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Locals Â Protest Â Possible Â Park Â Point Â PILOT By Â Carolyn Â Quimby A&E Â Editor Â | Â Carolyn.email@example.com
Recently, Â lawns Â throughout Â New Â Paltz Â became Â home Â to Â red Â signs Â reading Â â€œTax Â Park Â Point, Â Not Â the Â Childrenâ€? Â and Â â€œparkpointpeti-Â tion.com.â€? Â Â The Â signs Â were Â put Â up Â in Â protest Â of Â Wilmoriteâ€™s Â recent Â payment-Âin-Âlieu-Âof-Âtaxes Â (PILOT) Â request Â from Â the Â Ulster Â County Â In-Â dustrial Â Development Â Agency Â (UCIDA). Â According Â to Â the Â Wilmorite Â website, Â the Â PILOT Â agreement Â would Â cover Â â€œthe Â incurred Â H[SHQVHV E\ WKH7RZQ IRU ÂżUH SROLFH HPHU-Â gency Â and Â other Â services Â provided,â€? Â and Â pro-Â vide Â an Â â€œincreased Â tax Â base...as Â opposed Â to Â the Â current Â tax Â exempt Â status.â€? Wilmoriteâ€™s Â website Â outlines Â that Â the Â Universal Â Tax Â Exempt Â Policy Â offered Â by Â the Â UCIDA Â would Â â€œprovide Â a Â 25-Âyear Â tax Â abate-Â ment Â program Â for Â which Â the Â project Â will Â pay Â a Â range Â of Â $450-Â750 Â per Â unit.â€? Â The Â UCIDA Â would Â determine Â the Â exact Â PILOT Â payment Â and Â annual Â increases Â based Â on Â the Â â€œreassess-Â ment Â of Â local Â impacts Â plus Â the Â Consumer Â Price Â Indexâ€? Â â€” Â Â and Â in Â the Â 26th Â year, Â â€œthe Â project Â would Â pay Â full Â property Â taxes Â for Â the Â remainder Â of Â the Â lease Â term,â€? Â which Â is Â a Â 46-Â year Â ground Â lease. Â However, Â the Â petition Â launched Â by Â â€œNew Â Paltz Â Taxpayersâ€? Â on Â Change.org Â â€” Â which Â shares Â the Â same Â slogan Â as Â the Â sign Â and Â cur-Â rently Â has Â 236 Â signatures Â â€” Â says Â if Â IDA Â ap-Â proves Â Park Â Point Â as Â a Â pilot Â project, Â Wilmorite Â â€œwill Â not Â have Â to Â pay Â any Â property Â taxes, Â sales Â taxes Â or Â mortgage Â recording Â taxes.â€?
The Â petition Â states Â that Â if Â the Â UCIDA Â re-Â jects Â Park Â Pointâ€™s Â PILOT Â request, Â Wilmorite Â would Â be Â required Â to Â pay Â taxes Â â€œbased Â on Â their Â assessed Â valueâ€? Â like Â other Â property Â owners. Â The Â â€œtaxpayersâ€? Â against Â the Â project Â said Â the Â property Â taxes Â alone Â could Â give Â the Â New Â Paltz Â school Â district Â â€” Â which Â has Â sustained Â bud-Â get Â and Â program Â cuts Â â€” Â â€œapproximately Â $1 Â million Â per Â year Â and Â an Â additional Â $400,000 Â per Â year Â to Â the Â town Â of Â New Â Paltz Â and Â Ulster Â County.â€? Gerald Â Benjamin, Â director Â of Â the Â Center Â for Â Research, Â Regional Â Education Â and Â Out-Â reach, Â said Â the Â size Â of Â tax Â abatement Â is Â the Â issue, Â not Â the Â actual Â abatement, Â as Â it Â is Â a Â com-Â mon Â practice Â and Â policy Â in Â New Â York Â State. â€œI Â also Â think Â there Â has Â been Â some Â exag-Â geration Â of Â the Â cost Â to Â the Â community,â€? Â he Â said. Â â€œIâ€™m Â arguing Â that Â the Â costs Â should Â be Â ZHLJKHG DJDLQVW WKH EHQHÂżWV 7KH DUJXPHQW needs Â to Â be Â a Â little Â more Â joined Â on Â real Â sound Â issues Â and Â less Â on Â exaggeration Â and Â the Â rhe-Â torically Â attractive.â€? According Â to Â Change.org, Â those Â who Â have Â signed Â the Â petition Â include Â Town Â Coun-Â cilman Â Jeff Â Logan Â and Â Donald Â Kerr, Â a Â New Â Paltz Â resident Â and Â prominent Â community Â member. Â Kerr Â said Â the Â signs Â have Â brought Â the Â topic Â of Â Wilmoriteâ€™s Â PILOT Â into Â the Â â€œmain-Â stream Â discussion.â€? Â â€œThe Â lawn Â signs Â â€” Â and Â the Â strained Â refer-Â ence Â to Â taxing Â children Â â€” Â were Â a Â bit Â over Â the Â top, Â but Â served Â a Â purpose Â to Â bring Â the Â issue Â to Â folks Â who Â donâ€™t Â often Â read Â the Â paper,â€? Â he Â said. Benjamin Â said Â the Â signs Â are Â â€œopaqueâ€? Â in Â
their Â explicit Â message, Â but Â he Â thinks Â people Â are Â most Â â€œworriedâ€? Â about Â their Â economic Â well-Âbeing. Â â€œI Â think Â people Â think Â that Â if Â housing Â is Â built Â near Â the Â campus, Â theyâ€™ll Â be Â economically Â harmed,â€? Â he Â said. Â â€œA Â lot, Â but Â not Â all, Â of Â the Â signs Â Iâ€™ve Â seen Â are Â on Â houses Â for Â people Â who Â currently Â rent Â housing Â to Â students.â€? While Â he Â is Â in Â favor Â of Â the Â project, Â Benja-Â min Â said Â he Â thinks Â a Â lot Â of Â people Â are Â opposing Â the Â project Â because Â Wilmorite Â is Â a Â large Â cor-Â poration Â â€” Â which Â he Â sees Â as Â â€œirrelevant.â€? Â He Â said Â the Â town Â and Â village Â should Â be Â weighing Â the Â values Â of Â Park Â Point Â versus Â the Â concerns. Â â€œThe Â project Â is Â important Â to Â the Â college Â and Â future Â vitality Â of Â the Â college Â in Â a Â very Â competitive Â environment Â â€” Â the Â community Â has Â thrived Â because Â the Â college Â is Â a Â large Â pres-Â ence Â in Â the Â village,â€? Â he Â said. Â â€œI Â think Â thereâ€™s Â not Â a Â full Â understanding Â that Â the Â vitality Â of Â the Â community Â is Â contingent Â on Â the Â vitality Â of Â the Â university.â€? Kerr Â said Â heâ€™s Â against Â Wilmoriteâ€™s Â PILOT Â UHTXHVWV IRU WZR UHDVRQV Â˛ WKH ÂżUVW LV WKDW 3DUN3RLQWZLOOUHTXLUHSROLFHDQGÂżUHVHUYLFH which Â costs Â taxpayers Â money, Â and Â the Â second Â is Â that Â 80 Â percent Â of Â the Â land Â in Â New Â Paltz Â is Â â€œoff Â the Â tax Â rolls,â€? Â making Â the Â remaining Â 20 Â percent Â â€œvery Â highâ€? Â in Â local Â taxes. Â â€œI Â welcome Â Park Â Point Â as Â long Â as Â they Â donâ€™t Â want Â to Â crash Â on Â my Â (tax) Â couch,â€? Â he Â said. Â â€œA Â PILOT Â request Â is Â not Â required Â to Â make Â this Â project Â viable. Â Canâ€™t Â blame Â Wil-Â morite Â for Â being Â greedy, Â but Â canâ€™t Â blame Â the Â residents Â from Â stopping Â them Â either.â€?
Planning Â Board Â Makes Â Non-ÂResidential Â Parking Â Changes By Â Caterina Â De Â Gaetano Copy Â Editor Â | Â Cdegaetano64@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu
The Â New Â Paltz Â Village Â Planning Â Board Â changed Â the Â required Â Schedule Â C Â Amendment, Â which Â deals Â with Â non-Âresidential Â parking, Â to Â serve Â as Â guidelines Â in Â the Â boardâ€™s Â evaluation Â of Â commercial Â parking Â applications. The Â existing Â requirements, Â according Â to Â Planning Â Board Â Chairman Â Maurice Â Weitman, Â are Â XQDEOHWRFRQVLGHUVLWHVSHFLÂżFFRQGLWLRQVVXFK as Â the Â area, Â business Â hours Â and Â use, Â which Â make Â the Â requirements Â either Â too Â relaxed Â or Â strict. Â Â â€œConsideration Â of Â particular Â knowledge Â of Â WKHLPPHGLDWHDUHDWKHVSHFLÂżFXVHRIWKHEXVL-Â ness Â [and] Â its Â hours Â of Â operation, Â etc. Â was Â not Â able Â to Â be Â given Â in Â making Â our Â decision,â€? Â he Â said. Â â€œThis Â problem Â has Â existed Â for Â many Â years Â and Â has Â been Â discussed Â many Â times Â by Â the Â planning Â boards Â over Â the Â years, Â its Â attorney Â and Â our Â plan-Â ner, Â Curt Â Lavalla.â€? Currently, Â the Â Schedule Â C Â 212-Â47 Â Amend-Â
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ment Â states Â that Â the Â minimum Â off-Âstreet Â parking Â requirements Â for Â public Â places Â including Â assem-Â bly Â halls, Â churches, Â auditoriums Â and Â theaters Â is Â one Â space Â for Â each Â six Â seats. Â In Â the Â case Â of Â schools, Â a Â minimum Â of Â one Â space Â for Â each Â nurs-Â ery Â school Â employee Â and Â two Â spaces Â for Â each Â classroom Â is Â allotted, Â as Â well Â as Â two Â spaces Â for Â HDFK HOHPHQWDU\ VFKRRO FODVVURRP DQG ÂżYH IRU each Â high Â school Â and Â college Â classroom. In Â regards Â to Â businesses, Â a Â minimum Â of Â one Â space Â is Â given Â to Â restaurants Â for Â each Â three Â seats Â devoted Â to Â service Â and Â one Â space Â for Â every Â two Â washing Â machines Â is Â devoted Â for Â self-Âservice Â laundry Â establishments. Â The Â changes Â made Â to Â Schedule Â C, Â titled Â 212-Â44, Â make Â it Â clear Â that Â minimum Â off-Âstreet Â parking Â spaces Â are Â recommended. Â Â According Â to Â the Â new Â document, Â â€œthe Â num-Â ber Â of Â off-Âstreet Â parking Â spaces Â required Â for Â any Â use Â shall Â be Â determined Â by Â reference Â to Â Schedule Â C, Â the Â Guidelines Â for Â minimum Â off-Âstreet Â parking Â
schedule.â€? Â Â It Â also Â states Â that Â the Â â€œguidelines Â shall Â consist Â of Â the Â sum Â of Â the Â spaces Â recommended Â for Â each Â individual Â non-Âresidential Â use Â unless Â it Â can Â be Â demonstrated Â that Â staggered Â hours Â of Â use Â ZRXOGSHUPLWPRGLÂżFDWLRQÂ´ Previous Â requirements Â were Â removed Â from Â the Â original Â amendment Â such Â as Â the Â use Â of Â a Â per-Â mit Â from Â the Â Planning Â Board Â to Â have Â spaces Â ex-Â ceeding Â 400 Â ft. Weitman Â said Â that Â the Â changes Â to Â the Â amend-Â ment Â will Â allow Â the Â board Â to Â make Â fair Â and Â bal-Â anced Â decisions Â considering Â all Â factors Â of Â each Â application. â€œBusinesses Â need Â as Â much Â consideration Â as Â possible Â without Â unduly Â impacting Â nearby Â resi-Â dents Â and Â other Â businesses,â€? Â he Â said. Â â€œThe Â cur-Â rent Â requirements Â can Â unfairly Â limit Â a Â prospec-Â tive Â business Â use Â and Â unduly Â burden Â neighboring Â residents. Â This Â proposed Â amendment Â allows Â the Â Â Planning Â Board Â to Â consider Â all Â impacts Â and Â fac-Â tors.â€?
Thursday, Â April Â 18, Â 2013
Council Discusses Issues By Â April Â Castillo Copy Â Editor Â | Â Acastillo@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu
Council Â Chair Â Rose Â Faber Â opened Â up Â the Â penultimate Â Council Â of Â Organizations Â meeting Â on Â Monday, Â April Â 15. Â Vice Â President Â of Â Academic Â Affairs Â and Â Governance Â Jonathan Â Espinosa Â reminded Â the Â organizations Â that Â senate Â elections Â are Â running Â April Â 30 Â through Â May Â 2 Â on Â my.newpaltz.edu. The Â two Â main Â topics Â discussed Â in Â the Â E-Â board Â reports Â were Â the Â new Â option Â of Â truly Â gen-Â der-Âneutral Â housing Â as Â well Â as Â police Â involve-Â ment Â in Â student Â affairs. Espinosa Â spoke Â enthusiastically Â of Â the Â new Â gender-Âneutral Â housing Â that Â will Â be Â avail-Â able Â in Â Bevier Â Hall. Â He Â stressed Â the Â need Â for Â such Â housing Â on Â a Â permanent Â basis Â and Â hopes Â the Â administration Â will Â move Â forward Â with Â ad-Â ditional Â gender-Âneutral Â housing Â in Â the Â future. SA Â Executive Â Vice Â President Â Manuel Â Te-Â jada Â said Â he Â is Â working Â on Â a Â student Â survey Â about Â drug Â use Â and Â drug Â policy. Â The Â survey Â will Â be Â distributed Â through Â email Â either Â next Â fall Â or Â spring. Â Tejada Â also Â spoke Â of Â police Â involvement Â on Â campus, Â including Â an Â increased Â police Â pres-Â ence. Â He Â said Â police Â have Â been Â very Â vigilant, Â but Â students Â have Â become Â wary Â of Â their Â pres-Â ence Â in Â residence Â halls Â at Â night Â and Â have Â ques-Â tioned Â their Â rights Â to Â privacy. â€œThings Â are Â changing, Â and Â maybe Â they Â donâ€™t Â really Â see Â that,â€? Â Tejada Â said. Â â€œI Â spoke Â with Â the Â chief. Â Heâ€™d Â ask Â something, Â Iâ€™d Â ask Â something Â â€“ Â weâ€™re Â educating Â each Â other.â€? One Â member Â of Â the Â LARP Â Club Â discussed Â police Â harassment Â during Â which Â the Â clubâ€™s Â members Â were Â spoken Â to Â and Â were Â not Â allowed Â to Â leave Â the Â emergency Â access Â road Â in Â front Â of Â Old Â Main. Â It Â was Â announced Â that Â the Â budget Â for Â gen-Â eral Â programming Â was Â almost Â depleted. Â Student Â Senator Â Mary Â Bacorn Â said Â she Â passed Â legislation Â to Â work Â toward Â the Â depart-Â mental Â status Â of Â Womenâ€™s, Â Gender Â and Â Sexual-Â ity Â Studies. Â Bacorn Â brought Â the Â legislation Â to Â the Â Academic Â Affairs Â Committee, Â which Â she Â is Â a Â part Â of, Â and Â stressed Â bringing Â it Â to Â faculty. Â â€œIf Â faculty Â and Â students Â are Â behind Â it, Â how Â can Â they Â say Â no?â€? Â Bacorn Â said. Â â€œIf Â they Â do, Â ZHÂśOO ÂżJKW EDFN (YHU\ IDFXOW\ PHPEHU LV DI-Â fected.â€? The Â last Â affair Â to Â be Â discussed Â at Â the Â meet-Â ing Â was Â the Â election Â of Â council Â chair. Â When Â WKHÂżUVWURXQGRIYRWLQJFDPHWRDQH[DFWWLHD re-Âvote Â was Â conducted Â and Â Matt Â LaSpada Â won Â with Â a Â close Â majority. The Â remainder Â of Â the Â E-Âboard Â candidates Â and Â senators Â will Â campaign Â at Â the Â next Â meeting Â on Â April Â 29 Â at Â 7 Â p.m. Â in Â SU Â 62/63.
