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.
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 […]
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 […]
The story was published in partnership with The Legislative Gazette. Democratic Congressman Pat Ryan declared victory around 2 a.m. Wednesday morning to become the congressman for New York’s newly drawn District 18. Out of 490,458 active registered voters in the district, the New York State Board of Elections determined that […]
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 […]
Ali Muhammad, leader of Melanin Unchained, is no stranger to local activism, from participating in community cleanup events and clothing drives to leading Melanin Unchained, a Newburgh-based non-profit organization. Community development and enrichment are at the center of Muhammad’s goals, stating in an interview, “a city that supports one another […]
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: […]
In the world of COVID-19, keeping an active social circle can be hard. Lucky for one group, they’ve discovered a fantasyland that they can travel to at any time they want. The land in question is the one of “Dungeons & Dragons,” a fantasy roleplaying game created in 1974 by […]
Two disabled homeless women struggle to survive and search for affordable housing, in Kingston, during a global pandemic.
Patrick Dati, rape survivor of notorious serial killer John Wayne Gacy, reflects on his abusive life in his book: “I Am Me: Survivor of Child Abuse and Bullying Speaks Out.” As a survivor of Gacy, Dati’s story immediately hit news outlets, and his experiences of domestic abuse, whether familial or marital, shed light on sexual violence and domestic abuse.
In the digital age, cyberstalking is now a threat to many people who keep sacred information online, especially women with abusive partners.
Edited and packaged by Megan Wilson That same sly and goofy smile I knew from years ago greeted me when he picked up my FaceTime call. Krishna Chetan, 21, was slumped in his bed with his white Adidas baseball cap struggling to cover his long, curly brown locks. The brim […]
Edited and packaged by Hannah Wright. Heather Renee became a single mom at 18. She was told that she would never provide for her daughter. She was told that her life would become nothing more than a statistic. Instead of succumbing to that mindset, Heather created a brand and life […]
Republished with permission from The Legislative Gazette. In anticipation of a federally approved vaccine for COVID-19 coming this winter or spring, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has unveiled a draft plan for vetting and distributing the drug to New Yorkers. Given the many unknowns at this point in the vaccine development process, […]