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 […]
By Nikki Wertheim The smell started gradually and then permeated the room with such force that I felt I had been slapped across the face. I didn’t dare mention it out loud for fear of embarrassing my grandmother. After a few minutes, my mother chuckled and said it was time […]
By Vanessa Rodriguez I- “We could have just e-mailed” I skim through the latest issue of ELLE on my bus ride to the city, preparing my list of “Must Go To” stores. My cousin has invited me to help her shoe shop. I jot down all of ELLE’s suggestions or […]
Reported by Ryan Markee. Written and produced by Ian Kane. Listen to “Making the Switch to Alternative Energy” Here. Americans spend over $500 billion to obtain energy, but we are still using a limited resource as our main supply. We are dependent on fossil fuels, there’s no doubt about it. […]
Photos by Rebecca Kassay Brook Farm is one of a group of small, polyculture (growing more than one type of produce) farms in the New Paltz area. These farms avoid negatively affecting the environment and the quality of their food by not spreading any such chemicals on the crops and […]
Photo by Jen Sobota A volunteer at the Catskill Animal Sanctuary in Saugerties, NY describes the life of former carriage horse, Big Ted, to a group touring the sanctuary during the fall. Big Ted pulled handsome cabs in New York City, plowed fields for the Amish in Pennsylvania, hauled […]
Photo by Emil Langballe, photo journalism student at SUNY New Paltz
By Tarez Eisen Rondeena Ross cried. Voting in Rosendale, N.Y. on Election Day morning, Ross, a Democrat, admitted to becoming “very emotional” when pulling levers and pushing buttons for her candidate, now President-elect Barack Obama.
Ally Brisbin, a 2007 New Paltz journalism graduate, worked for a year as online editor of the the Post-Star in Glens Falls, N.Y. She lives now in Chicago and was at Grant Park when President-elect Barack Obama made his historic election night speech. Here is her account of the evening, […]
By Tarez Eisen It was nothing but a soft day.
By Samantha Urbanski A woman sits at her kitchen table with breakfast in front of her, looking out the window into her yard. It is springtime and the lawn is covered with bright red and yellow tulips. She smiles. This is what Janet VanHeusen imagined as she held her bags […]
Welcome to A Little Rebellion, an online magazine that is a product of the students in the Journalism and Radio-Television Programs in the Department of Communication and Media at SUNY’s College at New Paltz. The title comes from Thomas Jefferson who wrote in 1787: “I hold it that a little […]