At the age of 14, students transition from middle school to high school. At 16, teens in New York can start driving. And at 18, young adults may register to vote, symbolizing their entrance into adulthood. For many millennials, the 2016 election is the first opportunity they’ll have to exercise […]
By Danielle Grossi On the final day to vote for the 2016 presidential election, students and faculty of SUNY New Paltz had the opportunity to vote on campus in the multipurpose room located in the Student Union Building. The crowd was a manageable size, and members of the campus were […]
By Tithee Patel NEW PALTZ – The 2016 U.S. presidential election is expected to see a significant increase in first-time and young adult voters. According to POLITICO, voter registration has reached an all-time high at 200 million registered voters, making up about 83 percent of the adult U.S. population. “More […]
Many SUNY New Paltz students cast their votes for the first time in the 2016 presidential election. To capture their reactions to the campaigns, candidates and meaning of their vote, students from Prof. Lisa Phillips’ Feature Writing class and Prof. Rachel Somerstein’s Journalism 1 class went to local polling places. […]
Students from Prof. Lisa Phillips’ Feature Writing class and Prof. Rachel Somerstein’s Journalism 1 class spoke to first-time voters at SUNY New Paltz about their feelings and experiences with the election. Here are some of their views.