“Jamaican is… Jamaican Isn’t” brings oral histories to the stage
“Jamaican is… Jamaican isn’t” poster designed by Precious Darling (’23). Photo courtesy of Aurelie Campbell.

“Jamaican is… Jamaican Isn’t” brings oral histories to the stage

“Jamaican is… Jamaican isn’t” is a multimedia exhibition curated by student Aurelie Campbell as a part of their thesis, “Jamaican is… Jamaican isn’t: Exploring LGBTQIA+ Oral History Narratives of the Jamaican Diaspora through Oral Performance, Dance and Music.” Attendees can view portraits taken of the…

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Chris Kinsley: achievements and hopes for the future
Christian Kinsley at the Feb. 22 Board of Trustees meeting. Photo courtesy of Christian Kinsley.

Chris Kinsley: achievements and hopes for the future

Readers of the Catalyst for the past four years may recognize the name Christian Kinsley.  He has been an important, reliable source for many articles, providing much-needed background on significant topics the Catalyst has covered. As Vice President of Finance and Administration since Mar. 15, 2020,…

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Black History Month 2024 at New College
Film poster of The Black Power Mixtape (2011). Photo courtesy of Flickr.

Black History Month 2024 at New College

Annual celebrations of Black History Month (BHM) at New College bring a variety of events   as a way for students, staff and faculty to honor the heritage and ongoing influence of Black history and culture in the United States. This February the New College…

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Teach the Truth Tour takes students through Florida’s Black history
New College and UF students and faculty at the site on the Suwannee River where a 15-year-old Black child was lynched in 1944. Marvin Dunn, center. Photo courtesy of Marvin Dunn.

Teach the Truth Tour takes students through Florida’s Black history

On Nov. 11 students, staff and faculty from New College, University of Florida (UF) and community members from across the state joined Dr. Marvin Dunn, professor emeritus from the Department of Psychology at Florida International University (FIU) for an overnight Teach the Truth Tour. The…

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An inside look at the Dance Collective Fall 2023 showcase
Dancers Lianna Paton and Colin Jefferis rehearsing their dance titled “All Things Go.” Photo by Gaby Batista.

An inside look at the Dance Collective Fall 2023 showcase

Dance Collective is one of New College’s oldest and longest running clubs, with each semester’s show packed with friends, family and community members ready to enjoy the student-run event. The Fall 2023 Dance Collective showcase will take place Dec. 8 and 9, with doors opening…

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Thesis exhibition “Birthmarks” showcases transracial adoptee experiences
Exhibition entrance display with the Chinese character for double happiness. Photo courtesy of Celeste Kadzis.

Thesis exhibition “Birthmarks” showcases transracial adoptee experiences

On Nov. 1, the first day of Adoption Awareness Month, thesis student Celeste Kadzis announced the dates of her thesis exhibition,  “Birthmarks: Exploring Cultural Connections in Chinese American Adult Adoptees.”  The event took place from Nov. 13 to 17 in the College Hall Music Room…

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Guide to the hydroponic tower in Ham
Hydroponic tower in the Hamilton “Ham” Center. Photo by Gaby Batista.

Guide to the hydroponic tower in Ham

Students on campus last year may have noticed a structure eerily similar to an otherworldly, sci-fi contraption that one sees in movies tucked into a corner of the Hamilton “Ham” Center. While the tower was not in use last academic year, thesis student and project…

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Scientists discover ancient coral reefs in the Galapagos
A thriving coral reef. Photo courtesy of the Australian Institute of Marine Science.

Scientists discover ancient coral reefs in the Galapagos

Earlier this year in April, a team of scientists onboard the deep-sea research submarine named “Alvin” operated by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution discovered a kilometers-long coral reef well below the surface of the water, where most corals across the globe are suffering from the…

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Six national holidays to celebrate in November
November graphic (days are not accurate to 2023). Photo courtesy of WallpaperUse.

Six national holidays to celebrate in November

While most national and international holidays are readily available on the internet, the Catalyst compiled a list of upcoming holidays and awareness months relevant to the New College community to look forward to at the time of this article’s publication. Some important holidays that have…

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