An attempted history of D-Funk: former hosts offer their stories
The Nook, an oasis of light in the Florida darkness, and the traditional location of every D-Funk.

An attempted history of D-Funk: former hosts offer their stories

Both time-honored tradition and convenient excuse for weeknight inhibition lowering, D-Funk is a cornerstone of student social life. Held in the Nook, located just outside of Hamilton “Ham” Center’s Old Mail Room, D-Funk—sometimes held on Tuesdays, sometimes held on Thursdays—is marked by casual drinking, the…

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Huzzah & Cheers! Sarasota Medieval Festival returns for its 17th season
Thesis student Antonia Ginsberg-Klemmt at the Sarasota Medieval Fair, dressed as Rapunzel and accompanied by a friend dressed as Flynn Rider.

Huzzah & Cheers! Sarasota Medieval Festival returns for its 17th season

“Welcome one and all,” boasts the Sarasota Medieval Fair website, “to four weekends of exciting tournaments, scrumptious feasts and pure family fun.” As early as the return of AMC theaters in Aug. 2020, businesses and entertainment franchises have been gradually reopening under various stages of…

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2021 Dante’s Inferno COUP Photo Gallery
From left to right, third-years Chloë-Arizona Fodor, NCSA Sofia Lombardi and Rocío Del Mar dressed up for a devilish night of fun.

2021 Dante’s Inferno COUP Photo Gallery

Third-year Barbara “Babs” Monteiro and thesis student Magdelena VanThien dancing at COUP.Second-years Rae Thompson and Carleigh Shourds in pirate-inspired costumes.Third-years Jude Zelznak and K.C. Casey in matching outfits.A glamorous shot of third-year Kyla Baal.First-year Caroline Young and thesis student Eleanor "Ellie" Young, with a guest…

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New College Fashion Archive: inspirations, aestheticism and expression at NCF
Third-year Rocío Ramirez Castro fully decked out in an outfit complete with stylized makeup, Steampunk-esque goggles, statement jewelry and a wig.

New College Fashion Archive: inspirations, aestheticism and expression at NCF

“Why do New College students dress like... that?” New College students are surely no stranger to this question. As a campus that seems to allure those who identify with the offbeat, fringe and unconventional, New College has a long and rich history of eccentric fashion. …

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Welcome to Hell! Dante’s Inferno COUP hosts talk party planning and purgatory
Artwork promoting this year's Dante's Inferno COUP, showing the overpass collapsing and descending into Hell. Photo courtesy of Madi Markham and Bella Shuler, artwork by Kiara Vasquez-Valentin.

Welcome to Hell! Dante’s Inferno COUP hosts talk party planning and purgatory

“New College students are no stranger to hell here: the Pei tunnels, Ham food, the Devil’s chair by the bay. We’re ready to help the campus embrace it once more.”  This is the winking statement offered by the hosts of this year’s Halloween Center of…

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Art, public space, and urban revitalization: a history of Bradenton’s Village of the Arts, and why you should visit
The Village Art House, one of many attractions at the Village of the Arts.

Art, public space, and urban revitalization: a history of Bradenton’s Village of the Arts, and why you should visit

The Village of the Arts (VOTA) used to be a neighborhood of doddering early-20th century “residential bungalows, Florida Cracker homes and later additions,” according to the Artists Guild of Manatee. The neighborhood was experiencing severe urban decay, a common problem in American cities and one…

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