“No grad blues, just grad booze cruise” for 2014 cohort

“No grad blues, just grad booze cruise” for 2014 cohort

For time immemorial, Sarasota bay has seen New College students in all states of sobriety and celebration. But as the school changed with the passing decades, so did its festivities. With the majority of baccalaureate examination–or BACC dates–falling in late...
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New College graduate Steven Lubka: building a career out of cryptocurrency

New College graduate Steven Lubka: building a career out of cryptocurrency

When New College alum Steven Lubka (‘13) started learning about cryptocurrency, he unknowingly agreed to take a journey into a new innovative space which would end up employing him. In fact, Lubka currently has three different positions–two of them for...
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Americans are flocking to mega-churches

Americans are flocking to mega-churches

Celebrity pastor Joel Osteen has more than one million followers on Twitter. According to Nielsen Media, more than 10 million Americans watch his televised sermons every Sunday morning. Osteen’s Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas is the largest church in the....
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Gatsby returns to Caples for a night to remember

Gatsby returns to Caples for a night to remember

(all photos Miranda Gale/Tangent)   No matter their area of concentration, many denizens of New College read F. Scott Fitzgerald’s famous novel, The Great Gatsby, in high school or watched the 2013 film version with Leonardo DiCaprio as the titular...
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N.E. Bodied Entertainment puts on raucous rap/drag show

N.E. Bodied Entertainment puts on raucous rap/drag show

Crowded into the back of the bar, nearly 50 spectators danced and hollered through a glittering cabaret of hard-hitting raps and acrobatic drag performances. The show, called “Drag ‘Em!” was put on by New College’s own N.E. Bodied Entertainment at...
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From Emmett Kelly to Pee-Wee Herman to Steve-O: Sarasota’s clown history

From Emmett Kelly to Pee-Wee Herman to Steve-O: Sarasota’s clown history

In America, clowns have a multiplicity of meanings, evoking many different emotions. They’re associated with laughter, play, tragedy and fear. They’re also associated with Sarasota.   Clowns have existed in a plethora of forms across continents and ce...
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Pounds and pounds of cream cheese! 10 questions with Four Winds Manager Kira Albiez

Pounds and pounds of cream cheese! 10 questions with Four Winds Manager Kira Albiez

Tangent reporter, Cassie Manz, sat down with Kira Albiez (‘12), manager of the Four Winds, the student-run cafe on campus. Albiez has worked at Four Winds since the fall of 2015. She also attends school at the State College of...
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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 respons...
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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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