It’s finals week at the State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz and many students are staying up late to get papers done and study for exams. The vicious cycle of staying up late to finish projects and cram for tests only to wake up early for class is never-ending. […]

As a horn blew, a long boat manned by six people in karate gi’s raced down the Wallkill River. They were up against a group of Oompa Loompas and a raft filled with super heroes protecting a cardboard city. Moments before, a pirate ship had taken on water and sunk. […]

Faculty and students filed into the Honor’s Center, anxious to hear professors from the State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz read their original poetry. The room went quiet as Howard Good, one of the night’s featured poets, approached the podium to announce Dennis Doherty as the first […]

From the ailing elderly to the young with pre-existing conditions, small business owners to students at the State University of New York at New Paltz and beyond, discussion of the recent passage of health care reforms continues as American citizens wait to see how the new legislation will be implemented […]

The white walls of Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art were perfectly lined with the framed work of Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist, Renée C. Byer. Only the humming of the projector can be heard in the vacant gallery as she quietly prepares for her speech. As guests start to flood into […]

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Over the past few months, headlines have focused on certain provisions within the new health care reform bill. Americans have been told that reforms will allow for 32 million uninsured Americans to be covered, will cost $940 billion dollars over 10 years, allow students to stay on their parents’ insurance […]

Alton Campbell is a Hasbrouck employee by day, graphic novelist by night. He disguises himself with a blue or orange shirt and matching visor. He quietly serves students salad, and refreshes cheese by the panini machines. When he goes home, he enters a new world—a post-apocalyptic world—where a hero with […]

Deana and I were laughing about something Jeff had said when his green Chevy Trailblazer hit the deer. The laughter stopped, and with only one headlight beaming, we walked outside to check the damage. The grill was bent and bloody hair was sticking out of it. We saw the limp deer […]

It’s hard to know which politicians in Albany can be trusted. After reporting on them for more than four months, the thought of a lawmaker whose main concern does not ultimately lie with their own well-being is laughable. Even when I begin to feel good about a lawmaker, I remember […]

“Attention professors of New Paltz: you really need to stop calling upon me when my hand is neither raised nor has it twitched since you walked in. I know that this stolid face of mine that you see looking in your general area through the obscurity of tapering eyelids looks like […]

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The use of medical marijuana is now legal in 14 states, with at-home cultivation legal in 13. According to the $136.2 billion Senate Democratic budget plan — which passed 32-29 along party lines in late March 2010 and included a provision that would allow the legal use of medical marijuana — […]

For his lighting design work on the set of the SUNY New Paltz production “Red Masquerade,” the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) recognized fourth-year student Mark Krasnov for his excellence at its annual conference for theatre industry professionals. At the USITT design expo in Kansas City, M.O., with […]

This semester, the New Paltz Rugby Football Club will celebrate its 25th anniversary, and the team is looking to improve on past disappointments. A year ago, the team had their entire exhibition season suspended after a number of off-the-field incidents involving club members. They followed up with a winless season […]

New York environmentalists may be cheering louder than usual this coming Earth Day as proposed legislation could ban pesticide use on school grounds. The legislation, which would make the use of certain pesticides illegal on K-12 school and daycare grounds in the state, is getting ready to come to a vote […]

Eli Davis Siems has been smoking for two years. When he was a high school student, everyone used to smoke after school and during lunch breaks. Today, the first-year English major smokes four to five cigarettes a day—two packs a week—mostly after class or a meal. In a 2008 National Survey on Drug […]

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