The New Paltz Oracle is the official student newspaper of SUNY New Paltz, partially funded by the student activity fee. With a circulation of 1000, The Oracle is featured both on-campus and in numerous spots around town, and is published on a weekly basis, hitting stands and online each Thursday of the Fall and Spring semesters.
The New Paltz Oracle office is located in the Student Union Building, Room 417. Open office hours are on Monday nights from 7-8 p.m., unless otherwise noted. (NOTE: There will be no open office hours for the Fall 2020 semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions).
Meetings and Writing Opportunities for Students
The New Paltz Oracle holds open office hours almost every Monday at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Building, room 417. Articles are assigned to the staff members prior to this meeting, and then to contributors. There is no guarantee that stories will be available for contributors at the time of their meeting.
Deadlines for submissions by contributors are Sunday at 7 p.m. unless stated by the editor that assigned the article. Articles must be submitted via e-mail to email@example.com. Articles that were not assigned by an editor, or those articles that have been turned in late, are not guaranteed for publication.
Furthermore, The Oracle accepts pitches – by SUNY New Paltz students only. Included with the pitch must be the student’s name, year, major, intended topic, how they plan to report and why it should be of interest to the student body. Pitches will be accepted solely at the discretion of the editor-in-chief.
(NOTE: The above submission guidelines have been temporarily amended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information on writing for The Oracle, please see our Get Involved Page.)
Editorials represent the views of the majority of the editorial board.
Columns, op-eds and letters written in this paper, excluding editorials, are solely those of the writers and do not necessarily represent the views of The New Paltz Oracle, its staff members, the campus community and university or the town of New Paltz.
The New Paltz Oracle provides a forum for members of the campus and local community to express their views publicly. The New Paltz Oracle welcomes all letters to the editor but there is no guarantee of publication. It is ultimately the discretion of the editor-in-chief.
We reserve the right to edit all letters for length. Letters that are malicious or libelous will not be published. All letters should be no more than 500 words and must include a name and telephone number. Letters to the editor must be submitted via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “Letter to the Editor” in your email’s subject line. They must be submitted no later than the Tuesday prior to publication.
The web edition of The New Paltz Oracle provides a forum for members of the campus and local community to express their views publicly online. The New Paltz Oracle welcomes any comments, but there is no guarantee of approval. The decision to publish comments to the website ultimately falls to the discretion of the editor-in-chief and web chief. Anonymous commenting is not permitted. Comments containing profanity and/or are determined to be malicious or libelous will not be published. A comment should be kept to minimal word length; longer-form letters of up to 250 words may be submitted for The New Paltz Oracle printed edition by e-mail.
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