Campus Police Department hosts holiday toy donation
From left to right: Campus Police Department Officers Adam Ziegler, Mike Clary and Captain Kelley Masten hold a Holiday Toy Drive donation bin in Dec. 2022. The toys are donated to hospitalized children at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. Photo Courtesy of Kelley Masten.

Campus Police Department hosts holiday toy donation

This holiday season, the Campus Police Department (CPD) participated in the Marsh Annual Holiday Toy Drive to collect toys for children at Sarasota Memorial Hospital (SMH). The drive ended on Dec. 15, and anyone can donate by bringing new toys to the lobby of the…

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Students at NCF in light of Diwali festivities
Lit diya lamps. Photo courtesy of PxHere.

Students at NCF in light of Diwali festivities

Diwali, otherwise known as Deepavali, or the Festival of Lights, is a five-day celebration observed by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and occasionally Buddhists. The holiday marks the end of the summer harvest season and lands on the darkest night of the Hindu lunisolar calendar, falling between…

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History of the Four Winds seal
Picture 1: Ceramic tiles featuring the Four Winds in the walkway by College Hall. (Photo by Maya Rish) Picture 2: Ceramic tiles featuring the Four Winds design by the bathrooms on the first floor of the ACE building. (Photo by Maya Rish)

History of the Four Winds seal

Professor of Art History Malena Carrasco didn’t know that she would become obsessed with the New College seal. She hadn’t expected to find an internal argument within a future world-famous architectural firm. She’d only been curious about something most Novos, including herself, had overlooked. Where…

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Pens and Paper Tabletop Club hosts successful Renaissance Fair at New College
Secretary of the Pens and Paper Club and art vendor Lance Gallgher browses another student artist’s work. Photo from Chloe Rusek.

Pens and Paper Tabletop Club hosts successful Renaissance Fair at New College

The Pens and Paper Dungeons and Dragons Role Playing Club hosted an entirely student-run Medieval Renaissance Fair on Nov. 18. The event featured a jousting arena, fairy garden, medieval role play and an artist alley with more than a dozen art vendors. The weather was…

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Behind the scenes at  the SSC with Sydney Sloan
SSC coaches during a study hall. From left to right: McKenna Mooney, Nayelis Cardenas, Betzy Lopez, Tea Jones and Rosa Martinez. Photo courtesy of Syndey Sloan.

Behind the scenes at the SSC with Sydney Sloan

Located in LBR 103, the Student Success Center (SSC) provides one-on-one peer coaching for students. Student coaches specialize in attention management, reading comprehension and more. Whether students are struggling with the transition from high school to college, want to solidify their study routines or would…

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Revisions to Carryforward Spending Plan raise questions about transparency
Screenshot of the Nov. 6 BOT meeting supporting documents regarding Carryforward Spending Plan revisions.

Revisions to Carryforward Spending Plan raise questions about transparency

On Nov. 6, the New College Board of Trustees (BOT) held a virtual meeting with the sole agenda item of discussing revisions to the Carryforward Spending Plan. According to the State University System of Florida (SUS), Carryforward funds are reserve funds that each university must…

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Ten ways to nurture mental well-being amidst the holiday hustle
Mental health destressors graphic by Emma Iverson.

Ten ways to nurture mental well-being amidst the holiday hustle

As the holiday season approaches, adorned with festive decorations and the promise of joy, individuals often find themselves caught in a whirlwind of stress, diminished mindfulness and various mental health challenges. The pressures of gift-giving, social gatherings and year-end obligations can take a toll on…

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An inside look at the Dance Collective Fall 2023 showcase
Dancers Lianna Paton and Colin Jefferis rehearsing their dance titled “All Things Go.” Photo by Gaby Batista.

An inside look at the Dance Collective Fall 2023 showcase

Dance Collective is one of New College’s oldest and longest running clubs, with each semester’s show packed with friends, family and community members ready to enjoy the student-run event. The Fall 2023 Dance Collective showcase will take place Dec. 8 and 9, with doors opening…

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