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.

The New York Times wrote a telling article last week, commenting on and analyzing the status of our state’s government. Liz Krueger, vice chair of the Senate Finance Committee and a well-respected voice in the state Senate, was quoted in the article. “Welcome to the Senate,” she said. “Or should I […]

  Since leaving Ulster County over 30 years ago, Renée Byer has become the senior photojournalist at the Sacramento Bee, won a Pulitzer Prize as well as a number of other awards. During the spring 2010 semester, journalism students at SUNY New Paltz will get the privilege of welcoming her […]

RecycleMania is a 10-week long competition between a number of both private and public universities to raise awareness for the three R’s: reduce, reuse and recycle. This will mark the second consecutive year SUNY New Paltz is participating. Lauren Brois, SUNY New Paltz’s Recycling Club president, said the rising social awareness for […]

  Students and New Paltz residents can now enjoy a cup of spiced hot cocoa, play a game of chess, catch a live show, attend a workshop or sit down with a consultant and talk about computer problems at the /Root Café: the grassroots tech café, pronounced “Slash Root Café.” Owner […]

The room was sweltering from the heat of blow dryers.  Most of the girls sat on the floor Indian style in front of floor-length mirrors and applied makeup to their freshly bronzed skin.  The amount of perfume in the air could make a person choke.  I was a 16-year-old preparing […]

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Jamie Michelman, a student ambassador for SUNY New Paltz, gives tours of residence halls to prospective students and their families, answering any questions they may have. Student ambassadors are paid to be knowledgeable and positive about the school, but there is one topic even they can’t say much about. “Parents […]

It’s 2 a.m. when SUNY New Paltz senior, Therese Cavalari, finally leaves work. She wears a black collared shirt, black dress pants, and a black apron with the Applebee’s logo on its left side. Her shirt is covered with marinara sauce stains and the bottom of her pant legs look […]

Ghost Mall really hates Slothbear, according to keyboardist Alex Letourneau. Self-proclaimed “summer drummer” Brian Deodat said much of the same about the other group in so many (more explicit) words, as did the “number one roadies,” unofficial band photographers and others passing through the narrow walls of 3A Church St., […]

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“Jen-na!” The lights were on and I was awake. I’d been sleeping on the floor of the bedroom I shared with my sister, where I slept all of that summer in 1999. I was nine years old and our great-grandmother had come to live with us. “Jen-na!” I got to my knees and […]

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