The ‘Sitcom’-edy Friends remind us why we love improv

The ‘Sitcom’-edy Friends remind us why we love improv

While cars were being loaded with laundry and bodies that were coming home, another group of students were lining up to enter the Black Box Theatre (BBT). Once chairs were full, students piled onto the floor, waiting in anticipation for...
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Experience New College: Prospective student events brings hundreds to campus

Experience New College: Prospective student events brings hundreds to campus

  Hurricane Irma had classes, work and businesses cancelled. While the roads were filled with Floridians leaving for nearby states, New College had to cancel its annual October Open House Event for prospective students. This is partly why Experience New.....
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How arts funding can fill in gaps of institutional support

How arts funding can fill in gaps of institutional support

The following article is a continuation to the “Funding for art resources draws a blank” piece by Jacob Wentz. The previous article can be accessed online at ncfcatalyst.com.   As hopeful faculty hires provide presentations on Chilean protests and sci...
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Sulfuric acid scare highlights safety concerning accessibility and federal regulations on chemicals

Sulfuric acid scare highlights safety concerning accessibility and federal regulations on chemicals

Sulfuric acid is a chemical capable of corroding paper, metal and human skin. It has the potential to cause blindness, and is unique in its ability to also cause thermal burns as a result of dehydration. This chemical can be...
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West African Dance class hints at increasingly diverse curriculum

West African Dance class hints at increasingly diverse curriculum

  Students and faculty lined up in rows to the sound of beating drums as they danced in synchronized movements as Professor of Sociology Mecca Zabriskie instructed them where to go. A nod to the African Goddesses tutorial taught this...
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Photo series depicts students of color ‘As We Are’

Photo series depicts students of color ‘As We Are’

White boards and markers were piled onto a table, inviting students to take them. I was prepared for the question I received from every individual who approached me just asking what they were suppose to say. I thought it was...
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Bayfront Clambake raises over $240,000 for international and out of state student scholarships

Bayfront Clambake raises over $240,000 for international and out of state student scholarships

  Bikes and bare feet are a common sight at the bay. So when over 300 Sarasota residents arrived to mingle, eat seafood and participate in an auction, it could only mean one thing: the 39th annual New England Clambake...
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Missing in action: understanding tree removal on campus

Missing in action: understanding tree removal on campus

  The recent removal of several trees on campus has garnered attention. The absence of trees, with their often large and unforgettable presence, is symptomatic of a larger issue concerning bureaucratic processes and lack of student input.   These tre...
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‘What they don’t teach you is how to deal with the aftermath’: Alum and KNPR producer Casey Morell on the Las Vegas shooting

‘What they don’t teach you is how to deal with the aftermath’: Alum and KNPR producer Casey Morell on the Las Vegas shooting

Alum Casey Morell (‘08) graduated from the New College of Florida in 2012 with an Area of Concentration (AOC) in Political Science/International and Area Studies. He served as the General Editor of the Catalyst during his thesis year before later...
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New ‘Trump Travel Ban’ will halt travel from Venezuela

New ‘Trump Travel Ban’ will halt travel from Venezuela

  Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Catalyst will be featuring briefs focused on latinx narratives in order to celebrate the month (9/15-10/15)!   President Donald Trump’s Travel Ban, formerly known as Executiv...
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