Reader friendly update on recent world politics
President Zelensky visiting Chornomorsk Sea Trade Port during grain shortage. Photo courtesy of ZUMA press.

Reader friendly update on recent world politics

As a full-time college student, it is difficult to stay up-to-date on the always-changing waves of world politics. As more students become eligible to vote, it is vital to understand the nuances of current events and be engaged in the goings on of one’s own…

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New College gets a new student representative
Third-year student Jacob Platko, the new Athletic Representative at New College of Florida. Photo courtesy of Jacob Platko.

New College gets a new student representative

This semester, the New College Student Alliance (NCSA) has added a new position. The addition of the Athletic Representative was proposed to the student body on Sept. 7 during the first Senate meeting of the year by NCSA Co-President and thesis student Grace Keenan.  “As…

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Vigilance needed to protect Sarasota-Manatee nonprofits and public services
Historic Sarasota courthouse located in District 1.

Vigilance needed to protect Sarasota-Manatee nonprofits and public services

The homeless, intellectually disabled, children and families were the targets of recent reversed budget cuts that had been proposed by the Sarasota County Commission. In a move that would have had serious blowback, especially for the most disenfranchised in Sarasota County including after-school childcare, homelessness…

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Introducing new Senate President Alexander “Fish” Sauer
Alexander "Fish" Sauer in the EQTA office. (Courtesy of Fish Sauer.)

Introducing new Senate President Alexander “Fish” Sauer

At the end of the 2022-2023 Spring semester, former Senate President and Student Ambassador Libby Harrity was ousted, not only from their respective positions on campus, but also from New College itself. Harrity was charged with battery following an incident at a spring protest when…

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United Auto Workers on strike
Ford dealership in Sarasota. (Photo by Justin DeLa.)

United Auto Workers on strike

The U.S. automotive industry is facing a dilemma. Working conditions, wage disputes and other factors have prompted one of America’s largest unions to initiate targeted strikes as their former work contract expired on Sept. 21 at 11:59 p.m.  Auto workers are striking in many locations…

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Musk disables Starlink ahead of Ukrainian offensive action
Elon Musk at a TEDTalk in 2017.

Musk disables Starlink ahead of Ukrainian offensive action

Elon Musk is keeping his string of negative news headlines alive, this time hindering the interests of American foreign policy. Musk was quite vocal about his cooperation with the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy regime in February 2022 when he provided Starlink terminals to the Ukrainian military for…

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Cop City protestors served RICO charges
A highway leading to downtown Atlanta.

Cop City protestors served RICO charges

The controversial proposed police and firefighter training facility in Atlanta colloquially known as Cop City is back in the public consciousness. Two years of protests have already resulted in the death of at least one protestor under suspicious circumstances.  The state of Georgia indicted 61…

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Uncertainty looms over NCF’s Gender Studies Program
Public comments at the Aug. 10 Board of Trustees meeting. (Photo by Chloe Rusek.)

Uncertainty looms over NCF’s Gender Studies Program

In a climate of uncertainty, students and faculty at New College of Florida (NCF) have been grappling with the future of the Gender Studies Program after a motion by Trustee Christopher Rufo began the process of terminating the program as a whole. The proposal was…

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Anti-wetland protections: another law for state rights
Image of healthy wetland. Photo by Matt Fisher/ The Nature Conservancy Iowa

Anti-wetland protections: another law for state rights

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of the Army (DA) will no longer be permitted to regulate certain bodies of water following a recent change in the legal definition of a state-protected wetland. On May 25, the Supreme Court ruled in Sackett v. Environmental…

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