The Sweet Sounds of Summer

April 7, 2011 Rachel Freeman 0

The summer is quickly approaching with a time of laziness, iced coffee, trips to the beach, lurid bikinis and most importantly, music festivals. Now is the time when these festivals are starting to announce their lineups and you have to plan your festival hopping schedule. Don’t worry, The New Paltz Oracle is here to help you sift through the overwhelming number of musical events taking place this summer. In this guide, you’ll find a variety of fests […]

Photographic Memories

March 31, 2011 Rachel Freeman 0

When 93-year-old Annette Finestone sold her hotel business in 1978, she never expected her husband to find a bag of her old film from Japan while rummaging through things. “I found this film and I said, ‘Oh my god I ought to do something about it.’ They were just rolled up in a bag still, I didn’t even know I had them,” Finestone said. Finestone’s job as a placement officer landed her in Nagoya, Japan after a job was unavailable in France. She arrived in Japan in 1945 six months after the bombing of Hiroshima. […]

Home is Where the Art is

March 31, 2011 Roberto Cruz 0

On March 18, SUNY New Paltz started its spring break, which gave many students a chance to return home, re-unite with old friends and visit familiar places. It also marked the closing of “Thoughts of Home,” an exhibit at The Dorsky featuring a collection of photographs that focus on the home as a place of great emotional experience. “Thoughts of Home” opened to students and the […]