Thursday, 21 September 2017

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  • August Recap: From riots to natural disasters -   August was a chaotic month in both the political and social spheres, with the death of Heather Heyer in Charlottesville, to Hurricane Harvey wreaking havoc in Texas.   Charlottesville White nationalists and supremacists who were planning to gather for a Unite the Right rally on Saturday, Aug. 12, made...
  • Capital Improvements: campus hangouts get a makeover - Whether it be the sulphurous smell or the questionably arranged—and sometimes sticky—furniture, one might think that Hamilton “Ham” Center is not living up to its full potential as a place for club meetings, hanging out with friends or catching up on readings during lunch.   Fortunately, major steps have been...
  • Making cents of New College’s tuition fees -   On New College’s website, ncf.edu, the 2017-2018 estimated total cost of tuition and fees is $6,916. This is not including room & board which is estimated at $9,264. Every student can find the breakdown of their cost of attendance in NewCleis, the college’s online information system for student profiles....
  • Federal Reserve pushes to protect big banks - America’s indifference towards financial corruption was why 2011’s Occupy Wall Street protests appeared ten years too late relative to the Great Financial Crisis (GFC). The Occupy movement came once the crisis was felt by Americans, but the reasons for the crash happened years earlier while everyone thought the economy was...
  • Climate change calls for environmental activism - Photos by Azia Keever These last few weeks, marked by record breaking hurricanes in the Gulf, forest fires across the United States, and deadly floods in Nepal, Malaysia, and India, have demonstrated global warming to be a humanitarian crisis. In Florida, the devastation wrought by Hurricane Irma showed that the...

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A chart displaying 82 responses gathered on the Forum regarding student awareness of the tuition differential charge.

Making cents of New College’s tuition fees

  On New College’s website, ncf.edu, the 2017-2018 estimated total cost of tuition and fees is $6,916. This is not including room & board which is estimated at $9,264. Every student can find the breakdown of t...
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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...

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New year, new NCSA

A new year welcomes a new class president and cabinet to represent the interests of students. On Apr. 14, Leo Jobsis, the supervisor of elections, announced the results of the 2017 New College Student Alliance (NCSA) ele...
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California wildfires threaten more than just communities

California has always been prone to natural wildfires, but the 2017 fire season is shaping up to potentially break records. While firefighters are placed under increased pressure to contain fires and protect communities,...
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Snooty, the world’s oldest manatee, dead, and not from old...

(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...