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PRISONERS Â HUNGER Â STRIKE Days Â after Â a Â violent Â clash Â between Â guards Â and Â prisoners, Â the Â U.S. Â military Â says Â a Â hunger Â strike Â at Â Guantanamo Â Bay Â is Â on Â the Â rise. Â A Â military Â spokesman Â VD\V SULVRQHUV KDYH EHHQ FODVVLÂżHG as Â hunger Â strikers Â as Â of Â Wednesday. Â VOTE Â RECOUNT Â REJECTED 9HQH]XHODÂśV RSSRVLWLRQ ZDWFKHG LWV RS tions Â dwindle Â Wednesday Â after Â the Â head Â of Â the Â Supreme Â Court Â said Â there Â could Â be Â no Â UHFRXQW RI WKH UD]RUWKLQ SUHVLGHQWLDO HOHF WLRQ YLFWRU\ E\ +XJR &KDYH]ÂśV KHLU OHDY ing Â many Â government Â foes Â feeling Â the Â only Â chance Â at Â power Â is Â to Â wait Â for Â the Â ruling Â so-Â cialists Â to Â stumble. GAY Â MARRIAGE Â LEGALIZED Hundreds Â of Â jubilant Â gay-Ârights Â ad-Â vocates Â celebrated Â at Â New Â Zealandâ€™s Â Parliament Â as Â the Â country Â became Â the Â WK LQ WKH ZRUOG DQG WKH ÂżUVW LQ WKH $VLD3DFLÂżF UHJLRQ WR OHJDOL]H VDPH sex Â marriage. Â Lawmakers Â voted Â 77 Â to Â 44 Â in Â favor Â of Â the Â gay-Âmarriage Â bill Â on Â LWV WKLUG DQG ÂżQDO UHDGLQJ:HGQHVGD\ night. Â DOCTORS Â LEAVE Â FOR Â U.S. Â Going Â to Â the Â doctor Â in Â Puerto Â Rico Â has Â for Â years Â often Â meant Â getting Â in Â line. Â Now, Â it Â might Â mean Â getting Â on Â a Â plane. Â A Â medical Â exodus Â is Â taking Â place Â in Â the Â Caribbean Â ter-Â ULWRU\DVGRFWRUVDQGQXUVHVĂ€HHIRUWKH86 mainland, Â seeking Â higher Â salaries Â and Â better Â reimbursement Â from Â insurers. Â HOMELESS Â MAN Â CHARGED Â Â Los Â Angeles Â County Â prosecutors Â say Â a Â 38-Âyear-Âold Â homeless Â man Â suspected Â RIVHWWLQJDPDQRQÂżUHLQDFDURXWVLGH a Â convenience Â store Â has Â been Â charged Â with Â murder. Â CHINESE Â STUDENT Â KILLED /X /LQJ]L ZDV NLOOHG 0RQGD\ LQ WKH %RVWRQ 0DUDWKRQ H[SORVLRQV DFFRUG ing Â to Â a Â statement Â from Â Boston Â Uni-Â versity. Â She Â was Â a Â graduate Â student Â studying Â mathematics Â and Â statistics Â and Â scheduled Â to Â receive Â her Â graduate Â degree Â in Â 2015. Compiled Â from Â the Â AP Â Newswire
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Symposium Â To Â Educate Â On Â The Â Hudson Â River By Â Jennifer Â Newman
There Â will Â be Â several Â presentations Â made Â E\PRUHWKDQKDOIDGR]HQVSHFLDOLVWVWKURXJK out Â the Â day, Â which Â will Â be Â followed Â by Â a Â poster Â The Â Hudson Â River Â Environmental Â Society Â session Â for Â visual Â aid Â Â and Â a Â reception, Â according Â ZLOO EH SUHVHQWLQJ WKHLU ODWHVW VFLHQWLÂżF XQGHU to Â the Â Conference Â Program. Â Some Â guest Â speak-Â standings Â of Â the Â Hudson Â River Â during Â a Â science Â ers Â include Â several Â distinguished, Â doctrine-Âlevel Â symposium Â next Â week. H[SHUWVLQWKHÂżHOGZKRZLOOGLVFXVVDUDQJHRI This Â 2013 Â Hudson Â River Â Science Â Sympo-Â WRSLFVVXFKDV+XGVRQ5LYHUÂżVKFRQWDPLQDQWV sium: Â â€œThe Â State Â of Â Hudson Â River Â Scienceâ€? Â is Â ecology Â and Â science. Â WKHÂżUVWRIWKLVQDWXUHVLQFHDFFRUGLQJWR â€œIâ€™m Â honored Â to Â be Â part Â of Â [the Â sympo-Â Biologist Â for Â New Â York Â State Â De-Â sium]. Â A Â lot Â of Â the Â speakers Â there Â are Â partment Â of Â Environmental Â Con-Â WRS QRWFK VFLHQWLVWVÂ´ 6XV]NRZVNL servation, Â Chuck Â Nieder. Â said. Â â€œFrom Â the Â science Â end Â of Â things, Â Nieder Â said Â the Â symposium Â it Â really Â is Â an Â excellent Â opportunity. Â will Â cover Â an Â array Â of Â important Â en-Â Itâ€™s Â a Â good Â group Â of Â people.â€? Â vironmental Â topics Â including Â scien-Â Thereâ€™s Â a Â lot Â to Â celebrate Â -Â Â the Â river Â is Â a Â lot Â The Â Center Â for Â Research, Â Re-Â WLÂżF XQGHUVWDQGLQJ RI WKH +XGVRQ FOHDQHUWKDQLWZDVDOWKRXJK\RXZLOOÂżQG gional Â Education Â and Â Outreach Â River Â and Â environments, Â the Â driv-Â problems. Â (CRREO), Â host Â and Â co-Âsponsor Â of Â the Â ers Â behind Â the Â science Â and Â future Â event, Â has Â been Â planning Â this Â sympo-Â challenges. Â There Â will Â also Â be Â an Â sium Â with Â Neider Â since Â June Â 2012, Â D ENNIS Â S USZKOWSKI opportunity Â for Â scientists, Â resource Â according Â to Â Janis Â Benincasa, Â assis-Â managers, Â educators Â and Â students Â tant Â director Â of Â CRREO. to Â share Â ideas, Â he Â said. â€œIndependently Â and Â in Â collabo-Â One Â of Â the Â guest Â speakers, Â Dr. Â Dennis Â standing Â the Â issues. Â ration Â with Â local Â governments, Â business Â and Â 6XV]NRZVNL GLUHFWRU RI WKH +XGVRQ 5LYHU â€œThereâ€™s Â a Â lot Â to Â celebrate Â â€“ Â the Â river Â is Â a Â QRWIRUSURÂż WVLQWKH+XGVRQ9DOOH\&55(2ÂśV Foundation, Â will Â be Â talking Â about Â the Â future Â of Â WKH+XGVRQ5LYHUVSHFLÂżFDOO\WKHFXUUHQWHFR ORW FOHDQHU WKDQ LW ZDV DOWKRXJK \RX ZLOO ÂżQG research Â mission Â is Â to Â conduct Â studies Â on Â topics Â nomic Â situation Â affecting Â environmental Â efforts Â problems,â€? Â he Â said. Â â€œWe Â still Â have Â PCBs, Â but Â at Â of Â regional Â interest, Â bring Â visibility Â and Â focus Â to Â and Â whether Â or Â not Â funds Â will Â be Â available Â for Â the Â same Â time, Â the Â levels Â of Â classic Â contaminants Â these Â matters, Â foster Â communities Â working Â to-Â are Â down.â€? JHWKHUWREHWWHUVHUYHFLWL]HQU\DQGDGYDQFHWKH the Â kinds Â of Â science Â needed Â for Â the Â future. Â $FFRUGLQJWR6XV]NRZVNL1HZ<RUN+DU public Â interest Â in Â our Â region,â€? Â Benincasa Â said. Âł, WKLQN LWÂśV EHHQ D ORW RI WHUULÂżF VFLHQFH bor Â h as Â l ost Â 8 0 Â p ercent Â o f Â w etlands Â o ver Â t he Â p ast Â The Â symposium Â will Â take Â place Â in Â the Â Stu-Â WKDW KDV JRQH LQWR WKH +XGVRQ 5LYHUÂ´ 6XV] few Â centuries, Â which Â the Â symposium Â will Â also Â dent Â Union Â on Â Wednesday, Â April Â 24 Â from Â 8 Â a.m. Â kowski Â said. Â â€œWeâ€™ve Â learned Â a Â lot Â about Â it. Â A Â lot Â cover. to Â 5:30 Â p.m. of Â the Â science Â that Â has Â been Â generated Â has Â been Â Copy Â Editor Â | Â Jnewman46@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu
very Â useful Â for Â management Â and Â public Â policy Â decisions.â€? In Â general, Â the Â Hudson Â River Â has Â had Â a Â re-Â markable Â recovery Â over Â the Â last Â three Â years Â in Â terms Â of Â the Â amount Â of Â pollution Â being Â added Â to Â it Â and Â the Â water Â quality Â has Â been Â much Â better Â than Â in Â the Â past, Â he Â said. 6XV]NRZVNL VDLG WKH WZR PDLQ LVVXHV KH worries Â about Â for Â the Â future Â are Â maintaining Â the Â water Â quality Â with Â the Â funding Â and Â fully Â under-Â
Town Â Of Â New Â Paltz Â To Â Launch Â New Â Website By Â John Â Tappen Copy Â Editor Â | Â N02288261@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu
7KH 7RZQ RI 1HZ 3DOW] ZLOO KDYH D QHZ website Â in Â the Â next Â four Â to Â six Â weeks, Â according Â to Â Town Â Supervisor Â Susan Â Zimet. Â The Â Town Â Board Â approved Â Virtual Â Towns Â and Â Schools Â to Â design Â a Â new Â website Â for Â the Â town. Â Zimet Â said Â the Â current Â website Â is Â not Â user Â friendly Â and Â has Â given Â town Â board Â members Â dif-Â ÂżFXOW\ZKHQWU\LQJWRSRVWLQIRUPDWLRQ According Â to Â Zimet, Â Secretary Â Carol Â Con-Â QROO\DQG+LJKZD\6XSHUYLVRU&KULV0DU[KDYH tried Â to Â update Â the Â site Â a Â number Â of Â times Â with Â minimal Â results. â€œIt Â has Â been Â a Â problem Â for Â a Â long Â time,â€? Â she Â said. Zimet Â went Â to Â the Â Association Â of Â Towns Â H[SRÂ˛DQH[KLELWLRQIRUWRZQSODQQLQJ]RQLQJ DQGHPHUJHQFLHVÂ˛LQWHQWRQÂżQGLQJDFRPSDQ\
who Â could Â design Â a Â new Â website. She Â said Â she Â wanted Â to Â hire Â a Â company Â that Â worked Â primarily Â on Â government Â websites, Â as Â op-Â posed Â to Â one Â that Â works Â for Â businesses Â in Â the Â pri-Â vate Â sector. She Â found Â Virtual Â Towns Â and Â Schools, Â a Â EXVLQHVVKHDGTXDUWHUHGLQ0D\QDUG0DVVZKRVH clients Â include Â cities, Â towns, Â villages, Â counties, Â school Â districts, Â libraries, Â utilities, Â public Â safety Â departments Â and Â municipal Â associations Â across Â 15 Â states, Â according Â to Â their Â website. The Â cost Â of Â a Â new Â site Â concerned Â Zimet, Â who Â said Â she Â had Â been Â told Â the Â cost Â of Â hiring Â a Â company Â to Â design Â a Â website Â would Â cost Â between Â $18,000 Â and Â $25,000. Â However, Â it Â will Â only Â cost Â IRU9LUWXDO7RZQVDQG6FKRROVWRGHVLJQ a Â new Â site. Because Â Virtual Â Towns Â and Â Schools Â works Â predominantly Â for Â municipalities, Â public Â and Â pri-Â vate Â schools Â and Â are Â â€œservice-Âcentric,â€? Â they Â rec-Â
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Moxie Â Cupcake Â Struggles Â With Â Desired Â Move NEWS BRIEFS NATIONAL
By Â Cat Â Tacopina Managing Â Editor Â | Â Ctacopina97@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu
Even Â with Â a Â number Â of Â community Â members Â behind Â their Â cause, Â Moxie Â Cupcakeâ€™s Â plan Â to Â move Â location Â is Â currently Â on Â hold. Moxie Â Cupcakeâ€™s Â application Â to Â move Â from Â 215 Â Main Â St. Â to Â 184 Â Main Â St. Â is Â currently Â suspended Â by Â the Â Village Â of Â New Â Paltz Â Planning Â Board Â due Â to Â $1,600 Â worth Â of Â consultant Â work Â not Â being Â paid. Â Moxie Â Cupcake Â Owner Â Josie Â Eriole Â said Â she Â has Â not Â paid Â the Â money Â for Â the Â consultant Â work Â be-Â cause Â of Â the Â boardâ€™s Â use Â of Â an Â engineer Â consultant. Â Eriole Â said Â the Â engineering Â consultant Â was Â unneces-Â sary Â and Â has Â only Â been Â used Â to Â increase Â the Â price Â of Â what Â has Â already Â been Â a Â costly Â process. Âł$WWKHYHU\ÂżUVWPHHWLQJWKHERDUGVDLGWKH\ hadnâ€™t Â even Â looked Â at Â my Â application Â or Â site Â plan, Â but Â had Â already Â charged Â me Â $1,700 Â for Â my Â applica-Â tion,â€? Â Eriole Â said. Â â€œWhen Â they Â told Â me Â I Â needed Â to Â pay Â more, Â I Â asked Â them Â why Â they Â needed Â it Â and Â they Â told Â me Â it Â was Â non-Ânegotiable. Â Theyâ€™re Â essentially Â holding Â my Â application Â hostage Â at Â this Â point.â€? :KHQ(ULROHÂżUVWDSSOLHGWRRSHQ0R[LH&XS-Â cake Â in Â 2011 Â at Â its Â current Â location, Â she Â said Â it Â took Â two Â meetings Â and Â between Â $400 Â to Â $500 Â to Â get Â ap-Â proval Â from Â the Â board. Â Now Â in Â 2013, Â Eriole Â said Â aside Â from Â the Â money Â the Â board Â is Â asking Â for Â her Â to Â pay, Â she Â is Â also Â paying Â rent Â for Â Moxieâ€™s Â current Â loca-Â tion Â and Â their Â prospective Â one. Chair Â of Â the Â Village Â of Â New Â Paltz Â Planning Â Board Â Maurice Â Weitman Â said Â the Â board Â has Â provided Â Eriole Â with Â multiple Â ways Â for Â her Â to Â move Â forward Â in Â her Â goal Â to Â relocate, Â but Â her Â refusal Â to Â pay Â for Â costs Â already Â incurred Â is Â â€œa Â great Â disservice Â to Â herself.â€? â€œWe Â want Â nothing Â more Â for Â her Â than Â to Â move Â into Â that Â building,â€? Â Weitman Â said. Â â€œWe Â have Â let Â her Â take Â shortcuts Â and Â have Â extended Â deadlines Â for Â her. Â The Â ball Â is Â in Â her Â court Â and Â if Â she Â would Â just Â pay Â the Â money, Â we Â could Â all Â move Â forward.â€? 7RPRYHWRWKHQHZORFDWLRQ(ULROHKDGWRÂżOO RXWDVSHFLDOXVHDSSOLFDWLRQDVWKHUHLVÂłQRVSHFLÂżHG use Â for Â a Â bakery Â or Â cafe Â in Â the Â village,â€? Â she Â said. The Â special Â use Â application Â requires Â Eriole Â to Â have Â a Â site Â plan Â where Â she Â lists Â the Â changes Â she Â would Â make Â to Â 184 Â Main Â St. Â if Â she Â were Â to Â move Â shop Â there. Â She Â said Â the Â board Â asked Â her Â to Â add Â light-Â ing, Â the Â use Â of Â a Â planter Â and Â parking Â designations, Â among Â other Â landscaping Â and Â space Â changes Â she Â may Â need. Â Eriole Â said Â the Â changes Â she Â would Â be Â making Â are Â cosmetic Â and Â do Â not Â require Â the Â consulting Â of Â an Â engineer. Â â€œThey Â [the Â board] Â keep Â saying Â they Â need Â to Â consult Â an Â engineer Â to Â look Â at Â the Â latest Â site Â plan Â and Â thereâ€™s Â no Â engineering Â going Â on,â€? Â she Â said. Â â€œThereâ€™s Â one Â board Â member Â who Â says Â we Â donâ€™t Â need Â to Â do Â more Â consultant Â review, Â and Â asking Â why Â do Â we Â need Â this Â extra Â money, Â but Â he Â has Â been Â shot Â down Â every Â time.â€?
