Monday, 17 December 2018

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  • Atomic Holiday Bazaar celebrates 13th season - All photos courtesy of Adrien Lucas. The 13th annual Atomic Holiday Bazaar will take place at the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium this weekend, Dec. 8 and Dec. 9. Designated as “an antidote to the big-box, Black Friday-esque shopping culture during the holiday season” on the event’s website, this bazaar offers the perfect...
  • Holiday Craft Fair welcomes students artists - The Holiday Craft Fair, hosted by thesis student Jackie Lebouitz, will bring together student artists and patrons alike on Dec. 7 in the Nook, outside the Old Mail Room. “With the holidays coming up, there’s no doubt in my mind that people are going to be buying presents for their...
  • De-stress from finals at ACLU trivia night - The New College chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) will host their first trivia night of the semester on Thursday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. There will be free pizza and prizes for the top three teams. After a successful legal trivia night last year, the club decided...
  • The Activist Newsletter (12/5 – 12/14) - Throughout these final weeks of the fall semester (12/5–12/14), activists have the opportunity to participate in pet adoptions, community panels, demonstrations and vigils. Read on if you want to get involved in the community regarding knowledge building, state politics, gun violence reform and more!   Sat., Dec. 8 – Sun.,...
  • Macron criticized by ‘Gilet Jaune’ fuel protesters - Jacob Wentz is the Catalyst’s foreign correspondent reporting from Pau, France. Thousands of demonstrators organized in streets and highways throughout France over the weekend to protest proposed tax hikes on gas. The activists are organized under the Gilet Jaune, or “Yellow Vest,” movement, a name which references the fluorescent yellow...

The Features

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The future of the Four Winds café

The future of the Four Winds café

In the past few months, there have been talks regarding the future of New College’s student-operated café, the Four Winds, highlighting several financial...
The problems of “ethical” holiday shopping

The problems of “ethical” holiday shopping

Shopping for the holidays can be dizzying. Consumers live in an era where the options are nearly as boundless as the imagination itself....
Third annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony shines bright

Third annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony shines bright

The holiday spirit drifted through the hearts and streets of downtown Sarasota as patrons awaited the lighting of the Christmas tree in Five...
Wrangling with Thanksgiving’s problematic history

Wrangling with Thanksgiving’s problematic history

So goes the popular tale of Thanksgiving: the Pilgrims and the Native Americans came together for a “peaceful meal” to give thanks for...
Be thankful if you avoided politics this Thanksgiving

Be thankful if you avoided politics this Thanksgiving

Talking politics with your family at Thanksgiving is not fun. The chances that either participant in the conversation has a real revelation about...
Yoder’s restaurant provides the Amish food experience

Yoder’s restaurant provides the Amish food experience

All photos Eileen Calub/Catalyst. On the eve of Thanksgiving Day, dozens of customers lined up in front of Yoder’s Restaurant and Amish Village,...

The News

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Staying politically engaged over winter break

Staying politically engaged over winter break

A dire trap to be aware of this coming winter break is that, while away from the stress of college life, one might...
CBD provides the benefit of weed without the high

CBD provides the benefit of weed without the...

2018 has been a hallmark year for Cannabidiol (CBD) products. CBD is one of the over 100 chemicals in cannabis, according to USA...
SPARCC suspended from Sarasota County Schools for sex-ed video

SPARCC suspended from Sarasota County Schools for sex-ed...

The Sarasota County School District is under fire because of a video that has been deemed “inappropriate.” The video, shown to a single...
NCSA elections experience complications

NCSA elections experience complications

This was a milestone election for the New College Student Alliance (NCSA). The election on Tuesday, Nov. 13 was the first election that...
Planned Parenthood offers on-campus patient escort training for new volunteers

Planned Parenthood offers on-campus patient escort training for...

Far too often, patients seeking reproductive health care from non-profit organization Planned Parenthood are harassed by groups of anti-abortion protestors. Therefore, to reassure...
Sarasota school police department deals with monetary issues and resignations

Sarasota school police department deals with monetary issues...

The most important thing to a parent is the safety of their child. That is what makes it so hard for them to...

On Campus

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De-stress from finals at ACLU trivia night

The New College chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) will host their first trivia night of the semester on Thursday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. There will be free pizza and prizes for the top three teams. After a s...

Annual dance collective showcase marks the end of the semester

The lights dimmed signaling to the audience to quiet down. The room was thick with anticipation. Then the first group took the stage to perform “Heart Attack” by LOONA/Chuu and the room erupted in shouting and applau...

Reduced class size leaves students forced to choose between graduation...

The New College Student Alliance (NCSA) budget has taken a hit due to the decrease in enrollment this year. The NCSA budget is funded by student fees and is responsible for helping to fund organizations, clubs, graduatio...

NCSA elections experience complications

This was a milestone election for the New College Student Alliance (NCSA). The election on Tuesday, Nov. 13 was the first election that took place entirely online, as all future NCSA elections will be. However, all but o...

Planned Parenthood offers on-campus patient escort training for new volunteers

Far too often, patients seeking reproductive health care from non-profit organization Planned Parenthood are harassed by groups of anti-abortion protestors. Therefore, to reassure patients and provide comfort, community ...