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 and organizational concerns. “We have a meeting planned for Dawn Shongood, the Four Winds manager Lorraine Cruz,...
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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, eagerly awaiting one of their famous baked pies or a coveted seat inside the old-fashioned restaurant. Year...
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Planned Parenthood offers on-campus patient escort training for new volunteers

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 volunteers called “patient escorts” ...
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New LGBTQIA+ guidelines spark parental concern at Sarasota School Board meeting

New LGBTQIA+ guidelines spark parental concern at Sarasota School Board meeting

Taking an unprecedented step toward improving LGBTQIA+ inclusion in local schools, the Sarasota County School Board released new guidelines in late October to advise teachers and school staff on gender and sexuality-related issues. On Tuesday, Nov. 6, these gu...
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Behind the scenes: Q&A with the Zombies Gamemasters

Behind the scenes: Q&A with the Zombies Gamemasters

“The End is Nigh” read a banner hanging over a Pei dorm balcony, signaling the onset of the annual Apocalypse at New College: “Zombies 2018: Apotheosis.” The weeklong event is an intense game of tag between humans, wearing red wristbands,...
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Take a Gap Year, NCF Students Advise

Take a Gap Year, NCF Students Advise

As young adults approach critical decisions, such as applying for university admission, many feel overwhelmed with feelings of confusion, self-doubt and dissatisfaction. For the first time, they consider the long-term future and ask themselves the age-old exis...
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Spooky activities at the second annual Library After Dark

Spooky activities at the second annual Library After Dark

Tonight, come celebrate Halloween with some spooky activities at the Jane Bancroft Cook Library from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Students are encouraged to wear costumes to this event. Students can enjoy myriad activities throughout the evening. Tasty treats and drinks...
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Arizona Democratic Senate nominee associated with witchcraft

Arizona Democratic Senate nominee associated with witchcraft

The Washington Examiner has uncovered emails from Arizona Democratic Senate nominee Kyrsten Sinema describing her participation in “feminist witchcraft.” On International Women’s Day in March 2003, Rep. Sinema allegedly called upon Pagan Cluster, a group...
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Archaeologists unearth ‘vampire burial’ site in Italy

Archaeologists unearth ‘vampire burial’ site in Italy

Archaeologists have found a tomb containing the remains of a 10-year-old child in the Lugnano commune in Teverina, Italy. Oddly, the skeleton’s mouth had been stuffed with a limestone rock. This strange discovery gives modern-day researchers clues into an an...
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Sarasota celebrates LGBTQIA+ Pride

Sarasota celebrates LGBTQIA+ Pride

On a sunny Saturday afternoon, crowds of rainbow-clad Sarasotans gathered in J.D. Hamel Park to celebrate Pride Fest 2018. A number of free activities were available to festival-goers. Flag-toting high school students and senior citizens alike lounged in lawn ...
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