A preview of the “Love, Art, Repeat” gallery grand opening with Streets of Paradise President Greg Cruz
A piece of locally-made art, waiting to be hung on the gallery walls.

A preview of the “Love, Art, Repeat” gallery grand opening with Streets of Paradise President Greg Cruz

Approximately a ten-minute drive from campus and nestled in the Rosemary District—as the bustle of Sarasota slows from shiny new roundabouts crowded with cars to hot, unforgiving sidewalks crowded with pedestrians—is an empty room next to the Planned Parenthood on 734 Central Ave. The wide…

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New Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo likely to be loyal to DeSantis’ coronavirus approaches
Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo standing with Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis.

New Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo likely to be loyal to DeSantis’ coronavirus approaches

Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis has found a replacement for Dr. Scott Rivkees—whose contract as Florida Surgeon General recently expired—in Dr. Joseph Ladapo, a proponent of hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin, and an opponent of masks, vaccine mandates and lockdowns. As Florida Surgeon General, Ladapo will have primary…

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Students for Sensible Drug Policy: a history, challenges and the future of harm reduction at New College
Former SSDP members Hannah Procell ('18), Kendall Southworth ('21), Elijah Weiss ('19) and Hannah Hoogerwoerd ('21) with NCF alum Rick Doblin ('87).

Students for Sensible Drug Policy: a history, challenges and the future of harm reduction at New College

“So, what's drug use like on campus?”  It’s a question that leaves many a campus tour guide stammering “Well… um,” and that has countless prospective students whispering an embarrassed “Mom!” or “Dad!” The well-honed response campus tour guides give to potential students and their families…

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The takeover of Afghanistan: how history repeats itself
A map demonstrating how the Taliban has gained near complete control of Afghanistan since Aug. 16. Photo courtesy of BBC.

The takeover of Afghanistan: how history repeats itself

On Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021, the Taliban had successfully taken control of the presidential palace, thus finalizing their takeover of Afghanistan. The Taliban’s expedient takeover took place over a matter of days—as U.S. forces pulled out of the region and Afghani security forces trained and…

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Manatee County to protest anti-abortion legislation on Oct. 2
Pro-choice demonstrators gathered in the Manatee County Commissioner chambers on Aug 24. Photo courtesy of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

Manatee County to protest anti-abortion legislation on Oct. 2

A new wave of anti-abortion legislation headed by district and state policymakers in Texas has successfully enacted laws that dramatically inhibit access to safe reproductive care. SB8, a Texas law that took effect on Sep. 1, prohibits all abortions procedures taken after just six weeks…

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Student Affairs looks to reconnect with student community after Dr. Mark Stier’s departure
Since Stier's departure from New College, Housing and Residence Life has been taken up by administrators such as Nicole Gelfert and S. Marjorie Thomas.

Student Affairs looks to reconnect with student community after Dr. Mark Stier’s departure

By Chloë-Arizona Fodor and Sophia Brown On Sept. 20, Vice President for Student Affairs S. Marjorie Thomas circulated an email to New College students updating them on Student Affairs news. At the bottom of the message, underneath notifications about to-go boxes and hammocks was the…

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DeSantis versus Florida schools: the continued battle for mask mandates
Governor DeSantis has been at odds with President Biden over the past week on the subject of mandatory masks and COVID-19 vaccines.

DeSantis versus Florida schools: the continued battle for mask mandates

As of Sept. 20, Florida has had a total of 3,503,976 COVID-19 cases and 51,884 COVID-19 related deaths, with a seven-day average of 7,227 cases and 376 deaths. Every county in Florida also qualifies as an “area of substantial or high transmission” of COVID-19 according…

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New members, mostly first and second-years, join the NCSA and take on its many responsibilities
A photo of second-year NCSA Chief of Staff Grace Keenan (left) and third-year NCSA President Sofia Lombardi.

New members, mostly first and second-years, join the NCSA and take on its many responsibilities

This year, the New College Student Alliance (NCSA) is composed of an unusually significant portion of first and second-years. What is driving this shift towards younger students, and what do they plan to do with their newfound power and responsibility? Some are well-seasoned veterans of…

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Increase in police presence sparks controversy, opens new possibilities for police-student relations
A Sarasota Police Department cruiser parked on the residential side of campus.

Increase in police presence sparks controversy, opens new possibilities for police-student relations

On Aug. 25, at 11:50 a.m., the Campus Police Department (CPD) circulated a chilling email to students and faculty—in the middle of the night, a student reported that an unknown subject entered their dorm room. Administration was quick to respond, attempting to bolster campus security…

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