SYSH: Staff Summer Recs
Glass Animals performed at James Lavelle's Meltdown on Wednesday 18 June as part of a special double-bill featuring two of the first signings to producer Paul Epworth's Wolf Tone label. Photo: Victor Frankowski, Wikimedia Commons.

SYSH: Staff Summer Recs

After an hellaciously challenging year, everyone is looking forward to spending time decompressing during the summer.  This week’s collaborative Songs You Should Hear column features celebratory summer recommendations from Catalyst staff writers. “Miami Ice” by Yung Gravy (submitted by Jaden Maryanopolis) This school year has…

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Notes from two years of post-graduate life
A portrait of Cassie Manz ('15), the author of this post. As a student at New College, Manz also served as the Catalyst's Copy Editor.

Notes from two years of post-graduate life

Reader submission by Cassie Manz My goal in writing this piece is to offer an example of what post-graduate life can look like. Everyone’s post-grad experience is different, and the beautiful thing is that it’s always changing. But it’s no secret that adjusting to life…

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SYSH: Fearless (Taylor’s Version)
In the initial time after signing with Big Machine Records, Swift wrote over 250 songs before releasing her album "Fearless."

SYSH: Fearless (Taylor’s Version)

Taylor Swift has had a rough couple years with the rights to her master recordings of her first six albums being sold in June 2019 when record executive Scooter Braun’s company Ithaca Holdings LLC purchased Big Machine Records for roughly $330 million.  These first six…

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SYSH: Black History Month wrap-up

This week’s Songs You Should Hear is a little different.  Given the vast influence the Black community has had on music history, the Catalyst thought it only appropriate to dedicate the last SYSH column in February to Black History Month.   “Describing the African-American influence on…

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Spooky six-word story contest

One never knows what lurks in the dark corners of New College nights. Sometimes, short doesn’t mean sweet… The Catalyst received a plethora of submissions for spooky six-word stories from students, staff and faculty. Our staff voted on our favorites. Congratulations to all of the…

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