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Five  Day  Forecast Thursday,  September  8 Thunderstorms   High:  71  Low:  67  

Friday,  September  9   Thunderstorms High:  78  Low:  66  

Saturday,  September  10   Partly  Cloudy High:  73  Low:  61  

Sunday,  September  11 Thunderstorms High:  67  Low:  62  

M/N/S  arrested  for  unlawful  possession  of   marijuana.   SUNY  New  Paltz   University  Police  Department Emergencies:  845-­257-­2222    

Monday,  September  12   Partly  Cloudy High:  75  Low:  63  


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Christian Named  President    

By Julie  Mansmann  

Editor-­in-­Chief |  Jmansmann60@newpaltz.edu

NEW ARMY  CHIEF  OF  STAFF Army   Gen.   Ray   Odierno,   who   was   sworn   in   during  a  ceremony  at  Fort  Myer  in  Arlington,   Va.,  told  a  packed  auditorium  of  family,  friends   and  fellow  soldiers  that  policymakers  must  be   thoughtful  and  understand  the  national  security   ULVNVDVWKH\PDNHGLI¿FXOW¿VFDOGHFLVLRQV

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A man  with  extensive  ties  to  white  supremacists   pleaded  guilty  Wednesday  to  federal  charges  he   planted   a   bomb   that   was   intended   to   hurl   poi-­ son-­laced  shrapnel  into  the  multicultural  crowd   marching  in  a  Martin  Luther  King  Jr.  Day  pa-­ rade  last  January.

RELEASE OF  PRISONER? Former   New   Mexico   Gov.   Bill   Richardson   arrived   in   Cuba   on   Wednesday   to   seek   the   freedom  of  a  U.S.  government  subcontractor   sentenced  to  15  years  in  prison  for  bringing   communications  equipment  to  the  island   illegally.

NAVY CORPSMAN  SURRENDERS

An AWOL   Navy   corpsman   turned   himself   in   Wednesday   after   leaving   a   threatening   note   claiming  he  planted  bombs  at  a  nearby  South-­ ern   California   high   school   in   an   incident   that   prompted   administrators   to   order   students   out   RIWKHEXLOGLQJRQWKH¿UVWGD\RIFODVVHV

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After an   extended   search   that   included   the   withdrawal   of   four   candidates,   former   SUNY   New   Paltz   interim   president   Donald   Christian  assumed  the  full  time  position.   The   SUNY   Board   of   Trustees   unani-­ mously  appointed  Christian  president  of  the   college   on   June   15.   Originally   named   pro-­ vost  and  vice  president  for  academic  affairs   in  Aug.  2009,  Christian  took  on  the  interim   presidency  in  July  2010  when  former  presi-­ dent  Steven  Poskanzer  assumed  a  position  at   Carleton  College  in  Minnesota.   Carl   Hayden,   chairman   of   the   SUNY   Board   of   Trustees,   said   the   group   knew   Christian’s   “passion   for   education”   would   EHQH¿WWKHFROOHJHEHIRUHKHZDVHYHUQDPHG D¿QDOLVWLQWKHSUHVLGHQWLDOVHDUFKLQ0D\ “We   are   so   pleased   to   provide   the   op-­ portunity   for   him   to   continue   sharing   that   passion  with  the  New  Paltz  community,”  he   said.  “We  look  forward  to  the  great  contribu-­ tions   Dr.   Christian   will   bring   to   New   Paltz   and  the  state  university.” Christian,  a  former  professor  of  biology   and  zoology  who  has  worked  at  the  Univer-­ sity  of  Wisconsin-­Eau  Claire,  the  University   of  Montana  and  the  University  of  Minnesota-­ Duluth,  said  he  wants  to  build  upon  what  he   has  done  as  an  interim  to  make  the  campus  a   better  place  for  students  and  that  he  has  many   ideas  for  doing  so.   However,  the  new  president  said  he  did   not  expect  to  ever  take  on  his  position  –  but   he  is  happy  to  do  so.   “I   never   would   have   imagined   at   the   time  that  the  new  president  would  be  me,  or   that   I   could   be   so   excited   about   this   oppor-­ tunity  to  lead  such  a  special  institution,”  he   said.   “I   appreciate   and   am   humbled   by   the  

Donald  Christian  was  named  SUNY  New  Paltz  president.                                                  PHOTO  COURTESY  NEWPALTZ.EDU  

FRQ¿GHQFHSODFHGLQPHE\VRPDQ\SHRSOH on and  off  the  New  Paltz  campus.” When   Poskanzer   announced   his   depar-­ ture,  a  search  committee  chaired  by  Kenneth   $EW ZDV IRUPHG WR ¿QG WKH QH[W SUHVLGHQW 7KH RULJLQDO VHW RI ¿QDOLVWV LQFOXGHG &KDQ-­ cellor   of   the   University   of   Wisconsin-­La-­ Crosse   Joe   Gow,   Lehman   College   Provost   Mary  Papazian  and  John  Schreiber,  chairman   of  the  Department  of  Pediatrics  at  Tufts  Uni-­ YHUVLW\6FKRRORI0HGLFLQH$IRXUWK¿QDOLVW rescinded   their   candidacy   before   a   campus   visit  was  scheduled.   While  the  other  three  candidates  did  ap-­ pear  in  open  forums  with  students  and  meet   with  administrators  and  campus  staff,  they  all   eventually  withdrew  from  the  search.  

Abt announced   that   Gow   rescinded   his   candidacy   on   March   17,   and   Schreiber   did   the  same  several  days  later.  Papazian  said  she   removed  herself  from  the  search  in  May  af-­ ter  she  heard  an  internal  candidate  had  been   QDPHGD¿QDOLVW In  spite  of  the  fact  that  SUNY  Chancel-­ lor   Nancy   Zimpher   had   to   authorize   an   ex-­ tension  of  the  search,  she  said  she  is  pleased   with  the  outcome.   “This   is   exactly   the   kind   of   leadership   that  one  of  the  most  up-­and-­coming  colleges   in  the  nation  needs  and  deserves,”  she  said.   “I  am  truly  thrilled  to  continue  working  and   partnering   with   Dr.   Christian,   and   I   thank   WKH %RDUG IRU FRQ¿UPLQJ KLV QRPLQDWLRQ DV president.”

Campground Planned  For  Minnewaska  Preserve By  Maria  Jayne  

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Public campgrounds   are   planned   to   open   on  an  area  of  the  Minnewaska  State  Park  Pre-­ serve  owned  by  the  Palisades  Interstate  Park   Commission.   The   camp   will   be   on   Route   299  between  New  Paltz  and  the  Shawangunk   Ridge. The  American  Alpine  Club  and  the  Mohonk   Preserve  will  manage  the  campground.  This   campground  will  allot  space  for  over  60  tent  

campers on  45.9  acres  of  land,  according  to   Jim  Hall,  executive  director  at  the  Palisades   Interstate  Park  Commission. The   campground   will   only   permit   tents   and  outdoor  camping,  offering  an  alternative   to   the   others   in   the   area.   Currently   the   area   offers   high   and   low   end   options   for   camp-­ ing,  such  as  cabins,  RV  –  type  campground   and  hotels,  but  there  is  nothing  as  close  to  the   mountain  as  this.   “The   campground   is   the   missing   thing   in   such  a  beautiful,  nationally  recognized  area,”  

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said Hank   Alicandri,   the   director   of   land   stewardship  and  chief  ranger  at  the  Mohonk   Preserve.   “This   is   going   to   be   a   clean   and   safe  place  to  build  community.”   Due   to   various   factors   they   are   not   yet   ready   to   begin   construction,   according   to   Hall.  Currently,  $700,000  has  been  raised  for   WKLV SURMHFW WKH\ DUH ZDLWLQJ WR VHFXUH ¿QDO funding,  estimated  to  be  $1.5  million.  They   DUH DOVR ¿QDOL]LQJ SODQV IRU KDQGOLQJ ZDWHU and   sewage   by   designing   comfort   stations   and  a  pavilion/bathhouse.


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SUNY  and   CUNY   students   have   come   to-­ gether  to  form  a  new  politically  active  organiza-­ tion.   Students   said   New   York   Students   Rising   (NYSR)   connects   students   in   the   two   school   systems,  emphasizes  the  importance  of  education   and  addresses  issues  such  as  tuition  increase  and   privatization.   The  group,  founded  in  May,  was  born  from   the   ideas   of   older   undergraduates   and   graduate   students   at   SUNY   Buffalo,   SUNY   Albany   and   SUNY  Binghamton.  However,  it  was  brought  to   SUNY   New   Paltz   by   third-­year   sociology   and   Black   Studies   major   Jonathan   Espinosa,   New   Paltz   graduate   Eirik   Bjorkman   and   Christopher   Gordon. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some   key   points   that   got   New   Paltz   in-­ volved  were  SUNY  Palooza  and  also  the  March   30  Occupation  of  the  Capitol  Building  in  Alba-­ ny,â&#x20AC;?  Bjorkman  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  met  most  of  the  people   involved  in  the  organization  then,  and  also  real-­ ized  that  it  was  time  that  students  took  things  into   their  own  hands  and  make  our  voices  heard.â&#x20AC;? Espinosa  attended  one  of  the  two  NYSR  re-­ treats,  which  played  an  integral  role  in  the  devel-­ opment   of   the   group.  Attendees   discussed   their   purpose  and  the  reasons  they  were  there,  in  order   to  begin  building  the  foundation  of  NYSR.  They   then   created   various   committees   such   as   web   tech,  outreach,  research  and  action. With  a  more  established  structure,  the  group   FRXOGEHJLQWRSXUVXHDQGSODQDFWLRQWRÂżJKWIRU the  causes  highlighted  in  their  campaign  like  their   primary  concern  of  the  rising  cost  for  both  SUNY   and  CUNY  schools. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re   trying   to   tell   as   many   students   as   SRVVLEOHDURXQGWKHVWDWHWRÂżJKWIRUSXEOLFHGX-­

cation  and  to  protect  it  because  right  now  the  tu-­ ition  is  going  up,â&#x20AC;?  Espinosa  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;It  went  up  this   year  already  and  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  going  to  go  up  for  the  next   ÂżYH\HDUVVRRXUVWDQFHLVWKDWZHVKRXOGQÂśWEH paying  more  for  less,  weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  getting  less  classes,   less  services,  bigger  classrooms.â&#x20AC;? Growing   up   in   a   low-­income   family,   Es-­ pinosa   feels   he   has   a   particular   purpose   in   this   PDWWHU$VWXLWLRQLVUDLVHGDQGÂżQDQFLDODLGLV lowered,  he  believes  it  is  his  duty  to  make  sure   ÂżQDQFLDOO\GLVDGYDQWDJHGIDPLOLHVDUHDEOHWRDI-­ ford  a  higher  education  in  the  future. Other   problems   NYSR   hopes   to   tackle   are   the  Millionaires  Tax  and  a  plan  called  UB2020.   The  Millionaires  Tax  is  an  annually  renewed  tax   on  millionaires  that  NYSR  believes  should  con-­ tinue  to  be  enforced  and  extended. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  politicians  argument  is  that  if  we  tax   millionaires   theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll   leave   New   York   State,   but   thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   not   the   problem,â&#x20AC;?   Espinosa   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;The   problem  is  that  theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  not  funding  the  state  fund-­ ed   institutions   of   higher   education   correctly,   so   theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  wasting  a  lot  of  money.â&#x20AC;? UB2020,   essentially   an   agenda   to   priva-­ tize   SUNY   Buffalo,   was   recently   passed.   Still,   UB2020  can  be  a  model;Íž  state  legislatures  have   passed   the   similar   SUNY   2020   bill   that   affects   WKH WXLWLRQ DQG ÂżQDQFLDO DLG RI DOO 681< DQG CUNY  schools.   While   NYSRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   presence   on   campus   is   not   yet   well   known,   they   will   be   spreading   the   ZRUG WKURXJK Ă&#x20AC;LHUV KRVWLQJ D NLFNRII HYHQW to   welcome   NYSR   to   New   Paltz   and   by   going   from  class  to  class  talking  about  the  movement.   They   have   already   planned   a   state-­wide   walk   out/teach-­in   on   Oct.   5.   Students   from   Albany,   Buffalo,   Binghamton,   Stony   Brook   and   CUNY   schools   will   leave   class,   meet   at   a   central   spot   and  listen  to  a  student  perspective  on  topics  such  

