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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Latinx club fosters ‘a community within a community’

Latinx club fosters ‘a community within a community’

  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)!   Salsa, cafecito and a diverse range of religions, races and belie...
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Autopsy from former football player Aaron Hernandez shows severe case of CTE

Autopsy from former football player Aaron Hernandez shows severe case of CTE

When former New England Patriots football player, Aaron Hernandez, was sentenced to life in prison after the 2015 murder of the boyfriend of his fiance’s sister, the National Football League (NFL) publicly denounced his actions. However, after committing sui...
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ALL ABOUT THE DARK ROOM

ALL ABOUT THE DARK ROOM

The door to the darkroom looks like any other door in Hamilton “Ham” Center. The only indicator of what’s behind is a small, dry erase board asking people to knock before entering. Once you do knock, you’ll find a smiling...
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Awaiting Irma: How New College’s president and administration responded to the hurricane

Awaiting Irma: How New College’s president and administration responded to the hurricane

New College President Donal O’Shea was on campus during Hurricane Irma. (Photo courtesy of Mark Stier) Hurricane Irma was projected to hit the Tampa Bay area on the evening of Sunday, Sept. 9 before heading north Monday morning. Florida governor...
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