57 percent of NCF students do not plan to receive a flu shot this year

57 percent of NCF students do not plan to receive a flu shot this year

November marks the start of influenza (flu) season in the United States, which peaks in the winter months according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC). The CDC reported that last year around 80,000 Americans died from the flu, the...
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Alumnae/Alumni Association attempts to improve communication with current students

Alumnae/Alumni Association attempts to improve communication with current students

The Alumnae/Alumni Association is one of the more baffling entities that operates in the swampy marshes of New College. Students never receive any introduction to the group when they arrive for orientation, and in their upper years are often drowning...
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Sarasota Opera kicks off its fall season with The Barber of Seville

Sarasota Opera kicks off its fall season with The Barber of Seville

Sarasota Opera kicked off its fall season this week with three performances of Gioachino Rossini’s The Barber of Seville. The upcoming performances will take place on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 11 at 1:30 p.m. “The...
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Behind the scenes: Q&A with the Zombies Gamemasters

Behind the scenes: Q&A with the Zombies Gamemasters

“The End is Nigh” read a banner hanging over a Pei dorm balcony, signaling the onset of the annual Apocalypse at New College: “Zombies 2018: Apotheosis.” The weeklong event is an intense game of tag between humans, wearing red wristbands,...
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Take a Gap Year, NCF Students Advise

Take a Gap Year, NCF Students Advise

As young adults approach critical decisions, such as applying for university admission, many feel overwhelmed with feelings of confusion, self-doubt and dissatisfaction. For the first time, they consider the long-term future and ask themselves the age-old exis...
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Haunted history permeates old campus buildings

Haunted history permeates old campus buildings

As the night of fright looms ever closer, people crave the adrenaline which accompanies the haunting sensations of Halloween. Ghost stories provide the perfect outlet for that feeling, as they allow for the listeners to immerse themselves in the suspense...
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Halloween Horror Nights scareactors face harassment and assault by park guests

Halloween Horror Nights scareactors face harassment and assault by park guests

Due to licensing, scareactors cannot say that someone played a specific role, the proper term is “hung out with ____ (character).” Halloween Horror Nights (HHN) is a popular seasonal event in which tourists and locals visit realistic scare zones and...
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Artpool hosts a Boo-tiful show

Artpool hosts a Boo-tiful show

“Every show that we do is super themed, but this one is out-of-the-box crazy,” Marina Williams (‘06), owner of Artpool and New College alumna, said, referring to the annual Halloween Costume Bash ART pARTy that took place on Oct. 27....
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30th Annual Pumpkin Festival sparks fall feelings in SRQ

30th Annual Pumpkin Festival sparks fall feelings in SRQ

All of the senses are stimulated as one makes their way from the parking lots to the grounds of the Fruitville Grove Pumpkin Festival; the air is a medley of kettle corn, foods fried in Canola oil and a thriving...
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Local democratic candidates debate at NCF

Local democratic candidates debate at NCF

With the Nov. 6 election fast approaching, candidates are doing some last minute campaigning, trying to sway the votes in these contentious midterms. Three local candidates joined the debate-turned-panel hosted by the NCF Democrats at the Keating Center on Oct...
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