Author: Ben Horney

  • “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Study Released

    “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Study Released

    The long-awaited Pentagon study on the effects of repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” in the United States military concluded that a repeal of the policy presents a low risk to the military’s effectiveness. According to the report, 70 percent of surveyed service members believe that the impact of a repeal would be positive, mixed or…

  • Early December Delay for DADT Repeal

    Early December Delay for DADT Repeal

    DECEMBER 1, 2010–Despite the recent findings of Army General Carter Ham and Pentagon General Counsel Jeh Johnson’s study on “Don’t ask, don’t tell,” a repeal of the policy this year is doubtful. An eventual repeal, however, appears on the horizon. After the Tuesday, Nov. 30 release of the nine-month study on what the effects of…

  • Chew On This: Pizza

    Chew On This: Pizza

    It’s tough for a pizzeria to make it in this town. Or maybe it isn’t so tough, seeing as we already have hundreds of pizzerias. A few of them are right there in the glamour and lights of the bar scene, a la Fat Bob’s or Gourmet. Others are slightly hidden, tucked away in their…

  • Asian Studies Bounces Back

    Asian Studies Bounces Back

    The Asian Studies program at the State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz is growing in size, despite a period of uncertainty lasting from the late 1970s all the way to the early 1990s. “It was a rather difficult time,” said former SUNY Distinguished Professor Emeritus Dr. Ronald Knapp, at a panel discussion…

  • Katie Koch: Some Things College Can’t Give

    Katie Koch: Some Things College Can’t Give

    Katie Koch graduated from New Paltz with a bachelor’s degree in communication disorders in December 2009, with no job prospects, and no idea what her future held. After a summer full of job searching, Koch discovered Miss Mella’s Footsteps to Learning Preschool in Coram, N.Y. She made a phone call, filled out the application, went…

  • Anilsa Nunez: Campus Life Lessons

    Anilsa Nunez: Campus Life Lessons

    Anilsa Nunez had only lived in the United States for three years before she started at New Paltz, and the transition to college life was not easy. “I couldn’t understand half of what people were saying to me,” she said. However, with the help of mentors along the way, Nunez graduated in 1995 with a…

  • Facing Off Against an NHL Superstar

    Facing Off Against an NHL Superstar

    Zach Bogosian, alternate captain for the National Hockey League’s (NHL) Atlanta Thrashers, skates up the ice, fakes left and prepares to snipe a shot into the top right corner of the goal.  Michael Ouimet lunges and stretches out his arms; his stick just barely makes contact with the puck, enough to slightly alter its direction. …