New Writer-in-Residence Reginald Scott Young

by Jordi F. Gonzalez “What I find most rewarding about teaching is that I’m constantly learning and if I’m learning I think there’s something that my students are taking back,” Reginald Scott Young, New College of Florida’s new Writer-in-Residence, said. This is a prestigious position…

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Anarchy Deathsticks: Knitting Club strikes back

The club with the most dangerous name on campus, Anarchy Deathsticks has taken knitting and community to an entirely new level. Knitting Club transforms a relaxing craft into a low-stress community gathering and an alternate social activity to Walls. Organizers third-years Alex Johnson and Meagan…

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Shakira Refos: Sarasota mover and shaker

After an exciting and productive meeting of the Black Lives Matter chapter of Sarasota, Shakira Refos sat down at Growler’s Pub. In between greeting almost everyone who walked through the door, Refos enjoyed a beer and answered a few questions for The Catalyst. The 32-year-old…

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Nurse Practitioner Erin Comerford joins the CWC staff

In August, the Counseling and Wellness Center (CWC) welcomed new nurse practitioner Erin Comerford. Comerford became a registered nurse in 1990 and later returned to school for her Master’s degree, becoming a nurse practitioner in 2000. “I mostly work with elderly people,” Comerford said, adding…

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Nurse Practitioner Michele Lipman joins CWC

When Michele Lipman is not baking something delicious or spending time with her golden retriever puppy, she is caring for and being “mom” to the students of New College. In August, the Counseling and Wellness Center (CWC) welcomed nurse practitioners Michele Lipman and Erin Comerford…

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LatinX club to promote more inclusivity

The beginning of the school year brought many new clubs to campus, including LatinX, a club that celebrates Latin American culture. Club president and founder, second-year Jennyfer Gonzalez, hopes to promote a safer campus and more inclusivity at New College. “Last year, my roommate and…

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