A woman in a black dress, laid out on a chair in her living room, coughing up blood. A well-dressed man crumpled into the corner of a barren home, desperate for closure. The sound of sharpening shears washes through a small bedroom while a little girl tells us how she […]

“Undiscovered New Paltz” is an assignment undertaken by students in Lisa Phillips Feature Writing class. In the series, student journalists chronicle their experiences with the roads less traveled in New Paltz, shedding light on the seemingly-mundane, under-appreciated corners of the town. I passed by a large white farmhouse on Huguenot […]

New Paltz is renowned for its stone houses on Historical Huguenot Street and its sumptuous Hudson Valley scenery. Hidden within the crevasses of history, however, are many places which, while perhaps lesser-known, are well worth a visit. Among these little wonders are a bridge from the 1800s, a forgotten slave burial […]

Ancient ceramics, projectile points and human remains: an archaeologist’s dream. Students involved in SUNY New Paltz’s field school get to experience this and much more. Though the field is primarily of interest to those in the anthropology department, SUNY New Paltz students of different academic backgrounds have become involved in […]