Why the Starbucks arrests happened and why they matter

Why the Starbucks arrests happened and why they matter

The arrests of two Black men in a Starbucks store, reactions and the corporation’s decision to close all 8,000 of their stores in the United States have dominated headlines. For those who somehow missed this story, Rashon Nelson and Dante...
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Fogartyville center bought by WSLR

Fogartyville center bought by WSLR

“We just have to create alternatives, so we are trying to get people to imagine what could it be and how can we help get it there,” Arlene Sweeting, former director of the Peace and Action Center and Fogartyville, said...
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Of Scales and Slithers: the tales of reptile ownership

Of Scales and Slithers: the tales of reptile ownership

Snakes are iconic. Banana the python killed it at the 2001 MTV Music Video Awards perched elegantly on Britney Spears. Taylor Swift infamously, or famously, embraced the label of “snake” after she was exposed by Kim Kardashian. Given the mild...
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How misdiagnosis in women’s health is “doing harm” to us all

How misdiagnosis in women’s health is “doing harm” to us all

Between routine misdiagnosis and the long history of excluding women’s bodies and symptoms in medical practice, women in the United States may be subject to subpar care when stepping foot into their doctor’s office or the emergency room. In her...
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Black communities of Bradenton are saying no to proposed flyover

Black communities of Bradenton are saying no to proposed flyover

  As anyone driving in the Sarasota-Manatee area is aware, traffic is horrible. The snowbirds have flown down–rather they drove, and they are driving locals up the wall. Recently, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) proposed a plan to ma...
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Day(s) of Dialogue: students to take “ACTIONS” addressing U.S. immigration policy

Day(s) of Dialogue: students to take “ACTIONS” addressing U.S. immigration policy

For 2018, Day of Dialogue will become ACTIONS–which stands for Active Conversations To Initiate Our Next Steps–and there will be no class cancellation for the events.  Instead, ACTIONS will take place over several days and will work around classes...
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“Black Panther” release exemplifies Black excellence and the importance of positive representation

“Black Panther” release exemplifies Black excellence and the importance of positive representation

“Black Panther” took audiences on a journey to the nation of Wakanda, portraying its hidden technological advancements seamlessly intermingled into an urban, African space complete with bright costuming and breathtaking scenery. Set against this b...
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Write Night: The WRC is the place to go as finals loom over the horizon

Write Night: The WRC is the place to go as finals loom over the horizon

  No prompts or preparations are required for students to get help with their lab reports or reflection papers at New College of Florida’s Writing Resource Center (WRC). Tucked away down a hall in the Jane Banecroft library, New College’s...
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The political upheaval in Zimbabwe

The political upheaval in Zimbabwe

The Zimbabwean government is facing a military takeover, although the army refuses to call it such. Soldiers reportedly took control of the state broadcaster and blocked access to government offices on Wednesday, Nov. 15. The citizens of Zimbabwe will likely.....
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Holiday promotion gone political

Holiday promotion gone political

The creators of the popular party game, Cards Against Humanity, have tasked themselves with saving America. That is not a typo, nor, sadly, is it far fetched given the year that 2017 has been. What embarking upon the quest to...
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