New College, leftist politics and the third party: Our school’s role in the Bush-Gore election and questions for 2016

New College, leftist politics and the third party: Our school’s role in the Bush-Gore election and questions for 2016

When George W. Bush was elected president for his first term, many current thesis students were in kindergarten (first-years might have been toddlers), yet his presidency shaped, and ultimately determined, the outcomes of the most significant political events in our...
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The world, in brief

The world, in brief

New Zealand: A new flag? A referendum ending on March 24 will let New Zealanders decide whether to keep the old flag or replace it with a new design. Supporters of the flag change argue that the current design is...
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Trump gains momentum, catching up to Clinton in the polls

This time last year, the prospect of Donald Trump inserting himself in the Republican primaries was funny. Now, the reality of a potential President Trump lingers as polls show the possibility of a nailbiter between he and Hillary Clinton. During...
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Looking to next year’s cohort

Looking to next year’s cohort

As commencement nears and many students prepare to say their farewells to New College, another heavy class prepares to roll into the school. Out of 1049 admits, 63% of which were from Florida and 37% out-of-state, 213 have so far...
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Bringing down the house: RA shortage puts strain on staff

  BY YADIRA LOPEZ AND KAYLIE STOKES Everyone thinks they know what a resident advisor (RA) does. Unlock students’ doors, plan programs and pass out condoms, right? But there is so much more. RAs are responsible for supervising and assisting...
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New College gears up for 2016 commencement

Next Friday on May 20, the graduating students of New College’s 2012 cohort will walk across the stage at the bayfront campus in front of their family, friends, peers and faculty marking the transition from student to alum. While some...
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Ham points: Use them or lose them

On top of tuition, New College students also have to pay additional rates for their meal plans at the beginning of the year, whether they live on campus or off. For a number of students, these meal plans are easily...
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Dealing with alcohol addiction on a college campus

Dealing with alcohol addiction on a college campus

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) defines binge drinking as: “A pattern of drinking that brings blood alcohol concentration (BAC) levels to 0.08 g/dL. This typically occurs after 4 drinks for women and 5 drinks for men...
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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

These days, it is not breaking news that mental health is a prevalent issue among society. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), roughly one out of five adults in the United States experiences some form of mental...
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Record number of countries sign Paris Climate Agreement

Exactly 175 nation leaders gathered at the United Nations (U.N.), using Earth Day as a platform for the ceremonial signing of the agreement to slow the rise of harmful greenhouse gases around the world. At the signing, 198 children, were...
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