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Park Â Point Â is Â one Â step Â closer Â to Â fruition. Â The Â New Â Paltz Â Town Â Planning Â Board Â has Â recently Â accepted Â a Â Final Â Environmental Â Impact Â Statement Â (FEIS) Â on Â the Â proposed Â Park Â Point Â New Â Paltz Â Housing Â Project. Park Â Point Â is Â a Â residential Â housing Â project Â on Â 42 Â acres Â of Â land Â on Â Route Â 32 Â to Â be Â leased Â from Â the Â SUNY Â New Â Paltz Â Foundation. Â Accord-Â ing Â to Â the Â Park Â Point Â website, Â the Â proposed Â proj-Â ect Â includes Â a Â 732 Â bed Â purpose-Âbuilt Â student Â and Â faculty/staff Â housing Â community Â full Â of Â modern Â conveniences Â and Â on-Âsite Â amenities. Â It Â also Â includes Â a Â clubhouse, Â maintenance Â areas Â in Â two Â buildings, Â parking Â areas, Â stormwa-Â ter Â management Â facilities, Â recreation Â areas, Â in-Â ternal Â roads, Â and Â water Â and Â sewer Â utilities. Â Chair Â of Â the Â New Â Paltz Â Planning Â Board, Â Michael Â Calimano Â said Â the Â FEIS Â encompasses Â some Â of Â the Â boardâ€™s Â conclusions Â about Â all Â the Â environmental Â impacts Â that Â have Â been Â discussed Â and Â received Â by Â the Â board Â after Â the Â public Â com-Â ment Â period Â closed Â on Â Nov. Â 26, Â 2012, Â on Â the Â draft Â environmental Â impact Â statement Â last Â year. Â â€œFor Â Park Â Point Â there Â were Â some Â issues Â that Â were Â not Â addressed Â in Â the Â draft Â because Â they Â were Â not Â ready Â at Â the Â time,â€? Â Calimano Â said. Â â€œWe Â told Â the Â public Â once Â we Â got Â the Â FEIS, Â we Â would Â open Â up Â the Â public Â hearing Â again.â€? Â According Â to Â the Â Department Â of Â Environ-Â mental Â Conservation Â (DEC), Â a Â public Â hearing Â on Â the Â FEIS Â will Â be Â held Â on Â Nov. Â 25, Â 2013 Â and Â will Â continue Â on Â Dec. Â 9, Â at Â 7 Â p.m. Â at Â the Â Town Â Hall Â in Â New Â Paltz. Some Â of Â the Â issues Â Calimano Â said Â will Â most Â likely Â be Â discussed Â at Â the Â hearing Â pertain Â to Â the Â ZDWHUDQGVHZHUV\VWHPVRLOVDQGWKHÂżVFDOLP-Â pact Â of Â the Â project. Â New Â Paltz Â Planning Â Board Â member Â Tim Â Rogers Â said Â he Â hopes Â the Â session Â will Â be Â well Â at-Â tended Â and Â that Â the Â board Â will Â hear Â from Â a Â cross Â section Â of Â the Â community, Â including Â SUNY Â fac-Â ulty Â and Â students. â€œMy Â primary Â concern Â has Â been Â whether Â the Â projectâ€™s Â economic Â and Â environmental Â impacts Â can Â be Â mitigated,â€? Â he Â said. Â Â According Â to Â page Â 15 Â of Â the Â FEIS, Â the Â pes-Â ticide Â Dieldrin Â and Â arsenic Â were Â found Â in Â surface Â samples Â at Â levels Â above Â guidance Â criteria Â set Â by Â the Â New Â York Â State Â Department Â of Â Environmen-Â tal Â Conservation Â for Â Restricted Â Residential Â Use. Â Calimano Â said Â the Â project Â sponsor Â and Â ap-Â plicant, Â Wilmorite Â Inc., Â is Â planning Â on Â moving Â the Â contained Â soil Â to Â be Â part Â of Â the Â burm, Â or Â bar-Â rier, Â around Â the Â pond Â and Â cover Â that Â soil Â with Â an-Â other Â 6 Â inch Â layer Â of Â topsoil Â they Â must Â provide. Â Â â€œYou Â wonâ€™t Â be Â growing Â vegetables Â on Â it, Â
but Â you Â wonâ€™t Â want Â to,â€? Â he Â said. Â â€œItâ€™s Â good Â top-Â soil, Â there Â are Â trees Â in Â it Â now, Â but Â because Â itâ€™s Â arsenic Â weâ€™re Â just Â going Â to Â bury Â it Â because Â we Â donâ€™t Â want Â to Â get Â close Â to Â that Â to Â make Â sure Â that Â theres Â no Â human Â impact.â€? Â Calimano Â said Â he Â doesnâ€™t Â think Â thereâ€™s Â go-Â ing Â to Â be Â restriction Â because Â of Â the Â soil. Â Â â€œTheyâ€™re Â not Â transporting Â it, Â but Â actually Â burying Â it,â€? Â he Â said. Â â€œIt Â is Â not Â water Â soluble Â so Â it Â doesnâ€™t Â move Â much Â at Â all.