Many SUNY New Paltz students are unaware that if they call university police off campus, unless it is a direct emergency, they will be referred to town police. The New York State University Police Department (UPD) at SUNY New Paltz has jurisdiction over the college campus, as well […]

Many people can relate to Homer Simpson’s famous catchphrase “Mmm, beer,” and the statistics back up the claim that the beverage’s popularity is on the rise. In 1995, there were approximately 500 American breweries, including the major industrial operations like Anheuser-Busch and Miller. Today, there are more than 2,700 and […]

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  What is higher, the SUNY New Paltz students or marijuana penalty rates? SUNY New Paltz’s administration won’t budge with their “No Second Chance” marijuana policy and disregards students’ efforts to make its penalties more lenient. The drug policy is one of the most specific and strict in the State […]

It’s not rare to hear SUNY New Paltz residents call the campus creek dirty. The muddy “Gunk” doesn’t look like the most crystal clear creek in the world. The creek is a major feature of the campus, stretching from the Haggerty Administration Building (HAB) circle to the Southside Loop. Many […]

Anti-war protests broke out in nearly every major city in the U.S. and were practically routine in New York in the days leading up to the Iraqi conflict. Here in the Hudson Valley, one average citizen decided she couldn’t sit back and wait any longer – she had to see […]

  SUNY New Paltz’s Coykendall Science Building (CSB) continues to operate without fire alarms almost six months after they were removed due to malfunctions. New Paltz is relying on ‘volunteer’ fire watches with bullhorns to patrol the CSB 24/7, which has already cost the university $50,000 in overtime. The money is coming out […]

Co-existence with coyotes can get ugly. Coyote Ugly. Coyotes have become accustomed to living among humans in suburbia, frustrating locals with attacks on their pets and livestock. Although coyote attacks have been rare in the past,  recent events have raised concerns about the coyote’s numbers and their habituation with humans. […]

SUNY New Paltz students along with men and woman of the New Paltz community gathered in the Student Union Building Friday, February 14, 2014 to perform the annual “1 Billion Rising,” flash mob dance in order to spread awareness of violence against women, rising together, standing up when no means no, […]

  The snowfall masks an already invasive pile-up of snow. It blankets the windows like dense powdered sugar. Meghan Levine, a third-year student at SUNY New Paltz, turns a key to open Water Street Market’s Eden Boutique for the day. The store-front display: earth-tone earrings, chunky knit scarves and sweaters that […]

Zero Net Energy homes in the New Paltz area are struggling to sell. With many of the nine houses on Evergreen Lane and the 26 in the Green Acres complex remaining unoccupied, New Paltz realtor Wendie Reid blames the real estate market for the lack of sales. Some of “the […]

March 3, 2014 Brooklyn Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz says the state is “ill-equipped” to properly address the opiate addiction crisis in New York. This legislative session, Cymbrowitz, chair of the Assembly Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, is asking for increased funding to the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services […]