On Oct. 3, Campus Auxiliary Services (CAS) and Neebo, the company that runs the campus bookstore, held an open forum to discuss issues that arose with the students, faculty and the materials needed for classes this semester. Despite the overwhelming concern of book prices, delayed shipping and an inaccurate number […]

Karen Wallace, an accomplished children’s and young adult author, graced SUNY New Paltz with her very pleasant presence on Dec. 3.She came to welcome the start of the play Wendy, based on her young adult novel of the same title. She also gave a lecture and conducted a writing workshop, […]

Whether we like it or not, the world is on it’s way to becoming completely digitized. Those who continue to deny the technological revolution, with newspapers and CDs clutched tightly in their hands, will simply be left behind. The United States military forces have been quick to recognize this and […]

It’s hard to know which politicians in Albany can be trusted. After reporting on them for more than four months, the thought of a lawmaker whose main concern does not ultimately lie with their own well-being is laughable. Even when I begin to feel good about a lawmaker, I remember […]

It was 2003 and my grandmother had just entered the hospital. My grandfather, Al Kirchner, was by her side with a constant flow of doctors and information on a daily basis. This would be overwhelming to anyone, but my mom, aunt and uncle started to notice something wrong. He began […]

Whether global warming is real or a fallacy, it never hurts to be efficient in the automotive realm. Automotive companies are striving to become more efficient, though not by choice. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are forcing car companies to raise their standards. Starting in 2012, fuel […]

Every year as Easter approaches, I know it means politics. The non-Jewish side of my family consists of staunch, moral conservatives and we always seem to have at least one heated debate. Whether the arguments are about sweeping issues like health care or sticky topics such as underage drinking, it always ends with a […]

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Is the United States Federal Government biting off more than it can chew? Currently, President Barack Obama and his administration want to tackle domestic issues ranging from health care, education, the environment and the lagging economy. How is it possible to accomplish all of these goals? It’s simple: increase the size […]

You have to be passionate about what you do. This seems to be the age-old mantra for getting ahead in life. And it is, perhaps, even more necessary for student journalists. Holding the title of “journalist” is not to be taken lightly as you hold the irreplaceable task of informing […]