FERTILIZER Â PLANT Â EXPLODES A Â massive Â explosion Â at Â a Â fertilizer Â plant Â near Â Waco Â on Â Wednesday Â night Â in-Â MXUHGGR]HQVRISHRSOHDQGVHQWĂ€DPHV shooting Â into Â the Â night Â sky, Â leaving Â the Â factory Â a Â smoldering Â ruin Â following Â a Â blast Â that Â damaged Â buildings Â for Â blocks Â in Â every Â direction.
PHOTO Â BY Â DANA Â SCHMERZLER Moxie Â Cupcakeâ€™s Â application Â to Â move Â locations Â is Â currently Â suspended Â by Â the Â Village Â Planning Â Board.
The Â building Â at Â 184 Â Main Â St. Â has Â been Â vacant Â for Â two Â years Â and Â Eriole Â said Â she Â wanted Â to Â move Â Moxieâ€™s Â location Â there Â to Â increase Â visibility. Â She Â also Â said Â the Â spot Â will Â allow Â her Â the Â space Â she Â needs Â to Â continue Â her Â businessâ€™ Â success. The Â desired Â move Â has Â received Â a Â large Â amount Â of Â support Â from Â community Â members Â and Â Eriole Â said Â public Â comment Â has Â been Â in Â her Â favor Â at Â the Â past Â two Â planning Â board Â meetings. While Â Weitman Â said Â he Â and Â the Â other Â board Â members Â want Â Moxie Â Cupcake Â to Â occupy Â the Â space, Â the Â law Â does Â not Â permit Â them Â to Â move Â forward Â unless Â the Â proper Â renderings Â to Â the Â site Â plan Â are Â made Â and Â the Â money Â needed Â to Â pay Â consultants Â is Â paid. â€œWe Â need Â to Â make Â sure Â we Â as Â a Â board Â review Â the Â application Â for Â legality Â and Â that Â it Â is Â suitable Â for Â someone Â to Â move Â in Â there,â€? Â Weitman Â said. Â â€œThe Â law Â says Â we Â cannot Â move Â any Â further Â unless Â the Â money Â needed Â for Â the Â consultation Â is Â paid Â into Â the Â escrow.â€? Eriole Â said Â despite Â the Â boardâ€™s Â refusal Â to Â ap-Â prove Â her Â application Â due Â to Â her Â site Â plan Â and Â the Â money Â she Â owes, Â they Â have Â allowed Â other Â venues Â to Â move Â forward Â in Â their Â applications Â even Â though Â they Â have Â had Â less Â consultation Â and Â site Â planning Â done Â than Â she Â has Â had Â to Â do.
She Â said Â a Â cafĂŠ Â looking Â for Â a Â spot Â downtown Â was Â brought Â up Â at Â a Â previous Â board Â meeting Â and Â even Â though Â they Â had Â done Â less Â than Â her Â in Â regards Â to Â the Â site Â plan, Â she Â said Â they Â were Â given Â the Â go Â ahead Â â€œon Â the Â spot.â€? â€œNo Â site Â plan Â review Â was Â done Â on Â this Â appli-Â cation Â and Â there Â are Â changes Â to Â the Â site, Â which Â ap-Â parently Â no Â one Â has Â seen,â€? Â Eriole Â said. Â â€œNobody Â has Â bothered Â to Â look Â at Â this Â site. Â There Â are Â multiple Â things Â required Â that Â arenâ€™t Â there. Â Apparently Â that Â is Â how Â things Â roll. Â Itâ€™s Â completely Â unfair, Â and Â all Â I Â have Â ever Â asked Â is Â to Â be Â treated Â fairly.â€? Weitman Â said Â the Â reason Â the Â board Â approved Â the Â cafĂŠ Â so Â quickly Â is Â because Â they Â are Â making Â few Â changes Â and Â handed Â in Â all Â of Â their Â paperwork Â â€œon Â time Â and Â according Â to Â the Â process.â€? Even Â with Â the Â back Â and Â forth Â between Â her Â and Â the Â board, Â Eriole Â said Â she Â is Â â€œfairly Â optimisticâ€? Â she Â will Â be Â able Â to Â move Â into Â her Â desired Â location. â€œI Â donâ€™t Â have Â anything Â to Â base Â it Â on Â and Â I Â donâ€™t Â know Â why Â Iâ€™m Â feeling Â so Â good Â about Â this, Â but Â I Â think Â it Â will Â work Â out,â€? Â she Â said. Â CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE TO WATCH OUR VIDEO ON MOXIEâ€™S POTENTIAL MOVE AT ORACLE.NEWPALTZ.EDU
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MARATHON Â INVESTIGATED Â Â In Â what Â could Â be Â a Â major Â break Â in Â the Â Boston Â Marathon Â case, Â investigators Â are Â on Â the Â hunt Â for Â a Â man Â seen Â in Â a Â de-Â partment Â store Â surveillance Â video Â drop-Â ping Â off Â a Â bag Â at Â the Â site Â of Â the Â bomb-Â ings, Â a Â local Â politician Â said Â Wednesday. RICIN Â SUSPECT Â ARRESTED A Â Mississippi Â man Â accused Â of Â mailing Â letters Â with Â suspected Â ricin Â described Â uncovering Â a Â conspiracy Â to Â trade Â hu-Â man Â body Â parts Â on Â the Â black Â market Â and Â sometimes Â performed Â as Â an Â Elvis Â Presley Â impersonator. SENATE Â DISAPPOINTS Â OBAMA Â A Â visibly Â infuriated Â President Â Barack Â Obama Â surrounded Â himself Â with Â tear-Â stained Â parents Â of Â Connecticut Â school Â shooting Â victims Â Wednesday Â and Â de-Â clared Â it Â a Â â€œpretty Â shameful Â day Â for Â Washingtonâ€? Â after Â the Â Senate Â rejected Â a Â measure Â designed Â to Â make Â it Â tougher Â for Â criminals Â to Â get Â their Â hands Â on Â guns. TEEN Â BOYS Â NOT Â EXPELLED 6FKRRO RIÂżFLDOV FRXOG QRW H[SHO WKUHH teenage Â boys Â charged Â with Â sexually Â battering Â a Â classmate Â at Â a Â party Â last Â fall, Â even Â after Â she Â hanged Â herself Â and Â her Â family Â complained Â that Â a Â humili-Â ating Â photo Â of Â the Â alleged Â assault Â was Â being Â circulated, Â the Â superintendent Â said Â Wednesday Â -Â Â a Â statement Â that Â was Â quickly Â disputed Â by Â the Â lawyer Â for Â the Â girlâ€™s Â family. SENATE Â FAILS Â NEWTOWN Emotionally Â drained Â and Â weary Â family Â members Â of Â the Â Newtown Â shooting Â vic-Â tims, Â thrust Â into Â a Â new Â role Â as Â gun Â con-Â trol Â lobbyists, Â said Â theyâ€™re Â disappointed Â but Â undaunted Â by Â the Â U.S. Â Senateâ€™s Â re-Â jection Â Wednesday Â of Â an Â amendment Â expanding Â background Â checks Â for Â gun Â purchases. Compiled Â from Â the Â AP Â Newswire
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Gender-ÂNeutral Â Suites Â To Â Open Â In Â Fall Â 2013 By Â Rachel Â Freeman News Â Editor Â | Â Rachel.firstname.lastname@example.org
Beginning Â next Â semester, Â there Â will Â be Â three Â gen-Â der-Âneutral Â suites Â in Â Bevier Â Hall, Â according Â to Â Coordi-Â nator Â for Â Housing Â Options Â Rafael Â Calderon. The Â suites Â will Â differ Â from Â the Â â€œgender-Âmixedâ€? Â suites Â currently Â available Â in Â LeFevre Â Hall, Â which Â will Â be Â moved Â to Â Dubois Â Hall Â in Â the Â fall, Â and Â the Â co-Âed Â Ă€RRULQ*DJH+DOO&DOGHURQVDLG â€œWeâ€™re Â going Â to Â have Â real Â gender-Âneutral Â suites Â where Â guys Â and Â girls, Â trangender Â students, Â whoever, Â any Â gender, Â any Â gender Â identity, Â they Â can Â live Â in Â the Â same Â bedrooms Â together,â€? Â he Â said. As Â of Â now, Â Calderon Â said Â there Â will Â probably Â be Â two Â six-Âperson Â suites Â and Â either Â a Â four Â or Â an Â eight-Â person Â suite. Â He Â said Â there Â was Â an Â interest Â in Â the Â suites Â HYHQEHIRUHWKH\ZHUHÂżQDOL]HGDQGDVVXFKWKH\DUH HVVHQWLDOO\DOUHDG\ÂżOOHGIRUQH[W\HDU Though Â student Â voices Â played Â a Â part Â in Â the Â de-Â velopment Â of Â gender-Âneutral Â housing, Â at Â this Â point, Â Calderon Â said Â they Â have Â been Â discussing Â the Â possibil-Â ity Â for Â three Â or Â four Â years. Because Â there Â are Â not Â many Â â€œgood Â examplesâ€? Â of Â how Â to Â coordinate Â gender-Âneutral Â housing Â within Â the Â 681< V\VWHP &DOGHURQ VDLG WKHVH ÂżUVW WKUHH VXLWHV will Â test Â the Â success Â of Â the Â new Â option. â€œA Â lot Â of Â the Â decisions Â we Â make Â we Â have Â to Â make Â based Â on Â what Â the Â four-Âyear Â SUNY Â schools Â do,â€? Â &DOGHURQVDLGÂł,IZHÂżQGWKDWLWZRUNVRXWDQGWKHUH are Â no Â issues Â and Â we Â end Â up Â expanding Â then Â it Â will Â be Â open Â to Â everybody, Â but Â another Â thing Â that Â needs Â to Â be Â made Â clear Â is Â that Â this Â is Â just Â a Â trial Â run Â to Â see Â if Â this Â is Â feasible Â on Â this Â campus.â€? )RXUWK\HDU:RPHQV*HQGHUDQG6H[XDOLW\6WXG-Â ies Â major Â Cody Â Hill Â said Â even Â if Â the Â housing Â does Â not Â work Â well Â for Â all Â students, Â he Â hopes Â the Â administration Â will Â not Â overlook Â the Â pressing Â need Â that Â will Â still Â exist. Âł*HQGHUQHXWUDOKRXVLQJLVVWLOOJRLQJWREHQHF-Â essary Â for Â transgender Â students, Â thatâ€™s Â not Â debatable Â or Â excusable, Â and Â even Â if Â it Â doesnâ€™t Â work Â out Â perfectly Â with Â cisgender Â students, Â I Â would Â hope Â the Â adminis-Â tration Â would Â have Â enough Â sense Â not Â to Â revoke Â truly Â gender-Âneutral Â housing Â once Â it Â is Â given Â to Â us Â next Â se-Â mester,â€? Â he Â said. Â â€œIf Â it Â is Â not Â accessible Â to Â all Â transgen-Â der Â students Â living Â on Â campus, Â then Â the Â point Â has Â been Â sorely Â missed.â€? Student Â Senator Â Zachary Â Rousseas Â said Â he Â saw Â the Â current Â gender-Âmixed Â suites Â as Â a Â â€œfailed Â attemptâ€? Â at Â gender-Âneutral Â housing Â because Â they Â do Â not Â go Â by Â what Â gender Â the Â students Â identify Â with Â and Â are Â not Â available Â to Â freshmen. Â However, Â he Â said Â he Â is Â happy Â this Â next Â step Â is Â being Â taken Â and Â hopes Â it Â will Â be Â open Â to Â more Â students Â who Â need Â it. â€œIâ€™m Â really Â glad Â that Â there Â will Â be Â some Â actual Â JHQGHUQHXWUDO KRXVLQJ RSWLRQV DQG , KRSH /*%74 students Â will Â be Â given Â priority Â here, Â especially Â trans Â
PHOTO Â BY Â ROBIN Â WEINSTEIN There Â will Â be Â three Â gender-Âneutral Â suites Â in Â Bevier Â Hall Â next Â semester.
students,â€? Â Rousseas Â said. Â â€œI Â hope Â that Â these Â housing Â RSWLRQVZLOOEHRIIHUHGWRÂżUVW\HDUVWXGHQWVEHFDXVH LWLVDEVROXWHO\FUXFLDOWKDWÂżUVW\HDUVIHHOOLNH681< 1HZ3DOW]FDQEHDVDIHVSDFHIRUWKHP%HFDXVHWKH\ are Â young, Â college Â is Â a Â whole Â new Â transition Â for Â them, Â and Â their Â place Â of Â residence Â may Â not Â be Â a Â safe Â space Â for Â them, Â so Â they Â need Â these Â options.â€? Hill Â said Â he Â believes Â it Â is Â paramount Â to Â have Â hous-Â ing Â where Â gender Â is Â irrelevant Â for Â transgender Â stu-Â GHQWVZKRKHVDLGPXVWFRQVWDQWO\ÂżJKWWRVHOILGHQ-Â tify Â and Â struggle Â with Â living Â in Â a Â place Â that Â discredits Â who Â they Â are. Â Â It Â is Â a Â lack Â of Â understanding Â and Â urgency Â that Â contributes Â to Â the Â challenge Â of Â having Â gender-Âneutral Â housing Â instated, Â as Â well Â as Â the Â small Â population Â af-Â fected Â by Â these Â issues Â Hill Â said. â€œThey Â think Â that Â weâ€™re Â exaggerating Â when Â we Â say Â weâ€™re Â in Â physical Â danger Â to Â be Â a Â visibly Â trans Â person Â in Â gendered Â space. Â Itâ€™s Â not Â only Â uncomfortable, Â but Â it Â is Â psychological Â violence Â to Â constantly Â have Â our Â gender Â identities Â invalidated Â and Â people Â who Â arenâ€™t Â trans Â can Â never Â understand Â the Â severity Â of Â that,â€? Â Hill Â said. Â â€œIf Â thereâ€™s Â only Â a Â handful Â of Â outspoken Â trans Â activists Â and Â weâ€™re Â the Â same Â people Â that Â have Â outspoken Â on Â other Â issues, Â then Â they Â donâ€™t Â see Â it Â as Â that Â important Â because Â it Â doesnâ€™t Â necessarily Â â€˜serve Â the Â whole Â student Â body.â€™â€? Executive Â Director Â for Â Compliance Â and Â Campus Â &OLPDWH7DQKHQD3DFKHFR'XQQVDLGWKH/*%74VXU-Â vey Â done Â a Â little Â more Â than Â a Â year Â ago Â really Â showed Â that Â â€œat Â least Â a Â segment Â of Â our Â campus Â populationâ€? Â does Â not Â feel Â they Â have Â enough Â institutional Â support Â for Â the Â way Â they Â live Â their Â lives.
