University of Florida takes a stand against white supremacy, halts visit from Richard Spencer

University of Florida takes a stand against white supremacy, halts visit from Richard Spencer

  An email with a subject title “Potential Speaker on Campus” was sent out on Aug. 12, 2017 by University of Florida (UF) President Kent Fuchs, unveiling that the speaker which the email referred to would be white nationalist and...
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What now? A look at our politicians following Harvey and Irma

What now? A look at our politicians following Harvey and Irma

Over the course of a month, Hurricanes Harvey and Irma devastated the lives of many, and have rendered people around the world fearful of a future where these storms only continue to build in strength due to climate change. While...
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Hurricanes in the Gulf Region: United States

Hurricanes in the Gulf Region: United States

  The most affected part of the U.S. was the state of Florida, but more specifically, the Florida Keys. Hurricane Irma made landfall on Cudjoe Key, FL as a Category 4 with the highest recorded winds reaching 120 mph in...
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How Hurricane Irma affected pets and their owners

How Hurricane Irma affected pets and their owners

After learning that the strongest Atlantic basin hurricane ever recorded was headed directly for Florida, many packed up their belongings, filled up on gas and hastily left the state. Others needed to deal with an additional concern: the well-being of their.....
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Awaiting Irma: How New College’s president and administration responded to the hurricane

Awaiting Irma: How New College’s president and administration responded to the hurricane

New College President Donal O’Shea was on campus during Hurricane Irma. (Photo courtesy of Mark Stier) Hurricane Irma was projected to hit the Tampa Bay area on the evening of Sunday, Sept. 9 before heading north Monday morning. Florida governor...
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The Empire Strikes Back: House repeals the Affordable Care Act in May 4 vote

The Empire Strikes Back: House repeals the Affordable Care Act in May 4 vote

  As the plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) passed by a vote of 217 to 213 in the House of Representatives on May 4, House Democrats began singing and waving their goodbyes to their fellow...
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Protestors “die-in” at Buchanan and AHCA protest in Sarasota

Protestors “die-in” at Buchanan and AHCA protest in Sarasota

Somber chants and the sound of “Taps” filled the air outside of the Federal Government Office in downtown Sarasota the evening of May 11, in protest of Rep. Vern Buchanan’s vote in favor of the American Health Care Act (AHCA)....
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Trump’s American Health Care Act passes in House – here’s what you need to know

Trump’s American Health Care Act passes in House – here’s what you need to know

Trump’s plans for a replacement to the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) passed in the House on the afternoon of Thursday, May 4. This replacement, called the American Health Care Act, still requires Senate approval. However, if it...
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What’s at stake in south Florida: Risks of climate change in South Florida and what local governments are doing to mitigate it

What’s at stake in south Florida: Risks of climate change in South Florida and what local governments are doing to mitigate it

In a 2016 study released by the Yale Program on Climate Communication, it was found that 70 percent of people in the United States believed global warming was happening and 53 percent believed global warming was caused mostly by human...
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So Florida legalized medical marijuana, what now?

So Florida legalized medical marijuana, what now?

  After over $11 million, three years and one failed attempt, Amendment 2 was passed on November 8, 2016 with 71.3 percent of Florida voters in support of the bill. Medical marijuana officially became legal in Florida on January 3,...
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