â€? Other Â issues Â addressed Â include Â pesticide Â and Â herbicide Â use, Â groundwater Â contamination, Â wetland Â zoning Â and Â taxes. The Â present Â version Â of Â the Â Town Â Wetland Â Law Â provided Â a Â basis Â for Â an Â analysis Â of Â a Â poten-Â tial Â project Â layout Â that Â would Â be Â in Â compliance Â with Â the Â law. Â The Â Town Â of Â New Â Paltz Â is Â cur-Â rently Â in Â the Â process Â of Â appealing Â a Â decision Â by Â the Â Ulster Â County Â Supreme Â Court Â that Â revised Â the Â townâ€™s Â Wetlands Â and Â Watercourse Â Protection Â Law. Â The Â law Â requires Â a Â 100 Â foot Â buffer Â between Â the Â wetlands Â and Â a Â construction Â site. Â According Â to Â the Â FEIS, Â the Â project Â spon-Â sor Â approached Â wetland Â considerations Â as Â if Â that Â town Â law Â was Â currently Â enforceable. Â Based Â on Â conversations Â with Â the Â Townâ€™s Â Wetlands Â Consultant Â and Â Planning Â Board, Â the Â current Â plan Â includes Â some Â encroachment Â into Â the Â buffer, Â much Â of Â which Â is Â in Â areas Â determined Â to Â have Â lower Â environmental Â value, Â is Â preferable Â to Â a Â layout Â that Â honors Â the Â wetland Â buffer, Â but Â has Â a Â greater Â impact Â on Â upland Â woodlots Â having Â a Â higher Â environmental Â value. â€œIf Â the Â town Â wetland Â law Â went Â into Â effect, Â Park Â Point Â would Â need Â permits Â from Â the Â plan-Â ning Â board Â for Â all Â of Â the Â wetlands Â for Â the Â site,â€? Â Calimano Â said. Â â€œWhat Â weâ€™re Â trying Â to Â do Â in Â the Â )(,6LVWRGHVLJQWKHSURMHFWZLWKLQWKHFRQÂżQHV of Â the Â wetlands Â law Â so Â if Â the Â law Â came Â into Â ef-Â fect, Â they Â would Â need Â permits.â€? There Â are Â more Â environmental Â concerns Â than Â listed Â in Â the Â FEIS Â that Â students Â are Â con-Â cerned Â about. Â Third-Âyear Â anthropology Â major Â Rebecca Â Berlin Â said Â her Â main Â concern Â is Â the Â lack Â of Â green Â energy Â planned Â to Â be Â used Â for Â the Â project. Â â€œBesides Â a Â geothermal Â pump Â to Â heat Â and Â cool Â the Â clubhouse, Â no Â renewable Â energy Â sources Â will Â be Â used,â€? Â Berlin Â said. Â â€œThey Â will Â try Â to Â use Â as Â many Â â€˜energy Â savingâ€™ Â appliances Â as Â they Â pos-Â sibly Â can Â so Â they Â can Â check Â these Â things Â off Â their Â list Â and Â call Â the Â project Â â€˜greenâ€™ Â and Â â€˜sustainable.â€™ Â These Â various Â attempts Â at Â being Â â€˜greenâ€™ Â seem Â like Â trivial Â items Â on Â a Â checklist Â to Â be Â crossed Â off, Â so Â that Â the Â bare Â minimum Â is Â done Â to Â make Â the Â project Â â€˜green.â€™â€? Berlin Â said Â she Â thought Â the Â design Â would Â be Â rendered Â useless Â in Â 40 Â years Â as Â fossil Â fuels Â cease Â
PHOTO Â BY Â ROBIN Â WEINSTEIN There Â will Â be Â another Â meeting Â concerning Â Park Â Point Â on Â Nov. Â 25 Â at Â New Â Paltz Â Town Â Hall.
being Â an Â abundant Â resource Â â€œleaving Â us Â with Â a Â shell Â of Â cookie Â cutter Â McMansions.â€? â€œSUNY Â New Â Paltz Â likes Â to Â call Â itself Â a Â â€˜green Â campusâ€™ Â but Â in Â reality Â these Â efforts Â are Â re-Â ally Â just Â a Â minimal Â attempt Â to Â be Â seen Â as Â a Â trendy Â progressive Â school,â€? Â she Â said. Currently, Â Wilmorite Â is Â in Â the Â process Â of Â seeking Â tax Â exemptions Â for Â the Â project Â through Â the Â Ulster Â County Â International Â Development Â Agency Â (UCIDA). Â â€œSomewhere Â along Â the Â line Â the Â UCIDA Â put Â on Â the Â books Â that Â they Â would Â give Â tax Â exemp-Â tions Â for Â dormitory Â projects. Â Thatâ€™s Â nothing Â that Â anyone Â in Â New Â Paltz Â had Â to Â do Â with,â€? Â Calimano Â said. Â â€œThe Â developer Â is Â making Â an Â application Â for Â this Â exemption. Â I Â think Â from Â a Â developer Â point Â of Â view Â Wilmoriteâ€™s Â going Â to Â see Â every-Â thing Â that Â theyâ€™re Â eligible Â for Â and Â apply. Â From Â a Â town Â point Â of Â view Â we Â need Â to Â know Â what Â these Â costs Â will Â be Â for Â the Â town Â and Â get Â reimbursed Â at Â a Â minimum.â€? He Â said Â there Â are Â no Â set Â numbers Â right Â now Â and Â that Â the Â town Â is Â trying Â to Â identify Â the Â range Â RI H[SHQVHV LW ZRXOG WDNH RQ LQ WKH ÂżUVW \HDU Calimano Â said Â the Â current Â state Â of Â the Â exemp-Â tions Â is Â â€œmore Â like Â a Â negotiation.â€? Â However, Â he Â hopes Â for Â Wilmorite, Â the Â town, Â UCIDA Â and Â the Â school Â to Â come Â up Â with Â a Â ÂżJXUHWKDWZRXOGZRUNIRUHYHU\RQH Even Â though Â building Â plans Â have Â already Â
