By Mercedes Ortiz NEW PALTZ – Christine Bobro’s advice for conservative incoming students at SUNY New Paltz are: play devil’s advocate with your professors, don’t conform your views, voice your opinions, make a conservative club on campus, and be yourself. The 22-year-old Digital Media Production major transferred from Marist College […]
By Briana Dunlay Students gathered in clumps on Tuesday, Nov. 8, in the multi-purpose room of the Student Union Building. They stood in a line that circled the room, waiting, some more patiently than others, to cast their vote for the next president. A group of friends split their time […]
By Madeleine de Caño NEW PALTZ – This year’s presidential campaign has proven to be one of the most divided in United States history, with candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton positioning their platforms in direct opposition. The New York Times’ Farah Stockman calls it “dangerous polarization,” as the candidates’ extremism […]
Many SUNY New Paltz students cast their votes for the first time in the 2016 presidential election. To capture their reactions to the campaigns, candidates and meaning of their vote, students from Prof. Lisa Phillips’ Feature Writing class and Prof. Rachel Somerstein’s Journalism 1 class went to local polling places. […]
Students from Prof. Lisa Phillips’ Feature Writing class and Prof. Rachel Somerstein’s Journalism 1 class spoke to first-time voters at SUNY New Paltz about their feelings and experiences with the election. Here are some of their views.
Students from Prof. Lisa Phillips’ Feature Writing class and Prof. Rachel Somerstein’s Journalism 1 class went to the polls to interview voters in the 2016 election. Here’s what voters had to say.