Trigger warnings: A threat to academic freedom?

  On the Silo, Novocollegians’ “Post-Secrets” are prefaced by a trigger warning: “self-harm, disordered eating, suicide.” Trigger warnings (TWs) are also used on the Forum, printed in the Catalyst and referenced in class discussions. But while some consider the trigger warning to be a marker of political and emotional sensitivity, others fear they threaten…

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Can jam 2014 shows of street art talent

Local graffiti artists painted the town red – among countless other colors– this past Saturday at the first ever Can Jam Graffiti Art Battle. The parking lot of Bradenton’s Keaton’s Office and Art Supply buzzed with excitement while the community watched eight of the area’s most talented graffiti artists compete for…

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From garbage to flowers: campus composts

Reduce waste, produce dirt and grow lovely plants. New College provides the best way for students to positively impact the environment while having fun! Why should I compost? According to the EPA, the benefits of composting include preventing pollution by diverting organic materials from landfills,…

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Salvage: An homage to refuse

“A place to explore, discover, and stimulate your imagination,” the Sarasota Architectural Salvage (SAS) website claims. Stepping inside the warehouse full of antique Coca-Cola bottles, Playboys from the 1960’s, decorative Spanish tiles and garden sculptures this statement is immediately proven true. From bins of wrought…

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