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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Hundreds of bound periodicals thrown away to make room for expanded CEO location
Magazines and journals filling up the Dumpster behind the Jane Bancroft Cook Library.

Hundreds of bound periodicals thrown away to make room for expanded CEO location

Students who use the back corners of the first floor of the Jane Bancroft Cook Library to study have likely noticed that the shelves of bound periodicals, which make up the majority of that left side of the first floor, have been slowly becoming vacant…

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Neglect of ADA violations makes campus inaccessible to those with disabilities
The steepness of the overpass can make getting across campus a challenge to those with physical disabilities or those using mobility devices.

Neglect of ADA violations makes campus inaccessible to those with disabilities

By Basil Pursely and Christine Wehner Up until the end of February, the only available elevator in V, W, X and Y Residence Halls had been broken for approximately two and a half months. The broken elevator has meant that students with physical disabilities would…

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58th St. Residents Protest New College Construction and Potential Land Acquisition with Poignant Art
The residents of 58th St. hold an art show every Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. (weather permitting) in protest of New College's "58th St. Project."

58th St. Residents Protest New College Construction and Potential Land Acquisition with Poignant Art

By Nickolas Steinig and Sophia Brown Colorful hand-painted signs have cropped up along the houses of 58th St., a two-lane road running parallel to Palmer B Dormitory, or B Dorm. The signs bear slogans including “How many roads & trees & wildlife will New College…

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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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2021 Employee Satisfaction Survey reveals subpar work environment
College Hall (left) and Cook Hall (right), found at New College's bay front.

2021 Employee Satisfaction Survey reveals subpar work environment

The 2021 Employee Satisfaction Survey Report recently came out with a shocking Net Promoter score of -35.7, but what does this score really mean?  “Originally developed as a measure of customer satisfaction, the employee NPS is a measurement of an employee’s willingness to recommend their…

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Rent hike incoming for Dort, Gold and B Dorm to cover water line and HVAC replacement costs
An aerial view of Dort and Gold Residence Halls.

Rent hike incoming for Dort, Gold and B Dorm to cover water line and HVAC replacement costs

On Jan. 11, the New College of Florida Board of Trustees (BOT) passed an unprecedented amendment to the colleges’ rent regulations. Action Item 3-1002 gives the administration authority to increase rent prices for Palmer B Dormitory up to 34% (from $6700 to $9000) and increase…

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Demystifying the Individualized AOC
Building your own AOC is one of the little-known perks of attending New College, but the process can be confusing for many.

Demystifying the Individualized AOC

The New College of Florida’s undergraduate program offers 47 different Areas of Concentration (AOCs) for its students to receive a degree in. The College’s humanities, science and social science divisions are all exceptionally well-developed. The scale of the school, however, sometimes means it’s difficult to…

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Record number of students in quarantine or isolation as students return to a new, Omicron-driven COVID-19 landscape
New College continues to offer weekly COVID-19 tests on campus every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Record number of students in quarantine or isolation as students return to a new, Omicron-driven COVID-19 landscape

A record 10 students are, as of Feb. 10, being either quarantined or isolated on campus. This is according to the COVID-19 updates written by Vice President for Finance & Administration Chris Kinsley. Also according to those updates, the previous high was, when a distinct…

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New College’s Emergency Alert System failure offers a crucial learning moment
A series of vague and confusing texts were sent to students at approximately 8:13 a.m. on Feb. 4, meant to alert them of an armed individual on campus.

New College’s Emergency Alert System failure offers a crucial learning moment

Content warning: Discussion of an upsetting emergency incident, gun violence and an armed individual On Feb. 4, at 8:13 a.m., an emergency notification was sent to the student body, including text messages, phone calls and emails, warning students of “an incident” on campus and to…

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