Efforts to preserve Newtown find their way into local classrooms

Efforts to preserve Newtown find their way into local classrooms

This year, the history of Newtown will be a part of Sarasota public education during Black History month. Thanks in large part to a partnership with Newtown Alive, a local organization dedicated to sharing the history of Newtown, fourth graders...
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Daquiri Owners make grab for Lido

Daquiri Owners make grab for Lido

Lido Beach Development Partners LLC, run by the owners of Daquiri Deck, are in negotiations with the city of Sarasota over a development project on Lido Beach. The proposed development would allow the proprietors of Daquiri Deck to add a...
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Evita, Tony Award-winning musical, comes to Asolo

Evita, Tony Award-winning musical, comes to Asolo

In el Cementerio, a cemetery in the heart of Buenos Aires, the richest families of the city are buried in ostentatious and expensive tombs, lined like a little neighborhood, the ultimate posthumous-gated community. In a back alley of sorts, away...
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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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Safe HOME at University of South Florida hosts first annual Slut Walk

Safe HOME at University of South Florida hosts first annual Slut Walk

  (All photos by Michala Head/Catalyst) The Slut Walk was an effort to call to attention that University of South Florida was not doing enough to ensure the safety of their students, instead opting to continue to accept the tuition...
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Bayfront Clambake raises over $240,000 for international and out of state student scholarships

Bayfront Clambake raises over $240,000 for international and out of state student scholarships

  Bikes and bare feet are a common sight at the bay. So when over 300 Sarasota residents arrived to mingle, eat seafood and participate in an auction, it could only mean one thing: the 39th annual New England Clambake...
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Boycott Wendy’s! Local protest highlights abuse of farmworker women

Boycott Wendy’s! Local protest highlights abuse of farmworker women

  The newly-formed Sarasota Fair Food group and the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) organized a protest at a local Wendy’s restaurant on Sunday to highlight the pervasive sexual abuse against farmworker women in Wendy’s supply chain. Activists of...
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Tampa residents concerned over possible serial killer

Tampa residents concerned over possible serial killer

The shooting of 22-year-old college student Benjamin Mitchell on the night of Oct. 9 was the first murder at the hands of a mysterious killer who has left the police perplexed and residents of the Seminole Heights community on edge....
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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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Sarasota steps towards the future with Selby Gardens growth plan

Sarasota steps towards the future with Selby Gardens growth plan

    One of the first places that come to mind with the word “growth” is the gardens. Flowers, trees, and grass grow everyday, for five dollars, students can visit Marie Selby Botanical Gardens (Selby Gardens) and witness a piece...
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