Sunday, 27 May 2018

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Local business owners share thoughts on economy

With Sarasota’s unemployment rate 3.4 percent higher than the national average and 1.2 percent higher than that of Florida (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics), Sarasotans are surely feeling the sting of the recession. While the 13.4% unemployment rate could make…

“Pro gamers” meet in Orlando to compete

Donkey Kong versus Mario. Nintendo versus Sega. Xbox versus PlayStation. Rivalries have been a part of gaming culture since the early days of the arcade, but never has the competition been so fierce until now with Major League Gaming (MLG)….

Palm Court overhaul to bring new tiles, palm trees

Palm Court, the “center of the universe” according to the New College constitution, is definitely a hub of student activity, but it surely isn’t new. Palm Court ties everyone from first years through thesis students to nearly 50 years of…

New College Ghost Stories: the Catalyst investigates

What do College Hall, Old Caples, the Cá d’Zan and nearly all the theaters in Sarasota have in common? Ghost stories. Current students, sketchy alums and even campus police officers have spun tales of apparitions, unexplained phenomena and bumps in…