Monique DeCicco-Jones’ phone buzzed in early February with an urgent alert from St. Peter’s Regional Catholic School. “Please check your child’s book bag for a very important message from the Archdiocese,” said an automated voice. The alerts were usually used for for weather delays or closings. DeCicco-Jones tore the envelope […]

Showcasing different movements for social change through imagery, the “Perpetual Revolution: The Image and Social Change” exhibition at New York’s International Center of Photography (ICP) wowed SUNY New Paltz professor Dr. Rachel Somerstein and students from her Picture Culture course. Somerstein and her students trekked down to Manhattan to visit […]

When Danielle Weisbord, a sophomore at SUNY New Paltz, found out the college was only allowing students one day off this year for Passover, she was upset she wouldn’t be able to go home to celebrate. However, when she found out that near campus a Passover Seder would be held, she was glad […]

While some people find solace in various religious faiths and look to the heavens for answers, others find comfort in themselves and humanity and collect answers from scientific thought and theories. Fourth-year marketing major Leo Vogel and fourth-year secondary English education major Danielle Kingsbury are both non-theist Secular Humanists, which […]

“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 […]

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StonybrookSecond-year Julianna Sebade once again spent Easter Sunday in her SUNY New Paltz dorm, doing homework and surfing the web. “I usually spend religious holidays with family,” Sebade, who is from Far Rockaway said. “We go to mass and all have dinner together but I haven’t been able to go […]

Some college students continue attending services and stay dedicated to God while attending SUNY New Paltz and feel they are now responsible for their own faith. “It’s a bit harder [to attend services] because my parents aren’t forcing me to go but luckily I’ve been able to push myself,” said fourth-year secondary […]