Photo courtesy of Dan Torres.

Torres Joins LGBTQ Center Board of Directors

On Nov. 18, New Paltz Town Councilman Dan Torres announced on his Facebook page that he was the newest member of the Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center’s board of directors. The center, which is located in Kingston, New York, provides services, professional resources and programs that bring together the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community across lines of age, […]

Photo by Anthony DeRosa.

Demonstrators Protest Non-Indictment Of NYPD Officer

As part of the New Paltz Black Student Union’s social awareness campaign #NPWAKESUP, which addresses issues of police violence against minorities, student demonstrators organized once again on Monday, Dec. 8 to protest in response to the non-indictment of Daniel Pantaleo, the NYPD officer responsible for the Staten Island chokehold death of 43-year-old Eric Garner. Taking place in the Student Union […]

Photo by Anthony DeRosa.

STL’s First Floor Officially Closes For Renovation

At last week’s Academic Senate meeting, senators voiced their grievances about the timing of the Sojourner Truth Library’s (STL) first floor renovation closing in relationship to its close proximity to finals week, believing the closing to be inconsiderate to students’ need for an accommodating study area. “I recognize the frustration the students experienced. I myself am not thrilled with the […]

Photo by Lizzie Nimetz.

$52.9 Million Renovation Bond Back On The Ballot

After the initial failure of the $52.9 million bond proposal, the New Paltz Board of Education attempted to seek other ways to address the decrepit infrastructure of the New Paltz Middle School. Techniques such as creating a hotline where New Paltz residents can send their comments and suggest solutions to the issue were implemented. According to an article in The […]

Photo by Lizzie Nimetz.

Plastic Bag Ban Sparks Local Criticism

The New Paltz Village Board’s ban on plastic bags in restaurants and retail shops in the village, which is set to begin next April, continues to stir controversy among business owners in New Paltz. The legislation aims to reduce the village’s environmental impact in regards to plastic usage, yet some locals doubt that this new policy will impact environmental issues […]


Features

Photo courtesy of Jennifer Lim.

New Paltz Festive Fairs

The holidays are here and New Paltz has gotten into the holly jolly spirit. Holiday fairs and events have brightened the whole town with tinsel, treats and tradition. The Unison Arts Center held their 24th Annual Holiday Crafts Fair, a major event in New Paltz, on Dec. 6 and 7 in the New Paltz Middle School. With a small admission […]

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A&E

Photo by Maxwell Reide.

Polich’s Dorsky Career Comes To A Close

As the Dorsky Museum’s flagship exhibit “Dick Polich: Transforming Metal into Art” comes to a close in just one week, the museum wants to make sure that visitors get the best experience possible. Guest Educator Kevin Cook gave an hour long tour of the exhibit on Sunday, Dec. 7, which included anecdotes about Dick Polich that could not be heard […]

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Sports

Photo courtesy of Ed Diller Photography.

SUNYAC Split For Women’s Basketball

The Women’s basketball team split a pair of SUNYAC games to begin their conference season on Friday, Dec. 5 and Saturday, Dec. 6. On Friday, the Hawks were defeated 71-65 by defending SUNYAC Champions, the Plattsburgh Cardinals. Trailing by eight points with four minutes left in the game, the Hawks went on a 11-4 run to cut the deficit to […]

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Editorial

Cartoon by Julie Gunderson.

Troublesome Timing

On Dec. 4 the Sojourner Truth Library (STL) began renovations of its main floor, which will be closed for 10 to 12 months in order to provide students with more study materials and provide an environment that will be better-suited for students to complete their work. We at The New Paltz Oracle commend the school for further improving our campus, […]

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Troublesome Timing

Cartoon by Julie Gunderson.

On Dec. 4 the Sojourner Truth Library (STL) began renovations of its main floor, which will be closed for 10 to 12 months in order to provide students with more study materials and provide an environment that will be better-suited for students to complete their work. We at The New Paltz Oracle commend the school for further improving our campus, […]

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SUNYAC Split For Women’s Basketball

Photo courtesy of Ed Diller Photography.

The Women’s basketball team split a pair of SUNYAC games to begin their conference season on Friday, Dec. 5 and Saturday, Dec. 6. On Friday, the Hawks were defeated 71-65 by defending SUNYAC Champions, the Plattsburgh Cardinals. Trailing by eight points with four minutes left in the game, the Hawks went on a 11-4 run to cut the deficit to […]

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Polich’s Dorsky Career Comes To A Close

Photo by Maxwell Reide.

As the Dorsky Museum’s flagship exhibit “Dick Polich: Transforming Metal into Art” comes to a close in just one week, the museum wants to make sure that visitors get the best experience possible. Guest Educator Kevin Cook gave an hour long tour of the exhibit on Sunday, Dec. 7, which included anecdotes about Dick Polich that could not be heard […]

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