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 I have always wished I lived in an earlier time. The 20s would be great for jazz and dancing and widespread wealth– alcohol would also be more fun because of its illegality. But the 40s would be elegant and classy. I would wear the waist-cinching, curve-accentuating dresses and skirts of […]

Halloween is fast approaching and it is my favorite time of year. I always wondered why I was fascinated by violence and gore in films and literature, but after hearing my father retell the story of my childhood decapitation phase I finally found my answer. When I was a small child I had […]

Aside from my few close and valued friends and family, I am a loner. I am an introvert. I spend most of my time having philosophical and not-so-philosophical discussions and debates in my own head. I ask questions of the world, questions of myself. I can be very cynical and […]

Karen Wallace, an accomplished children’s and young adult author, graced SUNY New Paltz with her very pleasant presence on Dec. 3.She came to welcome the start of the play Wendy, based on her young adult novel of the same title. She also gave a lecture and conducted a writing workshop, […]

SUNY New Paltz is an interesting place. People come into it expecting peace-loving, tofu-eating vegans, or maybe even pot-smoking tie-dye wearing hippies. But these are only assumptions. New Paltz is an eclectic, comfortable, thriving town to which all kinds of people flock from every type of place imaginable. New Paltz […]

I love this new age, ever-expanding concept of organic ingredients, vegetarianism, and veganism. I love vegetables, veggie burgers, and soy. I’ll even eat tofu on occasion if it’s in a good miso soup. But no matter how health conscious I try to be and would like to be, I crave […]

When one thinks of Wisconsin…one doesn’t really think about it too long. It is uninteresting, boring; a vast, blank spot on the map of America. Maybe Laverne and Shirley or brewing companies come to mind, if you grew up watching Nick at Nite like I did, but mostly, Wisconsin goes […]

All over town and on the SUNY campus, New Paltz residents are showing their holiday spirit. On store-fronts, sidewalks, and in dormitories, local business owners, residents, and students alike are decorating New Paltz with Halloween paraphernalia. Be it masks, ghosts, lights, skeletons, or jack-o-lanterns, Halloween fever is contagious and running […]

I realize that in my last post I recommended an entire book series, but if you devour books the way I do, you might be ready for my next suggestion. I’ve always thought that there’s something magical about the circus, although I’ve never actually been to one. As a severe […]

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I’ll start this blog by suggesting my absolute favorite books of all time: J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. If you’ve ever met me in person, I’ve probably already suggested these to you. If you were agreeable, I probably had an extensive, enthusiastic conversation with you. If you haven’t read them, […]

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Everyday a new technology is suggested for you: Buy this smartphone! You NEED this laptop! How can you live life without this four-hundred dollar iPod!? Call me old-fashioned, please, call me old-fashioned, I’ll take it as a compliment, but I think we all need to slow down and look away […]

The sixth season of Faculty Poets Present began Monday, Sept. 13 with readings by SUNY New Paltz professors Howie Good and Larry Carr. Students and teachers alike filled the seats of the Honors Center in SUNY New Paltz’s College Hall to experience the work of these accomplished professors and poets. […]