Body worn cameras for police

  The Sarasota Police Department bought 24 new Taser AXON Flex body-worn cameras (BWCs) last year with a $36,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice. A one-year trial period will begin this month with the hopes of accurately documenting what happens during an arrest.…

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Alaska legalizes recreational marijuana

Alaska is the latest state to legalize marijuana use and, as of Feb. 24, is now the third state in the nation to allow recreational use of the drug. While editorial rules have been implemented, such as being 21 years of age and only possessing…

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Four Winds hosts show for Writer in Residence

The Four Winds hosted a reading and reception for the Writer in Residence and Professor of Creative Writing Michael “Tod” Edgerton last Tuesday night, providing light refreshments of coffee, tea and cinnamon scones for the audience of New College students and professors. Edgerton read from…

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FCC votes on new rules to protect net neutrality

Activists cited a major victory last week when the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted on new rules which effectively protect net neutrality. The rules ensure that the Internet is treated as a public utility by prohibiting paid “fast lanes” offered by Internet service providers (ISPs).…

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Meet the Co-Presidents: Statham and Pellaton

    by Colt Dodd and Jasmine Respess This year’s New College Student Alliance (NCSA) presidential election was unlike any other. Due to the quick departure of the recently sitting second-year president, Carlos Santos, a speedy special election had to be held. Candidates on the…

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Tree Beach under construction
With construction underway, future visitation to Tree Beach is in question.

Tree Beach under construction

    Tree Beach is the semi-secret haven where a few members of the Longboat Key community as well as New College students go to enjoy music, partying, swimming, tree climbing, photography and picnics on a small hook-shaped beach. Also known as Greer Island and…

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