By Ophelia Xie and Max Freebern As the 2020 Census steadily approaches, the federal government will once again attempt to count every resident in the United States. According to the U.S. Census Bureau website, the Census has served as one of the most vital sources of data for all levels […]

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 […]

NEW PALTZ – A women’s activist group organized a march against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Sept. 24 to protest his nomination. Protesters marched down Main Street in New Paltz holding signs that said,  “Attempted Rape Is A Crime” and “KavaNOPE #TIMESUP.” Some of the protesters wore Handmaid’s outfits […]

As acts of public violence occur frequently on college campuses across the country, SUNY New Paltz responds with updated safety plans for faculty, staff and students. Emergency management at the university is a response to the tragic events at Virginia Tech and other higher education institutions. SUNY New Paltz administrators look at […]

    Many SUNY New Paltz students are unaware that if they call university police off campus, unless it is a direct emergency, they will be referred to town police. The New York State University Police Department (UPD) at SUNY New Paltz has jurisdiction over the college campus, as well […]

“Blasphemous” religious imagery sparks mass protests—by Orthodox Christians in Belgrade. More than 18,000 illegal online pharmacies shut down by FDA. Last speaker of Scottish dialect dies—one of the 3,000 languages estimated to perish by century’s end dies with him. Scottsdale Police Officer cleared of all charges after he kills unarmed man holding grandson—sixth person killed by the officer […]

A famously art-driven town, New Paltz N.Y., hosted the fifth-annual Celebration of the Arts(COTA), a free festival for all local artists on Oct. 8. All forms of art and creativity were encouraged and welcomed with open arms. Painters and sketch artist positioned themselves along cobblestone paths documenting the beauty of […]

The Inaugural Mr. New Paltz: Male Beauty Pageant fundraiser was held on December 8, 2010 at 9 p.m. in the Student Union Multi-Purpose Room. Sponsored by Student Association and Residence Hall Student Association, this is the first male pageant hosted by SA. This event was created as a fundraiser for Pakistan […]

With the economy continuing to struggle, many colleges, both public and private, are being forced to cut their budgets significantly. The SUNY system has reallocated more than $400 million in the past two years, forcing the reduction of programs across several campuses. Despite this, one thing that has not taken […]

When Janice Cyr heard that her rent was going up, she was worried. “I felt this lump in my stomach,” she said. “I just thought, ‘we’re not going to be able to survive this.’” In the end, the Shawangunk Running Company could not survive. The specialty sports store just off […]

DECEMBER 1, 2010–Despite the recent findings of Army General Carter Ham and Pentagon General Counsel Jeh Johnson’s study on “Don’t ask, don’t tell,” a repeal of the policy this year is doubtful. An eventual repeal, however, appears on the horizon. After the Tuesday, Nov. 30 release of the nine-month study […]

The votes are in, but it’s not over yet. The 2010 midterm election results are still trickling in locally and nationally, and it’s just the beginning of what looks to be two tumultuous years in politics. Here’s a summary of what’s happened so far. The predicted anti-Democratic wave has played […]

“Why don’t they care?” “I thought this was their time for change?” These sullen musings periodically escaped from the minds of old men and slipped through the cracks of their half-smiles, only to bounce off the dimly lit rafters and empty seats of a downtown New Paltz bar, 36 Main. […]