Bayfront Clambake raises over $240,000 for international and out of state student scholarships

Bayfront Clambake raises over $240,000 for international and out of state student scholarships

  Bikes and bare feet are a common sight at the bay. So when over 300 Sarasota residents arrived to mingle, eat seafood and participate in an auction, it could only mean one thing: the 39th annual New England Clambake...
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Freestyle and floetry: Center of the Universe Party returns for Halloween

Freestyle and floetry: Center of the Universe Party returns for Halloween

Live freestyling and rap, independent local artists, lots of dancing and the first few days of cold Florida weather all came together this Halloween Palm Court Party (PCP). The major challenge? An unexpected and torrential downpour that reorganized the structu...
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Jennifer Lin awarded second place in Division G Toastmasters competition

Jennifer Lin awarded second place in Division G Toastmasters competition

While students were finally winding down from a week of midterms and preparing for their fall break adventures, members from the campus Toastmasters chapter were partaking in the Fall 2017 Toastmasters Humorous Speech and Table Topics Contest in Division G,...
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Million Hoodies Movement for Justice launches its National Week of Action

Million Hoodies Movement for Justice launches its National Week of Action

  Just after midnight last Thursday, a small group of student activists filed into the WSLR radio station to promote and discuss the Million Hoodies Movement for Justice National Week of Action. Million Hoodies formed in response to the 2012...
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Funding for art resources draws a blank

Funding for art resources draws a blank

As students gathered to support the pre-thesis art show, various works were admired for their aesthetics, deeper meanings and connections to the artists. Though some appreciate the time and process that it takes to create the pieces, most fail to...
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New College: the metaphysical side

New College: the metaphysical side

    On certain nights of the month, some students leave crystals outside their dorms to charge by moonlight. Others anticipate trials and tribulations of the upcoming week by reading horoscopes and charting their sun and moon signs. While the...
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Not so New College: stories of ghosts and spirits from the past

Not so New College: stories of ghosts and spirits from the past

  Ninety-one years after the death of Charles Ringling, ghosts and spirits continue to swarm the dusty halls of College Hall and the eerie corners of the rest of campus. The Catalyst asked current students and alumni to share their...
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Graffiti and hot wax: the lost tradition of NCF print culture

Graffiti and hot wax: the lost tradition of NCF print culture

Hidden under layers of paint and within dusty cabinets are some of the most vivid records of daily life on campus in days long past. Unknown to many current students and recent alumnae/i, before student discourse largely migrated to the...
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Missing in action: understanding tree removal on campus

Missing in action: understanding tree removal on campus

  The recent removal of several trees on campus has garnered attention. The absence of trees, with their often large and unforgettable presence, is symptomatic of a larger issue concerning bureaucratic processes and lack of student input.   These tre...
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Bike shoppe or boys club? Campus cyclists address inclusivity

Bike shoppe or boys club? Campus cyclists address inclusivity

  Bicycles can be intimidating, from the mechanics to the culture to the physical ability required of simply riding. For the campus bike repair co-operative, the Bike Shoppe, student TAs are trying to change that sense of intimidation – and...
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