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been Â submitted Â to Â the Â building Â department Â and Â the Â FEIS Â has Â been Â written Â by Â the Â board, Â there Â are Â still Â many Â more Â stages Â for Â Wilm-Â orite Â to Â go Â through Â before Â they Â are Â able Â to Â break Â ground, Â Calimano Â said. The Â board Â needs Â to Â hold Â public Â hear-Â ings Â on Â some Â new Â information Â that Â was Â un-Â DYDLODEOHLQWKHGUDIWUHSRUWVXFKDVWKHÂżV-Â cal Â impact Â of Â the Â project. Â Then, Â they Â must Â complete Â the Â environmental Â assessment Â form, Â take Â in Â that Â information Â and Â address Â TXHVWLRQV RQ WKRVH QHZ VSHFLÂżF DUHDV DQG ZULWHXSDÂżQGLQJVWDWHPHQW7KHQWKHSODQ-Â ning Â board Â will Â be Â able Â to Â vote, Â he Â said. Â If Â approved, Â then Â the Â environmental Â impact Â part Â of Â Park Â Point Â application Â is Â completed. If Â the Â board Â approves Â the Â environmen-Â tal Â impact Â part Â of Â the Â application, Â there Â are Â still Â site Â plan Â approvals Â and Â a Â number Â of Â agree-Â ments Â that Â have Â to Â be Â drawn Â up Â with Â the Â town Â and, Â once Â approved Â and Â all Â of Â the Â necessary Â con-Â ditions Â are Â put Â in Â place, Â the Â applicant Â can Â start Â the Â project, Â Calimano Â said. Â Â The Â project Â spon-Â sor Â would Â like Â to Â be Â moving Â dirt Â next Â spring, Â he Â said. â€œThat Â would Â be Â Wilmoriteâ€™s Â goal Â to Â get Â the Â infrastructure Â in Â by Â August Â of Â 2015,â€? Â Calimano Â said. Â â€œWilmoriteâ€™s Â going Â to Â push Â to Â do Â it, Â but Â a Â number Â of Â different Â agreements Â have Â to Â still Â be Â put Â in Â place.â€? COURTESY Â OF Â FLICKR Â USER Â SAE Â BRYO
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NEWS BRIEFS WORLD CAR Â BOMB A Â suicide Â car Â bomb Â hit Â a Â bus Â convoy Â of Â off-Âduty Â Egyptian Â soldiers Â in Â the Â Sinai Â Peninsula Â on Â Wednesday, Â killing Â 11 Â and Â wounding Â 37, Â in Â the Â latest Â of Â a Â stepped-Â up Â wave Â of Â attacks Â blamed Â on Â Islamic Â militants Â sympathetic Â to Â ousted Â Presi-Â dent Â Mohammed Â Morsi. AFGHANISTAN Â With Â Afghanistanâ€™s Â next Â presidential Â elec-Â WLRQMXVWÂżYHPRQWKVDZD\DXWKRULWLHVVD\ they Â are Â facing Â a Â possible Â repeat Â of Â the Â abus-Â es Â that Â have Â discredited Â the Â countryâ€™s Â efforts Â WREXLOGDGHPRFUDF\(OHFWLRQRIÂżFLDOVVD\ they Â can Â only Â estimate Â how Â many Â voters Â are Â really Â on Â the Â rolls. Â NUCLEAR Â TALKS A Â new Â round Â of Â Iran Â nuclear Â talks Â be-Â JDQLQÂżWVDQGVWDUWV:HGQHVGD\ZLWK WKHWZRVLGHVHQGLQJDÂżUVWVHVVLRQMXVW minutes Â after Â it Â began Â amid Â warnings Â from Â Iranâ€™s Â supreme Â leader Â of Â â€œred Â linesâ€? Â beyond Â which Â his Â country Â will Â not Â compromise. RODMAN Â VODKA A Â Denis Â Rodman-Âbranded Â vodka Â is Â set Â to Â GHEXWWKLVZHHNMXVWWKHODWHVWEXVLQHVVYHQ-Â WXUH KHÂśV KDG D Ă€LQJ ZLWK VWUHWFKLQJ IURP wrestling Â to Â authoring Â a Â childrenâ€™s Â book Â to Â HYHQ\HVXQRIÂżFLDOEDVNHWEDOODPEDVVDGRU to Â North Â Korea. Â He Â can Â count Â Kim Â Jung Â Un Â as Â a Â fan Â of Â the Â vodka Â -Â Â the Â duo Â drank Â from Â two Â cases Â Rodman Â brought Â over Â for Â his Â re-Â cent Â visit Â in Â September, Â where Â they Â talked Â hoops Â and Â planned Â an Â exhibition Â game Â in Â January. TOO Â FAT Â TO Â FLY Frenchman Â Kevin Â Chenais Â has Â been Â turned Â down Â by Â planes, Â trains Â and Â even Â a Â cruise Â ship Â in Â his Â quest Â to Â return Â home Â -Â Â and Â his Â family Â says Â itâ€™s Â because Â he Â has Â been Â deemed Â too Â fat Â to Â travel. Â RIO Â DE Â JANEIRO Â 2016
Rio Â de Â Janeiroâ€™s Â endless Â beaches Â and Â lush Â tropical Â forest Â will Â be Â a Â photog-Â rapherâ€™s Â dream Â during Â the Â 2016 Â Olym-Â pics. Â But Â zoom Â in Â on Â the Â likes Â of Â once-Â pristine Â Guanabara Â Bay, Â and Â the Â picture Â is Â of Â household Â trash Â and Â raw Â sewage. Compiled Â from Â the Â AP Â Newswire
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Sustainability Â Committee Â Pushes Â Bottle Â Free Â Campus By Â Andrew Â Lief Sports Â Editor Â | Â N02452747@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu
Members Â of Â the Â Hydration Â Commit-Â tee Â and Â H20ccupy Â are Â working Â with Â the Â 2IÂżFHRI&DPSXV6XVWDLQDELOLW\DQG)D-Â cilities Â Management Â this Â semester Â to Â ex-Â amine Â water Â fountains Â on Â the Â campus Â of Â SUNY Â New Â Paltz. Â The Â goal Â of Â the Â testing Â is Â to Â encour-Â age Â the Â use Â of Â reusable Â water Â bottles Â and Â to Â allow Â an Â easier Â way Â to Â drink Â clean, Â healthy Â and Â free Â water, Â according Â to Â Lisa Â Mitten, Â sustainability Â coordinator Â at Â SUNY Â New Â Paltz. 0LWWHQVDLGWKHSXUSRVHRIWKLVSURM-Â ect Â is Â to Â identify Â water Â fountains Â that Â FDQEHUHWURÂżWWHGZLWKJRRVHQHFNZDWHU ERWWOHÂżOOLQJIDXFHWVÂ˛QR]]OHVWKDWZLOO PDNHUHÂżOOLQJZDWHUERWWOHVHDVLHU â€œThese Â gooseneck Â faucets Â will Â fur-Â ther Â promote Â a Â culture Â of Â reusable Â water Â bottles Â on Â campus,â€? Â Mitten Â said. Â Mitten Â said Â once Â the Â surveying Â is Â complete, Â the Â students Â and Â sustainability Â staff Â will Â analyze Â the Â results Â to Â see Â which Â ZDWHU IRXQWDLQV RQ FDPSXV FDQ EH ÂżWWHG with Â gooseneck Â faucets Â and Â determine Â which Â water Â fountains Â on Â campus Â that Â need Â to Â be Â replaced Â or Â repaired. Â Â 7KHLU EXGJHW IRU Âż[LQJ IRXQWDLQV
