Thursday, 15 November 2018

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New representation on the Board of Trustees

The New College board of Trustees welcomed two new members this semester — third-year and New College Student Alliance (NCSA) co-president Oliver Peckham and Professor of Economics and faculty chairman Richard Coe. “The board is the policy making body for the…

Will PBS and NPR be C-U-T?

On Feb. 11, the House of Representatives’ Appropriations Committee, the committee that allocates money to different branches of the government, introduced H.R. 1, a resolution to cut $100 Billion in funding for various government agencies. While one version of the…

The Middle East in metamorphosis

The revolutionary spark that was ignited in Tunisia this January when a young man set himself on fire after the police forbid him from selling produce has spread like a wildfire. From Tunis, Tunisia, to Cairo, Egypt, to Sana’a, Yemen,…

Queer activists of “Put This on the Map"

photo courtesy of putthisonthemap.org Members of Put This On the Map who are inspired to educate and inform the public about queer people. Selam Gebrekidan, Sid Jordan and Megan Kennedy, members of the queer youth activist group Put This On the…

Green fee aims to improve campus sustainability

Even for a school as committed to environmentally-friendly policies as New College, the path to a student-controlled initiative for funding to improve campus sustainability has been long, difficult and fraught with disappointment. However, after four years, thanks to the efforts…

Dancers step out with free performances at Asolo

photo courtesy of wildecommunity.com The inside of Ringling’s Historic Asolo Theater, where each dance company performs. Since its inception in 1927, the Ringling Museum of Art has brought and showcased the contemporary art of its time, often to the ire…

IBM computer beats humans at Jeopardy!

photo courtesy of bestweekever.tv Jeopardy! contestant Ken Jennings loosely quotes The Simpsons character Kent Brockman during Final Jeopardy! “I for one welcome our new computer overlords,” read part of former Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings’ answer for Final Jeopardy! on Feb….

Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is a seizure-inducing success

image courtesy of Capcom KABLAM! The game offers endless hours of mindless simulated violence for gamers. Players can button-mash it out with a variety of avatars, such as the grotesque Modok seen above. Designation pending narrative evaluation: Strongly Satisfactory After…

Death From Above 1979 to reunite in April 2011

photo courtesy of clashmusic.com The cover of You’re a Woman, I’m a Machine. featuring the band’s logo. “To see my silly elephant trunk idea become so popular […] I’m sure it’s the greatest piece of graphic design I’ll ever do,”…

Valentine's Day at Siesta Key

Last week on February 14th, Valentine’s Day, an estimated 400 couples renewed their vows as the sun set on Siesta Key. 300 couples registered for the romantic event held by Sarasota County, but the coordinator Jennifer Groff estimated that at…