New College: the metaphysical side
Tarot and crystals allow practitioners to influence their subjective realities. (All photos by Miranda Gale)

New College: the metaphysical side

    On certain nights of the month, some students leave crystals outside their dorms to charge by moonlight. Others anticipate trials and tribulations of the upcoming week by reading horoscopes and charting their sun and moon signs. While the occasional good-natured astrology meme pops…

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Giant tree rat species, Uromys vika, found at last
Illustration of Uromys vika by Velizar Simeonovski / Field Museum

Giant tree rat species, Uromys vika, found at last

  What lives in trees, is a foot-and-a-half long, can punch holes in coconuts with its teeth and has eluded mammalogists for two decades?   For all of the aspiring naturalists out there, the answer is the newly discovered Uromys vika, a species of giant…

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US vote on death penalty causes outrage

In a turn of events that appalled activists, allies and members of the LGBTQ+ community, the United States voted against a United Nations (UN) motion at the Human Rights Council in Geneva that urged states that had not already abolished the death penalty to ensure…

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Planned Parenthood trains escorts in preparation for pro-life protests
Planned Parenthood escorts, who wear pink vests such as the one above, are asked to never engage with the protesters in any way except for an "excuse me" when attempting to pass by them. (Photo courtesy of Sarah Scully)

Planned Parenthood trains escorts in preparation for pro-life protests

    On a weeknight after hours, Sarasota’s Planned Parenthood saw an influx of people of different genders and ages gathered together for one reason: to attend escort training. As the group filled up a conference room, candy, wristbands and training handbooks were passed out.…

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Stormy weather approached Sarasota, local whiskey sour enthusiasts take little to no heed
Memories lounge, located on Tamiami Trail, was a spot for enthusiastic Sarasota residents during Hurricane Irma. Photo courtesy of Azia Keever.

Stormy weather approached Sarasota, local whiskey sour enthusiasts take little to no heed

A mere day before Hurricane Irma was predicted to make landfall in Florida, many residents of Sarasota had either evacuated or boarded up their homes and businesses. Like the others, Memories Lounge on Tamiami Trail was boarded up in preparation for the storm, but still…

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New College of Florida’s Food Forest
The soil of the food forest was enriched with both compost and biochar, a form of pure, inert carbon produced from burnt plant matter, before the trees were planted.

New College of Florida’s Food Forest

[huge_it_gallery id="24"]   Leafy and lush, with long pathways and dozens of trees, the New College food forest has grown dramatically since the beginning of the summer. Planted about a year and a half ago and funded by the Council of Green Affairs (CGA), most…

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