The world, in brief

The world, in brief

Colombia: President Juan Manuel Santos declared an “economic, social and ecological” state of emergency following the landslide which killed at least 262 people in the city of Mocoa on April 1. The landslide was the result of a downpour of...
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Three candidates continue to campaign in city commission runoff

The race for two open city commission seats did not come to a close as expected on the March 14 election, as no candidate received more than 50 percent of the vote. Voters were able to choose two names out...
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Local representative cracks down on ‘gun-free zones,’ presents campus carry bill

Local representative cracks down on ‘gun-free zones,’ presents campus carry bill

Florida State Senator Greg Steube, R-Sarasota, known on campus for his win against Professor of Political Science, Frank Alcock, last November, has introduced a slew of gun-related bills that would reduce penalties or expand freedoms for firearm carriers in Fl...
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Comedy Friends earn top 5 spot at national improv tournament

Comedy Friends earn top 5 spot at national improv tournament

The Comedy Friends went to Chicago. For real this time. Out of 129 teams, the New College improv outfit were named one of the top five in the nation, when they proceeded to win at Super Regionals in the 10th...
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Going from A+ to Strong Sat: A thesis student’s guide to navigating (and making the best of) narrative evaluations

Going from A+ to Strong Sat: A thesis student’s guide to navigating (and making the best of) narrative evaluations

First-years will receive their first evaluations in the coming weeks, and although they may have experienced New College’s unique grading system by seeing little paragraphs stapled to exams rather than a letter or number at the top of the page,...
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New College, leftist politics and the third party: Our school’s role in the Bush-Gore election and questions for 2016

New College, leftist politics and the third party: Our school’s role in the Bush-Gore election and questions for 2016

When George W. Bush was elected president for his first term, many current thesis students were in kindergarten (first-years might have been toddlers), yet his presidency shaped, and ultimately determined, the outcomes of the most significant political events ...
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Retired NCPD Sg. Ken Vickers remembered as an advocate for students

Retired NCPD Sg. Ken Vickers remembered as an advocate for students

Retired New College Police Department (NCPD) Sergeant Kenneth “Ken” Vickers passed away in the early morning of Sept. 16. A friendly face on campus for 18 years, Vickers is remembered by students, faculty and staff as a warm, kind individual...
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‘Uncle Joe’ draws huge crowd at local rally for Hillary Clinton

‘Uncle Joe’ draws huge crowd at local rally for Hillary Clinton

In Sarasota, Vice President Joe Biden both charmed and inspired his audience with an impassioned speech. He was praised by opening speakers for his hard work, humble beginnings and honesty above all. “No one ever doubts I say what I...
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Pro-Trump sign inspires clash of supporters and protesters

Pro-Trump sign inspires clash of supporters and protesters

The nationwide fervor over the presidential election has impacted Sarasota in more ways than one, but the debate over democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and republican opponent Donald Trump hit very close to home for many New College students last week....
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Students seek alternatives to CWC prescribed birth control

Students seek alternatives to CWC prescribed birth control

As the first stop for students looking for cold medicine, condoms and counseling, the Counseling and Wellness Center (CWC) is an essential resource on campus. But for some students looking for a birth control prescription, the CWC’s services are either...
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