CEO field trip to eRising entrepreneurship convention
CEO staff members and NCF students during breakfast at eRising Convention. From left to right: Domenica Valencia, Bilge Akyol, Madeline Tympanick, Sam Carmer and Naomi Nerlien. (Photo courtesy of Madeline Tympanick.)

CEO field trip to eRising entrepreneurship convention

Held annually during Global Entrepreneurship Week, the third eRising Convention took place on Nov. 15 at the CareerSource Suncoast Event Center in Sarasota. As a partner, New College of Florida’s Center for Career and Engagement Opportunities (CEO) sponsored a field trip for students to eRising,…

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Thesis exhibition “Birthmarks” showcases transracial adoptee experiences
Exhibition entrance display with the Chinese character for double happiness. Photo courtesy of Celeste Kadzis.

Thesis exhibition “Birthmarks” showcases transracial adoptee experiences

On Nov. 1, the first day of Adoption Awareness Month, thesis student Celeste Kadzis announced the dates of her thesis exhibition,  “Birthmarks: Exploring Cultural Connections in Chinese American Adult Adoptees.”  The event took place from Nov. 13 to 17 in the College Hall Music Room…

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November 8 Senate meeting recap
Students waiting for the Senate meeting to begin. Photo by Chloe Rusek.

November 8 Senate meeting recap

The New College student Senate meeting on Nov. 8 yielded a few new updates for students, including an announcement about the proposed Cultural Picnic, an update on the Indigenous Land Acknowledgement Statement and possible changes to the New College student Forum.  The first agenda item…

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Behind the pirate life: an interview with student playwright Emy McGuire
Emy McGuire in costume as Anne Bonny. (Courtesy of Emy McGuire.)

Behind the pirate life: an interview with student playwright Emy McGuire

History knows Anne Bonny as a girl from Ireland who decided to take on the pirate life. The Legend of Anne Bonny is an original play centered around the titular pirate and her journey from housewife to swashbuckler.  The Catalyst spoke with thesis student Emy…

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Lung Cancer Awareness Month and how to get involved
Lung Cancer Awareness Graphic by Emma Iverson.

Lung Cancer Awareness Month and how to get involved

As November marks Lung Cancer Awareness Month, it is essential for the New College community to contemplate the crucial facets of this lethal disease and the profound impact it has on survivors, fighters and healthcare professionals. Lung cancer stands as the predominant cause of cancer-related…

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A preview of the new Dance on Campus performance
Students rehearse an act of the upcoming Dance on Campus performance on Nov. 8 in the Black Box Theater. Photo by Maya Rish.

A preview of the new Dance on Campus performance

Performers and crew rushed around in the Black Box Theater (BBT), scrambling to get into position or to cue lights to shine on a dark stage. Jazz music played in the background, providing a melody to the intimate space. As the lights came up, dancers…

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New College celebrates LGBTQ+ community with Pride Festival
Student waving Pride streamer. (Taken by Veronica Jolley.)

New College celebrates LGBTQ+ community with Pride Festival

New College celebrated its second student-led Pride Festival on Nov. 4, marking a successful student commitment to fostering an inclusive and supportive community for all. The festival took place in the Nook and featured performances by local musical artists SUPERBITCH  and The Tilt, free food…

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Easy dorm recipes that don’t break the bank
A hearty bowl of oatmeal topped with bananas, walnuts, and chia seeds. Photo by rawpixel.com / Jakub Kapusnak.

Easy dorm recipes that don’t break the bank

As the January Independent Study Project (ISP) interterm approaches, the New College Hamilton “Ham” Cafe hours become a little tricky. During this academic exploration period, it is vital to maintain nourishment and sustain oneself. According to the 2019/2020 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study, a staggering…

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How to study abroad and what NCF students have to say about it
Thesis student Janie Day looks out over Barcelona from the Bunkers del Carmel during her time spent abroad in January 2023. The bunkers are a remnant from the Spanish Civil War and a popular vantage point for viewing the city. “We watched the sunset from there… definitely one of my favorite spots in Barcelona,” Day said. (Courtesy of Janie Day)

How to study abroad and what NCF students have to say about it

Students at New College have unique opportunities to study abroad due to myriad support systems available. This issue, the Catalyst looks into how to make international schooling possible, and hears from study abroad students. Adjunct Professor of French and Director of Global Education Florence Zamsky…

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Group offerings from the  ISP Workshop
Poster sent to students and placed around campus advertising the ISP Workshop.

Group offerings from the ISP Workshop

One thing that makes New College special is the approach to January terms. During this month, students complete Independent Study Projects (ISPs), where rather than meeting in a classroom two or three times a week, they pursue a project that follows their own  interests. The…

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