will Â depend Â on Â how Â many Â water Â foun-Â WDLQVQHHGWREHÂż[HGDQGZKHWKHURUQRW a Â $40,000 Â grant Â they Â received Â through Â Campus Â Auxiliary Â Services Â from Â Pepsi-Â &RZLOOEHSXWWRZDUGVWKHSURMHFWZKLFK is Â unclear Â at Â this Â time. Â Â Shannon Â Fabiani, Â a Â fourth-Âyear Â psy-Â FKRORJ\PDMRUZDVDVNHGWREHLQYROYHG ZLWK WKLV SURMHFW EHFDXVH RI KHU H[SHUL-Â ence Â as Â a Â Sustainability Â Committee Â intern Â last Â semester, Â as Â well Â as Â her Â desire Â to Â help Â make Â SUNY Â New Â Paltz Â a Â disposable Â wa-Â ter Â bottle Â free Â campus. Fabiani Â said Â when Â fountains Â are Â in-Â spected, Â they Â take Â into Â account Â how Â well Â LWZRUNVDQGWKHDPRXQWRIWUDIÂżFDURXQG its Â location. So Â far, Â Mitten Â said Â they Â found Â a Â water Â fountain Â with Â a Â gooseneck Â faucet Â at Â Has-Â brouck Â Dining Â Hall. Mitten Â said Â the Â new Â faucets Â on Â cam-Â pus Â will Â be Â installed Â this Â year. Â Â â€œFacilities Â operations Â will Â be Â install-Â ing Â a Â test Â gooseneck Â faucet Â on Â one Â water Â fountain Â on Â campus,â€? Â Mitten Â said. Â Â â€œDur-Â ing Â the Â rest Â of Â the Â school Â year, Â additional Â water Â fountains Â will Â be Â equipped Â with Â gooseneck Â faucets.â€? The Â hardest Â part Â of Â this Â process Â will Â be Â educating Â the Â campus Â on Â the Â change Â to Â reusable Â bottles, Â Fabiani Â said.
â€œThe Â biggest Â step Â to Â tackle Â though Â is Â the Â shift Â of Â students Â and Â professors Â to Â be Â on Â board Â with Â the Â sustainable Â change,â€? Â Fabiani Â said. Â Â â€œMost Â people Â are Â used Â to Â water Â bottles. Â Education Â on Â the Â impor-Â tance Â of Â using Â the Â fountains Â over Â water Â ERWWOHV ZLOO EH D KXJH SDUW RI WKLV SURM-Â ect.â€? Fabiani Â said Â they Â are Â putting Â the Â in-Â formation Â theyâ€™ve Â found Â into Â an Â updated Â Ă€RRUSODQRIWKHZDWHUIRXQWDLQVRQFDP-Â pus, Â so Â each Â one Â is Â labeled Â and Â recog-Â nizable. Â Â This Â will Â allow Â maintenance Â to Â know Â the Â exact Â location Â of Â each Â water Â fountain Â thatâ€™s Â chosen Â to Â be Â renovated Â and Â receives Â a Â gooseneck Â addition. Fabiani Â said Â the Â changes Â made Â will Â provide Â cleaner Â water Â for Â the Â campus. â€œWhile Â most Â people Â assume Â bottled Â water Â is Â safer Â than Â tap Â water, Â evidence Â shows Â that Â tap Â water Â is Â tested Â daily, Â com-Â pared Â to Â weekly Â testing Â of Â bottled Â water,â€? Â Fabiani Â said. Â Â Current Â Sustainability Â Intern Â Annie Â &RXUWHQV VDLG WKLV SURMHFW PD\ KDYH D PDMRULPSDFWRQWKHFDPSXVLQWKHIXWXUH â€œThousands, Â if Â not Â millions Â of Â dis-Â posable Â plastic Â bottles Â could Â be Â saved Â over Â the Â course Â of Â a Â few Â years Â once Â and Â if Â bottled Â water Â is Â banned Â on Â campus,â€? Â Courtens Â said.
Chamber Â of Â Commerce Â Card Â Keeps Â Currency Â Local By Â Katherine Â Speller Managing Â Editor Â | Â Katherine.firstname.lastname@example.org
Starting Â in Â early Â 2014, Â the Â New Â Paltz Â Regional Â Chamber Â of Â Commerce Â will Â in-Â troduce Â the Â New Â Paltz Â Regional Â Gift Â Card. Â The Â card Â acts Â as Â a Â prepaid Â gift Â and Â reward Â card Â program Â designed Â to Â ensure Â â€œmoney Â stays Â local,â€? Â Peter Â Ingellis, Â interim Â president Â of Â the Â chamber, Â said. Â Â Ingellis Â said Â the Â card, Â accepted Â by Â par-Â ticipating Â merchants Â within Â the Â Chamber Â of Â Commerce, Â would Â work Â similarly Â to Â Hawk Â Dollars, Â offering Â options Â for Â residents Â and Â students Â to Â use Â them Â instead Â of Â cash Â at Â lo-Â cal Â establishments. Â The Â shops, Â restaurants Â and Â other Â participating Â merchants Â can Â then Â choose Â to Â offer Â gift Â or Â reward Â opportunities Â at Â their Â discretion. Â â€œThere Â are Â a Â lot Â of Â a Â people Â out Â of Â touch Â with Â the Â â€˜buy-Âlocalâ€™ Â movement,â€? Â In-Â gellis Â said. Â â€œBut, Â it Â is Â all Â driven Â by Â what Â the Â merchant Â and Â consumers Â want.â€? Rittenhouse Â Payments Â partner Â Andy Â Perry, Â who Â designed Â the Â program, Â said Â the Â
