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Race to the Oscars: A play-by-play

The Academy Awards are this upcoming Sunday, March 2, and this year’s Best Picture race is the tightest in years. Major precursor prizes have been bestowed to “12 Years a Slave,” “Gravity” and “American Hustle,” and though “12 Years a Slave” is ostensibly out front, the division among voting bodies this year implies anything could […]

Iron Man III: Makes up for ‘Iron Man II,’ does not top original

With the release of “Iron Man 3,” Marvel completed the first movie series developed as part of Phase One of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and introduced the world to Phase Two. The 2008 release of “Iron Man” introduced Robert Downey Jr. as “genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist” Tony Stark, a role that helped set a precedent […]

Summer entertainment possibilities for students

Students are preparing to head off of the New College (NCF) campus, toward internships, jobs and family vacations. It can only mean one thing – summer has arrived. Here is a guide to what to look for in the world of arts, sports, and, for those staying in Sarasota, the community that surrounds NCF. The […]

Low turnout for Take Back the Night

Trigger warning: sexual assault Is sexual violence now a nonissue on a campus rattled not too long ago by a sexual predator? Of the 50 chairs available on Z Green for this college’s Take Back the Night program on Friday April 26, only 15 were claimed. This was in stark contrast to the New College’s […]

The state of sex education in the United States

 87 percent of schools teach sexual education with a focus on abstinence and one in four teens receive abstinence education without any accompanying instruction on birth control. The recent news flurry surrounding George Washington High senior Katelyn Campbell, of West Virginia, has brought national media attention to rethink how and what kids are taught across […]

Senator Marco Rubio’s ‘golden boy’ status losing shine?

Senator Marco Rubio has long been touted as the “golden boy” of the GOP and a potential Republican nominee for the 2016 Presidential election. Rubio’s appeal stems from his relative youth and Hispanic heritage – two demographics the Republican Party desperately wants to attract. However, despite the hype, Rubio has been frequently called out by […]

Should we be worried about political corruption?

Political scandals are the media’s bread and butter. Bill Clinton’s infamous “I did not have sexual relations with that woman” lie played on television sets night after night. Anthony Weiner’s Twitter humiliation turned the rising Democrat into a “Saturday Night Live” (SNL) punch line. The revelation that Newt Gingrich left his wife while she had […]

The Masque of the Red Death Gala, a Halloween masquerade

The theme of Poe continues with a fancy masquerade, a one-night event that the Powel Crosley Estate Foundation is throwing on Halloween. The event is called “The Masque of the Red Death” gala, named after the Poe tale. The price for this upscale masquerade is $75 a ticket, but only those age 21 and older […]

A simple fix for a Halloween candy overload

As a child, not only did Halloween present the chance for me to dress up as someone else, it also brought out my inner brat. I would literally throw back any treats that were “the bad stuff,” for example: candy corn, fruit of any kind and a toothbrush. As a full time college student I […]

Voters register despite so-called suppression

From now until Oct. 9, Students for Barack Obama can be heard in Hamilton “Ham” Center at each lunch and dinner, stating a polite inquisition to would-be diners: “Hey, are you registered to vote?” Second-year Catherine Turner, a member of Students for Barack Obama, described New College students’ general response to such a question. “We […]