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Before Brian Dyroff can answer a question, he has to pull his earplugs out. With a pinch in each ear, he eases out two small purple pieces of foam, shaped like miniature grain silos. The earplugs go into a small plastic carrying case that he slips into his pocket. But […]

Last month, the Village of New Paltz Board of Trustees met to hear public views on several proposed changes to the village’s noise law. Roughly 75 Village of New Paltz residents and SUNY New Paltz students packed the village hall to voice their concerns. Eve Stern, a second-year student at SUNY New Paltz, […]

Faculty and students filed into the Honor’s Center, anxious to hear professors from the State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz read their original poetry. The room went quiet as Howard Good, one of the night’s featured poets, approached the podium to announce Dennis Doherty as the first […]

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.

A group gathered in front of Village Hall, doling out bright red masquerade masks to anyone who was curious enough to wander near the van. Children ran around, dressed as crayons, zebras and trees. A woman with a black painted face wore a beak and chatted with a polar bear. These people were all participants in […]

A soft light travels through a cylindrical tube, slowly flashing as it glides, different colors emitting brightly. Meanwhile, fiber optics light mirrors as music blares from an iPod. A disco ball spins slowly above a sheepskin rug. Sound like the newest club or bar? Think again. This is the Snoezelen room, […]