Tag: culture

  • Easy College Dining On a Budget

    Easy College Dining On a Budget

    College students have enough on their plate to worry about without adding cooking on a budget to the list. That’s where pantry meals come in; meals that are made mostly out of ingredients you already have in your pantry. According to a study conducted by Ohio State University, 70% of college students feel stressed about…

  • Behind the Curtain

    Behind the Curtain

    “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf” tells the story of seven women of color who find unity through the shared oppression of a racist and sexist society to form a sisterhood through stories of love, empowerment, struggle and loss. The play will be performed by the SUNY New Paltz…

  • Small Town America: Discriminatory at Best

    Small Town America: Discriminatory at Best

    The United States prides itself on being a “melting pot” for diversity. This notion is easily proven in larger cities and metropolitan areas, where diversity is flourishing. But when it comes to ethnically-diverse rural areas, data from the United States’ Census corroborates firsthand evidence of discrimination towards minorities.   Over a decade ago, UCLA professor…

  • Muslim Students Search for Recognition

    Muslim Students Search for Recognition

    Djiby Diallo unlaces his dress shoes and sets them down with his socks. “You’re dressed like a priest!” one student mentions. Diallo laughed and said, “I like to look nice.” The SUNY New Paltz senior unfolds a red tablecloth, wrinkled with use, and lays it flat on the carpeted floor in room 407 of the…

  • At Work: Isabella Chisena Curates an Enchanting Collection

    At Work: Isabella Chisena Curates an Enchanting Collection

    Students of Lisa Phillips’ fall 2015 Literature of Journalism class were asked to interview everyday working people about their jobs, and frame the first-person commentaries in the style of Studs Terkel’s book “Working, People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do.” Subjects include an emergency medical technician,…

  • My Test: Jillian Nadiak’s 3 Days Without K-pop

    My Test: Jillian Nadiak’s 3 Days Without K-pop

    In “No K-pop for Three Days”, Jillian Nadiak does exactly as the title explains and ditches the music that is the driving force behind her life. Her video has been featured on Youtube Nation and is currently being optioned for a documentary on one of Korea’s top entertainment companies, YG Entertainment. In the K-pop world,…

  • Understanding Black Hair

    Understanding Black Hair

      Tichakunda Mafundikwa presents “Understanding Black Hair,” a discussion with SUNY New Paltz students about the unique complications of maintaing cultural hairstyles.

  • Japanese Artist Showcases “Boxing Painting” at Dorsky

    Japanese Artist Showcases “Boxing Painting” at Dorsky

    A tiny 80-year-old Japanese man with a wispy grey mohawk rolls out a bright green suitcase in front of a wall-length canvas. He puts it down and begins to unpack its contents onto the tarp he is standing on. Ushio Shinohara pulls out a pair of boxing gloves with foam padding tied on with twine,…

  • Weekly Cynicisms: The Deterioration of Our Culture

    Weekly Cynicisms: The Deterioration of Our Culture

     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 the time and listen to…