By Jillian Egan Alice O’Connell, 82, feels lucky.A secure job and her choice not to have children allowed her to save nearly three-quarters of every paycheck she ever made in her 49 years as a bank teller in Ridgewood, N.J.After receiving a modest inheritance, she put a 30 percent down […]

By Kim Plummer Margaret Human, 66, moved to New Paltz after she retired. She wanted to be closer to her grandchildren. She chose New Paltz because she could be a pedestrian here. “It’s hard for people to stop driving,” Human said. “If you haven’t set your life up consciously to […]

By Nicole Papantoniou   He promised her they would go to her prom because they blew off his.He wasn’t interested, but she really wanted to go. “I guess it’s no big deal,” she told him.“We’ll always have next year.”They had been a couple for two-and-a-half years by that point. She […]

By Katrina Kieltyka When Kate, a women’s studies professor at SUNY New Paltz, was a senior in high school she became pregnant. For Kate [not her real name] the choice was clear: she needed to get an abortion. “There was no decision to be made,” she said. “I had plans […]

By Gina Marinelli Three-year-old Chris cries into the grey sleeve of his mother’s sweatshirt. Sheila comforts her son, the younger of her two children, before he jumps off her lap to play with some building blocks. Dressed in a colorful blouse and slacks, Schara Williams sits on the couch across […]

By Catherine Ratto What’s worse than failing a college course? How about not even getting a chance to study for the class because you can’t afford the textbooks? A sophomore majoring in history shares in the problem of not being able to afford textbooks. Amy Nagy has been searching for […]

By Mitchell Epstein The water glistened in the sun as I entered the pool area at 11 a.m. on an almost unbearably hot summer day. “Hey, what’s up,” I said to Kirill, the 22-year-old manager of the private pool. “Hey, Mitch, could you dump some chlorine in the deep end?” […]

By Kristen Henry I pulled my neon blue Sunfire into the same spot in the Target parking lot I always did. It was 7:55 a.m. – I still had five minutes to run into the store before I’d be late. The drive there had been a blur. After four years […]

By Nicole Papantoniou “Babe, I know we haven’t spoken about this in a while but…” What could he be talking about? I thought to myself. I know I picked a fight recently about possibly breaking up, but I didn’t really mean it. I was just confused. Why does he have […]

Written and Produced by Tracy Soren With myriad ways to express one’s self, poetry is still an encouraged and appreciated art form on the campus and within the artistic community at large. At New Paltz, there is group that takes poetry off paper. Megan Falley, a member of the Rap […]

By Matt Augustine DISCLAIMER: Opinions represent the personal ideas of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the views of SUNY New Paltz, The Little Rebellion or its staff. There is something ironic about the glorification of alcohol consumption and the taboo of smoking marijuana. The legality of both substances […]

Reporting by Jenn La Volpe. Written and produced with Mitchell Epstein. The debate over abortion rights has been prominent for decades in the United States, especially since Roe v. Wade. President-elect Barack Obama was a leader in the Illinois State legislature and the U.S. Senate in protecting a woman’s right […]

Written and produced with Jose Ramirez. Barack Obama has become the beacon of hope for people of color. But will he bring about real change? Adler Jean-Jacques reports on whether Obama’s election will really help eradicate racism in America. Listen to “The End of Racism?” Here

By Alyssa Jung Lisa Phillips is a freelance writer for the New York Times, Boston Globe and several other media outlets. She has a four-year-old daughter; her husband is an artist and a museum consultant who works for contractors at various museums across the country. He also runs his own […]

Reported by Tiffany Riccio. Written and produced with Tracy Soren. For many Americans, the election of Barack Obama as president gave them hope for solutions to the problem of health care and health insurance coverage, which millions of Americans lack. Listen To “Health Care in the Hudson Valley” Here

Written and Reported by Dana Sagona. Produced by Tyler Antrim. One of the consequences of the current economic crisis has been the drastic decline in gas prices. Now that prices at the pump are back down in the $2.00 range, people say they’re not as worried about how much they […]

By Dana Sagona Kenneth Layton Jr., a union iron worker from Kingston, travels 150 miles round trip five days a week to get to his job in Rockland County. During the summer, when gas reached a record average high of $4.31 per gallon in New York State, Layton was spending […]

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