Shellhacks: when poor planning meets 1,500 attendees
The New College Shellhacks squad. (Courtesy of Saloanee Labh.)

Shellhacks: when poor planning meets 1,500 attendees

Recently, 10 students from the New College Computer Science Program attended the Shellhacks hackathon at Florida International University (FIU). The event was brought to their attention by thesis student Ahmet “Sami” Cemek, who had emailed the Computer Science Program about the event. Hackathons, also known…

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Anthropology Commons hosts successful Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration
Concepción Poou Coy Tharin working on a piece in front of the Hamilton "Ham" Center. Photo by Gabriella Batista.

Anthropology Commons hosts successful Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration

New College of Florida’s Anthropology Commons, with support from the New College Student Alliance (NCSA) and the Novo Collegian Alliance (NCA), hosted a celebration for Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday Oct. 9. Indigenous Peoples Day is a day of recognition and commemoration of the Indigenous…

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First Belonging Expo promotes inclusion on campus
Celeste Kadzis posing with the Belonging Expo schedule. Photo by Gaby Batista.

First Belonging Expo promotes inclusion on campus

Oct. 7 marked the day of the Student Activities & Campus Engagement (SAUCE) office’s first Belonging Expo, opening doors for students to engage with various affinity clubs and one another. Thesis student and Student Event Team (SET) Belonging Coordinator Celeste Kadzis has spent the past…

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The Catalyst previews upcoming Halloween COUP
Second-year students and COUP hosts Calypso Camacho and Lainey Rose hold up designs for merchandise on Oct. 12 in the Equipment room. (Taken by Maya Rish.)

The Catalyst previews upcoming Halloween COUP

In the Equipment Room, second-year students Calypso Camacho and Lainey Rose have been hard at work planning this semester's Halloween Center of the Universe Party (COUP). Piled full of equipment, old decorations and festive purple lighting, the room emanates the excitement and anticipation of something fun…

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SaraFresh Kitchen to open in Four Winds Cafe
SaraFresh owner Lynn Morris posing with the newly installed draft kombucha machine. Photo by Gaby Batista.

SaraFresh Kitchen to open in Four Winds Cafe

The fate of Four Winds Cafe has been a topic of discussion for years following  its closure in 2019. Returning students will confront the feeling of déjà vu as Four Winds reopens for the second time since the pandemic, last Spring’s vendor being Sorrento Sweets.…

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Live arts on a budget
The Asolo Repertory theater Exterior. Photo by Alexandra Levy.

Live arts on a budget

The arts foster a community where individuals can express themselves creatively,  a necessity now more than ever in a politically turbulent Florida. It is crucial to support local theaters and art because they cultivate new perspectives and empathy toward lives completely different from one’s own.…

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Introducing Illiana Zambrano, candidate for Research and Instruction Librarian
The main entrance of the Jane Bancroft Cook Library. Photo by Naomi Nerlien.

Introducing Illiana Zambrano, candidate for Research and Instruction Librarian

While the Board of Trustees (BOT) was busy choosing a president for New College, there is another candidate search taking place. After Helene Gold’s abrupt termination late last spring, there has been an opening for a Research and Instruction Librarian. A committee was convened to…

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New College celebrates the Mid-Autumn Festival
Students enjoying the Mid-Autumn Festival. (Photo by Emma Iverson.)

New College celebrates the Mid-Autumn Festival

On Sept. 28 the Chinese Program, in collaboration with the Asian American and Pacific Islander Student Alliance, held a celebration to observe the Mid-Autumn Festival. Students gathered together at the Dort and Goldstein residence grill to celebrate and enjoy traditional Chinese desserts: mooncakes, kabobs and…

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