Edited and packaged by Austin Kong How can a nonprofit, educational and cultural charitable theater survive during the COVID-19 pandemic? Movie theaters are among many entertainment businesses that don’t have a clear pathway to recovery. The Rosendale Theatre Collective is a nonprofit, independent company dedicated to preserving the historic Rosendale […]
Edited and packaged by Lara Morales “Regardless of the pandemic, I would have entered a virtual horse show simply for the fun of it.” Elise Slayton of Pittsburgh, PA. Kristy Doyle wasn’t expecting to show this year because her mare had just given birth to a foal. However, when virtual […]
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.
Edited and Packaged by Diana Testa College seniors share their personal experiences dealing with the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic. Nothing feels real. I got an email from my professor today talking about assignments that are due and it was almost a shock, like I had forgotten that I was still in […]
Edited and Packaged by Samantha King Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered Broadway theaters to close on March 12, and many will remain dark for the foreseeable future. Originally the closure lasted only one month, but it has since been extended multiple times. On Oct. 9 the Broadway League announced that Broadway […]
The National Independent Venues Association is trying to build support as concert halls that lack federal funding are on the brink of closing. Edited by Nick Califra Picture this—you’re sitting in a padded seat in the middle of a theater, silent except for the sound of people around you flipping […]
A Q&A with researcher Dr. Maria Saxton reveals the environmental impacts and other benefits of tiny house living, written by Gillian Hamilton.
Edited and packaged by Norma Brickner It would be an understatement to say the Hudson Valley community misses the lively evenings local artists provided. An art show or a band playing in the area raised peoples’ spirits in the Hudson Valley almost every weekend. The COVID-19 pandemic is greatly affecting […]
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 […]
Edited and Packaged by Emily Fego. Throughout Victoria Treto’s high school journey, she watched the construction of Science Hall on the SUNY New Paltz campus. Treto dreamed of getting accepted and having the opportunity to use the brand new classrooms and advanced tools that the new building had to offer. […]
Ally Turk of Felicia Hodges’ Fall 2020 photojournalism class captured the experience of one young voter in the town of New Paltz on election day. Photos and Captions by Ally Turk.
Reposted with permission from The Legislative Gazette. With the COVID-19 pandemic and a very polarizing presidential election, many voters weren’t just worried about COVID-19, but also long lines. However, some voters across New York state saw very low wait times on Election Day 2020. By 9:15 a.m. there were no […]
Reposted with permission from The Legislative Gazette Four-term incumbent Democratic U.S. Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney will be facing off against Republican candidate Chele Farley as well as Libertarian candidate Scott Smith for New York’s 18th Congressional District. New York’s 18th Congressional District is a large one, encompassing parts of Orange, […]
As part of her digital storytelling class with SUNY New Paltz Professor Kimberly Ruth, Megan Wilson has developed this short film about the novel coronavirus.
Jack’s Rhythms proves that small record stores can coexist with streaming service giants By Nicholas Califra Music is a multi-billion dollar a year industry. While the easy accessibility of subscription streaming services, like Spotify and Apple Music, made up $5.9 billion of the industry’s revenue in 2019, vinyl records and […]
By Abigail Foster In a dark room, two figures are illuminated: One is wearing a white dress shirt, a clip fastened to his crimson and black striped tie, and the other is a lot smaller, dressed in a similar uniform. The larger figure, the headmaster of a private school in […]
By Ophelia Xie and Max Freebern As the 2020 Census steadily approaches, the federal government will once again attempt to count every resident in the United States. According to the U.S. Census Bureau website, the Census has served as one of the most vital sources of data for all levels […]