NCSA Co-chairs of Diversity and Inclusion release party theme guidelines
The inside of the Gender and Diversity Center (GDC), which provides New College students with resources on gender, race, religion and sexuality. Photo taken by Nat Kornblum.

NCSA Co-chairs of Diversity and Inclusion release party theme guidelines

Some of New College’s most beloved traditions are the weekly Walls—themed weekly parties that students vote on at the beginning of the semester—and the triannual Center of the Universe Parties (COUPs), which turn the entire residential side of campus into a themed party venue. Parties…

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CWC combats understaffing with alternative wellness options, community resources
The CWC has had issues with understaffing since last year, but this fall, they have plans to expand and support students with their limited staff as best they can. Photo taken by Brynn Halpern.

CWC combats understaffing with alternative wellness options, community resources

30 to 40% of students visit the Counseling and Wellness Center (CWC) at least once during an academic year, according to CWC Director Dr. Anne Fisher. The ability to treat those with psychological injury on campus is a resource that is both heavily used and…

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Self-care and survivors’ guilt: coping after Hurricane Ian
Even so recently after Hurricane Ian, students are still finding time and space on campus to continue to bond and relax as best they can in these stressful circumstances. Photo taken by Sophia Brown

Self-care and survivors’ guilt: coping after Hurricane Ian

Hurricane Ian has affected the lives of many Florida residents over the course of the last few weeks. Whether that be physical damage or emotional, it is vital to seek support. Even for individuals who weren't personally affected by this disaster, it takes a toll.…

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Radiant Communities film screening premieres on Oct. 6, showcasing student films and visions of Sarasota community
A still from the film Folded Island---a human hand delicately holding a sea urchin, human and nonhuman life co-mingling, the merging of two communities. Photo courtesy of Wes Kline.

Radiant Communities film screening premieres on Oct. 6, showcasing student films and visions of Sarasota community

Community is forever at the forefront of everyone’s mind at New College—what does community mean, how do we form community, what can we do to keep this community strong? And for good reason; the coronavirus pandemic and New College’s continued battle to increase enrollment and…

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Hurricane Ian wreaks havoc on college grounds: a photo gallery
This pine tree has fallen upon one of the college's most recognizable pieces of public art: a sculpture of three winding, abstract figures that are said to represent angels. No direct damage is apparent to the statues at this time.

Hurricane Ian wreaks havoc on college grounds: a photo gallery

Ian was one of the most devastating hurricanes to make landfall on the west coast of Florida in decades. Sarasota County estimates the debris left in its wake to be more than double what Irma left in 2017; New College was no exception to this…

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NCSA budget decreases amid larger campus budget issues
College Hall (left) and Cook Hall (right), found at New College's bay front.

NCSA budget decreases amid larger campus budget issues

The New College Student Alliance (NCSA) is one of the most important student resources on campus for many reasons, but it is also the biggest student employer on campus with paid positions including cabinet members, Resident Advisors (RAs) and Teacher’s Assistants (TAs). The NCSA pays…

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Staying Safe in Sarasota
Debris caused by Hurricane Ian's path of destruction. (Courtesy of Justin DeLa.)

Staying Safe in Sarasota

For the people who rode out Hurricane Ian in New College’s beautiful home city of Sarasota, Tuesday, Sept. 27 was the unsettling calm before the storm Floridians know too well—it was the day for preparations. For me, that started with trips to get gasoline for…

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Borderline Category 5 hurricane strikes Sarasota area after 70 Years of clear waters
Sarasota residents bought out all the water at the Walmart on Lockwood Ridge Road on Sept. 22. (Photo taken by Christine Wehner.)

Borderline Category 5 hurricane strikes Sarasota area after 70 Years of clear waters

Hurricane Ian was the first major natural disaster to hit the central west coast of Florida in 70 years. Residents of the respective counties were struck with panic, as this incident was something not usually on the radar for the area. In contrast, citizens of…

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Students report feeling unsafe on campus and burned out in class following Hurricane Ian
Plant debris in the Nook on Oct. 2---branches blocking the sidewalk and dangling half-suspended. (Photo taken by Sophia Brown)

Students report feeling unsafe on campus and burned out in class following Hurricane Ian

After New College’s Communications department announced to the campus community on Sept. 30 that full business operations would resume on Oct. 3 and that classes would resume Oct. 4 in the wake of Hurricane Ian, many who had evacuated beyond the Sarasota-Bradenton area were left…

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Dietary restrictions and mobility aids: students find accessibility in Ham lacking
The quality of food in the Hamilton "Ham" Center is a common complaint among students dating back years and years. But for many, it can be literally, physically and medically impossible to digest.

Dietary restrictions and mobility aids: students find accessibility in Ham lacking

Putting yourself in the shoes of someone with a disability can be challenging for an able-bodied person. However, ensuring normality and comfortable conditions for individuals with disabilities is crucial to creating a safe learning environment on campus. For every one that frequents the Hamilton Center…

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