Awareness Is Blowing In The Wind

May 3, 2012 Maria Jayne 0

The ladies of Sigma Delta Tau planted a garden of pinwheels in the shape of their sorority’s greek letters on the Old Main Quad on Tuesday, May 1 to raise awareness of a child abuse prevention charity. “We feel child abuse is a commonly neglected topic,” Chapter President Meghan Healy said. […]

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An Allergic Reaction

March 8, 2012 Katie Kocijanski 0

Beware of the heart-shaped box: for some students, these confections can be lethal. Heather Hewett, associate professor of English and Women’s Studies, explores the subject of allergies in “When Valentine’s Day is dangerous for kids,” her recently published article on CNN. “It’s an opinion essay arguing that we need to make schools safe for kids with food allergies,” said Hewett. She said her inspiration came from the death of 7-year-old Ammaria Johnson in January. Johnson died of an allergic reaction to a peanut. Her Chesterfield, Va. school did not give her any medication. Ammaria’s death could have been prevented by epinephrine, a form of adrenaline, Hewett said. […]

Leap of Faith

March 8, 2012 Maria Jayne 0

A New Paltz student and survivor of rape is taking a leap to raise money and awareness for the topic. Sabrina Kowaleski, a fourth-year English […]