Reposted with permission from The Legislative Gazette By Emma Misiaszek Despite layoffs, a loss of revenue and grim economic projections, a majority of upstate New York business owners agree that public health is the most important thing right now, and that the economy can wait. In a poll Sponsored by […]
By: Samantha King When the curtains opened on the stage at the Holy Family School, 5-year-old Nya Henry was surrounded by smoke that went with the fire in her eyes from the excitement of performing for the first time. She was a kindergartener, front and center on stage dancing for […]
The SUNY New Paltz Biology Department welcomes all students to the campus greenhouse outside the Coykendall Science Building every Thursday beginning Oct. 10. Students can attend between 1-4 p.m. until Thursday, Dec. 5. The event is open to the public. The department aims to educate students and the community about […]
The elusive farm where suffering animals go to live and that parents have been telling their children about for ages actually exists and can be found in the Hudson Valley. Although you probably won’t find your childhood pet at Catskill Animal Sanctuary, you’ll come face to face with 300 farm […]
In 2008, the turnout of voters between the ages 18-29 was the second highest in history as young people rallied behind Barack Obama and propelled him to victory, according to CIRCLE, a nonpartisan research center at Tufts University. According to a study by the Pew research center, young voters made […]
Edited and packaged by Austin Kong How can a nonprofit, educational and cultural charitable theater survive during the COVID-19 pandemic? Movie theaters are among many entertainment businesses that don’t have a clear pathway to recovery. The Rosendale Theatre Collective is a nonprofit, independent company dedicated to preserving the historic Rosendale […]
In the world of COVID-19, keeping an active social circle can be hard. Lucky for one group, they’ve discovered a fantasyland that they can travel to at any time they want. The land in question is the one of “Dungeons & Dragons,” a fantasy roleplaying game created in 1974 by […]
Republished with permission from the Legislative Gazette On November 10th, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the legislation S.52A/A.5991A into law that would protect New Yorkers’ First Amendment rights from strategic lawsuits aimed at intimidating critics, journalists, or activists. In a SLAPP lawsuit, an acronym for a “strategic lawsuit against public participation,” […]
SUNY New Paltz Faculty Senate passed a resolution on Dec. 3, co-authored by Scott Minkoff and Brian Obach, that calls for the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America (TIAA) to end their investments into the fossil fuel industry. SUNY New Paltz is a large client of TIAA. “How can […]
Republished with permission from The Legislative Gazette. Two days before Thanksgiving, State University of New York Chancellor Jim Malatras announced that SUNY campuses have finished mandatory testing of students on campus with 152,788 tests conducted with a positivity rate of 0.63 percent between November 9 and November 23. SUNY Upstate […]
COVID-19 has wrecked our world like we’ve never seen before. Businesses were forced to shut down, streets remained quiet for months and homes turned into offices. The movie industry was especially hit by the pandemic. The shutdown of movie theaters all across the world stopped films from being screened live. […]
Two disabled homeless women struggle to survive and search for affordable housing, in Kingston, during a global pandemic.
Edited and packaged by Lara Morales “Regardless of the pandemic, I would have entered a virtual horse show simply for the fun of it.” Elise Slayton of Pittsburgh, PA. Kristy Doyle wasn’t expecting to show this year because her mare had just given birth to a foal. However, when virtual […]
Patrick Dati, rape survivor of notorious serial killer John Wayne Gacy, reflects on his abusive life in his book: “I Am Me: Survivor of Child Abuse and Bullying Speaks Out.” As a survivor of Gacy, Dati’s story immediately hit news outlets, and his experiences of domestic abuse, whether familial or marital, shed light on sexual violence and domestic abuse.
Edited and Packaged by Jared Castañeda “In a country that produces so much, no one should ever be hungry. But they are.” Diana Smith, Founder of the SUNY New Paltz Food Pantry The Hungry Hudson Valley: SUNY New Paltz Food Pantry Pastor Dianna Smith had only established the food pantry […]
Story edited and packaged by Jake Mauriello Between Feb. 2020 and March 2020, nearly 160,000 New Yorkers lost their jobs. The reason: COVID-19. This number represents more than unemployment. It represents thousands of people who will soon find themselves unable to easily obtain food. This is commonly referred to as food […]
Edited and Packaged by Diana Testa College seniors share their personal experiences dealing with the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic. Nothing feels real. I got an email from my professor today talking about assignments that are due and it was almost a shock, like I had forgotten that I was still in […]
In the digital age, cyberstalking is now a threat to many people who keep sacred information online, especially women with abusive partners.
Edited and Packaged by Samantha King Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered Broadway theaters to close on March 12, and many will remain dark for the foreseeable future. Originally the closure lasted only one month, but it has since been extended multiple times. On Oct. 9 the Broadway League announced that Broadway […]
The National Independent Venues Association is trying to build support as concert halls that lack federal funding are on the brink of closing. Edited by Nick Califra Picture this—you’re sitting in a padded seat in the middle of a theater, silent except for the sound of people around you flipping […]
Emma Cariello explores the niche appeal the A24 film studio brings to young moviegoers and what makes their works so iconic. – Edited and packaged by Jared LaBrecque
A Q&A with researcher Dr. Maria Saxton reveals the environmental impacts and other benefits of tiny house living, written by Gillian Hamilton.
Edited and packaged by Megan Wilson That same sly and goofy smile I knew from years ago greeted me when he picked up my FaceTime call. Krishna Chetan, 21, was slumped in his bed with his white Adidas baseball cap struggling to cover his long, curly brown locks. The brim […]