Ringling Underground’s triumphant return
The Museum Courtyard makes for the ideal spot on the Ringling property to host a concert.

Ringling Underground’s triumphant return

Like many other social events both on and off campus, Ringling Underground—an event hosted by the Ringling Museum of Art, which features local artists and musicians performing at the iconic Museum Courtyard—is returning this year. Previous events at the Ringling Museum of Art were cancelled…

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Songs You Should Hear: Fall Edition
This edition of Songs You Should Hear aims to put you in a fall frame-of-mind, with both older and more modern song recommendations. Image taken from the album cover of Clairo's latest release, Sling.

Songs You Should Hear: Fall Edition

As September has rolled around, and pumpkins start to pop up in the corners of every grocery store, the Florida summer heat begins to fade away and is replaced by the slightly less unbearable autumn air. The coziness of the fall season puts one in…

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If These Walls Could Talk: An overview of the history of New College student-run parties
Wall Party, Palm Court, January 1977. Photo courtesy of the New College Digital Collections Archives

If These Walls Could Talk: An overview of the history of New College student-run parties

There’s a whole lot of rhythm goin’ ‘round. Or is there? Even prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Walls—a New College tradition involving music and dancing, usually in Palm Court—have been a dying social event. Though, this is nothing new for New. Testimonies…

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New College’s hidden pigeonhole: the NCSA Archives
Scan of a 1982 zine in the archives, "Crystal Method."

New College’s hidden pigeonhole: the NCSA Archives

The closet-turned-archive tucked behind the Old Mail Room in Hamilton “Ham” Center, lush with aging papers and remnants of the past serves as a sort of map room for student life at New College. The New College Student Alliance (NCSA) Archives has been collecting little…

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Students came together for the sake of art at New Fest
Thesis student and Catalyst Editor in Chief Anna Lynn Winfrey and Jenna Courtade enjoyed their time at New Fest, playing with bubbles on May 8, 2021.

Students came together for the sake of art at New Fest

Campus events saw a bit of a decline this year as New College enforced social distancing safety guidelines, but on-campus groups such as the Student Events Team (SET), the New College Student Alliance (NCSA) and Student Activities and Campus Engagement (SAUCE) worked to make the…

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President Donal O’Shea’s retirement honored with a surprise “O’Shea Day” parade
O'Shea poses on a makeshift throne in front of Cook Hall, bearing a framed print of himself that says, "The Don."

President Donal O’Shea’s retirement honored with a surprise “O’Shea Day” parade

Staff, students and faculty jovially marched down College Drive from the campus bookstore to Cook Hall on the afternoon of Friday, April 23 to celebrate President Donal O’Shea’s retirement with a surprise parade, which was replete with prizes, extravagant costumes and even a pair of…

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Illegal Civilization and the road to “North Hollywood”
Core Members of the Illegal Civilization crew as they are displayed on the collective's official website.

Illegal Civilization and the road to “North Hollywood”

Mikey Alfred’s directorial debut North Hollywood has been a long time coming. The new feature comes from the minds of Alfred and the other members of the skateboarding and art collective Illegal Civilization. From start to finish, I was completely sucked into the world of…

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My Chemical Romance and Thursday: a history
Thursday playing at the Starland Ballroom in 2006 (Creative Commons)

My Chemical Romance and Thursday: a history

You’ve heard of My Chemical Romance (MCR). Don’t lie to me. If you go to this school, there’s a good chance. They’re pretty much the 2000s “emo” band. But have you heard of Thursday?  Okay, maybe you have. I’m not going to act like they’re…

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