Beach bacteria briefly breach acceptable levels
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Beach bacteria briefly breach acceptable levels

While several no-swim advisories were lifted for Sarasota beaches in the past couple of months, one was reinstated this past Thursday, Sept. 20, at Longboat Key Beach. County health officials revealed that enterococcus bacteria was above an acceptable limit in the waters, likely from natural…

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Hurricane Florence aftermath
photo courtesy of U.S. Army U.S. Army Soldiers help evacuate residents affected by Hurricane Florence with the use of a High Mobility Multi-purpose Wheel Vehicle.

Hurricane Florence aftermath

Hurricane Florence first touched down near Wrightsville Beach, N.C., with maximum sustained winds near 90 mph and movement at a rate of 6 mph. While Florence had dropped to a Category 1 storm by the time it reached landfall on Sept. 14, its slow-moving nature…

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Currency crisis: annual Turkish inflation rises
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Currency crisis: annual Turkish inflation rises

Historically, the Turkish economy has faced extreme issues with chronic inflation and depreciation of currency, with the most notable peaks in inflation rates occurring between the late 1970s and the early 2000s. Turkey’s currency, the lira, has fallen 42 percent in relation to the United…

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Bayfront memorial held for Allyson Arvin

On Sept. 12, Allyson “Ally” Maizie Arvin (20) died of natural causes related to Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH). The New College community came together on Friday, Sept. 21 for a memorial service organized by the New College Student Alliance (NCSA) in honor of Ally. Students…

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Bolton Announces Shuttering of PLO Office
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Bolton Announces Shuttering of PLO Office

Repositioning towards the much-anticipated ‘deal of the century,’ the United States has decided to make a series of decisive moves rebuking Palestinians’ continued opposition to Israeli occupation. Following the cut of over half a billion dollars worth of aid, be it direct aid or contributions…

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Trump says Bull about the Bull Market
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Trump says Bull about the Bull Market

Early Monday morning, President Donald J. Trump tweeted out, “The GDP Rate (4.2%) is higher than the Unemployment Rate (3.9%) for the first time in over 100 years!” Unfortunately for Trump, that statistic was not true. Unfortunately for his critics, the truth still works to…

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Error 404: Computers Not Found
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Error 404: Computers Not Found

Library Representative and second-year Adam Johnson did not think too much of his job when he was appointed to it. That was, until he saw the changes that occurred inside the Jane Bancroft Cook Library over the summer. Where there are now modular orange chairs…

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India Lets Love Win
photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons India legalized sodomy on Sep. 6.

India Lets Love Win

In a landmark case, the Supreme Court of India became an Asian leader in LGBT+ rights with a unanimous ruling on Sept. 6 that struck down the provisions of a centuries-old law that criminalized sodomy. This comes as a climax in a contentious modern history…

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First Towne Meeting of the semester held
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First Towne Meeting of the semester held

Held in the Hamilton “Ham” Center due to soggy outdoor conditions, the productive, first Towne Meeting took place. Several New College Student Alliance (NCSA) positions were appointed. These included third-year Gina Vasquez as Vice President of Green Affairs (VPGA) and thesis student Eva Ernst as…

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Library Coffee Bar opens for business
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Library Coffee Bar opens for business

Returning students were met with conspicuous changes to their library, including a new coffee bar. This vision for the Jane Bancroft Cook library was developed by Provost Barbara Feldman. “I want students to spend time in the library studying, collaborating, sharing ideas and all these…

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