Siesta Key Crystal Classic festival brings in over 65,000 attendants

Siesta Key Crystal Classic festival brings in over 65,000 attendants

This year the Siesta Key Crystal Classic International Sand Sculpting Festival brought in over 65,000 attendants, surpassing attendance rates since the festival’s inception eight years ago. Sand sculptors take part in this competition not only for the title, but because...
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Annual medieval fair returns to the Sarasota Fairgrounds

Annual medieval fair returns to the Sarasota Fairgrounds

With its warm climate and thriving opera scene, it is no surprise that Sarasota remains a popular destination for snowbirds, in search of a place with no winter coats or income taxes. Each November, though, the city also becomes a...
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“Campus Conversations” finds its rhythm

“Campus Conversations” finds its rhythm

The Sarasota community will have the opportunity to partake in discussion about the poetic intricacies of rap on Thursday, Nov. 15 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Professor of Greek Language and Literature Carl Shaw and alumnus Paul Loriston (‘14)...
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Fall recipes for college kitchens

Fall recipes for college kitchens

Fall is often associated with food bringing friends and family together. This article provides recipes for fall foods that students of any cooking skill level can make. The first recipe falls under the dessert category and is for pumpkin pie...
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Fats, Freaks and Queers: Photography by Shoog McDaniel

Fats, Freaks and Queers: Photography by Shoog McDaniel

All photos courtesy of Shoog McDaniel. With almost 50,000 Instagram followers, Shoog McDaniel has made a name for themself posting ethereal photographs of individuals who inhabit what McDaniel calls “marginalized bodies.” By featuring individuals who ident...
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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 ...
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Community members accuse Sarasota Police Department of brutality

Community members accuse Sarasota Police Department of brutality

“An executive report from the taser showed that a taser was activated 13 times but only one activation shows actual conductivity,” the Sarasota Police Department (SPD)’s social media page said. “The other 12 activations had poor or no conductivity.” ...
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57 percent of NCF students do not plan to receive a flu shot this year

57 percent of NCF students do not plan to receive a flu shot this year

November marks the start of influenza (flu) season in the United States, which peaks in the winter months according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC). The CDC reported that last year around 80,000 Americans died from the flu, the...
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Alumnae/Alumni Association attempts to improve communication with current students

Alumnae/Alumni Association attempts to improve communication with current students

The Alumnae/Alumni Association is one of the more baffling entities that operates in the swampy marshes of New College. Students never receive any introduction to the group when they arrive for orientation, and in their upper years are often drowning...
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Sarasota Opera kicks off its fall season with The Barber of Seville

Sarasota Opera kicks off its fall season with The Barber of Seville

Sarasota Opera kicked off its fall season this week with three performances of Gioachino Rossini’s The Barber of Seville. The upcoming performances will take place on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 11 at 1:30 p.m. “The...
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