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Although Â she Â does Â not Â feel Â the Â new Â housing Â will Â be Â the Â â€œsilver Â bulletâ€? Â that Â deals Â with Â all Â the Â issues Â of Â Â the Â affected Â community, Â she Â said Â it Â is Â important Â that Â a Â VWHSLVWDNHQVRLWFDQEHEXLOWXSRQLQRUGHUWRIXOÂżOO that Â need. â€œIf Â this Â starts Â to Â help Â to Â answer Â those Â concerns Â and Â provide Â a Â better Â environment Â for Â our Â students, Â all Â over, Â if Â it Â makes Â everybody Â feel Â a Â little Â safer, Â a Â little Â better Â about Â being Â here, Â more Â productive Â in Â doing Â their Â work, Â thatâ€™s Â a Â good Â step,â€? Â she Â said. In Â regards Â to Â gender Â or Â sexual Â identity Â harass-Â ment, Â Pacheco-ÂDunn Â said Â she Â does Â not Â think Â one Â act Â ZLOOVWRSWKHVHW\SHVRISUREOHPVEXWLQUHFRJQL]LQJ actions Â that Â can Â be Â taken Â against Â them, Â they Â can Â be Â helped. Â While Â not Â all Â attempts Â will Â better Â the Â situa-Â tion, Â doing Â nothing Â is Â not Â a Â solution Â either, Â she Â said. Similar Â to Â issues Â surrounding Â communities Â that Â feel Â a Â racial Â or Â ethnic Â bias, Â she Â said Â itâ€™s Â â€œone Â victory Â at Â a Â timeâ€? Â and Â it Â all Â comes Â down Â to Â education Â and Â help-Â ing Â others Â to Â respect Â your Â belief, Â rather Â than Â changing Â theirâ€™s. Â â€œThere Â are Â a Â lot Â of Â people Â that Â donâ€™t Â know Â why Â this Â is Â of Â a Â concern Â to Â this Â population Â and Â if Â they Â knew Â it Â they Â might Â better Â understand Â it. Â They Â might Â not Â agree Â with Â it, Â but Â they Â need Â better Â understanding Â and Â I Â think Â thatâ€™s Â ultimately Â what Â weâ€™re Â here Â for,â€? Â Pacheco-Â Dunn Â said. Â â€œThe Â whole Â concept Â of Â going Â to Â college Â is Â to Â get Â a Â better Â understanding Â about Â what Â you Â donâ€™t Â know Â and Â about Â who Â you Â want Â to Â be Â as Â a Â person Â and Â I Â think Â that Â every Â time Â you Â reach Â out Â on Â these Â types Â of Â issues, Â which Â are Â deeply Â personal, Â you Â educate Â people Â and Â I Â think Â you Â make Â great Â strides.â€?
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Student Â Association Â Election Â Season Â Gets Â Into Â Gear
3+2726%<52%,1:(,167(,1 Student Â senators Â Jesse Â Ginsburg, Â Zachary Â Rousseas Â and Â Mary Â Bacorn Â will Â all Â be Â running Â for Â the Â position Â of Â executive Â vice Â president.
By Â Andrew Â Wyrich Editor-Âin-ÂChief Â | Â Andrew.email@example.com
Applications Â have Â been Â handed Â in, Â meaning Â elections Â for Â the Â fall Â 2013 Â Student Â Association Â (SA) Â senate Â and Â E-Âboard Â will Â soon Â be Â underway. Â While Â the Â SA Â president Â position Â will Â be Â uncontested Â in Â this Â se-Â mesterâ€™s Â election, Â three Â students Â have Â cast Â their Â names Â into Â the Â fray Â for Â the Â role Â of Â executive Â vice Â president. Â Current Â senators Â Zachary Â Rousseas, Â Jesse Â Ginsburg Â and Â Mary Â Bacorn Â will Â all Â be Â choices Â for Â the Â second-Âhighest Â ranking Â member Â of Â student Â government Â when Â voting Â begins Â on Â the Â morning Â of Â Tuesday, Â April Â 30. Â The Â three Â competing Â senators Â have Â various Â issues Â they Â hope Â to Â address Â should Â they Â be Â elected Â to Â the Â position. Â Ginsburg, Â a Â second-Âyear Â student Â and Â third-Âterm Â senator, Â said Â the Â three Â key Â things Â he Â would Â focus Â on Â as Â executive Â vice Â president Â are Â helping Â adjunct Â faculty, Â continuing Â to Â push Â for Â the Â Womenâ€™s Â Gender Â and Â Sexuality Â Studies Â program Â to Â gain Â departmental Â status Â and Â re-Â searching Â the Â â€œspikeâ€? Â in Â drug-Ârelated Â arrests Â on Â campus. Â â€œI Â think Â critically Â about Â a Â lot Â of Â different Â things Â and Â come Â up Â with Â creative Â solutions Â to Â problems,â€? Â Ginsburg Â said. Â â€œI Â feel Â like Â I Â am Â UHDOO\RXWKHUHÂżJKWLQJWKHJRRGÂżJKWÂąP\SULRULWLHVDUHVWUDLJKWDQG Iâ€™m Â doing Â this Â for Â the Â right Â reasons.â€? Â Ginsburg Â said Â adjunct Â faculty Â members Â are Â treated Â unfairly Â on Â campus, Â which Â he Â believes Â leads Â to Â a Â decrease Â in Â the Â quality Â of Â edu-Â cation Â students Â receive. Â He Â said Â any Â movement Â toward Â improving Â adjunct-Ârelated Â issues Â would Â be Â his Â â€œnumber Â one Â priority.â€? Â The Â other Â issue Â Ginsburg Â said Â he Â would Â like Â to Â focus Â on, Â drug-Â related Â arrests, Â is Â shared Â by Â other Â candidates Â as Â well. Â 5RXVVHDVDÂżUVW\HDUVWXGHQWDQGVHFRQGVHPHVWHUVHQDWRUVDLG he Â would Â push Â for Â SUNY Â New Â Paltz Â to Â adopt Â a Â â€œthree-Âstrikeâ€? Â system Â for Â drug-Ârelated Â crimes Â on Â campus, Â similar Â to Â comparable Â schools. Â He Â said Â students Â have Â felt Â â€œwronglyâ€? Â persecuted Â and Â as Â such Â would Â work Â to Â rectify Â the Â problem. Â However, Â Rousseas Â said Â the Â major Â issue Â he Â would Â hope Â to Â tackle Â if Â elected Â would Â be Â making Â sure Â all Â students Â on Â campus Â â€œfeel Â safe.â€? Â â€œI Â would Â want Â to Â make Â students Â who Â donâ€™t Â feel Â that Â New Â Paltz Â is Â a Â safe Â place Â feel Â welcomed;Íž Â whether Â that Â be Â a Â person Â of Â color, Â /*%74VWXGHQWVRUZRPHQÂąWRQDPHDIHZÂ´5RXVVHDVVDLGÂł7KH increase Â in Â sexual Â assaults Â I Â feel Â has Â gone Â basically Â unnoticed Â and Â I Â
want Â to Â make Â all Â community Â members Â feel Â safe Â here.â€? Â Rousseas Â said Â he Â believes Â he Â would Â be Â able Â to Â best Â represent Â WKHVWXGHQWERG\EHFDXVHKHKDVDWUDFNUHFRUGRIÂżJKWLQJIRUVWXGHQW concerns Â and Â has Â stood Â his Â ground Â on Â various Â debates Â during Â his Â time Â on Â senate. Â â€œIâ€™m Â passionate Â and Â dedicated, Â and Â I Â invest Â what Â seems Â like Â all Â my Â time Â in Â SA,â€? Â Rousseas Â said. Â â€œI Â know Â I Â would Â do Â a Â good Â job.â€? Â %DFRUQDWKLUG\HDUVWXGHQWDQGÂżUVWVHPHVWHUVHQDWRUVDLGVKH originally Â intended Â to Â run Â for Â vice Â president Â of Â programming, Â but Â af-Â ter Â hearing Â of Â the Â responsibilities Â that Â come Â with Â being Â executive Â vice Â president, Â she Â decided Â to Â change Â her Â course Â of Â action. Â Bacorn Â said Â being Â elected Â into Â the Â position Â would Â allow Â her Â to Â continue Â her Â work Â on Â making Â Womenâ€™s Â Gender Â and Â Sexuality Â a Â de-Â partment, Â and Â by Â being Â in Â a Â position Â on Â the Â SA Â E-Âboard, Â she Â would Â have Â more Â of Â a Â voice. Â â€œIâ€™m Â spearheading Â [Womenâ€™s Â Gender Â and Â Sexuality Â gaining Â de-Â partmental Â status], Â and Â by Â being Â on Â the Â E-Âboard Â I Â would Â have Â more Â say Â and Â delegate Â more Â jobs Â to Â people Â as Â opposed Â to Â just Â being Â a Â sena-Â tor Â and Â doing Â my Â own Â thing,â€? Â Bacorn Â said. Â Working Â on Â ways Â to Â better Â integrate Â transfer Â students Â upon Â their Â arrival Â at Â SUNY Â New Â Paltz Â is Â another Â change Â Bacorn Â said Â she Â would Â like Â to Â make Â if Â she Â were Â elected Â to Â the Â position. Â â€œI Â have Â talked Â to Â numerous Â students Â and Â they Â all Â have Â negative Â WKLQJVWRVD\DERXWWKHLUÂżUVWVHPHVWHUKHUHÂ´%DFRUQVDLGÂł2QO\ transfer Â students Â lived Â on Â campus Â this Â past Â year, Â but Â I Â want Â to Â try Â and Â increase Â that. Â Pushing Â them Â aside Â and Â making Â them Â deal Â with Â land-Â lords Â off Â campus Â is Â awful Â and Â they Â can Â never Â get Â truly Â immersed Â in Â the Â community Â of Â New Â Paltz. Â I Â lived Â on Â campus Â and Â made Â friends Â that Â ZD\LWÂśVLPSRUWDQWÂąDQGPRVWVFKRROVFDQGRWKDWIRUWKHLUWUDQVIHUVÂ´ Besides Â executive Â vice Â president, Â multiple Â other Â positions Â are Â being Â voted Â on Â next Â week. Â Manuel Â Tejada, Â currently Â the Â SAâ€™s Â executive Â vice Â president, Â will Â run Â unopposed Â for Â the Â position Â of Â SA Â president. Â Jordan Â Taylor Â is Â also Â running Â unopposed Â for Â the Â position Â of Â vice Â president Â of Â aca-Â demic Â affairs. Â Issa Â Beydoun, Â Anthony Â Adegunle, Â Youssouf Â Kuoyo Â DQG'DQLHOD6XUGRDUHUXQQLQJIRUYLFHSUHVLGHQWRIÂżQDQFHDQGWKH vice Â president Â of Â programming Â position Â will Â be Â contested Â by Â Yaritza Â Diaz, Â Henry Â Lino Â and Â Molly Â Thurston-ÂChase. Â Votes Â can Â be Â cast Â on Â my.newpaltz.edu Â beginning Â at Â 8 Â a.m. Â on Â April Â 30 Â until Â midnight Â on Â May Â 2.
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HOW DO I VOTE? Log Onto: my.newpaltz.edu From April 30 at 8 a.m. To May 2 at 12 midnight.
