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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Professors Emily Carr and Avni Vyas bring poetry, tarot and creative writing out of the classroom and into the wild
Copies of Little God are available for students to check out at no cost in the Writing Resource Center (WRC). Photo taken by Sophia Brown.

Professors Emily Carr and Avni Vyas bring poetry, tarot and creative writing out of the classroom and into the wild

New College’s Creative Writing program is almost three years old at this point; spearheaded in Spring 2020 by Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Emily Carr, New College students have only recently been introduced to the world of experimental creative writing and poetry in practice.…

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Celebrating Women’s History Month with the HERstory Panel
From left to right: Nikole Parker, Jada McNeill, President Patricia Okker, Valerie Buchand and Emily Fairchild.

Celebrating Women’s History Month with the HERstory Panel

The “HERstory” panel, once a webinar, was hosted in-person for the first time on Mar. 17 in the Jane Bancroft Cook Library. Moderated by Associate Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies Emily Fairchild, the event focused on how the panelists are creating their own HERstory.…

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Unbanning Maus with Professor Jessica Young
A crowd of students and faculty gathered in the library on Feb. 17 to do a group reading of several selected pages from Maus.

Unbanning Maus with Professor Jessica Young

On Jan. 10, approximately two weeks before Holocaust Memorial day, the McMinn Country School Board in Tennessee unanimously voted to ban Art Speigelman’s Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel Maus. As part of what some have identified as a larger effort to censor books dealing with critical…

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Double Knit: the stories of Diana Hayes
Catalyst staff member Michala Head met with Diana Hayes, author of the Double Knit series which chronicles her life living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

Double Knit: the stories of Diana Hayes

  During my recent trip to Hendersonville, North Carolina, I had a chance to sit down with Double Knit author Diana Jane Hayes, and her partner and caregiver, Chuck Hayes. The Double Knit books are autobiographies that chronicle Diana’s life and how she has faced…

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Turning the page on a new week at the comic shop

As comics continue to be one of the strongest and most consistent inspirations for modern television and film adaptations, we take a look at some of the most intriguing stories to hit the shelves this past month.   Champions #1 (Marvel)   In the aftermath…

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