Tips and tricks for having an ESA on campus
Tassie, residential ESA, being adorable and stretching. Photo courtesy of London Weier.

Tips and tricks for having an ESA on campus

Emotional support animals (ESA) can be found all over New College’s campus, whether it’s a dog playing fetch on Z Green or a cat being carried around in a backpack—or perhaps you’ve even spotted students being pulled around on a skateboard by a dog? ESAs…

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Fall 2021 Finals Week Haiku Contest: Celebrating the end of another semester
This semester has flown by, but these haikus written and submitted by students, faculty and employees let us here at the Catalyst look back on it fondly.

Fall 2021 Finals Week Haiku Contest: Celebrating the end of another semester

Another semester has come to a close, and emotions are running high. Not only are students and faculty preoccupied with final exams and assignments, but this fall semester has marked something of a "return to normal" for New College—the resurgence of in-person classes, Walls, off-campus…

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Bird Graveyard short story contest submissions

For The Bird Graveyard Short Story Contest, there were plenty of submissions that made the most of an unorthodox prompt, which required contestants to select an image from the @birdgraveyard instagram account and write a story around it. Here are some of the best: https://www.instagram.com/p/BuUy-clFF0v/?igshid=1c15lwsjvhsb5…

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Poems and Photos from Valentine’s Day 2021

In celebration of romance during times of COVID, the Catalyst opened submissions from current students for poems and images of love. He is my favorite poem Though he remains unwritten Too personal for paper Too intimate for ink Anonymous Third-years 23 & Tony Is it…

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Submission: Working From Home

Submitted by Anna Wright It is difficult to work from home.There is little incentive to put on clothesOr get out of bed just to sit in a sunken chairOr eat I am depressed. And anxious,As if there are little cameras here watchingAnd I have to…

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Spooky six-word story contest

One never knows what lurks in the dark corners of New College nights. Sometimes, short doesn’t mean sweet… The Catalyst received a plethora of submissions for spooky six-word stories from students, staff and faculty. Our staff voted on our favorites. Congratulations to all of the…

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Op-Ed: Why Quizbowl is a sport
Photo courtesy of NCF Quizbowl The Quizbowl team posed at the Early Fall Tournament.

Op-Ed: Why Quizbowl is a sport

Submitted by Carlos Gonzalez I was one of many stunned by the announcement of an online NCF merchandise shop. While some chose to tease the shop for its offering of NCF-branded golf balls, apparel and barbecue equipment, I want to draw attention to the NCF…

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Poetry submission: “Melt with me”

Submitted by Ra Cohen ('14) CW: adult themes I’m oft at a loss due to candyfloss thoughts dancing about in my mind. All fine and dandy... — until I get randy.Once wet, they suddenly unwind. Candyfloss thoughts pleasingly or teasingly intrude on my writing seemingly unceasingly.Crosswords in bed... Generous…

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Poetry by Samantha Krell

Poem submitted by Samantha KrellNational Poetry Month 2020 Help Us, Oh God, To Understand What did you do for food?      A.   sewed; a stitch for every cent      B.   prayed arms folded aching    knees      C.   a woman should not…

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