SYSH: 2020 Survival Mode

This year has been stressful politically and emotionally with the coming presidential election and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the adjustments to daily life, but one way that Catalyst staff members have kept their heads above water by listening to music. The following are the…

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SCCHP addresses rampant housing inequality amidst public health crisis
Last spring, campus abruptly closed forcing students to find quick housing alternatives.

SCCHP addresses rampant housing inequality amidst public health crisis

Last spring, campus abruptly closed forcing students to find quick housing alternatives. The Student Coalition for Combating Homelessness and Poverty (SCCHP) ensures that housing and other necessities are readily available to everyone at New College. The co-presidents of SCCHP, thesis students Liz Bowerfind and Carter…

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Swim club is back: at a distance
Anyone swimming laps is not required to wear a mask.

Swim club is back: at a distance

Anyone swimming laps is not required to wear a mask. Due to the pandemic, campus saw numerous changes made to daily student life and clubs were no exception. The swim club in particular made a few adjustments to meet current Centers for Disease Control and…

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Kissing Unconditional Surrender goodbye

As one of the most eye-catching sites in Sarasota, the “Unconditional Surrender” statue is well-known and controversial. When the city announced on September 20 that it would be relocated to construct a roundabout at the bustling downtown intersection where stands, many Sarasotans were unhappy, while…

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New College and the new age pagan community
Caccavo moved to Los Angeles, California shortly after her graduation in 2019.

New College and the new age pagan community

The world is warming up to the inclusion of new-age witches in popular culture. Though the initial inclusion was merely aesthetic, it has expanded to include witches and pagans who established their practices as a response to socio-political movements and because of the space witchcraft…

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Fashionably Safe: New College Mask Fashion
Wilson (left) and Courtade (right) pose with third year Angelica Velosa outside the Student Success Center.

Fashionably Safe: New College Mask Fashion

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought on many changes to campus life and culture. One dramatic change is the campus-wide mask mandate which states that students are required to wear masks in any public space, inside or out. Masks have become an avenue for self-expression as…

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