as  the   increase   in   tuition   and   fees,   cuts   to   staff   DQGVHUYLFHVWKHDGPLQLVWUDWLRQÂśVRIÂżFLDOUHSRUWV and  various  other  topics  that  students  will  realize   actually  affect  them. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll   document   the   whole   thing   and   put   them  all  up  on  the  web  together,  this  way  students   can  see  that  there  are  people  in  other  places  who   are  going  through  the  similar  situations,â&#x20AC;?  Bjork-­ PDQVDLGÂł7KLVLVWKHÂżUVWVWHSWRZDUGVRXUSODQ on   making   some   serious   state-­wide   connections   and  unifying  and  empowering  the  student  body.â&#x20AC;? Espinosa  believes  that  this  walk-­out  has  the   potential  to  be  more  effective  than  the  one  held   ODVW\HDUDVWKH\FDQUHĂ&#x20AC;HFWRQWKHPLVWDNHVPDGH previously  and  what  they  can  improve  upon.  This   time   around,   he   plans   to   better   explain   to   par-­ WLFLSDQWVZK\WKH\VKRXOGFDUHDQGÂżJKWIRUWKHLU education,   rather   than   just   what   they   should   do   about  it.   The  walk-­out  is  not  the  only  endeavor  that   NYSR  is  currently  working  on.  They  are  also  do-­ ing  a  campaign  this  year  titled  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Chop  From  the   Top.â&#x20AC;?  This  campaign  involves  looking  at  admin-­ istrators   of   SUNY   and   CUNY   who   earn   more   than   $100,000   and   to   convince   those   in   charge   that  salaries  must  be  cut.  Their  view  is  that  there   DUHVFKRROVWKDWODFNVXIÂżFLHQWIXQGLQJ\HWWKHUH are   presidents   of   schools   who   are   making   more   than  $200,000. While   NYSR   still   wants   to   attract   more   schools  to  their  cause  and  needs  to  fully  set  their   feet  on  New  Paltzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  ground,  they  have  high  hopes   for  what  the  organization  can  ultimately  achieve   in  the  future. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I   think   that   the   potential   for   NYSR   is   huge,â&#x20AC;?   Bjorkman   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;We   have   a   solid   group   of  dedicated,  trustworthy  students,  and  we  truly   believe  that  we  can  change  the  dialogue  on  higher   education  in  New  York.â&#x20AC;?

Historic  Huguenot  Offers  Scholarship By  Kate  Blessing Copy  Editor  |  Kblessing34@newpaltz.edu

Historic  Huguenot   Street   (HHS)   was   re-­ cently   awarded   with   scholarship   money   from   Lucille  Stoeppler  Baker  to  assist  undergraduate   students  studying  historical  anthropology.    The   organization  has  been  a  name  in  Hudson  Valley   education  for  hundreds  of  years  and  boasts  their   commitment   to   current   and   historical   higher   learning.   The  mission  statement  of  HHS  is  â&#x20AC;&#x153;to  collect,   preserve  and  share  with  the  public  an  inspiring   story  of  an  American  community  as  it  evolved   from  the  17th  century  to  the  present  day.â&#x20AC;?   7KH VFKRODUVKLS RIIHUHG IRU WKLV ÂżUVW WLPH

this  year,   requires   applicants   to   hold   an   aca-­ demic  average  above  3.5  for  two  years  to  qual-­ ify,  and  all  HHS  scholarships  are  ineligible  to   ÂżUVW\HDU DSSOLFDQWV $SSOLFDWLRQV DUH FORVHG for  the  2011-­2012  academic  year,  but  interested   students   can   apply   through   the   organizationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   website. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve   heard   a   lot   of   great   things   about   the   work   that   Historical   Huguenot   Street   does,â&#x20AC;?   said   fourth-­year   student   Jen   Herman.â&#x20AC;&#x153;They   really  support  studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  research  and  are  awe-­ some  for  the  community.â&#x20AC;? Herman,  of  Troy,  N.Y.,  has  grown  up  learn-­ ing  about  the  Huguenots  and  has  learned  more   about   the   organization   while   studying   at   New   Paltz.  The   college   itself,   HHS   boasts   on   their  

website,  was  built  in  New  Paltz  following  a  tra-­ dition  of  academic  excellence  started  by  these   early  settlers.    With  names  like  Deyo,  DuBois,   LeFevre  and  Hasbrouck  appearing  on  buildings   and  street  signs  all  over  the  town  and  campus,   the   Huguenots   hold   a   permanent   place   in   the   history  and  legacy  of  the  Hudson  Valley. HHS   works   hard   to   preserve   the   historical   UHPQDQWV RI WKH DUHDÂśV ÂżUVW VHWWOHUV WKURXJK their   own   research   and   community   education,   as  well  as  through  scholarships. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Many  of  the  scholarships  are  solely  for  stu-­ dents  of  Huguenot  descent,â&#x20AC;?  said  a  representa-­ tive  for  the  organization.â&#x20AC;&#x153;All  of  the  information   on  how  to  apply  is  on  our  website.â&#x20AC;?

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BOMB  IN  INDIA  KILLS  11 A   briefcase   bomb   tore   through   a   crowd   of   people   waiting   to   enter   a   New   Delhi   courthouse,   killing   11   people   and   wound-­ ing  scores  more  Wednesday  in  the  deadliest   terrorist  attack  in  Indiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  capital  in  nearly   three  years.

CONFUSION  ABOUT  GADHAFI $7ULSROLPLOLWDU\RIÂżFLDOVDLG:HGQHVGD\WKDW 0RDPPDU*DGKDÂżLVFRUQHUHGDQGWKHGD\VEH-­ fore  he  is  captured  or  killed  are  numbered,  but   DQRWKHU VHQLRU GHIHQVH RIÂżFLDO FRQWHQGHG WKDW Libyaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  new  rulers  have  no  idea  where  the   fugitive  former  leader  is.

MILITARY  IN  IRAQ  CONSIDERED The   Obama   administration   favors   keeping   a   smaller  military  force  in  Iraq  beyond  this  year   than  U.S.  commanders  believe  is  necessary,  of-­ ¿FLDOVVDLG:HGQHVGD\

CHAVEZâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S  POPULARITY  UNCHANGED President   Hugo   Chavezâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   approval   ratings   re-­ main  in  the  50  percent  range,  but  a  majority  of   Venezuelans  disapprove  of  the  governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  per-­ formance  on  key  issues  such  as  crime,  corruption   and  the  economy,  according  to  a  poll  released   Wednesday.

UN  OVERSEES  ELECTIONS The  United  Nations  is  expected  to  help  oversee   Libyan  elections  and  train  local  police  with  po-­ litical  and  military  missions  that  will  help  guide   WKHFRXQWU\WKURXJKLWVSRVW*DGKDÂżWUDQVLWLRQ Italyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  foreign  minister  said  Wednesday.

TROOPS  FLOOD  INTO  RIO 0RUHWURRSVĂ&#x20AC;RRGHGLQWRD5LRGH-DQHLURVOXP Wednesday   after   fellow   soldiers   came   under   DWWDFNE\GUXJWUDIÂżFNHUV

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Crispell Hall  Completed   By  Cat  Tacopina   Sports  Editor  |  Ctacopina97@newpaltz.edu

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Old Main  Building  Opens  Doors By  Katherine  Speller   &RS\(GLWRU_Katherine.speller79@newpaltz.edu

The renovations   to   the   Old   Main   building   on   campus,   slated  to  be  completed  this  spring,    maintained  the  original  ar-­ FKLWHFWXUHZLWKRXWVDFUL¿FLQJVDIHW\HI¿FLHQF\RUPRGHUQLW\ ³,W¶VRIWHQEHOLHYHGWKDWEXLOGLQJXSJUDGHVWKDWDUHQHFHV-­ VDU\WRNHHSSDFHZLWKPRGHUQWHFKQRORJ\FRQIRUPDQFHZLWK VDIHW\FRGHVDQGH[SHFWHGRFFXSDQWFRPIRUWVFDQQRWFRLQFLGH ZLWKUHVWRUDWLRQVRIEHDXWLIXODQGKLVWRULFDOO\VLJQL¿FDQWEXLOG-­ LQJV´VDLG-RKQ0F(QUXHGLUHFWRURIIDFLOLWLHVGHVLJQDQGFRQ-­ VWUXFWLRQ The  Old  Main  construction  project  began  two  years  ago  to   UHPRYHWKHGDPDJHGSDUWVRIWKHEXLOGLQJDQGWRPDNHXVHRI WKHVSDFHOHIWIURPWKHROGJ\PQDVLXP:LWKDQHVWLPDWHGFRVW RIPLOOLRQDQGDWRWDORIVTXDUHIHHWRIVSDFHWKH project   was   originally   estimated   to   be   completed   by   summer   

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Construction  resumes  across  campus  leaving  most  areas  fenced  off.   By  Andrew  Wyrich Jessica  Sedgley,  a  second-­year  communication  disorders  major  cur-­ Managing  Editor  |    AndrewWyrich63@newpaltz.edu

Various  construction  projects  are  underway  on  the  SUNY  New  Paltz   campus,  leaving  some  students  feeling  inconvenienced  as  the  campus  un-­ dergoes  the  latest  phases  of  â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  Facilities  Master  Plan.â&#x20AC;?   Current   construction   developments   on   the   Hasbrouck   Quad,   the   completion  of  the  interior  of  Crispell  Hall  and  Old  Main  Building  and  the   renovation  of  the  Concourse  by  the  Lecture  Center  and  Humanities  Build-­ ing  has  left  much  of  campus  covered  in  fences  and  bulldozers  with  an  aim   for  creating  a  better,  more  vibrant,  campus  in  the  future.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;These   projects   will   offer   students   vastly   improved   academic   and   residential  facilities,  complete  with  the  latest  in  wireless  technology  and   media  as  well  as  modern  comforts  expected  in  suite-­styled  residence  hall   spaces,  respectively,â&#x20AC;?  Director  of  Facilities  Design  and  Construction  John   McEnrue  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  exterior  landscape  improvements  will  offer  students   greater  pedestrian  and  disabled  access  throughout  the  campus  while  im-­ proving  safety  by  installing  better  lighting  and  reducing  vehicular  access.â&#x20AC;?   The  most  eye-­catching  construction  is  the  redesign  and  renovation   of  the  Hasbrouck  Quad  â&#x20AC;&#x201C;  which  in  addition  to  the  renovation  of  Crispell   Hall,   currently   is   undergoing   a   regarded   terrain   projects,   a   repaving   of   walkways  and  improvements  to  the  gunkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  perimeters.  Also,  new  lighting   is  being  installed  throughout  the  quad,  McEnrue  said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  impossible  not  to  notice  the  landscape  work  performed  on  the   Hasbrouck   Quad,â&#x20AC;?   McEnrue   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our   primary   goals   with   these   two   landscape   projects,   as   well   as   future   projects,   are   to   make   SUNY   New   Paltz  a  more  pedestrian-­friendly  campus.â&#x20AC;?   'HVSLWHWKHLQWHQWLRQVRIDEHDXWLÂżHGXQLYHUVLW\JURXQGVFRQVWUXF tion  has  led  to  some  students  feeling  upset  over  the  state  of  the  campus   landscape.  

