Independent Study Projects — fast approaching

photo courtesy of ncf.edu The Four Winds Café began as an Independent Study Project. January Interterm is just around the corner and soon New College Students will be harried with work for their Independent Study Projects (ISPs).  First-years are no doubt apprehensive and excited for…

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New provost Miles talks with Catalyst

Casey Morell/Catalyst Provost-designate Stephen Miles sat down with the Catalyst to discuss a wide range of issues. On Sept. 28, the New College community was informed that Professor of Music and director of New Music New College Stephen Miles would serve as the school’s next…

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NCF musician distraught over missing equipment

After three and a half weeks of frantic forum e-mails, unfruitful police reports and desperate phone calls to local pawnshops, thesis student Carlos Larrauri’s drum machine remains missing. Larrauri reported the drum machine absent from the band room via a Sept. 27 e-mail to the…

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Gallery space open for local artists

Peter Vince's "Sarasota Swing" ($800) pictures a lighthearted caricature of Sarasota's best-known demographic. Members of Art Center Sarasota (ACS) contributed a total of 150 original works for the gallery’s latest juried exhibition, titled “Outside Looking In.” Judges awarded first through third place prizes, two “merit” nominations…

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Growler's Pub opens door for communal television

photo courtesy of Sara Stovall/Catalyst A few pubgoers enjoy a round of pool while "It's Always Sunny" fans range against the bar in the background, close to the flatscreen televisions. Fans of the hit television series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia can double their fun…

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Ban on gay adoption ruled unconstitutional

photo courtesy of orlandosentinel.com On a sunny day, Gill bonds with his two foster sons at a playground. On Sept. 22nd, appellate court judges decided that Florida’s ban on gay adoption was unconstitutional, ruling that Frank Martin Gill and his partner have the legal right…

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New College alum runs for state house

photo courtesy of votezj.com Alum Zeeshan Javed "Z.J." Hafeez ('01) is running to represent Florida's 67th state congressional district. Election Day is right around the corner, and voters in Florida’s 67th state congressional district have the chance to elect a New College alum to the…

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Ham who? The Catalyst explores building names

Hamilton “Ham” Center is visited by Novocollegians daily, but some may not know who put the “Ham” in Ham Center. While there’s no shortage of named buildings on campus, many of their new monikers haven’t stuck with the student body. The Peggy Bates Residence Hall…

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Local start-up focuses on digital game distribution

Sarasota often conjures images of retirees, beaches and thesis papers for New College students, but usually nothing relate to technology. While Sarasota Bay is no Silicon Valley, it does have a handful of technology start-up companies. The Catalyst sat down with one of them to…

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