Republished with permission from the Legislative Gazette. For the first time in almost a decade, Democrats will hold a firm majority control of the New York State Senate. Based on preliminary numbers from the State Board of Elections, Democrats appeared to have secured a total 39 seats in the state […]

Republished with permission from the Legislative Gazette Gov. Andrew Cuomo defeated Republican challenger Marc Molinaro to secure a third term. He’s the first governor to do so since George Pataki in 2006. It appeared in the days prior to the election that Cuomo was losing his lead, but on Election […]

Alice still describes her attacker as “tall and good-looking.” She had known him before it happened. They had talked for a while. She said he would always hint that he wanted to mess around with her, even though he knew she wasn’t looking for a hook-up. A lot of people […]

Every Memorial Day, you see them. They don’t stand as tall as they once did, but they still have it in them to fight for their fellow service members. The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), which has lobbied in Washington for increased benefits to soldiers, has been a support system […]

The United States prides itself on being a “melting pot” for diversity. This notion is easily proven in larger cities and metropolitan areas, where diversity is flourishing. But when it comes to ethnically-diverse rural areas, data from the United States’ Census corroborates firsthand evidence of discrimination towards minorities.   Over […]

With the abuse of Adderall, Vyvanse, Ritalin and other stimulant medications on the rise among college students, government agencies, pharmacies and health insurance companies have turned to digital measures to clamp down on the availability of these drugs. However, while it may now be harder to get a prescription, there […]

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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 Kristen Warfield The sun has barely started to rise at 5:30 a.m. when Mercedes Ortiz turns off her alarm to get ready for school. Achy and fatigued, she rolls out of bed at her family’s home in Walden, New York, knowing there’s another long day ahead. To the sounds […]