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Court Rules In Favor Of Town Planning Board In Park Point Lawsuit

On March 17, New York State Supreme Court of Ulster County Justice Michael Melkonian upheld the Town of New Paltz’s right to approve site plans based on financial impacts to the community, rejecting Wilmorite Incorporated — a real estate company which develops, finances and operates upon real estate — and their proposed 256-unit SUNY New Paltz dormitory project, Park Point, […]

Photo by Holly Lipka.

Bevier Hall To Close For Renovations In Dec. 2016

Starting in December of 2016, Bevier Hall will be closed to undergo renovations. The residence hall, located at the edge of South Manheim Blvd. and South Side Loop, will reopen in August of 2017. According to SUNY New Paltz Director of Facilities Design and Construction John McEnrue, the Bevier Hall reconstruction project was postponed to Dec. 2016 from Dec. 2015 […]

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Orange County School Apologizes Over Arabic Pledge Reading

Locals are divided over an apology issued by Pine Bush High School in Orange County after the school received complaints because a student recited the United States Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic as part of a series during foreign language week. Following the reading, some cars in the parking lot of the school sported the words, “We live in America. […]

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SUNY New Paltz Approves “Yes Means Yes” Policy

On Wednesday, March 6, the SUNY New Paltz College Council approved the new SUNY-wide policy regarding sexual violence prevention and response, nicknamed “Yes Means Yes.” Endorsed by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the new policy focuses on affirmative and active consent. According to the University Police Department’s (UPD) Annual Security and Fire Safety Report from 2013, seven incidents of sexual […]

Photo by Kristen Warfield.

Students Protest Rational Tuition Increase; Bring Demands To President’s Office

The eve of the Wednesday, April 1 budget deadline to determine state approval of more SUNY-wide tuition increases prompted a student rally at SUNY New Paltz Tuesday afternoon. Protesters sought a tuition freeze in light of ever-growing student loan debt and called for the college president to withdraw his support for the plan that raises tuition every year. In 2011, […]


Features

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Produce: Perfected or Poisoned?

When Jeremy Seifert asked the public about GMOs, the overwhelming response was: “What the hell is that?” To better understand what he was feeding his kids — Finn, 8, Scout, 6, and Pearl, 3 — Seifert, one of the directors of the 2013 documentary, “GMO OMG,” canvassed the country to get answers about possible ramifications of GMOs. Genetically modified organisms […]

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A&E

Photo courtesy of Tanya Marcuse.

Bodily Photography

For photographers and artists alike, inspiration comes from all kinds of sources and can shape their body of work. Renowned photographer and Bard College at Simon’s Rock professor Tanya Marcuse visited New Paltz to present her work and artistic process to photography students on Tuesday, April 7. Marcuse is intrigued by the human body, and that interest drives her to […]

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Sports

Photo by Holly Lipka.

Snapped Streak

The Men’s volleyball team snapped their 17-match winning streak last weekend in a matchup with Div. III nationally-ranked No. 4 Springfield College. The Hawks played three matches in two days at the Springfield Invitational. On Friday, April 4, the Hawks defeated Southern Vermont College (25-23, 17-25, 25-21, 25-14). Hawks first-year setter Mitchell Kennedy recorded a double-double with 11 kills and […]

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Editorial

Cartoon by Mike Sheinkopf.

The Wilmorite Fight

The New York State Supreme Court of Ulster County ruled in favor of the New Paltz Town Planning Board last month in a lawsuit from Wilmorite Inc., the real estate developer behind the proposed Park Point off-campus housing complex for SUNY New Paltz students and faculty. The board had voted against the plan and stated that the project would have […]

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Court Rules In Favor Of Town Planning Board In Park Point Lawsuit

Photo courtesy of nationofchange.org.

On March 17, New York State Supreme Court of Ulster County Justice Michael Melkonian upheld the Town of New Paltz’s right to approve site plans based on financial impacts to the community, rejecting Wilmorite Incorporated — a real estate company which develops, finances and operates upon real estate — and their proposed 256-unit SUNY New Paltz dormitory project, Park Point, […]

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Bevier Hall To Close For Renovations In Dec. 2016

Photo by Holly Lipka.

Starting in December of 2016, Bevier Hall will be closed to undergo renovations. The residence hall, located at the edge of South Manheim Blvd. and South Side Loop, will reopen in August of 2017. According to SUNY New Paltz Director of Facilities Design and Construction John McEnrue, the Bevier Hall reconstruction project was postponed to Dec. 2016 from Dec. 2015 […]

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Orange County School Apologizes Over Arabic Pledge Reading

Photo courtesy of Pine Bush Times Herald.

Locals are divided over an apology issued by Pine Bush High School in Orange County after the school received complaints because a student recited the United States Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic as part of a series during foreign language week. Following the reading, some cars in the parking lot of the school sported the words, “We live in America. […]

read more