Better beekeeping: how Alma Johnson is diversifying the honey industry

Better beekeeping: how Alma Johnson is diversifying the honey industry

A recent partnership with the Sarasota Honey Company (SHC) brought beehives to campus, providing educational opportunities to students, pollen to the food forest and, eventually, honey to the Four Winds Cafe. In addition to advocating for environmental responsibility, the Sarasota...
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Looking to get into podcasts? Check out these podcasts that students love!

Looking to get into podcasts? Check out these podcasts that students love!

It was a surprise to me when, upon a quick Google search, I discovered that the first podcast was created in 2004, by Adam Curry and Dave Winer. Later that year, Ben Hammersley came up with the word “podcasting,” a...
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Of Scales and Slithers: the tales of reptile ownership

Of Scales and Slithers: the tales of reptile ownership

Snakes are iconic. Banana the python killed it at the 2001 MTV Music Video Awards perched elegantly on Britney Spears. Taylor Swift infamously, or famously, embraced the label of “snake” after she was exposed by Kim Kardashian. Given the mild...
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“Control of depiction”: Artist Hank Willis Thomas grapples with gender and race in advertisements

“Control of depiction”: Artist Hank Willis Thomas grapples with gender and race in advertisements

  At the entrance to the gallery, emblazoned in glowing white neon, is the phrase “It’s everywhere around you, you want to be, the life you were meant to live.” The piece, entitled Caesar’s Visa, is an appropriate lead-in for...
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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 in...
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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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