@Becky Jayne I can’t create a separate page for the sitewide activity because that is not a page per se, but a FEED where all the activity on the site lands. It does take some getting used to because the old site was definitely more open, however, like I said in my update this platform really encourages social interaction which is why there is so much “activity” on either side.
You may grow to like the convenience after a minute, however one way to make the horizontal space seem about an 1.5 inches wider is to collapse the member navigation bar to the left. If you haven’t figured that out already just click those three horizontal bars at the top left.
Hope that helps ease the straing…here are screenshots: