COVID-clipped COUPs attempt to fly again
Students partying, indoors and maskless, at the February 2020 COUP before COVID-19 surged through the nation. Photo courtesy of Madi Markham.

COVID-clipped COUPs attempt to fly again

Center of the Universe Parties (COUPs) are a New College tradition that were, like many other social gatherings, restricted due to COVID-19. COUPs are campus-wide events that involve hundreds of people, and are organized and funded by the New College Student Alliance (NCSA). These parties…

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After the most recent break-in, the Fight Club offers a valuable tool to feeling safer on campus
Students showed enthusiasm for the creation of the Fight Club when Monteiro first proposed it, and support only increased after the on-campus intrusion.

After the most recent break-in, the Fight Club offers a valuable tool to feeling safer on campus

In the wake of the most recent residential break-in, the importance of ​​fighting and self-defense skills are abundantly apparent, and the Fight Club offers a place to learn them for free. On Aug. 24, third-year Barbara “Babs” Monteiro sent out an email to the student…

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Weekly sources of information on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting New College
New College continues to offer weekly COVID-19 tests every Tuesday.

Weekly sources of information on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting New College

After a period of sustained control, the pandemic has again reared its ugly head. In both Florida and Sarasota county, it’s worse than it has ever been with the seven-day rolling average for new daily cases exceeding 16,000 every day in Florida since Aug. 1.…

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COVID-19 and extensive water damage to the library roof continue to make study carrels unreservable
Thesis carrels continue to remain undecorated this year.

COVID-19 and extensive water damage to the library roof continue to make study carrels unreservable

Study carrels—normally available only for thesis students to reserve for a year—are remaining open for anyone to use this year, owing to the pandemic, difficulties with vandalism and a severely water-damaged library roof. The purpose of a study carrel is to provide a quiet place…

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