Sarasota Opera House: Musical opportunities at New College
“It’s this interesting kind of community building where you have these mature people who are retired in the community who sometimes have gone to opera all their lives, and these youngish people who are at New College who are trying new things and opera is one of those new things,” Clark said.

Sarasota Opera House: Musical opportunities at New College

  The Sarasota Opera recently reached out to students from New College of Florida (NCF) and the Ringling College of Art and Design (RCAD) to help create an audience of young opera aficionados by sponsoring several student mentees, providing full-paid seasonal tickets to those involved…

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Family and friends remember Rodney Mitchell
The dinner provided the first opportunity to publicly screen a documentary covering Mitchell’s death and the community’s monumental reaction to it. Photo by Kat Grimmett.

Family and friends remember Rodney Mitchell

CW: police brutality, racism The Sarasota officers that shot Rodney Mitchell five years ago are still on duty today. A documentary screening and dinner was held at the Peace Education and Action Center this past Sunday, March 19, to celebrate Mitchell’s life and to support…

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Students excited for free menstrual and sexual health products
A sample of the menstrual products provided to students for free by the Council for Green Affairs. Photo by Jasmine Respess

Students excited for free menstrual and sexual health products

Being in college is about learning to be a responsible adult in many different ways, but often times being responsible does not come cheap. Such is the case when it comes to sexual and menstrual health products. So, recently the Council for Green Affairs (CGA)…

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‘We’ll see you at the movies!’ Sarasota Film Festival  kicks-off more inclusive and diverse films and audience
Marketing Director Ali Vallarta closed her speech by thanking the audience for attending. "Without you, our theatres would be dark. We'll see you at the movies!"

‘We’ll see you at the movies!’ Sarasota Film Festival kicks-off more inclusive and diverse films and audience

Pint-sized reporters, chicken and waffles and anticipation filled the air at the 2017 Sarasota Film Festival press event. The Sarasota Film Festival (SFF) hosted a press event on March 13 to celebrate the release of the final film program for this year’s events. The event…

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Newtown Alive comes to New College

The living history of a community once segregated from Sarasota. That’s what Newtown Alive has preserved - in all its success and struggle - and that’s what the project’s director Vickie Oldham shared with guests from New College and wider Sarasota last week as part…

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The History of Pei:  Aging rooms desperate for renovations
"After a year or two, someone must have found a plastic replacement for the glass globes, which had a habit of breaking (well, of being broken)," Lundell said. "Now, of course, they're long gone." (right) "A pretty good look out of first court, 60s. Notice the light-colored parapets, and the lights again," Lundell said. Photo courtesy of Jonathan Lundell ('66)

The History of Pei: Aging rooms desperate for renovations

To put the Pei dorms into historical context, Alan Burr, director of facilities and construction at Physical Plant, explained it to me like this: when the first class of New College enrolled in 1964, College Hall was 38 years old. The Pei dorms, finished in…

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Salsa^2  : Celebrating Latinx culture while at a  predominantly white campus
Students dance to Caribbean rhythms at the Four Winds. "We get it...Latinx people love 'Suavemente'," first-year Sofia Jimenez said.

Salsa^2 : Celebrating Latinx culture while at a predominantly white campus

The infectious beats of reggaetón, bachata and cumbia hits had students sweating all night long, middle-school-dance style. Decked with flags from Colombia, Argentina, Peru and the Dominican Republic, the Four Winds was transformed into a showcase of Latinx culture that everyone could appreciate. Since Salsa^2…

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