Photos by Andrew Abbott At the “Challenging the Attack on Public Education” panel on March 4, 2015, educators gave their perspectives on why high-stakes testing should be removed from the nationwide testing curriculum. Educators included Fairfield University professor Yohuru Williams, 43, political science professor at Fordham University Nicholas Tampio, 41, […]
By Karl Evers-Hillstrom and Nathaniel Sheidlower “Sit on the left or in the middle for the best view.” These instructions came from the SUNY New Paltz Parker Theater usher on March 10 as the tiny venue filled up for a matinee. However, they were given in a much calmer and […]
The New Paltz Players presented Stand and Burn, a play written by Nick Magnanti and directed by Casey Morris, in Parker Theater on March 27-30, 2015. This play outlines the struggle of a young homosexual man seeking acceptance from those around him.
We all know SUNY New Paltz to be a quirky campus, however, as New Paltzians we also know some thing to be too true! Check out 15 of the most agreed upon New Paltz things.
Video by Holly Lipka Drug Arrests on campus leads to a debate on the schools drug policy. Drug Arrests from Holly Lipka on Vimeo.
By Katie Cusack Susan Zimet sits with eyes wide, almost vibrating with anticipation to answer my questions. The high energy New Paltz town supervisor does more than manage the New York village she calls home. An avid photographer since childhood, Zimet frequents social marches and political events to capture images […]
SUNY New Paltz community members gathered on March 12 at 5:30 p.m. outside of Hasbrouck Dining Hall to pay respects to Sodexo employee Precious Newkirk. Newkirk, 25, passed away on March 3, 2015 due to a car accident while traveling to work on Route 32. She was a well-known face […]
Every Thursday while classes are in session, SUNY New Paltz holds a Farmers Market between 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Kaitlin Van Pelt, of the campus ancillary service, has run the market since 2009. During the winter months, the farmers market is held in the Lecture Center. Several Tables are […]
By Kaycia Sailsman Being “plus size” isn’t an insult or something to be ashamed of anymore. A shift in society’s perception of body image is occurring. Despite pervasive media coverage of ‘perfect body types,’ plus-size women are accepting their physiques, with the help of the rising popularity of outspoken bloggers […]
New Paltz Students Flock to Collegiate Poetry Slam, Making it the Second Largest in the Country By Irene Corvinus The 6th annual Wade-Lewis Poetry Slam was held on Friday, March 6 and Saturday, March 7. This event that housed almost 300 people in Lecture Center 100 was the second largest […]
By KEITH J. FERRANTE The Hunger Action Network of New York State has named New Paltz Town Supervisor Susan Zimet as their new executive director. She is replacing Mark Dunlea, who has worked for the organization since 1985. Zimet served in the Ulster County Legislature from 2004-2011. She is […]
By Jillian Nadiak Almost 6 million digital votes were cast from countries outside of Asia during the Mnet Asian Music Awards last year. “So I would say this is totally out of Korea and it’s getting bigger and bigger.” –Sebastian Kim, CJ E&M’s Vice President for Global Business during an interview […]
Kristin scratched. Her roommate scratched. Legs, arms, neck, back, the tiny red bites were all over and the culprits were nowhere to be seen. But they were there. They were still there. After three extermination attempts the fleas in Kristin Walsh’s apartment would not go away. They came when mice […]
Students say amnesty, and affirmative consent proposals will improve safety on NY’s College Campuses March 2, 2015 Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to implement new rules to protect college students against sexual assault got mostly positive reactions from students on the SUNY New Paltz campus on March 2. During a […]
Over 50 percent of SUNY New Paltz’s courses are taught by contingent faculty members, otherwise known as adjunct instructors. During the week of Feb. 23, the United University Professions (UUP) honored these faculty members. The union’s New Paltz Chapter installed a display in the Jazzman’s Café listing approximately 700 courses […]
By Katherine Carroll SUNY New Paltz is rising in the rankings. Not only for affordability, value, and academics, but for drug arrests. Drug arrests at SUNY New Paltz in 2013 put the school at the top of the list for on-campus arrests per capita. When the news first broke, public […]
The New Paltz Women’s Rugby Football Club (NPWRFC) hosted a mini indoor carnival on Tuesday, March 3, to raise money for the Grace Smith House in Poughkeepsie, New York. The Grace Smith House is a not-for-profit agency that provides both residential and non-residential services to victims of domestic violence and […]
Howard Good, a digital media and journalism professor at SUNY New Paltz, gave a poetry reading with special guest Donald Lev at the Honors Center at SUNY New Paltz Feb. 18. Original video produced by the Little Rebellion.