Executioners struggled unsuccessfully to find a vein to lethally inject Romell Broom. The team was so inadequate when it came to lethally injecting Broom that they needed to take a “break” after two hours of failed efforts, said Broom’s attorney Adele Shank. If it sounds cruel and unusual, that’s because […]

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It’s a peaceful Sunday afternoon on the quad. Hungover students are beginning to slowly wake. Suddenly, the calm is interrupted by shouts and running feet as the two groups of medieval fantasy adventurers begin a fight over territory. Within a few minutes, the conflict is over. The dead stand back […]

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Oh, God. Did I really just do that? Did I really just hand in a job application at McDonald’s? For a moment I picture myself hopping over that counter and strangling anyone in my way to get that piece of paper back. I reach for the door, but then stop. […]

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Anthony Chanza sits in his apartment on Greene Avenue in Ridgewood, on a February afternoon. His parents and brother are out. He has class in four hours at CUNY Baruch. His apartment is a one-floor walkup. The vestibule has yellowing walls. His family is the only tenant and their landlord […]

The phone rang twice. “I really didn’t want to do this over the phone.” “What mom? What’s wrong?” Nicole Porter asked. “I was going to wait until you were home next, but I really thought you should know.” There was a pause on the line. “I have breast cancer,” her […]

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  350.org, a grassroots campaign which focuses on stopping the climate crisis, held an event in Hasbrouck Park on Oct. 24 to raise awareness on carbon dioxide levels in the Earth’s atmosphere. Members of the local community discussed issues concerning alternative energy, local foods and cutting waste in order to […]

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A historic bridge over the Hudson River opened to the public this month. The former Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge has been transformed into the Walkway Over the Hudson, a state historic park open to the public. More than a mile long, this pedestrian and cyclist bridge provides an outdoor excursion that […]

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Anybody who has watched the news on television or read a newspaper in the past eight months has seen the words “swine flu” more than a few times. It seems as though every media outlet is saturated with coverage of a virus no more dangerous than seasonal influenza. In June, […]

Local painters Barbara Gordon and Dana Schutzer will display their work in a show at the Unison Gallery located at 68 Mountain Rest Rd. in New Paltz on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 4 to 6 p.m. Unison’s gallery committee liked the two artists’ work and decided to pair them in […]

The first Capoeira workshop at SUNY New Paltz was held in the Elting Gym on Saturday, Oct. 24. The workshop was co-sponsored by the Departments of Anthropology and Theater Arts and the Anthropology Club. The class was lead by native Brazilian Gustavo Caldas who has been studying capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian […]

The improvisational music of Miles Davis reverberates off the walls in the college dorm room of Vince Tampio and Mike Kadnar. These two SUNY New Paltz music students make up half of the jazz band Quatrane. Jazz flows emotionally through the instruments of these musicians and transforms into notes for […]

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On a sunny Friday afternoon amid the yellow stream of taxis and the rushed pace of pedestrians, are stands and tents filled with vegetables, fruits and cheeses. Here, in the bustle of New York City among rising stone edifices, a small group of local farmers have brought their goods. The […]

  A student film crew stands outside Tinker Street Theater for a screening at Woodstock Film Festival’s 10th anniversary celebration, waiting for actress Vera Farmiga to exit and give a short interview about her new movie, “Up in the Air.”  Trying to get a few questions in before being brushed […]

Individuals within the college-aged demographic are sometimes familiar with the term “infotainment” – the blending of entertainment and informative programming. Infotainment is packaged as satire, propaganda and, in some cases, news. Within the modern journalism community the term has a negative connotation. Infotainment is viewed by many as propaganda designed […]

Hidden away on Kelder’s Farm in the small town of Kerhonkson stands Chomsky, a 13-foot-6-inch garden gnome. Chomsky was originally built by artist Maria Reidelbach and kept at a miniature golf course in lower Manhattan but was moved to Kelder’s Farm after the course was closed, where a new 10 […]

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I thought I’d follow up my last piece with another article about the music industry. I have been a musician for about eight years and in 2006 I traveled to the midwest and back with a rock ‘n’ roll band. As many musicians who have been on tour could say: […]

From the world of possibilities offered by Web 2.0, the one that fascinates me the most is giving the power to the people. Anyone can be someone. The most valuable medium is right at your fingertips, and it’s just as accessible to be a producer. Unlike the television and radio […]

It is easy to drown in the sea of digital media content. For anyone looking for senseless entertainment, we have the ever popular YouTube. For information-savvy minds, we have TED.com. TED, short for Technology, Entertainment and Design, is owned by a private nonprofit organization called The Sapling Foundation. Founded in […]