By Michael Tate Today, Nov. 8, 2016 Americans everywhere will head to ballot boxes to cast their vote for their presidential candidate of choice. Both Republicans and Democrats have been fiercely going back and forth, trying to sway voters to their side. Bruce Weisner, a resident of New Paltz, comments […]

By Melissa Kramer  Two friends enter the glossy double doors of the   polling center at SUNY New Paltz. “It is time,” one   friend says to another. Today is Election Day, and   anticipation surrounds the campus.  Inside the large gathering space, a small but anxious   line waits for its big moment. […]

At the age of 14, students transition from middle school to high school. At 16, teens in New York can start driving. And at 18, young adults may register to vote, symbolizing their entrance into adulthood. For many millennials, the 2016 election is the first opportunity they’ll have to exercise […]

By Danielle Grossi On the final day to vote for the 2016 presidential election, students and faculty of SUNY New Paltz had the opportunity to vote on campus in the multipurpose room located in the Student Union Building. The crowd was a manageable size, and members of the campus were […]

By Erica Aulogia Unenthusiastic students shuffled in and out of the SUNY New Paltz polling station the afternoon of Nov. 8 in SUB 209, in what appeared to be a halfhearted and anticlimactic affair. First-time voters seemed to be treating their civic duty of voting as a chore. People stood […]

By Katie Clayton The time has come to say hello and goodbye to another Presidential term. With what has been possibly one of the most interesting election years to date, people around the world are wondering what the future will hold after today. While women have had the right to vote […]

By Nicolette Sblano        New Paltz residents hope their donations to Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will win her the 2016 presidential election over her competitor, Donald Trump.        According to the Federal Election Commission (FEC), residents of the Hudson Valley, which includes Ulster, Orange, Dutchess and Columbia counties, donated […]

By Kristen Warfield As first-time voter Marijane Tinoco entered the polling place at SUNY New Paltz on Election Day to cast her vote, the room was filled with the buzzing conversations of excited voters waiting in line to cast their votes. Unlike the scene of the same polling place back […]

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By Katie Donlevy HUDSON VALLEY— The Human Rights Campaign endorsed Hillary Clinton for president in Jan. 2016. Donald Trump has not received endorsements from any LGBTQ organization. The Log Cabin Republicans, one of the most influential LGBTQ groups, refuses to endorse Trump because of his ideals and choice in Mike […]

By Nick Tantillo On the morning of Election Day, Brandy Fane hurries to the second floor of the Student Union Building. She stops short of the polling center, and takes a few steps towards an attendant on the other side of the room. She hesitates, turns and addresses a group of […]

By Delilah Perez With the presidential election approaching, many organizations on campus are assisting students in promotion of their vote. NYPIRG, alongside many fraternities and sororities, has voiced its opinion on the importance of voting on Nov. 8. “It is our duty as citizens to vote,” said Anne Flamio, project leader […]

By Michael Timpert The cramped, low-ceiling mail room in the Digital Media & Journalism and Communications department is considered a safe house used by conservative women in support of Donald Trump, who speak in hushed tones about the end of the election cycle. For the majority of liberally minded SUNY […]

By Bill Lanier NEW PALTZ – This Nov. 8 may be the most divisive, yet important election in American history. With the two major candidates being some of the most disliked in history, many people are choosing to opt for third-party candidates such as Gary Johnson or Jill Stein. While voting […]

By Mercedes Ortiz NEW PALTZ – Christine Bobro’s advice for conservative incoming students at SUNY New Paltz are: play devil’s advocate with your professors, don’t conform your views, voice your opinions, make a conservative club on campus, and be yourself. The 22-year-old Digital Media Production major transferred from Marist College […]