Lawmakers propose merging NCF with FSU: What is known, what is not known, and what people think

On Wednesday, Feb. 12, the Florida House Education Committee passed a proposed bill that would merge New College with Florida State University (FSU) and Florida Polytechnic University with the University of Florida (UF). The details and potential outcomes of this legislation remain unknown, but Rep.…

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Helene Gold plans to engage community with cookies
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Helene Gold plans to engage community with cookies

After renovations were completed in Fall 2018, the library café has been a venue for a variety of events, from weekly origami folding sessions to a contentious confrontation with the provost. But on Thursday, Dec. 5, Librarian Helene Gold will host a campus-wide cookie exchange…

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How it’s made: Catalyst edition
The Catalyst staff, Professor Vesperi and Black posed for a picture with the freshly printed ninth issue.

How it’s made: Catalyst edition

The Catalyst staff, Professor Vesperi and Black posed for a picture with the freshly printed ninth issue.Prof. Maria Vesperi held freshly printed newspapers next to the same-sized roll that they came from: 34-inch 35-pound newsprint."Looks like right now this warehouse is full of paper, but…

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Reflections from cooks on campus
Ramsamooj is proud of how bright, fresh and organized her fridge is.

Reflections from cooks on campus

All photos courtesy of Anna Lynn Winfrey Ramsamooj chopping up some veggies in her Dort kitchen.Ramsamooj's showed off her spices.Ramsamooj is proud of how bright, fresh and organized her fridge is.Nations bakes a variety of baked goods, including these tiramisu macarons.Denner made this sourdough bread…

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Leaf & Lentil serves up soups, sandwiches and more

Leaf & Lentil offers a variety of gluten-free and vegan-friendly dishes. Omnivores, vegetarians and vegans can order a milieu of affordable leaves, lentils and other delicious fare at this neighborhood cafe that opened in May. Customers can also purchase an assortment of bougie craft drinks…

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Indulge in the sagacious shelves of Shelf Indulgence
Second-year Sky Bowling and third-year Hannah Hoogerwoerd study at the cafe.

Indulge in the sagacious shelves of Shelf Indulgence

Photo Courtesy of Anna Lynn WinfreySecond-year Sky Bowling and third-year Hannah Hoogerwoerd study at the cafe. Shelf Indulgence has been open for about two and a half years. The used book cafe offers great deals on good reads, delicious eats, house-made pastries and locally roasted…

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New kitchen brings tater tots and snacks to The Mable
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New kitchen brings tater tots and snacks to The Mable

For the past decade, the bar across the street from Ringling College has been a go-to hang-out spot for students, professors and Sarasota locals. After changing ownership last spring, the pub, formerly known as Growlers, is completing its full transformation and rebranding as The Mable…

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PCPreview: cops, costs and cryptoids

Despite recent budget cuts, the triannual Palm Court Party (PCP), also known as the Center of the Universe Party (COUP), will take place on Friday, Nov. 1. Co-hosts and second-years Clayton Bauldree and Gillian Boll will be throwing “Cryptid COUP: a Campus of Oddities,” a…

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