Nancy Pelosi announces retirement from Speakership
With Pelosi stepping down from her position as Speaker of the House, the floor is now open in a way it hasn't been in many years. Photo courtesy of Caspian Rizzo.

Nancy Pelosi announces retirement from Speakership

When it became clear that the Democratic Party was no longer going to maintain their majority in the House of Representatives, the already-scrambling party was dealt another significant blow. Nancy Pelosi, who has been the Speaker of the House twice since assuming office—both times that…

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New polls indicate Trump wielding considerable lead over DeSantis for Republican nominee
Gov. Ron DeSantis and then-President Donald Trump meeting in 2018. Photo courtesy of Flickr.

New polls indicate Trump wielding considerable lead over DeSantis for Republican nominee

For Former President Donald Trump, history looks like it’s going to repeat itself. On Nov. 15, he announced his third consecutive run for the Presidency, hoping to overturn his Democratic usurper, President Joseph Biden. Much the same as his 2016 run, though, in front of…

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Retail waste: the real horror of Halloween
An interior shot of a Spirit Halloween pop-up shop. (Courtesy of flickr.)

Retail waste: the real horror of Halloween

Every year, for a block of about six months, just about every shopping center and mall and grocery store is flooded with seasonal treats, from Halloween to Easter. This isn’t a bad thing in and of itself, but for retail employees, it’s started to serve…

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Right-wing extremist invades home of Speaker of the House
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and her husband Paul Pelosi photographed in 2011. (Courtesy of flickr.)

Right-wing extremist invades home of Speaker of the House

On Oct. 28, David DePape, suspected of being a far-right fringe theorist, broke into the home of Nancy and Paul Pelosi and, looking for Speaker Pelosi, found her husband and beat him with a hammer. The story is a strange one—and indicative of a broader,…

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A sit-down with Choose Democracy Now
A banner taken from the homepage of the Choose Democracy Now website.

A sit-down with Choose Democracy Now

New College students have always been disproportionately politically mobilized and involved. Luckily, this might not stay the case as a local Sarasota organization starts to take grassroots mobilization to the unexpected—the baby boomers. The Catalyst sat down with founder of Choose Democracy Now Dale Anderson,…

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Let’s Go Brandon: How Democrats have revived their midterm chances
With Midterms approaching and much of the Great Plains region up for grabs, a new Blue Wave could be sweeping the country soon. Photo courtesy of Caspian Rizzo.

Let’s Go Brandon: How Democrats have revived their midterm chances

In July 2022, President Joe Biden looked like a fish out of water. Approval had shot down to the mid-30s, the last major piece of Democratic legislation was shot down by Sen. Manchin (D) months prior and a notorious CNN poll showed that 75% of…

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A look at Sarasota’s best bike trails
Biking can give students in the Sarasota area over the summer the chance to explore the city. Photo courtesy Cole Zelznak. A live stream of the Sept. 30 Critical Mass, in which dozens of student bikers participated, can be found on the NCF Catalyst Facebook.

A look at Sarasota’s best bike trails

Summer is just around the corner—and for students remaining on campus or who live in the area, this can mean having the time to explore what Sarasota and Bradenton have to offer without classes to keep in mind. One of the best ways to explore…

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