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Students in Professor Lisa Phillips’ Feature Writing Class were assigned to profile people at the forefront of change: Caleb Sheedy, theater major at Syracuse University, single-handedly organized a walkout at New Paltz High School after the Parkland Florida shooting to create a platform for change on gun violence. “You never […]

Not Your Normal Commute Late one November evening Jon Novick made his routine commute home from Brooklyn to Queens after a long day of work. However, as he approached the train that night, a young man aggressively jumped over him and ran away without looking back. Jon was speechless as […]

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The journalism program at SUNY New Paltz has never had its own department. This year, however, it’s secured its own spot in the new Digital Media and Journalism department (DMJ), and with it, journalism and digital media students may find new opportunities. There are three majors in the new department: […]

Third-year English and public relations major Nicole Brinkley sits hunched over her laptop,  her “Doctor Who” calendar — dedicated solely to her blogging schedule — resting in her lap. With only a few empty squares left on the October page, her Young Adult (YA) book blog, WORD for Teens, will […]

Students on campus at SUNY New Paltz will notice a new set of solar panels at the South Classroom Building after October 1. After a setup lasting four days, the school is now operating a twenty-panel solar system that is estimated to contribute 6,000 kilowatt hours per year to the […]

It was the bottom of the seventh inning on Thursday, May 6 and the State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz Hawks softball team was beating the hosted SUNY Cortland Red Dragons, the dominating school of the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC). After a defensive […]

Eli Davis Siems has been smoking for two years. When he was a high school student, everyone used to smoke after school and during lunch breaks. Today, the first-year English major smokes four to five cigarettes a day—two packs a week—mostly after class or a meal. In a 2008 National Survey on Drug […]