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rently  living  in  Dubois  Hall,  said  while  the  construction  in  the  quad  hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   ZRNHQKHUXSWKHOLJKWVDQGSDWKZD\VKDYHEHHQGLIÂżFXOWWRDGMXVWWR Âł:KHQLWUDLQVWKHUHÂśVĂ&#x20AC;RRGLQJRQWKHSDWKVWRFODVVDQG,QHHGWR step  in  the  puddles  and  they  are  all  muddy,â&#x20AC;?  Sedgley  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  also  sad   seeing  all  the  ducks  walk  around  with  the  fences  up,  because  they  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   look  happy.  Basically,  it  doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  look  pretty  on  campus.  If  I  was  a  fresh-­ men  or  someone  looking  to  come  here  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d  be  a  turn  off.â&#x20AC;?   McEnrue  said  he  understands  studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  complaints  about  noise  and   New  Paltz  is  acting  to  be  sensitive  to  those  concerns.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;When  planning  our  project  timelines  we  scheduled  the  noisy  work   this  summer  so  as  not  to  disrupt  the  academic  calendar,â&#x20AC;?  he  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Con-­ tractors  customarily  start  work  at  6:30  a.m.  but,  with  the  start  of  the  new   semester,   we   now   insist   on   noisy   work   beginning   no   earlier   than   8:00   a.m.    Most  of  the  student  walkways  were  restored  prior  to  classes  com-­ mencing.â&#x20AC;?   McEnrue  said  the  second  phase  of  the  Hasbrouck  Quad  construction   will  continue  through  the  spring  semester  and  summer.   Other  projects,  such  as  the  completion  of  Old  Main  have  received  a   warmer  welcome  from  students.   Old  Main,  which  has  been  under  construction  since  2008  and  cost   approximately   $27   million   to   complete,   features   a   new   roof,   upgraded   electrical   and   heating   systems   and   now   has   central   air   conditioning,   McEnrue  said.   McEnrue  said  the  plans  paid  special  attention  to  bringing  back  his-­ torically  appropriate  detailing  from  the  original  1907  building.  Some  of   WKHVHLQFOXGHGWKHUHVWRUDWLRQRIFKDLUUDLOVFURZQPROGLQJZRRGĂ&#x20AC;RRUV and  â&#x20AC;&#x153;appropriate  period  pendant  lightingâ&#x20AC;?  in  common  areas.   Also  upgraded  during  the  renovation  were  the  telecommunications,  

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media  and  wireless  systems.   Beverly  Schrieiber,  a  third-­year  English  major,  was  happy  with  her   ÂżUVWYLHZRIWKHEXLOGLQJDIWHULWVUHRSHQLQJ â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  building  is  beautiful,â&#x20AC;?  Schrieiber  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  classrooms  look   like  Van  den  Berg  and  the  chairs  have  wheels  on  them  so  theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  easy  to   move  around  for  group  work.â&#x20AC;?   ,QDGGLWLRQWRWKHQHZUHQRYDWLRQV2OG0DLQZLOOEHWKHÂżUVW/HDG HUVKLSLQ(QHUJ\DQG(QYLURQPHQWDO'HVLJQ /((' FHUWLÂżHGSURMHFWRQ campus,  according  to  newpaltz.edu.

0F(QUXHVDLGWKHFRQVWUXFWLRQWRWKHWRSWZRĂ&#x20AC;RRUVRI2OG 0DLQÂśVVRXWKZLQJDQG6WXGOH\7KHDWHUZLOOEHÂżQLVKHGDQGDYDLO able  for  students  by  January  2012. Over   the   summer,   McEnrue   said   the   Concourse   connecting   the  campus  to  the  Lecture  Center  and  Humanities  Building  was  re-­ designed  and  repaved.  Among  the  changes  made  was  the  replacing   of  the  large  concrete  seating  and  introducing  smaller  Champlain   stone  seating  across  the  Concourse  â&#x20AC;&#x201C;  something  he  said  the  reac-­ tion  has  been  â&#x20AC;&#x153;overwhelmingly  positiveâ&#x20AC;?  toward. While  there  are  currently  patches  of  the  Concourse  without   trees,  McEnrue  said  honey  locust  trees  will  soon  be  planted  there   DQGWKHSURMHFWVKRXOGEHÂżQLVKHGE\1RYHPEHU â&#x20AC;&#x153;Within  a  matter  of  weeks  [the  trees]  will  eventually  canopy   the   concourse   creating   a   beautifully   shaded   alley   in   what   is   the   most  densely  populated  thoroughfare  on  campus,â&#x20AC;?  McEnrue  said.   For   more   information   regarding   the   continued   construction   on  campus  visit  newpaltz.edu/construction.


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Town  Prepares  to  Elect  Supervisor By  John  Brandi   News  Editor  |  Jbrandi02@newpaltz.edu

One  New   Paltz   town   supervisor   could   be  in  trouble  as  a  former  one  returns  to  re-­ claim   the   position.   The   democratic   caucus   on   Aug.   23   saw   current   Town   Supervisor   Toni  Hokanson  lose  her  partyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  nomination   to   Ulster   County   Legislator   Susan   Zimet,   167  to  56.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  have  to  believe  that  caucus  represent-­ ed  the  will  of  the  public,â&#x20AC;?  said  Zimet.   Hokanson   remains   unfazed   as   she   plans  to  kick  her  campaign  into  gear,    which   was  stalled  due  to  the  recent  hurricane  and   her   duties   to   the   job.   She   said   she   has   the   support  of  the  New  Paltz  Working  Families   3DUW\EXWDOVRKRSHVWRÂżQGSROLWLFDOVXSSRUW elsewhere,   by   â&#x20AC;&#x153;seeking   the   republican   endorsement.â&#x20AC;?  Hokanson  also  has  a  message   for  current  democrats.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  will  be  contacting  democrats  and  ask-­ ing  them  to  come  off  the  democratic  line  and   support  me.â&#x20AC;? Both   candidates   shared   their   views   on   town   and   village   consolidation,   budgetary   concerns  with  the  police  department  and  in-­ creased  industrialization  to  attract  new  rev-­ enue.  The  two  candidates  also  stressed  their   experience  and  reputation.     Zimet,  who  worked  as  town  supervisor   for   four   years,   credits   this   -­   in   addition   to   being  a  county  legislator  and  her  time  spent   running  for  the  Senate  -­  with  understanding   how   government   works   â&#x20AC;&#x153;from   the   bottom   up   to   the   top   down.â&#x20AC;?   According   to   Zimet,   working   closely   with   Albany   is   important   on  issues  of  consolidation  and  canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  be  done   without  the  state  sitting  at  the  same  table  as   New  Paltz. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We   canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   operate   as   these   individual   ÂżHIGRPV´ VKH VDLG Âł,WÂśV DOO WKH VDPH WD[-­ payers,  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  all  the  same  pocket.  We  have  to   think  collectively.â&#x20AC;? Zimet  said  because  there  was  a  study  on   the  table  exploring  a  coterminous-­type  gov-­ ernment-­one  which  shares  services  between   the  town  and  village-­and  the  will  of  the  pub-­ lic  to  consider  this  option  makes  this  moment   in  time  an  â&#x20AC;&#x153;opportuneâ&#x20AC;?  one  for  Zimet  to  re-­ turn  to  the  post.  She  warned  that  if  nothing   was  done  with  the  study,  and  consolidation   was  not  achieved  at  the  local  level,  Gov.  An-­ drew   Cuomoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   administration   would   force   D PHUJH LQ KLV HIIRUWV WR ÂżQG FRVWHIIHFWLYH measures  to  save  the  state  money.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  all  need  to  turn  around  and  say  to   the  governor,  â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;you  want  to  consolidate,  well  

The  town  supervisor  regularly  meets  with  other  members  of  the  board  to  discuss  various  issues.   great,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;?  said  Zimet.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  New  Paltz,  we   have  a  study  on  the  table,  why  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  you  use   us  as  a  model  community?â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Meanwhile,   Hokanson   said   she   is   â&#x20AC;&#x153;open-­mindedâ&#x20AC;?   to   consolidation.   She   took   part  in  writing  the  grant  application  to  fund   the   study.     She   said   itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   important   for   the   community  to  have  objective  information  in   order  to  make  a  community  decision.     Still,  there  was  the  matter  of  the  police   budget,   but   both   candidates   expressed   con-­ cern  that  the  police  are  an  important  part  of   the   community   and   are   needed   to   protect   public  safety.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;My  opinion  is  that  we  cannot  afford  to   cut  the  police  budget  without  serious  conse-­ quences,â&#x20AC;?   said   Hokanson.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;[There   will   be]   consequences  to  the  health  and  safety  of  our   residents  and  the  protection  of  our  business-­ es  as  well  as  complete  change  in  the  quality   of  life.â&#x20AC;? Hokanson   said   without   a   strong   po-­ lice   presence,   gangs   could   change   the   face   of  New  Paltz  and  it  would  no  longer  be  the   community  â&#x20AC;&#x153;that  we  loveâ&#x20AC;?.   Zimet  said  the  police  must  come  out  of   WKH³¿ULQJOLQH´RYHUWKHLVVXHRIZK\WD[HV are  so  high.  She  said  that  if  she  were  elected   as  town  supervisor,  she  would  â&#x20AC;&#x153;activelyâ&#x20AC;?  be   looking   for   ways   to   secure   outside   funding  

for  the  police  department.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   no   ifs,   ands   or   buts   that   New   Paltz   needs   a   police   department,â&#x20AC;?   said   Zi-­ met.   Both   candidates   also   expressed   their   desire  to  bring  new  industry  to  the  area.  Ho-­ kanson  said  that  New  Paltz  needs  more  com-­ mercial   and   industrial   activity   to   bring   in   both  jobs  and  additional  taxpayers.  She  said   the  zoning  for  these  projects  is  already  there.   0HDQZKLOH =LPHW VSHFLÂżFDOO\ PHQ-­ tioned   an   industrial   corridor   on   South   Putt   Corners   Road   to   bring   renewable   energy   into   the   area,   to   make   it   a   â&#x20AC;&#x153;renewable   cor-­ ridor.â&#x20AC;?   She   said   the   governor   has   set   aside   â&#x20AC;&#x153;over  a  billion  dollarsâ&#x20AC;?  for  an  economic  de-­ velopment  plan  in  the  Hudson  Valley.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;We   have   an   opportunity   to   develop   a   really  great  project  in  New  Paltz  that  would   EHQHÂżW WKH +XGVRQ 9DOOH\ DV D ZKROH DQG that  money  is  ours  for  the  taking,  if  we  do  it   right,â&#x20AC;?  said  Zimet. When  asked  about  the  governorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Mid-­ Hudson   Regional   Economic   Development   Council   and   how   SUNY   New   Paltz   was   glazed   over   for   representation   for   Ulster   County-­-­instead   presidents   from   SUNY   Rockland   and   Marist   take   leadership   roles,   according   to   an   article   in   the   Shawangunk   Journal-­-­Zimet   responded   that   she   doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  

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think  SUNY  New  Paltz  is  unimportant,  and   that  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  going  to  take  leadership  in  the  com-­ munity  to  demand  this  money.   Still  it  all  comes  down  to  what  each  can-­ didate  brings  to  the  job.  Hokanson  said  she   will  continue  doing  what  she  has  been  doing,   which  is  bringing  up  the  issue  of  public  safe-­ ty  to  protect  the  quality  of  life  in  New  Paltz   DQG ³¿QGLQJ ZD\V WR HFRQRPLFDOO\ JURZ´ while  lowering  taxes.   Zimet   told   a   story   about   her   time   as   town  supervisor  that  fostered  mutual  respect   for   town   board   members.   She   said   when   two   people   at   odds   on   the   board   would   go   at   it,   she   would   challenge   them   to   hear   the   otherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   point   of   view.   Eventually,   she   said   ERWK OHDUQHG WR VWRS ÂżJKWLQJ ZLWK HDFK other.  Zimet  said  with  two  republicans,  two   democrats  and  an  independent  on  her  town   board,   these   people   got   along   â&#x20AC;&#x153;better   than   any  other  board  [she]  saw.â&#x20AC;?   â&#x20AC;&#x153;As   long   as   you   respect   each   other,   as  long  as  you  allow  each  member  of  your   board  to  speak  and  be  heard  and  you  debate   the   issues   intelligently   without   emotionally   attacking   each   other,   you   can   manage   it,â&#x20AC;?   said  Zimet.   The  election  for  town  supervisor  is  slat-­ ed  for  early  November.


