Table to Farm: The benefits (and inefficiencies) of on-campus composting

Table to Farm: The benefits (and inefficiencies) of on-campus composting

“Bring back the worms!” Julene Valmaña, a Teaching Assistant (TA)-in-training, cried. Thesis student and Compost TA Allegra Nolan discussed current issues in New College’s compost system in the common room of the Sustainability Living Learning Community (LLC). The worms, used...
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The Great B Dorm Clean Up: a saga with no end in sight

The Great B Dorm Clean Up: a saga with no end in sight

For many students, B-dorm is a place surrounded in a smoke of mythical dew. For others, it is a place surrounded by a wafting mildew. However, one thing all students agree on: B-dorm is sinking.   (Photo by Azia Keever/Tangent)...
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The race to remember: the long and winding road to electing the 2018-2019 NCSA presidents

The race to remember: the long and winding road to electing the 2018-2019 NCSA presidents

The 2018-9 New College Student Alliance (NCSA) presidential elections have now come and gone– twice. After controversy over interpretations of the Great Book, decisions made by Student Court and several last minute write-ins added to the  ballot, first-...
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Popping the question: the benefits of marriage and living together for students

Popping the question: the benefits of marriage and living together for students

At a school known for its nonconformity, marriages–one of the more traditional societal norms–happen more than one might imagine. In the spirit of innovation and our [u]niquely brilliant motto, several students have tied the knot as a way of gaming...
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On the Precipice: a celebration of thesis student artwork

On the Precipice: a celebration of thesis student artwork

The annual senior thesis art student show opens at Caples in the Isermann Gallery with an opening reception on Friday, Apr. 13, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. The exhibition, entitled On the Precipice: Transitions + Thresholds, will feature the work...
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Looking to next year’s cohort

Looking to next year’s cohort

As commencement nears and many students prepare to say their farewells to New College, another heavy class prepares to roll into the school. Out of 1049 admits, 63% of which were from Florida and 37% out-of-state, 213 have so far...
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Bringing down the house: RA shortage puts strain on staff

  BY YADIRA LOPEZ AND KAYLIE STOKES Everyone thinks they know what a resident advisor (RA) does. Unlock students’ doors, plan programs and pass out condoms, right? But there is so much more. RAs are responsible for supervising and assisting...
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New College gears up for 2016 commencement

Next Friday on May 20, the graduating students of New College’s 2012 cohort will walk across the stage at the bayfront campus in front of their family, friends, peers and faculty marking the transition from student to alum. While some...
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Ham points: Use them or lose them

On top of tuition, New College students also have to pay additional rates for their meal plans at the beginning of the year, whether they live on campus or off. For a number of students, these meal plans are easily...
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Dealing with alcohol addiction on a college campus

Dealing with alcohol addiction on a college campus

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) defines binge drinking as: “A pattern of drinking that brings blood alcohol concentration (BAC) levels to 0.08 g/dL. This typically occurs after 4 drinks for women and 5 drinks for men...
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