Pawsitive news: new study reveals cats thriving on vegetarian diets!
Nugget the bird and Tiwa the cat having a staring contest. Photo by Chloe Rusek.

Pawsitive news: new study reveals cats thriving on vegetarian diets!

In a groundbreaking study published by the University of Winchester in England, scientists have discovered a whisker-twitching revelation: cats thriving on vegan diets! As plant-based lifestyles have been growing in popularity again, the debate over vegan pet diets has come back into the spotlight. In…

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Musk disables Starlink ahead of Ukrainian offensive action
Elon Musk at a TEDTalk in 2017.

Musk disables Starlink ahead of Ukrainian offensive action

Elon Musk is keeping his string of negative news headlines alive, this time hindering the interests of American foreign policy. Musk was quite vocal about his cooperation with the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy regime in February 2022 when he provided Starlink terminals to the Ukrainian military for…

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Cop City protestors served RICO charges
A highway leading to downtown Atlanta.

Cop City protestors served RICO charges

The controversial proposed police and firefighter training facility in Atlanta colloquially known as Cop City is back in the public consciousness. Two years of protests have already resulted in the death of at least one protestor under suspicious circumstances.  The state of Georgia indicted 61…

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Student experiences with Orientation ’23-’24 indicate more change in campus life
OLs posed in front of Hamilton "Ham" Center at Orientation '23-'24. (Photo Courtesy of Lydia Ubry.)

Student experiences with Orientation ’23-’24 indicate more change in campus life

For decades, New College has been well-known for allowing students a significant amount of independence in their education. Whether it has come in the form of student-led course projects such as the Catalyst or creating special Areas of Concentration (AOCs), New College’s attitude toward academics…

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NCSA Senate Meeting recap
Close-up of Colin Jefferis’s polo displaying the Student Government logo. (Photo courtesy of Alejandra Cintrón Rivera.)

NCSA Senate Meeting recap

The New College Student Alliance (NCSA) functions as a three-branch student government. All New College students are automatically part of the Senate, where campus-wide voting and announcements take place. The first Senate meeting of the 2023-24 school year was held on Wednesday, Sept. 13. The…

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New semester, no books
Bookshelf at the New College of Florida and the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee campus bookstore. Photo by Emma Iverson

New semester, no books

As each semester begins, among the many stressors for college students is ensuring they have all the necessary textbooks for their classes. This fall, the Catalyst visited the campus bookstore shared by New College and the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee (USFSM) to find some…

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Uncertainty looms over NCF’s Gender Studies Program
Public comments at the Aug. 10 Board of Trustees meeting. (Photo by Chloe Rusek.)

Uncertainty looms over NCF’s Gender Studies Program

In a climate of uncertainty, students and faculty at New College of Florida (NCF) have been grappling with the future of the Gender Studies Program after a motion by Trustee Christopher Rufo began the process of terminating the program as a whole. The proposal was…

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