VIP Weekend canceled: how, why and what will replace it
Students from last year's VIP Weekend, looking over the New College bayfront. Photo provided by C’erra Tubbs, William Lopez, and Destiny Peterson.

VIP Weekend canceled: how, why and what will replace it

New College’s Valuing Inclusivity Program (VIP) Weekend was an event intended to bring prospective students of color on campus for a weekend stay in current students' dorms, giving them the opportunity to attend on-campus events and get a glimpse at student life. However, on Mar.…

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DeSantis book tour takes him national
DeSantis and Trump sharing a table in Belleair, Florida in 2020. Photo courtesy of Getty Images

DeSantis book tour takes him national

On Mar. 1, the Conservative Political Action Coalition (CPAC) held its annual congregation of conservative thinkers, speakers and officials. The esteemed list of speakers included former President Donald J. Trump, Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, one-time Trump staffer Steve Bannon and other such figures. Media coverage…

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A snapshot of Florida’s annual Strawberry Festival
There are many exhibits and competitions held at the Florida Strawberry Festival. This exhibit was presented by Parkesdale Farms, a local strawberry farm known for its strawberries and quality strawberry shortcake. Photo taken by Aria Lockman

A snapshot of Florida’s annual Strawberry Festival

It’s that wonderful time of year again: spring is back, red tide is suffocating the west coast of Florida and the Florida Strawberry Festival is in town. Located in Plant City, this festival is conducted to showcase agriculture, commerce, livestock, horticulture and other creative crafts…

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New Music New College brings prose to life in “It’s Alive! A Monstrous Circus On Frankenstein”
ACE Plaza is adorned with lights, chairs and camera set ups. Walkway windows were opened with special permission to allow for performers to enact their parts and pose dramatically for the audience to experience a dynamic, moving performance. Photo credit: Gaby Batista

New Music New College brings prose to life in “It’s Alive! A Monstrous Circus On Frankenstein”

The arts are widely embraced on-campus—music being no exception. New Music New College (NMNC) brings revolutionary musical performances every semester, allowing New College students, staff and faculty to enjoy truly unique experiences for free. On Mar. 4, members of the on-campus and wider Sarasota communities…

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20th annual Embracing Our Differences art exhibit celebrates diversity in Sarasota
A photo of some of the Embracing Our Differences artworks on display, including “Whose Doll?” by Courtney Beth Tippett and “Be You” by Ms. Motta's First Grade Class from Emma E. Booker Elementary School. Photo taken by Brynn Halpern

20th annual Embracing Our Differences art exhibit celebrates diversity in Sarasota

The Embracing Our Differences education initiative publicly presents its 20th annual traveling exhibition at Sarasota’s Bayfront park from now until Mar. 12, and showcases 50 hand-chosen works centered around celebrating diversity. The art is featured along the walkways of the Sarasota marina for the public…

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Clueing In On Regal’s Monday Mystery Movie
The interior of Regal Hollywood - Sarasota. (Image found on tripadvisor.com)

Clueing In On Regal’s Monday Mystery Movie

There’s no such thing as swinging in cinema. Plotting a movie night is plodding, and there’s often very little wiggle room for a spur-of-the-moment love affair with a movie. Even in the streaming age, the convenience of having a library of content from the comfort…

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Board of Trustees abolish Office of Outreach and Inclusive Excellence, welcomes new Interim President Corcoran to campus
The New College Board of Trustees (BOT), both virtual and in-person during the Feb. 28 meeting. Screenshot taken from the New College of Florida YouTube channel.

Board of Trustees abolish Office of Outreach and Inclusive Excellence, welcomes new Interim President Corcoran to campus

Feb. 28 was a highly anticipated date for New College, as it marked Interim President Richard Corcoran’s second official day on the job and his first ever public address to the New College community during that day’s Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting. Also highly anticipated…

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Wonderful Vices: Behind the scenes of the Love and Dionysus COUP
The Nook section of the COUP event where a variety of pop, throwbacks, and latin hits were played by student DJs. Photo Credit Brynn Halpern

Wonderful Vices: Behind the scenes of the Love and Dionysus COUP

Love is in the air this season, just in time for New College’s Valentine's Day Center of the Universe Party (COUP), which was thrown on Feb. 25. For Novos needing to let off steam following the spring semester kickoff, the Love and Dionysus COUP was…

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Green New Meal Deal: Metz battles increased student food waste
"Weigh the Waste" board located in Hamilton Center. (Taken by Mark McDermott.)

Green New Meal Deal: Metz battles increased student food waste

Though Palm Court has precedent to the esteemed “Center of the Universe” title, the second closest candidate for such a prestigious position is the Hamilton “Ham” Center—a staple in student life and on-campus dining. In spite of its importance, upwards of 120 lbs. of Metz…

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Alumni Reunion Weekend: A decades-long history of courage, resistance and hilarious antics
A crowd of alumni with cohorts dating back to the 60s, gathered in Palm Court. Photo taken by Nickolas Steinig

Alumni Reunion Weekend: A decades-long history of courage, resistance and hilarious antics

For weeks prior to the event, the New College Alumni Facebook group was abuzz with folks making plans for accommodations and social gatherings for the upcoming Alumni Weekend. Dozens of alums returned to campus on Feb. 17 and 18 for the opportunity to connect and…

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