A preview of the “Love, Art, Repeat” gallery grand opening with Streets of Paradise President Greg Cruz
A piece of locally-made art, waiting to be hung on the gallery walls.

A preview of the “Love, Art, Repeat” gallery grand opening with Streets of Paradise President Greg Cruz

Approximately a ten-minute drive from campus and nestled in the Rosemary District—as the bustle of Sarasota slows from shiny new roundabouts crowded with cars to hot, unforgiving sidewalks crowded with pedestrians—is an empty room next to the Planned Parenthood on 734 Central Ave. The wide…

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Ringling Underground, resurfaced
Thesis student Willa Tinsley smiles for the camera mid-sway during Glaze’s performance.

Ringling Underground, resurfaced

After nearly a year and a half of being on hiatus, Oct. 7 marked the return of the beloved Sarasota social event long cherished by New College students, Ringling Underground. Sandwiched between Caples and B-Dorm, the Ringling Museum welcomes college students with free entry to…

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Hamilton Center jammers take Ringling Underground: Dreamthing’s Julian La Rosa and Lev Gurt
Dreamthing at this month’s Ringling Underground, from left to right: Alex Alfonso (guitar), Lev Gurt (drums), Joshua “JB” Brining (guitar), Julian “Jules” La Rosa (bass), and Dana Laag (vocals).

Hamilton Center jammers take Ringling Underground: Dreamthing’s Julian La Rosa and Lev Gurt

When Lev Gurt (‘20) and Julian La Rosa (cohort of ‘16) bonded through music at New College, little did they know that one day they would play together professionally, nevertheless at this month’s Ringling Underground. The two started playing together with friends, who would soon…

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CGA’s Groovin’ in the Garden connects students to arts, crafts and nature
Located near old Caples and the carriage house on the bay side of campus, the Caples garden and food forest are one of New College's hidden gems.

CGA’s Groovin’ in the Garden connects students to arts, crafts and nature

The Caples campus has long been a beautiful and significant part of New College’s history. Outside of providing a home to various music and arts classes, the Caples campus also houses the school’s premier community garden, where students are free to pick fresh mulberries and…

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That’s A Wrap: Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped
L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped, from above. Photo courtesy of Benjamin Loyseau and the 2021 Christo and Jeanne-Claude Foundation.

That’s A Wrap: Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped

Conceived in 1962 by artists Christo (1935-2020) and Jeanne-Claude (1935-2009), L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped, was finally realized per Christo’s wishes this past month in Paris nearly a year after the artist’s passing. Throughout their lives, the artists made clear that their planned projects come to…

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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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Asian Film & Talk series successfully relaunches after year-long hiatus
This month's movie, The Lunchbox, is the story of Ila, a lonely housewife, who adds a note to her neglectful husband's lunchbox one day in order to bring back the spark of their marriage. When the lunchbox accidentally winds up in the hands of Saajan, a widower, the two start an unlikely friendship without ever meeting in person.

Asian Film & Talk series successfully relaunches after year-long hiatus

Since 2016, various faculty in International and Area Studies and Chinese Language and Culture have held the Asian Film & Talk Series as part of the “New College: Connecting the Art + Humanities” season, in partnership with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. After taking the…

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