New LGBTQIA+ guidelines spark parental concern at Sarasota School Board meeting

New LGBTQIA+ guidelines spark parental concern at Sarasota School Board meeting

Taking an unprecedented step toward improving LGBTQIA+ inclusion in local schools, the Sarasota County School Board released new guidelines in late October to advise teachers and school staff on gender and sexuality-related issues. On Tuesday, Nov. 6, these guidelines sparked...
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Behind the scenes: Q&A with the Zombies Gamemasters

Behind the scenes: Q&A with the Zombies Gamemasters

“The End is Nigh” read a banner hanging over a Pei dorm balcony, signaling the onset of the annual Apocalypse at New College: “Zombies 2018: Apotheosis.” The weeklong event is an intense game of tag between humans, wearing red wristbands,...
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Take a Gap Year, NCF Students Advise

Take a Gap Year, NCF Students Advise

As young adults approach critical decisions, such as applying for university admission, many feel overwhelmed with feelings of confusion, self-doubt and dissatisfaction. For the first time, they consider the long-term future and ask themselves the age-old exis...
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Spooky activities at the second annual Library After Dark

Spooky activities at the second annual Library After Dark

Tonight, come celebrate Halloween with some spooky activities at the Jane Bancroft Cook Library from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Students are encouraged to wear costumes to this event. Students can enjoy myriad activities throughout the evening. Tasty treats and drinks...
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Arizona Democratic Senate nominee associated with witchcraft

Arizona Democratic Senate nominee associated with witchcraft

The Washington Examiner has uncovered emails from Arizona Democratic Senate nominee Kyrsten Sinema describing her participation in “feminist witchcraft.” On International Women’s Day in March 2003, Rep. Sinema allegedly called upon Pagan Cluster, a group...
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Archaeologists unearth ‘vampire burial’ site in Italy

Archaeologists unearth ‘vampire burial’ site in Italy

Archaeologists have found a tomb containing the remains of a 10-year-old child in the Lugnano commune in Teverina, Italy. Oddly, the skeleton’s mouth had been stuffed with a limestone rock. This strange discovery gives modern-day researchers clues into an an...
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Sarasota celebrates LGBTQIA+ Pride

Sarasota celebrates LGBTQIA+ Pride

On a sunny Saturday afternoon, crowds of rainbow-clad Sarasotans gathered in J.D. Hamel Park to celebrate Pride Fest 2018. A number of free activities were available to festival-goers. Flag-toting high school students and senior citizens alike lounged in lawn ...
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Florida amendment 13 could ban dog-racing

Florida amendment 13 could ban dog-racing

This November, Amendment 13 offers a chance for Florida voters to end greyhound racing in the state. Dog-racing has been practiced as a competitive sport in the United States for nearly a century, since the first commercial racetrack was opened...
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Celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival at New College

Celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival at New College

The Mid-Autumn Festival, called “Zhōngqiū Jié” in Mandarin Chinese, has been celebrated throughout Asia for thousands of years. Traditionally, family and friends come together to give thanks for the bountiful harvest, pay tribute to deities like the moo...
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Four Winds Cafe hosts first pop-up show of the year

Four Winds Cafe hosts first pop-up show of the year

On Friday, Sept. 21, the Four Winds Cafe hosted its first pop-up music show of the school year, showcasing up-and-coming Florida artists including newly-formed band Lemón Royale, Electro-R&B producer Nicholas Gambardella (who performs under the name Gamby...
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