The Catalyst is an academic tutorial and student-run newspaper sponsored by Dr. Maria Vesperi. New College opened to students in 1964 and the newspaper was founded soon after that. The paper emerged from a hiatus in the 1980s as its current form in Fall 1992. The paper had been printing and distributing campus-wide until the COVID-19 pandemic abruptly forced operations online, and the Catalyst will continue to be distributed virtually until further notice. 

For ad placement and pricing in addition to feedback regarding the website, please email

Staff Profiles

Editor in Chief

Anna Lynn Winfrey

Anna Lynn is a thesis student studying Human Geography from Denver, CO. She enjoys baking bread, cooking elaborate meals for herself and reading books before going to sleep. 

Managing Editor

Sophia Brown

Sophia Brown is a second-year student from Lutz, Florida. She’s interested in English and Writing Studies, but also enjoys music and theater in her spare time, unfortunately for those within earshot. 

Copy Editor

Claire Newberg

Claire Newberg is a fourth-year literature AOC. She enjoys watching Netflix, playing guitar, and reading tarot cards. 

Online Editor

Ky Miller

Ky is a thesising Anthropology and Environmental Studies double AOC with a particular interest in community based conservation. In her spare time, she enjoys drawing, hiking and watching too many telenovelas.

Staff Writers

Sofia Jimenez

Sofia Jimenez is a fourth-year thesis student studying humanities. She enjoys taking dance classes, herbalism and film. Ask her about her national student exchange experience she’ll talk your ear off!

Chris Wing

Chris Wing is a first-year student from South Florida. He enjoys reading books, listening to music, and wants to write stories of his own someday.

Isaac Tellechea

Isaac is a first-year working on an AOC in Creative Writing. He hopes to one day work in the film industry. 

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Arthur (Mac) Miller,, Prof Emeritus

    Fine staff . . . fun profiles! Excellent focus on substance and relevance of Florida and national news on the relevant concerns of NCF.

  2. Jason

    A great team!

Leave a Reply