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Down and Out HURRICANE IRENE TAKES A TOLL ON NEW PALTZ

Hurricane  Irene  blew  through  the  New  Paltz  area,  leaving  the  campus  powerless  and  without  Internet.             By  Rachel  Freeman Features  Editor  |  Rachel.freeman17@newpaltz.edu

The  SUNY  New  Paltz  campus  was  left  in  the   dark  and  disconnected  last  week  courtesy  of  Hur-­ ricane  Irene.  The  campus  Internet  and  cable  services  were   cutt  off  from  power  from  Sunday,  Aug.  28  through   Tuesday,  Aug.   30,   as   a   result   of   the   stormâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   se-­ verity.  The   torrential   downpour   became   an   issue   when  the  rains  gushed    down  the  loading  dock  and   the  entire  parking  lot  outside  of  Haggerty  Admin-­ LVWUDWLRQ %XLOGLQJ +$%  ÂżOOHG XS DFFRUGLQJ WR Assistant  Vice  President  of  Technology,  Jonathan   Lewit.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;It   actually   came   up   across   Route   32   and   streamed  in  down  here.  The  drains  couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  keep   up,â&#x20AC;?  he  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;It  started  going  up  the  side  of  the   wall  on  the  HAB  side,  seeping  in  under  the  door   and  it  hit  almost  3  feet  on  the  door.  Then  it  was   coming  in  underneath.â&#x20AC;? :DWHU Ă&#x20AC;RRGHG LQWR WKH SULQW VKRS WKH WHOH-­ SKRQHV\VWHPURRPWKHUHFRUGVRIÂżFHWKH,'RI-­ ÂżFHWKHSDUNLQJRIÂżFHDQGWKHERRNVWRUH+RZHY-­ er,  the  electrical  issues  arose  when  water  entered   the  computer  center,  as  well  as  the  Student  Union   (SU)  basement  where  all  of  the  heavy-­duty  electri-­ cal  distribution  equipment  is  kept. Those   in   the   computer   center   worked   to   slow  down  the  water  by  piling  up  boxes  of  paper  

outside  the   door   to   mimic   sandbags,   Lewit   said.   While  they  may  have  been  successful  as  the  com-­ puter  center  received  only  3  inches  of  water  and   the  server  room  only  got  half  an  inch,  Lewit  said   WKHĂ&#x20AC;RRURIWKHFHQWHUSURYHGWREHSUREOHPDWLF Âł7KH FRPSXWHU URRP Ă&#x20AC;RRU KDV UDLVHG WLOHV and  we  run  all  the  power  cords  and  stuff  like  that   underneath  and  so  the  water  got  only  about  half  an   LQFKDERYHWKHUDLVHGĂ&#x20AC;RRU´/HZLWVDLGÂł%XWDOO the  network  cables  and  all  the  power  cables  under   WKHĂ&#x20AC;RRUEDVLFDOO\ZHUHDOOXQGHUZDWHU´ Lewit  said  luckily,  workers  had  been  in  the   building  earlier  and  were  able  to  respond  quickly   upon  hearing  about  the  mess.  They  began  shutting   everything  down  and  turned  off  the  main  power  to   WKH URRP EHIRUH LW FRPSOHWHO\ Ă&#x20AC;RRGHG XQGHU WKH Ă&#x20AC;RRU The  SU  basement  was  not  as  fortunate  as  the   computer  center  was,  engulfed  in  about  8  feet  of   water.    Because  of  such  great  water  accumulation,   Lewit  said  they  were  forced  to  kill  the  power  to   the  building  for  safety  purposes.  There  is  an  emer-­ gency   generator   that   usually   runs   the   telephone   system,  computer  system  and  the  internet  connec-­ tion   in   the   event   of   power   failure,   however   this   was  not  in  option. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Because  the  main  electrical  system  was  un-­ derwater,   they   stopped   that   from   kicking   in   and   basically   had   to   cut   the   service   period,â&#x20AC;?   Lewit  

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said.  Workers  had  several  pumps  going  to  remove   all  the  water.  Lewit  said  they  then  had  to  dry  the   basement  out  and  â&#x20AC;&#x153;meticulously  clean  off  all  the   high  voltage  connections  before  they  even  thought   about  turning  power  back  on.â&#x20AC;? On  Tuesday,   Lewit   said   they   began   turning   power  back  on  and  did  not  experience  any  huge   sparks,  indicating  that  it  was  cleaned  up  and  func-­ tional.   Fixing   these   issues   did   come   at   a   price,   ERWKÂżJXUDWLYHO\DQGOLWHUDOO\/RFDODQGRXWVLGH electricians   as   well   as   facilities   staff   worked   20   hour  days  to  get  the  buildings  cleaned  up  and  the   campus  back  online,  according  to  Lewit.  The  cost   for  the  cleaning  crew  and  the  electric  work  is  es-­ timate  to  be  a  million  dollar  operation,  according   to  Lewit. Although  most  students  on  campus  were  not   rendered  powerless,  they  did  feel  the  stress  of  no   Internet  access.  Second-­year  anthropology  major   Jamie   Pagirskyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   feelings   on   the   matter   changed   over  time. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The   period   of   time   longer   than   24   hours   without   internet   was   certainly...   interesting.   Ini-­ WLDOO\LWZDVDGLIÂżFXOWDGMXVWPHQW´3DJLUVN\VDLG â&#x20AC;&#x153;But  after  some  time,  I  realized  just  how  refresh-­ ing   it   was   to   spend   time   with   friends   on   a   more   personal  level.  Even  if  it  meant  the  suite  collaps-­ ing  in  front  of  TV  for  hours  on  end.  It  was  a  fun  

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change  to  witness.â&#x20AC;? Some   students,   however,   did   not   view   the   lack  of  technology  in  such  a  positive  light.  Third-­ year   elementary   education   major   Brianna   Buck-­ ler  had  many  friends  without  cell  phone  service,   along  with  no  internet  which  put  them  at  a  disad-­ vantage  for  receiving  information. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  power  outage  on  campus  caused  many   SUREOHPVHVSHFLDOO\LQWHUPVRIQRWLÂżFDWLRQVDERXW the  campus.  Those  without  cell  phone  capabilities   had   to   rely   on   their   friends   for   the   text   message   updates  about  what  was  open  and  closed  on  cam-­ pus,  as  well  as  how  to  get  around  safely,â&#x20AC;?  Buckler   said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  reliance  on  technology  was  too  heavy,   as  those  without  it  were  uninformed.â&#x20AC;? Even  though  he  said  Irene  was  extremely  det-­ rimental  to  campus,  Lewit  said  that  things  pulled   together  surprisingly  quickly.  All  involved,  includ-­ ing  staff,  the  maintenance  crew,  telecommmunica-­ tions   workers,   electricians   and   computer   center   employees,  truly  made  the  effort  to  work  together   and  get  it  done.  Not  only  does  Lewit  believe  they   achieved  a  â&#x20AC;&#x153;phenomenal  thing,â&#x20AC;?  but  also  that  the   damage  could  have  been  much  more  destructive. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  water  stopped  before  it  hit  the  cabinets   of  the  computer  center  with  all  the  servers,  it  was   an  inch,  maybe  2  inches  away  still,â&#x20AC;?  Lewit  said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  hard  to  say  you  were  lucky  after  something   like  this,  but  we  were  lucky.â&#x20AC;?


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International Programs Receives Award

DIVERSITY IN THE STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM HELPS SECURE ACCOLADE By  Maria  Jayne &RS\(GLWRU_N01864117@newpaltz.edu

SUNY  New   Paltz   has   been   recognized   as   a   leader   among   the   nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   colleges   and   universities   for   imple-­ menting   creative,   practical   strategies   that   bring   study   abroad  opportunities  to  those  that  would  not  have  had  a   FKDQFHRWKHUZLVHFROOHJHRIÂżFLDOVVDLG In  May,  the  school  was  awarded  the  2011  Innovation   $ZDUGE\WKH'LYHUVLW\LQ*OREDO(GXFDWLRQ1HWZRUN 7KLV LV WKH ÂżUVW WLPH WKH &HQWHU IRU ,QWHUQDWLRQDO Programs  has  been  given  any  type  of  award  or  recogni-­ tion   for   their   work   in   cooperation   with   the   Educational   2SSRUWXQLWLHV3URJUDP (23 7KH\ZRUNKDUGWRPDNH underrepresented  students  aware  of  the  system  of  prepa-­ rations  necessary  to  allow  them  to  enter  a  study  abroad   SURJUDP â&#x20AC;&#x153;These   wonderful   opportunities   should   be   an   af-­ fordable   and   accessible   part   of   a   meaningful   academic   way,â&#x20AC;?  said  Bruce  Sillner,  dean  of  international  programs  

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Snapshots Showcase Innocence in India NEW PALTZ ALUMNUS R.J. PARTINGTON IIIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S PHOTOS ON DISPLAY AT /ROOT By  Katherine  Speller Copy  Editor  |  Katherine.speller79@newpaltz.edu

