Republican tax plan passes through the House, Senate Panel: how might it affect you?

Republican tax plan passes through the House, Senate Panel: how might it affect you?

Without holding one hearing to discuss the over 400-page legislature, the Republican tax plan—the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act—was passed through the Senate Finance Committee (SFC) and the House of Representatives. The bill passed through the House with a vote...
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Have gambling and greyhounds run their course? A potential amendment to the Florida constitution

Have gambling and greyhounds run their course? A potential amendment to the Florida constitution

  By economic standards, greyhound racing is a dying sport. Bets placed on live Florida races have dropped 56.6 percent since 2006 and public support is at an all time low, with top Google searches for “greyhound racing” delivering viewers...
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Sulfuric acid scare highlights safety concerning accessibility and federal regulations on chemicals

Sulfuric acid scare highlights safety concerning accessibility and federal regulations on chemicals

Sulfuric acid is a chemical capable of corroding paper, metal and human skin. It has the potential to cause blindness, and is unique in its ability to also cause thermal burns as a result of dehydration. This chemical can be...
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U.S. sees mass shooting nearly every day, no solution in sight

U.S. sees mass shooting nearly every day, no solution in sight

  “We have a lot of mental health problems in our country, as do other countries. But this isn’t a guns situation. I mean, we could go into it, but it’s a little bit soon to go into it,” President...
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The Student Coalition for Combating Homelessness and Poverty addresses increase in houseless population

The Student Coalition for Combating Homelessness and Poverty addresses increase in houseless population

A 2016 report by the Suncoast Partnership to End Homelessness revealed that there are 1,468 people in Manatee and Sarasota counties who are homeless. 497 reside in Manatee County and 971 in Sarasota County. This report disclosed a 207 person...
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In case you missed it: action-packed fall semester for the NCSA

In case you missed it: action-packed fall semester for the NCSA

“Everything that has a possibility of going wrong has gone wrong,”  third-year and New College Student Alliance Chief of Staff (NCSA CoS) Katie Thurston said. It may not be apparent to the casual reader of meeting minutes or the once-a-year...
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The internet, propaganda’s new frontier: social media companies under fire in election meddling investigations

The internet, propaganda’s new frontier: social media companies under fire in election meddling investigations

126 million―that’s the approximate number of American Facebook users the social media giant estimated were exposed to advertisements posted on the site by the Internet Research Agency (IRA), a Russian marketing firm. 139 million―the total number of Ameri...
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Remembering Professor Glenn Cuomo

Remembering Professor Glenn Cuomo

  During a staff appreciation event last Friday, Nov. 3, New College of Florida President Donal O’Shea made the following remarks: “Glenn had an acute eye for the absurd, and he could talk at length on some oddity or other,...
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Million Hoodies Movement for Justice launches its National Week of Action

Million Hoodies Movement for Justice launches its National Week of Action

  Just after midnight last Thursday, a small group of student activists filed into the WSLR radio station to promote and discuss the Million Hoodies Movement for Justice National Week of Action. Million Hoodies formed in response to the 2012...
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Funding for art resources draws a blank

Funding for art resources draws a blank

As students gathered to support the pre-thesis art show, various works were admired for their aesthetics, deeper meanings and connections to the artists. Though some appreciate the time and process that it takes to create the pieces, most fail to...
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