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Video Renaissance closes after 33 years

Sarasota’s long-standing independent video store and local gathering place, Video Renaissance, known for its eclectic catalogue and staff expertise, will close shop after 33 years in business. Bill Wooldridge opened up its first incarnation as “Cult Video” in 1985, then...
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The effects of opioid addiction in Sarasota

The effects of opioid addiction in Sarasota

The effects of the opioid crisis continue to endure in Sarasota. According to the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the leading cause of death in Sarasota among 15-34 year olds is drug abuse. “I think everyone is at risk,” Chief...
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Crisis Pregnancy Centers in Sarasota: The pro-life alternative to Planned Parenthood

Crisis Pregnancy Centers in Sarasota: The pro-life alternative to Planned Parenthood

In the state of Florida, there are around 200 crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) and only about 30 Planned Parenthood clinics, according to Planned Parenthood Regional Organizer Annie Rosenblum. The former consists of mostly faith-based, non-profit organizations ...
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Free Activities for Broke College Students

Free Activities for Broke College Students

The city of Sarasota, a well-to-do or “bougie” retirement and tourist destination, doesn’t exactly cater to low-budget college students. However, there are plenty of activities, besides going to the beach, that won’t break the bank. Thanks to suggestio...
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Sarasota Mellows Out

Sarasota Mellows Out

Sarasota students looking to enjoy the craft pizza in the trademark Mellow Mushroom psychedelic environment would have to trek to Brandon, Tampa or even Orlando to get their fix: until now. Nestled between the Dutch Valley and a Red Lobster...
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Red Tide Causes Food Insecurity in Sarasota

Red Tide Causes Food Insecurity in Sarasota

The current outbreak of red tide has done more than wreak havoc on marine life. It has affected the livelihood of people in Sarasota County. Visit Sarasota, the official tourism marketing agency for the county, surveyed 40 tourism partners in...
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Sarasota Museum of Art set to open in fall 2019

Sarasota Museum of Art set to open in fall 2019

Sarasota will soon be adding another museum to its already extensive selection of artistic and cultural institutions. However, this museum, with a focus on contemporary art and a commitment to community engagement, is determined to develop a new institutional ...
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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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I attempted to re-live Spring Breakers so you don’t have to

I attempted to re-live Spring Breakers so you don’t have to

In 2012, enfant terrible filmmaker Harmony Korine changed the discourse around a college rite of passage: Spring Break. His abject, star studded film Spring Breakers featured all the tropes of neon bikinis, binge drinking and EDM, interspersed with robberies, ...
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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 ...
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