Recreational marijuana unlikely to get the green light in Florida
A popular image from the Marijuana and Hemp Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Recreational marijuana unlikely to get the green light in Florida

Despite three bills currently sitting in the Florida Legislature to legalize recreational marijuana for adults and polls expressing a majority of Floridians would support the legalization of recreational marijuana, legal weed still faces serious opposition with the Florida government. Currently, Senate Bill 710 proposed by…

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Student leaders testified against Bright Futures bill in Tallahassee on Tuesday
Sofia Lombardi testifying against SB-86 before the FL Senate Education Committee on March 16, 2021.

Student leaders testified against Bright Futures bill in Tallahassee on Tuesday

Two members of the New College Student Alliance (NCSA) executive cabinet traveled to Tallahassee to against Senate Bill 86 on Tuesday, March 16 at the Capitol. Among other changes to financial aid, the bill would cut Bright Futures scholarships for students studying topics that don't…

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More in-person classes planned for fall, according to latest Towne Meeting
Students can be spotted out and about on campus more regularly, now that in-person classes are standard once more.

More in-person classes planned for fall, according to latest Towne Meeting

As the spring 2021 semester reaches its halfway mark, New College makes plans for the future concerning in-person and online classes, and other matters related to COVID safety. Here are the details from the Towne Hall meeting on Friday, Feb. 26. The Nuances of “Going…

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A concise chronicle of the Campus Police Department
An unidentified University Police officer and another unidentified individual in front of Hamilton Center in the late 1970s or early 1980s. (Image courtesy of Officer Kelley Masten)

A concise chronicle of the Campus Police Department

The campus police department has evolved and changed with New College over the years. While tensions between students and police have fluctuated throughout the years, the trend downwards of the average age of new officers and a national shift in the attitude towards police has…

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The systemic issues behind Nigeria’s police force
Nigerian police officers, part of AMISOM's Foreign Police Unit, conduct a foot patrol near Lido Beach. As part of AMISOM's efforts to make Mogadishu a safer place, regular foot patrols are now coducted around the city by the mission's Foreign Police Unit. AU-UN IST PHOTO / TOBIN JONES.f

The systemic issues behind Nigeria’s police force

Nigerian police officers conduct a foot patrol. Photo courtesy of WikiMedia Commons. Since early October, the citizens of Nigeria have been protesting for an end to the brutality of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS), a police unit whose abuses of power include extrajudicial violence…

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Introducing New College’s brand new COVID-19 liaisons
If selected for random testing, students should now report to Sainer Auditorium on the Caples campus on Mondays between 12-4 p.m. or Tuesdays between 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Introducing New College’s brand new COVID-19 liaisons

The COVID-19 liaison's are paid and will look to improve communication of COVID-19 information on-campus. On Oct. 5, New College Student Alliance (NCSA) President and Catalyst co-Copy Editor Sofia Lombardi sent a weekly update to the student email list saying that she, Dean of Student…

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Tracking Hurricane Eta

Storm rolling over Lido Beach on Sept. 20. Holly Penta/Catalyst. Tropical storm Eta strengthened to a category 1 hurricane early Wednesday morning and is expected to make another landfall soon. Eta is not forecasted to directly hit Sarasota, but the county has drafted a local…

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