Ryan Fasciano and John Tappen fill out their brackets for the official start of the 2013 NCAA Tournament. Fasciano’s Final Four prediction: Ohio State, Kansas, Indiana and Louisville. Tappen’s Final Four prediction: Michigan State, Miami, Kansas, Gonzaga. [soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/84334156″ params=”” width=” 100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] Ryan’s Bracket: Learn About Tableau […]

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Bre Metcalf-Oshinsky trudged along the snowy path, wincing every few steps. Her brown cowboy boots, though stylish, weren’t exactly cut out for the journey she was on. “If someone ever does anything this great for me, it’ll make all this worth it,” she said. No one in Absolut A Capella […]

Barbara Cvenic is a fourth-year communication and media major from Brooklyn, N.Y. Cvenic is your average college student. She’s involved with organizations on campus, listens to Bob Dylan and acts like a complete “goofball” in front of her friends. But, there’s more. Cvenic’s family escaped ethnic conflict in the former […]

The National Eating Disorders Association themed this year’s National Eating Disorder Awareness Week “Everybody Knows Somebody,” reinforcing the idea that eating disorders are extremely common – especially among college students. According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, Inc., “91 percent of women surveyed on a college […]

  Looking for new ways to clean-up your spring cleaning? Were you right about things to hate about school? Thought Catalog compiled a list of things social media addicts fear. Another vacation sunk for Carnival cruises. Mila Kunis gets asked to Hollins University’s spring Cotillion dance. A 105-year-old woman gets […]

Sarah Bradshaw has been working at the Poughkeepsie Journal since 2003. She began as a business reporter, but received the title of investigative reporter last year. The Journal was the first job she took after graduating from SUNY New Paltz with a journalism degree.  The most important story that she has worked on was when […]

Rob Gavin, 41, from Staten Island, N.Y., has worked at the Albany Times Union since 2005. Gavin covers courts and legal affairs. He graduated from SUNY New Paltz in 1994, majoring in journalism. Gavin worked for the Staten Island Advance for eight years, and covered police for three years. At […]

Roberto Cruz, 23, has worked at the Poughkeepsie Journal since December 2012 after completing an internship at the Legislative Gazette in Albany. He is a general assignment reporter. In the several months since graduating, Cruz has covered a recent hostage situation in Poughkeepsie and an enterprise story about the flu. […]

How much time do you really spend thinking about olive oil? For some people it’s just a basic cooking necessity that can be bought at any supermarket, but for others olive oil is a big deal. If you’re the type of person who compares olive oil to fine wines or […]

Four members of the Westboro Baptist Church assembled outside the main gate at Vassar College Thursday, Feb. 28 to protest school policy. In return, they faced a sea of counter-protesters so large, the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department had to close the road and reroute traffic. The Topeka, Kan. based […]

Sandwiched between Suruchi’s Indian Cuisine and Barner Books along Church Street is Crazy Dan’s Secondhand Hardcore and More, New Paltz’s only metal thrift store. Packed with artifacts from metal bands like Thrash Ratchet and dusty cassettes that include “Soul Track—Back to Life Club Mix,” Crazy Dan’s, and its wide selection, […]