Poetry by Prince Quamina

Poem submitted by Prince QuaminaNational Poetry Month 2020 The Miner's Wife what would one of those workers findon a day in the life?those heat workers; workingthe canyons and this land,like, our hips when we walkand our jaws when we talk.  laboring day in, day outwhile sediment,…

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Poetry by Jan Burgos-Greer

Poem submitted by Jan Burgos-GreerNational Poetry Month 2020 Love merchant Love merchantlet me barter my heart This ruby cracked stone does not suffice It leads me to happiness that fades at night It creates mirages of paradise at a barren sight It whispers sweet nothings…

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Inclusive campus climate: anticipating a change in the “weather”
One of New College's distinguishing features are the narrative evaluations used in lieu of traditional letter or number grades. However, this creates complications when a student needs to provide a GPA for an application.

Inclusive campus climate: anticipating a change in the “weather”

Submission by the Committee on Campus Climate and Culture ("4C") Bill Woodson, chair Hugo Viera-Vargas and Jessica Young,  faculty representatives Duane Khan and Sheila Foley, staff representatives Alexandra Barbat and Steven Keshishian, student representatives Donald O'Shea and David Harvey, ex officio Many in our community…

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Submission: What admins miss about building community
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Submission: What admins miss about building community

Submitted by Isaac Denner I recently stumbled upon a copy of SRQmag sitting in the Ringling museum’s art library. The cover was graced with the image of a fellow New College of Florida (NCF) student, second-year Emma Gonzalez. Curious if the magazine featured any commentary…

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Submission: Creepy chronicles of our college campus

Submitted by Caroline Newberg Content warnings: illness, depression, demons, anything of that sort.  This year I was an Orientation Leader. For one of my events, I decided to write a ghost tour combining some of the stories that I had heard from my friends, professors,…

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Submission: Oh my gourd: a paper on pumpkins

Submitted by Charlie Leavengood In our global world, it’s easy to forget that certain foods were once tied to specific land and cultures. The pumpkin originated in Central America, notably in modern-day Mexico. Today, pumpkins are grown on six continents. Pumpkins were believed to have…

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Submission: the ethics of escalation
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Submission: the ethics of escalation

Submitted by Isaac Denner A few weeks ago, an incident occurred in Palm Court. A student and a police officer got into an argument about another student, who, the cop claimed, had been concealing an alcoholic beverage. The first student was handcuffed.   The entire…

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Been there, done that

A column answering real questions based on personal experiences By Sydney Rosenthal I just started seeing someone and I am really unsure sometimes. I go through these cycles of overthinking and worrying that make me cry and need space from him or want to end…

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Been there, done that

The NEW New College advice column By Sydney Rosenthal Question:How do you restore a close friendship after cutting off all communication for a period of time? I picked this question because this is something that I’ve been contemplating myself. Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year,…

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