As a young teenager, Britney Digilio had no idea how therapeutic and relaxing growing up with animals proved to be. She had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder. Her parents ran an animal shelter, so she was always surrounded by dogs, cats and horses but it was […]

By Gianna Canevari When students in Prof. Rob Miraldi’s Muckraking Journalism class wanted to expose the flaws in the end-of-semester Student Evaluations of Instruction (SEIs), they utilized a little-known but powerful law. After repeated requests to access SEIs and proving that the evaluations were in fact public documents, the students […]

Americans use approximately 50 billion water bottles each year, resulting in severe environmental issues and costing the average American over $100 per year. SUNY New Paltz is well on its way to banning bottled water because of the H2Occupy movement, led by Austin Schatz, a 24-year-old alumnus. H2Occupy is a […]

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In just a blink of an eye, Robin Dzembo’s world caved in, keeping any light from entering. On a warm deceiving night in September of 2009, Robin was diagnosed as legally blind after a terrible migraine led to a vision loss– one that called for several lifestyle readjustments and countless […]

Locals from the village of Saugerties, New York and surrounding areas were brought to the 49th annual Mum Festival on Oct. 5 to celebrate this local tradition. The Mum Festival has been held in Seamon Park in Saugerties since 1965. When the space first opened to the public in 1910, […]

Our days begin with the ringing of the van den Berg bell. It reminds us to pick up the pace. We’re on campus a majority of the week and we hear the same sounds: chatter in the hallways, doors squeaking, determined footsteps and the hustle and bustle of Main Street […]

Not Your Normal Commute Late one November evening Jon Novick made his routine commute home from Brooklyn to Queens after a long day of work. However, as he approached the train that night, a young man aggressively jumped over him and ran away without looking back. Jon was speechless as […]

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The journalism program at SUNY New Paltz has never had its own department. This year, however, it’s secured its own spot in the new Digital Media and Journalism department (DMJ), and with it, journalism and digital media students may find new opportunities. There are three majors in the new department: […]

Ulster County Dog Park from The Little Rebellion on Vimeo. NEW PALTZ – Ulster County will have its own dog park at the end of September after nearly five years of dog owners rallying. Danielle Cardella, the former board president of For Paws of Ulster, remembers when the organization was in its […]

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Lucas Rusinak from Hobie Ramin on Vimeo. Lucas Rusinak is a Third-year organizational communication major from Staten Island. “I started riding right before high school, so I guess its been about 7 years now. Around [the] middle of my junior year of high school, I slowed down a lot because I […]

  When Danny Klein, a first-year student at SUNY New Paltz, caught a 16-inch fish in the Gunk on Saturday, he couldn’t wait to put it in his cooler and take it home. However, because this was a catch-and-release fishing event, his dream could not become a reality. “I would’ve taken […]

SUNY New Paltz is in the process of joining fellow campus communites by improving its bike friendliness. The League of American Bicyclists recognizes colleges and Universities that promote and provide a bicycle-friendly campus. Participating institutions include University of Minnesota, Colorado University, Princeton, University of Michigan and Cornell. Recently, even more […]

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“I can definitely tell my mental health is deteriorating, I always kind of feel like I am walking on a tight rope almost,” Emily Tabor, a fourth-year education major at SUNY Brockport says about how the pandemic has effected her. Read more on the @littlerebellion #COVID19 #dmj453

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