It’s finals week at the State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz and many students are staying up late to get papers done and study for exams. The vicious cycle of staying up late to finish projects and cram for tests only to wake up early for class is never-ending. […]

Alton Campbell is a Hasbrouck employee by day, graphic novelist by night. He disguises himself with a blue or orange shirt and matching visor. He quietly serves students salad, and refreshes cheese by the panini machines. When he goes home, he enters a new world—a post-apocalyptic world—where a hero with […]

For his lighting design work on the set of the SUNY New Paltz production “Red Masquerade,” the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) recognized fourth-year student Mark Krasnov for his excellence at its annual conference for theatre industry professionals. At the USITT design expo in Kansas City, M.O., with […]

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 […]

Since 2003, Invisible Children, a non-profit organization based in California, has been raising awareness about human rights violations in Uganda. New Paltz students have done their part in supporting this group since 2008 when they started their own branch of Invisible Children on the college campus.

Many college students wouldn’t choose to spend extra money on healthy, organic food over their beer fund, but Brittany Harold puts her body’s needs first. “After being so informed about how conventionally farmed foods affect not only our bodies but us mentally, I feel like I can’t eat conventional food […]

It’s midterm week at SUNY New Paltz and third-year student Sarah R. is feeling stressed out. She has to study for a test and write two five-page essays. She decides to illegally take Adderall, a prescription drug, to help her stay focused and complete her work efficiently. Adderall or “Addy’s” […]

Glenn Geher moved briskly around the room as students clicked furiously at computer stations, their brows furrowed in determination. He made his way through the crowded tables, assisting each student and offering advice until the room cleared out. The last transfer student remaining was still attempting to craft a workable […]

  Students and New Paltz residents can now enjoy a cup of spiced hot cocoa, play a game of chess, catch a live show, attend a workshop or sit down with a consultant and talk about computer problems at the /Root Café: the grassroots tech café, pronounced “Slash Root Café.” Owner […]