Efforts to improve retention yielding positive results

By Colt Dodd In the wake of the disappointing results of last year’s college scorecard which culminated in the loss of $1,080,000 in funding, the administration is hoping to increase this year’s score by improving the school’s retention rate. Statistics gathered from the registrar’s office…

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Students reach stalemate in Hong Kong

By Leigh Barber Students and other groups troubled by the actions of the Chinese government have rushed to the streets of Hong Kong to protest in the hopes of gaining what they desire: universal suffrage for the people of Hong Kong. Over the past month,…

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Halloween canceled due to manhunt

An ongoing manhunt for Erin Frein, who shot and killed Pennsylvania state trooper Bryon Dickson on Sept. 12, has prompted the Pennsylvania town of Barrett to cancel Halloween activities. Believing it would give Frein a place and time to strike as well as a means…

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Students gather for ISP workshop

Last Wednesday saw a conglomeration of students in Sudakoff for the ISP workshop. Mostly first-years and second-years with the occasional upper year, all were in a January state of mind, ready for information and much anticipated Group ISP details. The session began with Dean of…

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Aral Sea Crisis

Corroded ships lie stranded in salt drenched sand as the rushing of water and life in general has become a mere memory. Once the world’s fourth largest lake, the Aral Sea has been reduced in fifty years to little more than a toxic desert. The…

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Vandalism in Ham Center poses safety concerns

In response to a string of vandalism, Hamilton “Ham” Center was closed during the early mornings over fall break. Numerous discussions among the Dean of Student Affairs Tracy Murray, campus police and the New College Student Alliance (NCSA) led to the closing of Ham, which,…

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Have a voice, make a choice: Ballot breakdown 2014

On Nov. 4, Florida will vote on three constitutional amendments in the general election, one of which is the controversial amendment to legalize marijuana. It is important to to not only exercise your right to vote, but also to understand the platforms of the constitutional…

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