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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2021 Employee Satisfaction Survey reveals subpar work environment
College Hall (left) and Cook Hall (right), found at New College's bay front.

2021 Employee Satisfaction Survey reveals subpar work environment

The 2021 Employee Satisfaction Survey Report recently came out with a shocking Net Promoter score of -35.7, but what does this score really mean?  “Originally developed as a measure of customer satisfaction, the employee NPS is a measurement of an employee’s willingness to recommend their…

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NCF garage sale raises funding for Valentine’s COUP
One of the many tables selling wares on Feb. 6, this one displaying a collection of rocks and crystals.

NCF garage sale raises funding for Valentine’s COUP

On Feb. 6, several thrifty students sought out to buy others’ wares at an open garage sale for significantly reduced prices. Tables were hauled and set down at The Nook as boxes were unpacked and clothes were spread out on tablecloths. The host, third-year Nicholas…

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Songs You Should Hear: upbeat beginnings of the spring semester
This week's SYSH aims to lift your spirits as we all settle into the spring semester.

Songs You Should Hear: upbeat beginnings of the spring semester

After winter break and the Independent Study Project (ISP) period, everyone returns to the regular beat of classes, tutorials and extracurricular activities that overloads our Google calendars. This edition of Songs You Should Hear is packed with songs to get you out of bed and…

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Chronicling live music post-COVID-19, featuring latest New College sensation Freelancer
glass beach performing at the Jacksonville venue, Archetype.

Chronicling live music post-COVID-19, featuring latest New College sensation Freelancer

In early 2020, in-person gatherings for live music performances had to be put on hold indefinitely. For months, musicians across the globe had to cancel tours and resort to playing live music the only safe way that they could: virtual concerts hosted over the Internet.…

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An attempted history of D-Funk: former hosts offer their stories
The Nook, an oasis of light in the Florida darkness, and the traditional location of every D-Funk.

An attempted history of D-Funk: former hosts offer their stories

Both time-honored tradition and convenient excuse for weeknight inhibition lowering, D-Funk is a cornerstone of student social life. Held in the Nook, located just outside of Hamilton “Ham” Center’s Old Mail Room, D-Funk—sometimes held on Tuesdays, sometimes held on Thursdays—is marked by casual drinking, the…

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Food safety and quality concerns: opinions from students and response from Metz
A piece of melted plastic found in a student's green beans at Ham. Photo provided by Telle Fugett.

Food safety and quality concerns: opinions from students and response from Metz

There are numerous positives to attending a university as small as New College: the small class sizes, walkable campus and close-knit community are readily listed among the benefits. But, for students, one of the most impactful consequences of this atomity is the highly limited food…

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