OP-ED: How Fox News has misshapen itself, politics and the American public

OP-ED: How Fox News has misshapen itself, politics and the American public

When Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s first indictments regarding the Russia-Trump campaign scandal were officially announced Monday, Oct. 30, not a single person in the entirety of the United States of America cared about cheeseburger emojis–including the “Fox and Friends” crew....
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A letter from the Catalyst staff regarding the ‘New College, New Culture’ piece by journalism students at the University of South Florida-St. Petersburg

The Catalyst is a collaborative project of Newspaper Writing and Production, an academic tutorial sponsored by Professor Maria D. Vesperi. Our 14-person staff works to produce a weekly newspaper as a way to inform our community while learning basic journalism....
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The delightful discovery of meditative culture by a new New College student

The delightful discovery of meditative culture by a new New College student

I started the New College voyage this Spring 2017 term and my personal vow to take up daily meditations has serendipitously been made easier because of it. This school has helped me foster the habits I’ve been wanting to enforce...
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College kids and car trips:  My New Orleans experience

College kids and car trips: My New Orleans experience

When I first posed the idea of a cross-country road trip to my parents, they told me I was naive. Transfer student Benjamin Cook and I originally planned a trip to Colorado, but as spring break drew near, we realized...
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OPINION: The problem with “fake news” and Trump’s reality

Throughout Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and the beginning of his term as president, he has made numerous claims against “the media” for spewing “fake news” in poorly- veiled attempts at supporting his own agenda. His administration has so far...
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OPINION: Revisiting Inauguration 2017: A student perspective

by Dylan Pryor and Saif Iqbal On Jan. 20, several New College students arrived in Washington D.C. to witness the 58th Presidential Inauguration. As Muslim and Jewish-American students, we stood only hundreds of feet from the Capitol as a new...
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The Electoral College is the Blue Shell from Mario Kart

For nine years, the blue shell has mercilessly hunted innocent Mario Kart first-placers. It is a real problem. A menace. But then it hit me… We now face an even greater threat. A real life blue shell that is far...
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Opinión: ¡La historia no te absolverá, Fidel!

Opinión: ¡La historia no te absolverá, Fidel!

The first thing my mother told me when I woke up at home in Miami on Saturday morning, Nov. 26 was, “Fidel Castro died!” as smiles broke across both of our faces. “No way!” I cheered, sitting up in bed....
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Going from A+ to Strong Sat: A thesis student’s guide to navigating (and making the best of) narrative evaluations

Going from A+ to Strong Sat: A thesis student’s guide to navigating (and making the best of) narrative evaluations

First-years will receive their first evaluations in the coming weeks, and although they may have experienced New College’s unique grading system by seeing little paragraphs stapled to exams rather than a letter or number at the top of the page,...
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Opinion—Facing Anti-Semitism on campus: A Jewish student’s perspective

Opinion—Facing Anti-Semitism on campus: A Jewish student’s perspective

My grandfather was a survivor of the Holocaust from Hungary. He passed before I was born, but my mother told me stories when I was young about his experiences. Terror, unfathomable loss and the destruction of many lives forever. That...
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