Thursday, 14 December 2017

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Iran-Iraq earthquake: another natural disaster

Iranians frantically dug through rubble in a search for survivors on Monday, after a devastating earthquake struck near the Iraqi border that killed or injured hundreds of people. More than 500 people were reported dead and thousands injured after the…

Black Friday: sales, swarms and student workers

    For some students, the Thanksgiving holiday provided a time to relax, eat food and catch up with family. For others, the break was inevitably interrupted by Black Friday. Black Friday, regarded as the first day of the holiday…

Corruption in Tallahassee threatens Gillum’s governorship

Nearly two years after arriving on Tallahassee’s development scene and promising to take part in rebuilding the state capital’s downtown, Mike Miller vanished. Miller disappeared because he had, apparently, seen enough. An undercover agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation…

Emmerson Mnangagwa sworn in as Zimbabwe’s President

An intense and tumultuous period in Zimbabwean politics has culminated in the successful installment of a new president after 37 years of rule by Robert Mugabe. New president Emmerson Mnangagwa, a longtime member of Zimbabwe’s political elite, was nicknamed “the…

$35 million budget for new USF Sarasota-Manatee research center

More than 800 alumnae/i, donors and other community members gathered on Sunday, Nov. 5 for Brunch on the Bay at the University of Florida’s Sarasota-Manatee (USFSM) campus. Brunch on the Bay is the USFSM’s foremost fundraising event and guests enjoyed…

Navy pilot defaces sky

  A United States Navy pilot demonstrated a sense of humor on par with the wittiest of middle schoolers when he used jet exhaust to draw male genitalia in the sky high above Washington state. On Nov. 16, residents of…

Songs you should hear: covers edition

This week’s song blurbs are all covers, reimaginations of classics that throw them into different genres, fresh new takes that give new life to songs.   Anderson Paak – Seven Nation Army A throwback to when Paak was more Breezy…

New Music New College: Dis/Embodied

  Where can you watch musicians play laser harps or watch Provost Stephen Miles smack himself under a spotlight? There is only one answer: a New Music New College (NMNC) concert. The concert series has long been a laboratory for…