How to have a Sarasota summer

How to have a Sarasota summer

Sarasota is a quiet simmering pool of humid languor in the summer months. The particularly invasive bird of the snow variety, the Snow Bird, migrates back to its Northern nesting grounds to do whatever bad drivers do in the North...
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Sincerely, The Black Kids: A movie preview

Sincerely, The Black Kids: A movie preview

New College is White. This comes as no surprise. However, to many, what does come as surprise is this: small, liberal arts, “far leftist” establishments such as NCF can also be environments where racism is propagated. Thesis student Miles Iton’s...
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The Great B Dorm Clean Up: a saga with no end in sight

The Great B Dorm Clean Up: a saga with no end in sight

For many students, B-dorm is a place surrounded in a smoke of mythical dew. For others, it is a place surrounded by a wafting mildew. However, one thing all students agree on: B-dorm is sinking.   (Photo by Azia Keever/Tangent)...
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Life’s a beach – and then there’s “dead” trees

Life’s a beach – and then there’s “dead” trees

In a few years Beer Can Island may cease to exist. Affectionately known as “Dead Tree Beach” to students, the spot has been a popular place for hammock lovers and dolphin-watchers of all AOCs.   “Over the years, depending on...
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Selah Freedom supports policies that equate sex work with human trafficking

Selah Freedom supports policies that equate sex work with human trafficking

In a well-lit office building waiting room sits Laurie Swink, the co-founder of Selah Freedom, an anti-trafficking organization based in Sarasota, waiting for me to set up the recording device. She’s a blonde woman with piercing blue eyes and a...
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Sex workers march in Ybor on International Sex Workers Rights Day

Sex workers march in Ybor on International Sex Workers Rights Day

  “One, two, three, four. I’m a worker and a whore! Five, six, seven, eight. Masterbate and smash the state!” Syd Eastman said, rallying the crowd that stood before her composed of sex workers and their allies.   Eastman founded...
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Warhol at the Selby Gardens: a new spin on an old name

Warhol at the Selby Gardens: a new spin on an old name

According to Warhol’s landlord, the prominent Sarasota philanthropist Alfred J. Goldstein, the  “Factory” was having too many wild parties.     “We understand that they are generally large parties and are held after usual office hours,” a lett...
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Importing of trophy elephant tusks may soon be legal

Importing of trophy elephant tusks may soon be legal

“Selling a threatened animal’s life to raise money for ‘conservation’ is like selling a child on the black market to raise money to fight child molestation,” the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) concluded in a statement against...
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Students petition to give thousands the right to vote

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 attempting to do still today: give a second...
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The Florida Project movie review

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 main characters, a mother named Halley played by Br...
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