When Gabrielle Stein opened her eyes on the morning of June 23, she was met face-to-face with a giant, tattooed, dead fetus. It was four feet tall, to be exact. And it was only a photo. But she awoke to the same image on the ceiling above her bed every […]

Hudson Valley artists gathered at the Ulster County Fairgrounds on Labor Day weekend to strut their stuff at the 29th  Annual Woodstock-New Paltz Art & Crafts Fair. The Labor Day fair, which mirrors the Memorial Day fair at the beginning of the summer season, is reserved exclusively for artists with […]

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Zach Bogosian, alternate captain for the National Hockey League’s (NHL) Atlanta Thrashers, skates up the ice, fakes left and prepares to snipe a shot into the top right corner of the goal.  Michael Ouimet lunges and stretches out his arms; his stick just barely makes contact with the puck, enough […]

On any given day on campus there are a few places to eat. You can eat at Jazzman’s, the Hawk’s Nest, the Hawk’s Street Station, or Hasbrouck Dining Hall. Of all of these places Hasbrouck is the only cafeteria-style location. Over the last four years, I have eaten there several […]

It was a gusty night on July 22, 2010 in Hartford, Conn. Winds reached 22 mph making trees flow like they were doing “the wave” at a football game, but Michael Gundlach was determined to land his 1981, 2-seat, single-engine Cessna 152 airplane. It was Gundlach’s first solo cross-country trip, […]

It’s not too hot, it’s not too cold, it’s juuuust right. Astronomers have found a new “Goldilocks” planet that may harbor exactly the right conditions for life. And it’s only 140 trillion miles away! SPRING BREAK BABY! Obama’s chief of staff, Rahm Emmanuel, is supposedly going to resign on Friday. […]

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that not all food is created equal. New Paltz is a great town if you’re a foodie. There’s Thai, Greek, Japanese, Korean, Indian and the ubiquitous Italian Pizzeria. The problem with many of these restaurants is the price and minor inconvenience of a […]

Starring: Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Wentworth Miller and Shawn Roberts Genre: Action, Sci-fi, Horror Take a small band of plague survivors trapped in a jail and trying to get to a boat, a city full of zombies, one super zombie with a hammer/axe weapon that would have made the Norse […]

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I’ll start this blog by suggesting my absolute favorite books of all time: J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. If you’ve ever met me in person, I’ve probably already suggested these to you. If you were agreeable, I probably had an extensive, enthusiastic conversation with you. If you haven’t read them, […]

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Everyday a new technology is suggested for you: Buy this smartphone! You NEED this laptop! How can you live life without this four-hundred dollar iPod!? Call me old-fashioned, please, call me old-fashioned, I’ll take it as a compliment, but I think we all need to slow down and look away […]

As the fall 2010 semester hits the halfway point, the quest for the new president of the State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz is just heating up. The search committee just recently released the Position Prospectus and Position Advertisement, which finally allows people to send in their […]

So you’re going away for college. You take your acceptance letter, school supplies and dorm key as you say goodbye. What happens next? For some freshmen, this experience starts with little to no direction of campus life. That is, unless they are accepted into the Scholar’s Mentorship Program (SMP) at […]

Hey lovers and friends! I’m wondering how your first couple of weeks at school are going. For all of you who aren’t on the SUNY Campus, I hope you’re enjoying this absolutely beautiful weather! It’s a great time to go for a long bike ride! Here’s something really exciting for […]

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Imagine being in your bedroom when all of a sudden the door is thrown open and your landlord is standing in the doorway. In a rage, he tells you that you are being evicted and have an hour to leave. As you try to stuff all your belongings in your […]

Sarah Palin said this week that she might be forced to run for President in 2012 “if nobody else wanted to step up.” Seventy-five percent of Americans will be overweight by 2020, according to a new report released by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. We’re still the fattest […]