Students from Prof. Lisa Phillips’ Feature Writing class and Prof. Rachel Somerstein’s Journalism 1 class spoke to first-time voters at SUNY New Paltz about their feelings and experiences with the election. Here are some of their views.
With the presidential election a little over a month away and the deadline to register to vote, Oct. 12, only a week away, political fervor is in the air. As a result of the first debate on Oct. 3, social media was overrun with opinions and comments regarding the statements made by the two presidential…
Though campaign signs strew local intersections and commercials run rampant on television, a majority of SUNY New Paltz students have no idea who is running for high public office in today’s election. In a recent sample of 60 New Paltz students, 68 percent could not name a candidate currently running for Governor. 13 percent of…