 Former  SUNY  New  Paltz  student  R.J.  Partington  III  trav-­ eled  to  Southern  India  to  attend  the  wedding  of  his  close  friend  in   the  summer  of  2010.  He  found  himself  on  a  bus  from  his  friendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   native  Kerala  to  a  beach  in  Poovar,  traveling  through  a  small  vil-­ lage  toward  the  ocean.  He  felt  he  was  being  pulled  by  a  strong  in-­ stinct  to  walk  back  to  that  village  and  take  photos  of  the  people. Partington  found  that  following  his  instincts  lead  him  to  one   RIKLVÂżQHVWKRXUVDVDSKRWRJUDSKHUXOWLPDWHO\HDUQLQJKLPWKH chance  to  share  his  portrait  work  at  various  venues  in  New  Paltz.   His  photos  are  currently  on  display  at  /Root,  a  grass  roots  tech   cafĂŠ  located  on  60  Main  Street.     â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  am  usually  most  inspired  by  people.  My  love  of  photog-­ raphy   really   stems   from   my   love   of   people!â&#x20AC;?   Partington   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Once  I  was  in  the  village,  I  have  to  say  that  the  people  and  the   environment  inspired  me.  The  children  who  were  so  energetic,   the  blue  sky  that  was  so  beautiful,  the  energy  that  was  so  posi-­ tive,  everything  came  together  so  naturally  and  so  powerfully.â&#x20AC;? Partington  said  that  it  was  merely  the  â&#x20AC;&#x153;gut  feelingâ&#x20AC;?  that  took   him  to  the  village. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If  you  know  me,  youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d  know  that  the  ocean  is  one  of  my   favorite  places  in  the  world,  but  my  heart  told  me  to  walk  back   to  the  village  and  take  some  photographs.â&#x20AC;?   3DUWLQJWRQWRRNKLVPP&DQRQFDPHUDDQG)XMLVOLGHÂżOP and  walked  through  the  village  for  about  an  hour  and  everything   fell  into  place.  In  a  short  time  he  had  taken  nearly  200  photo-­ graphs  of  the  magnetic  children  he  had  met. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There  are  some  times  in  life  where  you  are  so  happy  and   things  go  so  right,  that  you  know  whatever  you  are  doing  will   work  out  perfectly.  This  is  how  I  felt  that  day,â&#x20AC;?  said  Partington. Connie  Rivera,  a  New  Paltz  alumna  who  graduated  in  2003   with  a  degree  in  Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Studies,  accompanied  Partington  on   the  photo  excursion.  Viewing  the  photos  at  the  /Root  had  a  great   impact  on  the  photographerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  friend.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  knew  how  much  the  experience  meant  to  R.J.  he  really   loves  kids  and  you  can  see  that  in  the  photographs.â&#x20AC;?    Rivera  said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Even   though   they   were   in   an   impoverished   area   he   took   the   negative  and  found  the  beauty.  You  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  see  poverty  in  those   pictures.  Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  just  lovely.â&#x20AC;? His   favorite   photograph   in   his   current   show   is   a   close   up   portrait   of   a   little   girl.   He   said   he   loves   the   quality   of   natural   innocence  and  happiness  in  her  look,  a  common  feature  of  his   photographs.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  love  the  intense  expression  on  her  face.  I  also  love  how   you  can  see  a  little  sand  on  her  face,  showing  that  she  was  prob-­ ably  playing  around  in  the  sand.  It  is  by  far  the  best  photograph   that  I  have  ever  taken  in  my  life,â&#x20AC;?  he  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;If  you  look  at  the   SKRWRJUDSKUHDOO\FORVHXS\RXFDQVHHDUHĂ&#x20AC;HFWLRQRIPHLQERWK

SUNY  New  Paltz  alumnus  R.J.  Partington  III  with  his  photographs  from  Southern  India.      PHOTO  BY  SAMANTHA  SCHWARTZ RIKHUH\HV$WÂżUVW,GLGQÂśWOLNHWKDWEXWQRZ,WKLQNLWLVQHDW´ Partington   started   taking   photographs   in   high   school   in   Southampton  on  Long  Island  after  heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d  been  given  a  camera  for   his   birthday.   Since   he   was   a   black   and   women   studies   double   major   and   not   an   art   major,   Partington   had   to   sneak   into   two   photography  courses  to  learn  some  techniques  and  the  basics  he   had  never  been  able  to  learn.   But  that  didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  keep  him  from  taking  photos.  During  his  time   at   SUNY   New   Paltz,   he   incorporated   photography   into   every-­ thing  he  did,  from  the  â&#x20AC;&#x153;elaborate  photography  bulletin  boardsâ&#x20AC;?   he  made  as  a  Resident  Assistant,  to  his  time  as  an  Orientation   /HDGHUWDNLQJQXPHURXVSLFWXUHVRIKLVVWXGHQWV,QIDFWKLVÂżUVW published   photographs   were   in   orientation   and   Residence   Life   brochures  as  well  as  on  the  SUNY  New  Paltz  website.   3DUWLQJWRQÂśVÂżUVWVKRZLQJRIWKHSKRWRJUDSKVZDVDW.DUPD Road,   a   vegetarian   restaurant   on   11   Main   Street.   During   their   time  there,  he  was  told  by  the  employees  that  the  photographs  

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made  people,   children   and   adults   smile   when   they   caught   a   glimpse.  The  smiles  alone  are  enough  for  him.   Dub  Sonata,  a  former  New  Paltz  student  and  local  musician,   was  inspired  to  plan  his  own  trip  to  India  after  seeing  the  photos.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  intimacy  [of  these  photographs]  inspired  me.â&#x20AC;?  Sonata   VDLGÂł2QFH,VDZWKHÂżQLVKHGSURGXFW,MXVWKDGWRSXOOWKHWULJ-­ ger  and  plan  the  trip.â&#x20AC;? Partington   said   he   wanted   to   share   the   experience   he   had     and  hopes  to  inspire  those  who  viewed  his  photos. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It  may  be  photography  or  traveling,  but  it  may  be  some-­ thing  totally  different  and  that  would  be  really  wonderful!â&#x20AC;?  he   said.   Since   his   graduation   in   2007,   Partington   has   traveled   to   take  photographs  in  the  Dominican  Republic,  Puerto  Rico,  Costa   Rica  and  Jamaica.  His  photos  will  be  on  display  at  /Root  through   Oct.  20,  spectators  are  welcome  to  drop  in,  view  the  photographs   and  sign  the  guestbook.                          


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Eddy  Eder  is  a  46  year-­old  Highland  resi-­ dent  who  has  many  faces.  He  is  an  occupational   therapy  assistant,  third  degree  black  belt  and  Mr.   Skullboy,  a  horror  show  host.                                                                                     Mr.   Skullboy   is   an   â&#x20AC;&#x153;otherworldly   super-­ natural  carnival  ringleader  who  travels  the  world   searching  for  monsters  to  be  in  his  show,â&#x20AC;?  said   Eder.  He  is  dressed  in  black  and  his  face  is  made   up  to  look  like  a  skeleton.  The  character  of  Mr.   Skullboy  is  inspired  by  the  Mexican  Day  of  the   Dead  and  other  famous  people  in  the  entertain-­ PHQWÂżHOGVXFKDV:LOOLDP&DVWOH37%DUQXP John  Zacherly  and  Robert  L.  Ripley.   Mr.   Skullboy   is   the   ringleader  and   host   of   The   Grand   Guignol   Horror   Societyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   events,   a   group   that   celebrates   the   genre   of   horror   ex-­ pressed  through  the  arts.  Each  event  has  a  pre-­ show  display  and  a  main  movie  attraction.  The   GLVSOD\VFRQVLVWRIVFLHQWLÂżFPDFKLQHVDQGGHP-­ RQVWUDWLRQV DFWHG RXW E\ VRFLHW\ PHPEHUV 3DVW demonstrations  include  the  proper  way  to  kill  a   zombie  and  how  to  use  a  Violet  Ray  Generator.     Âł0\ IDYRULWH GHPRQVWUDWLRQ ZDV GHÂżQLWHO\ the  Tesla  Technology  with  all  of  the  antique  elec-­ trical  equipment,â&#x20AC;?  said  fourth-­year  history  major   0DWWKHZ 2Âś&RQQHOO Âł5HDO )UDQNHQVWHLQÂśV ODE type-­stuff.â&#x20AC;?      

The  societyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  main  event  is  the  classic  hor-­ ror  movie  showing.  The  movies  are  shown  in  a   GULYHLQRXWGRRUVHWWLQJDW<XPPLHÂśV,FH&UHDP and   Mini-­Golf   on   the   last   Saturday   of   every   month  between  May  and  October  at  8  p.m.   Âł:H ZDQWHG WR FUHDWH DQ RXWGRRU HQYLURQ-­ ment  which  lends  itself  to  capture  the  feel  of  the   nostalgic  heyday  of  the  classic  horror  movies,â&#x20AC;?   said   Eder.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;There   is   just   something   about   ice   cream  parlors  and  horror  movies  that  works  well   together.â&#x20AC;?   The  movies  chosen  were  made  prior  to  the   1970s,  so  no  profanity  is  used.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;It   gives   families   a   hands-­on   interactive   experience   out   of   the   norm   versus   spectating,â&#x20AC;?   VDLG7UDF\&RQUDGDUHFHSWLRQLVWDWWKH*DUGQHU Animal   Hospital   and   full-­time   member   of   the   society.   The   Grand   Guignol   Horror   Society   got   its   QDPHIURPDKRUURUWKHDWHULQ)UDQFHWKH(QJOLVK WUDQVODWLRQEHLQJÂł7KH7KHDWHURIWKH%LJ3XS-­ pet.â&#x20AC;?  The  members  were  looking  for  a  universal   title  that  would  not  tie  them  to  a  location.   The  society  began  three  years  ago  starting   from   a   small   setting   in   the   Elting   Library   and   has  now  held  18  events.  Next  season  they  are  in-­ troducing  a  series  of  contests  including  ones  for   VKRUW VWRU\ ZULWLQJ DQG ÂżOP$QRWKHU DVSHFW RI their   evolution   is   their   goal   of   hosting   a   horror   fair.  

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The  next  event  will  be  held  at  Yummieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  on   Saturday,  Sept.  17  at  8  p.m.  They  will  be  showing   Night  of  the  Demon  with  a  pre-­show  and  intro-­ duction.  All  are  welcome  and  there  is  no  charge,   however  donations  are  greatly  appreciated.

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CONOR OBERST AND FRIENDS SERENADE FANS WITH NEW & OLD SOUNDS By  Katherine  Speller &RS\(GLWRU_Katherine.speller79@newpaltz.edu

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reply  of  â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  love  you  too,â&#x20AC;?  and  youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  somehow  sure  he  means  it.   +HLQWURGXFHVKLPVHOIDQGKLVEDQGDVÂł5LJKW(\HVWKHEHVW%ULJKW Eyes  cover  band  out  of  des  Moines,  Iowa.â&#x20AC;?   He  kicked  off  the  show  with  some  songs  from  his  newest  al-­ EXPÂł7KH3HRSOHÂśV.H\´VWDUWLQJRXWZLWKWKHUHFRUGÂśVPRRG\ÂżUVW WUDFN Âł)LUHZDOO´$V WKH QLJKW ZHQW RQ 2EHUVW WUDYHOHG EDFN WR JLYLQJWDVWHVRIÂł:HDUH1RZKHUH7KLVLV1RZ´Âł$QRWKHU 7UDYHOLQÂś6RQJ´DQGÂł/DQGORFNHG%OXHV´ %\  SP WKH HQFRUH QXPEHU ZDV LQ IXOO VZLQJ 'U 'RJ came  back  out  on  stage  to  party  to  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Road  to  Joyâ&#x20AC;?  and  so  began   the  lengthy  jam  session  and  introductions  of  each  band  member.   Oberst  gave  a  rambling  little  monologue  for  each  member  of  his   band,   urging   the   crowd   to   scream   â&#x20AC;&#x153;from   the   bottom   of   [their]   lungs.â&#x20AC;?


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Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  majoring  as  a  drumset  player,  so  I  guess   thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  it.  I  would  consider  piano  to  be  the   most  cerebral  of  them  all,  but  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  more   expressive  with  drums  because  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  a  tactile,   delicate  thing.  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  been  playing  piano  since  I   was  eight  and  drums  since  I  was  12.

WHO  ARE  YOUR  BIGGEST  INFLUENCES? My  dad  is  a  professional  bass  player,  so  thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   my  number  one.  Steely  Dan.  Lots  of  jazz:   Miles,  Stan  Getz,  Bill  Evans.  For  popular   PXVLFGHÂżQLWHO\3KLVK3KLVKLQĂ&#x20AC;XHQFHVPHLQ every  aspect  of  life  and  music.  

