From celebrating to spending: Holiday consumerism

It starts early: a grandparent calls in a panic mid-October to ask their grandchildren what they want for Christmas; shopping centers decorate their light posts with candy canes and shimmery plastic when Halloween has yet to arrive; when sticky-handed children arrive at Santa’s throne in…

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The real nightmare of sleep deprivation

  Pulling all-nighters has become a sport at New College. And most students are participating in it. Although sleep deprivation might feel like an initiation into the “college life,” especially as finals approach, instead it’s a game to be forfeited. Americans in general have been…

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How to host a music show 101

  With Nothing Arts Center - founded by recent alums - blossoming down the road and a massively creative student body, New College is ideal for an active and exciting music culture. Mainstay events such as “Newstock” and “Woodstock Wall” coupled with regular Four Winds…

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Architectural Salvage adds character to downtown

“This is what I love, music, art and junk – and in that order,” said Greg Pemberton, owner of Circus City Architectural Salvage. Circus City sells everything from antique art supplies and records to costumes, metal sculptures and novelty furniture. “I’ve always wanted this building...…

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What not to do during a zombie apocalypse

Last year the humans were put at a disadvantage on the very first day of Zombies, with the zombie primes masterfully conquering around 90 unprepared or unlucky humans. Now, the zombie primes deserve some credit – their unrelenting activity and craftiness took the humans by…

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A walk through the campus nature area

Life as a student in Sarasota is often so stressful it can be difficult to stop and smell the roses. The campus restoration area found on the way to the bayfront provides a much-needed escape. Walking tours through the area, led by Jono Miller –…

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Colorful Colorado

  #1 Pikes Peak Pikes Peak, at 14,115 feet, is one of the most famous summits in the United States. The discovery of Pikes Peak dates back to the early 1700s but the famous “fourteener” – a mountain exceeding 14,000 ft. above sea level –…

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