My sister and I are waiting in our mother’s empty hospital room. We’re both too tired to speak, so we stare at our Blackberrys. It’s been a rough 36 hours. As my sister sits up against the wall, furiously texting my cousin updates we don’t have, I’m sprawled out on my […]

Mean Girls was funny. Baby Mama had me in hysterics and The 40-Year-Old Virgin is one of my all-time favorite movies. Surprisingly, I even liked Evan Almighty. I, like many others, happen to think that Steve Carell and Tina Fey are funny people. In fact, they’re so funny, it’s not unrealistic to […]

Call me uncultured, but I’m usually not one for movies with subtitles. I don’t want to read a movie. I want to watch it. This past week, I decided to give open-mindedness a try, and called up “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”, a Swedish film, on Netflix. Within 15 minutes […]

Okay, I’ll admit it. The only reason I saw “I Am Number Four” is because Dianna Agron of the “Glee” fame is in it. Sure, the trailer looked interesting, and the movie had a decent amount of potential, but if I’m being honest, she is the main (only) reason I went. […]

I called it. Natalie Portman. Christian Bale. “The King’s Speech“. The King himself, Colin Firth. Heck, I even listed Tom Hooper as my sentimental favorite to win Best Director. My point is, with the glaring exception of Best Supporting Actress, my Oscar predictions in last week’s column were spot on. So, it’s time now […]

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My problem with The Town isn’t that it’s directed by Ben Affleck. It has nothing to do with Rebecca Hall’s one face for every scene. Even Gossip Girl’s Blake Lively didn’t bother me as much as I expected her to. No, my issue with the Oscar-nominated film is the male lead’s performance. […]

With the economy continuing to struggle, many colleges, both public and private, are being forced to cut their budgets significantly. The SUNY system has reallocated more than $400 million in the past two years, forcing the reduction of programs across several campuses. Despite this, one thing that has not taken […]

Members of the SUNY New Paltz community have a number of qualities they would like to see in the new college president: They are looking for someone who is personable, intelligent, has a visible presence on campus, and perhaps most importantly, is open to communicating with them. The Little Rebellion […]

Movies are kind of my thing. For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved going to the theater, watching them at home, and, as I got older, critiquing them with others.  While many people my age are going to clubs and bars, my friends and I go to the […]

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When Mitch Scott graduated from New Paltz this past May, he knew exactly what he wanted to do: teach English. The only problem was that nobody seemed to be hiring. “I attended Teacher Recruitment Day, applied to schools up and down the East Coast all summer, dropped off resumes in […]