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 existential question: “Is this...
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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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Sheryl Oring’s ‘Agitype: Changing the World One Letter at a Time’ at RCAD

Sheryl Oring’s ‘Agitype: Changing the World One Letter at a Time’ at RCAD

The act of questioning is a central aspect of Sheryl Oring’s artistic process. Questions—and their answers—serve as the inspiration for a number of the work featured in Oring’s current exhibition at Ringling College of Art and Design (RCAD).  Entitled...
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Expression and empowerment found through dance classes

Expression and empowerment found through dance classes

Engaging in dance academically can be thought of as an elite or intimidating experience. However, the options at New College—which have multiplied over the years—allow for approaches to movement that are far different from the stereotype of intense competi...
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Selby Gardens embraces ‘endless forms’ in annual orchid show

Selby Gardens embraces ‘endless forms’ in annual orchid show

As October winds down, fall is finally here, bringing with it pumpkin patches, trick-or-treating and, just maybe, temperatures below 75 degrees. In Sarasota, there’s one sure sign of the new season: Marie Selby Botanical Gardens’ annual Orchid Show, which ...
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Paper contracts to be phased out by spring 2019

Paper contracts to be phased out by spring 2019

New College’s students have known the way of paper contracts for years. Meeting with advisers, during office hours or at the last minute, to discuss courses and goals for the semester and then scrambling to the Registrar’s Office with the...
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