Sunday, 23 September 2018

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Sailors return safely after a week in the Gulf

All photos Lafe Henderson/Catalyst It was a rough night for first year Michael Long. His dream of sailing to the Dry Tortugas, an Island to the far West of the Florida Keys, was just to audacious given the short time…

New provost Miles talks with Catalyst

Casey Morell/Catalyst Provost-designate Stephen Miles sat down with the Catalyst to discuss a wide range of issues. On Sept. 28, the New College community was informed that Professor of Music and director of New Music New College Stephen Miles would…

NCF musician distraught over missing equipment

After three and a half weeks of frantic forum e-mails, unfruitful police reports and desperate phone calls to local pawnshops, thesis student Carlos Larrauri’s drum machine remains missing. Larrauri reported the drum machine absent from the band room via a…

Gallery space open for local artists

Peter Vince’s “Sarasota Swing” ($800) pictures a lighthearted caricature of Sarasota’s best-known demographic. Members of Art Center Sarasota (ACS) contributed a total of 150 original works for the gallery’s latest juried exhibition, titled “Outside Looking In.” Judges awarded first through third…

Growler's Pub opens door for communal television

photo courtesy of Sara Stovall/Catalyst A few pubgoers enjoy a round of pool while “It’s Always Sunny” fans range against the bar in the background, close to the flatscreen televisions. Fans of the hit television series It’s Always Sunny in…

It's your 60th anniversary, Charlie Brown!

It’s been a long time since Charles Schulz picked up his pen and scribbled out the first Snoopy in October 1950. Over those years the strip grew from being one more throwaway gag taking up space in the funny pages…

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…