Following a tumultuous election process, the House of Representatives has its new Speaker
The exterior of the House of Representatives side of the Capitol Building. (Courtesy of flickr.)

Following a tumultuous election process, the House of Representatives has its new Speaker

Typically, most elections for the Speaker of the House of Representatives are completed  in one or two votes, but with the current GOP one can see the results of infighting that have come home to roost. After a long, tense three weeks of an immobilized…

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Chalk Art Photo Spread

New College students have long since enjoyed decorating the campus with chalk. Recently, chalk art has been used as an avenue for anonymous self expression surrounding political matters. The expression falls within a gray area, and students could face consequences if the messages are defamatory…

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Former VP of Communications speaks to the Catalyst
A selfie of Ryan Terry. (Courtesy of Ryan Terry.)

Former VP of Communications speaks to the Catalyst

On Monday Sept. 2, former New College Vice President (VP) of Communications & Marketing, Ryan Terry, received a call from then Interim President Richard Corcoran stating that he was being terminated from his position after just eight weeks. Terry was in a hotel when he…

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Banned Books Week: New College fights back
Banned books featured at the Jane Bancroft Cook Library. (Taken by Alexandra Levy.)

Banned Books Week: New College fights back

Literature exposes individuals to lives completely unbeknownst to them. One can learn healing and compassion through Toni Morrison’s heartbreaking novel Beloved, or friendship and love through Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men. Books teach humans how to be human; they provide the space to revel in…

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Following legal action, ALT NEW COLLEGE becomes AltLiberalArts
AltLiberalArts' redesigned website home page. (Courtesy of AltLiberalArts.)

Following legal action, ALT NEW COLLEGE becomes AltLiberalArts

On Sept. 28, New College filed a cease and desist letter against the organization formerly known as ALT NEW COLLEGE. The organization’s name has since been changed to AltLiberalArts. The demand was filed on the basis of trademark infringement, claiming “the unauthorized use of the…

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Board of Trustees recommend Richard Corcoran for New College President despite student opposition
Chalk art written on the overpass after the Oct. 3 Board of Trustees meeting. (Taken by Veronica Jolley.)

Board of Trustees recommend Richard Corcoran for New College President despite student opposition

The New College of Florida Board of Trustees (BOT) convened on Oct. 3 in a highly anticipated gathering. On the agenda, among budget approvals and possible campus expansion, was the approval of a New College presidential candidate, a decision that will critically shape the future…

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Oct. 3 Board of Trustees meeting preceded by protest supporting academic freedom
Xandr Denner stands at the podium with recent alumni Sophia Brown, students, and community members with Women’s Voices of Southwest Florida. (Taken by Chloe Rusek.)

Oct. 3 Board of Trustees meeting preceded by protest supporting academic freedom

Outside Hamilton “Ham” Center, rhythmic drumming drew a crowd to Z Green at 12 p.m. on Oct. 3, just a few short hours before the Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting where the new president of New College would be chosen. Speakers, students and supporters alike…

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Conservative student group establishes a New College chapter
The TPUSA logo as displayed at an event for the organization. (Courtesy of Wikipedia Commons.)

Conservative student group establishes a New College chapter

Turning Point USA (TPUSA), a controversial, student-based organizing group has made its way to New College. The conservative organization was founded by Charlie Kirk, a conservative activist and radio talk show host, alongside the late conservative activist William Montgomery. The president of the New College…

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Reader friendly update on recent world politics
President Zelensky visiting Chornomorsk Sea Trade Port during grain shortage. Photo courtesy of ZUMA press.

Reader friendly update on recent world politics

As a full-time college student, it is difficult to stay up-to-date on the always-changing waves of world politics. As more students become eligible to vote, it is vital to understand the nuances of current events and be engaged in the goings on of one’s own…

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