How to have a Sarasota summer

Sarasota is a quiet simmering pool of humid languor in the summer months. The particularly invasive bird of the snow variety, the Snow Bird, migrates back to its Northern nesting grounds to do whatever bad drivers do in the North as the students, likewise, flee…

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Sincerely, The Black Kids: A movie preview

New College is White. This comes as no surprise. However, to many, what does come as surprise is this: small, liberal arts, “far leftist” establishments such as NCF can also be environments where racism is propagated. Thesis student Miles Iton’s documentary film, Sincerely, the Black…

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Warhol at the Selby Gardens: a new spin on an old name

According to Warhol’s landlord, the prominent Sarasota philanthropist Alfred J. Goldstein, the  “Factory” was having too many wild parties.     “We understand that they are generally large parties and are held after usual office hours,” a letter from Goldstein, who’s also the namesake for…

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Students petition to give thousands the right to vote
(Photo courtesy of Davi Russo) Due in part to decisions made by Florida Governor Rick Scott, current fl oridians with past felony convictions are automatically unable to vote.

Students petition to give thousands the right to vote

  “Can't we find it in our hearts to choose to forgive and not forever condemn?” Governor Charlie Crist asked Florida's Executive Clemency Board in 2007. He was attempting what Floridians are attempting to do still today: give a second chance to those who have…

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The Florida Project movie review
(Photo courtesy of The Florida Project) The film portrays the power of poverty to infiltrate even the strongest of childhood imaginations.

The Florida Project movie review

  Cara Buckley, in their article on the “The Florida Project” for the New York Times (NYT) uses the  inappropriate adjective “vituperative”--it means bitter and abusive--for one of the main characters, a mother named Halley played by Bria Vinaite. This word choice exemplifies exactly the…

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