It isn’t rare for New Paltz nightlife to echo with live music. Walking through the streets at night means you’ll most likely hear the faint humming strains of some guitars, or the driving pulse of a drum set. Most bars have nights dedicated to in-house performances. It is rare, however, […]

Joseph Diblasi, Jeremy Bartlett, and Christina Dinapoli explore the art of taxidermy by analyzing its utility, stigma, and necessary skill. The story features interviews with professional and aspiring taxidermists, who talk about why they choose to practice this unconventional art form, and why it gets a bad rap.

Poetry slams began in Chicago in the mid 1980s, becoming nationwide by 1990. Marc Smith, aka “Slam Papi” is credited with its birth. Tell this to a slam poet, however, and you’ll be met with a chorus of “So what!” The creation is not the focus. The beginning is not […]

“What classes are you going to today?” My roommate Elizabeth is daubing on her makeup, glancing at me in the mirror.  I’m maneuvering myself through the tiny room, simultaneously getting dressed and stumbling over the rain boots of our third roommate, Michelle. “Uh, French and English,” I respond finally, shucking […]

It’s opening weekend for the new Twilight movie and I’m in a half-full theater with my college roommate, Aubrey. We both said we didn’t want to go, yet we found ourselves splitting a bag of popcorn and being sandwiched between 14-year-old girls adorned in Twilight paraphernalia. Aubrey and I have […]