SUNY New Paltz community members gathered on March 12 at 5:30 p.m. outside of Hasbrouck Dining Hall to pay respects to Sodexo employee Precious Newkirk. Newkirk, 25, passed away on March 3, 2015 due to a car accident while traveling to work on Route 32. She was a well-known face […]

I ran out the door into the summer night, the smell of gasoline reeking from  our ’97 Toyota Corolla. My father had stopped to work on its breaks while he brought my dog on a walk. “I always tell him to put her on a leash,” I turned and said to […]

What does family mean to you? This was the question asked to the students of the Spring 2011 Literature of Journalism Class. In response, the class individually wrote first-person short stories documenting scenes of interaction between themselves and members of their families. The Literature of Journalism class analyzes the technique […]

Moms will do anything and everything to protect their children, but this time the knock was too loud. I was too young to know what the word “repossession” meant, but I assumed it was bad when I saw a heavy-set bald man driving away in our car. At the time […]