Task Force updates

  Donal O’Shea and members of the Task Force met with a group of about 70 students to discuss Task Force recommendations and the next steps to see them through. Student feedback at the meeting, held on Sept. 21, called for different specialized groups within…

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KY and NC fail to handle rape cases properly

  Among many other states, Kentucky and North Carolina have placed themselves in the spotlight for failing to handle examinations in rape cases. More than 3,000 rape kits were never tested in Kentucky, and 333 rape kits were destroyed in North Carolina to make room…

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NASA confirms water on Mars

  For decades, people have questioned whether Mars can support life. Now, new research seems to confirm the existence of liquid water on the neighboring planet’s surface. “The discovery we’re going to talk about today is exciting because it suggests that it would be possible…

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NCPD participates in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

  On Saturday, Sept. 26, the New College Campus Police once again participated in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, and encouraged members of Sarasota and Manatee County to anonymously drop off potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs for safe disposal. “What we set…

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Windwill’s ‘nightnight’ premieres

Last week, the Windmill Theatre Company presented “nightnight,” a one-act production about three astronauts on a mission, written by Lucas Hnath and co-directed by third-year Logan Schulman and thesis student Michael Valdez. The play represents a departure from past performances – there is a greater…

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Easing the strain: Ebola drug put on fast track

ZMAPP, an experimental drug administered to the first American treated for Ebola in the United States, has been given fast track status by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for further development. ZMAPP was first given to Dr. Kent Brantly, the medical missionary air-evacuated from…

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Ahmed Mohamed quest for justice continues

The arrest of 14-year-old Muslim student Ahmed Mohamed after his homemade clock was mistakenly believed to be a bomb was met with widespread national criticism. One week later, Mohamed’s story continues. His family has now hired a team of lawyers to seek justice for the…

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Internship opportunities offered in Tallahassee

Internship Coordinator Andrea Knies partnered with the Provost’s Office, who celebrated Constitution Day with free cake, bumper stickers, and voting registration forms, to inform students about the Tallahassee off-campus study program offered in the spring. While the Young Democrats and the cake table competed with…

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German activism: Don’t be that arschloch!

In the wake of widespread anti-refugee propaganda, Aktion Arschloch (Action Asshole), a German activist group, pushed an anti-Nazi song, “Schrei nach Liebe” (Cry For Love), to the top of Germany's charts. The song, released in 1993, tells a story of a fictional extremist who is…

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A COUP of witchcraft and wizardry

As one of two proposed themes for this Halloween's Center of the Universe Party (COUP), Something Wicked This Way Comes dominated the competition with its broad, accommodating ideas. The desperation of thesis student sponsors Garrett Murto, Lara Grauerholz-Fisher, Logan Starnes and Catalyst writer Bianca Benedi,…

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