Holiday spending makes up 19% of total annual retail sales according to the National Retail Federation, the largest retail trade association. This year, the National Retail Federation anticipates that consumers will spend a total of $942 billion in order to find the perfect gift. Sure, you could shop at Amazon, […]
Whether you plan to sell homemade jewelry, advertise your club, swap second-hand clothing, provide fresh baked goods for students, or anything in that realm, the Thursday market on the Excelsior Concourse is an ideal location for anyone searching for an open audience. Managed by Campus Auxiliary Services, the weekly market […]
The legalization of sports gambling in New York State introduced an incredible influx of cash to the state economy.
Renting in New Paltz can be complicated. Here’s what to expect and some tips and tricks for students.
Do you want to become a sports agent? If you do. read the stories of two people’s paths to joining the business.
Becoming an amazing radio host on SUNY New Paltz’s station doesn’t have to be scary — it’s actually achievable by following a couple of simple steps. One of the most beautiful things about SUNY New Paltz is that there is a club tailored to fit every personality that wanders through […]
Reader, your prayers have been answered. They thought it impossible. They thought me a madman. They told me I was unnecessarily endangering myself for no reason — but I did it anyway. I ate every grilled cheese in New Paltz so you don’t have to. Ever since I was a […]
It’s a Saturday night, and a trio of college students are finally able to put their schoolwork on the sidelines for a night. The flier reads “Doors at 8:30 p.m., show at 9 — $7 Cover.” Knowing there’s no rush, they show up late, and the first band has already […]
In recent years, Hollywood has been pouring money, time and resources into the Hudson Valley. The New York Times reported that in the late 2010s, Hollywood spent over $100 million toward building a large production studio at a former IBM complex in Ulster. And over the first three quarters of […]
A guide for SUNY New Paltz students to stay safe while having fun. For college students, every weekend is taken as an opportunity to party. For some, letting off steam from a tough workweek can take the form of heavy drinking, skimpy outfits and bars/parties. Although it is ingrained in […]
As the semester reaches the midpoint and the workload increases, you may be finding yourself struggling to figure out how to handle the additional workload while staying involved in the campus community and maintaining a social life. For most students, this is the moment where they’re beginning to realize which […]
In 2018, suicide was the second leading cause of death among 10-24 year olds, according to the United Health Foundation. During the pandemic, rates of depression and anxiety only increased among teenagers due to isolation, according to the World Health Organization. This affects not only the teenagers who take their […]
Touring is an emotional roller coaster of highs and lows. See how a young musician faces the challenges of the road while fully embracing his craft. Macky (Mckinley) Spider Bowman, 20, is the drummer for The Bobby Lees, an up-and-coming band born right here in the Hudson Valley that has […]
COVID-19 made college life extremely difficult for students in 2020. For AJ Lando, it was merely the rotten cherry on top of the neglected, fly-infested sundae that had become her life. While most college students spent their time in quarantine studying or maintaining some semblance of a social life, AJ […]
Sarah Hartstein speaks about her band and growing as a young woman in music. Sarah Hartstein has always written songs. She sang in her car, with her mother, and remembersbeing in her first house when she was a little girl trying to write a song at the kitchen table usingrandom […]
Despite the fact that the United States is among the wealthiest nations on the planet, it is still home to one of the largest homeless populations in the world. According to an annual point-in-time count by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, approximately 580,466 people experienced homelessness in 2020. […]
The LGBTQ community was already marginalized and in greater need of mental health services. In the eyes of many health professionals, the coronavirus pandemic only made that need more apparent. Warning: This story contains mentions of discrimination against the LGBTQ community, suicide, and mentions of sexual assault that some readers […]
The pandemic changed the way that Hudson Valley social justice groups organized, but many saw their involvement increase as a result of George Floyd’s murder. These groups, and the people who study them, weigh in on how the internet changed how individuals react to the Black Lives Matter movement. Warning: […]