card Â is Â a Â â€œwin-Âwin Â scenarioâ€? Â for Â merchants Â and Â consumers. Â â€œTo Â begin Â with, Â the Â card Â is Â designed Â to Â be Â a Â â€˜shop Â localâ€™ Â card,â€? Â Perry Â said. Â â€œThey Â only Â need Â one Â gift Â card Â to Â be Â used Â at Â mul-Â tiple Â different Â merchants.â€? Perry Â said Â the Â versatility Â of Â the Â card Â offers Â many Â opportunities Â for Â cross-Âselling Â between Â businesses. Â â€œIf Â you Â think Â about Â it, Â theyâ€™ll Â see Â a Â lot Â of Â new Â faces Â and Â returning Â faces,â€? Â he Â said. Â â€œIf Â you Â live Â in Â the Â area, Â youâ€™ll Â have Â the Â op-Â portunity Â to Â get Â the Â card Â and Â access Â to Â the Â list Â of Â participating Â businesses. Â Itâ€™s Â like Â go-Â LQJLQWRWKH*DOOHULDZLWKMXVWRQHFDUGÂ´ Perry Â said Â the Â card Â is Â â€œsuperiorâ€? Â to Â the Â Hawk Â Dollar Â system Â as Â there Â will Â be Â no Â charge Â for Â customers Â to Â redeem Â cards Â and Â they Â can Â be Â reloaded Â at Â any Â participating Â establishment. Â â€œIt Â can Â be Â loaded Â anywhere Â from Â $5 Â to Â $1000,â€? Â Perry Â said. Â â€œAnd Â merchants Â can Â re-Â ward Â customers Â in Â a Â myriad Â of Â ways Â on Â top Â of Â it Â from Â free Â lunch, Â dinner Â to Â discounts.â€? Â Â
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Perry Â said Â the Â current Â structure Â of Â the Â program Â offers Â the Â cards Â to Â members Â of Â the Â chamber Â at Â a Â $17 Â monthly Â fee Â that Â will Â be Â eliminated Â once Â they Â garner Â the Â support Â of Â 100 Â businesses. Â The Â fee Â covers Â the Â initial Â start-Âup Â costs Â of Â cards, Â swipe Â pads, Â pro-Â cessing Â and Â marketing Â materials Â and Â busi-Â nesses Â will Â only Â have Â to Â purchase Â the Â cards Â once, Â he Â said. Â â€œThatâ€™s Â a Â sandwich Â and Â a Â cup Â of Â cof-Â fee Â these Â days,â€? Â Perry Â said. Â â€œAnd Â the Â more Â businesses Â we Â get, Â the Â more Â participants, Â the Â more Â successful Â we Â are.â€? Â Â With Â a Â goal Â of Â 100 Â to Â 150 Â retail, Â res-Â taurant Â and Â local Â businesses Â by Â 2015, Â Perry Â said Â the Â Chamber Â hopes Â to Â use Â different Â advertising Â methods Â and Â word-Âof-Âmouth Â to Â get Â the Â attention Â of Â local Â businesses. Â â€œAll Â us Â businesses Â are Â doing Â some-Â thing Â together Â for Â one Â another, Â advertising Â and Â hoping Â to Â keep Â money Â local,â€? Â Perry Â VDLGÂł3HRSOHMXVWQHHGWRSLFNLWXSORDG it, Â pass Â it Â on Â and Â take Â it Â with Â them. Â Thatâ€™s Â the Â goal.â€?
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HONORING Â KENNEDY Honoring Â the Â legacy Â of Â John Â F. Â Ken-Â nedy, Â President Â Barack Â Obama Â laid Â a Â wreath Â at Â the Â assassinated Â presidentâ€™s Â gravesite Â as Â a Â nation Â remembers Â that Â terrible Â day Â in Â Dallas Â a Â half-Âcentury Â ago Â Friday. Â Obama Â also Â recognized Â a Â group Â of Â distinguished Â Americans Â -Â Â including Â Bill Â Clinton Â and Â Oprah Â Winfrey Â -Â Â with Â the Â Presidential Â Medal Â of Â Freedom, Â an Â award Â created Â by Â Kennedy.
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ALLEGATIONS Â OF Â RACIAL Â PRO-Â FILING 3URELQJ DOOHJDWLRQV RI UDFLDO SURÂżOLQJ New Â York Â City Â is Â giving Â 17 Â major Â retail Â stores Â until Â Friday Â to Â submit Â informa-Â tion Â on Â how Â theyâ€™ve Â dealt Â with Â shoppers Â suspected Â of Â stealing.
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The Â â€œLetâ€™s Â Talk Â About Â Race, Â Gender, Â and Â Identityâ€? Â Symposium Â held Â Saturday, Â Nov. Â 16 Â brought Â around Â 300 Â students Â to-Â gether Â to Â bring Â up Â topics Â aimed Â at Â open Â discussions. Student Â Association Â (SA) Â President Â Manuel Â Tejada Â served Â as Â MC Â of Â the Â event, Â while Â Associate Â Professor Â of Â Black Â Stud-Â ies, Â Karanja Â Keita Â Carroll Â and Â SUNY Â New Â Paltz Â President, Â Donald Â Christian Â provided Â opening Â remarks. Christian Â began Â by Â acknowledging Â the Â work Â done Â by Â Tejada Â and Â his Â colleagues Â in Â planning Â and Â organizing Â the Â symposium Â and Â quickly Â addressed Â the Â recent Â racist Â slurs Â found Â in Â residence Â halls. â€œI Â think Â weâ€™re Â all Â aware Â of Â the Â recent Â racial Â postings Â and Â writings Â on Â this Â cam-Â pus,â€? Â Christian Â said. Â â€œThese Â are Â examples Â of Â the Â kinds Â of Â offensive, Â obnoxious, Â igno-Â rant Â and Â hateful Â speech Â that Â occurs Â on Â col-Â lege Â campuses Â all Â across Â this Â country.