DeSantis versus Florida schools: the continued battle for mask mandates
Governor DeSantis has been at odds with President Biden over the past week on the subject of mandatory masks and COVID-19 vaccines.

DeSantis versus Florida schools: the continued battle for mask mandates

As of Sept. 20, Florida has had a total of 3,503,976 COVID-19 cases and 51,884 COVID-19 related deaths, with a seven-day average of 7,227 cases and 376 deaths. Every county in Florida also qualifies as an “area of substantial or high transmission” of COVID-19 according…

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Recreational marijuana unlikely to get the green light in Florida
A popular image from the Marijuana and Hemp Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Recreational marijuana unlikely to get the green light in Florida

Despite three bills currently sitting in the Florida Legislature to legalize recreational marijuana for adults and polls expressing a majority of Floridians would support the legalization of recreational marijuana, legal weed still faces serious opposition with the Florida government. Currently, Senate Bill 710 proposed by…

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Student leaders testified against Bright Futures bill in Tallahassee on Tuesday
Sofia Lombardi testifying against SB-86 before the FL Senate Education Committee on March 16, 2021.

Student leaders testified against Bright Futures bill in Tallahassee on Tuesday

Two members of the New College Student Alliance (NCSA) executive cabinet traveled to Tallahassee to against Senate Bill 86 on Tuesday, March 16 at the Capitol. Among other changes to financial aid, the bill would cut Bright Futures scholarships for students studying topics that don't…

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BOG discusses possible tuition raise
One of New College's distinguishing features are the narrative evaluations used in lieu of traditional letter or number grades. However, this creates complications when a student needs to provide a GPA for an application.

BOG discusses possible tuition raise

For New College of Florida, in-state tuition is $6,916 and out-of-state is $29,944, according to the 2019-2020 fact book. On Wednesday, September 16, the potential of a tuition raise for State University System (SUS) universities came up during the Board of Governors (BOG) meeting to…

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After months of Reemployment Assistance hiccups, Florida receives federal aid
Long lines formed outside of unemployment offices across the state as unemployed Floridians struggled to secure Reemployment Assistance benefits.

After months of Reemployment Assistance hiccups, Florida receives federal aid

“Kind of a nightmare,” was the way third year Lily Burse described applying for the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO)’s Reemployment Assistance benefits in March, as businesses shuttered across the country and the national unemployment rate shot to its highest point on record due…

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