Getting into the New College yoga craze
A flier for Dr. Nick Gensmer's Yoga for Wellness. (Courtesy of the CWC.)

Getting into the New College yoga craze

New College students have been tapping into their spirituality and centering themselves thanks to the plethora of yoga classes available on campus: “Yoga for Wellness: A Vinyasa Flow Class” led by Counseling & Wellness Center (CWC) Postdoctoral Fellow and Psychologist Nick Gensmer, “A Yoga Class…

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A culture of combat: taking the gloves off of Fight Club
First-year Chris Rodriguez (left) and Fight Club Instructor and thesis student Barbara "Babs" Monteiro (right) practicing a combo of kickboxing strikes. (Credit: Mark McDermott)

A culture of combat: taking the gloves off of Fight Club

If one needs proof that every inch of the Novo is blessed with venom, they need to look no further than Fight Club. Beginning life as a Muay Thai kickboxing and Shotokan karate club in Fall 2021, Fight Club has given way to a constructive…

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Competitive basketball team to start at New College
Capture of the scrimmage at the first meeting of the club. (Taken by Chloe Rusek.)

Competitive basketball team to start at New College

New College basketball fans, get ready, because campus is getting its first ever competitive basketball team. Founded by third-year and Catalyst staff writer Isaac Tellechea, the basketball club is “as much of a team as we can be at New College.” Tellechea has aspirations for…

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He’s chess not that into you: Scandal and scorn in the world of professional chess
A recent scandal has rocked the world of professional chess, which thus far has culminated in a lawsuit. Photo courtesy of Pexels.com.

He’s chess not that into you: Scandal and scorn in the world of professional chess

Things are getting hot and heavy in the world of professional chess.   Chess world champion and grandmaster Magnus Carlsen was dethroned this September after nine years of being number one. Carlsen resigned, or surrendered, after the second move in an online match with successor 19-year-old…

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An uncharted future for NCF eSports
A desktop gaming setup with a monitor, RGB keyboard, and gaming chair Photo credit: Evgeniy Parilov at Dreamstime.com

An uncharted future for NCF eSports

As with all things New College, the campus’ past involvement in the college sports ecosystem has been unorthodox. New College’s stake in the competitive sports space is the burgeoning battlefield of competitive gaming (also known as eSports), but NCF eSports’ greatest opponent in the present…

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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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New College Of Florida Quizbowl Team makes it to nationals
This year's national college tournament took place at the University of Minnesota from Apr. 9 to 10. Photo courtesy of Adrienne Hill.

New College Of Florida Quizbowl Team makes it to nationals

On Apr. 10, the New College of Florida Quizbowl team continued its impressive legacy by competing on the national level, having already made it past regionals.  “Go ahead, go to the trophy cases at the back of Ham Center, and look for all the trophies…

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New Crew’s journey towards inclusive rowing, featuring Oxford coach John Hill
New Crew SRQ promotes itself as an inclusive and adaptive collegiate rowing club. Photo courtesy of Anton Khlopotov,

New Crew’s journey towards inclusive rowing, featuring Oxford coach John Hill

Rowing coach John Hill from Oxford, England was teaching one of his adult beginner classes when he first heard about New College’s rowing team, New Crew SRQ, from a New College Foundation member. One Zoom call later with Founder and Head Coach of New Crew,…

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