â€? Christian Â said Â an Â example Â of Â New Â Paltzâ€™s Â efforts Â to Â strive Â towards Â diversity, Â equity Â and Â inclusiveness Â is Â the Â new Â non-Â discrimination Â policies Â recently Â imple-Â mented Â to Â include Â gender Â identity. But Â he Â said Â more Â still Â needs Â to Â be Â done. â€œPolicy Â or Â structure Â will Â not Â prevent Â the Â kinds Â of Â speech Â or Â writing Â that Â has Â caught Â our Â attention Â most Â recently,â€? Â he Â said. Â â€œOne Â of Â the Â most Â powerful Â responses Â to Â such Â speech Â is Â more Â speech Â â€” Â instruc-Â tive, Â thoughtful, Â respectful Â speech Â that Â uni-Â ÂżHVUDWKHUWKDQGLYLGHVXV/HWWLQJWKHXW-Â
terances Â of Â one Â person Â armed Â with Â a Â felt Â tip Â marker Â divide Â us, Â or Â harm Â our Â community, Â yields Â immense Â power Â to Â evil Â or Â ignorance Â and Â I Â donâ€™t Â believe Â any Â of Â us Â wants Â to Â give Â the Â perpetrator Â of Â these Â acts Â such Â satisfac-Â tion.â€? Three Â workshops Â followed Â opening Â remarks. Â Desiree Â Burch, Â a Â New Â York-Â based Â performer, Â writer Â and Â producer, Â and Â J Â Mase Â III, Â a Â transgender Â poet Â and Â activist Â led Â the Â breakout Â sessions. Â Actor Â Michael Â Fowlin Â served Â as Â the Â keynote Â speaker. The Â symposium Â concluded Â with Â small Â facilitated Â discussion Â groups. Â Second-Âyear Â public Â relations Â major Â Luisanna Â Sosa Â said Â she Â thought Â the Â speak-Â ers Â were Â very Â enlightening. â€œI Â enjoyed Â the Â different Â ways Â the Â presenters Â tackled Â each Â theme,â€? Â she Â said. Â â€œThey Â all Â had Â their Â unique Â style Â that Â made Â me Â feel Â engaged.â€? Sosa Â said Â the Â event Â showed Â that Â the Â administration, Â faculty Â and Â students Â care Â about Â coming Â together Â when Â incidents Â of Â racial Â intolerance Â occur. Â Although Â Sosa Â said Â she Â thought Â the Â event Â was Â successful Â in Â delivering Â the Â message Â to Â educate Â students Â and Â to Â spread Â knowledge Â learned Â at Â the Â event Â to Â peers, Â she Â said Â she Â would Â have Â liked Â to Â see Â Â the Â presence Â of Â more Â faculty Â at Â the Â sympo-Â sium. Â However, Â in Â an Â email Â sent Â out Â after Â the Â event Â by Â Christian, Â he Â said Â he Â was Â â€œvery Â proud Â of Â the Â student, Â faculty Â and Â admin-Â istrative Â participation Â and Â commitment Â to Â such Â a Â critical Â discussion.â€? 7KLUG\HDUÂżQHDUWVPDMRU&ORH*UR]LV
agreed Â that Â the Â event Â was Â overall Â very Â good, Â but Â questioned Â certain Â speakers Â techniques. Â Fowlin Â acted Â out Â a Â scene Â as Â if Â he Â were Â a Â man Â with Â cerebral Â palsy, Â and Â told Â a Â â€œlife Â storyâ€? Â from Â that Â personâ€™s Â point Â of Â view, Â Grozis Â said. â€œ[At] Â our Â discussion Â group Â at Â the Â end, Â [we] Â talked Â about Â whether Â it Â was Â okay Â for Â the Â last Â speaker Â [Fowlin] Â to Â portray Â differ-Â ent Â groups Â like Â he Â did, Â especially Â [portray-Â ing] Â someone Â with Â cerebral Â palsy,â€? Â Grozis Â said. Â â€œHe Â meant Â well Â and Â I Â think Â it Â had Â a Â good Â impact, Â but Â I Â know Â a Â lot Â of Â people Â had Â issue Â with Â it Â from Â a Â moral Â standpoint.â€? Â Stephanie Â Pina, Â a Â fourth-Âyear Â Spanish Â major, Â said Â she Â enjoyed Â the Â workshops Â she Â attended. â€œIâ€™ve Â been Â to Â a Â lot Â of Â lectures Â on Â LG-Â BTQ Â issues Â so Â thatâ€™s Â why Â I Â enjoyed Â [J Â Mas Â III],â€? Â Pina Â said. Â â€œThe Â second Â workshop Â [Burch] Â was Â great Â because Â she Â made Â us Â open Â our Â eyes Â to Â how Â we Â see Â ourselves Â and Â how Â we Â judge Â others.â€? Christian Â said Â healing Â as Â a Â community Â will Â continue Â to Â take Â time. Â However, Â in Â order Â to Â combat Â hateful Â speech, Â he Â asks Â in Â his Â email Â for Â every Â member Â of Â the Â commu-Â nity Â to Â write Â a Â hopeful, Â positive Â or Â unifying Â message Â to Â be Â displayed Â on Â their Â residence Â DQGRIÂżFHGRRUV â€œLet Â these Â words Â set Â the Â tone Â for Â our Â community Â and Â serve Â as Â the Â roadmap Â to Â our Â next Â steps,â€? Â he Â said. Â The Â college Â is Â planning Â another Â sym-Â posium Â on Â race, Â gender Â and Â identity Â to Â be Â held Â in Â the Â spring Â semester.
