New College Fashion Archive vol. 3: Fall fashion responds to Florida climate
First-year Adeline Harrell posing in a Florida fall-ready outfit. Photo submitted by Harrell.

New College Fashion Archive vol. 3: Fall fashion responds to Florida climate

Florida’s weather is known for its lack of dramatic seasonal changes in temperature and weather patterns. Being the closest continental state to the equator, Florida winter temperatures do not decrease nearly as much as anywhere north of the state. In November, so-called cold fronts in…

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A sit-down with Choose Democracy Now
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A sit-down with Choose Democracy Now

New College students have always been disproportionately politically mobilized and involved. Luckily, this might not stay the case as a local Sarasota organization starts to take grassroots mobilization to the unexpected—the baby boomers. The Catalyst sat down with founder of Choose Democracy Now Dale Anderson,…

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An overview of Charlie Crist’s policies: will he have what it takes to defeat DeSantis?
This isn't Crist's first bid for Florida Governor, but only time and the Florida voter will tell if this latest attempt will be a successful one. Photo courtesy of Flickr.

An overview of Charlie Crist’s policies: will he have what it takes to defeat DeSantis?

Current Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) seems to be a headlining topic in a variety of news outlets, podcasts and twitter threads—he seems to reside rent-free in everyone's head; but what about his opponent?  Democratic nominee for Florida Gov. Charlie Crist won the Florida Democratic…

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New Interim General Counsel weighs in on campus issues
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New Interim General Counsel weighs in on campus issues

New College President Patricia Okker announced on Sept. 14 that the college's General Counsel and Pre-Law Advisor David Fugett would be resigning his position of four years after accepting an offer to become the General Counsel at Florida Polytechnic University. The General Counsel serves an…

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Criminal charge to medically large: How does Biden’s weed pardon really affect America?
Containers of cannabis sit, some being balanced on the Scales of Justice symbolizing the interaction between the two. Photo provided by Adobe Stock Images.

Criminal charge to medically large: How does Biden’s weed pardon really affect America?

In recent years, marijuana politics are making large leaps in becoming more modernized, shifting society towards a more relaxed and accepting view of the subject. On Oct. 6, President Joe Biden issued an executive order which pardons all prior federal offenses of simple marijuana possession.…

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How is New College faring without “WOKE indoctrination”? A look at the effects of House Bill 7
A photo of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis speaking at a podium adorned with the sign, "Protect Children / Support Parents," a manta that has guided much of his recent political career. But how well does it translate to the actual legislation DeSantis has put in place? Photo courtesy of Flickr.

How is New College faring without “WOKE indoctrination”? A look at the effects of House Bill 7

In July, after passing the Florida House and Senate and being signed into law by Governor Ron DeSantis, the heavily discussed “Stop WOKE” act or House Bill 7 (HB 7) was at last a written law.  New College professors were off contract at the time,…

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Journalism’s unlikely hero: Andrew Callaghan and Channel 5
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Journalism’s unlikely hero: Andrew Callaghan and Channel 5

In 2022, receiving news has become such a streamlined process. In the past, people had to rely on newspapers, scheduled TV and radio broadcasts in order to stay up to date on what was going on in the world. Now, in a time where nearly…

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Student debt forgiveness: steps for social mobility
The Biden administration announced their three-part plan to cancel $10,000 of student debt for low- to middle-income borrowers on Aug. 24. Photo courtesy of Flickr.

Student debt forgiveness: steps for social mobility

Making waves across the nation for the most benign concession to the working class, President Joe Biden has started an initiative towards student loan forgiveness.   As opposed to the U.S. government's actions in the 2008 housing crisis, where ProPublica’s bailout tracker establishes that $245 billion…

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The Queen is dead. What next?
A chart illustrating the complicated line of succession to the monarchy. The line of succession is depicted by the red arrows, whereas clarifying family relations are depicted by black arrows. Graphic created by Nat Kornblum.

The Queen is dead. What next?

On Sept. 8, Buckingham Palace announced to a mournful crowd that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II passed away after 70 years of ruling. Her death occurred just two days after the election of new Prime Minister Liz Truss. With several major changes occurring in rapid…

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