Earth-Friendly Living

Sunday marked the first day of New Paltz Earth Week 2012, dedicated to educating students on current environmental initiatives, catastrophes and how to live sustainably with at least one event each day during the week. The New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) hosted New Paltz Earth Week 2012 to provide events for students on and off campus. NYPIRG Project Coordinator Eric Wood said he hopes to inspire students to take action. “College students are the beginning of movements,” Wood said. “We need students to take control of environmental degradation.” The week began Sunday, April 22 with the Climate Action Coalition hosting the 10th Annual Earth Day Celebration kick-off. Beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the New Paltz Reformed Church, students celebrated sustainability and earth-wise practices through festival activities including demonstrations, food, children’s activities and music by Vickie Russel, Betty & the Baby Boomers. […]

Constantly Cloudy

April 26, 2012 John Brandi 0

People always told fourth-year fine arts major Hannah Van Ravenswaay to get her head out of the clouds, but she refused to listen. Clouds are […]

Hoen Climbs To New Heights

April 26, 2012 Ben Kindlon 0

“It’s time to get chizzied.” Third-year psychology major Wes Hoen is one of many avid rock climbers who migrated to the town of New Paltz. The Shawangunk Mountain range, also known as the Gunks, is located close to the town and is a notable destination for rock climbers. The spot gives both top-rope climbers and boulder climbers hundreds of different routes to explore. He said after having birthday parties at a local indoor rock gym near his home as a kid, he was hooked on climbing. Hoen’s career as a serious climber started when he was 14, after getting hired at the gym where he started. Hoen spent hours in the gym, training and improving his skill […]