ISP tips and advice, from upperclassmen to first-years
Students participating in the January 2020 Coral Reef Ecology ISP disembarking off a boat in Panama. Photo courtesy of Dan Duprez.

ISP tips and advice, from upperclassmen to first-years

Independent study projects (ISPs) are one of the many academic practices unique to New College of Florida. As the name suggests, it is a primarily student-led process. Students propose their own project, write the parameters for which they’ll be evaluated, find a faculty sponsor for…

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Spotlight on the Astronomy Club, New College’s favorite stargazers
A photo of the Bishop Museum of Science and Nature planetarium, used by Corinne Hatley in an announcement for a recent Astronomy Club field trip.

Spotlight on the Astronomy Club, New College’s favorite stargazers

While the Astronomy Club usually has their eyes on the sky, lately they have been looking towards the future as they excitedly announce several events for next semester and looking for more officers to run their club. The Astronomy Club—led by president and thesis student…

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The chip shortage and how it hurts New College
Golf carts and other equipment have been harder and harder to come by as a result of damaged supply lines.

The chip shortage and how it hurts New College

While it may seem as though COVID-19’s grip on Sarasota has been weakening with the Doctors Hospital of Sarasota having no reported COVID-19 hospitalizations for the first time in two years—and many Florida residents now getting booster shots—the community still remains affected by supply lines…

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Behind the scenes of New College’s student forum
As annoying as students may find the repeated emails requesting that they fill out their Instructional Evaluations, they're a pivotal way for students to make their voices heard in the academic sphere.

Behind the scenes of New College’s student forum

The forum has been a valuable tool for New College students to communicate with one another for years. The forum is extremely useful for students looking for help with projects, buying or selling second hand clothes and furniture, organizing small events such as game nights…

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The takeover of Afghanistan: how history repeats itself
A map demonstrating how the Taliban has gained near complete control of Afghanistan since Aug. 16. Photo courtesy of BBC.

The takeover of Afghanistan: how history repeats itself

On Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021, the Taliban had successfully taken control of the presidential palace, thus finalizing their takeover of Afghanistan. The Taliban’s expedient takeover took place over a matter of days—as U.S. forces pulled out of the region and Afghani security forces trained and…

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Giving back to the community: Volunteer opportunities in Sarasota
Second Heart Homes aims "to get people off the street, enhance quality of life by providing stability and services and to foster the highest attainable level of self-sufficiency."

Giving back to the community: Volunteer opportunities in Sarasota

Sarasota is filled with a wide variety of volunteer opportunities for those interested in giving back to the community. These opportunities pertain to a vast selection of causes ranging from prevalent national organizations such as Meals on Wheels, a program that works to address senior…

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Songs You Should Hear: Movie Music Mix
The "Scott Pilgrim vs The World" soundtrack contains 15 original songs written for the movie, as well as a slew of bonus tracks and acoustic demos.

Songs You Should Hear: Movie Music Mix

A movie or show’s soundtrack is a valuable tool for setting the tone or giving scenes more emotional kick to them, whether that be a fight scene set to a pulse-pounding, high octane rock song or a more somber scene set to a sorrowful ballad…

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Ringling Underground’s triumphant return
The Museum Courtyard makes for the ideal spot on the Ringling property to host a concert.

Ringling Underground’s triumphant return

Like many other social events both on and off campus, Ringling Underground—an event hosted by the Ringling Museum of Art, which features local artists and musicians performing at the iconic Museum Courtyard—is returning this year. Previous events at the Ringling Museum of Art were cancelled…

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Recent demographic shifts in Sarasota
The 2020 census reveals some noteworthy ways in which Sarasota's population has grown recently.

Recent demographic shifts in Sarasota

The 2020 census results have been released and Sarasota has experienced some notable demographic shifts in its population. Sarasota gained 54,558 new residents in the last decade, with Sarasota now boasting a total population of 434,006 residents. Sarasota has also become more diverse with several…

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Elections across Florida and how to participate
The deadline to register for an upcoming election is 29 days before that election, according to registertovoteflorida.gov.

Elections across Florida and how to participate

Several municipal and special elections are taking place in Florida in the coming months. For residents of these towns and counties who wish to have their voices heard, it is essential to understand how to register to vote in these elections, what offices are up…

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