Tuesday’s midterm elections saw a steady turnout of voters at New Paltz Middle School. Electoral inspectors opened the polling place doors at 6 a.m., with hundreds of people passing through them before noon. New Paltz Town Supervisor Toni Hokanson was among the voters. She said the 50 percent turnout in […]
A mob of students and professors stood in front of the Humanities building. People yelled as they held picket signs that said, “Don’t strip our budget.” A camera close to the action captured students in bikinis and professors screaming out of megaphones. It was a protest against cutting $9 million […]
New Paltz alumni young and old speak about the jobs they secured after college, and what it took to dip their feet into the real world.
When Mitch Scott graduated from New Paltz this past May, he knew exactly what he wanted to do: teach English. The only problem was that nobody seemed to be hiring. “I attended Teacher Recruitment Day, applied to schools up and down the East Coast all summer, dropped off resumes in […]
I was watching The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King last night, for the millionth time, and still got the same sad, depressed feeling that I always get when a story I love comes to a close. What is wrong with me? I thought to myself, how can […]
If the radio is dead, someone needs to inform Brian Jones. Jones, 46, of Tivoli, N.Y. graduated from New Paltz in 1987 with a bachelor’s degree in communications/journalism. For the past two years, Jones has worked as the news director for several Pamal Broadcasting radio stations including WHUD-FM, WSPK-FM, WBPM-FM, […]
For the past 11 years, for a few days in October, film lovers flock to the small town of Woodstock in upstate New York, hoping to catch a glimpse of the reality of film making. It’s also a chance for people to possibly run into celebrities and to be the […]
Alex Storozynski graduated from New Paltz in 1983 with a degree in political science and minors in journalism and law & politics, and has gone on to achieve great things. He has written for publications such as The Chicago Tribune, and New York Post, and has written editorials for […]
Katie Koch graduated from New Paltz with a bachelor’s degree in communication disorders in December 2009, with no job prospects, and no idea what her future held. After a summer full of job searching, Koch discovered Miss Mella’s Footsteps to Learning Preschool in Coram, N.Y. She made a phone call, […]
Don’t kill your TV just yet! Production freelancer and businesswoman Ivey Elizabeth Haber designs sets for film and TV, like Play-Doh’s “Shape and Spin Elmo,” and when she’s not a freelance art production assistant in New York City, she’s a jack of all trades in fashion and media. Since September […]
Anilsa Nunez had only lived in the United States for three years before she started at New Paltz, and the transition to college life was not easy. “I couldn’t understand half of what people were saying to me,” she said. However, with the help of mentors along the way, Nunez […]
On Sunday morning, Meg Zanetich left her house with a notebook, a pen, and an agenda – cover the Boy Scout pancake breakfast. “Yes, the riveting journalism of the Hudson Valley,” she joked. “Hey, I take what I can get!” Zanetich, 24, graduated from SUNY New Paltz this August with […]
It was the bottom of the seventh inning on Thursday, May 6 and the State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz Hawks softball team was beating the hosted SUNY Cortland Red Dragons, the dominating school of the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC). After a defensive error by the Hawks, they lost the lead and lost the game.
Should a mosque be built just two blocks north of Ground Zero? Supporters cite their constitutional rights to build and pray, and claim that those against it are ignorant to the meaning of the religion of Islam. Opponents believe it is an unethical, insensitive operation, that will cause emotional distress […]
We can sit back and make as many excuses as we want, OR we could play active roles in improving our health, happiness and future.
If you’re looking to eat well and support local farms, Taliaferro Farms has a wide of range organic products (fruits and veggies, freshly baked artisan breads, meat and dairy products, local honey and maple syrup), and is located just a short distance from Main Street in New Paltz.
I like Chinese food. In fact, I once got a fortune that said just that: You love Chinese food. So it’s always been a huge bone of contention that when I come to New Paltz, I don’t have very many options. Now there’s even less. Sigh.
This summer’s state cigarette tax has caused many to snuff out their addictions, but this is not the case for many SUNY New Paltz smokers. The tax was instituted with the intent to discourage smokers for health reasons and create some deeply needed profits for the state. Since the tax […]