The crypto cheat sheet: what you need to know about currency

The crypto cheat sheet: what you need to know about currency

Bitcoin is a decentralized payments system. It is the first distributed ledger network of its kind. The descriptive word ‘distributed’ necessitates the decentralized character of this innovation. This necessarily disrupts centralized–traditionally institutional–actors’ presence in society. It is unclear how effective...
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Life’s a beach – and then there’s “dead” trees

Life’s a beach – and then there’s “dead” trees

In a few years Beer Can Island may cease to exist. Affectionately known as “Dead Tree Beach” to students, the spot has been a popular place for hammock lovers and dolphin-watchers of all AOCs.   “Over the years, depending on...
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Popping the question: the benefits of marriage and living together for students

Popping the question: the benefits of marriage and living together for students

At a school known for its nonconformity, marriages–one of the more traditional societal norms–happen more than one might imagine. In the spirit of innovation and our [u]niquely brilliant motto, several students have tied the knot as a way of gaming...
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On the Precipice: a celebration of thesis student artwork

On the Precipice: a celebration of thesis student artwork

The annual senior thesis art student show opens at Caples in the Isermann Gallery with an opening reception on Friday, Apr. 13, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. The exhibition, entitled On the Precipice: Transitions + Thresholds, will feature the work...
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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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What’s the buzz? Environmental Studies students bring beehives back to campus

What’s the buzz? Environmental Studies students bring beehives back to campus

For the third time in New College history, beehives will occupy our campus. The college is participating in the Sarasota Honey Company’s Host-A-Hive Program, in which Owner and Head Beekeeper Alma Johnson will manage and maintain the hives while the...
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I attempted to re-live Spring Breakers so you don’t have to

I attempted to re-live Spring Breakers so you don’t have to

In 2012, enfant terrible filmmaker Harmony Korine changed the discourse around a college rite of passage: Spring Break. His abject, star studded film Spring Breakers featured all the tropes of neon bikinis, binge drinking and EDM, interspersed with robberies, ...
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Installations, Portraits, Video: how can you really thesis?

Installations, Portraits, Video: how can you really thesis?

Up until the summer of your third year at New College, the thesis project seems something of a myth, the final undergraduate proposal of knowledge. Even when you’re an underclassman and have friends that are thesis students—you don’t really know...
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On loneliness, language barriers and living abroad: two students share their experiences studying abroad last semester

On loneliness, language barriers and living abroad: two students share their experiences studying abroad last semester

BY AUDREY WARNE AND CASSIE MANZ On language barriers Cassie: How has the experience of taking all of your classes in French been? Audrey: It’s been frustrating, but it’s also been good at certain points. Sometimes I’m sitting there and...
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What you gon’ bump to?

What you gon’ bump to?

BY BREE NIEVES, MILES ITON AND NOAH BASLAW   Computer Luv – Ravyn Lenae + Steve Lacey (Crush EP) Ravyn Lenae is an 18-year-old Chicago native. She has been kicking it in the music scene for the past couple of...
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