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In  the  midst  of  a  touch-­screen  generation,  a  quiet  counter-­cul-­ ture  is  on  the  rise.  Hoping  to  revive  a  social,  hands-­on  community,   a  group  of  event  planners  have  been  attempting  to  resurface  an  ob-­ solete  exchange:  mixtapes.   The  Hudson  Galaxy  Gazette,  a  monthly  list  of  inclusive  Hud-­ son   Valley   events,   will   add   their   third   Mixtape   Trade   and   Game   Night  to  their  September  calendar.  This  monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  trade,  to  be  held   on  Tuesday,  Sept.  13  on  14  Mulberry  Street  from  7  to  11  p.m.,  will   bring  out  music  lovers  of  all  ages  and  types  in  New  Paltz.   Hudson  Galaxy  Gazette  hosts  Kate  Larson  and  Amanda  Alto-­ bell  hope  that  not  everyone  has  thrown  out  their  cassette  tape  play-­ ers,  since  they  ask  for  both  CDs  and  cassettes.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;It  gets  people  excited  to  make  a  mix  of  songs  without  a  spe-­ FLÂżFUHFLSLHQWLQPLQGZKLFKLVQÂśWH[DFWO\WKHHDVLHVWWKLQJWRGR and  then  brings  them  all  together  for  the  night  of  the  swap,â&#x20AC;?  said   Larson.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;It  gets  people  sharing  music  and  hanging  out  with  each   other,  a  simple  thing  that  doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  always  happen  enough.â&#x20AC;? They  said  the  rules  are  straightforward:  bring  a  mix,  drop  it  in   a  bag  with  the  others  and  wait  to  blindly  grab  one  from  the  pile.  Add   a  track  list  and  contact  information,  or  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t.  It  can  be  anonymous   or  an  innovative  way  to  make  a  new  friend. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People  often  make  themed  mixes,  too,â&#x20AC;?  said  Larson.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;There   are  a  million  ways  to  make  a  mix,  and  thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  so  neat  about   the  event  and  what  you  leave  it  with.â&#x20AC;? At  the  beginning  of  the  night,  Larson  and  Altobelli  choose  a   UDQGRPPL[WRSOD\GXULQJWKHVZDSDQGWKHQÂżQLVKWKHHYHQLQJ with  a  group  game.  People  can  also  volunteer  to  play  their  mixes   throughout  the  night. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  feel  such  a  rush  of  excitement  when  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  my  turn  to  randomly   select  a  mixtape  from  the  pile,â&#x20AC;?  said  Altobelli.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;My  heart  begins  to   beat  a  little  faster  and  I  look  around  the  room  at  everyone,  wonder-­

ing  if  their  tape  will  be  the  one  I  pick.  Last  month,  the  tape  I  chose   (or  maybe  it  chose  me)  contained  songs  written  only  in  the  Lydian   scale.  I  am  constantly  astonished  at  the  creativity  expressed  through   the  careful  planning  and  crafting  that  goes  into  making  a  mixtape.â&#x20AC;? Mike  Hollis,  SUNY  New  Paltz  alumnus  and  member  of  Break-­ fast  in  Fur,  is  excited  to  see  what  this  monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  event  has  in  store  for   him. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  mixtape  swap  is  a  great  place  to  meet  new  people  and  get   WXUQHGRQWRPXVLFWKDWÂśVQHZWR\RX´KHVDLGÂł,ZLOOGHÂżQLWHO\EH JRLQJDQGFDQÂśWZDLWWRÂżQGRXWZKDW,ÂśOOHQGXSZLWKWKLVWLPH´ As  for  other  events,  the  Hudson  Galaxy  Gazette  is  just  getting   started.  Although   their   September   calendar   is   looking   fairly   full,   they  encourage  anyone  with  ideas  of  events  to  contact  them  through   their  website  at  www.hudsongalaxygazette.com.  In  the  past,  the  ga-­ zette  has  listed  dance  lessons,  science  nights,  music  shows,  para-­ normal   discussion   groups,   a   bicycle   parade,   potlucks   and   even   plant  and  mushroom  walks.  This  month  includes  a  clothing  swap  on   Sept.  17,  a  cereal  potluck  on  Sept  21.  and  a  seed  saving  workshop   on  Sept  25.  The  calendars  themselves  can  be  found  on  the  website,   as  well  as  on  Facebook,  through  weekly  e-­mails  and  downloadable   print  calendars.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  distribute  print  calendars  all  throughout  the  Hudson  Val-­ ley,   and   try   to   put   a   lot   of   emphasis   on   those   tangible   copies.  A   different  artist  designs  it  each  month,  so  theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  really  pieces  of  art   as  well  as  functional  ways  to  keep  track  of  whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  going  on,â&#x20AC;?  said   Larson. Hudson  Galaxy  Gazette  focuses  on  hosting  diversity  as  well  as   bringing  a  positive  environment  for  everyone.  The  mix  tape  swap   is  no  different. Âł7KHEHQHÂżWVDUHVLPSOHVKDUHPXVLFDQGJHWQHZPXVLF+DQJ out  with  people  you  know  and  make  new  friends.  Get  exposed  to   new  things,â&#x20AC;?  said  Larson. PHOTO  BY  SAMANTHA  SCHWARTZ

Thursday,  September  8,  2011

Cannonball  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Julianâ&#x20AC;?  Adderley.  Donald   Fagenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Kamikiriad.  

WHAT  DO  YOU  DO  WITH  MUSIC  ON/OFF  CAMPUS? I  play  drums  in  jazz  ensemble.  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  also  in   3LUDWH&DWDMD]]\DOWHUQDWLYHJURRYHW\SH band.  

PLANS  FOR  MUSIC  IN  THE  FUTURE? I  guess  the  goal  would  have  to  be  to  perform.   Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  what  you  dream  for.  The  realistic  one   would  be  either  something  with  teaching  or   musical  therapy.

ANY  ADVICE  FOR  ASPIRING  MUSICIANS? <RXFDQÂśWJHWIUXVWUDWHGZLWKWHPSRUDU\NLQGRIGLIÂżFXO WLHV0XVLFLQJHQHUDOLVOLNHDYLGHRJDPHZLWKLQÂżQLWH levels.  To  get  to  the  next  level  you  need  more  coins.  The   more  levels  you  have,  the  more  weapons  you  have.  You   canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  skip  them,  you  have  to  pass  each  level.  But  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  so   gratifying  once  you  do. CHECK  OUT   BEN  SALDINGER PLAYING  PIANO  BY  SCANNING  THIS  CODE   WITH  ANY  SMARTPHONE!  

DO                         W YOU ANT  TO  BE...

MUSICIAN OF THE WEEK? Contact  Zan  Stumfeld  at  sstrumfeld34@newpaltz.edu  .


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This Week in

tHe Deep END EDWARD SALAS Major: BFA Painting Latin  American  Studies  Minor Year: Fourth ,QÀXHQFHV  Luis  Buñel,  Gaspar  Noe,  Ta-­ kashi  Miike,  Cézzane,  Colombian  Street   Artist  Bastardilla,  Muhammad  Ali,  Ste-­ phen  Powers,  Blu  (both  rapper  and  street   artist),  Woody  Allen,  9th  Wonder,  The   Cro-­mags Find  Edward’s  works  on  display  now  at   Main  Street  Bistro.  

PHOTOS COURTESY  OF  EDWARD  SALAS  CAPTION  BY  SAMANTHA  SCHWARTZ


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EDITORIAL

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HELP  WEATHER   THE  STORM  

CARTOON  BY  JOSH  KUSAYWA  

We  all   watched   the   water   rise,   the   power  lines  drop  and  the  wind  bluster.  We   all  watched  the  clouds  turn  grey  as  more   than  10  inches  of  water  fell  from  the  sky   onto   our   homes,   cars   and   lawns.   Hurri-­ cane   Irene   left   a   clear   and   present   mark   on   the   New   Paltz   community   last   week-­ end,  but  for  many  it  appears  the  storm  is   becoming  a  distant  memory  in  our  semes-­ terâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  brief  history.   This   couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   be   farther   from   the   truth.   The  damage  caused  by  this  powerful   storm   stretches   beyond   a   cancelled   class   RU D Ă&#x20AC;RRGHG PDLOURRP 7KLV VWRUP OLWHU-­ ally   washed   its   way   into   peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   living   rooms  and  set  the  course  of  many  lives  in   completely  new  directions.   While  there  were  no  reported  deaths   from   the   storm   in   Ulster   County,   $1   bil-­ lion  worth  of  damage  has  been  reported  in   New  York  and  thousands  of  people  were   evacuated   from   their   homes   â&#x20AC;&#x201C;   including   students  who  lived  on  the  low-­lying  banks   of  the  Wallkill  River.   We  at  The  New  Paltz  Oracle  stress  to   our  fellow  students  and  campus  commu-­

nity  to   stand   up   and   help   those   who   are   still  reeling  from  the  effects  of  the  storm.   Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   time   for   us   to   step   out   of   our   campus  bubble  and  reach  out  to  those  in   need  right  in  our  backyard.  In  New  Paltz   alone,  people  were  left  without  power  for   GD\VSXPSNLQSDWFKHVĂ&#x20AC;RDWHGGRZQULYHU 140,000   acres   of   farmland   were   washed   away  and  years  of  peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  lives  changed   forever.   This  disaster  struck  in  the  midst  of  the   worst  economic  downturn  since  the  Great   Depression  â&#x20AC;&#x201C;  adding  salt  into  the  already   gaping  wound  in  New  Yorkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  upstate  re-­ gion.   On  the  Monday  following  the  storm,   about   124,000   residents   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   more   than   one-­third  of  the  people  in  Orange,  Ulster   and  Sullivan  residents  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  were  left  in  the   dark.  In  Ulster  County,  5,487  people  were   still   without   power   a   week   after   Irene   passed  through  the  region  and  as  of  Sun-­ day,   4,906   in   Ulster   County   started   their   morning  still  without  power.   On  top  of  the  power  outages,  between   500   and   600   homes   in   New   York   have   been   destroyed,   according   to   Gov.   An-­

GUHZ&XRPRÂśVRIÂżFH These  people   share   this   wonderful   region   with   us   and   our   college-­aged   an-­ tics  and  as  such  we  should  extend  an  arm   of  help  or  donate  an  extra  box  of  Ramen   noodles  to  those  who  need  them.  They  are   not   just   anonymous   faces   that   you   donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   know.  Many  students  and  friends  were  af-­ fected  by  this  storm  and  deserve  your  at-­ tention  and  help.     Currently  there  are  multiple  local  op-­ tions  students  and  members  of  the  campus   community  can  attend  and  donate  to  help   those  still  devastated  by  Ireneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  wrath. The  Family  of  New  Paltz,  who  have   WKHLURIÂżFHRQ1RUWK&KHVWQXW6WUHHWDUH accepting   any   donations   that   will   direct-­ ly   go   to   those   who   are   in   need   of   food.   Currently,  they  are  asking  for  any  combi-­ nation   of   rice,   pasta,   tuna,   soup,   canned   meat,   chili,   peanut   butter   and   oatmeal,   among  others.   On   Oct.   2,   a   pot   luck   at   the   Water   Street  Market  will  kick  off  a  charity  event   WKDWZLOOFXOPLQDWHLQDEHQHÂżWFRQFHUWRQ Oct.  16.  Not  only  will  students  be  giving   EDFN WR WKH ÂżUVW UHVSRQGHUV IDUPHUV DQG

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families  directly   affected   by   the   storm,   they  will  be  able  to  enjoy  local  musicians   showcasing  their  talent  for  a  cause.     Finally,  Queens  Gallery  is  collecting   canned  food  going  to  help  those  in  need.   You  can  contact  them  by  calling  845-­338-­ 3468.   These   simple   steps   would   go   a   long   way  toward  showing  that  students  are  not   just  a  monthly  addition  to  the  community   of   New   Paltz.  While   our   days   may   have   been  without  Internet  and  our  shoes  may   have   been   soaked,   there   are   some   that   share   this   town   and   village   who   need   our  help  weathering  the  aftermath  of  this   storm.   Editorials  represent  the  views  of  the   majority  of  the  editorial  board.  Col-­ umns,  op-­eds  and  letters,  excluding   editorials,  are  solely  those  of  the  writ-­ ers  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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THE  ONLY  LIVING   BOY  IN  NEW  YORK   ZAN  STRUMFELD   A&E  Editor  

