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 […]
Republished with permission from The Legislative Gazette. Two days before Thanksgiving, State University of New York Chancellor Jim Malatras announced that SUNY campuses have finished mandatory testing of students on campus with 152,788 tests conducted with a positivity rate of 0.63 percent between November 9 and November 23. SUNY Upstate […]
Two disabled homeless women struggle to survive and search for affordable housing, in Kingston, during a global pandemic.
Edited and Packaged by Jared Castañeda “In a country that produces so much, no one should ever be hungry. But they are.” Diana Smith, Founder of the SUNY New Paltz Food Pantry The Hungry Hudson Valley: SUNY New Paltz Food Pantry Pastor Dianna Smith had only established the food pantry […]
Story edited and packaged by Jake Mauriello Between Feb. 2020 and March 2020, nearly 160,000 New Yorkers lost their jobs. The reason: COVID-19. This number represents more than unemployment. It represents thousands of people who will soon find themselves unable to easily obtain food. This is commonly referred to as food […]
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 Nick Porpora This is it: Katie Hennessy’s last semester ever at college. Ever since she was a first-semester freshman, she’s been very involved in campus life. She became secretary of her hall government, then a resident assistant, then an orientation leader. Now she is the senior […]
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 […]
By Kyle LaBossiere For the students weighing the pros and cons of a digital college experience, COVID-19 has created the perfect opportunity to take a step back and look at the bigger picture. Helena Zhao, a rising senior studying economics at New York University, didn’t expect that she would be […]
The breakout of COVID-19 turned everything upside down and no one knew what to prepare for. This pandemic showed the worst of customers getting frustrated with the pandemic and taking their anger out on retail workers. Produced by Diana Mirakaj for her Digital Storytelling class. Edited and packaged by Norma […]
Megan Wilson of Felicia Hodges’ Fall 2020 photojournalism class captured daily operations at SUNY New Paltz’ Sojourner Truth Library on Oct. 20. Photos by Megan Wilson.
Reposted with permission from The Legislative Gazette By Emma Misiaszek Despite layoffs, a loss of revenue and grim economic projections, a majority of upstate New York business owners agree that public health is the most important thing right now, and that the economy can wait. In a poll Sponsored by […]
Reposted with permission from The Legislative Gazette By Bridget Peschel Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced increased measures to help slow the COVID-19 outbreak in New York City at a recent press conference. Starting Thursday, New York City will begin closing streets to vehicles so that pedestrians can better practice social distancing […]