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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2017 Trans Day of Rememberance mourns deadliest year on record for transgender Americans

2017 Trans Day of Rememberance mourns deadliest year on record for transgender Americans

For nearly 20 years, Nov. 20 has marked the Transgender Day of Remembrance. What began as a way to memorialize the death of transwoman Rita Hester, who was murdered in 1998, has grown into a national movement to shine a...
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Food pantry gains 501.3 (c) status

Food pantry gains 501.3 (c) status

From resident advisor (RA) events stocked with snacks, to the community Ham card present at the end of the semester, efforts to alleviate student hunger have often ran into complications. However, after a long process, a more permanent solution has...
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The Dort door shitter, lube wrestling and other stories from New College alumni

The Dort door shitter, lube wrestling and other stories from New College alumni

  “I talked to the roommate of the Dort door shitter. He said the Dort door shitter was Richard, and it was room 204,” third-year, Bianca Persechino said with a straight face to the Catalyst. “I don’t know if we...
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Pentagon pays for service members’ gender transition surgery

Pentagon pays for service members’ gender transition surgery

In a shocking turn of events, the Pentagon approved and paid for the gender transition surgery for a transgender active-duty service member—a move that comes just four months after Donald Trump announced a ban on transgender people serving in the...
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Australia to become 26th country to legalize same-sex unions

Australia to become 26th country to legalize same-sex unions

The Australian Bureau of Statistics announced last week that the majority of voting-age Australians indicated support for same-sex marriage in a historic and voluntary postal survey. The results pave the way for the Parliament to consider a same-sex marriage b...
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Students petition to give thousands the right to vote

Students petition to give thousands the right to vote

  “Can’t we find it in our hearts to choose to forgive and not forever condemn?” Governor Charlie Crist asked Florida’s Executive Clemency Board in 2007. He was attempting what Floridians are attempting to do still today: give a second...
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Texas State University suspends all Greek life following the death of a pledge

Texas State University suspends all Greek life following the death of a pledge

Texas State University (TSU) moved to halt all Greek life activities on Nov. 15, a day after a 20-year-old fraternity pledge, Matthew Ellis, died following an off-campus social event. San Marcos police reported being called on scene at 11:35 a.m....
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Congressional Affairs: Senator Al Franken facing two accusations, Roy Moore eight

Congressional Affairs: Senator Al Franken facing two accusations, Roy Moore eight

  Another woman—33-year-old Lindsay Menz—has accused Sen. Al Franken D-Mn. of inappropriately touching her, this time in 2010, only hours after Leeann Tweeden levied the first accusation of sexual harassment on the senator. Meanwhile, eight women, man...
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How arts funding can fill in gaps of institutional support

How arts funding can fill in gaps of institutional support

The following article is a continuation to the “Funding for art resources draws a blank” piece by Jacob Wentz. The previous article can be accessed online at ncfcatalyst.com.   As hopeful faculty hires provide presentations on Chilean protests and sci...
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