Meet the Candidates event hosted by College

On Friday, April 11 at 7 p.m., New College’s College Democrats club hosted “Meet the Candidates”, drawing in a crowd of about 30 students into the Teaching Auditorium. Attending the event were democratic candidates Terri Wonder, for District 6 County Commissioner-at-large and Henry Lawrence, for District 16 Representative in Congress. The two candidates, both…

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Diversity Week sparks educational discussions

Resident advisor’s (R.A.) and Pluralism Committee members banded together during last week’s Diversity Week events in order to create a safe space to discuss the nature of the student body and promote diversity at New College. Following this semester’s recent emergency community meeting at which the student body engaged in an open discussion about…

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Mozilla CEO resigns

Brendan Eich did not get a chance to hand in a two-weeks notice; in fact, he worked fewer days than that. Eich stepped down as CEO of Mozilla after his $1,000 donation to Proposition 8, a campaign to abolish same-sex marriage in California, came to light. Yet unlike other such cases the discussion did…

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Battle of the fast-food breakfast

The media calls it an all-out war. In a recent Taco Bell ad promoting their new breakfast menu, unveiled in March, real-life men named Ronald McDonald fawned over Taco Bell’s breakfast foods. It seems the fast food chain is trying to cook up more than just waffle tacos, they are bent on rekindling…

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Trans Bodies,Trans Selves

The historic first edition of “Trans Bodies, Trans Selves,” which follows in the footsteps of the emblematic “Our Bodies, Ourselves” is set to be published on May 30 this year. Subtitled “A resource for the transgender community,” the book has been in the works as far back as 2009, after the editor, Dr.…

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Celebration of Pei in Palm Court

Dance music, a small stage and colorful decorations are accouterments that are not usually present in Palm Court on a Sunday afternoon. On April 13, however, all of the above adorned the “Center of the Universe.” In honor of the master behind the New College…

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Bayside society party benefits Cook Library

A sea of fancy hats, floral sundresses and fast cars overtook the Bay Shore side of campus for the 31st Annual Pique Nique Sur La Baie. The event took place on Wednesday, April 2 and attracted more than 500 members of the Sarasota community. They mingled with NCF students, faculty and staff, while…

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Sun ’n Fun air show still dazzles after four decades

Test test   Winged beauty queens of aluminum, wood and carbon fiber graced the runway at the 40th annual Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-In and Expo in Lakeland Florida. From April 1-6 the grounds near the Lakeland Linder Airport received a flux of more than 200,000 visitors and a purported economic boost of…

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The Fighting Armadillos claw their way to a win

Flags flew at the Ringling College of Art and Design versus New College of Florida football game on April 7. The Ringling “Fighting Armadillos” pulled off a 10-6 win over the NCF “Empty Sets.” The game-play was fierce, and although it was 80 degrees, neither team lacked intensity. The game was held to…

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