WHO IS RUNNING? PRESIDENT: Â
Manuel Â Tejada Â
EXECUTIVE Â VP: Â
Zachary Â Rousseas Â Jesse Â Ginsburg Â Mary Â Bacorn Â
VP Â OF Â ACADEMIC Â Jordan Â Taylor Â AFFAIRS: Â VP Â OF Â FINANCE: Â
Issa Â Beydoun Â Anthony Â Adegunle Â Youssouf Â Kouyo Â Daniela Â Surdo Â
VP Â OF Â Â PROGRAMMING:
Yaritza Â Diaz Â Henry Â Lino Â Molly Â Thurston-ÂChase Â
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Antilogy Starts The Presses T-SHIRT PRINTING SHOP SCREENS WEARABLE ART ON MAIN STREET By Â April Â Castillo Copy Â Editor Â | Â Acastillo@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu
Traditional Â technology Â presses Â on Â in Â Antilogy, Â a Â T-Âshirt Â printing Â shop Â tucked Â away Â on Â Main Â Street. Â In Â late Â afternoon, Â the Â ceased Â hum Â of Â the Â conveyor Â dryer Â VLJQDOVWKDWZRUNLVÂżQLVKHGÂ˛IRUQRZ When Â he Â was Â 16, Â Jim Â Moore Â began Â printing. Â The Â KREE\ JUHZ VORZO\ Â˛ KH ÂżUVW SULQWHG 7VKLUWV IRU friends Â and Â local Â bands Â in Â his Â Vermont Â hometown. Â When Â he Â worked Â at Â another Â shop, Â he Â brought Â in Â jobs. Â Eventually, Â he Â opened Â up Â Antilogy. Moore, Â who Â has Â lived Â in Â New Â Paltz Â for Â 15 Â years, Â opened Â Antilogy Â in Â New Â Paltz Â in Â June Â 2010. Â Antilogyâ€™s Â former Â Rosendale Â location Â had Â been Â open Â since Â 2006. Ryan Â Williams, Â Antilogyâ€™s Â graphic Â designer, Â has Â worked Â with Â Moore Â for Â seven Â years. Â He Â originally Â intended Â to Â visit Â only Â for Â a Â weekend, Â but Â ended Â up Â extending Â his Â stay. Â Williams Â also Â frequently Â designs Â for Â the Â burrito Â chain Â Blockheads, Â Active Â Ride Â Shop Â and Â Rock Â and Â Snow, Â one Â of Â Antil-Â ogyâ€™s Â rare Â local Â customers. Â Moore Â
draws Â the Â â€œbare Â bonesâ€? Â of Â a Â design, Â and Â once Â the Â cus-Â WRPHU LV VDWLVÂżHG ZRUNV KRXU GD\V WR KDQGGUDZ the Â piece Â so Â that Â it Â can Â be Â transferred Â to Â a Â T-Âshirt. Â 6KDUSHQLQJDQGÂżQLVKLQJLVXVXDOO\GRQHRQWKHFRP puter, Â which Â Williams Â said Â he Â doesnâ€™t Â like Â to Â rely Â on. â€œI Â donâ€™t Â have Â big Â lofty Â art,â€? Â Williams Â said. Â â€œYou Â canâ€™t Â have Â grandiose Â ideas. Â T-Âshirts Â make Â you Â whittle Â down Â what Â you Â want Â to Â say.â€? The Â staff Â at Â Antilogy Â doesnâ€™t Â seem Â to Â worry Â about Â competition. Â Unlike Â other Â printing Â shops Â in Â the Â New Â Paltz Â area, Â the Â majority Â of Â Antilogyâ€™s Â customers Â are Â from Â outside Â the Â Hudson Â Valley. Word Â of Â mouth, Â Moore Â said, Â is Â key. Â Â Antilogy Â ships Â about Â a Â thousand Â shirts Â per Â week Â and Â gets Â its Â custom-Â ers Â from Â online Â message Â board Â sites. Â Clients Â also Â follow Â Williamsâ€™ Â work. Â And Â although Â Antil-Â ogy Â primarily Â prints Â to Â supply Â skatewear Â and Â streetwear Â companies, Â customers Â order Â from Â all Â over Â the Â country. â€œFrom Â a Â climbing Â company Â in Â [Philadel-Â phia]...to Â a Â band Â in Â Portland. Â Itâ€™s Â all Â different Â every Â week,â€? Â Moore Â said. Â â€œItâ€™s Â a Â tradi-Â tional Â way Â to Â do Â business Â in Â a Â mod-Â ern Â world.â€? Matt Â Luczak Â recently Â ÂżQLVKHG KLV ÂżUVW PRQWK working Â at Â Antilogy Â and Â said Â the Â staffâ€™s Â shared Â interests, Â
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like Â skateboarding Â and Â local Â bands, Â help Â to Â produce Â a Â welcoming Â work Â environment. Â â€œItâ€™s Â chill, Â itâ€™s Â not Â about Â competition,â€? Â Luczak Â said. Â â€œItâ€™s Â about Â doing Â your Â personal Â best, Â having Â high Â standards. Â It Â makes Â it Â interesting Â if Â youâ€™re Â going Â to Â be Â printing Â all Â day.â€? Moore Â uses Â a Â darkroom Â and Â exposed Â screens Â to Â print Â up Â to Â six Â colors Â at Â a Â time. Â â€œItâ€™s Â about Â tricking Â your Â eye. Â For Â instance Â [on Â a Â Metallica Â shirt], Â there Â are Â only Â four Â colors: Â cyan, Â ma-Â genta, Â yellow Â and Â black,â€? Â he Â said. Â â€œThe Â way Â they Â over-Â lap, Â the Â colors Â stack Â up. Â With Â the Â blue Â directly Â on Â the Â shirt, Â it Â looks Â metallic. Â Itâ€™s Â an Â antiquated Â process.â€? Â Â Antilogy Â has Â two Â presses, Â one Â used Â for Â single Â color Â prints Â and Â one Â for Â multiple Â colors, Â Moore Â said. Â The Â screen Â is Â lowered Â onto Â a Â shirt Â and Â wiped Â over Â with Â a Â squeegee. Â Moore Â uses Â pressure Â to Â apply Â the Â col-Â or Â and Â prints Â colors Â in Â rounds. Â If Â the Â shirtâ€™s Â colors Â are Â solids, Â he Â said Â he Â waits Â until Â the Â color Â has Â dried Â before Â continuing, Â but Â for Â gra-Â dient Â prints, Â he Â adds Â another Â color Â with Â the Â squeegee Â while Â the Â paint Â is Â freshly Â wet, Â varying Â the Â pressure. Â He Â ÂżQLVKHVWKHSURFHVVZKHQWKHVKLUWVUXQWKURXJKWKH conveyor Â dryer Â to Â set. â€œAt Â least Â once Â a Â week Â thereâ€™s Â a Â job Â Iâ€™m Â pretty Â psyched Â about,â€? Â Moore Â said. Â â€œIâ€™d Â be Â buying Â the Â shirt Â if Â I Â wasnâ€™t Â making Â it.â€?
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Students Strive To De-Feet Poverty TOMS CLUB PROMOTES ONE DAY WITHOUT SHOES By Â Zameena Â Mejia Copy Â Editor Â | Â Zmejia09@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu
Â No Â shoes? Â No Â problem. Â Not Â for Â the Â new Â TOMS Â club, Â but Â they Â are Â working Â to Â raise Â awareness Â of Â those Â who Â do Â need Â shoes. On Â Tuesday, Â April Â 16, Â the Â SUNY Â New Â Paltz Â club Â joined Â other Â people Â around Â the Â world Â participating Â in Â TOMSâ€™ Â â€œOne Â Day Â Without Â Shoes,â€? Â an Â event Â where Â peo-Â ple Â go Â through Â the Â day Â without Â their Â shoes. The Â club Â tabled Â outside Â of Â the Â Lecture Â Center Â from Â 11 Â a.m. Â to Â 3 Â p.m. Â to Â inform Â those Â who Â didnâ€™t Â know Â about Â the Â event. Â While Â tabling, Â Club Â President Â Alana Â Costen-Â bader Â had Â a Â station Â set Â up Â called Â â€œExperience Â the Â Walkâ€? Â ZKLFK FRQVLVWHG RI WKUHH ODUJH GUDZHUV ÂżOOHG ZLWK GU\ grass, Â rock Â and Â dirt. â€œWe Â encouraged Â people Â to Â â€˜experience Â the Â walkâ€™ Â by Â walking Â on Â each Â type Â of Â terrain Â to Â feel Â what Â itâ€™s Â like Â to Â have Â to Â walk Â on Â something Â other Â than Â grass Â or Â concrete Â like Â we Â have Â here,â€? Â Costenbader Â said. About Â seven Â of Â the Â club Â members Â participated Â in Â the Â event Â and Â there Â were Â several Â students Â who Â normally Â walk Â around Â campus Â barefoot. â€œFreshman Â year Â of Â college, Â I Â went Â shoeless Â on Â my Â own. Â I Â got Â escorted Â out Â of Â the Â Stop Â and Â Shop Â in Â New Â Paltz Â because Â they Â said Â it Â was Â hazardous Â and Â that Â you Â had Â to Â have Â shoes Â on Â to Â shop Â in Â their Â store. Â Last Â year, Â I Â went Â solo Â again Â and Â took Â my Â shoes Â off Â directly Â after Â ÂżHOGKRFNH\SUDFWLFHLQWKHPRUQLQJÂ´&RVWHQEDGHUVDLG According Â to Â the Â TOMS Â website, Â campus Â clubs Â na-Â tionwide Â seek Â to Â work Â â€œtogether Â to Â raise Â awareness Â and Â share Â the Â TOMS Â story Â and Â movement Â at Â their Â school Â by Â hosting Â events Â and Â activities.â€? â€œInitially, Â TOMS Â was Â solely Â a Â shoe Â company Â in Â which Â you Â bought Â a Â pair Â of Â their Â shoes Â and Â they Â would Â match Â that Â pair Â and Â give Â a Â pair Â to Â a Â child Â in Â need Â in Â an Â undeveloped Â country,â€? Â Costenbader Â said. Â â€œI Â became Â in-Â terested Â in Â TOMS Â my Â senior Â year Â of Â high Â school, Â 2008, Â when Â I Â saw Â a Â friend Â of Â mine Â wearing Â them. Â I Â checked Â out Â the Â website, Â bought Â a Â pair Â of Â shoes, Â and Â have Â been Â interested Â ever Â since.â€? Â Currently Â at Â 15 Â members, Â the Â club Â started Â up Â this Â semester Â and Â Costenbader Â said Â having Â the Â backing Â and Â support Â of Â the Â TOMS Â Company Â is Â really Â comforting, Â es-Â pecially Â being Â a Â new Â club. Club Â member Â Emily Â Azer, Â a Â third Â -Âyear Â interper-Â sonal/intercultural Â communications Â major, Â said Â she Â was Â nervous Â about Â going Â barefoot, Â possibly Â hurting Â her Â feet Â or Â feeling Â embarrassed. â€œBeing Â in Â New Â Paltz Â youâ€™d Â think Â a Â barefoot Â person Â would Â get Â no Â attention, Â but Â I Â was Â incorrect. Â After Â the Â second Â head Â turn Â as Â I Â walked Â through Â campus Â with Â no Â other Â club Â members Â by Â my Â side, Â it Â hit Â me,â€? Â Azer Â said. Â Âł2IFRXUVH,ZDVIRUWKHPRVWSDUWÂżQHZLWKLWEHFDXVH,
SUNY New Paltz TOMS club sponsored the â€œOne Day Without Shoesâ€? event on campus.
was Â doing Â it Â for Â a Â cause, Â but Â I Â could Â not Â imagine Â going Â to Â school Â every Â day Â without Â a Â pair Â of Â shoes.â€? Kellie Â Gainey, Â a Â second-Âyear Â sociology Â major, Â said Â the Â event Â would Â have Â been Â more Â effective Â if Â it Â took Â place Â in Â a Â city Â where Â everyone Â always Â wore Â shoes. â€œItâ€™d Â stick Â out Â more,â€? Â Gainey Â said. Â â€œBut Â since Â itâ€™s Â a Â norm Â here Â to Â not Â wear Â shoes Â in Â the Â warm Â weather, Â it Â would Â be Â hard Â to Â tell Â the Â difference Â between Â cause Â and Â culture.â€? Kirstie Â Juenger, Â a Â fourth-Âyear Â contemporary Â music Â studies Â major, Â believes Â events Â like Â these Â are Â meant Â to Â start Â a Â reaction. Âł,WKDVPRUHWRGRZLWKUDLVLQJDZDUHQHVVWKDQÂżUVW
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handedly Â doing Â something Â about Â a Â problem,â€? Â Juenger Â said. Â â€œNot Â wearing Â shoes Â for Â a Â day Â causes Â people Â to Â ask Â questions, Â both Â to Â you Â and Â to Â themselves... Â So Â rais-Â ing Â awareness Â is Â the Â only Â thing Â they Â can Â do Â in Â hopes Â of Â gathering Â many Â people Â together Â to Â make Â a Â difference.â€? Moving Â forward, Â Costenbader Â said Â she Â wants Â to Â im-Â prove Â advertising Â and Â get Â more Â people Â involved Â in Â the Â club. â€œI Â just Â want Â people Â to Â take Â a Â step Â back Â and Â realize Â all Â the Â stuff Â they Â do Â have Â and Â what Â they Â take Â for Â grant-Â ed,â€? Â Costenbader Â said. Â â€œShoes Â arenâ€™t Â something Â that Â we Â think Â about, Â itâ€™s Â a Â little Â thing Â and Â starting Â with Â shoes Â is Â just Â one Â step.â€?
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STUDENTS SHARE STORIES AS THEY SEARCH FOR A CURE By Katherine Speller Features Editor | Katherine.firstname.lastname@example.org
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PROFESSOR SPEAKS ON SUSTAINABILITY By John Tappen Copy Editor | N02288261@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu
Pollution, global warming and carbon footprints: these things matter, Assistant Professor of Secondary Education Rosemary Millham said. “Humans are impacting the environment,” Millham said. “It’s important to be environmentally aware.” Millham is the chair of the committee that planned the Environmental Awareness and Sustainability Day. According to Millham, the event will be a learning op- portunity — with 17 presentations that range from green burial and sustainable agriculture to recycling, reusing and repurposing. Planning for the April 20 event began in June of last year, she said, and the committee reserved the Old Main Quad in August. Second- year adolescent education and earth science major Alicia Heinemann has been on the event’s six person planning committee since October of 2012. She said that presentations and activities were chosen not only because they illuminate environmental issues, but also on the basis of their potential to teach participants how to incorporate sustainable living practices into everyday life. “Many people want to live sustainably, but don’t know how to go about it,” Heinemann said. “With these work- shops and presentations, we can help the public start becom- ing sustainable by teaching them how they can partake.” Through the day’s arrangements, Millham said she
doesn’t want to communicate “gloom and doom,” rather, have people learn the science behind climate change. Several visual games and exhibitions about weather and climate — the carbon footprint game that helps to de- termine a person’s carbon footprint — will be available to help engage younger children, Millham said. In addition to workshops and displays, the event will host guest speakers Andy Revkin and Lynne Cherry. &KHUU\SURGXFHV¿OPVIRUWKH<RXQJ9RLFHVRIWKH3ODQ et series and is the author of children’s books “The Great Kapok Tree” and “A River Ran Wild.” Revkin is the Dot Earth blogger for The New York Times and author of the books “The Burning Season: The Murder of Chico Mendes” and “The Fight for the Amazon Rain Forest.” Revkin is also “someone involved in the movement,” Millham said. “Andy and Lynn are well known environmentalists who have helped a lot in teaching how one can be sustain- able, so we thought they were great candidates to come to the event,” Heinemann said. Both national and local vendors will be present and selling sustainable items. “Supporting the local businesses was a big factor in deciding which vendors to have as well,” Heinemann said. Local vendors will be on the Old Main Quad from noon to 4 p.m. Local bands will begin performances at 3 p.m. Lectures and presentations will take place in the Lecture Center.
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DORSKY HOSTS WEST AFRICAN ARTISTS FOR CULTURAL CELEBRATION By Â Suzy Â Berkowitz Copy Â Editor Â | Â Sabbasberkowitz90@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu
The Â Dorsky Â was Â transformed Â into Â a Â transcontinental Â hub Â on Â Tuesday, Â April Â 9 Â during Â its Â â€œWest Â African Â Con-Â cert,â€? Â which Â celebrated Â the Â culture Â through Â various Â creative Â mediums. Â The Â event Â included Â a Â performance Â by Â Malian Â musicians Â Yacouba Â Sisso-Â ko Â and Â Famoro Â Dioubate, Â along Â with Â DÂżOPVHULHVDQGV\PSRVLXPFRPSOH-Â menting Â â€œPhoto-ÂRapide,â€? Â an Â ongoing Â exhibition Â by Â photography Â Professor Â FranĂ§ois Â Deschamps. Â The Â exhibition Â â€” Â which Â opened Â in Â January Â and Â recently Â closed Â on Â April Â 14 Â â€” Â was Â intended Â to Â â€œprovide Â a Â nuanced Â glimpse Â of Â the Â people Â and Â culture Â of Â the Â West Â African Â nation Â of Â Mali,â€? Â according Â to Â the Â description Â on Â the Â Dorsky Â website. Â â€œWe Â were Â asked Â to Â come Â up Â with Â programming Â appropriate Â for Â West Â African Â culture, Â so Â I Â looked Â for Â Mali-Â an Â musicians Â of Â quality Â that Â would Â be Â great Â to Â bring Â to Â campus,â€? Â Deschamps Â said. Â â€œI Â went Â to Â a Â big Â Malian Â cultural Â event Â in Â Harlem Â in Â October Â and Â I Â just Â took Â a Â chance Â on Â these Â musicians, Â but Â it Â turned Â out Â to Â be Â the Â best.â€? Sissoko, Â a Â Master Â Kora Â player, Â originates Â from Â the Â Djely Â Griot Â tradi-Â tion. Â He Â has Â experience Â playing Â Kora, Â a Â harp-Âlike Â instrument, Â with Â jazz, Â Latin Â and Â R&B Â bands Â as Â well Â as Â in Â traditional Â African Â ceremonies. Â He Â is Â the Â leader Â of Â his Â own Â band, Â Siya, Â and Â a Â member Â of Â the Â group Â Super Â Mande. Janis Â Benincasa, Â program Â man-Â ager Â for Â the Â Dorsky, Â coordinated Â the Â Malian Â concert Â and Â described Â Sissoko Â as Â â€œa Â delight Â to Â work Â with.â€? Â Dioubate Â was Â born Â in Â Conakry, Â Guinea Â to Â a Â Griot Â family. Â In Â his Â na-Â tive Â country, Â he Â routinely Â performed Â for Â the Â president Â and Â visiting Â foreign Â dignitaries. Â He Â was Â a Â member Â of Â Mory Â Kanteâ€™s Â orchestra Â and Â a Â member Â of Â
PHOTO Â BY Â TIM Â SMITH Famoro Â Dioubate Â and Â Yacouba Â Sissoko Â performed Â at Â the Â Dorsky Â on Â April Â 9. Â
Groupe Â Standard. Â Since Â the Â late Â â€˜90s, Â he Â has Â worked Â as Â a Â freelance Â musi-Â cian Â for Â a Â variety Â of Â groups Â and Â dance Â companies Â for Â performances Â and Â re-Â cordings. Â Considering Â their Â skepticism Â about Â the Â concert Â attendance, Â Benin-Â casa Â and Â Deschamps Â were Â pleasantly Â surprised Â with Â the Â turnout. Â After Â more Â than Â 160 Â audience Â PHPEHUVÂżOOHGWKH'RUVN\FUHDWLQJD standing-Âroom-Âonly Â environment, Â the Â
show Â was Â an Â Â â€œunexpectedâ€? Â success, Â according Â to Â Deschamps. Â Benincasa Â said Â there Â was Â no Â word Â for Â the Â show Â other Â than Â â€œspectacular.â€? Â â€œThere Â were Â so Â many Â people Â there, Â half Â of Â whom Â Iâ€™d Â never Â seen Â before,â€? Â she Â said. Â â€œItâ€™s Â great Â to Â bring Â in Â new Â au-Â diences, Â and Â it Â was Â obvious Â that Â a Â lot Â of Â them Â were Â knowledgeable Â of Â West Â African Â music. Â It Â was Â truly Â wonderful. Â I Â hope Â we Â can Â have Â the Â whole Â ensem-Â ble Â back.â€?
