Boys, butts and baseball: Take Me Out review

Boys, butts and baseball: Take Me Out review

  Boys, baseball and butts–yes, bare: three elements that may, at first, deter some typical play-goers. These components, however, provide the basis for an important story that addresses issues of homophobia, class struggles, racism and masculinity. From Sept. 22 to...
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CHEAP EATS OF MANASOTA

CHEAP EATS OF MANASOTA

For college students, free time is frequently plagued by the lingering feeling that one should be doing something else–something productive and homework related. Eating out is a luxury that many students don’t have the time or money for and is,...
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Exploring Siesta Key, on MTV and in real life

Exploring Siesta Key, on MTV and in real life

    For the under-34-year-old demographic in Sarasota, where one in three residents are over the age of 65, the city may not seem like much of a party spot. In the area around New College, young people are often...
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Songs you should hear: World Peace

In the wake of so much tragedy happening throughout the world, it might be nice to think about the good that can exist in the world. These selections reflect artists in search for world peace and love.   “Imagine” by...
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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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Double Knit: the stories of Diana Hayes

Double Knit: the stories of Diana Hayes

  During my recent trip to Hendersonville, North Carolina, I had a chance to sit down with Double Knit author Diana Jane Hayes, and her partner and caregiver, Chuck Hayes. The Double Knit books are autobiographies that chronicle Diana’s life...
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Which up-and-coming artist may be in your class?

Which up-and-coming artist may be in your class?

  In the days of The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd and Madonna, music may have been far more difficult to distribute and make accessible to the masses. With the myriad of online platforms,  including SoundCloud — which is now nearing...
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New Gorillaz album released after 7 years of silence

New Gorillaz album released after 7 years of silence

  Gorillaz’ new album is an apocalyptic dance-party playlist inspired by the catastrophic doomsday reality we are now experiencing caused by the new presidency. “Humanz (Deluxe)” runs 26 tracks, six of which are interludes less than a minute in leng...
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Damn: Kendrick Lamar’s mom-approved album

Damn: Kendrick Lamar’s mom-approved album

Kendrick Lamar’s mom said this was her son’s best album yet, and I am hardpressed to disagree with that. Damn. came to me in the late night during a thesis crunch at Starbucks. I subscribe to all the major streaming...
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Kasa Sushi:Your new go-to spot for Japanese food close to campus

Kasa Sushi:Your new go-to spot for Japanese food close to campus

Kasa Sushi opened up this last Wednesday, Nov. 16, making it the closest place to grab sushi near campus unless Sushi Bros ever returns. The new spot replaces Queen of Sheba, a well-loved Ethiopian restaurant that unfortunately closed earlier this...
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