Peeking behind the curtain of the 2022 Dance Collective Showcase
The Dance Collective Showcase flyer. (Courtesy of Gaby Batista, illustrated by a member of the Art Club.)

Peeking behind the curtain of the 2022 Dance Collective Showcase

Among the oldest forms of artistic expression is dancing, and 6,000 years of human history have found a home in the Mildred Sainer Auditorium. Over the course of each semester, the Dance Collective club on campus carefully coordinates their namesake, Dance Collective Showcase—an eclectic assembly…

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Novo collegiate turned game developer: a sneak peak at Ferris Whitney’s video game “Mechsel”
Mechsel's title screen. Photo courtesy of Ferris Whitney.

Novo collegiate turned game developer: a sneak peak at Ferris Whitney’s video game “Mechsel”

Mechsel is a game you’ve never heard of, currently in the works by third-year Computer Science student Ferris Whitney.  Whitney, a computer hardware and retro console enthusiast, is working to make their mark on the indie gaming scene with their first video game. They started…

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Previewing Stupid F*cking Bird: Chekhov’s “The Seagull” Twice Removed
Second-year Mars Frambles rocking out during rehearsal. Photo taken by Sophia Brown.

Previewing Stupid F*cking Bird: Chekhov’s “The Seagull” Twice Removed

Provided one pardons the French of an old Russian play in new clothes, there’s something to be said of thesis student and director KC Casey’s rendition of Aaron Posner’s Stupid Fucking Bird—a triumph two-and-a-half years in the making—that’s managed to capture the Novo imagination. Perhaps…

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Asian American and Pacific Islander Student Alliance (AAPISA) returns after two years with fresh faces and initiatives
From left to right: first-years Ashley Petsanghan, Kyla Baldonado and Lianna Paton tabling in College Hall during Preview Day on Oct. 29. Photo taken by Gaby Batista.

Asian American and Pacific Islander Student Alliance (AAPISA) returns after two years with fresh faces and initiatives

For the first time in over two years, the Asian American and Pacific Islander Student Alliance (AAPISA) had a meeting on Oct. 28 spearheaded by first-year and President Kyla Baldonado. The research and outreach put into resurfacing the club could not have been done without…

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NCF welcomes back Novo-turned-author Sofia Ali-Khan
Sofia Ali-Khan, second generation Pakistani immigrant and founding board member of the Philadelphia chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR).

NCF welcomes back Novo-turned-author Sofia Ali-Khan

Alumni have hundreds of gleaming New College students looking upon their successes enlightened. Real-life examples of how Novos are able to grow from their academic experiences at New College allow wisdom to transmit to currently enrolled students. Luckily, due to our tight-knit community, there are…

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Spread your wings and fly with the Feral Pigeons, NCF’s birdwatching club
This is a mockingbird that was spotted on the walk the Feral Pigeons held on Sept. 13. Photo courtesy of Doug Hovland.

Spread your wings and fly with the Feral Pigeons, NCF’s birdwatching club

The Feral Pigeons —New College’s aptly-named birdwatching club— are ready to spread their wings and fly into the upcoming year bringing promises of more events and a welcoming community.  Formed in Spring 2022, the club consists of students interested in bird watching, also referred to…

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New Music New College prepares to kick off its 2022-2023 season
This year's NMNC season features world-premiere concerts, musicians of color, opportunities for student performers and so much more. Photo taken from the NMNC 2022-2023 brochure.

New Music New College prepares to kick off its 2022-2023 season

New College students, do you want the opportunity to experience experimental music for free? Music is present in all aspects of life, so it is something worthy of exploring—and New Music New College (NMNC), produced and currently directed by Ron Silver, is a perfect venue…

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The PRIDE! Be Fabulous Arts Festival is bringing queer music and art to Sarasota
The PRIDE! Be Fabulous festival offers students a break from the stresses of finals with the opportunity to engage with local queer artists and musicians. Photo courtesy of Shannon Fortner.

The PRIDE! Be Fabulous Arts Festival is bringing queer music and art to Sarasota

The PRIDE! Be Fabulous festival is an annual arts event meant to amplify the voices of queer artists, especially locally to the Sarasota area. The event will take place on May 12 through 14 throughout the Boulevard of The Arts. Previously known as the Harvey…

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Grad Cruise to set sail for the first time since 2019
A graduating class circa 1980 participating in Grad Cruise. Photo courtesy of the NCSA Archives.

Grad Cruise to set sail for the first time since 2019

A Graduation Cruise interest form has recently been making its way around the New College emails, surveying how many students would want to attend a newer and slightly different version of the Novo tradition.  The Sunset Graduation Cruise (or Booze Cruise for those that are…

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