Self-impregnating stingray makes history
Stingray from Florida Aquarium in Tampa. Photo courtesy of Caralise Maloy.

Self-impregnating stingray makes history

Bring your “good luck on motherhood” cards to Charlotte, the pregnant Round stingray in a Hendersonville North Carolina aquarium, who lives in a tank without a male ray. Predicted to be about 12 to 16 years old, scientists think that Charlotte impregnated herself through a…

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Kansas City Superbowl celebration shooting
Statistics indicating that childhood death rates due to guns are higher than from any other cause. Graph courtesy of USAFacts.

Kansas City Superbowl celebration shooting

Parents and loved ones of 22 injured and one dead spent their Valentine's Day at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri after shooting erupted between two men at Union Station during a public celebration of the Kansas City Chiefs’ win at the Superbowl. The…

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Need karma? Participate in a thesis study
Poster of Sidny Hall’s call for thesis participation. Photo by Alexandra Levy.

Need karma? Participate in a thesis study

With the downfall of the forum and Student List, thesis students are having trouble getting the word out to potential participants in their research projects. The Catalyst reached out  to provide an additional  platform for these students to announce their projects and to highlight the…

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Caples historic mansion tour
Caples mansion exterior. Photo by Alexandra Levy.

Caples historic mansion tour

On Feb. 10, the Caples Mansion had a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new renovations. In his welcome speech, President Richard Corcoran recalled,  “When I got here in March, I remember talking to our Facilities Director and saying, ‘You know, where are we on Caples?’”…

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Richard Corcoran and David Rancourt present controversial comedy bits in off-campus ISP

On Jan. 25, a video uploaded to Youtube by McCurdy’s Comedy, a historic theater in downtown Sarasota, documented New College Dean of Students David Rancourt’s stand-up comedy debut.  Not all New College students are laughing, however. The following article contains quotes from Rancourt’s comedy segment…

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FL House Bill 599: another anti-gender identity bill
Pride at the Capital. Photo courtesy of Ted Eytan.

FL House Bill 599: another anti-gender identity bill

On Nov. 11, a bill was introduced to the Florida Senate by Representative Ryan Chamberlin (R-District 24) titled House Bill 599: Gender Identity Employment Practices. The legislation would strip employees of gender protection in the workplace, prohibiting “employees & contractors of certain employers from being required…

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Happy Holidays: vegan recipes
Vegetables in soup. Photo by Alexandra Levy.

Happy Holidays: vegan recipes

It is that time of year when the air smells crisp and the shirt sleeves are long, when time is spent with those one loves most. However, those warm and fuzzy feelings do not extend to feathered friends. Thanksgiving alone prompts the slaughter of an…

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The murder and trial of Tyre Nichols: a timeline
Memphis Tennessee Police Station. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

The murder and trial of Tyre Nichols: a timeline

On Jan. 7 in Memphis Tennessee, Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old Black man, was beaten for three minutes by five police officers who pulled Nichols over for reckless driving. Nichols died in the hospital three days later. The police officers were fired and charged with federal…

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Easy dorm recipes that don’t break the bank
A hearty bowl of oatmeal topped with bananas, walnuts, and chia seeds. Photo by rawpixel.com / Jakub Kapusnak.

Easy dorm recipes that don’t break the bank

As the January Independent Study Project (ISP) interterm approaches, the New College Hamilton “Ham” Cafe hours become a little tricky. During this academic exploration period, it is vital to maintain nourishment and sustain oneself. According to the 2019/2020 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study, a staggering…

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