The campus of SUNY New Paltz is no stranger to nature. Located in the Shawangunk Mountain region and next to the Wallkill River, New Paltz is swarming with squirrels, deer, fish, bears and geese. In fact, SUNY New Paltz has its own pond that runs straight through the heart of […]

While I’ve always been a supporter of marriage equality, I’ve never paid much regard to the issue until recently. I hold the belief that marriage in its essence is a peculiar institution and wondered why a simple state-issued certificate could have such profound effects on people. What if someone simply […]

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A. It’s the summer and we’re in the house that I found for us. The sun is shining through the open windows and the bits of cloth that I have draped over the curtain rod make an amber light in the room. We’re on our bed and you’re wrapped around […]

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Four hours of work in the Foreign Language Department in the morning, four hours of class in the afternoon, three hours of reading at night. Add on two hours to study French and Arabic, and a possible sorority meeting before bed. Look hectic? Seem stressful? This is a typical Thursday […]

“Do you know?” Campus fliers and advertisements with this campaign have been spread across the SUNY New Paltz campus. The campaign is a response to sexual assault by Resident Life officials and University Police. In the month of September alone there were two cases of sexual assault – one on […]

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So here I am – two more weeks until I’m completely finished with college. After years of late nights in the library and countless hours spent buried under books, all I can think is: What now? I am well aware that this is a question most college students acknowledge as […]

I remember the day I began to lose faith in journalism. Not in a drastic I’m-going-to-change-my-course-of-life way, but I called its integrity into question. I started to ask myself, “What does journalism today really mean? How much respect do journalists really get? Does it hold any real value?” It was […]

My thighs are moldy Jell-o. When I walk, they jiggle with a delayed reaction, and I hate when that happens. I have to take my hands, move one leg forward and then the other. They are so heavy that my saggy arms become limp and so my leg drops and […]

If Facebook came with a side effects label like prescription drugs do, it might read something like this: “May attract creepy stalker-types, crumble communication skills, give the impression that you have more friends than you actually do and add a few hours onto an already time consuming term paper.” Facebook […]

You expel 20.2 tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere every year. You’re not the only one. So does every other person in the United States. That’s approximately 6,218,772,000 tons. That number, in part, explains why the United States is responsible for 30.3% of the global contribution to global warming. […]

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Oil. This is the substance we as a nation are addicted to. We’ve even started a war over it. Josh Tickell does an amazing job at illustrating this in his documentary “Fuel.” The documentary has won various film awards but most notably, one at the Sundance Film Festival for the […]

Executioners struggled unsuccessfully to find a vein to lethally inject Romell Broom. The team was so inadequate when it came to lethally injecting Broom that they needed to take a “break” after two hours of failed efforts, said Broom’s attorney Adele Shank. If it sounds cruel and unusual, that’s because […]