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Not so “NEW” College: NCSA basically just a long-running joke

New College is famous for being a little out there. So it is no surprise that the same thing is found in the New College Student Alliance (NCSA). A newsletter sent out to the student body in the fall of...
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Caitlyn Talks Science: Detecting the strength of lightening strikes?

  With summer fast approaching, thunderstorms are about to become a regular occurrence once again, especially in Florida. Lightning, the result of these storms, in many aspects is an enigma, but new research out of the Netherlands found that cosmic...
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This week’s Netflix pick: ‘The Babadook’ might just give you nightmares

I’ve never been a huge fan of the horror genre, since just watching the previews for scary movies as a kid would keep me from sleeping for weeks. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve started to understand the merits of horror...
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Not so “NEW” College: A history of BACCs

  With BACC Week having just ended, most graduating students can finally decompress as the infamous theses are printed, bound and placed to rest on the bookshelves of the Jane Bancroft Cook Library. Since 1967, the Senior Thesis Project has...
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“Caitlyn talks science”: Sleep as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease?

There is a copious amount of experimental evidence linking the importance of sleep to memory formation and other cognitive processes. It is known that many with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) – a degenerative, and currently incurable, memory disease – do not.....
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This week’s Netflix pick: “Peaky Blinders”

The Netflix original series Peaky Blinders is basically The Godfather except it is set in 1919, takes place in Birmingham, England, prefers razor blades over guns, never makes a mention of cannolis and has swapped the young Al Pacino for...
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Natural Sciences Seminars promote scholarship every Friday

  During Sam Savin’s time as provost almost ten years ago, a new institution was created at the college: the Natural Sciences Seminars. Still continuing today, the weekly seminars, open to students, faculty, and staff alike, invite professionals in a...
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This week’s Netflix pick: Daredevil brings the grit and darkness to the fantastical Marvel universe

To be honest, I have always been a DC kind of guy. Marvel’s heroes and villains just seem to knock each other around some without doing any real damage, and the impact of their fighting is lost upon me. “Daredevil”...
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Not so ‘NEW’ College: The Wall, defined

During the past semester at New College, much discussion was held between the administration and student government over what constitutes an event, a wall, and when students are allowed to congregate. As it turns out, this is not a new...
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Caitlyn talks science: 2015 anniversaries of science milestones

Since most occurred over the span of years, it is difficult to pin down one specific day for some of history’s most pressing scientific achievements. However, through some generalizing and fine-tuning, many advancements have managed to nab a single date...
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