mental illness

Do you know what you are? A memoir of mental illness and discovery

The Sunday before Halloween was a relatively warm day for October. I remember waking up to the sense of the sun draping through my olive-toned curtains. It was going to be a great day…I could feel it in my bones—the warm, tingly, build-up of emotion I’ve come to consider “happiness.” In retrospect, what I was…

How Long Can I Store Hard Liquor Before It Goes Bad?

Unless you buy the personal-size bottles of your favorite liquor or choose to split a bottle with friends, chances are you usually have some alcohol leftover after a night out. (Which is awesome because it means one less trip to the store at a later time.) But what are you supposed to do with what's…

Bernie Sanders endorses Zephyr Teachout at her New Paltz rally

Approximately 1,500 Ulster County residents and college students showed off their support for Zephyr Teachout during her Friday morning rally in New Paltz, New York. Special guest, ex-presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders, endorsed Teachout at the rally. “I would not be here today if I were not deeply impressed with the person that Zephyr is and…

Deepening Danger Overseas

On Thursday Nov. 20, the SUNY New Paltz Center for Middle Eastern Dialogue and the Department of Political Science and International Relations held a panel discussion to talk about these attacks entitled “U.S. Foreign Policy in Regard to ISIS/ISIL/IS.” The panel was comprised of professors Vijay Prashad of Trinity College, James P. Ketterer of Bard College and Lewis Brownstein of SUNY New Paltz. 

Life Interrupted: 20 and Battling Cancer

This is not a biographical profile; this is someone’s life. That “someone” could be anyone, statistically speaking. According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 1.7 million people are diagnosed with cancer each year. It is the second most common cause of death in the United States, only preceded by heart disease. But in this case,…

Punk Music Didn’t Die, It Just Relocated to SUNY New Paltz

Who said, “‘Punk is dead’?” Mark Perry, founder of the legendary punk magazine, Sniffin’ Glue, certainly coined the term after he made the statement “Punk died the day The Clash signed to CBS.”  But it seems as though the students of SUNY New Paltz didn’t get the memo. Punk, as an ideology, is an attitude…

Peaceful Protest Probed by Police

Fernando Cintron, 24, political science major and SUNY New Paltz senior from Newburgh, was peacefully protesting against hydraulic fracturing, and for fair elections at the September 19th visit from Governor Andrew Cuomo, when he had an unforgettable encounter with a University Police Department (UPD) officer. UPD officer, L. Wurtz, approached Cintron, president of Democracy Matters,…

Campaign for Village Mayor Continues

With the May 5 election for village mayor right around the corner, candidates Amy Cohen, Sally Rhoads, Tim Rogers and current incumbent village mayor, Jason West, are pushing hard to get their messages out and get residents voting. West, who has served two terms for the Village of New Paltz and was arrested, while in…