“No grad blues, just grad booze cruise” for 2014 cohort

“No grad blues, just grad booze cruise” for 2014 cohort

For time immemorial, Sarasota bay has seen New College students in all states of sobriety and celebration. But as the school changed with the passing decades, so did its festivities. With the majority of baccalaureate examination–or BACC dates–falling in late...
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Gatsby returns to Caples for a night to remember

Gatsby returns to Caples for a night to remember

(all photos Miranda Gale/Tangent)   No matter their area of concentration, many denizens of New College read F. Scott Fitzgerald’s famous novel, The Great Gatsby, in high school or watched the 2013 film version with Leonardo DiCaprio as the titular...
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Stout with the old, in with the brew: Growlers tapped for makeover by local restaurant group

Stout with the old, in with the brew: Growlers tapped for makeover by local restaurant group

Known for trivia nights hosted by a variety of personalities, live music and a rotating list of draft beers ranging in locality from all across the state, the popular neighborhood hangout spot and pub Growlers has closed. A feature on...
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The Waterfront: a short history

The Waterfront: a short history

  27*22.80N, 082*33.89W. For generations of water-loving students, this coordinate point marks the first place they rigged a sailboat, went on an afternoon-long kayaking adventure or learned how to windsurf. While this is a place in common to many cohorts...
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Complications in visibility: “Altered Carbon” and issues of casting

Complications in visibility: “Altered Carbon” and issues of casting

From Mickey Rooney as Mr. Yunioshi in Breakfast At Tiffany’s to Scarlett Johansson in the 2017 live-action version of Ghost in the Shell, Hollywood has a long and abysmal track record of miscasting White actors as East Asian characters.   ...
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Growth and nostalgia: Reunion Weekend 2018

Growth and nostalgia: Reunion Weekend 2018

(all photos Miranda Gale/Tangent)   The back porch at Four Winds was packed and not entirely with millennials for once. At the Nostalgia Coffeehouse event for the 2018 alumni reunion, former and current New College denizens of all ages squeezed...
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Racing Dog Retirement Project makes adopting greyhounds accessible

Racing Dog Retirement Project makes adopting greyhounds accessible

  Greyhounds may be the fastest dogs in the world, but they’re also mellow, magnanimous and grade-A couch potatoes. And unlike many kinds of purebred dogs, where obtaining the family pet of one’s dreams may involve back-and-forths with breeders, waiti...
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Have gambling and greyhounds run their course? A potential amendment to the Florida constitution

Have gambling and greyhounds run their course? A potential amendment to the Florida constitution

  By economic standards, greyhound racing is a dying sport. Bets placed on live Florida races have dropped 56.6 percent since 2006 and public support is at an all time low, with top Google searches for “greyhound racing” delivering viewers...
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Food pantry gains 501.3 (c) status

Food pantry gains 501.3 (c) status

From resident advisor (RA) events stocked with snacks, to the community Ham card present at the end of the semester, efforts to alleviate student hunger have often ran into complications. However, after a long process, a more permanent solution has...
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White Rabbit Red Rabbit: or ostrich impressions and metafiction

White Rabbit Red Rabbit: or ostrich impressions and metafiction

  An audience of exactly 64–we counted–packed tight in a dark room. Two glasses of water and a vial of “poison” on a glass-topped table. One actor, who had never seen the script before it was handed to him onstage...
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