Mask mandates expire nationwide
New York City, which once had the highest death rate in America at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, recently lifted its mask mandate. Photo courtesy of Flickr.

Mask mandates expire nationwide

In 2020, when COVID-19 began to spread across the country and quickly took control of the popular consciousness, it became associated with two things: masks and New York City. New York was, in the first six months of the pandemic, easily the hardest hit location…

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Late Night Club Carnival retrospective
The Late Night Club Carnival was first advertised by SAUCE on Feb. 28.

Late Night Club Carnival retrospective

On Mar. 5, Student Activities and Campus Engagement (SAUCE) hosted a Late Night Club Carnival from 9 p.m. to midnight, a massive club festival that featured 16 different on-campus clubs. Highlights included the Bull Shark Dive Club's dive tank, a face painting station and the…

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Four Winds return date set at Fall 2022
The empty shell of Four Winds has recently been bordered with an orange construction fence, perhaps signalling that changes are underway.

Four Winds return date set at Fall 2022

After the initial outbreak of COVID-19 in the U.S., which shut down campus in Mar. 2020, the Four Winds Cafe, a major selling point for any prospective New College student, shut down along with it. While the school has been indicating that it might open…

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Come swing under the stars with the Sarasota Jazz Club
This year's Sarasota Jazz Festival features 11 different main stage performers. Photo courtesy of jazzclubsarasota.org

Come swing under the stars with the Sarasota Jazz Club

Get ready to swing under the stars, Novos—the Sarasota Jazz Festival is in town. Starting Mar. 13, Nathan Benderson Park is hosting a free three-and-a-half hour jazz concert to celebrate the start of the Swinging Under The Stars Jazz Festival. That’s the one and only…

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Cargo ship carrying luxury cars catches fire in the Atlantic Ocean
The Felicity Ace is 656 feet long and carrying over 17,000 metric tons of material, and now sits floating and abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean. Photo courtesy of Flickr.

Cargo ship carrying luxury cars catches fire in the Atlantic Ocean

On Feb. 16, the Felicity Ace cargo ship, capable of carrying over 17,000 metric tons, caught fire in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. The ship departed from Emden, Germany, with a planned route to Davisville, Rhode Island. The fire broke out while the ship…

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Manatee death tolls continue to rise, experts are racing to feed and keep them warm during winter
Manatees feeding on romaine lettuce to substitute for their main food source: sea grass. Photo courtesy of Flickr.

Manatee death tolls continue to rise, experts are racing to feed and keep them warm during winter

This brief serves as an update on last semester’s feature on manatees and their alarming mortality rate. Since November, local advocacy groups are rushing to expand the public’s knowledge and to increase awareness. Manatees are essential to Florida’s unique aquatic ecosystem: they act characteristically as…

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Sarasota celebrates centennial with geocaching
Sarasota County Quest sign-up QR code near a geocache site.

Sarasota celebrates centennial with geocaching

In celebration of the centennial anniversary on July 1, 2021, Sarasota County has installed geocaches in historical sites all across the county for participants to find, sign the logbook, take a postcard and maybe learn something about the newly 100 year old area.  After downloading…

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Finance, registration and records made easy: Introducing the One-Stop Shop
The current location of the One-Stop Shop on the first floor of the Palmer D building.

Finance, registration and records made easy: Introducing the One-Stop Shop

Financial aid, registration and accessing transcripts can all be confusing or frustrating systems to navigate in any institution. At New College especially, with its unconventional administrative channels and small staff, these processes can cause students much grief. However, the recently-implemented One-Stop Shop on the first…

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