New College zine revival: a spotlight on Burnouts Magazine
Burnouts Magazine issues two, three and four. Photo collage by Riley Bucklin.

New College zine revival: a spotlight on Burnouts Magazine

A group of students began handing out self-made booklets at Walls last semester. Each copy featured a complex, graphically-designed cover, artwork, poetry and various short, transgressive stories. The issues listed no cited authors, only pen names, but one word in large print stood proudly on…

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Caples historic mansion tour
Caples mansion exterior. Photo by Alexandra Levy.

Caples historic mansion tour

On Feb. 10, the Caples Mansion had a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new renovations. In his welcome speech, President Richard Corcoran recalled,  “When I got here in March, I remember talking to our Facilities Director and saying, ‘You know, where are we on Caples?’”…

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February Senate meeting brings campus updates
Students waiting for the Senate meeting to reach quorum. Photo by Andy Trinh

February Senate meeting brings campus updates

The New College Student Alliance (NCSA) Senate meeting began with a slow trickle, taking almost 30 minutes to reach quorum. With recent changes to the Student List, Forum and other modes of communication, Senate meetings now serve as one of the only ways to publicly…

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The New College Garage Sale
Garage Sale flyer. (Created by Beaux Delaune.)

The New College Garage Sale

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic changed much about how students at New College live their everyday lives following quarantine. A lasting and notable difference is the absence of the once cherished “Free Store.” The “Free Store” was a perfect opportunity for students to reuse,…

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Slow start to Robertson Park
Robertson Park on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2024 at 2:51 p.m. Photograph by Naomi Nerlien.

Slow start to Robertson Park

President Richard Corcoran promised to bring several campus improvements to New College in the new year, including making all elevators operational and renovating the exterior of the Pritzker Marine Biology Research Center. The installation of Robertson Park was counted as one such campus improvement. In…

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Black History Month 2024 at New College
Film poster of The Black Power Mixtape (2011). Photo courtesy of Flickr.

Black History Month 2024 at New College

Annual celebrations of Black History Month (BHM) at New College bring a variety of events   as a way for students, staff and faculty to honor the heritage and ongoing influence of Black history and culture in the United States. This February the New College…

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Richard Corcoran and David Rancourt present controversial comedy bits in off-campus ISP

On Jan. 25, a video uploaded to Youtube by McCurdy’s Comedy, a historic theater in downtown Sarasota, documented New College Dean of Students David Rancourt’s stand-up comedy debut.  Not all New College students are laughing, however. The following article contains quotes from Rancourt’s comedy segment…

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Almost, Maine: where East meets glory
Christian Daloui and Alexandra Levy performing in Almost, Maine. Photo courtesy of Jane Major.

Almost, Maine: where East meets glory

Almost, Maine premiered in New College’s Black Box Theater (BBT) Feb. 1 and ran until Feb. 4, 2024, bringing in the new school year with lots of glorified love, pain and even sweet release. Written by John Cariani, Almost, Maine was performed by a handful…

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Dorm residents moved into Hyatt over winter break
New College residence halls. (Photo taken by Veronica Jolley.)

Dorm residents moved into Hyatt over winter break

In previous years, New College of Florida students had the option to reside on campus over winter break, despite the school being “closed” for the holidays from Dec. 16 to Jan. 1. But in a swift decision from the New College Department of Housing and…

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A peek into the experience of a student journalist at New College
Cook Hall with an "authorized personel only" sign. (Graphic made by Chloe Rusek.)

A peek into the experience of a student journalist at New College

The Catalyst is New College’s student-run newspaper, a project of the Newspaper Writing and Production/College Newspaper Editing course and tutorial sequence taught by Professor of Anthropology Maria Vesperi since 1994. Historically, staff and students have excitedly embraced the Catalyst, but this fall has proven to…

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