Sarasota steps towards the future with Selby Gardens growth plan
A model of the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Master Plan. (Photo courtesy of Mischa Kirby.)

Sarasota steps towards the future with Selby Gardens growth plan

[huge_it_gallery id="30"]     One of the first places that come to mind with the word “growth” is the gardens. Flowers, trees, and grass grow everyday, for five dollars, students can visit Marie Selby Botanical Gardens (Selby Gardens) and witness a piece of this growth.…

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DRY HANDS AND DANCE: An evening with Iron X Fitness
Iron X Fitness owner Natalie Johnson demonstrates a pole.

DRY HANDS AND DANCE: An evening with Iron X Fitness

  Climbs, spins, tricks and sweat are can be expected on the average Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings at Iron X Fitness. Founded in 2016 by Nattalie Johnson and Stephanie “Frost” Romanello, Iron X Fitness is a pole studio that encourages people of all backgrounds…

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SB2: How does your city grow?
Sarasota residents get ready to rumble by casting their first impression votes for or against the motion. (All photos by Michala Head)

SB2: How does your city grow?

(All photos by Michala Head)  Sarasota residents get ready to rumble by casting their first impression votes for or against the motion.   “Both sides will educate us as much as the seek to sway us, let this good natured fight to the death begin,”…

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Students weigh in on healthy eating at New College
Students Evan Teal and Sarah Darancou get food from the salad bar in Hamilton Center. (Photos by Michala Head)

Students weigh in on healthy eating at New College

  Every day, hundreds of students line up in the Hamilton “Ham” Center for a hot plate of food to take to class or to enjoy after a long day. Unfortunately for many, the Hamilton Center does not have the widest array of options for those…

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Banner revealed in defense of DACA recipients
The banner was revealed within hours of the announcement that President Trump intended to phase out DACA over the next six months. (Photo courtesy of Michala Head)

Banner revealed in defense of DACA recipients

Within hours of the announcement that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals would be phased out over the next six months,, a group consisting of both New College students and Sarasota-Manatee residents assembled outside of New College’s ACE building to reveal a banner reading “DEFEND…

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Double Knit: the stories of Diana Hayes
Catalyst staff member Michala Head met with Diana Hayes, author of the Double Knit series which chronicles her life living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

Double Knit: the stories of Diana Hayes

  During my recent trip to Hendersonville, North Carolina, I had a chance to sit down with Double Knit author Diana Jane Hayes, and her partner and caregiver, Chuck Hayes. The Double Knit books are autobiographies that chronicle Diana’s life and how she has faced…

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