Twitter under fire for ads

Twitter was the target of the ethical controversy in the midst of Ferguson unrest when advertisements, posed to look like actual “tweets,” infiltrated users’ news feed to promote products such as donuts and video games. From the night of the grand jury’s verdict on Nov.…

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New Media buys Halifax Media

New Media Investment Group bought Halifax Media Group, owner of the Sarasota Herald Tribune, for $280 million late last month. New Media is one of the largest powerhouses of locally-based print and online media in the U.S. Its database includes 450 publications and more than…

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The Asolo starts new season

The Asolo Repertory Theatre season has begun and is entering its third year saluting America. “The American Character” project is a five-year-long endeavor seeking to showcase productions that “explore, embody, and attempt to define what it truly means to be an American,” according to Asolo…

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Ferguson Protest held in Sarasota

Immediately after the controversial verdict where police officer, Darren Wilson, was not convicted for the shooting of Michael Brown, the internet blew up. In mere seconds, statuses were updated, messages were sent and event invites were accepted for the next course of action: protest. That…

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Gardening tutorial experiences ECHO’s farm

This past Saturday, Gardening Tutorial took a field trip to the headquarters’ of ECHO Inc. in North Fort Myers. ECHO is an organization that aids in world hunger and supports small-scale farming around the world by providing agricultural and “appropriate” technology training to development workers…

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Transgender Awareness Week observed

41 percent of trans people attempt suicide. For the general population, that number is 1.6 percent. Trans people are four times more likely to live in a household with less than $10,000 a year of annual income than the general population. 57 percent report serious…

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Thanksgiving costs lower this year

Roughly 51 million turkeys will be consumed tomorrow.  Along with the cooler weather and finals, Thanksgiving has arrived, the only day in America where it is socially acceptable to eat yourself into a deep sleep. The “First Thanksgiving” occurred in November 1621.  It was a…

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Who needs feminism?

For the third year in a row Resident Advisors (RAs) have held a New College Needs Feminism photo-shoot with an impressive turnout. Originally started in 2012 by thesis student Skylar Ead, the event was continued this year by RAs Amanda Bragg and Kaylie Stokes. Over…

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