Teachers demand pay increase in nationwide strikes

Teachers demand pay increase in nationwide strikes

Before 2018, it was easy to believe that labor no longer really mattered in U.S. politics. President Donald Trump’s election-winning speeches painted a bleak picture of a country in which the whims of elites and billionaires overshadowed the needs of...
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N.E. Bodied Entertainment puts on raucous rap/drag show

N.E. Bodied Entertainment puts on raucous rap/drag show

Crowded into the back of the bar, nearly 50 spectators danced and hollered through a glittering cabaret of hard-hitting raps and acrobatic drag performances. The show, called “Drag ‘Em!” was put on by New College’s own N.E. Bodied Entertainment at...
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“Control of depiction”: Artist Hank Willis Thomas grapples with gender and race in advertisements

“Control of depiction”: Artist Hank Willis Thomas grapples with gender and race in advertisements

  At the entrance to the gallery, emblazoned in glowing white neon, is the phrase “It’s everywhere around you, you want to be, the life you were meant to live.” The piece, entitled Caesar’s Visa, is an appropriate lead-in for...
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“Hello, this is Heather with account services”: Florida targeted in robocall rampage

“Hello, this is Heather with account services”: Florida targeted in robocall rampage

The phone rings. I answer it and a tinny voice commands “Do not hang up!” The voice assures me that I won’t regret taking this opportunity to reduce the interest rate on my credit card. I don’t have a credit...
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A trailer estate of mind

A trailer estate of mind

  As a little girl, Sophia Kanzius often wondered what heaven would look like. She imagined a place that was warm all year, a place where no one had to work, with green trees and flowers that stayed in bloom....
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Medieval and Renaissance Conference attracts scholars from around the world

Medieval and Renaissance Conference attracts scholars from around the world

The words “medieval studies” may conjure images of stuffy old men clad in wool, smoking pipes, polishing pocket watches and debating the ecclesiastical reforms of Pope Gregory VII. However, nothing could be further from the truth, and on Mar. 8-10...
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Police, payroll and parties: Walls attract controversy

Police, payroll and parties: Walls attract controversy

After a violent incident at a Wall between Sarasota locals and students in 2008, the administration instituted a policy requiring Walls, public school-sponsored parties, to end at 2 a.m. Students’ response to the 2 a.m. curfew was divided, but many...
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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. Miller disappeared because he had, apparently, seen enough. An undercover agent for the Federal ...
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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 by Robert Mugabe. New president Emmerson Mnangagwa, a longtime member of Zimbabwe’s political elite, was nicknamed ...
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$35 million budget for new USF Sarasota-Manatee research center

$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 fundraising event and guests enjoyed...
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