A peek into the experience of a student journalist at New College
Cook Hall with an "authorized personel only" sign. (Graphic made by Chloe Rusek.)

A peek into the experience of a student journalist at New College

The Catalyst is New College’s student-run newspaper, a project of the Newspaper Writing and Production/College Newspaper Editing course and tutorial sequence taught by Professor of Anthropology Maria Vesperi since 1994. Historically, staff and students have excitedly embraced the Catalyst, but this fall has proven to…

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Are you ready for Freddy? Five Nights at Freddy’s breaks the box office
A promotional poster for Five Nights at Freddy’s posted on X by Blumhouse Entertainment.

Are you ready for Freddy? Five Nights at Freddy’s breaks the box office

Get ready to heal your inner child and dive back into the spine-tingling world of animatronic horror, as the highly anticipated Five Nights at Freddy’s (FNAF) movie makes its long-awaited debut on the big screen. After almost a decade, fans of the FNAF franchise can…

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Oct. 3 Board of Trustees meeting preceded by protest supporting academic freedom
Xandr Denner stands at the podium with recent alumni Sophia Brown, students, and community members with Women’s Voices of Southwest Florida. (Taken by Chloe Rusek.)

Oct. 3 Board of Trustees meeting preceded by protest supporting academic freedom

Outside Hamilton “Ham” Center, rhythmic drumming drew a crowd to Z Green at 12 p.m. on Oct. 3, just a few short hours before the Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting where the new president of New College would be chosen. Speakers, students and supporters alike…

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Chargers football game takes a futuristic turn: AI robots invade the stands
A screen capture from “The Creator” showcasing the look of the robots portrayed within the film. Photo by Chloe Rusek.

Chargers football game takes a futuristic turn: AI robots invade the stands

Play ball or play bot? Prepare to witness a spectacle of futuristic proportions as the Los Angeles Chargers National Football League (NFL) game received a sci-fi infusion like never before. Following a recent trend in movie promotion, artificial intelligence (AI) robots were planted throughout the…

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Over-the-counter Narcan: a game-changer in the fight against opioid overdoses
A screenshot of an ad for NARCAN nasal spray from the official website.

Over-the-counter Narcan: a game-changer in the fight against opioid overdoses

As the opioid epidemic continues to ravage communities across the nation, a pivotal shift in the way society treats addiction problems is in motion. Narcan, the life-saving opioid reversal medication, is now being sold over the counter. This new development raises questions about accessibility and…

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Pawsitive news: new study reveals cats thriving on vegetarian diets!
Nugget the bird and Tiwa the cat having a staring contest. Photo by Chloe Rusek.

Pawsitive news: new study reveals cats thriving on vegetarian diets!

In a groundbreaking study published by the University of Winchester in England, scientists have discovered a whisker-twitching revelation: cats thriving on vegan diets! As plant-based lifestyles have been growing in popularity again, the debate over vegan pet diets has come back into the spotlight. In…

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Need cash fast? On campus jobs are the way to go!
Thesising Teachers Assistant (TA) Gaby Batista during Anthropology Lab hours. Photo by Chloe Rusek.

Need cash fast? On campus jobs are the way to go!

First McDonald’s for lunch, then paying for laundry and eyeing that poster sure would look good above the bed. Suddenly, hundreds of dollars from high school graduation checks are gone, but what now? New College’s bustling campus is also a thriving ground for valuable employment…

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Beau is Afraid, but what of? A review of Ari Aster’s latest film
A collage of screen caps from the trailer for Beau is Afraid. Photo by Chloe Rusek

Beau is Afraid, but what of? A review of Ari Aster’s latest film

Ari Aster is an American film director, screenwriter and producer who is best known for writing and directing the A24 horror films Hereditary (2018) and Midsommar (2019). Recently, his third blockbuster film Beau is Afraid was released. It follows our protagonist, an anxiety ridden Beau,…

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