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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Sarasota Climate Justice Coalition kicks off its Campaign for Solar at the Reserve

Sarasota Climate Justice Coalition kicks off its Campaign for Solar at the Reserve

Movement for Renewables in Sarasota Earlier this year, the city of Sarasota made a pledge to convert to using completely renewable energies by the year 2030. A contract with FPL means that the target date for a complete residential switch...
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Take a knee, Manatee! Manatee students press Board of Education for the right to kneel

Take a knee, Manatee! Manatee students press Board of Education for the right to kneel

“Compulsory unification of opinion achieves only the unanimity of the graveyard,” the Supreme Court said in West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette, a famous case for students’ rights. It was overruling a previous one, Minersville School Distr...
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Students partner with NOAA for undergraduate thesis research

Students partner with NOAA for undergraduate thesis research

After decades of plummeting shark populations around the world–with some species having declined by 50 percent in the last 15 years and others by around 80 percent–shark nursery areas have been on the rise thanks to federal and local efforts,...
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Stormy weather approached Sarasota, local whiskey sour enthusiasts take little to no heed

Stormy weather approached Sarasota, local whiskey sour enthusiasts take little to no heed

A mere day before Hurricane Irma was predicted to make landfall in Florida, many residents of Sarasota had either evacuated or boarded up their homes and businesses. Like the others, Memories Lounge on Tamiami Trail was boarded up in preparation...
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Banner revealed in defense of DACA recipients

Banner revealed in defense of DACA recipients

Within hours of the announcement that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals would be phased out over the next six months,, a group consisting of both New College students and Sarasota-Manatee residents assembled outside of New College’s ACE building to....
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