Save on showings: Student discounts for the arts

Sarasota can be an expensive place to live, especially in addition to college expenses. However, it is possible to take a study break without breaking the bank too. The following are popular art related venues that offer special deals to students looking to see what…

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CWC offers lesser known services

Last year, 40 percent of students had an appointment at the Counseling and Wellness Center (CWC), a number that is quite impressive compared to other campuses. “The stigma of coming in and talking to somebody, for most students, I think is smaller [than other schools].…

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Netflix Fright Night

As October rolls around, I can’t help but imagine cooler temperatures, pumpkins and bloody, ghastly films. After all, it is Halloween. The great thing about Netflix is that it opens a portal of seemingly endless digital streaming. However, I have noticed a common obstacle on…

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The real horror of Halloween: Consumerism

Dorms are decorated with vampires and fake blood, tombstones and bats; offerings of free candy are posted on the forum; pumpkins are carved with menacing and friendly faces; costumes are purchased in preparation for the Palm Court Party. It’s Halloween – not only the scariest…

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The candy curse cometh

As Halloween sneaks around the corner, candy companies are expected to reach $2.5 billion in sales this year. The National Confectioners Association (NCA) has been manufacturing candy since 1884. Today, it represents 290 manufacturing companies in the U.S. which, in turn, are followed by 260…

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Da Vinci Machine exhibition

It is estimated that Leonardo Da Vinci created more than 44,000 drawings of models, only 14,000 of which have survived. The traveling Da Vinci Machines Exhibition, currently at the Bradenton Auditorium, has recreated some of the inventor’s most fascinating designs. The exhibit is divided into…

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Trigger warnings: A threat to academic freedom?

  On the Silo, Novocollegians’ “Post-Secrets” are prefaced by a trigger warning: “self-harm, disordered eating, suicide.” Trigger warnings (TWs) are also used on the Forum, printed in the Catalyst and referenced in class discussions. But while some consider the trigger warning to be a marker of political and emotional sensitivity, others fear they threaten…

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