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Benincasa Â and Â other Â museum Â co-Â ordinators Â are Â considering Â asking Â the Â musicians Â to Â return, Â as Â they Â like Â to Â hold Â performances Â on Â Tuesday Â nights Â several Â times Â a Â year, Â when Â current Â mu-Â seum Â exhibitions Â donâ€™t Â take Â up Â much Â Ă€RRURUZDOOVSDFH Â Culturally-Ârelevant Â performances Â and Â creative Â outlets Â will Â most Â likely Â complement Â an Â upcoming Â Dorsky Â ex-Â hibition Â on Â Tibet, Â which Â will Â run Â from Â July Â to Â December. Â
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STUDENT AND PROFESSOR COLLABORATE ON PRESENTATION By Â Zameena Â Mejia Copy Â Editor Â | Â Zmejia09@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu
If Â there Â is Â one Â thing Â humans Â from Â 25,000 Â years Â ago Â have Â in Â common Â with Â the Â humans Â of Â today, Â itâ€™s Â their Â obsession Â with Â the Â grotesque. Â Communications Â Professor Â Jerry Â Persaud Â and Â Sasha Â Ri-Â bowsky, Â a Â third-Âyear Â digital Â media Â production Â and Â French Â double Â Â major, Â explored Â this Â concept Â in Â their Â presentation Â â€œThe Â Body Â Grotesque: Â From Â Early Â Art Â to Â Digital Â Mediaâ€? Â held Â in Â the Â Honors Â Center Â on Â Monday, Â April Â 8 Â at Â 5 Â p.m. Â Prior Â to Â the Â event, Â Persaud Â and Â Ribowsky Â used Â their Â Face-Â book Â event Â page Â to Â pose Â the Â question: Â â€œHow Â are Â we Â to Â understand Â representations Â of Â the Â Grotesque Â in Â Western Â culture?â€? Â They Â went Â on Â to Â say, Â â€œlocating Â the Â trope Â of Â the Â Grotesque Â in Â literature, Â art, Â photography, Â mass Â media Â and Â popular Â culture Â will Â allow Â us Â to Â move Â between Â genres Â in Â order Â to Â demonstrate Â possible Â answers Â to Â this Â question.â€? Â Ribowsky Â began Â the Â presentation Â by Â giving Â the Â â€œOxford Â (QJOLVK'LFWLRQDU\Â´GHÂżQLWLRQRIÂłJURWHVTXHÂ´DQGWKHQSRVHGWKH question Â her Â presentation Â revolved Â around. Â Âł*URWHVTXHPHDQVDZRUNRIDUWLQWKHVW\OHÂżJXUHRUGH-Â signs Â characterized Â by Â a Â comic Â distortion Â or Â exaggeration,â€? Â Ri-Â bowsky Â said. Â â€œIf Â the Â proportions Â arenâ€™t Â accurate, Â why Â are Â they Â still Â depicted Â in Â art Â and Â media? Â In Â order Â to Â understand Â the Â human Â it Â is Â essential Â to Â look Â at Â the Â portrayal Â of Â the Â body Â through Â history.â€? Â Ribowsky Â showed Â photos Â of Â the Â 25,000-Âyear-Âold Â Venus Â of Â :LOOHQGRUIVWDWXHÂżUVWGLVFRYHUHGLQQRUWKHDVWHUQ$XVWULD)RXQG in Â 22,000 Â BCE, Â the Â statue Â depicted Â a Â distorted Â woman Â with Â exag-Â gerated Â breasts, Â thighs Â and Â stomach Â â€œladen Â with Â fat.â€? Â Ribowsky Â said Â the Â statues, Â symbolic Â of Â the Â human Â obsession Â with Â fertility, Â were Â found Â in Â many Â other Â places Â around Â the Â world Â including Â Russia, Â France Â and Â Italy. Â Moving Â forward Â through Â historical Â evidence, Â Ribowsky Â spoke Â about Â her Â analysis Â of Â Greek Â art. Â â€œIn Â Greek Â art, Â originally Â the Â intent Â was Â to Â create Â the Â most Â re-Â alistic Â image Â possible,â€? Â Â Ribowsky Â said. Â â€œThe Â Egyptians Â attempt-Â ed Â and Â came Â close Â to Â reaching Â the Â most Â realistic Â depictions, Â but Â WKH*UHHNVZHUHWKHÂżUVWWREHVXFFHVVIXO2QFHWKH\DFKLHYHGWKH goal Â and Â created Â sculptures Â with Â exact Â human Â dimensions Â such Â as Â the Â Kritios Â Boy Â circa Â 480 Â BCE, Â it Â became Â banal.â€? Ribowskyâ€™s Â contemporary Â examples Â of Â the Â Grotesque Â body Â image Â included Â Valeria Â Lukyanova, Â known Â as Â the Â â€œReal Â Life Â Bar-Â bie Â Doll,â€? Â and Â French Â performance Â artist Â Orlan, Â who Â â€œperforms Â
PHOTO Â BY Â ZAMEENA Â MEJIA â€œThe Â Body Â Grotesque: Â From Â Early Â Art Â to Â Digital Â Mediaâ€? Â presentation Â was Â held Â in Â the Â Honors Â Center Â on Â April Â 8. Â
cosmetic Â surgery Â with Â the Â purpose Â of Â distortion Â as Â opposed Â to Â en-Â hancement Â as Â a Â way Â to Â show Â different Â ideals.â€? Drawing Â connections Â from Â Ribowskyâ€™s Â introduction, Â Per-Â saud Â related Â the Â Venus Â of Â Willendorf Â to Â the Â 19th-Âcentury Â Euro-Â pean Â obsession Â with Â Sarah Â Baartman, Â also Â known Â as Â the Â â€œHot-Â tentot Â Venus,â€? Â an Â African Â woman Â taken Â to Â Europe Â to Â be Â ogled Â and Â publicly Â ridiculed Â for Â her Â large Â bust, Â buttocks Â and Â other Â bodily Â features. Â Persaud Â also Â related Â the Â subject Â to Â his Â research Â of Â musical Â artists Â today, Â such Â as Â BeyoncĂŠ Â and Â Nicki Â Minaj, Â who Â are Â idolized Â and Â lauded Â for Â parts Â of Â their Â bodies. Â â€œI Â think Â that Â itâ€™s Â a Â wonderful Â thing Â for Â students Â to Â learn Â Â how Â to Â take Â very Â abstract Â concepts Â and Â make Â sense Â of Â things Â around Â them, Â including Â themselves, Â and Â that Â includes Â words, Â conversations, Â images Â and Â billboards Â and Â everything Â in Â culture,â€? Â Â Persaud Â said. Â Persaud Â had Â already Â planned Â on Â giving Â a Â presentation Â on Â
a Â related Â topic Â at Â the Â Honors Â Center, Â but Â when Â Ribowsky Â men-Â tioned Â she Â had Â a Â related Â piece Â published Â in Â the Â universityâ€™s Â 2011 Â â€œNew Â Voices, Â New Â Visionsâ€? Â book, Â he Â said Â he Â would Â love Â to Â have Â her Â present Â alongside Â him. Â Â â€œI Â rarely Â do Â that Â with Â students, Â but Â you Â have Â to Â be Â very, Â very Â dedicated Â and Â I Â have Â not Â seen Â dedication Â like Â this Â in Â a Â very Â long Â time,â€? Â Persaud Â said. Â With Â about Â 30 Â attendees, Â Ribowsky Â said Â she Â was Â pleased Â with Â the Â presentation Â because Â she Â got Â the Â chance Â to Â add Â on Â re-Â search Â she Â had Â done Â since Â the Â initial Â publication Â and Â new Â infor-Â mation Â in Â the Â media. Â Persaud Â even Â added Â a Â video Â segment Â from Â the Â â€œKatie Â Couric Â Showâ€? Â that Â had Â aired Â the Â day Â before Â about Â women Â who Â were Â dangerously Â obsessed Â with Â cosmetic Â surgery. â€œI Â think Â it Â [the Â presentation] Â was Â really Â successful, Â espe-Â cially Â with Â the Â faculty Â participation Â in Â the Â discussion Â portion,â€? Â Ribowsky Â said. Â â€œI Â expect Â to Â keep Â building Â upon Â our Â research Â and Â hopefully Â present Â with Â Persaud Â again Â in Â the Â future.â€? Â
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SUNY NEW PALTZ COMPETES IN THE NATIONâ€™S LARGEST COLLIEGATE SLAM By Â Ryan Â Fasciano Â Â Â Â Contributing Â Writer Â | Â N02422227@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu
The Â SUNY Â New Â Paltz Â Slam Â Team Â packed Â their Â bags Â full Â of Â poetry Â and Â traveled Â to Â Barnard Â College Â in Â New Â York Â City Â for Â the Â largest Â collegiate Â slam Â in Â the Â country Â â€” Â the Â College Â Unions Â Poetry Â Slam Â Invitational Â (CUPSI). Â First Â held Â in Â 2001 Â with Â seven Â participating Â slam Â teams, Â this Â year, Â CUPSI Â hosted Â 58 Â teams Â from Â across Â the Â country Â from Â April Â 3 Â to Â 6. Â Competing Â teams Â included Â University Â of Â Californiaâ€“Berkeley, Â Brown Â University Â and Â Vassar Â College. Â )ROORZLQJWKHÂżQDOVRQ$SULO1HZ<RUN8QLYHUVLW\ was Â named Â the Â 2013 Â winner, Â making Â it Â their Â second Â con-Â secutive Â CUPSI Â championship. Â Although Â all Â six Â members Â of Â the Â SUNY Â New Â Paltz Â 7HDPDWWHQGHGWKH,QYLWDWLRQDORQO\ÂżYHSHUIRUPHGLQWKH FRPSHWLWLRQ7KHWHDPFRPSHWHGGXULQJWKHÂżUVWWZRGD\V of Â the Â invitational Â â€” Â or Â the Â preliminary Â rounds Â â€” Â but Â did Â QRWPDNHLWWRWKHVHPLÂżQDOVGXULQJWKHODVWWZRGD\V During Â the Â invitational, Â each Â team Â consisted Â of Â a Â PLQLPXP RI IRXU DQG D PD[LPXP RI ÂżYH PHPEHUV ,Q a Â bout, Â four Â poets Â performed Â individually, Â and Â then Â once Â
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By Â Spencer Â Churchill Contributing Â Writer Â | Â N01873994@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu
Okay, Â so Â this Â comes Â from Â a Â supporter Â of Â Harmony Â Korine, Â true Â and Â true, Â so Â if Â the Â reader Â believes Â this Â will Â inhibit Â my Â ability Â to Â answer Â truthfully, Â please Â stop Â reading Â now. SPOILERS Â AHEAD. â€œSpring Â Breakers,â€? Â to Â me, Â was Â primarily Â about Â what Â would Â most Â likely Â happen Â if Â the Â â€œwishesâ€? Â of Â a Â spoiled, Â douchey, Â teenage/early Â adult Â demographic Â extended Â their Â stay Â in Â a Â place Â that Â ultimately Â thrives Â on Â impermanence. Â To Â live Â in Â a Â realm Â of Â greed, Â gluttony Â and Â buffoonery Â can Â only Â be Â legitimized Â in Â anticipation Â of Â a Â return Â to Â reality. The Â story Â to Â me Â is Â a Â wake Â up Â call Â to Â a Â generation Â lost Â in Â a Â spiral Â of Â drug-Âfueled Â irrationality, Â disingenuous Â emotional Â spew Â with Â bouts Â of Â lying, Â cheating Â and Â unfor-Â tunately Â impressive Â attempts Â to Â exonerate Â any Â shred Â of Â responsibility. Korine Â does Â what Â he Â does Â best Â by Â exposing Â the Â surreal Â realism Â of Â the Â American Â public. Â These Â brain-Âdead Â spring Â EUHDNHUVDUHQRGLIIHUHQWWKDQWKHJOXHVQLIÂżQJFDWNLOOLQJ inhabitants Â of Â Zeno, Â Ohio. Â They Â are Â characters Â to Â the Â most Â extreme Â potential Â and Â they Â perform Â the Â dance, Â rites Â of Â pas-Â VDJHDQGPDWLQJULWXDOVWKDWDQ\FXOWXUHSURXGO\UHĂ€HFWV Now Â for Â the Â girls. Â The Â girls Â present Â an Â interesting Â cog Â
in Â this Â well-Âoiled Â machine, Â as Â they Â appear Â to Â be Â reckless Â and Â dangerous, Â long Â before Â they Â meet Â the Â beach, Â breasts Â and Â bass Â lines Â of Â the Â opening Â credits. Â They Â also Â seem Â to Â Âż[DWHRQWKHHVFDSLVPWKDWEHDFKOLIHZLOOSURYLGHDQGWKH happiness Â that Â money Â will Â ultimately Â give Â them. Â These Â girls Â are Â different, Â with Â the Â equally Â interesting Â addition Â of Â the Â pious Â partier, Â appropriately Â named Â â€œFaith.â€? Â Faith Â is Â our Â moral Â arrow Â within Â the Â story. Â When Â confront-Â ed Â with Â life Â beyond Â the Â allotted Â spring Â break Â of Â her Â peers, Â she Â breaks Â down, Â shows Â immediate Â concern Â with Â the Â life-Â style Â ahead Â and Â returns Â home Â in Â a Â panic. And Â then Â there Â were Â three Â and Â if Â we Â remember Â cor-Â rectly, Â these Â were Â the Â original Â â€œbad Â bitchesâ€? Â involved Â in Â ÂżQDQFLQJWKHWULSLWVHOIE\UREELQJDORFDOHDWHU\7KHWZR blondes Â in Â the Â back Â handle Â the Â dirty Â work Â inside, Â and Â the Â driver Â who Â claims Â importance Â as Â the Â â€œlookout.â€? 2XUORRNRXWLVODWHUZRXQGHGLQWKHÂżOPDQGLVVHQW home Â after Â feeling Â scared Â of Â the Â life Â presented Â even Â thus Â far. Â The Â two Â girls Â remaining Â were Â already Â violent Â and Â eas-Â ily Â excited Â by Â the Â intrigue Â of Â life Â beyond Â the Â laws Â of Â man. Â They Â even Â transcend Â the Â dangerous Â capacity Â of Â the Â James Â Franco Â character, Â Alien Â (pronounced Â A-ÂLeen). Â We Â see Â this Â when Â the Â girls Â confront Â Franco Â within Â his Â own Â home, Â forcing Â him Â to Â perform Â fellatio Â on Â the Â weaponry Â he Â openly Â danced Â around Â just Â moments Â before. %RWWRPOLQH,ÂśPSV\FKHGWKDWD+DUPRQ\.RULQHÂżOP ZDV DEOH WR VOLS WKURXJK WKH +ROO\ZRRG ÂżOWHU MXVW ORQJ HQRXJKIRUDIHDWXUHÂżOPRIKLVÂ˛ZLWKDVWDUVWXGGHGFDVW Â˛WREHXQOHDVKHGLQVWULSPDOOVDFURVV$PHULFD7KLVÂżOP is Â basically Â a Â cartoon, Â a Â critique Â of Â wild Â youth Â and Â the Â act Â of Â rebellion Â performed Â during Â the Â ceremonious Â â€œSpring Â Break.â€? Â 7KLVÂżOPLVDERXWWKHRGGMXVWLÂżFDWLRQRIKXPDQVUH gressing Â to Â primitive Â needs Â and Â wants Â at Â the Â expense Â of Â seemingly Â no Â one. Â And Â the Â best Â part Â about Â it Â is, Â most Â audi-Â HQFH PHPEHUV ZRQÂśW HYHQ NQRZ WKH ÂżOP LV DERXW WKHP Those Â who Â come Â for Â the Â Skrillex Â and Â the Â promise Â of Â tits Â will Â be Â disappointed, Â and Â they Â should Â be.
