BEE-utiful Myakka
Thesis student and Catalyst staff writer Jasmine Respess suits up and observes honey bees, subdued by smoke. Photo by Jasmine Respess.

BEE-utiful Myakka

Shaded by the trees and hanging Spanish moss, I drove down a dirt road to meet Jim Cutway of Myakka’s Gold Apiary. Cutway is a beekeeper with a biker-like black and gray beard and ponytail combo and a welcoming smile. He specializes in raw honey,…

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NCSA Darkroom comes back into focus
Photo by Jack Micoli

NCSA Darkroom comes back into focus

After last fall’s still unexplained $6,000 loss of equipment, the New College Student Alliance (NCSA) Darkroom is up and running once again with its Teaching Assistant (TA) third-year Sabrina Finn set to develop the magic of photography to interested individuals. “My job is to help…

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Black history month:  a recap
Students listen as Dr. Lisa Merritt discusses her experiences as a black college student.

Black history month: a recap

Black History Month at New College was once the brain child of alum Nasib McIntosh (‘12) and Professor of Sociology Queen Zabriskie. Three years later, and the Black History Month (BHM) Planning Committee is a subsect of the school’s Black Student Union (BSU). The committee…

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RA programs keep late night ‘Walls’ on campus
The Old Mail Room was transformed into a "dreamy scene decorated with romantic pinks and pastels" as advertised on the Forum. Photo courtesy of Giulia Heyward.

RA programs keep late night ‘Walls’ on campus

Although the long-standing tradition of Walls faltered a bit last Fall, students and Student Affairs found a way to keep some semblance of the party going. Despite the fact that the Walls were now technically late night events sponsored by Resident Advisors (RA) and thus…

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The seven wonders of TRAPPIST-1

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Spitzer Space Telescope has identified not one, but seven new Earth-sized planets orbiting a dwarf star. All seven of these planets could potentially contain liquid water, but three are firmly located in the habitable zone – the area…

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Comedy Friends earn top 5 spot at national improv tournament
"We have such a weird humor," second year Alba Abrams said. "I think that's why we won in the beginning, we're just having fun."

Comedy Friends earn top 5 spot at national improv tournament

The Comedy Friends went to Chicago. For real this time. Out of 129 teams, the New College improv outfit were named one of the top five in the nation, when they proceeded to win at Super Regionals in the 10th annual College Improv Tournament. The…

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COUP February 2017: a recap

  “They spelled unconsciousness wrong,” first-year Diana Proenza said as she looked at the oversized sign hanging in the window of the share center inside the Hamilton “Ham” Center advertising this year’s Valentine's Day Palm Court Party (PCP) Center of the Universe Party (COUP). Held…

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Oral History brings community stories to NCF
A scene from third-year Milo Bickel's oral history project.

Oral History brings community stories to NCF

Thesis does not have to be the only project a New College student presents during their undergraduate career. The eighth annual Oral History Project is an event is an opportunity for students to showcase the work they completed during a semester long oral history class…

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