Students in Professor Lisa Phillips’ Literature of Journalism class were assigned to immerse themselves in the unfamiliar. Here’s what they found: House shows are a common stable of the New Paltz nightlife. Matt Schenfeld explored the depths of the elusive world of basement shows. Finding house shows in New Paltz […]

By Melissa Kramer In the frigid basement of a six-person house, curly-haired, 21-year-old Matt Joyce perches on his bed, fiddling with an unplugged electric guitar. The bed, with no headboard or box frame, sits on the concrete floor in the corner. The sounds of rain and wind permeate a small […]

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In “No K-pop for Three Days”, Jillian Nadiak does exactly as the title explains and ditches the music that is the driving force behind her life. Her video has been featured on Youtube Nation and is currently being optioned for a documentary on one of Korea’s top entertainment companies, YG […]

With two stages and 15 hours of live music and art, the fifth annual Forest Fest was back and bigger than ever. A steady flow of attendees flocked by car, shuttle and even bike to enjoy one of the warmest days of the year at the Center for Symbolic Studies. […]

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U.S. copyright laws have prohibited online piracy since 1998, but illegal downloading is far from being out of the mainstream. SUNY New Paltz students admitted to using programs to download music, movies and other files for free, despite the potential consequences as roughly one hundred students get caught illegally downloading […]

Dan O’Regan challenges himself to write a song in one week and perform it at an open mic night. My Test from Dan O’Regan on Vimeo. For members of Lisa Phillips’ Digital Storytelling class, finals week posed new opportunities for students to overcome personal challenges. With topics ranging from culinary […]

Most people are busy working a few jobs in the current economic climate. This is especially true for recently graduated college students. For one SUNY New Paltz alumni, busyness is an afterthought. Lara Hope is more concerned with entertaining, while also helping people along the way. Lara Hope, 25, a […]

Have you ever wished you could enjoy your coffee break while listening to live music right here on campus? Students got the chance to hear some smooth sounds from award-winning and rising musical artist Libbie Schrader on Feb 28th. Schrader came to New Paltz to perform songs off of her […]

While most students picked up pencils and paper for their final Fall 2011 exams, Professor Lisa Phillip’s Digital Storytelling class picked up video cameras instead. Their goal: take on personal challenges and compellingly document their very real experiences in video. Here are some of their final projects about their personal […]

In New Paltz’s Southside Terrace, three musicians cram into a smoky and cluttered bedroom. The space is dark, except for the light coming from a shadeless lamp being blocked by a mammoth upright bass. Pieces of a drum kit are cluttered in a corner of the room with other musical […]

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