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Data Visualizations used for the SUNY New Paltz “Low Wage Living in the Hudson Valley” project By Casey Silvestri Percentage of Persons in Poverty, 2015 Create column charts       Minimum Wage vs. Living Wage Create line charts       Is Your Unpaid Internship Illegal? Create your own […]

By Rosalba Corrao On a recent weekday morning, Gonzalez led children to a green door.  “Get in line, come on, get in line,” she said. The teachers and assistants were moving the 12 children from the green music room to the red classroom.  The children, all about three years old, […]

By Nick Tantillo There is a laminated sign that hangs in the rear of the Convenient Deli in New Paltz. What used to read “Overnight Shift” has been scribbled out with a black marker and replaced with “Overwatch Shift,” a video game reference. Beneath the black zig-zag is a list […]

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 […]