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Sarasota Jungle Gardens: Reptiles, mammals and birds, oh my!

In Sarasota lies a 10-acre oasis of breathtaking landscape, home to myriad of rare and beautiful creatures that serve as an extraordinary, if only temporary, escape from civilization. Sarasota Jungle Gardens has been a family-owned sanctuary since its establishment in...
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Bookstores in SRQ

All good readers know one should never flip to the last page. Yet that is exactly what reactionary headlines have been doing by prophesizing the death of bookstores. Although it is true that large chains such as Borders have perished,...
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Quidditch World Cup takes flight this weekend

  Fans of the Harry Potter series and sport fanatics alike are preparing for the United States Quidditch (USQ) World Cup, to be held this weekend in Rock Hill, South Carolina. With a lineup of 80 teams as well as...
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Harry Potter and the new wizarding world

  J.K. Rowling’s legendary Harry Potter series has sparked worldwide fascination and an ever-growing fan base. The books have inspired amusement parks and various organizations such as United States Quidditch (USQ). Last summer, Universal Studios Japan ...
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99 problems and Jay-Z thinks the way to stream music is one

The music streaming industry has become saturated with different companies all trying to be the favorite. In a world of the “customer comes first” and “have it your way,” Jay Z’s streaming company, Tidal, strives to put the artist first...
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Spring break forever: A history

  The traffic has suddenly increased in Sarasota; the beaches are flooded with people; restaurants are packed to the brim with old and young alike. It all signals the arrival of spring – the season of fertility and awakening. A...
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Kayaking on Crystal River: Adventure’s just a paddle away!

  With turquoise freshwater, abundant and friendly fish, and the famous Florida manatee, the town of Crystal River, and the Three Sisters Spring in particular, is a hidden gem not to be missed, and only two hours away from Sarasota....
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Spotify popular among NCF students

  Companies big and small have been scrambling to get a leg up in a business where dealing with record labels, artists and piracy creates legitimate problems. Music streaming did not start or end with the Swedish company Spotify, but...
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How New College campus culture has changed

  Alum Lawrence Levine, Professor of Humanities Gordon “Mike” Michalson and Professor of Philosophy Aron Edidin, also an alum, talked to the Catalyst about changes in campus culture throughout their time here. “It was always a very accepting place, ...
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Get your Netflix fix: New College streaming habits

    Alongside access to a content library larger than a petabyte – which is a million gigabytes – Netflix users spend about a billion hours a month streaming, totaling 5.1 billion hours in quarter two (spring) of 2014. The...
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