Three-month Roundup ban enacted following student and employee concerns
A swath of dead grass surrounding the trees near Z Dorm, as seen from the overpass.

Three-month Roundup ban enacted following student and employee concerns

The latter half of this fall semester can be characterized by increased scrutiny from both students and school employees alike of the Physical Plant for the use of Roundup on campus, a chemical known for containing glyphosate which was declared a probable carcinogen by the…

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CWC short-staffed: hope to be expected along with changes
A graphic displaying the rapid increase in utilization of the CWC over the past year. Photo courtesy of Dr. Anne Fisher.

CWC short-staffed: hope to be expected along with changes

In a recent email to students, faculty and staff, Counseling & Wellness Center (CWC) Program Director Dr. Anne Fisher addressed the resignation of half of the counseling staff at the completion of the fall semester. Dr. Fisher wrote, “The Counseling Center has been highly utilized…

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Chronicling live music post-COVID-19, featuring latest New College sensation Freelancer
glass beach performing at the Jacksonville venue, Archetype.

Chronicling live music post-COVID-19, featuring latest New College sensation Freelancer

In early 2020, in-person gatherings for live music performances had to be put on hold indefinitely. For months, musicians across the globe had to cancel tours and resort to playing live music the only safe way that they could: virtual concerts hosted over the Internet.…

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Food safety and quality concerns: opinions from students and response from Metz
A piece of melted plastic found in a student's green beans at Ham. Photo provided by Telle Fugett.

Food safety and quality concerns: opinions from students and response from Metz

There are numerous positives to attending a university as small as New College: the small class sizes, walkable campus and close-knit community are readily listed among the benefits. But, for students, one of the most impactful consequences of this atomity is the highly limited food…

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Dangerous levels of lead confirmed to be in B Dorm water supply
One of the many faucets in B Dorm found to draw water with dangerous amounts of lead.

Dangerous levels of lead confirmed to be in B Dorm water supply

On Nov. 11, administration officially confirmed that the water system connecting to the Palmer B Dormitory may contain dangerously high levels of lead—the metal responsible for the infamous public health disaster in Flint, Michigan. Two rounds of testing conducted by the independent contractor Professional Service…

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Suspect of late-night Dort intrusions arrested on Oct. 28, released on bond two days later
A photo of Jon Cannon being arrested outside of his workplace on Oct. 28. Photo courtesy of CPD Captain Vacca.

Suspect of late-night Dort intrusions arrested on Oct. 28, released on bond two days later

On Oct. 28, the Campus Police Department (CPD) released an alert of a burglary arrest case of Jon Cannon at 5:05 p.m. earlier that day. Cannon was arrested by the CPD and the Holmes Beach Police Department at his workplace after a warrant for his…

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Manatees are dying at a record pace, just four years after being delisted from Endangered to Threatened
This chart shows that 937 manatee deaths have occurred in Florida as of Sept. 3, but the number has increased to 988 deaths as of Oct. 29. Chart courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, updated death total courtesy of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Manatees are dying at a record pace, just four years after being delisted from Endangered to Threatened

Manatees are a Florida hallmark, both to its identity and to its ecosystems. However, despite their population increasing over the last 50 years, 2021 has brought record levels of manatee deaths, with no sign of improvement. This Unusual Mortality Event (UME) has reignited criticism of…

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Roundup use on campus comes with legal complications and concerns about worker safety
A stock image of a worker spraying commercial Roundup on weeds growing between the cracks on a walkway.

Roundup use on campus comes with legal complications and concerns about worker safety

By Nickolas Steinig and Sophia Brown This article is the second in a two-part series about the use of Roundup on campus. Read the first article that focuses on protest by former and current students, as well as controversial practices for its use confidentially revealed…

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Roundup policy protested by students, who claim its use is toxic to humans and the environment
Thesis student Olympia Fulcher displaying their sign at the Oct. 15 protest. Reads: Roundup killed my uncle. How many more?

Roundup policy protested by students, who claim its use is toxic to humans and the environment

On Friday, Oct. 15, students rallied outside College Hall within view of President Okker’s office. Displaying bold signs and speaking with passion, they condemned New College's continued use of Roundup, a powerful chemical herbicide produced by the controversial corporate titan Monsanto. This gathering marked the…

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