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 […]
Reposted with permission from The Legislative Gazette. The New York Public Interest Research Group relaunched its voter hotline on Nov. 3 to help students navigate the often confusing process of voting for the first time, voting away from home, or both. The good news — NYPIRG reported that fewer students […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]