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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Disability Advocacy Club looking to boost student awareness in the spring semester
From left to right: DAC member and first-year Matthew Cseh, Student Mentor Advocate and second-year Ariella Russin and Vice President and third-year Gaz Miller.

Disability Advocacy Club looking to boost student awareness in the spring semester

New College is host to several student-run clubs meant to bolster marginalized identities, some popular examples being the recently-formed People of Color Union (POCU) in the Fall 2021 semester and the Latinx Club, first established in Fall 2017. The Disability Advocacy Club (DAC) also recently…

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What are Instructional Evaluations and why do you have to do them?
As annoying as students may find the repeated emails requesting that they fill out their Instructional Evaluations, they're a pivotal way for students to make their voices heard in the academic sphere.

What are Instructional Evaluations and why do you have to do them?

The end of a semester is always accompanied by the same emails from the Office of the Provost, in which the subject line reads: New College Instructional Evaluation for fill in the blank. In someone’s first semester on campus, it is very common for students…

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How not to get sick over winter break
Winter break means many New College students are traveling home over state lines or internationally, which increases the possibility of getting sick. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

How not to get sick over winter break

As the final days of November begin to get crossed out on the calendar and the page flips to December, so approaches the end of another year of the world battling COVID-19. Obviously, this time of year always comes with a lot of traveling and…

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NCF Powerlifting Team seeking new members following collegiate state championships
The NCF Powerlifting Team. Photo courtesy of New College News.

NCF Powerlifting Team seeking new members following collegiate state championships

When the words “New College of Florida” are spoken, rigorous physical training and sportsmanship are not likely the first things that come to mind. However, New College is home to several student-run events and clubs that revolve around physical activity, from the recently-formed Running Club…

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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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