First-year, first semester: new students offer insight to on-campus life for Fall 2022
A table of first-year students eating lunch in the Hamilton "Ham" Center, shortly after fall classes first began. Photo taken by Brynn Halpern.

First-year, first semester: new students offer insight to on-campus life for Fall 2022

First-year students have started their college experiences this academic year with a constant stream of tropical storms and at the tail-end of a pandemic. With the misaligned syllabi and stressful schedules, it seemed like the end of this semester wasn't in sight for first-timers here…

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Eight student discounts to start taking advantage of
A portion of the 2018 Orchid Show, "Endless Forms," at the Selby Gardens.

Eight student discounts to start taking advantage of

College is almost universally known as a time where money may be tighter than usual. Teens are taught that after high school, the more schooling you receive, the higher your salary after graduation may be—but until the student reaches the aforementioned goal they are left…

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It’s 3 o’ clock somewhere: tea shops in Sarasota
A picture of 941 Tea House’s charming interior. Photo courtesy of Aria Lockman.

It’s 3 o’ clock somewhere: tea shops in Sarasota

It’s no secret that Sarasota is a unique and diverse city in Florida, providing lots of variety for the people who live here. Ranging from diverse cultures to diverse people traveling in from all over the country, Sarasota offers something for everyone. One potential hidden…

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Annual Powerlifting Mock Meet shows off the strength of student community
Thesis student Karsyn Prescott lifting 200 pounds before a supportive group of their peers. Photo taken by Chloe Rusek.

Annual Powerlifting Mock Meet shows off the strength of student community

Do you even lift, bro? The New College Powerlifting Team does, and they’re ready to show off their hard work. After a semester of training, the annual Powerlifting Mock Meet went down on Nov. 18 from 7 to 9 p.m., in which students tested their…

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Songs You Should Hear: International Bangers Edition
A collage of album covers from this edition of Songs You Should Hear: International Bangers Edition.

Songs You Should Hear: International Bangers Edition

Music is a universally enjoyed pastime, passion and profession. Whether or not the lyrics are easily understood, music transcends language and communicates via emotions through melodies and notes. For this edition of Songs You Should Hear, take a journey through Europe, East Asia and Central…

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Visions of the Black Experience Film Festival: a window into black culture and intellectualism
Photo from 2nd Annual Visions of the Black Experience | Boxser Diversity Initiative.

Visions of the Black Experience Film Festival: a window into black culture and intellectualism

The Visions of the Black Experience Film Festival was a chance for New College students to discuss pressing issues revolving around African medical care, decolonizing education and African American historical figures. The festival was held on Nov. 10 through 12 at the Mildred Sainer Pavilion…

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Previewing Stupid F*cking Bird: Chekhov’s “The Seagull” Twice Removed
Second-year Mars Frambles rocking out during rehearsal. Photo taken by Sophia Brown.

Previewing Stupid F*cking Bird: Chekhov’s “The Seagull” Twice Removed

Provided one pardons the French of an old Russian play in new clothes, there’s something to be said of thesis student and director KC Casey’s rendition of Aaron Posner’s Stupid Fucking Bird—a triumph two-and-a-half years in the making—that’s managed to capture the Novo imagination. Perhaps…

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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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Cheap, easy and delicious food recipes for college students
A typical New College Z dorm kitchen. (Courtesy of Isaac Tellechea.)

Cheap, easy and delicious food recipes for college students

For college students, food can be a part of the everyday routine that is often overlooked, due to leading busy lives occupied by school, work and extracurricular activities. At New College, this issue can also be exacerbated by the perceived lack of quality food available…

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Vampire COUP 2022 a bloodcurdling success
The Gothic Ball surrounding the Banyan tree. Photo courtesy of Aria Lockman.

Vampire COUP 2022 a bloodcurdling success

Crowded venues, awesome decorations and lack of water? What more would you expect from New College’s first Center of the Universe Party (COUP) of the academic year? This semester’s Vampire COUP and the campus-wide Halloween party for the 2022-2023 COUP season was hosted by thesis…

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