Living in isolation: quarantined students share their experiences
The college has designated several individual dorms for mandated quarantines, such as this room in the Pei residence halls.

Living in isolation: quarantined students share their experiences

Before the school year started, second-year Cecilia Spaugh thought that campus would quickly be shut down because of a COVID-19 outbreak. But as weeks progressed without any cases, she thought the college had made it and everything was okay.  “I was convinced that we weren't…

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“Lo que es real también es virtual”: New College celebrates Latinx Heritage Month with online gallery
The online platform for the LatinX Heritage Month virtual museum allows patrons to peruse an outdoor online gallery.

“Lo que es real también es virtual”: New College celebrates Latinx Heritage Month with online gallery

Latinx Heritage Month (LHM) is celebrated every year from September 15 to October 15 across the globe. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, New College kicked off LHM with a virtual museum exhibiting photography and visual work from students and artists in the Sarasota area. Although the…

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An ama-zine project for uncertain times
Origlio worked on the watercolor design of the zine.

An ama-zine project for uncertain times

Origlio worked on the watercolor design of the zine. When second-year Madi Markham got an assignment in Dr. Clarkson’s “Sexual Politics” class to create a public service announcement about navigating relationships during the COVID-19 pandemic, most of her classmates started planning videos. Markham felt inspired…

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New College and the new age pagan community
Caccavo moved to Los Angeles, California shortly after her graduation in 2019.

New College and the new age pagan community

The world is warming up to the inclusion of new-age witches in popular culture. Though the initial inclusion was merely aesthetic, it has expanded to include witches and pagans who established their practices as a response to socio-political movements and because of the space witchcraft…

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Fashionably Safe: New College Mask Fashion
Wilson (left) and Courtade (right) pose with third year Angelica Velosa outside the Student Success Center.

Fashionably Safe: New College Mask Fashion

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought on many changes to campus life and culture. One dramatic change is the campus-wide mask mandate which states that students are required to wear masks in any public space, inside or out. Masks have become an avenue for self-expression as…

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Novos adjust to new classroom settings
Bella Schuler, second-year transfer in her refurbished shed in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Novos adjust to new classroom settings

Schools all over the world are adapting to the new academic year whether it is face-to-face or completely remote. Students, faculty and staff have devoted a great deal of time and energy to welcome the technological changes that COVID-19 has incited in American schooling. Meanwhile,…

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Dedicated professor and former President Michalson retires
Michalson speaking at the 2002 Commencement. Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCF0001352/00001/133j

Dedicated professor and former President Michalson retires

After nearly three decades of facilitating thoughtful discussions on Christian ethics in the classroom and shaping the future of a newly independent college, Professor Gordon “Mike” Michalson retired at the end of this semester. He will be remembered by his colleagues and students for his gentle leadership, wry wit and unrelenting dedication to the liberal arts.

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