SUNY New Paltz students and faculty members rallied in front of the college’s Humanities Building Wednesday, March 24 in opposition to the Public Higher Education Empowerment and Innovation Act (PHEEIA) and the recently proposed $152 million in cuts to education funding. The crowd of students and SUNY professors chanted slogans like […]

Students and professors at SUNY New Paltz flocked to hear the now infamous former Gov. Eliot Spitzer speak about New York’s financial meltdown on March 11. More than 350 students and faculty members attended the event, eager to catch a glimpse of the ex-governor who made headlines after a prostitution […]

The National Bureau of Economic Research officially declared the United States in recession as of December 2007. While the consequences of the recession are apparent, animals have also fallen victim to the economic downturn. With so many people forced to cut corners, local shelters are not faring well. Shelters – […]

After two hours on our Adirondacks road trip, with my best pal Joe’s Volkswagen Jetta having all but melted in the sweltering August sun, we decided to break from the congested Northway. Our detour has brought us to Gaslight Village, a small, abandoned theme park overlooking Lake George. N.Y. Setting foot […]

I stand in line waiting to order. The college cafeteria is booming with the voices of students and I see some familiar faces. Some are on cell phones, others talking to friends. I glance at the fridge to choose a beverage , but a girl with glasses, wearing a gray pea coat, […]

All I could think about was advancing. Who would we be playing in the next round?  Where would we be playing next week? It was the bottom of the seventh and we were two outs away from knocking off the higher-seeded team from Wantagh, N.Y. It would have been the […]

Matt and I are chain smoking cigarettes on the walk back from the Museum of Modern Art. It’s this game we play to see who finishes their pack first. Matt’s a good friend of mine. He’s always a little cryptic but manages to get his point across in the end. […]

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ScheinMedia and the SUNY New Paltz Environmental Task Force, comprised of faculty members, students and the New Paltz community, hosted a public forum titled “The Future of Gas Drilling in New York State” on Monday, March 8 in the Lecture Center at SUNY New Paltz. The event was organized so that […]

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Julius Carallo, 62, recently separated from his wife of 25 years. A few years prior, his son Paul was murdered while attending school in California by Neo-Nazis. Clown Chips, however, seeks to get a laugh out of anyone he encounters, all with a smile painted permanently across his face. Three […]

It’s opening weekend for the new Twilight movie and I’m in a half-full theater with my college roommate, Aubrey. We both said we didn’t want to go, yet we found ourselves splitting a bag of popcorn and being sandwiched between 14-year-old girls adorned in Twilight paraphernalia. Aubrey and I have […]

With coffee shops on campus and around New Paltz, how does someone decide where to get their caffeine fix? A recent visit to five popular cafés revealed that the furthest walk from campus leads you to the best flavor and ambiance. Each shop was evaluated and rated based on coffee […]

A soft light travels through a cylindrical tube, slowly flashing as it glides, different colors emitting brightly. Meanwhile, fiber optics light mirrors as music blares from an iPod. A disco ball spins slowly above a sheepskin rug. Sound like the newest club or bar? Think again. This is the Snoezelen room, […]

As the second half of the spring semester approaches, SUNY New Paltz clubs and organizations must prepare to meet deadlines to file for funding from the Student Association (SA). Acquiring money from SA is a process. Organizations will need to submit a budget request by March 22 for next year’s […]

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On Sunday evenings, employees at Backstage Café at Parker Theater are required to discard all food not sold over the weekend. When the café closes at 6 p.m., shelves are cleared and containers of premade salads, sandwiches and pastries all go in the trash. Food waste on campus happens daily. […]

There are so many other things going on in life, like school, work or what’s going to happen next on “Lost.” Who has time to listen to a bunch of bloated politicians when you’ve got papers due and bills to pay? Who needs to pay attention to state government? We […]

The heat over the stove began to overwhelm Ginger Lopez, a pasta chef in the dining area of the Student Union, as sweat began to form along her brow. The hungry students wipe their foreheads as well, but through it all, Lopez was able to maintain composure and even crack a few […]

It’s about midnight. The snow is relentless and my brother Pat and I are curious. “Let’s go outside and check out the carnage,” Pat suggests. “Look at all the trees down in front of Uncle Mikey’s house. Oh shit, and to the left of the pool, too! This is crazy!” […]

By: Pamela Alvarez, Lindsey Claro, Michael Grob, Andrea Vendegna Description: This group used the Potter Box as well as other principles, to determine whether or not the release and distribution of the controversial photo taken of Lance Cpl. Bernard was ethical or not.

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