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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Songs you should should hear: Scorpio Season Edition

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 intellectually. The close quarters we are put in w...
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Trumping Trump: the Manafort Case and its context

Trumping Trump: the Manafort Case and its context

Allegations of collusion between the Trump administration and Russian forces is no longer news, but evidence is. “There is NO COLLUSION!” President Trump said on Twitter the same day Robert Mueller III, head of the Special Counsel’s investigation of Russ...
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Selby Gardens displays rare hybrid and natural orchids at the Orchid Show

Selby Gardens displays rare hybrid and natural orchids at the Orchid Show

(all photos by Azia Keever) Selby’s orchid show boasts a lush conservatory exhibit with countless species of orchids to sniff and admire.   Bulbophyllum phalaenopsis is an orchid that smells like rotting flesh. Unlike most other flowers, whose scent...
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How to catch a ghost: tips and tricks from Bradenton’s Paranormal Society

How to catch a ghost: tips and tricks from Bradenton’s Paranormal Society

  “If you’re an asshole in life, you’re an asshole in death,” Liz Reed, a founder of the Paranormal Society of Bradenton, said when asked about demons. “I always tell people, because a lot of people think their houses are...
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Take a knee, Manatee! Manatee students press Board of Education for the right to kneel

Take a knee, Manatee! Manatee students press Board of Education for the right to kneel

“Compulsory unification of opinion achieves only the unanimity of the graveyard,” the Supreme Court said in West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette, a famous case for students’ rights. It was overruling a previous one, Minersville School Distr...
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More than just painted ladies! Ringling Museum provides students with educational opportunities

More than just painted ladies! Ringling Museum provides students with educational opportunities

  It’s a fall afternoon in Sarasota and the locals are padding the crosswalk outside of the Ringling Museum. A young person, about 20-years-old, smiles at the gate guard who is turning them away from the front door. The locals...
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CHEAP EATS OF MANASOTA

CHEAP EATS OF MANASOTA

For college students, free time is frequently plagued by the lingering feeling that one should be doing something else–something productive and homework related. Eating out is a luxury that many students don’t have the time or money for and is,...
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