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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Water quality in Sarasota: High lead levels pose risk

Water quality in Sarasota: High lead levels pose risk

Water quality is an international issue, but as of late, water safety problems have become more prevalent in the United States. In Flint, Michigan, the water is so high in lead that it is not considered safe to drink. Here...
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Sarasota’s 1st Annual Honey Bee Festival

Sarasota’s 1st Annual Honey Bee Festival

The Sarasota Honey Company is unique in more ways than one. With a commitment to bee conservation, social responsibility and quality honey production, there is no doubt as to why they are making waves in the community. This local business...
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Bahi Hut: Tamiami Trail’s treasure

Bahi Hut: Tamiami Trail’s treasure

  “So the Bahi Hut… Many memories, mostly pleasantly hazy,” reflected New College alum William “Bill” Rosenberg (’73) about the historic bar tucked away in the Golden Host Resort Hotel off of Highway 41. Since its debut in 1954, not...
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How to spend 72 hours in Sarasota as a tourist

Caught up in campus life? Escape the New College “bubble” and get to know Sarasota from a new perspective: by looking through the lens of a tourist. This guide to spending 72 hours in Sarasota will not only reveal some...
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The mushroom man

The mushroom man

Robert Kelly is a fun guy (get it? fungi?). If New College gave out honorary degrees, Kelly would certainly merit one. He never actually went to school here, but if you were to play six degrees of separation, you’d quickly...
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Newtown Farmers Market

Newtown Farmers Market

This past Friday, a farmer’s market set up for the second time at the Redevelopment Office right off MLK way, in the heart of the Newtown neighborhood. From the street, the market looks like a makeshift stand with heaps of...
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Sarasota and Manatee tackle food disparities

Sarasota and Manatee tackle food disparities

  Try to imagine infinity. Now imagine everything that can possibly happen over a limitless amount of time and jam most of it into just one percent of infinity’s timeline, leaving the rest empty by comparison. This is what it...
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Sarasota citizens march against climate change

  Signs reading “Go Green, Keep it Clean” and “Keep Florida Above Water” bobbed down the Sarasota Bayfront and up the Ringling Causeway during a climate change march this past Sunday, Nov. 29. Sarasota-Manatee residents joined in on one of...
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Sarasota Medieval Fair

SUBMITTED BY SARA MINEO Dust swirled around the two crowned men standing in the center of the battlefield, their swords raised. It is the year 1314, and the King of the Scots Robert the Bruce, has led his army in...
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