Slam Poet Discusses Methodology Behind the Art

Brittany Patane, 20, Art Education major, is the youngest and newest member of the SUNY New Paltz Slam Poetry Team. She discusses the difference between slam and traditional poetry and how she got into the scene. Patane is constantly looking for inspiration in her everyday life. This is Patane’s first year slamming. She will be performing March 1 at 6 p.m. in Student Union Multi-Purpose Room.

Caroline Budinich

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Undiscovered New Paltz: Mexicali Blue

Fri Mar 1 , 2013
A big pot of chicken tortilla soup bubbles away on one burner. Next to it, strips of steak sizzle over an open-flame grill. The back splash is terra cotta orange and a cheerful cobalt blue. Mexican pottery hangs on the walls and fresh pineapples stand next to rows of vinegary […]
Southwestern/Californian style restaurant Mexicali Blue, which opened in New Paltz in December 2003, is based on a California way of thinking in terms of the use of fresh and natural ingredients in a meal. In 2012, It opened a second restaurant in Wappingers Falls. Photo by Jaleesa Baulkman.