Thursday, Â November Â 21, Â 2013
ALLOWING Â SAME-ÂSEX Â WED-Â DINGS Â IN Â ILLINOIS Illinois Â Gov. Â Pat Â Quinn Â signed Â legis-Â lation Â Wednesday Â allowing Â same-Âsex Â weddings Â starting Â this Â summer, Â mak-Â ing Â President Â Barack Â Obamaâ€™s Â home Â state Â the Â 16th Â overall Â -Â Â and Â largest Â in Â the Â nationâ€™s Â heartland Â -Â Â to Â legalize Â gay Â marriage. TSA Â GUNMAN The Â Transportation Â Security Â Adminis-Â WUDWLRQRIÂżFHUZKRZDVNLOOHGLQDJXQ-Â manâ€™s Â attack Â at Â Los Â Angeles Â Interna-Â WLRQDO$LUSRUWGLHGWZRWRÂżYHPLQXWHV DIWHU KH ZDV VKRW FRURQHUÂśV RIÂżFLDOV said Â Wednesday. MISSOURIâ€™S Â FIRST Â EXECUTION Â IN Â THREE Â YEARS Joseph Â Paul Â Franklin, Â a Â white Â suprema-Â cist Â who Â targeted Â blacks Â and Â Jews Â in Â a Â cross-Âcountry Â killing Â spree Â from Â 1977 Â to Â 1980, Â was Â put Â to Â death Â Wednesday Â LQ0LVVRXULWKHVWDWHÂśVÂżUVWH[HFXWLRQLQ nearly Â three Â years. BULLIES
Lawyers Â for Â two Â teenage Â girls Â charged Â with Â stalking Â a Â Florida Â classmate Â who Â complained Â of Â being Â bullied Â before Â her Â suicide Â say Â charges Â against Â both Â have Â been Â dropped. Â Last Â month, Â Polk Â County Â Sheriff Â Grady Â Judd Â announced Â the Â arrest Â of Â a Â 12-Âyear-Âold Â girl Â and Â a Â 14-Âyear-Âold Â girl. Â Compiled Â from Â the Â AP Â Newswire
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The Â â€œKnow Â Your Â Rightsâ€? Â forum, Â held Â on Â Tuesday, Â Nov. Â 12, Â was Â a Â collaborative Â effort Â between Â the Â Student Â Association Â (SA), Â Students Â Against Â Mass Â Incarceration, Â Queer Â Student Â Union Â and Â Students Â for Â a Â Sensible Â Drug Â Policy. The Â current Â marijuana Â policy Â was Â the Â focus Â of Â this Â semes-Â terâ€™s Â Â forum. The Â forum Â opened Â with Â statements Â made Â by Â Student Â Associa-Â tion Â (SA) Â Vice Â President Â Zachary Â Rousseaus Â and Â continued Â with Â a Â PowerPoint Â presented Â by Â SA Â Senator Â Kelly Â Brennan. Â The Â presen-Â tation Â said Â that Â New Â Paltz Â has Â one Â of Â the Â strictest Â marijuana Â drug Â policies Â in Â the Â SUNY Â system Â â€” Â a Â â€œNo Â Second Â Chanceâ€? Â policy. Â According Â to Â the Â SUNY Â New Â Paltz Â Student Â Handbook, Â the Â ÂżUVW RIIHQVH IRU D VWXGHQW FDXJKW ZLWK PDULMXDQD PD\ HQWDLO D VWULNHGLVFLSOLQDU\SUREDWLRQWKHVWXGHQWÂśVSDUHQWVEHLQJQRWLÂżHG and Â a Â required Â attendance Â of Â a Â rehabilitation Â seminar;Íž Â the Â second Â strike Â reads Â â€œno Â less Â than Â expulsion.â€? Â The Â PowerPoint Â presentation Â continued: Â the Â â€œNo Â Second Â Chanceâ€? Â policy Â is Â one Â of Â the Â strictest Â marijuana Â policies Â not Â only Â compared Â to Â other Â schools Â in Â the Â SUNY Â system, Â but Â also Â com-Â pared Â to Â other Â four-Âyear Â universities. Â The Â PowerPoint Â said Â that Â Harvard Â University Â has Â a Â less Â strict Â marijuana Â policy Â than Â New Â
Paltz Â does. â€œThe Â marijuana Â laws Â on Â this Â campus Â are Â heavy,â€? Â SA Â Presi-Â dent Â Manuel Â Tejada Â said. Â Tejada Â and Â Brennan Â noted Â that Â many Â cases Â in Â the Â University Â Police Â Departmentâ€™s Â log Â are Â non-Âviolent Â marijuana Â charges. Â Student Â rights Â advocate Â and Â local Â lawyer Â Andrew Â Kossover, Â who Â has Â participated Â in Â Know Â Your Â Rights Â forums Â in Â the Â past, Â em-Â SKDVLVHGWKHIRXUWKÂżIWKDQGVL[WKDPHQGPHQWVSURWHFWLRQIURP illegal Â search Â and Â seizure;Íž Â right Â to Â due Â process;Íž Â and Â right Â to Â an Â attorney, Â respectively. Â 6WXGHQWVWKHQZDWFKHGWKHÂżOPÂł5XOHVIRU'HDOLQJZLWK 3ROLFHÂ´E\WKHRUJDQL]DWLRQ)OH[<RXU5LJKWV7KHÂżOPIHDWXUHV lawyer Â Billy Â Murphy Â and Â aims Â to Â â€œshow Â you Â how Â to Â make Â the Â law Â workâ€? Â by Â instructing Â viewers Â on Â 10 Â rules Â that Â will Â help Â them Â in Â SROLFHHQFRXQWHUV7KHÂżOPZDVIROORZHGE\DQRSHQGLVFXVVLRQ between Â Kossover Â and Â students Â attending Â the Â forum. Kossover Â reminded Â students Â that Â their Â basic Â freedoms Â are Â protected Â under Â federal Â law. Â â€œYouâ€™ve Â got Â everybody Â [in Â New Â Paltz] Â wanting Â to Â be Â a Â cop Â and Â for Â whatever Â reason Â they Â love Â picking Â on Â students,â€? Â Kossover Â said. Â â€œYou Â do Â not Â check Â your Â constitutional Â rights Â at Â the Â gates Â of Â campus.â€? Cards Â outlining Â basic Â student Â rights Â were Â handed Â out Â at Â the Â forum Â for Â students Â to Â keep. Â One Â bullet Â states: Â â€œThe Â police Â are Â here Â
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Thursday, Â November Â 21, Â 2013
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Forum Â Analyzes Â Marijuana Â Policy
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to Â keep Â you Â safe. Â Always Â be Â aware Â of Â your Â surroundings Â and Â help Â them Â do Â their Â job.â€? Tejada Â said Â he Â hopes Â the Â Know Â Your Â Rights Â forum Â will Â give Â students Â â€œsome Â sense Â of Â empowermentâ€? Â when Â it Â comes Â to Â dealing Â with Â police Â encounters. â€œBe Â smart Â with Â the Â knowledge Â you Â have,â€? Â Tejada Â said. Â â€œUse Â it Â to Â the Â most Â positive Â use.â€?
