White sands of Siesta Key Beach draw sculptors from across the nation

All photos Lafe Henderson/Catalyst A Large crowd flocked to the fine white sands of Siesta key beach on Sunday Nov. 21 to view the finished masterpieces of expert sandsculptorsfrom across the nation who took part in the Siesta Key Crystal Classic Master Sandsculpting Competition Inaugural…

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Search for a commencement speaker continues

Each year, the call goes out to the thesis students: “who will speak at commencement?” This year a number of nominations have already been thrown into the hat. Science fiction fantasy writer Neil Gaiman is a likely pick, other nominations include the notorious alumni Brian…

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Hamilton Center plates get a second chance

Every week Hamilton “Ham” Center throws away an average of 3,000 disposable Styrofoam plates. Many students are up in arms about the wasteful system. Second year Claire Comiskey said that she believes Hamilton Center should utilize reusable ceramic plates, a greener option, but officials at…

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Quidditch team calls for a few brave wizards

photo courtesy of internationalquidditch.org The official insignia of The International Quidditch Association. Quidditch, a sport once limited to the world of fantasy, has now become a reality for the brave members of the fledgling New College Quidditch team. The newly formed sport, based on the sport…

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Foundation sets lofty goal to help New College flourish

Amid times of economic uncertainty, New College is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its founding. The New College Foundation is gearing up for the festivities by organizing events and campaigns to raise private funds in an effort to create growth within the college and to…

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Students fight for the right to Palm Court Party

photo courtesy of Wyatt Kostygan A number of students and guests participated in the organization and management of Jurassic PCP, including (from left to right): thesis students Sarah Iacobucci, Evan Sigmund, Tom McKay, Michael Dexter, alum Rikki Miller ('03) and thesis student Chris Pedersen, pictured…

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Sailors return safely after a week in the Gulf

All photos Lafe Henderson/Catalyst It was a rough night for first year Michael Long. His dream of sailing to the Dry Tortugas, an Island to the far West of the Florida Keys, was just to audacious given the short time frame of fall break. Long,…

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A smashing good time: "Super Smash Bros." at NCF

photo courtesy of Lafe Henderson/Catalyst First years play Super Smash Bros. on the Nintendo 64 in the Third Court Lounge. A walk through almost any dormitory lounge or common room on campus at 9:30 on a wednesday night will more likely be a stroll in…

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Forum down amidst pleas for self-moderation

Photo courtesy of Wyatt Kostygan Problems with the Forum leave Richard Decal sad. On Aug. 12 the Forum, an online meeting-place for New College students, shut down when the posts filled up servers and left faculty e-mails in digital limbo for up to 12 hours.…

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Andrew McKenna Lee & Michael McCurdy perform for New Music New College

Michael McCurdy plays percussion. The New College New Music concert series launched its first of five installments Saturday Sept. 18 with a performance by Andrew McKenna Lee & Michael McCurdy linking the historical contributions of Bach to a contemporary and experimental approach to music. The…

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