1,500 troops sent to Iraq

Doubling the number of troops training and advising Iraqi and Kurdish forces, President Obama has sent 1500 to Iraq in preparation for a large Iraqi and Kurdish offensive against Islamic State (ISIL) fighters. Islamic State forces have been coming into Iraq through Syria to occupy…

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Marijuana after midterms

Florida’s Amendment 2 – which would have legalized medical marijuana – was struck down, victim of a three percent difference between the 57 percent of the vote which it had and the 60 percent of the vote which it needed. In a midterm election dominated…

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NCF wins Turkey Bowl

With a truck loaded with free beer, Donal O’Shea wearing a jersey reading “Luck of the Irish” and a combination of Ringling and New College students and supporters watching on, the New College Null Set beat the Ringling Armadillos 30-0 in the 2014 Turkey Bowl.…

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Master’s Program approved for 2015

The Florida Board of Governors approved a long-sought-after master’s program in data science early November, paving the way for the Fall 2015 semester to offer a place for graduate students at New College. The program will be small and selective, admitting a cap of 15…

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Earth’s timeline fitted to the Dort Promenade

Scientific research and centuries of physical evidence has convinced scientists to approximate the Earth’s existence at 4.6 billion years. Visiting Professor of Biology Christopher Frost took his General Biology class on a journey through the Earth’s timeline last Friday. Using the Dort Promenade as a…

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Food, music and fun: Hispanic Fall Festival

Food, music, and dancing could all be found at the 12th annual Hispanic Fall Festival held by the St. Jude Catholic Church of Sarasota. The festival, which was held this past Saturday, Nov. 7, brought together the cultures of 15 Hispano-American countries for a day…

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Hope for justice in Ferguson

Amongst Ebola hysteria and midterm elections, it appears the officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old in Ferguson, Mo., this summer has taken the back burner in terms of relevant news. Within the next couple of days, the grand jury will likely make a decision…

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