New Caples Waterfront dock seeks to add beauty and functionality to New College
A view of the nearly-finished dock, lit up after hours.

New Caples Waterfront dock seeks to add beauty and functionality to New College

Home to the Waterfront program, the campus garden and the ever-mysterious mansion, New College’s Caples Waterfront has long been one of the most charming spaces on campus. Despite its welcoming feel and stunning views of the bay, the Waterfront has also been notoriously under-utilized by…

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Students for Sensible Drug Policy: a history, challenges and the future of harm reduction at New College
Former SSDP members Hannah Procell ('18), Kendall Southworth ('21), Elijah Weiss ('19) and Hannah Hoogerwoerd ('21) with NCF alum Rick Doblin ('87).

Students for Sensible Drug Policy: a history, challenges and the future of harm reduction at New College

“So, what's drug use like on campus?”  It’s a question that leaves many a campus tour guide stammering “Well… um,” and that has countless prospective students whispering an embarrassed “Mom!” or “Dad!” The well-honed response campus tour guides give to potential students and their families…

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Four Winds cafe fights to get back off the ground
Photo courtesy of Adriana Gavilanes Four Winds during the Fall semester of 2019.

Four Winds cafe fights to get back off the ground

The timeline of the Four Winds cafe over the past few years has been a turbulent one. Having gone from a communal student-run business and on-campus dining alternative to a preserved yet derelict study space, Four Winds has faced financial crisis, failed past attempts at…

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Workforce Recruitment Program extends deadline: offering students with disabilities professional connections
The homepage of wrp.gov, and the place that interested students can get connected with federal and private-sector employers.

Workforce Recruitment Program extends deadline: offering students with disabilities professional connections

New College’s Center for Career Engagement and Opportunity (CEO) and Disability Services will be partnering this week to offer resources for students and recent graduates who identify as a person with a disability, and who are interested in pursuing a summer or permanent job. The…

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Student Affairs looks to reconnect with student community after Dr. Mark Stier’s departure
Since Stier's departure from New College, Housing and Residence Life has been taken up by administrators such as Nicole Gelfert and S. Marjorie Thomas.

Student Affairs looks to reconnect with student community after Dr. Mark Stier’s departure

By Chloë-Arizona Fodor and Sophia Brown On Sept. 20, Vice President for Student Affairs S. Marjorie Thomas circulated an email to New College students updating them on Student Affairs news. At the bottom of the message, underneath notifications about to-go boxes and hammocks was the…

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New members, mostly first and second-years, join the NCSA and take on its many responsibilities
A photo of second-year NCSA Chief of Staff Grace Keenan (left) and third-year NCSA President Sofia Lombardi.

New members, mostly first and second-years, join the NCSA and take on its many responsibilities

This year, the New College Student Alliance (NCSA) is composed of an unusually significant portion of first and second-years. What is driving this shift towards younger students, and what do they plan to do with their newfound power and responsibility? Some are well-seasoned veterans of…

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New College gets a full fall and spring break this year—but COVID-19 positivity rates and CDC guidelines could change that
The return to a full fall and spring break is welcome, especially after students and faculty complained that last spring's isolated break days left them feeling drained.

New College gets a full fall and spring break this year—but COVID-19 positivity rates and CDC guidelines could change that

Returning students and faculty remember the altered fall and spring break schedules last year, in which administration opted to have a single-day fall break and five, isolated days off scattered throughout the spring semester. These changes were made in order to discourage on-campus students from…

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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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