First Member of Gen Z Elected to Congress: Maxwell Alejandro Frost
Maxwell Frost speaking to an audience. (Courtesy of frostforcongress.com)

First Member of Gen Z Elected to Congress: Maxwell Alejandro Frost

As more and more members of Generation Z—people born between 1997 and 2012—reach voting age, a persistent critique has been the lack of representation of their age group in political races. However, during this midterm election, this was finally set to change. Maxwell Alejandro Frost,…

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Woman, Life, Freedom: Protestors fight to dismantle authoritarian state in Iran
[A sign held by a protestor which reads, "The Internet in Iran is down. They are killing protestors. Be their voice. Silence is violence." Image courtesy of Pexels.com

Woman, Life, Freedom: Protestors fight to dismantle authoritarian state in Iran

Iranian citizens are revolting against the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran in what many are calling a feminist revolution. On Sept. 16, Mahsa “Zhina” Amini, a 22 year old Kurdish woman, died from her injuries after being beaten by morality police in Tehran…

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New College Retention Fund aims to help students stay enrolled
The entrance to Cook Hall, where many administrative offices are located. Photo by Nat Kornblum.

New College Retention Fund aims to help students stay enrolled

The unique academic contract system at New College has allowed many students to explore a wide variety of interests without the competitive stress of a grade point average (GPA). For others, it can be a financial aid nightmare. The Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory designation of New…

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Who owns the Internet? Elon Musk and the Twitter dilemma
Twitter's iconic app image. (Courtesy of flickr.)

Who owns the Internet? Elon Musk and the Twitter dilemma

This October, the world’s most “meme-savvy” supervillain bought online social media platform Twitter at the low, low price of $44 billion. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Tesla Motors and SpaceX Elon Musk fired Twitter’s former CEO Parag Agrawal shortly after acquiring the company and immediately…

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Competitive basketball team to start at New College
Capture of the scrimmage at the first meeting of the club. (Taken by Chloe Rusek.)

Competitive basketball team to start at New College

New College basketball fans, get ready, because campus is getting its first ever competitive basketball team. Founded by third-year and Catalyst staff writer Isaac Tellechea, the basketball club is “as much of a team as we can be at New College.” Tellechea has aspirations for…

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He’s chess not that into you: Scandal and scorn in the world of professional chess
A recent scandal has rocked the world of professional chess, which thus far has culminated in a lawsuit. Photo courtesy of Pexels.com.

He’s chess not that into you: Scandal and scorn in the world of professional chess

Things are getting hot and heavy in the world of professional chess.   Chess world champion and grandmaster Magnus Carlsen was dethroned this September after nine years of being number one. Carlsen resigned, or surrendered, after the second move in an online match with successor 19-year-old…

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NCSA Co-chairs of Diversity and Inclusion release party theme guidelines
The inside of the Gender and Diversity Center (GDC), which provides New College students with resources on gender, race, religion and sexuality. Photo taken by Nat Kornblum.

NCSA Co-chairs of Diversity and Inclusion release party theme guidelines

Some of New College’s most beloved traditions are the weekly Walls—themed weekly parties that students vote on at the beginning of the semester—and the triannual Center of the Universe Parties (COUPs), which turn the entire residential side of campus into a themed party venue. Parties…

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The Queen is dead. What next?
A chart illustrating the complicated line of succession to the monarchy. The line of succession is depicted by the red arrows, whereas clarifying family relations are depicted by black arrows. Graphic created by Nat Kornblum.

The Queen is dead. What next?

On Sept. 8, Buckingham Palace announced to a mournful crowd that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II passed away after 70 years of ruling. Her death occurred just two days after the election of new Prime Minister Liz Truss. With several major changes occurring in rapid…

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OP-ED: On sinking and swimming, a day in the life of an NCF student employee
The outside of the RA Resource Room, a space where RA regularly gather to perform their duties and where students can find them if they ever need assistance. Photo taken by Sophia Brown.

OP-ED: On sinking and swimming, a day in the life of an NCF student employee

Anybody who spends a week on the residential side of campus will quickly figure out that this school runs on student labor like America runs on Dunkin’. Between Teacher’s Assistants (TAs), Resident Advisors (RAs), Student Writing Assistants (SWAs), the New College Student Alliance (NCSA), admissions…

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