Criminal charge to medically large: How does Biden’s weed pardon really affect America?
Containers of cannabis sit, some being balanced on the Scales of Justice symbolizing the interaction between the two. Photo provided by Adobe Stock Images.

Criminal charge to medically large: How does Biden’s weed pardon really affect America?

In recent years, marijuana politics are making large leaps in becoming more modernized, shifting society towards a more relaxed and accepting view of the subject. On Oct. 6, President Joe Biden issued an executive order which pardons all prior federal offenses of simple marijuana possession.…

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Curtains close on Venice Theater, destroyed from Hurricane Ian
Exposed infrastructure of the Venice theater after the destruction of Hurricane Ian.

Curtains close on Venice Theater, destroyed from Hurricane Ian

In the violent wake of Hurricane Ian, the nearby Venice Theater was taken from the community. Twelve inches of rain, a collapsed fly loft and damaged electrical grids left the theater a molded framework skeleton and the crushed set of The Revolutionists—the production originally set…

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How is New College faring without “WOKE indoctrination”? A look at the effects of House Bill 7
A photo of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis speaking at a podium adorned with the sign, "Protect Children / Support Parents," a manta that has guided much of his recent political career. But how well does it translate to the actual legislation DeSantis has put in place? Photo courtesy of Flickr.

How is New College faring without “WOKE indoctrination”? A look at the effects of House Bill 7

In July, after passing the Florida House and Senate and being signed into law by Governor Ron DeSantis, the heavily discussed “Stop WOKE” act or House Bill 7 (HB 7) was at last a written law.  New College professors were off contract at the time,…

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Newtown Alive trolley tours give visitors a glimpse into the histories of Newtown and Overtown
The “Siesta Trolley” one of Newtown Alive’s trolleys.

Newtown Alive trolley tours give visitors a glimpse into the histories of Newtown and Overtown

In 2016, a plan was proposed to Sarasota County by the North County Community Organization to document Newtown’s history, eventually forming Newtown Alive, an organization dedicated to recording and preserving the history of one of the oldest communities in Sarasota. Their work has overseen recordings…

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Hurricane Ian wreaks havoc on college grounds: a photo gallery
This pine tree has fallen upon one of the college's most recognizable pieces of public art: a sculpture of three winding, abstract figures that are said to represent angels. No direct damage is apparent to the statues at this time.

Hurricane Ian wreaks havoc on college grounds: a photo gallery

Ian was one of the most devastating hurricanes to make landfall on the west coast of Florida in decades. Sarasota County estimates the debris left in its wake to be more than double what Irma left in 2017; New College was no exception to this…

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NCSA budget decreases amid larger campus budget issues
College Hall (left) and Cook Hall (right), found at New College's bay front.

NCSA budget decreases amid larger campus budget issues

The New College Student Alliance (NCSA) is one of the most important student resources on campus for many reasons, but it is also the biggest student employer on campus with paid positions including cabinet members, Resident Advisors (RAs) and Teacher’s Assistants (TAs). The NCSA pays…

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Despite disastrous flooding, Myakka community stays afloat: a photo gallery
Second-year Sam Worthington helps to maneuver the canoe through flood water in a family’s front yard. Cars in the driveway are trapped in deep water.

Despite disastrous flooding, Myakka community stays afloat: a photo gallery

While much of the Sarasota-Bradenton area has already made great strides in their hurricane recovery, not all parts of Florida have been so lucky. The Myakka River region is a prime example of the destructive power that a hurricane can wield—flooded roads, limited mobility, destroyed…

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Punta Gorda bird rescue faces devastation after the theft of 28 birds
A picture of a beautiful Blue and Gold Macaw named Nibbles at the Parrot Outreach Society. Photo courtesy of Aria Lockman.

Punta Gorda bird rescue faces devastation after the theft of 28 birds

Sometime between 2 and 3 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13, an unidentified subject broke into the Parrot Outreach Society’s facility in Punta Gorda and stole 28 birds, ranging from the smallest Quaker Parrot to the largest Umbrella Cockatoo. Word spread fast among the Punta Gorda…

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