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I  spent   the   entire   summer   living   in   New  Paltz.  Throughout  the  week  I  interned   at   Chronogram   magazine.  After   5   p.m.,   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d   return  to  the  solitude  of  my  home.  I  had  an   adventurous   and   productive   summer,   and   fully   took   advantage   of   the   few   but   incred-­ ible  people  that  shared  the  heat  with  me. Before  I  knew  it,  everyone  started  mov-­ ing  back.  A  friend  of  mine  and  I  were  sitting   outside   Bistro,   watching   the   freshman   and   UHWXUQLQJ KRSHIXOV Ă&#x20AC;RRG 0DLQ 6WUHHW , IHOW like  I  was  suffocating.  In  hopes  of  recover-­ ing   from   this   unwanted   culture   shock,   we   created   our   own   disorder   â&#x20AC;&#x201C;   Post-­New   Paltz   6XPPHU'HSUHVVLRQ 3136'  It  was  perfect.  The  plan?  We  would  put   up   signs   around   town   and   campus   for   any   RI WKRVH VXIIHULQJ &UHDWH 36$ FRPPHU FLDOVÂł'R\RXPLVVWKHTXLHWQLJKWVRI1HZ 3DOW]ÂśVVXPPHU"´Âł'R\RXKDWHZKHQSHRSOH ask  you  where  you  were  this  summer?â&#x20AC;?  All   WKRVH H[SHULHQFLQJ 3136' FRXOG FRPH WR gether   for   group   therapy   sessions,   support,   the  works.  It  was  a  big  joke,  but  it  was  our   way  of  realizing  summer  was  ending. Then,   two   days   before   school   started,   one  of  my  best  friends  from  home  died  in  a   tragic  accident.   I   just   happened   to   be   home   in   Alba-­ ny   when   I   heard.   I   couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   wrap   my   head   around  anything.  I  was  actually  on  my  way   back  to  New  Paltz  that  day,  feeling  like  I  had   been   gone   forever.   But   I   had   to   stay   in  Al-­ bany.  I  had  to  stare  at  the  sunken  faces  that   I   grew   up   with.   Friends   who   had   become   strangers   who   had   become   friends   again.   6XUUHDOLVWKHZRUGWKDWHYHU\RQHXVHVÂąEXW itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  not  the  right  one.  Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  just  the  closest  we  

can  come  to,  I  guess,  in  times  like  this.   Everything  was  surreal. I   returned   to   New   Paltz   the   next   day,   JHWWLQJUHDG\IRUFODVVHV3136'KDGWDNHQ a  new  turn.  There  seemed  to  be  a  new  mean-­ LQJWRHYHU\TXHVWLRQDERXWWKHVXPPHU Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  been  two  weeks  and  I  am  still  numb   IURPHYHU\WKLQJ6WLOOQXPEDIWHUWKHZDNH seeing   his   hands   clutch   A   Tree   Grows   in   BrooklynWKHERRN,KDGOHQWKLP6WLOODI ter  watching  him  lowered  into  the  ground.   We  placed  a  pack  of  cigarettes  on  the  cof-­ ÂżQ6LPRQDQG*DUIXQNHOÂśVÂł7KH2QO\/LY ing  Boy  in  New  Yorkâ&#x20AC;?  will  never  sound  the   same.   I   think   during   Thanksgiving   break   it   will   hit   me   the   hardest.   When   he   doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   come   over   to   jam   out   to   Wilco   or   tell   me   DERXW 5REHUW 0RVHV DQG KRZ KH UXLQHG New  Yorkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  highways.   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m   swamped   in   schoolwork   already,   and  taking  all  the  distractions  I  can  handle.   Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   the   point   of   this   column?   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m   not   sure.   Really,   I   think   itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   funny   that   we   in-­ vented   a   depression.   Were   we   really   that   PLVHUDEOH" :HOO 3136' FRXOG KDYH EHHQ pretty  awesome  â&#x20AC;&#x201C;  maybe  we  wouldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  writ-­ ten   a   book   about   it   and   gotten   famous,   or   VRPHWKLQJ0D\EH I  havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  sunken  into  any  real  depres-­ sion,  luckily.  Chris  would  be  really  mad  at   me  if  I  did.  Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d  also  probably  laugh  at  me   IRUPDNLQJXS3136' 2K EXW LI \RXÂśUH VXIIHULQJ IURP 3136'FRPHÂżQGPH =DQ6WUXPIHOGERXJKWDGXOFLPHU over  the  summer  and  has  been  trying   WRPDVWHULWHYHUVLQFH2QHQLJKW when  she  sat  obsessively  watching   YouTubeYLGHRVRI-RQL0LWFKHOOSOD\ ing  dulcimer  in  1970,  Zan  pulled  her   own  dulcimer  out  and,  for  a  mere  30   seconds  or  so,  chaneled  Joni.  It  was  a   monumental  but  short  moment.  

The  New  Paltz  Oracle

OP-­ED By  Kyle  Moore

this  capitalist  game  of  â&#x20AC;&#x153;making  it  in  Americaâ&#x20AC;?  is  

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clearly  rigged.  The  rich  are  getting  richer  and  ex-­

is  one  that  distinctly  contradicts  the  initial  prin-­

panding  their  wallets,  while  the  middle  and  lower  

ciples  of  this  nation  of  â&#x20AC;&#x153;life,  liberty,  and  the  pur-­

classes  are  suffering  greatly.  

suit  of  happiness.â&#x20AC;?  

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ter  to  the  need  of  the  majority  as  opposed  to  the  

this  country  may  appeal  to  some,  but  it  should  

upper  tier.  This  is,  by  far,  more  democratic  in  na-­

certainly  raise   some   eyebrows   when   it   comes  

ture  than  the  unjust  and  completely  absurd  elitist  

to  the   economy.   These   constitutional   dreams  

system  that  is  in  place.  For  instance,  the  son  of  a  

are  rendered  useless  if  people  canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  afford  food,  

rich  billionaire  has  an  extremely  high  probability  

shelter,  or  clothing.  These  guarantees  from  one  

they  will  maintain  that  wealth  and  live  a  worry-­

of  Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   sacred   documents   are   political  

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assertions  but   they   are   inevitably   intertwined  

class  couple   has   to   work   much,   much   harder   to  

with  the   economy.   In   Howard   Zinnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Art-­

gain  any  sort  of  wealth,  if  at  all.  The  rich  will  aim  

ists  In   Times   of   War,â&#x20AC;?   he   poses   the   argument,  

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;These  political  rights  are  circumscribed  by  the  

schism  in   any   economy   that   allows   this   kind   of  

nonexistence  of  economic  rights.  If  you  are  not  

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wealthy,  then   your   political   rights   are   limited,  

For  this   reason   alone,   I   am   perplexed   that  

even  though  they  exist  on  paper  in  the  Constitu-­

there  hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  been  some  kind  of  uprising  from  the  

tion.  The   freedom   of   speech   is   something   that  

lower-­middle  class  in  America.  We  are  in  one  of  

exists  there,  but  how  much  free  speech  you  have  

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depends  on   how   much   money   you   have   and  

sion  and  people  are  still  accepting  the  fate  that  the  

what  access  to  resources  you  have.â&#x20AC;?  

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of  Americans   so   blindly   support   this   capitalist  

when  they   decide   to   eliminate   the   economic   hi-­

regime  every   single   day   and   do   nothing   about  

erarchy.  It  is  based  upon  public  ownership  of  the  

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means  of   production,   where   the   management   of  

get  richer   and   the   poor   have   almost   no   chance  

these  institutions   is   commonly   owned.   To   me,  

of  improving  themselves.  Class  distinctions  are  

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stretched,  and  the  consumerist  mentality  is  per-­

tions  of  democracy.  

petuated. Â

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In  our   current   economic   system   in   the  

kind  of  â&#x20AC;&#x153;freedomâ&#x20AC;?  to  choose  what  you  want  to  do,  

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but  does   this   freedom   really   exist   or   is   it   just   a  

try  owns  between  40-­50  percent  of  the  nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  

way  for  the  government  to  deceive  you  while  the  

wealth.  Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  more  than  the  total  wealth  of  the  

rulers  of  this  country,  the  upper  class,  sit  on  their  

bottom  95  percent.  This  depicts  a  system  where  

yachts  and  laugh?

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Kayla  DiPaulo  served  the  ball  against  SUNYAC  competitor  Oswego,  with  the  team  beating  their  rivals  9-­0.                                                                                            PHOTO  COURTESY  OF  STOCKTON  PHOTO game   because   weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re   a   big   deal   in   Div.   III   tennis,â&#x20AC;?   7KHLU FRQÂżGHQFH DQG UHSRUWHG FKHPLVWU\ LV DO By  Kate  Blessing Copy  Editor  |  KBlessing34@newpaltz.edu   said  Bruley.    â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  got  to  be  careful  that  weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  not   ready   taking   effect.     After   sweeping     Oswego   9-­0   complacent.â&#x20AC;? this  past  Saturday,  the  girls  are  only  more  excited  for   Summer   is   coming   to   an   end   with   athletesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   de-­ Despite   intense   competition,   the   girls   are   eager   FRPSHWLWLRQ7KHÂżUVWÂżYHWHDPV1HZ3DOW]ZLOOSOD\ light.    Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  that  time  of  year  where  New  Paltzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  tennis   to  get  into  the  season  and  put  to  use  all  of  their  pre-­ are   SUNYAC   conference   teams,   an   ambitious   and   team  gears  up,  aiming  for  another  conference  cham-­ season  practice.   challenging  beginning. pionship.    As  defending  champs,  ranked  22nd  in  the   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m   really   excited   about   [the   season],â&#x20AC;?   said   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I   was   a   little   nervous   [Saturday]   morning,   but   1RUWKHDVWODVW\HDUWKHJLUOVDUHFRQÂżGHQWDWWKHEH third-­   year   captain   Kayla   DiPaulo.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re   all   com-­ RQFH,JRWRQWKHFRXUW,ZDVÂżQH´VDLG7UDF\Âł,ÂśP ginning   of   their   season,   even   with   the   loss   of     tal-­ peting  against  each  other  for  a  spot  which  makes  me   excited  for  the  season.    I  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  know  whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  ahead  of   ented  seniors  Stephanie  Schara  and  Lindsey  Garyn.   PRUH FRQÂżGHQW WKDW ZHÂśUH JRLQJ WR GR ZHOO GXULQJ me,  but  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  excited  to  have  this  experience.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;The   team   has   changed,   but   we   have   a   very   the  season.â&#x20AC;? 7UDF\ LV FRQÂżGHQW LQ KHU GRXEOHV DELOLW\ EXW strong  core  of  juniors  returning,â&#x20AC;?  Coach  Robert  Bru-­ DiPaulo   worked   with   the   same   doubles   partner   hopes  to  push  herself  hard  enough  to  secure  a  spot  on   ley   said.     â&#x20AC;&#x153;They   know   what   it   takes   to   get   the   job   KHUÂżUVWWZR\HDUVDW1HZ3DOW]EXWKHUELJJHVWFKDO the  teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  singles  lineup.     done  and  secure  the  win.â&#x20AC;? lenge  this  season  will  be  facing  the  opposition  part-­ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our   workouts   and   practices   are   paying   off   be-­ Bruley  said  that  while  Geneseo  remains  the  team   QHUHGZLWKÂżUVW\HDUVWXGHQW'HYLQ7UDF\'L3DXOR cause   weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re   playing   really   well,â&#x20AC;?   said   Tracy.     â&#x20AC;&#x153;We   to  beat,  the  competition  is  itching  to  play  New  Paltz.     is  counting  on  her  teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  chemistry  and  talent  to  lead   always  try  to  motivate  each  other.    Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  all  on  the   Conference  teams,  like  last  weekendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  match  against   them  back  to  a  SUNYAC  championship. same  page  -­  we  all  want  to  do  well  and  stay  positive.â&#x20AC;?   Oswego,   are   expected   to   fall   to   New   Paltz,   leaving   â&#x20AC;&#x153;We   had   a   great   team   last   year   and   I   loved   our   Coach  Bruleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  hard  work  during  recruiting  sea-­ them   with   nothing   to   lose.     Bruley   has   stepped   up   seniors,   but   I   donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   think   there   was   as   much   team   son  has  resulted  in  a  talented,  motivated  team  that  is   the  teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  pre-­season  training  and  conditioning  with   chemistry   as   we   have   this   year,â&#x20AC;?   DiPaulo   said.     â&#x20AC;&#x153;I   ready  and  excited  to  compete  against  each  other  for   WZRDGD\VXSWRÂżYHKRXUVWRIRFXVRQWHQQLVHQ feel  like  everyone  cheering  each  other  on  will  make   a  spot.     durance  and  agility. XV PRUH FRQÂżGHQW DQG NLQG RI LQWLPLGDWH WKH RWKHU â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re   bringing   in   starting   freshmen,â&#x20AC;?   he   said.     â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everybody   that   plays   New   Paltz   raises   their   team.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;If  the  best  is  better,  then  they  will  play.â&#x20AC;?

