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Edited and packaged by: John Camera, Cafari Reid and Maria Enea Despite hundreds of job openings and well-paying salaries, millennials are moving away from skilled trade jobs. Half of current trade workers are over 45-years-old, making it difficult for employers to recruit young people for open roles, according to a […]

By Anthony Mitthauer-Orza Janet Yusko never would have saw her life go from a having full-time job to seeing her father pass away and returning home to care for 82-year-old mother with dementia. At age 55, Yusko finds herself caught in a bind. After holding high-level administrative jobs in Ulster […]

By Mike Timpert Eleanor Candee was lying on the floor of her housemate Erica’s bedroom in tears. She didn’t want to smell like the place anymore, that scent of coffee and microwaved bagels that clung to her clothes and never left. She didn’t want to spend her weekends consumed with […]

By Melissa Kramer In the frigid basement of a six-person house, curly-haired, 21-year-old Matt Joyce perches on his bed, fiddling with an unplugged electric guitar. The bed, with no headboard or box frame, sits on the concrete floor in the corner. The sounds of rain and wind permeate a small […]

Students are ready to graduate from college and have begun their “real world” job search. They have prepared their clean-cut resume and interview smile. But the last thing they expect is to reveal their Facebook password to their potential employer. “I’ve heard about the whole Facebook and hiring thing, but […]

As I’m struggling to zip up my long winter jacket while balancing my backpack and cell phone, I realize the only time I have to call my mom for her birthday is during my walk to my 8 a.m. class. I dial the home number. When she softly answers, “Hello,” […]

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When Mitch Scott graduated from New Paltz this past May, he knew exactly what he wanted to do: teach English. The only problem was that nobody seemed to be hiring. “I attended Teacher Recruitment Day, applied to schools up and down the East Coast all summer, dropped off resumes in […]

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  Alex Storozynski graduated from New Paltz in 1983 with a degree in political science and minors in journalism and law & politics, and has gone on to achieve great things. He has written for publications such as The Chicago Tribune, and New York Post, and has written editorials for […]

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Katie Koch graduated from New Paltz with a bachelor’s degree in communication disorders in December 2009, with no job prospects, and no idea what her future held. After a summer full of job searching, Koch discovered Miss Mella’s Footsteps to Learning Preschool in Coram, N.Y. She made a phone call, […]

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Don’t kill your TV just yet! Production freelancer and businesswoman Ivey Elizabeth Haber designs sets for film and TV, like Play-Doh’s “Shape and Spin Elmo,” and when she’s not a freelance art production assistant in New York City, she’s a jack of all trades in fashion and media. Since September […]

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Anilsa Nunez had only lived in the United States for three years before she started at New Paltz, and the transition to college life was not easy. “I couldn’t understand half of what people were saying to me,” she said. However, with the help of mentors along the way, Nunez […]

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On Sunday morning, Meg Zanetich left her house with a notebook, a pen, and an agenda – cover the Boy Scout pancake breakfast. “Yes, the riveting journalism of the Hudson Valley,” she joked. “Hey, I take what I can get!” Zanetich, 24, graduated from SUNY New Paltz this August with […]