Tuesday, 22 May 2018

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Exploring wildlife on the New College campus

photo courtesy of Kaley Soud/Catalyst First-year Alan Sachnowski holds a red rat snake caught outside of Second Court. During the first week of school, a girl sat silently one serene summer morning, reading Catullus to the sound of birds chirping…

A smashing good time: "Super Smash Bros." at NCF

photo courtesy of Lafe Henderson/Catalyst First years play Super Smash Bros. on the Nintendo 64 in the Third Court Lounge. A walk through almost any dormitory lounge or common room on campus at 9:30 on a wednesday night will more…

A look at a New College yoga instructor

photo courtesy of Joy Murphy First-year transfer student Joy Murphy is vivacious, wears Toms, gives hugs and is a yoga instructor at New College. Murphy transfered from Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, but, for her, there is no comparison to…

Ban on gay adoption ruled unconstitutional

photo courtesy of orlandosentinel.com On a sunny day, Gill bonds with his two foster sons at a playground. On Sept. 22nd, appellate court judges decided that Florida’s ban on gay adoption was unconstitutional, ruling that Frank Martin Gill and his…

New College alum runs for state house

photo courtesy of votezj.com Alum Zeeshan Javed “Z.J.” Hafeez (’01) is running to represent Florida’s 67th state congressional district. Election Day is right around the corner, and voters in Florida’s 67th state congressional district have the chance to elect a…

Totally Wicked Vaper's Lounge offers flavorful fixes

photo courtesy Puneet Sandhu/Catalyst Jesse (left) stocks up on water as Justin (right) mans the vapor bar. Totally Wicked is open Mon-Fri 9am-8pm and Sat.10am-6pm. Red-tinted lighting creates a mellow ambiance in this spacious room filled with vapor and British accents….

New "knit graffiti" appears around New College

photo courtesy of Paul Zombroy/Catalyst Sporting Gryffindor colors, this yarn cozy is one of four works of knit graffiti left by the “Midnight Knitter” which can be found along the overpass on New College’s campus. Over the past few weeks, passersby paused…

Guest policy scrutinized this semester

photo courtesy of Wyatt Kostygan Three of the four Ad-Hoc Guest Policy Committee members, two officers in the Campus Police Department, and two Student Affairs administrators pose and converse at the Oct. 6 Towne Meeting addressing NCF Guest Policy. The…

New College aims for Quidditch World Cup

The New College Quidditch team has started up for its second year. So far 10 people have joined but the team is open to all interested students and still seeks a captain. “I’m hoping to set up scrimmages against Ringling…