Shell adds to quirkiness with antique store

The Shell station is a common spot for New College students to do the usual activities such as, grabbing snacks, buying beverages, or filling up. The Shell is a mainstay of the New College experience. For the past two years, Kim and JR have been…

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The truth about finger cracking

People who crack their fingers have been given flack for years from non-finger crackers who say it causes arthritis. Recently, however, that myth has been dispelled. The age-old finger cracking mystery apparently comes from a bubble forming in the fluid within the joints when bones…

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Sarasota Jungle Gardens: Reptiles, mammals and birds, oh my!

In Sarasota lies a 10-acre oasis of breathtaking landscape, home to myriad of rare and beautiful creatures that serve as an extraordinary, if only temporary, escape from civilization. Sarasota Jungle Gardens has been a family-owned sanctuary since its establishment in 1939, and now exhibits more…

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Bookstores in SRQ

All good readers know one should never flip to the last page. Yet that is exactly what reactionary headlines have been doing by prophesizing the death of bookstores. Although it is true that large chains such as Borders have perished, recent years have actually seen…

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Quidditch World Cup takes flight this weekend

  Fans of the Harry Potter series and sport fanatics alike are preparing for the United States Quidditch (USQ) World Cup, to be held this weekend in Rock Hill, South Carolina. With a lineup of 80 teams as well as the three finalist cities –…

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Harry Potter and the new wizarding world

  J.K. Rowling’s legendary Harry Potter series has sparked worldwide fascination and an ever-growing fan base. The books have inspired amusement parks and various organizations such as United States Quidditch (USQ). Last summer, Universal Studios Japan opened the second Wizarding World of Harry Potter in…

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Spring break forever: A history

  The traffic has suddenly increased in Sarasota; the beaches are flooded with people; restaurants are packed to the brim with old and young alike. It all signals the arrival of spring – the season of fertility and awakening. A tradition that should be credited…

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Spotify popular among NCF students

  Companies big and small have been scrambling to get a leg up in a business where dealing with record labels, artists and piracy creates legitimate problems. Music streaming did not start or end with the Swedish company Spotify, but in recent years the company…

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