Tag: Kaycia Sailsman

  • Transitioning Into American Academia

    Transitioning Into American Academia

    By Jessica Jones and Kaycia Sailsman Josselin Valladares, 14, has lived in the Hudson Valley since March 2014. Her journey from Honduras to New York followed that which her parents, Glenia Gomez and Victor Valladares, made in June 2012. Valladares’ parents now both pack apples at Hurds Farm in Modena. No one in the family…

  • Art Enrichment for the Neighboring Children

    Art Enrichment for the Neighboring Children

    By Kaycia Sailsman On Saturdays, classrooms in the Fine Arts Building at SUNY New Paltz are filled with children from kindergarten through high school in and around the New Paltz area. Students from all different grade levels are getting hands on experience working on 3D projects, sculpting, piano, photography, and stop motion animation. The Saturday…

  • Body Confidence Movement Gains Momentum

    Body Confidence Movement Gains Momentum

    By Kaycia Sailsman Being “plus size” isn’t an insult or something to be ashamed of anymore. A shift in society’s perception of body image is occurring. Despite pervasive media coverage of ‘perfect body types,’ plus-size women are accepting their physiques, with the help of the rising popularity of outspoken bloggers and plus-size models. Tess Holliday,…