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Video Renaissance closes after 33 years

Sarasota’s long-standing independent video store and local gathering place, Video Renaissance, known for its eclectic catalogue and staff expertise, will close shop after 33 years in business. Bill Wooldridge opened up its first incarnation as “Cult Video” in 1985, then...
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What is this shift? A brief discussion of the new tutorial forms

Anyone participating in a tutorial this semester has had to take note of the school’s departure from sponsor initials on contracts. Now, perhaps due to the ongoing Growth Plan-era struggle for standardization, students are required to fill out an additional....
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Liberation Breakfast in Newtown

Liberation Breakfast in Newtown

On the third Saturday of every month, the Liberation Breakfast is held in Newtown by Answer Suncoast and the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL). Professionals, students, activists and community organizers gather together at the Newtown Estates Park to pr...
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Crisis Pregnancy Centers in Sarasota: The pro-life alternative to Planned Parenthood

Crisis Pregnancy Centers in Sarasota: The pro-life alternative to Planned Parenthood

In the state of Florida, there are around 200 crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) and only about 30 Planned Parenthood clinics, according to Planned Parenthood Regional Organizer Annie Rosenblum. The former consists of mostly faith-based, non-profit organizations ...
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CWC expands medical services

CWC expands medical services

At the start of this semester the Counseling and Wellness Center (CWC) expanded the medical services provided for students as the result of a partnership with University of South Florida (USF) Health. This extensive healthcare group services students at variou...
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Free Activities for Broke College Students

Free Activities for Broke College Students

The city of Sarasota, a well-to-do or “bougie” retirement and tourist destination, doesn’t exactly cater to low-budget college students. However, there are plenty of activities, besides going to the beach, that won’t break the bank. Thanks to suggestio...
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Table to Farm: The benefits (and inefficiencies) of on-campus composting

Table to Farm: The benefits (and inefficiencies) of on-campus composting

“Bring back the worms!” Julene Valmaña, a Teaching Assistant (TA)-in-training, cried. Thesis student and Compost TA Allegra Nolan discussed current issues in New College’s compost system in the common room of the Sustainability Living Learning Community...
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The art of the selfie: a photography exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg explores the intimate history of self-portraiture

The art of the selfie: a photography exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg explores the intimate history of self-portraiture

Though the term selfie is now a ubiquitous part of our vernacular, the act of taking a photo of one’s self is not usually viewed as the creative process of an artist. “This is Not a Selfie: Photographic Self-Portraits from...
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Securing summer internships: on-campus tools and takes

Securing summer internships: on-campus tools and takes

As the semester comes to a close, students are longing for summer. While many plan to spend their break travelling, working, relaxing by the beach or all three, some intend to gain relevant career experience through summer internships. “Students, we...
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What is postmodernism?

What is postmodernism?

Your education at this institution has been defined by a circular chase for a single concept. You’ve used it in four papers, without knowing what it means. You hesitate to ask for its definition, for fear of simultaneous ridicule and...
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