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Data Visualizations used for the SUNY New Paltz “Low Wage Living in the Hudson Valley” project By Casey Silvestri Percentage of Persons in Poverty, 2015 Create column charts       Minimum Wage vs. Living Wage Create line charts       Is Your Unpaid Internship Illegal? Create your own […]

By Rosalba Corrao On a recent weekday morning, Gonzalez led children to a green door.  “Get in line, come on, get in line,” she said. The teachers and assistants were moving the 12 children from the green music room to the red classroom.  The children, all about three years old, […]

By Melissa Kramer In the frigid basement of a six-person house, curly-haired, 21-year-old Matt Joyce perches on his bed, fiddling with an unplugged electric guitar. The bed, with no headboard or box frame, sits on the concrete floor in the corner. The sounds of rain and wind permeate a small […]

It’s 2 a.m. when SUNY New Paltz senior, Therese Cavalari, finally leaves work. She wears a black collared shirt, black dress pants, and a black apron with the Applebee’s logo on its left side. Her shirt is covered with marinara sauce stains and the bottom of her pant legs look […]