New Florida COVID-19 guidelines means New College is ceasing high-risk contact tracing, shortening isolation period
One of the many rapid test kits available to students for free at the Counseling and Wellness Center.

New Florida COVID-19 guidelines means New College is ceasing high-risk contact tracing, shortening isolation period

Since mid 2020, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has worked to implement initiatives meant to return Florida to normal as much as possible in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Even at times when these initiatives conflicted with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC)…

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Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill passes first reading in Senate Committee, is met with community protest
Protestors marched up the John Ringling Bridge at 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 27, each holding up a 700-foot long pride flag, some also carrying signs.

Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill passes first reading in Senate Committee, is met with community protest

Florida House Bill 1557: “Parental Rights in Education” quickly gained the nickname “Don’t Say Gay Bill” by opponents and LGBTQ+ activists when it was first proposed on Jan. 11, 2022. On top of requiring school district boards to “reinforce [the] fundamental right of parents to…

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Unbanning Maus with Professor Jessica Young
A crowd of students and faculty gathered in the library on Feb. 17 to do a group reading of several selected pages from Maus.

Unbanning Maus with Professor Jessica Young

On Jan. 10, approximately two weeks before Holocaust Memorial day, the McMinn Country School Board in Tennessee unanimously voted to ban Art Speigelman’s Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel Maus. As part of what some have identified as a larger effort to censor books dealing with critical…

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Finance, registration and records made easy: Introducing the One-Stop Shop
The current location of the One-Stop Shop on the first floor of the Palmer D building.

Finance, registration and records made easy: Introducing the One-Stop Shop

Financial aid, registration and accessing transcripts can all be confusing or frustrating systems to navigate in any institution. At New College especially, with its unconventional administrative channels and small staff, these processes can cause students much grief. However, the recently-implemented One-Stop Shop on the first…

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Disability Advocacy Club looking to boost student awareness in the spring semester
From left to right: DAC member and first-year Matthew Cseh, Student Mentor Advocate and second-year Ariella Russin and Vice President and third-year Gaz Miller.

Disability Advocacy Club looking to boost student awareness in the spring semester

New College is host to several student-run clubs meant to bolster marginalized identities, some popular examples being the recently-formed People of Color Union (POCU) in the Fall 2021 semester and the Latinx Club, first established in Fall 2017. The Disability Advocacy Club (DAC) also recently…

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New Crew’s journey towards inclusive rowing, featuring Oxford coach John Hill
New Crew SRQ promotes itself as an inclusive and adaptive collegiate rowing club. Photo courtesy of Anton Khlopotov,

New Crew’s journey towards inclusive rowing, featuring Oxford coach John Hill

Rowing coach John Hill from Oxford, England was teaching one of his adult beginner classes when he first heard about New College’s rowing team, New Crew SRQ, from a New College Foundation member. One Zoom call later with Founder and Head Coach of New Crew,…

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Three-month Roundup ban enacted following student and employee concerns
A swath of dead grass surrounding the trees near Z Dorm, as seen from the overpass.

Three-month Roundup ban enacted following student and employee concerns

The latter half of this fall semester can be characterized by increased scrutiny from both students and school employees alike of the Physical Plant for the use of Roundup on campus, a chemical known for containing glyphosate which was declared a probable carcinogen by the…

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NCF Powerlifting Team seeking new members following collegiate state championships
The NCF Powerlifting Team. Photo courtesy of New College News.

NCF Powerlifting Team seeking new members following collegiate state championships

When the words “New College of Florida” are spoken, rigorous physical training and sportsmanship are not likely the first things that come to mind. However, New College is home to several student-run events and clubs that revolve around physical activity, from the recently-formed Running Club…

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Huzzah & Cheers! Sarasota Medieval Festival returns for its 17th season
Thesis student Antonia Ginsberg-Klemmt at the Sarasota Medieval Fair, dressed as Rapunzel and accompanied by a friend dressed as Flynn Rider.

Huzzah & Cheers! Sarasota Medieval Festival returns for its 17th season

“Welcome one and all,” boasts the Sarasota Medieval Fair website, “to four weekends of exciting tournaments, scrumptious feasts and pure family fun.” As early as the return of AMC theaters in Aug. 2020, businesses and entertainment franchises have been gradually reopening under various stages of…

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