First Towne Meeting of the semester held

First Towne Meeting of the semester held

Held in the Hamilton “Ham” Center due to soggy outdoor conditions, the productive, first Towne Meeting took place. Several New College Student Alliance (NCSA) positions were appointed. These included third-year Gina Vasquez as Vice President of Green Affairs (VPGA) and...
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Table to Farm: The benefits (and inefficiencies) of on-campus composting

Table to Farm: The benefits (and inefficiencies) of on-campus composting

“Bring back the worms!” Julene Valmaña, a Teaching Assistant (TA)-in-training, cried. Thesis student and Compost TA Allegra Nolan discussed current issues in New College’s compost system in the common room of the Sustainability Living Learning Community...
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Library Coffee Bar opens for business

Library Coffee Bar opens for business

Returning students were met with conspicuous changes to their library, including a new coffee bar. This vision for the Jane Bancroft Cook library was developed by Provost Barbara Feldman. “I want students to spend time in the library studying, collaborating,...
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Change in mailbox policy upsets student body

Change in mailbox policy upsets student body

Student Admissions Representatives (STARs) on campus used to be proud to showcase the fact that most students participated in a tradition of keeping their mailboxes unlocked. This feature was attractive to newcomers. It reflected a campus culture of trust, hon...
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Dance Collective Presents: The Spring Showcase

Dance Collective Presents: The Spring Showcase

  Dance collective has been an on-going New College tradition for years now, beginning with Dance Tutorial. Dance Tutorial was a very loosely organized collective, sponsored by various faculty members until a couple professors recognized the students’ w...
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“No grad blues, just grad booze cruise” for 2014 cohort

“No grad blues, just grad booze cruise” for 2014 cohort

For time immemorial, Sarasota bay has seen New College students in all states of sobriety and celebration. But as the school changed with the passing decades, so did its festivities. With the majority of baccalaureate examination–or BACC dates–fall...
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Gatsby returns to Caples for a night to remember

Gatsby returns to Caples for a night to remember

(all photos Miranda Gale/Tangent)   No matter their area of concentration, many denizens of New College read F. Scott Fitzgerald’s famous novel, The Great Gatsby, in high school or watched the 2013 film version with Leonardo DiCaprio as the titular...
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The Great B Dorm Clean Up: a saga with no end in sight

The Great B Dorm Clean Up: a saga with no end in sight

For many students, B-dorm is a place surrounded in a smoke of mythical dew. For others, it is a place surrounded by a wafting mildew. However, one thing all students agree on: B-dorm is sinking.   (Photo by Azia Keever/Tangent)...
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Pounds and pounds of cream cheese! 10 questions with Four Winds Manager Kira Albiez

Pounds and pounds of cream cheese! 10 questions with Four Winds Manager Kira Albiez

Tangent reporter, Cassie Manz, sat down with Kira Albiez (‘12), manager of the Four Winds, the student-run cafe on campus. Albiez has worked at Four Winds since the fall of 2015. She also attends school at the State College of...
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The race to remember: the long and winding road to electing the 2018-2019 NCSA presidents

The race to remember: the long and winding road to electing the 2018-2019 NCSA presidents

The 2018-9 New College Student Alliance (NCSA) presidential elections have now come and gone– twice. After controversy over interpretations of the Great Book, decisions made by Student Court and several last minute write-ins added to the  ballot, first-...
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