Eight student discounts to start taking advantage of
A portion of the 2018 Orchid Show, "Endless Forms," at the Selby Gardens.

Eight student discounts to start taking advantage of

College is almost universally known as a time where money may be tighter than usual. Teens are taught that after high school, the more schooling you receive, the higher your salary after graduation may be—but until the student reaches the aforementioned goal they are left…

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Visions of the Black Experience Film Festival: a window into black culture and intellectualism
Photo from 2nd Annual Visions of the Black Experience | Boxser Diversity Initiative.

Visions of the Black Experience Film Festival: a window into black culture and intellectualism

The Visions of the Black Experience Film Festival was a chance for New College students to discuss pressing issues revolving around African medical care, decolonizing education and African American historical figures. The festival was held on Nov. 10 through 12 at the Mildred Sainer Pavilion…

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This year’s annual Native American Film Festival brings indigenous awareness through art and conversation
This year's annual Native American Film Festival ran from Sept. 9 to 15. Photo taken by Brynn Halpern.

This year’s annual Native American Film Festival brings indigenous awareness through art and conversation

Even during a stormy afternoon, the Native American Film Festival 2022 maintained an impressive audience. Audience members sat eagerly in the seats of Mildred Sainer Pavilion on September 9th to watch renowned artists such as Shaandiin Tome and Wilson Bowers showcase their talents. The highlight…

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Radiant Communities film screening premieres on Oct. 6, showcasing student films and visions of Sarasota community
A still from the film Folded Island---a human hand delicately holding a sea urchin, human and nonhuman life co-mingling, the merging of two communities. Photo courtesy of Wes Kline.

Radiant Communities film screening premieres on Oct. 6, showcasing student films and visions of Sarasota community

Community is forever at the forefront of everyone’s mind at New College—what does community mean, how do we form community, what can we do to keep this community strong? And for good reason; the coronavirus pandemic and New College’s continued battle to increase enrollment and…

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Sarasota Film Festival screens refreshing film “Down with the King”
Advertisement for the 2022 Sarasota Film Festival. (Image courtesy of Sarasota Film Festival official web site.)

Sarasota Film Festival screens refreshing film “Down with the King”

The Sarasota Film Festival is a fairly young event, only coming to fruition in its current form as recently as Jan. 1999. The only wide-scale film festival in the city beforehand was the Sarasota French Film Festival, which only ran for seven years until its…

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Asian Film & Talk series successfully relaunches after year-long hiatus
This month's movie, The Lunchbox, is the story of Ila, a lonely housewife, who adds a note to her neglectful husband's lunchbox one day in order to bring back the spark of their marriage. When the lunchbox accidentally winds up in the hands of Saajan, a widower, the two start an unlikely friendship without ever meeting in person.

Asian Film & Talk series successfully relaunches after year-long hiatus

Since 2016, various faculty in International and Area Studies and Chinese Language and Culture have held the Asian Film & Talk Series as part of the “New College: Connecting the Art + Humanities” season, in partnership with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. After taking the…

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Songs You Should Hear: Movie Music Mix
The "Scott Pilgrim vs The World" soundtrack contains 15 original songs written for the movie, as well as a slew of bonus tracks and acoustic demos.

Songs You Should Hear: Movie Music Mix

A movie or show’s soundtrack is a valuable tool for setting the tone or giving scenes more emotional kick to them, whether that be a fight scene set to a pulse-pounding, high octane rock song or a more somber scene set to a sorrowful ballad…

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WandaVision as a reflection of a COVID-ridden world
A cosplayer dressed as the Vision at the 2015 New York Comic Con.

WandaVision as a reflection of a COVID-ridden world

Disclaimer: this article contains spoilers for Avengers: Age of Ultron, Avengers: Infinity War and WandaVision. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sj9J2ecsSpo Whenever there is mass societal unrest, there are usually superhero stories to follow.  For example, the cinematic world post-9/11 saw a renaissance of less campy superheroes and darker supervillains. …

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Illegal Civilization and the road to “North Hollywood”
Core Members of the Illegal Civilization crew as they are displayed on the collective's official website.

Illegal Civilization and the road to “North Hollywood”

Mikey Alfred’s directorial debut North Hollywood has been a long time coming. The new feature comes from the minds of Alfred and the other members of the skateboarding and art collective Illegal Civilization. From start to finish, I was completely sucked into the world of…

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