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WHAT Â ARE Â YOU Â INVOLVED Â WITH Â MUSICALLY? Generation Â X, Â a Â â€˜90s Â cover Â band, Â Hudson Â 9DOOH\*XLWDUDQG%RXQFH0HWKRGZKLFK is Â funk Â rock/alternative/reggae. WHO Â ARE Â YOUR Â BIGGEST Â INFLUENCES? :KHQ , ZDV \RXQJHU GHÂżQLWHO\ )OHD RI RHCP Â and Â John Â Paul Â Jones Â of Â Led Â Zeppelin. Â As Â I Â got Â older, Â Pnut Â of Â 311 Â and Â Tony Â Kanal Â of Â No Â Doubt. Â Now, Â more Â technically, Â Iâ€™m Â in-Â Ă€XHQFHGE\9LFWRU:RRWHQDQG(YDQ%UHZHU WHO Â HAVE Â YOU Â BEEN Â LISTENING Â TO Â LATELY? Deftones. Â #RIPChi. Â â€˜90s Â alternative. Â Be-Â lieve Â it Â or Â not, Â Fall Â Out Â Boyâ€™s Â Take Â This Â To Â Your Â Grave Â has Â been Â lodged Â in Â my Â CD Â player Â for Â the Â past Â six Â months Â or Â so. WHATâ€™S Â YOUR Â PLAN Â FOR Â THE Â FUTURE? Backpack Â Europe Â and Â see Â what Â happens, Â move Â to Â Cali, Â or Â shack Â up Â in Â the Â city. Â They Â all Â involve Â creating, Â just Â depends Â on Â where Â I Â end Â up. ANY Â ADVICE Â FOR Â ASPIRING Â MUSICIANS? Experiment, Â listen Â and Â create. CHECK Â OUT Â GUY Â PIAQUADIO PERFORMING Â BY Â SCANNING Â THIS Â CODE Â WITH Â ANY Â SMARTPHONE! Â
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STEPPING UP TO THE PLATE
CARTOON BY JULIE GUNDERSEN
After several years of discussion and a strong push from student leaders, SUNY New Paltz will have gender-neutral housing next semester. Announced at last week’s cabinet meeting, three gen- der-neutral suites will be available in Bevier Hall next fall. These suites will allow students of any gender or gender identity to live in rooms together. While we at The New Paltz Oracle applaud the adminis- tration for taking this step and listening to student voices, we hope they understand the urgent need for these options and that, regardless of whether or not the trial run is deemed as a success or a failure, they will always be necessary. It is SUNY New Paltz’s duty to ensure all students on this campus can feel this is a safe and comfortable environ- ment. If there is no adequate housing for all transgender VWXGHQWV DQG VWXGHQWV ZKR GR QRW LGHQWLI\ ZLWK D VSHFL¿F gender, then this school has not done its job. We are proud that the school has gone further than of- fering gender-mixed suites and has decided to offer truly gender-neutral residence options. It is essential that students feel their home is a safe, secure place that validates and ac- commodates their identity. Although we understand starting small, the overwhelm- ing need for this housing should not be overlooked if issues arise and the administration deems it unsuccessful. Even if gender-neutral housing does not work for all students, there will always be a population of students who desperately re- quire this security.
Transgender students constantly struggle with threats of physical and emotional violence, and it is this institution’s job to do everything possible to make this campus a place where students can be themselves without fear of harm. To take away gender-neutral housing if it does not work as planned would be actively working against the serious needs of these students. Forcing a transgender student or a VWXGHQW ZKR GRHV QRW LGHQLWI\ DV D VSHFL¿F JHQGHU WR OLYH in the same room as someone of the same legal biological sex completely disregards and invalidates their identity, thus taking a severe psychological toll and negatively impacting their productivity and experience at SUNY New Paltz. Gender-neutral housing is not like a class that you try out to see if it should be offered again. It must always be of- fered because students are always going to need it, whether that group be big or small. The number of students who re- quire this type of housing does not determine whether the housing should be available nor does it minimize the dire need. Every student at this college deserves an enjoyable, safe and validating experience. Every student deserves to feel good about themselves and has the right to live in a place that accepts and embraces them. This is not idealistic, nor is it impossible. These initial suites are a valiant effort and a good start, but they must continue to have them and hopefully expand to include them in multiple buildings to allow students a greater choice in their housing.
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Of course there may be bumps in the road, as there are with the introduction of anything new, but by no means should gender-neutral housing be entirely removed. This need cannot be ignored and the college must do whatever they can to make this housing viable and effective. We also believe it is crucial that LGBTQ students re- ceive priority when signing up for these suites, as they should be reserved for those who need them most in order to feel safe and accepted in this community. The development of these gender-neutral suites is with- out a doubt an achievement on the part of the administration and the students who fought to make it a reality, but it is just WKH¿UVWVWULGH:HXUJHHYHU\RQHWRWDNHWKHWLPHWRHGXFDWH WKHPVHOYHVWREHWWHUXQGHUVWDQGWKHVLJQL¿FDQHRIWKLVLVVXH and housing, so that eventually this campus can be a positive and safe place for students of all gender identities.
Editorials represent the views of the major- ity of the editorial board. Columns, op-eds and letters, 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 and university or the Town or Village of New Paltz.
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COLUMN APRIL Â CASTILLO Copy Â Editor Â
Â Â Â Â Acastillo@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu
Persevering Â Through Â The Â Pain
On Â April Â 14, Â I Â ran Â a Â half-Âmarathon. Â Iâ€™d Â trained Â for Â the Â Fitness/MORE Â Magazine Â Half-ÂMarathon Â for Â three Â months. Â And Â even Â though Â it Â was Â only Â half Â the Â distance Â of Â the Â full, Â of Â the Â perceived Â holy Â grail Â of Â distance Â run-Â ning, Â even Â though Â my Â legs Â burned Â and Â my Â thighs Â felt Â chafed Â raw, Â I Â felt Â like Â I Â had Â joined Â the Â elite. Â I Â hadnâ€™t Â slept Â much Â the Â night Â before Â because Â I Â was Â VRH[FLWHG$QGEHFDXVH,ZDVXWWHUO\WHUULÂżHG My Â parents Â cheered Â me Â on Â at Â mile Â seven. Â I Â saw Â my Â ER\IULHQGDWPLOH,ÂśGÂżQLVKHGWKHKDUGHVWKLOORIWKH race Â a Â second Â time, Â and Â just Â seeing Â him Â gave Â me Â a Â need-Â ed Â boost. Â Every Â time Â my Â muscles Â started Â to Â ache, Â spec-Â tators Â who Â didnâ€™t Â even Â know Â who Â I Â was Â spurred Â me Â on. Â Thatâ€™s Â part Â of Â the Â running Â spirit Â â€” Â cheering Â on Â peo-Â ple Â you Â donâ€™t Â even Â know. Â The Â â€œrunnerâ€™s Â hello,â€? Â waving Â to Â another Â person Â out Â for Â a Â run Â is Â the Â kind Â of Â famous, Â albeit Â brief, Â camraderie Â that Â makes Â this Â sport Â special. I Â only Â started Â running Â because Â I Â had Â to Â train Â for Â my Â lacrosse Â team Â in Â high Â school. Â Running Â just Â one Â 11-Âmin-Â ute Â mile Â was Â a Â struggle. Â I Â realized Â the Â truth Â of Â the Â track Â teamâ€™s Â slogan, Â â€œMy Â sport Â is Â your Â sportâ€™s Â punishment.â€? Â But Â then Â the Â unthinkable Â happened: Â running Â became Â my Â sport. Â I Â became Â part Â of Â the Â running Â community. Â At Â the Â half-Âmarathon, Â strangersâ€™ Â signs Â promised Â IRRG DQG 5\DQ *RVOLQJ DW WKH ÂżQLVK7KH\ VKRXWHG DW me Â that Â I Â was Â doing Â well, Â but Â it Â didnâ€™t Â matter Â which Â en-Â couragements Â they Â shouted. Â It Â only Â mattered Â that Â they Â were Â there. Â Spectators Â mean Â everything Â in Â races. 6RPHWLPHV UXQQHUV FDQ EH VHOÂżVK :H GLWFK RXU families Â and Â friends Â to Â go Â for Â long Â runs, Â cancel Â all Â so-Â
cial Â events Â before Â race Â day Â and Â plead Â for Â stretching Â help Â and Â massages. Â Runners Â love Â to Â use Â running Â as Â an Â excuse Â to Â do Â something. Â An Â important Â race Â had Â me Â justifying Â $50 Â shoes, Â four Â hours Â of Â sleep Â and Â a Â burrito Â WKHVL]HRIP\KHDGFRQVXPHGDIWHU,FURVVHGWKHÂżQLVK line. Â Sometimes, Â runners Â can Â be Â elitist. Â Runners Â love Â to Â brag Â about Â mile Â splits, Â running Â swag, Â the Â distance Â they Â just Â powered Â through Â or Â their Â latest Â top Â speed. Â But Â rac-Â es Â are Â different. Â Runners Â become Â a Â little Â more Â humble, Â a Â little Â more Â afraid Â and Â a Â little Â more Â united, Â because Â suddenly, Â here Â you Â are Â with Â thousands Â of Â people Â who Â have Â sweated, Â blistered, Â pounded Â the Â pavement Â and Â the Â trails, Â fought Â hard Â for Â where Â they Â are Â today. Â Just Â like Â you. :KDWPDNHVDUXQQHU",VLWWKHGLVWDQFH\RXUXQRU KRZVSHHG\\RXDUH" I Â think Â itâ€™s Â rolling Â out Â of Â bed Â from Â under Â the Â warm Â covers Â for Â a Â long Â run Â in Â the Â wee Â hours Â of Â the Â morning, Â slipping Â on Â your Â shoes Â and Â darting Â out Â of Â your Â home Â to Â get Â it Â done. Â Maybe Â you Â belt Â out Â cheesy Â pop Â music Â as Â you Â run. Â Maybe Â the Â way Â you Â breathe Â is Â music Â enough. Â You Â put Â one Â foot Â in Â front Â of Â the Â other. Â Youâ€™ve Â got Â to Â keep Â moving Â forward. Â You Â have Â to, Â because Â youâ€™re Â a Â runner. This Â week, Â my Â heart Â aches Â for Â the Â bystanders Â of Â the Â Boston Â marathon, Â all Â of Â Boston Â and Â the Â public Â watch-Â ing. Â Nothing Â tests Â the Â solidarity Â of Â a Â group Â of Â people Â more Â than Â tragedy, Â and Â runners Â called Â each Â other Â to Â ac-Â tion. Â Many Â runners Â wore Â their Â race Â shirts Â on Â Tuesday Â to Â
honor Â the Â victims Â of Â this Â awful Â tragedy. I Â urge Â you Â to Â remember, Â not Â just Â this Â week, Â but Â al-Â ZD\V:HDU\RXUSULGHRIEHLQJDUXQQHURQWKHLQVLGH Everyone Â can Â have Â the Â spirit Â of Â a Â runner. Â Of Â having Â joy Â and Â persistence Â every Â day, Â from Â the Â little Â kids Â sprinting Â across Â the Â grass Â to Â the Â Olympians Â bringing Â home Â gold. Â Runners Â know Â the Â importance Â of Â continuing Â even Â ZKHQ WKLQJV DUH GLIÂżFXOW EHFDXVH RQH GD\ WKHUH ZLOO EHDÂżQLVK(YHU\RQHFDQUHODWHWRWKDW6XIIHULQJLVQRW forever. Sometimes, Â runners Â can Â be Â jerks. Â But Â not Â now. Â Now Â we Â stand Â together. Â Now Â our Â fellow Â runners, Â our Â cheerleaders Â and Â our Â loved Â ones Â have Â suffered Â and Â we Â will Â mourn. Â Even Â if Â we Â have Â never Â known Â them, Â run-Â ning Â unites Â us. Â There Â is Â no Â mistaking Â that Â this Â tragedy Â is Â horrible. Â 7KHUHLVDQHHGWRPRXUQDQHHGWRUHĂ€HFWDQGDQHHG IRU MXVWLFH %XW RQH GD\ ZH ZLOO PRYH IRUZDUG :H KDYHWR:HÂśUHUXQQHUV ,KRSHZHFDQDOOÂżQGWKDWMR\DJDLQRQHGD\IURP UXQQLQJRUIURPOLIH:HMXVWKDYHWRJHWWKHUHRQHVWHS at Â a Â time.
