New Directions Short Play Festival gives student directors the spotlight
The four New Directions short plays will be shown in the Black Box Theater on Apr. 29 and 30 at 7:00. Photo courtesy of Cooper Smalley. Posters designed by Kyle Miller, K.C. Casey, Cooper Smalley and Pluto Boll.

New Directions Short Play Festival gives student directors the spotlight

New College’s Theater, Dance and Performance Studies (TDPS) program usually offers four shows each academic year: one fall and one spring theatrical production, one dance performance piece and an Independent Study Project (ISP) show. This semester, however, is noticeably different. Instead of a full-fledged faculty-sponsored…

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How the Spring 2022 NCSA Presidential Elections revealed a troubling trend of overlooking students of color
Headshots of NCSA President-elect and second-year Grace Keenan, and NCSA Vice President-elect Xabier Rezola. Photos courtesy of themselves.

How the Spring 2022 NCSA Presidential Elections revealed a troubling trend of overlooking students of color

On Apr. 10, New College Student Alliance (NCSA) Election Supervisor and third-year Jack Sobel announced who would be New College's next Student President and Vice President, along with who would be filling the additional cabinet positions—including the new positions of Senate President and Senate President…

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Early stages of New College Challenge pose a bold initiative for campus renovations
From left to right: President Patricia Okker, Vice President of Student Affairs S. Marjorie Thomas, Professor David Brian and Strategic Advisor Marty Hylton, pictured on stage at the Sudakoff Conference Center.

Early stages of New College Challenge pose a bold initiative for campus renovations

On Mar. 18 during a Catalyst interview, President Patricia Okker alluded to something called the “New College Challenge,” described it at the time as a wide-scale renovation of New College’s spaces and places, and promised to release more information at a later date. That date…

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NMNC New Fest brings experimental music and student compositions to campus
A headshot of Stephen Miles, provided by himself.

NMNC New Fest brings experimental music and student compositions to campus

The premiere of this year’s New Music New College (NMNC) New Fest started on Apr. 4 and is set to run through Apr. 24. Student composers and professional performers have come together to participate in both artist’s conversations and full performances of their self-composed pieces.…

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Resurrecting New College history with Emeritus Professor Arthur “Mac” Miller
A headshot of Arthur "Mac" Miller, courtesy of himself.

Resurrecting New College history with Emeritus Professor Arthur “Mac” Miller

Something that is rarely discussed about the New College undergraduate experience—although perhaps it is universally understood—is that time is never quite on our side. Many students have lofty ideas of clubs and organizations they could kickstart, issues they wish to advocate for and change on…

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[New] Tech: Task management tools, internet safety and the new Steam Deck
Internet safety has become increasingly more relevant over the past few years, as more and more school and work opportunities have moved online.

[New] Tech: Task management tools, internet safety and the new Steam Deck

New College has a [New] location to get their technology news. [New] Tech will be a recurring Catalyst column featuring stories that New College should know in the realm of technology. To kick off our first edition, we are covering the best task management tools…

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“SWAlumni” panel hosts alumni guest speakers with careers in education
Five former SWAs attended the panel as guest speakers, all of whom graduated as recently as 2020 and as late as 2014.

“SWAlumni” panel hosts alumni guest speakers with careers in education

Alumni reunited on Apr. 3 to talk about coming from a Student Writing Assistant (SWA) position at the Writing Resource Center (WRC) into a career within the education department. The event—titled “SWAlumni in Education”—was made possible by Director of Writing Jennifer Wells and Assistant Director…

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Exercise your green thumb with the Caples Food Forest and Garden Club
Located near old Caples and the carriage house on the bay side of campus, the Caples garden and food forest are one of New College's hidden gems.

Exercise your green thumb with the Caples Food Forest and Garden Club

The New College Food Forest is an iconic part of campus life, providing a fun way for students to garden together and create community engagement through sharing food. Located at Caples campus, the Food Forest also has the added benefit of being a free, healthy…

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