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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And that’s the way the Cookie tumbles: 10-year-old pug falls into sinkhole

And that’s the way the Cookie tumbles: 10-year-old pug falls into sinkhole

Ever found a cookie in a sinkhole? No? Well, someone did. The University of Florida (UF) College of Veterinary Medicine and Gilchrist County Fire Rescue pulled Cookie, the 10-year-old pug, out of a 30-foot-deep sinkhole west of Gainesville on April...
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An expensive tourist: The cost of Trump’s visits to “winter White House”

An expensive tourist: The cost of Trump’s visits to “winter White House”

Donald Trump has traveled to his so-called “winter White House” in Mar-a-Lago six times since being inaugurated, including this past weekend after announcing his authorization of the firing of missiles into Syria, playing his 15th and 16th round of golf......
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Operation Spring Smackdown responds to opioid crisis

Operation Spring Smackdown responds to opioid crisis

Since the beginning of 2017, there have been 71 reported heroin related overdoses in Sarasota County, including 32 in the month of March alone, resulting in 14 deaths. In response, Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office launched an enforcement campaign called “O...
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Students go hungry for justice: Activists demand that Wendy’s come to the table with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers

Students go hungry for justice: Activists demand that Wendy’s come to the table with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers

For one week, four New College Students – and one student from Valencia College in Orlando – camped out inside of a tent on Z-Green to support a nationwide boycott of Wendy’s called on by the Coalition of Immokalee Workers...
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Sabal Trail pipeline construction underway

Sabal Trail pipeline construction underway

Florida Governor Rick Scott owned $53,000 in Spectra Energy stock in 2013, the same year he signed into law two bills designed to speed up permitting for the Sabal Trail Transmission, a 515-mile interstate natural gas pipeline spearheaded by Spectra...
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New College, leftist politics and the third party: Our school’s role in the Bush-Gore election and questions for 2016

New College, leftist politics and the third party: Our school’s role in the Bush-Gore election and questions for 2016

When George W. Bush was elected president for his first term, many current thesis students were in kindergarten (first-years might have been toddlers), yet his presidency shaped, and ultimately determined, the outcomes of the most significant political events ...
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After winning primary, Professor Alcock looks to November

After winning primary, Professor Alcock looks to November

New College associate Professor of Political Science and Environmental studies, Frank Alcock, is hoping for an upset in the Republican-favored Florida race for the 23rd District of the Florida State Senate. Alcock, who has been a professor at NCF for...
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The Activist Newsletter

The Activist Newsletter

  This week (9/7 – 9/14), activists have the opportunity to attend meetings, educational conferences, volunteer training sessions, art exhibitions, and political rallies. Read on if you want to get involved in the community fighting for racial justice, ...
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