Facing midterm elections that would eventually result in the resurgence of the Republican Party, environmentalists rallied at SUNY New Paltz on Wednesday, Oct. 27 to push for local and national reforms. Nearly 165 students, faculty and advocates assembled to demand an end to what they call unwarranted wars, unjust poverty […]

Just nine days before an election expected to be riddled with incumbent casualties, popular Democratic U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer and his Republican opponent Jay Townsend took their differences to the debate room. The often contentious debate was held Sunday night at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY. The questions addressed the […]

Assemblyman Kevin A. Cahill, D-Kingston, was elected for a seventh consecutive term after he defeated Republican opponent Peter Rooney of Highland in the election for New York’s 101st Assembly District. Results from Ulster and Dutchess counties show the Democratic incumbent, Cahill, won 21,583 to 17,104 over Rooney, claiming nearly 56 […]

As 9 p.m. rolled around and polls closed throughout New York, Ulster County Democrats anxiously awaited the results of the midterm elections. Nervous excitement quickly turned to enthusiastic cheers when unofficial results were projected onto a large screen at the Holiday Inn in Kingston. The projected results showed incumbents Ulster […]

A mob of students and professors stood in front of the Humanities building. People yelled as they held picket signs that said, “Don’t strip our budget.” A camera close to the action captured students in bikinis and professors screaming out of megaphones. It was a protest against cutting $9 million […]

Should a mosque be built just two blocks north of Ground Zero? Supporters cite their constitutional rights to build and pray, and claim that those against it are ignorant to the meaning of the religion of Islam. Opponents believe it is an unethical, insensitive operation, that will cause emotional distress […]

The State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz took a step towards the future on Oct. 5 when Congressman Maurice Hinchey (D-Hurley) announced the initial approval of a $5 million grant for solar energy research. The grant, which has already passed in the U.S. House of Defense Appropriations […]

Weather data collection hasn’t changed much in the last 114 years, although the climate has. Director of Research at Mohonk Preserve Paul C. Huth presented this year’s annual George O’Keefe Memorial Lecture, “A Century of Weather Observation at Mohonk Lake,” held Sept. 21 in the Lecture Center. Huth’s exposition was […]

It’s not too hot, it’s not too cold, it’s juuuust right. Astronomers have found a new “Goldilocks” planet that may harbor exactly the right conditions for life. And it’s only 140 trillion miles away! SPRING BREAK BABY! Obama’s chief of staff, Rahm Emmanuel, is supposedly going to resign on Friday. […]

Underage drinking has generally been an assumed part of college life. While this is no different at SUNY New Paltz, the New Paltz Police Department is determined to combat the problem. “We are not going to eradicate the problem, but we can do our best to keep a tight lid […]

The newly constructed Atrium is now open in the Student Union Building (SUB) following a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, Sept. 13. Assemblyman Kevin A. Cahill (D-Kingston), State Senator John J. Bonacic (R-Mt. Hope), SUNY New Paltz Interim President Donald Christian and Student Association President Jennifer Sanchez all spoke at […]

The rallies, the signs, the costumes, the anger – it seems the persistence of the controversial Tea Party movement in the last year is starting to pay off. In a shocking New York gubernatorial primary Tuesday night, Buffalo businessman and self-proclaimed “baseball bat” wielding candidate Carl Paladino beat the heavily […]

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On January 21, the Supreme Court made a final decision on Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (FEC), a judgment which allowed unlimited corporate contributions in state and federal elections and has sprouted controversy throughout the country, including the New Paltz community. In response, the Hudson Valley Progressive Coalition, Democracy […]

Last month, the Village of New Paltz Board of Trustees met to hear public views on several proposed changes to the village’s noise law. Roughly 75 Village of New Paltz residents and SUNY New Paltz students packed the village hall to voice their concerns. Eve Stern, a second-year student at SUNY New Paltz, […]

From the ailing elderly to the young with pre-existing conditions, small business owners to students at the State University of New York at New Paltz and beyond, discussion of the recent passage of health care reforms continues as American citizens wait to see how the new legislation will be implemented […]

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Over the past few months, headlines have focused on certain provisions within the new health care reform bill. Americans have been told that reforms will allow for 32 million uninsured Americans to be covered, will cost $940 billion dollars over 10 years, allow students to stay on their parents’ insurance […]

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The use of medical marijuana is now legal in 14 states, with at-home cultivation legal in 13. According to the $136.2 billion Senate Democratic budget plan — which passed 32-29 along party lines in late March 2010 and included a provision that would allow the legal use of medical marijuana — […]