Saturday, 21 July 2018

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Apple announces new Apple TV, social network

Apple unveiled its latest line-up of iPods last Wednesday along with two somewhat unexpected announcements: a new Apple TV and Ping, a social net- work built around music. Internet television set top boxes have normally been the domain of tech-…

Dubstep: friend, foe or both?

I thought someone had slipped something into my drink. The bass just didn’t sound right—it was shaking and didn’t make any sense. Some people were dancing in a strange cluster at the center of the party but the majority of…

A look at Sun Coast Press, printer of the Catalyst

The main printer spans the length of the production centre and puts out dozens of titles daily. The ink-blotted workers at Sun Coast Press jockey quietly around their surging machine, churning out thousands of copies of print material hourly, from…

Local business owners share thoughts on economy

With Sarasota’s unemployment rate 3.4 percent higher than the national average and 1.2 percent higher than that of Florida (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics), Sarasotans are surely feeling the sting of the recession. While the 13.4% unemployment rate could make…

“Pro gamers” meet in Orlando to compete

Donkey Kong versus Mario. Nintendo versus Sega. Xbox versus PlayStation. Rivalries have been a part of gaming culture since the early days of the arcade, but never has the competition been so fierce until now with Major League Gaming (MLG)….

Palm Court overhaul to bring new tiles, palm trees

Palm Court, the “center of the universe” according to the New College constitution, is definitely a hub of student activity, but it surely isn’t new. Palm Court ties everyone from first years through thesis students to nearly 50 years of…

New College Ghost Stories: the Catalyst investigates

What do College Hall, Old Caples, the Cá d’Zan and nearly all the theaters in Sarasota have in common? Ghost stories. Current students, sketchy alums and even campus police officers have spun tales of apparitions, unexplained phenomena and bumps in…