Author: Michelle Feliciano

  • Room 306

    Lisa patiently waits to enter room 306 in Van den Berg Hall for her appointment.  She needs to sign up for classes for next semester, but must get them approved first by her adviser. As a girl with an orange backpack rushes out, Lisa rises from the uncomfortable metal seat and walks into the room.…

  • Training Days

    Training Days

    “Get down and give me 20! One and two and three and four. You can do it! Don‘t give up.” These are the words of a personal trainer at the Wellness & Recreation Center at State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz, one of several seeking to help students signed up for free sessions. According…

  • The Cycle That Never Ends

    The Cycle That Never Ends

    It’s finals week at the State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz and many students are staying up late to get papers done and study for exams. The vicious cycle of staying up late to finish projects and cram for tests only to wake up early for class is never-ending. One way students try to…

  • Flight 43

    Flight 43

    Flight 43. Delayed for one hour. I double check the screen to make sure I wasn’t seeing things. It’s 3:05 p.m. and my flight from JFK Airport to Orlando, Fla. isn’t leaving until 5 p.m. Rinnnngggg. “Hi, Chelle!” mom said. “Mom, my flight is delayed for an hour,” I said with disappointment. “Why? Is the…

  • Sticky Fingers

    Sticky Fingers

    I stand in line waiting to order. The college cafeteria is booming with the voices of students and I see some familiar faces. Some are on cell phones, others talking to friends. I glance at the fridge to choose a beverage , but a girl with glasses, wearing a gray pea coat, is blocking the way. She…