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“Caitlyn talks science”: Sleep as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease?

There is a copious amount of experimental evidence linking the importance of sleep to memory formation and other cognitive processes. It is known that many with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) – a degenerative, and currently incurable, memory disease – do not...
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This week’s Netflix pick: “Peaky Blinders”

The Netflix original series Peaky Blinders is basically The Godfather except it is set in 1919, takes place in Birmingham, England, prefers razor blades over guns, never makes a mention of cannolis and has swapped the young Al Pacino for...
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Natural Sciences Seminars promote scholarship every Friday

  During Sam Savin’s time as provost almost ten years ago, a new institution was created at the college: the Natural Sciences Seminars. Still continuing today, the weekly seminars, open to students, faculty, and staff alike, invite professionals in a...
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This week’s Netflix pick: Daredevil brings the grit and darkness to the fantastical Marvel universe

To be honest, I have always been a DC kind of guy. Marvel’s heroes and villains just seem to knock each other around some without doing any real damage, and the impact of their fighting is lost upon me. “Daredevil”...
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Not so ‘NEW’ College: The Wall, defined

During the past semester at New College, much discussion was held between the administration and student government over what constitutes an event, a wall, and when students are allowed to congregate. As it turns out, this is not a new...
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Caitlyn talks science: 2015 anniversaries of science milestones

Since most occurred over the span of years, it is difficult to pin down one specific day for some of history’s most pressing scientific achievements. However, through some generalizing and fine-tuning, many advancements have managed to nab a single date...
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This Week’s Netflix Pick: Documentary ‘The Culture High’ goes beyond the question of legalization

At the end of last month, thousands of people stood in line at the nation’s capital to receive free cannabis seeds from the D.C. Cannabis Campaign headquarters. Roughly 25,000 seeds were given out over the two-day event. The legalization of...
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Not So “NEW” College: The Declaration of Independence

The New College Student Alliance is an ever-present fixture on our campus, but there was a time when it temporarily disappeared. That time was the late 70s, when New College was absorbed into University of South Florida (USF) as part...
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“Caitlyn talks science”: Revolutionizing medical diagnoses?

With the growing demand for faster, more efficient and less expensive diagnosis techniques, particularly in developing countries, research on new biosensing technology and an accompanying phone application has the potential to bring identification of diseases ...
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Not so “NEW” College

Activism has a long history at New College. From a long and complicated legal battle with the airport to the present day work on campus with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, students at this school have always had a vested...
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