April Â Castillo Â is Â a Â second-Âyear Â journalism Â major, Â runner Â and Â chocolate Â chip Â cookie Â en-Â thusiast. Â She Â lives Â in Â Staten Â Island, Â which Â is Â GHÂżQLWHO\VWLOODSDUWRI1HZ<RUN&LW\5HDOO\
LETTER Â Hello New Paltz Villagers! With Village Elections approaching, I am asking you to join me in voting for Tom Rocco on Tuesday, May 7. I have known Tom for four years and I have seen him work hard for this community during election seasons and on a variety of committees. He currently serves on the Village Planning Board, where he asks thoughtful questions and thoroughly reviews applications. As Chair of the Master Plan Review Task Force, he led a group of volunteers in a review and update of the 1994 Village Master Plan. They conducted a survey and collected feedback from the community, which is a good example of how Tom will operate as a Trustee on the Village Board. He will draw from his
training and experience as a philosophy professor to absorb as much public input as possible before forming his own, independent opinion. Tom will make wise choices when voting on shortterm and long-term goals, with an emphasis on current quality of life issues that affect our every day as well as protecting our future through sustainable initiatives. One long-term example includes how to mitigate Ă RRGLQJWKURXJKWKHLQVWDOODWLRQRIUDLQJDUGHQVWRRS timize storm water management. Tom is approachable and a great listener. These traits were evident when we were doing door-to-door canvassing collecting signatures for his nominating petitions, and when he has campaigned for other candidates he has supported in
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the past. I am supporting Tom because I trust him and his progressive politics. I trust him to be open-minded, to make a positive contribution and to work collaboratively with the other Trustees as well as with the volunteer boards, committees and commissions that he will be the liaison to. I hope that all of you will recognize the importance of voting and how much more each vote counts in a local election such as this one. Thanks in advance for your participation in local government! Peace, Love and Positivity! Ariana Basco
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THE Â NEW Â PALTZ Â ORACLE
RALLYING AFTER LOSS
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Well, it seems like the Mets’ hot- start is starting to show its true col- ors. After starting off the season with a power-packed performance at Citi Field against the Padres — and a handful of pretty impressive victo- ries here and there — the Mets have started to show the cracks in their ar- mor;; highlighted by two wrenching losses to the Colorado Rockies at the snow-covered Coors Field. Essentially, the formula for a Mets victory is simple: if Jon Niese or Matt Harvey is pitching, they have a decent chance at getting a win. If any other of the Mets’ three start- ers are on the hill, the likelihood of something in the “W” column gets much lower. This begs the question: how long will the team wait for top pitching
prospect Zach Wheeler to be promot- ed to the majors? The answer is about as clear as it was in Spring Training. Bringing up Wheeler now would probably give the Mets a better chance of winning JDPHVHYHU\¿IWKGD\²EXWDWZKDW cost? Besides starting his arbitration clock early, and therefore forfeiting a year of potential service on the team, the Mets also have to consider if the young pitcher is truly ready for the big leagues. Sure, Wheeler is bound to pitch better than Dillon Gee, Jeremy Hef- ner and Aaron Laffey just based on pure skill alone. But just because he is better than the current crop of has- beens and disappointments current- ly pitching for the Mets, it doesn’t mean he is ready to compete — and more importantly excel — at a major league level.
Wheeler is close to being ready, there is no question about that. But the timing isn’t right. If the Mets were a pitcher or two away from competing for the rest of the season, the idea of placing Wheeler into the rotation would be much more tempt- ing. But the fact of the matter is the Mets aren’t going anywhere this season, and waiting for Wheeler to develop and mature makes sense at this point. Why would they rush the brightest pitching prospect they have possessed in recent memory? The LGHDRIVDFUL¿FLQJDEULJKWIXWXUHIRU a few extra wins in a basically irrel- evant season doesn’t make sense. Let Wheeler pitch in Las Vegas for a few more weeks, and then in mid-May we can watch him take the mound for what will hopefully be years to come.
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After Â tragedy Â reared Â its Â ugly Â face Â to Â terrorize Â Boston Â on Â Monday, Â New Â York Â un-Â derstood. In Â those Â moments Â of Â watching Â the Â events Â of Â the Â Boston Â Marathon Â unfold Â on Â every Â media Â outlet, Â I Â was Â immediately Â tak-Â en Â back Â to Â that Â time Â when Â I Â was Â 9 Â and Â the Â home Â I Â knew Â my Â whole Â life Â was Â rocked Â by Â 9/11. Â I Â knew Â the Â pain, Â the Â fear, Â the Â confu-Â sion, Â the Â inability Â to Â understand Â such Â an Â evil Â could Â ever Â happen Â in Â your Â backyard Â that Â all Â those Â at Â the Â Boston Â Marathon Â experienced Â ÂżUVWKDQGRQ0RQGD\ I Â also Â knew, Â even Â if Â I Â was Â too Â young Â to Â understand Â at Â the Â time, Â that Â baseball Â was Â what Â helped Â so Â many Â people Â I Â knew Â and Â loved Â get Â through Â the Â devastation Â and Â rec-Â ognize Â hope Â and Â happiness Â again. Thatâ€™s Â why Â Iâ€™m Â writing Â about Â how Â after Â Tuesdayâ€™s Â game Â against Â the Â Diamondbacks, Â Iâ€™ll Â never Â be Â able Â to Â hate Â the Â New Â York Â Yan-Â kees Â again, Â even Â though Â Iâ€™m Â a Â New Â York Â Mets Â fan.
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With Â only Â six Â games Â left Â in Â the Â regu-Â lar Â season Â and Â a Â current Â eighth Â seeding Â in Â a Â very Â competitive Â Eastern Â Confer-Â HQFHLWLVWLPHWRÂżQDOO\SRVHWKHTXHV tion: Â will Â the Â New Â York Â Rangers Â make Â it Â into Â the Â postseason? Yes. There Â are Â still Â six Â crucial Â games Â left Â in Â a Â tight Â playoff Â race Â and Â any Â serious Â mistake Â could Â lead Â to Â an Â early Â trip Â to Â the Â golf Â courses. Â However, Â if Â you Â look Â at Â how Â the Â Rangers Â are Â playing Â now, Â ignore Â Tuesdayâ€™s Â loss Â against Â the Â Fly-Â ers Â and Â examine Â the Â schedule Â they Â have Â IRUWKHUHVWRIWKHVHDVRQLWLVGLIÂżFXOWWR count Â them Â out. Â In Â those Â last Â six Â games, Â the Â Rang-Â ers Â are Â going Â to Â be Â playing Â the Â Carolina Â Hurricanes, Â the Â Buffalo Â Sabres Â and Â will Â see Â both Â the Â Florida Â Panthers Â and Â New Â Jersey Â Devils Â twice. Â All Â six Â of Â those Â
More Â Than Â A Â Game I Â canâ€™t Â even Â begin Â to Â describe Â the Â sur-Â SULVH WKDW FDPH RYHU PH ZKHQ , ÂżUVW UHDG the Â Yankees, Â the Â evil Â empire Â of Â baseball, Â would Â be Â paying Â tribute Â to Â Boston Â not Â just Â with Â a Â sign Â that Â said Â the Â former Â would Â stand Â with Â their Â greatest Â rivals, Â but Â that Â they Â would Â play Â Neil Â Diamondâ€™s Â â€œSweet Â Caro-Â line,â€? Â the Â anthem Â of Â the Â Boston Â Red Â Sox, Â at Â the Â end Â of Â the Â third Â inning. Â One Â of Â the Â great-Â est Â rivalries Â in Â all Â of Â sports Â would Â forget Â a Â near Â centuryâ€™s Â worth Â of Â hatred Â and Â would Â comfort. Â And Â the Â more Â and Â more Â I Â think Â about Â it, Â I Â realize Â how Â foolish Â it Â was Â to Â be Â surprised Â by Â such Â an Â act Â of Â generosity, Â even Â if Â it Â came Â from Â the Â Yankees. Â When Â you Â get Â right Â down Â to Â it, Â I Â think Â what Â New Â York Â showed Â Boston Â on Â Tuesday Â night Â is Â why Â I Â and Â so Â many Â oth-Â ers Â love Â baseball Â so Â much. Â Because Â more Â than Â any Â other Â sport Â on Â the Â planet, Â baseball Â is Â the Â one Â that Â remains Â so Â humble Â and Â non-Â petty, Â yet Â still Â manages Â to Â transcend Â and Â be-Â come Â more Â than Â it Â actually Â is. If Â anyone Â knows Â pain, Â suffering Â and Â the Â darkest Â corners Â of Â human Â grief, Â itâ€™s Â a Â New Â York Â fan. Â I Â was Â disgusted Â by Â the Â com-Â parisons Â people Â made Â between Â 9/11 Â and Â the Â
Boston Â Marathon Â bombings, Â saying Â that Â they Â know Â something Â so Â small Â as Â playing Â what Â happened Â in Â Boston Â was Â not Â even Â a Â song Â over Â a Â PA Â system Â could Â send Â such Â a Â close Â to Â what Â happened Â in Â New Â York Â al-Â booming Â message. Â It Â showed Â us Â why Â base-Â most Â 12 Â years Â ago. Â I Â couldnâ€™t Â believe Â that Â a Â ball Â still Â matters. group Â of Â people Â who Â knew Â the Â pain Â caused Â Thereâ€™s Â a Â quote Â from Â the Â now-Âdeceased, Â by Â unfathomable Â evil Â could Â even Â possess Â great Â American Â columnist Â Mary Â McGrory Â the Â disrespect Â to Â invalidate Â the Â experience Â that Â goes Â â€œBaseball Â is Â what Â we Â were, Â and Â that Â so Â unfortunately Â fell Â on Â Bostonians Â just Â football Â is Â what Â we Â have Â become.â€? Â For Â the Â days Â ago. longest Â time Â I Â agreed, Â and Â to Â an Â extent Â I Â How Â can Â we Â compare Â tragedies? Â Are Â probably Â still Â do. Â But Â after Â what Â happened Â those Â immediate Â feelings Â of Â confusion Â and Â in Â New Â York Â on Â Tuesday, Â April Â 16, Â 2013, Â fear Â any Â different Â whether Â itâ€™s Â a Â terrorist Â at-Â Iâ€™m Â not Â so Â sure. Â I Â think Â we Â recognize Â how Â tack Â in Â New Â York, Â a Â shooting Â spree Â in Â Tuc-Â much Â we Â take Â on Â the Â persona Â of Â football, Â son, Â Aurora Â or Â Newtown Â or Â a Â bomb Â going Â but Â I Â think Â deep Â inside Â every Â American, Â PHOTO Â COURTESY Â OF Â FLICKR Â USER Â SLGCKGC off Â in Â Boston? Â Tragedy, Â no Â matter Â where Â it Â there Â is Â still Â baseball. Â When Â tested, Â we Â are Â happens Â or Â the Â body Â count Â it Â commands, Â al-Â still Â baseball. ways Â looks Â the Â same Â â€” Â it Â is Â hideous, Â mali-Â Weâ€™re Â still Â the Â hope Â and Â humanity Â that Â cious Â and Â frightening. is Â baseball. Â Baseball Â has Â always Â repre-Â And Â the Â New Â York Â Yankees Â know Â that. Â sented Â an Â American Â ideal Â of Â comfort Â and Â And Â what Â the Â New Â York Â Yankees Â also Â know Â humanity;Íž Â the Â romanticism Â of Â baseball Â is Â is Â that Â in Â the Â aftermath Â of Â such Â horror, Â the Â something Â no Â one Â is Â willing Â to Â let Â go Â of. Â RQO\UHDOFRPIRUWRQHFDQÂżQGLVWKHSURP What Â we Â saw Â on Â Tuesday Â night, Â as Â two Â ri-Â ise Â that Â in Â anyoneâ€™s Â arms, Â you Â are Â permitted Â vals Â looked Â past Â years Â of Â hatred Â and Â hos-Â WRJULHYHDQGÂżQGVRODFH tility, Â was Â a Â countryâ€™s Â never-Âending Â ability Â The Â Yankees Â playing Â â€œSweet Â Carolineâ€? Â to Â show Â compassion Â and Â empathy Â during Â wasnâ€™t Â just Â some Â nice Â thing Â they Â felt Â obli-Â a Â time Â when Â two Â such Â things Â are Â necessary Â gated Â to Â do. Â They Â played Â that Â song Â because Â for Â our Â survival. Â I Â believe Â in Â that.
Down Â The Â Home Â Strech games Â are Â games Â the Â Rangers Â could Â eas-Â ily Â win. Â Itâ€™s Â doubtful Â and Â a Â lot Â to Â expect Â that Â theyâ€™ll Â pull Â off Â six Â wins, Â but Â itâ€™s Â no-Â body Â that Â tough. Really, Â the Â only Â concerns Â the Â Rang-Â ers Â should Â have Â with Â the Â schedule Â is Â that Â theyâ€™re Â going Â to Â have Â to Â see Â hungry Â teams Â like Â New Â Jersey Â and Â Buffalo, Â and Â while Â both Â teams Â may Â be Â lower Â in Â the Â standings, Â theyâ€™re Â no Â teams Â to Â snivel Â at. If Â thereâ€™s Â one Â type Â of Â team Â the Â Rang-Â ers Â cannot Â succeed Â against Â as Â witnessed Â in Â games Â against Â the Â Montreal Â Canadi-Â ans, Â the Â Toronto Â Maple Â Leafs Â and Â the Â Sabres, Â it Â is Â teams Â dominated Â by Â their Â speed Â and Â skill Â players. Â Their Â track Â re-Â cord Â against Â Buffalo Â has Â been Â good Â in Â the Â past Â several Â seasons, Â but Â those Â games Â are Â always Â hard-Âfought Â battles, Â and Â sometimes Â theyâ€™re Â only Â for Â one Â point. The Â biggest Â concern Â on Â the Â Blueshirtsâ€™ Â schedule Â right Â now Â are Â those Â two Â games Â against Â New Â Jersey. Â Regard-Â
less Â of Â standings, Â games Â between Â the Â Rangers Â and Â the Â Devils Â are Â almost Â al-Â ways Â high-Âenergy, Â blood Â baths Â for Â glory. Â And Â points, Â but Â mainly Â glory Â and Â brag-Â ging Â rights. Â The Â winner Â of Â those Â games Â is Â always Â the Â one Â who Â is Â hungrier. And Â after Â this Â past Â Tuesdayâ€™s Â defeat, Â Iâ€™m Â not Â sure Â if Â the Â Rangers Â are Â going Â to Â be Â hungry Â enough Â for Â the Â games Â that Â are Â going Â to Â be Â more Â challenging. Â The Â moment Â I Â read Â that Â Brad Â Rich-Â ards Â looked Â devastated Â in Â the Â locker Â room Â after Â the Â teamâ€™s Â loss Â against Â the Â Flyers Â was Â when Â I Â started Â to Â worry. Â I Â know Â Richards Â hasnâ€™t Â been Â the Â most Â consistent Â of Â players Â since Â he Â has Â been Â here, Â but Â to Â me Â he Â represents Â the Â player Â who Â never Â gives Â up Â and Â always Â comes Â up Â big Â when Â needed. Â The Â last Â player Â I Â want Â to Â see Â or Â know Â feels Â defeated Â is Â him. With Â that Â being Â said, Â I Â am Â a Â New Â York Â fan Â and Â I Â am Â a Â cynic. Â Optimism Â in Â a Â
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New Â Yorkerâ€™s Â eyes Â is Â usually Â viewed Â as Â cynicism Â by Â everyone Â else. Â And Â if Â there Â is Â one Â team Â out Â of Â all Â the Â teams Â I Â root Â for Â that Â is Â able Â to Â prove Â me Â wrong Â nine Â times Â out Â of Â 10, Â itâ€™s Â the Â Rangers. Â And Â if Â the Â Rangers Â do Â make Â it Â into Â the Â playoffs Â this Â year, Â everyone, Â regard-Â less Â of Â who Â they Â root Â for, Â has Â to Â remem-Â ber Â that Â the Â playoffs Â are Â a Â whole Â new Â ball Â game. Â Sure, Â there Â is Â probably Â no Â team Â in Â the Â league Â who Â will Â be Â able Â to Â outscore Â a Â healthy Â Pittsburgh Â Penguins Â line Â up, Â but Â maybe Â destiny Â will Â rear Â her Â frightening, Â beautiful Â face Â on Â hockey Â this Â year Â and Â decide Â to Â be Â as Â cruel Â as Â ever. Â Maybe Â the Â Rangers Â will Â be Â some Â sort Â of Â Cinderella Â story Â when Â the Â play-Â offs Â roll Â around Â and Â the Â Stanley Â Cup Â vic-Â tory Â many Â predicted Â before Â the Â season Â started Â will Â become Â a Â reality. Â And Â then Â I Â wake Â myself Â up Â from Â my Â dreams, Â realize Â that Â is Â probably Â not Â go-Â ing Â to Â be Â the Â case Â and Â pray Â for Â the Â best.
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