The legalization of sports gambling in New York State introduced an incredible influx of cash to the state economy.
Date: Every Thursday from 12:00-2:00 p.m. The TACT Club is held once a week on SUNY New Paltz’ college campus—led and organized by Wyatt Jersey, a SUNY New Paltz student and host of the club, on Thursdays at 12 p.m. on the Old Main Quad near Wooster Hall. The TACT […]
By Samuel Yakubowski and Cole Finnecy Professor Kimberly Ruth’s Spring 2019 Digital Storytelling class interviewed students on campus about Brexit. Their efforts reveal the lack of knowledge surrounding the intricacies of Brexit and the European Union (EU).
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 […]
Written by Bryce A. Eckwall, edited and packaged by Aiyana Edmund and Matthew Apuzzo Helping small business, renewable energy, education and health care are among the Democrats’ shared priorities Six Democratic candidates debated at SUNY New Paltz on Wednesday to determine who will challenge Republican John Faso for the 19th […]
Following the lead of Facebook, the federal government and other states, Democrats in the New York Senate introduced a bill that would require sponsors of social media-based political ads in New York state to identify themselves. The bill, S.6896, comes as questions continue to linger over the impact that foreign […]
Just under a year has passed since President Trump took office, with many Americans still reeling from a vicious election cycle of impassioned debates, bitter controversies and passive-aggressive tweets. As the two candidates were battling each other’s visions for the country, Americans were experiencing their own sense of division. If there […]
Showcasing different movements for social change through imagery, the “Perpetual Revolution: The Image and Social Change” exhibition at New York’s International Center of Photography (ICP) wowed SUNY New Paltz professor Dr. Rachel Somerstein and students from her Picture Culture course. Somerstein and her students trekked down to Manhattan to visit […]
By Madeleine de Caño NEW PALTZ – This year’s presidential campaign has proven to be one of the most divided in United States history, with candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton positioning their platforms in direct opposition. The New York Times’ Farah Stockman calls it “dangerous polarization,” as the candidates’ extremism […]
By Katie Cusack Susan Zimet sits with eyes wide, almost vibrating with anticipation to answer my questions. The high energy New Paltz town supervisor does more than manage the New York village she calls home. An avid photographer since childhood, Zimet frequents social marches and political events to capture images […]
The definition of ‘walkout,’ according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, is as follows: “The action of leaving a meeting or organization as an expression of disapproval.” When I first heard word, admittedly through Facebook, that a student walkout would be organized in response to the SUNY budget cuts, my gut instinct […]
I’ve always been rather fond of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. From her brief tenure as a U.S. Congresswoman through her appointment by Gov. David Paterson to fill Hillary Clinton’s vacant U.S. Senate seat, Gillibrand has struck an impressive and independent chord in the political arena. She has a streak of fiscal […]
They fight for students’ rights. They advocate voter registration and education. They are NYPIRG — hear them roar. Many students at SUNY New Paltz have recently heard that roar in the form of a voter registration form. Ryan Long, NYPIRG project coordinator is among the team that passes out these forms […]
Just nine days before an election expected to be riddled with incumbent casualties, popular Democratic U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer and his Republican opponent Jay Townsend took their differences to the debate room. The often contentious debate was held Sunday night at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY. The questions addressed the […]
The rallies, the signs, the costumes, the anger – it seems the persistence of the controversial Tea Party movement in the last year is starting to pay off. In a shocking New York gubernatorial primary Tuesday night, Buffalo businessman and self-proclaimed “baseball bat” wielding candidate Carl Paladino beat the heavily […]