‘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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A brief history of the NCPD: past, present and future

A brief history of the NCPD: past, present and future

“Let me think of all the things that have changed so much,” Sergeant Mike Mahaney pondered, sitting in the driver’s seat of an unmarked squad car, a battleship grey Chevrolet Impala. Sgt. Mahaney, hired in 2003, is the New College...
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A look at sports today: protests across leagues, C.T.E. continuing to haunt NFL

A look at sports today: protests across leagues, C.T.E. continuing to haunt NFL

  CONTENT WARNING: Mention of Aaron Hernandez’s suicide   With September having come to an end, October brings along a great many things, including the Major League Baseball (MLB) Playoffs, the National Basketball Association (NBA) preseason—whi...
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Puerto Rico still awaiting major aid

Puerto Rico still awaiting major aid

Category-five storm Maria set its path on Puerto Rico, lashing the island and U.S. territory with 150+ mph winds as it made its initial landfall in Yabucoa around 6:35 a.m. on Sept. 20. The tremendous storm, larger than the country...
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Walls continue to struggle under current management while Wallternatives keep dream alive

Walls continue to struggle under current management while Wallternatives keep dream alive

Last year’s struggle to maintain two Walls each weekend has not disappeared. Many students look forward to dancing the night away on weekends at the student-run parties. These events require the New College Police Department (NCPD) and Student Affairs to...
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Planned Parenthood trains escorts in preparation for pro-life protests

Planned Parenthood trains escorts in preparation for pro-life protests

    On a weeknight after hours, Sarasota’s Planned Parenthood saw an influx of people of different genders and ages gathered together for one reason: to attend escort training. As the group filled up a conference room, candy, wristbands and...
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Banner revealed in defense of DACA recipients

Banner revealed in defense of DACA recipients

Within hours of the announcement that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals would be phased out over the next six months,, a group consisting of both New College students and Sarasota-Manatee residents assembled outside of New College’s ACE building to....
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How Hurricane Irma affected pets and their owners

How Hurricane Irma affected pets and their owners

After learning that the strongest Atlantic basin hurricane ever recorded was headed directly for Florida, many packed up their belongings, filled up on gas and hastily left the state. Others needed to deal with an additional concern: the well-being of their.....
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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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Building Heiser: cost, collaboration and community spaces

Building Heiser: cost, collaboration and community spaces

It’s hard to miss; the large white geometric structure lines the top of Dort Promenade, sporting various light blue rectangles around its exterior. Some say that it’s an eyesore, others say that it’s a massive improvement to the campus. Construction...
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