An uncharted future for NCF eSports
A desktop gaming setup with a monitor, RGB keyboard, and gaming chair Photo credit: Evgeniy Parilov at Dreamstime.com

An uncharted future for NCF eSports

As with all things New College, the campus’ past involvement in the college sports ecosystem has been unorthodox. New College’s stake in the competitive sports space is the burgeoning battlefield of competitive gaming (also known as eSports), but NCF eSports’ greatest opponent in the present…

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Vampire COUP 2022 a bloodcurdling success
The Gothic Ball surrounding the Banyan tree. Photo courtesy of Aria Lockman.

Vampire COUP 2022 a bloodcurdling success

Crowded venues, awesome decorations and lack of water? What more would you expect from New College’s first Center of the Universe Party (COUP) of the academic year? This semester’s Vampire COUP and the campus-wide Halloween party for the 2022-2023 COUP season was hosted by thesis…

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Student-led Garage Sale leads to COUP fundraising, community togetherness
Students not only used the Garage Sale to promote their wares, but as a chance to socialize and decompress following Hurricane Ian and the stressful reopening of campus. Photo taken by Brynn Halpern.

Student-led Garage Sale leads to COUP fundraising, community togetherness

The Garage Sale held on Oct. 8 in the Nook not only allowed students to support each other by purchasing discounted clothes, art, food and other goods from each other, but it ignited a sense of togetherness for New College students and allowed them to…

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From top to bottom, TYGKO’s music career has been all love
A shot of TYGKO, taken during a photoshoot for his latest, album, "Long Ass Breakup" (2021). Photo courtesy of TYGKO.

From top to bottom, TYGKO’s music career has been all love

Music has always been a way for people to connect with one another. Few things in this world have the ability to break down barriers and allow freedom of expression the way that music does. Concerts alone are enough proof of this concept. Going to…

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Annual RA Loveline brings innovative sex education to New College
Table covered in goodie bags of condoms and candies, assorted buttons and informational postcards. Photo taken by Gaby Batista.

Annual RA Loveline brings innovative sex education to New College

On Oct. 14 the annual RA Loveline event brought fun activities, raffle prizes and a panel of sexual health experts together to answer New College students’ questions and concerns on topics ranging from communication in relationships to bodily fluids. Lots of work was put into…

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New club Forward Faith inspires interfaith conversation and collaboration
Forward Faith's club logo, taken from the email announcement of their first club meeting.

New club Forward Faith inspires interfaith conversation and collaboration

On Sept. 11, Forward Faith—the new interfaith club at New College—met in HCL 8 for the first time. This meeting included introductions, welcomed individuals who seek to share their faith stories and some creative icebreakers to get the good vibes going. The two current officers…

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This year’s annual Native American Film Festival brings indigenous awareness through art and conversation
This year's annual Native American Film Festival ran from Sept. 9 to 15. Photo taken by Brynn Halpern.

This year’s annual Native American Film Festival brings indigenous awareness through art and conversation

Even during a stormy afternoon, the Native American Film Festival 2022 maintained an impressive audience. Audience members sat eagerly in the seats of Mildred Sainer Pavilion on September 9th to watch renowned artists such as Shaandiin Tome and Wilson Bowers showcase their talents. The highlight…

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Spread your wings and fly with the Feral Pigeons, NCF’s birdwatching club
This is a mockingbird that was spotted on the walk the Feral Pigeons held on Sept. 13. Photo courtesy of Doug Hovland.

Spread your wings and fly with the Feral Pigeons, NCF’s birdwatching club

The Feral Pigeons —New College’s aptly-named birdwatching club— are ready to spread their wings and fly into the upcoming year bringing promises of more events and a welcoming community.  Formed in Spring 2022, the club consists of students interested in bird watching, also referred to…

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Professors Emily Carr and Avni Vyas bring poetry, tarot and creative writing out of the classroom and into the wild
Copies of Little God are available for students to check out at no cost in the Writing Resource Center (WRC). Photo taken by Sophia Brown.

Professors Emily Carr and Avni Vyas bring poetry, tarot and creative writing out of the classroom and into the wild

New College’s Creative Writing program is almost three years old at this point; spearheaded in Spring 2020 by Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Emily Carr, New College students have only recently been introduced to the world of experimental creative writing and poetry in practice.…

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SYSH: DIY tunes from SRQ
This edition of SYSH features music from artists local to the Southwest Florida area. A link to an extended playlist featuring more music like this can be found at the bottom of this article. Photo courtesy of Basil Pursley.

SYSH: DIY tunes from SRQ

Sarasota is a very unassuming location—between beach-going tourists and snow birds just looking for nice weather, it may seem unlikely that there’s much culture to appeal to the average New College student.  But the eclectic, DIY sounds from local Sarasota artists prove otherwise—with interesting and…

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