Life’s a beach – and then there’s “dead” trees

Life’s a beach – and then there’s “dead” trees

In a few years Beer Can Island may cease to exist. Affectionately known as “Dead Tree Beach” to students, the spot has been a popular place for hammock lovers and dolphin-watchers of all AOCs.   “Over the years, depending on...
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A trailer estate of mind

A trailer estate of mind

  As a little girl, Sophia Kanzius often wondered what heaven would look like. She imagined a place that was warm all year, a place where no one had to work, with green trees and flowers that stayed in bloom....
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An intolerable ‘game’: Florida suffers the third-worst human trafficking problem in the United States

Child sex trafficking is here in Florida, it is here in Sarasota, it is everywhere. No crime is more misunderstood, uncomfortable and complex in its implications of what it means to be a victim. Children, those to whom society has...
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News from the Capitol: Policies and Power

News from the Capitol: Policies and Power

  SUBMITTED BY DYLAN PRYOR As an interning political analyst and a member of the Florida Capitol’s Press Corps, I have been able to witness many of the legislature’s policymaking efforts as they happen. Here are a few highlights from...
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79.1 million tourists in Florida break record in first nine months of 2015

  Despite record high temperatures, Florida hosted 79.1 million tourists in the first nine months of 2015, the largest count of visitors in that time than ever before in the state’s history. Gov. Rick Scott has accordingly proposed a $6...
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Florida, as “hot” as ever

Statistics released by the U.S. Census Bureau in March revealed that Florida was home to six of the nation’s fastest-growing metro areas from 2013-2014. According to the report, the population influx was enough to offset the fact that there were...
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Spring break forever: A history

  The traffic has suddenly increased in Sarasota; the beaches are flooded with people; restaurants are packed to the brim with old and young alike. It all signals the arrival of spring – the season of fertility and awakening. A...
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Potential bill grants right to Florida students over 21 to carry a concealed weapon

  Numerous school shootings across the country have raised questions about campus safety. A new bill, approved by the Florida House of Representatives on Jan. 20, and on its way to the Senate, attempts to address these concerns through legislative...
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New College Police participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

On Saturday, Sept. 27, the New College/University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee Campus Police participated as a collector in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. This was the DEA’s ninth and final event ...
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NCSA Structure Under Possible Construction

The New College Student Alliance (NCSA) held a meeting on Oct. 1 in HCL 8 explaining the pros and cons of the newly proposed government, due to the confusing structure of the existing government. Those interested were greeted with refreshments...
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