First-year, first semester: new students offer insight to on-campus life for Fall 2022
A table of first-year students eating lunch in the Hamilton "Ham" Center, shortly after fall classes first began. Photo taken by Brynn Halpern.

First-year, first semester: new students offer insight to on-campus life for Fall 2022

First-year students have started their college experiences this academic year with a constant stream of tropical storms and at the tail-end of a pandemic. With the misaligned syllabi and stressful schedules, it seemed like the end of this semester wasn't in sight for first-timers here…

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Written in ink: New College students show off their tattoos
A tattoo depicting a Pacific Island girl. She also has tattoos, and she is holding four plumerias. Photo courtesy of Aimee Mendoza.

Written in ink: New College students show off their tattoos

The history of tattoos is estimated to date back to 5,000 BCE. Humans have always been fascinated with body art—especially when said art has the potential to become a permanent part of them. What could be a better way to honor something special to you…

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EQTA Office and Band Room undergo significant renovations
Ariella Russin poses with the newly organized jean couch, drumset, guitars, and keyboard. (Taken by Christine Wehner.)

EQTA Office and Band Room undergo significant renovations

Any student who has ever attended a Wall, participated in a student-run event with live music or who has attended a Senate Meeting with a functioning microphone has two different groups of people to thank: the Equipment Teaching Assistants (EQTAs) and the Band Room TAs.…

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New Executive Assistant to the President, Maura Galvao, shares a look into the position
College Hall (left) and Cook Hall (right), found at New College's bay front.

New Executive Assistant to the President, Maura Galvao, shares a look into the position

Every President, CEO or director has an assistant to keep them organized and on top of their daily, weekly and monthly duties. On Nov. 17, it was announced to the student body that Maura Galvao had accepted the position of Executive Assistant to the President…

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A culture of combat: taking the gloves off of Fight Club
First-year Chris Rodriguez (left) and Fight Club Instructor and thesis student Barbara "Babs" Monteiro (right) practicing a combo of kickboxing strikes. (Credit: Mark McDermott)

A culture of combat: taking the gloves off of Fight Club

If one needs proof that every inch of the Novo is blessed with venom, they need to look no further than Fight Club. Beginning life as a Muay Thai kickboxing and Shotokan karate club in Fall 2021, Fight Club has given way to a constructive…

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“Hallo!” from the New College German department: opportunities in every field
Students reenact the destruction of the Berlin Wall during the on-campus Berlin Wall project in 2019. Photo taken from the NCF German department.

“Hallo!” from the New College German department: opportunities in every field

Did you know that German and English share 60% of their vocabulary? That’s only the tip of the iceberg according to the New College German Department, which aims to merge cultural exploration and language learning to bring students together to learn more about not just…

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A snapshot of the newly-formed Photography Club
A student photographer from the New College days of old. Photo courtesy of the NCSA Archives.

A snapshot of the newly-formed Photography Club

With the large influx of students attending New College for the 2022-2023 academic year comes the pressure to add more flair to student life and the community. This year in particular has been abundant in the amount of new-found or re-emerging clubs that have entered…

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Tips and tricks for having an ESA on campus
Tassie, residential ESA, being adorable and stretching. Photo courtesy of London Weier.

Tips and tricks for having an ESA on campus

Emotional support animals (ESA) can be found all over New College’s campus, whether it’s a dog playing fetch on Z Green or a cat being carried around in a backpack—or perhaps you’ve even spotted students being pulled around on a skateboard by a dog? ESAs…

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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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Art, adversity and the creative thesis: Spotlight on Fall graduates
Above 74 Degrees: Temperature Dysregulation, OIl on Canvas. (Courtesy of Fae Borodiansky.)

Art, adversity and the creative thesis: Spotlight on Fall graduates

The New College thesis, although daunting, is a rite of passage into graduation. Students take their projects to creative depths in order to spread their message—some even add a highlight on trauma, disability or mental illness in order to connect personally to their thesis. Although…

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