Bye bye Rick Scott! Four democrats to run in Florida’s 2018 gubernatorial election

Bye bye Rick Scott! Four democrats to run in Florida’s 2018 gubernatorial election

  The start of November marks approximately one year until Florida’s 2018 gubernatorial election that represents the long-awaited end of incumbent Republican Governor Rick Scott’s eight-year term. Currently four democratic candidates have declared that they will be running in the...
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The Student Coalition for Combating Homelessness and Poverty addresses increase in houseless population

The Student Coalition for Combating Homelessness and Poverty addresses increase in houseless population

A 2016 report by the Suncoast Partnership to End Homelessness revealed that there are 1,468 people in Manatee and Sarasota counties who are homeless. 497 reside in Manatee County and 971 in Sarasota County. This report disclosed a 207 person...
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Jennifer Lin awarded second place in Division G Toastmasters competition

Jennifer Lin awarded second place in Division G Toastmasters competition

While students were finally winding down from a week of midterms and preparing for their fall break adventures, members from the campus Toastmasters chapter were partaking in the Fall 2017 Toastmasters Humorous Speech and Table Topics Contest in Division G,...
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Not so New College: stories of ghosts and spirits from the past

Not so New College: stories of ghosts and spirits from the past

  Ninety-one years after the death of Charles Ringling, ghosts and spirits continue to swarm the dusty halls of College Hall and the eerie corners of the rest of campus. The Catalyst asked current students and alumni to share their...
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Program promises to impart students with toolkit for change

Program promises to impart students with toolkit for change

  Director of Student Activities and Campus Engagement Tara Centeno and Director of Diversity and Inclusion Autumn Harrell recently sent a somewhat mysterious, but promising, email to the students list promoting a program they wish to launch at the start....
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STEMfem-inist Friday: Perspectives from women faculty

STEMfem-inist Friday: Perspectives from women faculty

  Seven well-revered women faculty sat in an Academic Center of Excellence (ACE) classroom at the first Feminist Friday of the semester to discuss their experiences as women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. STEMfem-inist ...
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Spelman College announces new policy regarding enrollment of transgender students

Spelman College announces new policy regarding enrollment of transgender students

In an age of constantly evolving understandings and experiences of gender, historical women’s colleges and universities across the country are faced with the task of updating and reassessing their admission policies. Spelman College, a historically Black lib...
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New year, new NCSA

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) elections. Third-year Ximena Pedroza...
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Snooty, the world’s oldest manatee, dead, and not from old age

Snooty, the world’s oldest manatee, dead, and not from old age

  July was a tumultuous month for both Sarasota-Bradenton locals and Manatee lovers, alike. Just two days after Snooty the Manatee’s 69th birthday, he was found dead in what South Florida Museum officials called “a heartbreaking accident,” according...
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California wildfires threaten more than just communities

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, some are questioning the utility of suc...
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