47th St. House: A New College legend

47th St. House: A New College legend

There exists a house that is near and dear to the hearts of generations of New College graduates. Many current students know of the house and some frequent it still. Those who have heard of it know quirky facts about...
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The NCSA Archives: A Guilty Pleasure for History Buffs

The NCSA Archives: A Guilty Pleasure for History Buffs

These days, the Old Mail Room in Hamilton “Ham” Center is well-known by students as a communal space, a room that has become a popular shortcut for anyone traveling back and forth between The Nook and central Ham. With large...
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The Feminist sit-in turned sleep-in

The Feminist sit-in turned sleep-in

With only about 50 years and 5,000 alums under our belt, I’m frequently taken aback by the immense, enthralling and unique history our tiny college possesses. While browsing through New College’s digital and physical archives, moments arise when I imagine....
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No Joke: The history of April Fools Day

  Celebrated by many cultures for centuries as “All Fools’ Day,” the precise origins of April Fools’ Day are still a mystery to many. According to some historians, the prankster holiday began in 1582 when the France switched from the...
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