were being loaded with laundry and bodies that were coming home, another group of students were lining up to enter the Black Box Theatre (BBT). Once chairs were full, students piled onto the floor, waiting in ...

Write Night: The WRC is the place to go as...

  No prompts or preparations are required for students to get help with their lab reports or reflection papers at New College of Florida’s Writing Resource Center (WRC). Tucked away down a hall in the Jane Banecro...

New Radio New College disrupts the airwaves

  If you tune in to WSLR 96.5 FM on Thursday or Saturday nights between 11 p.m. and 1 a.m., chances are you’re going to be listening to something you won’t hear on any other radio show. And I don’t mean really...

The Columns

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Songs you should hear: covers edition

This week’s song blurbs are all covers, reimaginations of classics that throw them into different genres, fresh new takes that give new life to songs.   Anderson Paak – Seven Nation Army A throwbac...

The Activist Newsletter (11/15 – 11/23)

This week (11/15 – 11/23), activists have the opportunity to participate in panel discussions, educational lectures and peaceful gatherings! Read on if you want to get involved in the community regarding acti...

Songs you should should hear: Scorpio Season Edition

  College, in itself, is a tumultuous period of self-discovery. Especially for students in a sleep-away institution, like many U.S. colleges are. We learn so much about ourselves emotionally, socially and ...

The Activist Newsletter (11/8 – 11/16)

  This week (11/8 – 11/16), activists have the opportunity to participate in speak-outs, open mics, presentations, panel discussions and interactive workshops! Read on if you want to get involved in the ...

The Activist Newsletter (11/1 – 11/9)

This week (11/1–11/9), activists have the opportunity to participate in movie screenings, community meetings, art exhibits and game nights! Read on if you want to get involved in the community regarding envir...

The Reviews

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The ‘Sitcom’-edy Friends remind us why we love improv

While cars were being loaded with laundry and bodies that were coming home, another group of students were lining up to enter the Black Box Theatre (BBT). Once chairs were full, students piled onto the floor, w...

“Rebelde” makes BBT history with all women of color cast

    Thesis student Kailah Santos made New College history on Thursday night with the opening of her thesis play “Rebelde: Confessions from Your Dead Abuela,” the first Black Box Theater (BBT) prod...

The Florida Project movie review

  Cara Buckley, in their article on the “The Florida Project” for the New York Times (NYT) uses the  inappropriate adjective “vituperative”–it means bitter and abusive–for one of the m...

III Points: a review and recap of Miami’s premiere music...

Miami’s III Points music, arts and technology festival sold out at its Wynwood venue on the weekend of Oct. 13, delivering three days of eclectic but approachable electronic music, hip-hop and undefinable art...

Boys, butts and baseball: Take Me Out review

  Boys, baseball and butts–yes, bare: three elements that may, at first, deter some typical play-goers. These components, however, provide the basis for an important story that addresses issues of homoph...

State News

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Black Friday: sales, swarms and student workers

    For some students, the Thanksgiving holiday provided a time to relax, eat food and catch up with family. For others, the break was inevitably interrupted by Black Friday. Black Friday, regarded as the first...

Corruption in Tallahassee threatens Gillum’s governorship

Nearly two years after arriving on Tallahassee’s development scene and promising to take part in rebuilding the state capital’s downtown, Mike Miller vanished. Miller disappeared because he had, apparently, seen enou...

$35 million budget for new USF Sarasota-Manatee research center

More than 800 alumnae/i, donors and other community members gathered on Sunday, Nov. 5 for Brunch on the Bay at the University of Florida’s Sarasota-Manatee (USFSM) campus. Brunch on the Bay is the USFSM’s foremost f...

Have gambling and greyhounds run their course? A potential amendment...

  By economic standards, greyhound racing is a dying sport. Bets placed on live Florida races have dropped 56.6 percent since 2006 and public support is at an all time low, with top Google searches for “greyhound ...

Students petition to give thousands the right to vote

  “Can’t we find it in our hearts to choose to forgive and not forever condemn?” Governor Charlie Crist asked Florida’s Executive Clemency Board in 2007. He was attempting what Floridians are attempt...