Johns Hopkins paper claims lockdowns only reduced mortality by 0.2%
A photo of Gillman Hall at John Hopkins University. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Johns Hopkins paper claims lockdowns only reduced mortality by 0.2%

A striking paper published by the Johns Hopkins Institute has been making the rounds, once again heaving the cultural-political trenches erected around COVID-19 into disorder and galvanizing yet another round of controversy. The paper in question, A literature Review and Meta-analysis of the effects of lockdowns…

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Rent hike incoming for Dort, Gold and B Dorm to cover water line and HVAC replacement costs
An aerial view of Dort and Gold Residence Halls.

Rent hike incoming for Dort, Gold and B Dorm to cover water line and HVAC replacement costs

On Jan. 11, the New College of Florida Board of Trustees (BOT) passed an unprecedented amendment to the colleges’ rent regulations. Action Item 3-1002 gives the administration authority to increase rent prices for Palmer B Dormitory up to 34% (from $6700 to $9000) and increase…

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Kimberly Cox’s charges officially dropped, organizers celebrate and demand apology
Kimberly Cox on the Manatee County Courthouse at an Oct. 23 protest in order to have her charges dropped.

Kimberly Cox’s charges officially dropped, organizers celebrate and demand apology

The Women’s Voices of South West Florida (WVSWF) have announced an exciting victory for organizers in the fight for reproductive rights—on Nov. 12, Kimberly Cox’s charges were officially dropped. For those not familiar with the troubling saga, Kimberly Cox was arrested some weeks ago at…

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Dangerous levels of lead confirmed to be in B Dorm water supply
One of the many faucets in B Dorm found to draw water with dangerous amounts of lead.

Dangerous levels of lead confirmed to be in B Dorm water supply

On Nov. 11, administration officially confirmed that the water system connecting to the Palmer B Dormitory may contain dangerously high levels of lead—the metal responsible for the infamous public health disaster in Flint, Michigan. Two rounds of testing conducted by the independent contractor Professional Service…

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Pfizer vaccine approved for children ages 5-11 by FDA and CDC
A nurse giving a boy a dose of the Pfizer vaccine at a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Lyman High School in Longwood. Photo courtesy of Paul Hennessey via Getty

Pfizer vaccine approved for children ages 5-11 by FDA and CDC

The Federal Food and Drug Association (FDA) authorized the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11 on Friday, Oct. 29. Shortly after that, on Tuesday, Nov. 2, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) moved to support this decision, giving their official recommendation that all children…

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Garage sale event seeks to reclaim legacy of the Free Store
Image of a thrift store, courtesy of Beatrice Forman.

Garage sale event seeks to reclaim legacy of the Free Store

There's a biting chill to the air this November. With the frosty arrival of this season's weather, many are rummaging through the back-end vestiges of their winter collections, hoping to find something to bundle together for warmth. Yet, not everyone has the clothing they need…

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Roundup policy protested by students, who claim its use is toxic to humans and the environment
Thesis student Olympia Fulcher displaying their sign at the Oct. 15 protest. Reads: Roundup killed my uncle. How many more?

Roundup policy protested by students, who claim its use is toxic to humans and the environment

On Friday, Oct. 15, students rallied outside College Hall within view of President Okker’s office. Displaying bold signs and speaking with passion, they condemned New College's continued use of Roundup, a powerful chemical herbicide produced by the controversial corporate titan Monsanto. This gathering marked the…

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