Friday, 21 September 2018

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SDS searches for new director following departure of Meighen Hopton

In an era of change—growth plans and mailboxes and coffee cafes—Director of Student Disability Services (SDS) Meighen Hopton was a constant for many students on campus seeking accommodations, like emotional support animals (ESAs) or help with classes and professors. However,…

CWC expands medical services

At the start of this semester the Counseling and Wellness Center (CWC) expanded the medical services provided for students as the result of a partnership with University of South Florida (USF) Health. This extensive healthcare group services students at various…

The Activist Newsletter (9/12 – 9/27)

Throughout these two weeks (9/12–9/27), activists have the opportunity to participate in voter registration, community meetings, environmental awareness gatherings and a lecture series! Read on if you want to get involved in the community regarding local politics, environmental activism or…

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…

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…

The Activist Newsletter (9/12-9/16)

Throughout this week (9/19–9/26), activists have the opportunity to participate in phone banking, community meetings, political gatherings and a candidate meet and greet! Read on if you want to get involved regarding local and national politics, community building and education….

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…

Bolton Announces Shuttering of PLO Office

Repositioning towards the much-anticipated ‘deal of the century,’ the United States has decided to make a series of decisive moves rebuking Palestinians’ continued opposition to Israeli occupation. Following the cut of over half a billion dollars worth of aid, be…

Trump says Bull about the Bull Market

Early Monday morning, President Donald J. Trump tweeted out, “The GDP Rate (4.2%) is higher than the Unemployment Rate (3.9%) for the first time in over 100 years!” Unfortunately for Trump, that statistic was not true. Unfortunately for his critics,…

Error 404: Computers Not Found

Library Representative and second-year Adam Johnson did not think too much of his job when he was appointed to it. That was, until he saw the changes that occurred inside the Jane Bancroft Cook Library over the summer. Where there…

India Lets Love Win

In a landmark case, the Supreme Court of India became an Asian leader in LGBT+ rights with a unanimous ruling on Sept. 6 that struck down the provisions of a centuries-old law that criminalized sodomy. This comes as a climax…

Liberation Breakfast in Newtown

On the third Saturday of every month, the Liberation Breakfast is held in Newtown by Answer Suncoast and the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL). Professionals, students, activists and community organizers gather together at the Newtown Estates Park to provide…