The Feminist sit-in turned sleep-in

With only about 50 years and 5,000 alums under our belt, I’m frequently taken aback by the immense, enthralling and unique history our tiny college possesses. While browsing through New College’s digital and physical archives, moments arise when I imagine our campus as a series…

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Alum networks in the U.S.

BY CAITLYN RALPH, KAYLIE STOKES & PARIESA YOUNG Florida state's college performance metrics knock New College because many of its alumni find jobs out of state. In this spread, the Tangent talked to a few alumni who live in some of the most cities for post-Novo life.…

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An off-campus tradition: New College “heirloom” houses

  Some houses have a history. In the neighborhoods surrounding campus, there are many houses – too many to count – that have hosted generations of New College students within their walls. These homes have acquired names, developed characteristics and slowly collected piles of abandoned…

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Bahi Hut: Tamiami Trail’s treasure

  “So the Bahi Hut… Many memories, mostly pleasantly hazy,” reflected New College alum William “Bill” Rosenberg (’73) about the historic bar tucked away in the Golden Host Resort Hotel off of Highway 41. Since its debut in 1954, not much has changed inside Bahi…

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How to spend 72 hours in Sarasota as a tourist

Caught up in campus life? Escape the New College “bubble” and get to know Sarasota from a new perspective: by looking through the lens of a tourist. This guide to spending 72 hours in Sarasota will not only reveal some of the more popular restaurants…

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The mushroom man

Robert Kelly is a fun guy (get it? fungi?). If New College gave out honorary degrees, Kelly would certainly merit one. He never actually went to school here, but if you were to play six degrees of separation, you’d quickly get to him. Kelly is…

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No Joke: The history of April Fools Day

  Celebrated by many cultures for centuries as “All Fools’ Day,” the precise origins of April Fools’ Day are still a mystery to many. According to some historians, the prankster holiday began in 1582 when the France switched from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian…

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Newtown Farmers Market
Lou Murray is many things. The first he’d probably tell you about is his position as a deacon at the Bethlehem Baptist church- the oldest church in Newtown. But he’s also the vice president of the Manatee/ Sarasota Democratic Black Caucus of Florida, a food security veteran and a grandpa. He’s retired and plays golf on Mondays. But mostly, Lou is a kick ass community activist.

Newtown Farmers Market

This past Friday, a farmer’s market set up for the second time at the Redevelopment Office right off MLK way, in the heart of the Newtown neighborhood. From the street, the market looks like a makeshift stand with heaps of produce laid out on tables…

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