Newtown Alive comes to New College

The living history of a community once segregated from Sarasota. That’s what Newtown Alive has preserved - in all its success and struggle - and that’s what the project’s director Vickie Oldham shared with guests from New College and wider Sarasota last week as part…

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The History of Pei:  Aging rooms desperate for renovations
"After a year or two, someone must have found a plastic replacement for the glass globes, which had a habit of breaking (well, of being broken)," Lundell said. "Now, of course, they're long gone." (right) "A pretty good look out of first court, 60s. Notice the light-colored parapets, and the lights again," Lundell said. Photo courtesy of Jonathan Lundell ('66)

The History of Pei: Aging rooms desperate for renovations

To put the Pei dorms into historical context, Alan Burr, director of facilities and construction at Physical Plant, explained it to me like this: when the first class of New College enrolled in 1964, College Hall was 38 years old. The Pei dorms, finished in…

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Salsa^2  : Celebrating Latinx culture while at a  predominantly white campus
Students dance to Caribbean rhythms at the Four Winds. "We get it...Latinx people love 'Suavemente'," first-year Sofia Jimenez said.

Salsa^2 : Celebrating Latinx culture while at a predominantly white campus

The infectious beats of reggaetón, bachata and cumbia hits had students sweating all night long, middle-school-dance style. Decked with flags from Colombia, Argentina, Peru and the Dominican Republic, the Four Winds was transformed into a showcase of Latinx culture that everyone could appreciate. Since Salsa^2…

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Free food, strong talent and good vibes: Talent show recap
Catalyst staff member Jordi Gonzalez sings a song while playing guitar.

Free food, strong talent and good vibes: Talent show recap

It was a relaxing sight: Z-Green scattered with students on a breezy Sunday afternoon. Bringing entertainment, music and overall good vibes to campus, New College’s talent show, “So You Think You’ve Got Talent?,” showed the positive impact that RA (Resident Advisor) events have on our…

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Chargaux: ribbons, rhythm and beats

Brooklyn-based artist, CHARGAUX, put on a pre-Ringling Underground performance. They performed in Anne Patterson’s Pathless Woods, an interactive, multimedia installation. Paterson’s pieces featured multicolored ribbons in a dark room.  CHARGAUX consistently mix visual and audio art. Both Charly and Anne Patterson have synesthesia - they…

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Theatrical theses are in the spotlight

Taking on the task of creating an entire theatrical production in a matter of mere weeks can be daunting to many. Still, our thesising students take on these types of intimidating projects with each passing year. Consequently, this semester has seen not one, but two…

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Suiting up for Sarasota Democrats’ dinner party

The Sarasota Democratic Party’s Annual Kennedy-King Dinner is a fine opportunity to meet and mingle with local democrats and tap into political and activist currents in the area. It is also a chance to sit pretty for a night. The first thing to know about…

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