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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Thesis exhibition “Birthmarks” showcases transracial adoptee experiences
Exhibition entrance display with the Chinese character for double happiness. Photo courtesy of Celeste Kadzis.

Thesis exhibition “Birthmarks” showcases transracial adoptee experiences

On Nov. 1, the first day of Adoption Awareness Month, thesis student Celeste Kadzis announced the dates of her thesis exhibition,  “Birthmarks: Exploring Cultural Connections in Chinese American Adult Adoptees.”  The event took place from Nov. 13 to 17 in the College Hall Music Room…

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November 8 Senate meeting recap
Students waiting for the Senate meeting to begin. Photo by Chloe Rusek.

November 8 Senate meeting recap

The New College student Senate meeting on Nov. 8 yielded a few new updates for students, including an announcement about the proposed Cultural Picnic, an update on the Indigenous Land Acknowledgement Statement and possible changes to the New College student Forum.  The first agenda item…

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Board of Trustees discuss revised Carryforward Spending Plan
The special Board of Trustees meeting before the meeting was called to order. (Screenshot by Aria Lockman.)

Board of Trustees discuss revised Carryforward Spending Plan

With minimal advance notice, the New College Board of Trustees (BOT) held a “special” virtual meeting with one agenda item: to discuss the revised E&G Carryforward Spending Plan. The Carryforward plan was previously presented to the BOT at the Oct. 3 meeting, where Faculty Trustee…

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Guide to the hydroponic tower in Ham
Hydroponic tower in the Hamilton “Ham” Center. Photo by Gaby Batista.

Guide to the hydroponic tower in Ham

Students on campus last year may have noticed a structure eerily similar to an otherworldly, sci-fi contraption that one sees in movies tucked into a corner of the Hamilton “Ham” Center. While the tower was not in use last academic year, thesis student and project…

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