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Field  Hockey  Hires  New  Coaches  For  2011  Season   By  Cat  Tacopina Sports  Editor|  Ctacopina97@newpaltz.edu

With  the   start   of   a   new   season,   all     teams  at  SUNY  New  Paltz  are  opening  up   their   rosters   to   new   athletes   to   come   and   add  talent  to  the  Hawksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  lineups.  This  year,   WKHÂżHOGKRFNH\WHDPKDVHLJKWQHZDGGL WLRQVDOWKRXJKRQO\VL[RIWKHPDUHSOD\ ers. Abby  Cerrone  and  Megan  Spittal  were   both  introduced  to  the  New  Paltz  Athletic   community  as  Assistant  Coaches  at  the  end   of   this   summer.   Cerrone   and   Spittal,   both   DOXPQLRI/RFN+DYHQ8QLYHUVLW\DUHMRLQ LQJ+HDG&RDFK6KDQQD9LWDOHDIWHUSOD\ ing  under  her. Âł,FRDFKHGWKHPZKLOHWKH\SOD\HGWR gether  at  Lock  Haven,â&#x20AC;?  said  Vitale.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Abby   was  a  senior  while  Megan  was  a  freshman.   $EE\ZDVP\ÂżUVWUHFUXLWWRR´ Cerrone,  who  is  a  native  of  the  Hudson   9DOOH\EHJDQKHUFROOHJHÂżHOGKRFNH\FD

reer  in  2004  as  a  varsity  player  and  would   continue  playing  for  Lock  Havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  varsity   squad  all  the  way  through  her  senior  year,   ZKHUHVKHZDVWHDPFDSWDLQ%HIRUHFRP ing   to   New   Paltz,   she   was   an   Assistant   Coach  at  Washington  College. Âł, ZDV YHU\ H[FLWHG WR KDYH WKLV RS portunity  to  work  with  Coach  Vitale,â&#x20AC;?  said   Cerrone.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;She  was  my  coach  as  a  college   athlete   so   I   already   knew   I   respected   her   and  her  knowledge  of  the  game.â&#x20AC;?   Spittal   started   her   college   career       at   Lock   Haven   during   the   2006   season.   In   2010,   she   served   as   an   Assistant   Student   Coach   for   Lock   Haven   and   said   she   was   surprised,  yet  excited  for  the  opportunity  to   help  out  Vitale. Âł,GLGQÂśWNQRZDERXWWKHSRVLWLRQEH ing  open  so  I  was  initially  surprised  by  it,â&#x20AC;?   VDLG6SLWWDOÂł,ÂśPVXSHUH[FLWHGDERXWKHOS ing  out  this  season  because  I  think  that  this   is   something   thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   great   for   me   and   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  

really  excited   to   work   with   Coach   Vitale   after  playing  for  her.â&#x20AC;? Vitale   said   she   â&#x20AC;&#x153;automaticallyâ&#x20AC;?   knew   ZKRWRFDOOZKHQVKHZDVORRNLQJWRÂżOOXS the   two   positions   for   assistant   coach.   She   said  that  Cerrone  and  Spittal  always  played   ZHOOWRJHWKHUDQGWKDWWKH\ÂśUHERWKHDV\JR ing  and  would  bring  a  certain  dynamic  to   the  team.   Âł7KH\ERWKKDYH'LY,SOD\LQJH[SH rience,   which   I   think   is   very   important   to   have   on   this   team,â&#x20AC;?   said   Vitale.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Abby   is   YHU\ÂżHU\DVDSOD\HUZKLOH0HJDQLVPRUH mellow,   but   very   demanding   at   the   same   time.â&#x20AC;? Vitale   said   now   that   there   are   three   coaches  working  with  the  team,  players  get   PRUHRQHRQRQHDWWHQWLRQ Âł:HQRZKDYHPRUHH\HVPRUHNQRZO HGJHDQGPRUHIHHGEDFNWRJLYHRXUSOD\ ers,â&#x20AC;?  said  Vitale.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;What  the  girls  might  not   understand  from  me,  they  might  be  able  to  

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 A  Change  In  Culture MANAGING  EDITOR   So  here  we  sit,  three-­quarters  of  the   way   through   the   2011   season   and   the   0HWVDUHOLPSLQJWKHLUZD\LQWRWKHÂż nal  stretch  of  the  season.   The  2011  season  for  the  Mets  will   be   remembered   fondly,   even   if   the   teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   record   at   the   end   of   the   sea-­ son  will  potentially  indicate  they  were   worse  than  the  2010  version  â&#x20AC;&#x201C;  which  is   certainly  not  true.   /DVWVHDVRQWKH0HWVÂżQLVKHG 83   and   the   season   was   deemed   a   total   disaster.  Jerry  Manuel  was  a  lame-­duck   manager,   Omar   Minaya   was   a   dead   man  walking  and  the  future  of  the  Mets   seemed  cloudy  and  full  of  despair.   Every   game   felt   like   a   death   sen-­ tence   and   each   loss   seemed   like   the   next   step   towards   an   inevitable   down-­ fall  of  the  current  regime.   But  things  have  changed.   1RZ WKH 0HWV DUH  ZKLFK LV actually  one  game  better  than  last  year   at   this   time.   Even   if   the   Mets   were   to   WDLOVSLQ DQG ÂżQLVK EHORZ ODVW \HDUÂśV mark,   the   perception   of   this   club   and   its  direction  has  changed  drastically  in   only  one  yearsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  time.   Highlighting   this   fact   was   a   â&#x20AC;&#x153;long   time   National   League   East   rivalâ&#x20AC;?   say-­ ing   â&#x20AC;&#x153;This   year,   when   you   look   at   the   Mets,   itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   not   like,   â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Oh   my   God,   what   the  [expletive]  is  this?â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? So   what   is   so   different   about   this   yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Mets?   The  Mets  plans  are  now  strictly  run   on  calculation  and  skill  â&#x20AC;&#x201C;  not  misplaced   loyalty  or  personal  favors  like  our  for-­ PHUIURQWRIÂżFH6DQG\$OGHUVRQZKR replaced  Minaya  at  the  helm  before  the   beginning   of   this   season,   has   changed   the  culture  and  perception  of  the  Mets. Instead   of   old   veterans   throwing   punches  at  family  members  or  front  of-­

  Terry  Collins  has  inspired  his  team  this  season  with  his  â&#x20AC;&#x153;never  say  dieâ&#x20AC;?  attitude  and  demand  for  fundamentals.                                                PHOTO  COURTESY  OF  FLICKR.COM            

ÂżFHSHUVRQQHOFKDOOHQJLQJPLQRUOHDJX HUVWRÂżJKWWKH0HWVQRZERDVWDURVWHU of  young   talented   players   constantly   competing   and   attempting   to   prove   their  worth  to  the  Mets  future  plans.   Players  like  Lucas  Duda,  Nick  Ev-­ ans,  Dillon  Gee,  Pedro  Beato  and  oth-­ ers  have  been  impressing  as  they  audi-­ tion  for  a  role  in  next  yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  plans  and   beyond.   What  this  drastic  shift  has  done  has   changed   the   Mets   from   an   aging   fran-­ chise   heading   towards   a   dark   age   to   a   WHDPLQWUDQVLWLRQZLWKDÂżUHDQGSDV sion   that   has   not   been   seen   in   a   roster   since  2006.   This  is  where  Terry  Collinsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  credit   is  deserved.   The  energy  and  determination  Col-­ lins  has  instilled  into  the  teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  mind-­ set  is  clearly  evident.  Instead  of  giving   up  in  the  sixth  inning  like  in  years  past,   this  yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  squad  has  a  â&#x20AC;&#x153;never-­say-­dieâ&#x20AC;?  

mentality  that  has  made  the  team  excit-­ ing,   fundamentally   sound   and   actually   makes   the   Mets   seem   like   an   actual   team  â&#x20AC;&#x201C;  not  the  leagueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  laughing  stock.   ,ÂśOODGPLW,ZDVVNHSWLFDODW$OGHU sonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  hiring  of  Collins  last  winter.  His   track   record   was   not   overly   inspiring,   he   was   supposed   to   have   a   short   tem-­ per   and   his   players   had   turned   their   back  on  him  during  his  former  stints  as   manager.   I   was   convinced   Collins   and   his  short  fuse  would  burst  under  the  in-­ tense  microscope  of  the  New  York  me-­ dia.   But   none   of   those   problems   have   even   come   close   reappearing   and   in   fact,  the  team  has  been  praising  him  for   all  of  the  exact  opposite  reasons.   The   managerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   intensity   and   win-­ ning  attitude  seems  to  resonate  with  the   roster   and   has   been   infectious   as   the   team  overachieved  for  much  of  the  ear-­ lier  portion  of  the  season.   In   fact,   a   playoff   run   was   not   out  

Thursday,  Sepember  8,  2011

of  the   question   in   May   when   things   seemed  to  be  breaking  in  the  Mets  di-­ UHFWLRQIRUWKH¿UVWWLPHLQ\HDUV-RVH Reyes   was   having   an   MVP-­type   sea-­ son,  the  starting  rotation  was  clicking,   the   bullpen   recovered   from   their   early   season  implosion  and  the  team  looked   poised   to   be   the   Cinderella   of   the   league.   While   the   fairy   tale   did   not   end   the   way   some   might   have   imagined,   the  very  fact  this  team  overachieved  as   much  as  it  did  is  a  clear  example  of  how   the  new  regime  has  changed  this  team.   So   what   does   this   mean?   Where   will   the   Mets   land   come   the   start   of   next  season?  If  I  had  to  guess,  I  would   expect   these   next   few   months   to   be   TXLHW DV WKH 0HWV DQG $OGHUVRQ PDNH calculated  moves  towards  a  future  that   includes   some   of   the   more   promising   youngsters  in  our  farm  system.


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Volume 83, Issue 1 of The New Paltz Oracle. Printed on Thursday, September 8 2011.

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