“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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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
A banner taken from the homepage of the Choose Democracy Now website.

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
Headshot of Interim General Counsel David Smolker, taken from his page on Linkedin.

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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