Story by Erin Hannan Edited and Packaged by Emma Misiaszek Over the past 19 years, Ulster County has lost approximately 22% of its public school student body. While a smaller classroom can benefit students’ individual needs, decreasing enrollment rates present challenges for New York state teachers and the profession as […]
The creation of printed plastic handguns has once again turned the spotlight on gun control. It is simply not allowed in SUNY New Paltz 3D printing lab, the manager says. 3D printing lab supervisor Aaron Nelson said the lab will strictly filter out printing requests that contain any weapon components […]
Written by Starr Ramos Edited and packaged by Dynahlee S. Padilla Students in Professor Lindsay Lennon’s Feature Writing class were assigned interviews with New Paltz artists who were featured in Wired Gallery’s “Golden Age of New Paltz” exhibition. Here’s what they found: Jo-Ellen Trilling’s work was showcased in Part 3 […]
Melissa Aldridge takes an intimate look into the human condition within public spaces. Through a series of street photography she explores people in their natural habitat and the relationship created in photos.
Republished with permission from the Legislative Gazette. For the first time in almost a decade, Democrats will hold a firm majority control of the New York State Senate. Based on preliminary numbers from the State Board of Elections, Democrats appeared to have secured a total 39 seats in the state […]
Republished with permission from the Legislative Gazette Gov. Andrew Cuomo defeated Republican challenger Marc Molinaro to secure a third term. He’s the first governor to do so since George Pataki in 2006. It appeared in the days prior to the election that Cuomo was losing his lead, but on Election […]
Photo by Lindsey Fox There has been a monumental increase in electronic cigarette usage among youth in the United States. In New York State, the use of vapes and e-cigarettes is not only a trend among people between ages 16 to 25, but a symbol of their lifestyle. For many […]
Gov. Andrew Cuomo today outlined 10 key reasons why the GOP tax plan will deliver an “economic death blow” to New York and the nation. Additionally, the governor is calling on the New York Congressional delegation, including the four representatives who voted for the tax bill in the House of […]
Alice still describes her attacker as “tall and good-looking.” She had known him before it happened. They had talked for a while. She said he would always hint that he wanted to mess around with her, even though he knew she wasn’t looking for a hook-up. A lot of people […]
Every Memorial Day, you see them. They don’t stand as tall as they once did, but they still have it in them to fight for their fellow service members. The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), which has lobbied in Washington for increased benefits to soldiers, has been a support system […]
All photos by Megan Mirabito. Edited by Rob Piersall and Bryce Eckwall.
The United States prides itself on being a “melting pot” for diversity. This notion is easily proven in larger cities and metropolitan areas, where diversity is flourishing. But when it comes to ethnically-diverse rural areas, data from the United States’ Census corroborates firsthand evidence of discrimination towards minorities. Over […]
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With the abuse of Adderall, Vyvanse, Ritalin and other stimulant medications on the rise among college students, government agencies, pharmacies and health insurance companies have turned to digital measures to clamp down on the availability of these drugs. However, while it may now be harder to get a prescription, there […]
Data Visualizations used for the SUNY New Paltz “Low Wage Living in the Hudson Valley” project By Casey Silvestri Percentage of Persons in Poverty, 2015 Create column charts Minimum Wage vs. Living Wage Create line charts Is Your Unpaid Internship Illegal? Create your own […]
By Kristen Warfield The sun has barely started to rise at 5:30 a.m. when Mercedes Ortiz turns off her alarm to get ready for school. Achy and fatigued, she rolls out of bed at her family’s home in Walden, New York, knowing there’s another long day ahead. To the sounds […]