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Video Renaissance closes after 33 years

Sarasota’s long-standing independent video store and local gathering place, Video Renaissance, known for its eclectic catalogue and staff expertise, will close shop after 33 years in business. Bill Wooldridge opened up its first incarnation as “Cult Video” in 1985, then...
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What is this shift? A brief discussion of the new tutorial forms

Anyone participating in a tutorial this semester has had to take note of the school’s departure from sponsor initials on contracts. Now, perhaps due to the ongoing Growth Plan-era struggle for standardization, students are required to fill out an additional....
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The effects of opioid addiction in Sarasota

The effects of opioid addiction in Sarasota

The effects of the opioid crisis continue to endure in Sarasota. According to the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the leading cause of death in Sarasota among 15-34 year olds is drug abuse. “I think everyone is at risk,” Chief...
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The elephant in the Vatican: Pope silent against allegations of corruption

The elephant in the Vatican: Pope silent against allegations of corruption

In only 11 pages, Archbishop Carlo Vigano shocked over a billion Catholics. In the midst of the pedophilic sexual abuse allegations brought against Cardinal Theodore McCarrick—the first cardinal in the history of the Catholic Church to resign because of a...
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Change in mailbox policy upsets student body

Change in mailbox policy upsets student body

Student Admissions Representatives (STARs) on campus used to be proud to showcase the fact that most students participated in a tradition of keeping their mailboxes unlocked. This feature was attractive to newcomers. It reflected a campus culture of trust, hon...
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“A quiet man” Manuel Diaz-Canel to replace Castro leadership

“A quiet man” Manuel Diaz-Canel to replace Castro leadership

After 59 years of Castro leadership in Cuba, Manuel Díaz-Canel is set to replace Raúl Castro as the nation’s new head of state. While many would hope that a change in leadership might indicate a pivot in political thought away from...
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Sincerely, The Black Kids: A movie preview

Sincerely, The Black Kids: A movie preview

New College is White. This comes as no surprise. However, to many, what does come as surprise is this: small, liberal arts, “far leftist” establishments such as NCF can also be environments where racism is propagated. Thesis student Miles Iton’s...
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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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Why the Starbucks arrests happened and why they matter

Why the Starbucks arrests happened and why they matter

The arrests of two Black men in a Starbucks store, reactions and the corporation’s decision to close all 8,000 of their stores in the United States have dominated headlines. For those who somehow missed this story, Rashon Nelson and Dante...
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Detailing the Strategic Enrollment Management Plan

Detailing the Strategic Enrollment Management Plan

While a larger student base can give New College a better chance to rectify its weaknesses, there is a risk that a school of 1200 students losses the strength of a smaller community and institution. This 2017-2018 school year, Joy...
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