Hongkongers celebrate the passing of the Human Rights and Democracy Act with Thanksgiving Day rally
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons Protestors waved U.S. flags to symbolize their goal of freedom and democracy.

Hongkongers celebrate the passing of the Human Rights and Democracy Act with Thanksgiving Day rally

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons Protestors waved U.S. flags to symbolize their goal of freedom and democracy. Since June 2019, demonstrators in Hong Kong have called for greater autonomy from China. For months, protestors have called on the U.S. and other western nations to step…

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Red tide continues to afflict Florida coastline
Photo courtesy of Adriana Gavilanes In 2018, red tide affected Florida's coastline from Clearwater to Naples.

Red tide continues to afflict Florida coastline

Photo courtesy of Adriana Gavilanes In 2018, red tide affected Florida's coastline from Clearwater to Naples. Florida continues to deal with the coastal infestation known as red tide. Local, state and national initiatives have been researching and working on ways to mitigate the issue. Richard…

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New College receives national award for high voter turnout, fails to see engagement in NCSA elections
Photo courtesy of Izaya Garrett Miles Cibelli du Terroil thinks the sign-up process should move online to increase candidates.

New College receives national award for high voter turnout, fails to see engagement in NCSA elections

Just over 64 percent of the student body voted in 2018 midterm elections, more than twice the 29.3 percent that voted in the previous midterm election in 2014, earning New College several national awards for high student voter turnout. Despite this consistency with a nationwide…

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Local college students  gather to learn about  food insecurity
Soul food such as chicken, green beans, stuffed peppers and sweet potato pie was served for dinner.

Local college students gather to learn about food insecurity

On Nov. 21, 2019, Ringling College of Art and Design (RCAD) and New College students gathered to learn about a problem that is familiar to over 40 million Americans: food insecurity. Oxfam America Hunger Banquet events allow organizers and participants to experience firsthand how individuals’…

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Sarasota adopts new growth initiatives
41 Zinns, Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL - April 1987 Photo courtesy of NCF Digital Archives

Sarasota adopts new growth initiatives

For decades, American cities have been struggling with the upkeep of infrastructure, affordable housing and heightened traffic levels. The city of Sarasota is fighting back against these issues with two strong-armed initiatives and working to fundamentally alter the roots of its worst problems.  Sarasota in…

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Anna Lidia Vega Serova discusses her life’s work and shares perspective on literature
Professor Portugal, left, translates while Anna Lidia Vega Serova, right, presents.

Anna Lidia Vega Serova discusses her life’s work and shares perspective on literature

Photo courtesy of Adriana GavilanesNear the entrance of the Jane Cook Bancroft Library, Professor of Spanish Language and Literature Jose Alberto Portugal, sitting on the left, translates while Anna Lidia Vega Serova, sitting on the right, presents. Photo courtesy of La MovidaIn the art world,…

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New Sarasota Mayor Jen Ahearn-Koch appointed, advocates construction growth strains infrastructure
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New Sarasota Mayor Jen Ahearn-Koch appointed, advocates construction growth strains infrastructure

On Friday, Nov. 8, the city commissioners of Sarasota unanimously appointed a new mayor, Jen Ahearn-Koch, to replace the previous Mayor Liz Alpert. Elected at-large to the commission in 2017, Ahearn-Koch served as vice mayor last year, setting up a smooth transition to this position.…

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