Booker Middle launches hydroponics program

Booker Middle launches hydroponics program

Devin Slegeski held a packet of lettuce seeds up to his eighth grade science class at Booker Middle and asked, “What am I holding here?” The kids responded with conviction: seeds – duh. “Wrong,” Slegeski said. “I’m holding $15,000.” That’s...
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Danish scholar gives talk on feminism and academia

Under the tumultuous new presidential administration, even the ever-objective world of academia has begun to engage with activism. A talk was held by Danish scholar, Bjarke Oxlund, in the Anthropology Lab last Wednesday, May 3, to discuss tensions between femi...
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Family and friends remember Rodney Mitchell

Family and friends remember Rodney Mitchell

CW: police brutality, racism The Sarasota officers that shot Rodney Mitchell five years ago are still on duty today. A documentary screening and dinner was held at the Peace Education and Action Center this past Sunday, March 19, to celebrate...
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Newtown Alive comes to New College

The living history of a community once segregated from Sarasota. That’s what Newtown Alive has preserved – in all its success and struggle – and that’s what the project’s director Vickie Oldham shared with guests from New College and wider...
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Suiting up for Sarasota Democrats’ dinner party

The Sarasota Democratic Party’s Annual Kennedy-King Dinner is a fine opportunity to meet and mingle with local democrats and tap into political and activist currents in the area. It is also a chance to sit pretty for a night. The...
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SAC clears up budget discrepancy

After careful accounting and a few impromptu meetings, the Student Allocations Committee (SAC) has cleared up what was thought to be a budget discrepancy. At the close of the Feb. 5 SAC meeting, the remainder of the budget was recorded...
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Green Fee funds $50,000 to make Heiser expansion solar powered

Five years of sustainability advocacy – and $50,000 – have finally resulted in the accomplishment of a long-standing goal: solar panels have been approved for installment on the roof of the new Heiser extension. An ambitious solar energy initiative...
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How a liberal school faces a conservative presidency

Since the inauguration, the effects of a Donald Trump presidency have rippled across intellectual and communal landscapes far and wide. Reports of policies, executive orders, cabinet nominees and tweets are screeched into the ears of nearly everybody on a dail...
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How to survive Winter Break

How to survive Winter Break

I don’t mean to assume but I’m willing to wager that some of you share the same apprehension I have of going home for break. The way it goes for me, I feel like a fish out of water for...
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Black Lives Matter Manasota continues to empower black lives

Black Lives Matter Manasota continues to empower black lives

  An update on the Rodney Mitchell campaign, a fifth annual toy drive and a discussion on the safety pin trend, were all on the agenda at the Black Lives Matter Manatee-Sarasota meeting, held on the New College campus in...
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