Reinventing the role of NCSA President: 10 Questions with Sofia Lombardi
A photo of now-NCSA President second-year Grace Keenan (left) and former NCSA President third-year Sofia Lombardi (right). At the time this photo was taken (Sept. 2021) Lombardi was President and Keenan was Chief of Staff.

Reinventing the role of NCSA President: 10 Questions with Sofia Lombardi

Between the myriad of unpredictable, confusing and oftentimes frightening developments on New College’s campus over the past two years—the rise of the coronavirus pandemic, several on-campus intrusions, various legislation in Tallahassee that would have threatened the integrity of New College and its students and the…

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A look at Sarasota’s best bike trails
Biking can give students in the Sarasota area over the summer the chance to explore the city. Photo courtesy Cole Zelznak. A live stream of the Sept. 30 Critical Mass, in which dozens of student bikers participated, can be found on the NCF Catalyst Facebook.

A look at Sarasota’s best bike trails

Summer is just around the corner—and for students remaining on campus or who live in the area, this can mean having the time to explore what Sarasota and Bradenton have to offer without classes to keep in mind. One of the best ways to explore…

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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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Dance Collective Spring 2022 Showcase: the rise of a new administration team
Student dancers from the Dance Collective Spring Showcase posing in their final formation.

Dance Collective Spring 2022 Showcase: the rise of a new administration team

As chills went down the dancers’ backs as they waited backstage, the lights in the Mildred Sainer Auditorium faded to black as the music was queued in the control room and ready to play. The Dance Collective Administrators moved around with the dancers, keeping them…

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[New] Tech_Volume 2: Nintendo Switch Sports and Overwatch 2 Beta
This second edition of [New] Tech brings you reviews of two of the latest games on the market: Nintendo Switch Sports and Overwatch 2 Beta. Photo courtesy of Pexels.

[New] Tech_Volume 2: Nintendo Switch Sports and Overwatch 2 Beta

In this second edition of [New] Tech we cover some [New] developments in gaming, with the update and re-release of Wii Sports on the Nintendo Switch and the beginning of the Overwatch 2 Beta.  Nintendo Switch Sports The release of Wii Sports has been long…

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“Tangled” in New Prom: An aesthetic retrospective
Candles and roses rested as centerpieces of the tables adorned with purple flowers and crumbled up “Wanted” posters featuring Tangled’s prominent character Flynn Rider.

“Tangled” in New Prom: An aesthetic retrospective

After two years of the coronavirus pandemic blocking students from hosting and attending large public events, New Prom finally returned to campus in all its glory, this time sporting themes based off the Disney film Tangled. Leading up to Apr. 23, many bought dresses and…

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A new wave of McCarthyism and censorship quietly sweeps the country
An altered image of an anti-Russian movie poster. Photo courtesy of history.com.

A new wave of McCarthyism and censorship quietly sweeps the country

In the United States, we ever so proudly laud our achievements with civil liberties. Guarantees to the freedom of press, speech and equality of treatment are our blood-bone. The very fabric of democratized society is stone carved and enameled upon unalienable rights. Yet, as the…

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Climate change education takes puppet form in The Fog
“Welcome to Icy Land” sign on the set of The Fog. Photo courtesy of Nancy Nassif.

Climate change education takes puppet form in The Fog

New College experiences a slew of productions from the likes of Performance at New College (PANC) and, starting up again this semester, the Windmill Theater Company throughout each academic school year. After two and a half years of collaboration, co-writers, co-directors, co-producers and New College…

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Recapping the VIP Weekend and Admitted Students Day
This year's Admitted Students Day let future Novos mingle at the bayfront and get acquainted with some of the clubs and services on campus.

Recapping the VIP Weekend and Admitted Students Day

On Apr. 7, the New College of Florida hosted 25 admitted students of color for the Valuing Inclusivity Program (VIP) Weekend. These hopeful future Novo Collegiates were able to shadow different students and get a firsthand account of student life in the classes available—one of…

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