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Raj Pandya will be replacing Amy Donnelly as SUNY New Paltz’s Planetarium Director. Anyone who holds regular events at the planetarium is advised to contact Pandya at pandyar@newpaltz.edu or (845) 257-3818 in order to ease the transition. With the introduction of Pandya to the position, the Astronomy Night program will undergo some […]

This fall, the SUNY New Paltz Office of Student Activities, Career Resource Center and Records and Registration office have partnered in creating a “Co-Curricular Transcript” for students to track their extra curricular activities while attending the university. For now, the transcript is only open to current second-year students and as […]

  NEW PALTZ– Ten years ago, on the morning of Sept. 11, the United States fell victim to a series of terrorist attacks that killed and injured thousands. However, this number could have been far greater if it weren’t for the heroic men and women who arrived on the scene […]

We Are All Children of 9/11 I “We should find a way to send them pre-cooked meals, or maybe just gift certificates.” The class was discussing ways to help the family of a boy in the town over who lost his father a day earlier. We heard the news of […]

Everyone must remember, so we do not repeat the past. This was the sentiment expressed at a panel discussion just a few days before the 10-year anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The hijacked airplanes and attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon were addressed by four […]

–Natasha Lende In the wake of the 10-year anniversary of September 11, 2001 many New Paltz residents find themselves reflecting on the tragedy of that day. “I remember exactly where I was,” said Stephanie Abrams, 23.  “We all went to our advisors and were like what’s going on?” Abrams, a […]

Hurricane Irene swept through New Paltz this weekend and in its wake left the town in a state of emergency. Besides flooding the Wallkill River – which crested at 18.9 feet – the storm dumped more than 10 inches of water across the town, knocking down power lines, flooding basements […]

Check out this compilation of photos documenting the effects of tropical storm Irene as it swept through New Paltz. Thanks to all of our contributors for your photo and video submissions. [nggallery id=45] [nggallery id=44] [nggallery id=46]  

Moms will do anything and everything to protect their children, but this time the knock was too loud. I was too young to know what the word “repossession” meant, but I assumed it was bad when I saw a heavy-set bald man driving away in our car. At the time […]

“Another letter came for you in the mail today, Malcolm,” momma said. “It’s your father again.” This had been the fifth letter I received in almost three weeks; the previous four letters proved to be his unsuccessful attempts at soliciting two of my four graduation tickets. It had been about […]

We left her standing at the curb.  As we drove away, my mother cried and stared at the shrinking shape of my sister in the rear view mirror. Lunch had been terrible that day.  I did everything I could to make Tess feel as guilty as possible for leaving me.  […]