Kimberly Cox’s charges officially dropped, organizers celebrate and demand apology
Kimberly Cox on the Manatee County Courthouse at an Oct. 23 protest in order to have her charges dropped.

Kimberly Cox’s charges officially dropped, organizers celebrate and demand apology

The Women’s Voices of South West Florida (WVSWF) have announced an exciting victory for organizers in the fight for reproductive rights—on Nov. 12, Kimberly Cox’s charges were officially dropped. For those not familiar with the troubling saga, Kimberly Cox was arrested some weeks ago at…

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Huzzah & Cheers! Sarasota Medieval Festival returns for its 17th season
Thesis student Antonia Ginsberg-Klemmt at the Sarasota Medieval Fair, dressed as Rapunzel and accompanied by a friend dressed as Flynn Rider.

Huzzah & Cheers! Sarasota Medieval Festival returns for its 17th season

“Welcome one and all,” boasts the Sarasota Medieval Fair website, “to four weekends of exciting tournaments, scrumptious feasts and pure family fun.” As early as the return of AMC theaters in Aug. 2020, businesses and entertainment franchises have been gradually reopening under various stages of…

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On-campus COVID-19 booster clinic held following recent expansion of booster eligibility
New College hosted several on-campus vaccine clinics in Spring 2021, and more booster clinics could be on the horizon.

On-campus COVID-19 booster clinic held following recent expansion of booster eligibility

As of Oct. 21, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) expanded the eligibility for COVID-19 booster shots for those who have received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine at least six months prior, or a Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine at least two months…

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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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The chip shortage and how it hurts New College
Golf carts and other equipment have been harder and harder to come by as a result of damaged supply lines.

The chip shortage and how it hurts New College

While it may seem as though COVID-19’s grip on Sarasota has been weakening with the Doctors Hospital of Sarasota having no reported COVID-19 hospitalizations for the first time in two years—and many Florida residents now getting booster shots—the community still remains affected by supply lines…

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57 faculty and staff positions replaced or vacated this semester alone
The hope of the EPC is that these recent changes will reduce anxiety for new, incoming students and by having them cement their class schedules earlier in the semester.

57 faculty and staff positions replaced or vacated this semester alone

One of the most nontraditional features of New College—an institution which prides itself on being unique—is the small student-to-faculty and administration ratio. This allows for smaller classes, giving students the opportunity to connect with their professors beyond what a traditional lecture hall might offer. It…

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A new student-led basketball tournament between USF, Ringling and New College tees off
Players in the tournament chasing after a rebound. Photo taken by: Alsu Subkhankulov. Photo Courtesy of: Jacob Brody-Ogborn.

A new student-led basketball tournament between USF, Ringling and New College tees off

New College is not known for its sporting prowess, as the college lacks any organized sports. However, there are a handful of casual sporting events on campus, such as weekly Wednesday court soccer, the faculty and staff versus students Softball tradition that returned this year…

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