Outdoor photography exhibit “The FENCE” comes to Sarasota

Outdoor photography exhibit “The FENCE” comes to Sarasota

All photos Cait Matthews/Catalyst. As November comes into full swing in Sarasota, so does “The FENCE,” an annual photography exhibit that is open to submissions from anyone. This year, the self-proclaimed largest outdoor traveling exhibit in North America inhabits a...
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ISPs prompt students to learn more about their passions and create connections

ISPs prompt students to learn more about their passions and create connections

Whether students are in their first or third years at New College, the Independent Study Project (ISP) that occurs during January is an important and sometimes challenging thing to approach. Since ISP has the potential for such a broad range...
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30th Annual Pumpkin Festival sparks fall feelings in SRQ

30th Annual Pumpkin Festival sparks fall feelings in SRQ

All of the senses are stimulated as one makes their way from the parking lots to the grounds of the Fruitville Grove Pumpkin Festival; the air is a medley of kettle corn, foods fried in Canola oil and a thriving...
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Expression and empowerment found through dance classes

Expression and empowerment found through dance classes

Engaging in dance academically can be thought of as an elite or intimidating experience. However, the options at New College—which have multiplied over the years—allow for approaches to movement that are far different from the stereotype of intense competi...
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Students scramble to find funds to pay for study abroad after scholarships are retracted

Students scramble to find funds to pay for study abroad after scholarships are retracted

Students preparing to study abroad in the coming semesters were blindsided this fall by a change to the school’s study abroad funding policy: students are no longer able use their New College scholarships to offset study abroad costs. “They previously...
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Beach bacteria briefly breach acceptable levels

Beach bacteria briefly breach acceptable levels

While several no-swim advisories were lifted for Sarasota beaches in the past couple of months, one was reinstated this past Thursday, Sept. 20, at Longboat Key Beach. County health officials revealed that enterococcus bacteria was above an acceptable limit in...
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Hurricane Florence aftermath

Hurricane Florence aftermath

Hurricane Florence first touched down near Wrightsville Beach, N.C., with maximum sustained winds near 90 mph and movement at a rate of 6 mph. While Florence had dropped to a Category 1 storm by the time it reached landfall on...
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Currency crisis: annual Turkish inflation rises

Currency crisis: annual Turkish inflation rises

Historically, the Turkish economy has faced extreme issues with chronic inflation and depreciation of currency, with the most notable peaks in inflation rates occurring between the late 1970s and the early 2000s. Turkey’s currency, the lira, has fallen 42 pe...
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Bayfront memorial held for Allyson Arvin

On Sept. 12, Allyson “Ally” Maizie Arvin (20) died of natural causes related to Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH). The New College community came together on Friday, Sept. 21 for a memorial service organized by the New College Student Alliance (NCSA)...
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Change in mailbox policy upsets student body

Change in mailbox policy upsets student body

Student Admissions Representatives (STARs) on campus used to be proud to showcase the fact that most students participated in a tradition of keeping their mailboxes unlocked. This feature was attractive to newcomers. It reflected a campus culture of trust, hon...
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