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Senate Â Discusses Â Park Â Point Â And Â Sustainability By Â Hannah Â Nesich Asst. Â Copy Â Editor Â | Â Hnesich@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu
On Â Wednesday Â Nov. Â 20, Â the Â 56th Â Student Â Senate Â con-Â vened Â for Â their Â weekly Â meeting Â where Â they Â discussed Â their Â stance Â on Â supporting Â the Â construction Â of Â Park Â Point, Â a Â propo-Â sition Â regarding Â gender-Âinclusive Â housing Â and Â a Â judicial Â board Â bill. Â Student Â Association Â (SA) Â President Â Manny Â Tejada Â started Â by Â thanking Â Senate Â for Â all Â of Â their Â help Â and Â the Â hard Â work Â they Â put Â into Â the Â â€œLetâ€™s Â Talk Â About Â Itâ€? Â symposium Â on Â Satur-Â day Â Nov. Â 16. Â Vice Â President Â Zachary Â Rousseas Â also Â thanked Â those Â in Â SA Â who Â attended Â the Â vigil Â for Â the Â National Â Transgender Â Day Â of Â Awareness Â on Â Nov. Â 20. Â Â Rousseas Â said Â he Â recently Â met Â with Â University Â Police Â De-Â partment Â Committee Â to Â develop Â ways Â to Â create Â awareness Â for Â the Â marijuana Â policy. Â He Â also Â updated Â SA Â on Â the Â letter Â to Â the Â editor Â the Â executive Â board Â is Â crafting. Â It Â will Â address Â the Â mari-Â juana Â policy Â and Â Rousseas Â said Â it Â will Â â€œhopefully Â be Â doneâ€? Â by Â the Â end Â of Â the Â semester. Â Executive Â Vice Â President Â of Â Academic Â Affairs Â Jordan Â Taylor Â spoke Â about Â his Â recent Â meeting Â with Â the Â dean Â of Â the Â library, Â where Â they Â discussed Â potential Â new Â locations Â for Â the Â campusâ€™ Â late Â night Â study Â room, Â including Â Parker Â CafĂŠ. Newly Â hired Â Campus Â Sustainability Â Coordinator Â Lisa Â
Mitten Â presented Â to Â Senate Â on Â the Â recent Â water Â fountain Â sur-Â vey, Â campus Â recycling Â upgrades Â and Â this Â past Â weekâ€™s Â Food Â Waste Â Education Â and Â Awareness Â Initiative Â and Â what Â results Â have Â found. Â â€œWe Â waste Â 1,000 Â lbs. Â of Â food Â per Â day,â€? Â Mitten Â said. Â â€œOn Â 0RQGD\,ZDVGRLQJRXWUHDFKIRUWKUHHWRÂżYHKRXUVDQGVDZ that Â we Â wasted Â 145 Â lbs. Â of Â food Â that Â could Â have Â been Â eaten.â€? Â After Â Mitten Â spoke, Â Senate Â discussed Â a Â judicial Â board Â bill Â law, Â which Â included Â a Â clause Â that Â addressed Â the Â frequency Â with Â which Â the Â chief Â justice Â should Â be Â attending Â weekly Â SA Â meetings. Â SA Â also Â addressed Â the Â decision Â to Â support Â the Â construc-Â tion Â of Â the Â controversial Â Park Â Point Â apartment Â complexes. Â Rousseas Â said Â he Â was Â considering Â writing Â up Â a Â formal Â statement Â of Â the Â SA Â executive Â boardâ€™s Â conditional Â support Â for Â 3DUN3RLQWDQGWKDWKHZDQWHGWRUXQLWE\VHQDWHÂżUVW This Â list Â of Â limitations Â includes Â Park Â Point Â being Â built Â 100 Â feet Â away Â from Â New Â Paltz Â wetlands, Â silkcreen Â being Â used Â during Â construction Â to Â further Â protect Â the Â wetlands, Â the Â use Â RIVHPLSHUPHDEOHDVSKDOWWRUHGXFHFKDQFHVRIĂ€RRGLQJWKH non-Âuse Â of Â natural Â gas, Â the Â installation Â of Â solar Â panels Â on Â roofs Â of Â Park Â Point Â structures, Â the Â use Â of Â alternative Â energies Â and Â that Â Park Â Point Â pay Â the Â full Â taxes Â to Â the Â town. Â The Â list Â of Â conditions Â also Â proposed Â the Â removal Â of Â a Â VHSDUDWHJ\PEXLOGLQJÂżHOGDQGFOXEKRXVHWKDWZRXOGEHLQ
cluded Â with Â Park Â Point Â to Â bring Â down Â the Â average Â rent Â at Â the Â complex, Â which Â Rousseas Â said Â he Â estimated Â would Â be Â about Â $700. Â â€œIf Â rent Â is Â going Â to Â be Â $700, Â thatâ€™s Â ridiculous,â€? Â Senator Â Dana Â Hershkowitz Â said. Â â€œThatâ€™s Â not Â solving Â any Â problem Â â€” Â WKDWLVPDNLQJDJHQWULÂżHGDSDUWPHQWEXLOGLQJRQRXUFDPSXVÂ´ Other Â senators Â questioned Â whether Â Park Â Point Â was Â neces-Â sary Â and Â suggested Â the Â new Â residence Â hall, Â which Â will Â be Â com-Â SOHWHG LQ$XJXVW ZLOO IDFLOLWDWH ÂżUVW\HDU DQG WUDQVIHU students Â comfortably. Â Another Â senator Â brought Â up Â the Â issue Â of Â which Â police Â department Â would Â be Â responsible Â for Â patrolling Â Park Â Point. Â 6HQDWHÂśVÂżQDODFWLRQZDVWRSDVVWKHYRWHWRFRVSRQVRU Proposition Â 5, Â which Â proposes Â the Â addition Â of Â gender-Âinclu-Â sive Â housing Â options, Â originally Â referred Â to Â as Â gender-Âneutral, Â to Â campus, Â Rousseas Â said. Â â€œWhether Â that Â passes Â or Â not, Â I Â will Â be Â meeting Â with Â [Resi-Â dence Â Life Â Director] Â Corinna Â in Â the Â coming Â week,â€? Â Rousseas Â said. Â â€œIâ€™m Â hoping Â it Â will Â be Â passed Â by Â then. Â She Â is Â down Â to Â make Â part Â of Â Lefevre Â Â [Hall] Â gender-Âinclusive, Â but Â she Â needs Â a Â formal Â statement. Â Weâ€™d Â be Â trying Â to Â get Â â€Ś. Â a Â house Â area Â [to Â become Â gender-Âinclusive].â€? Â Â 7KHQH[W6HQDWHPHHWLQJDQGWKHODVWRQHEHIRUHWKHÂżQDO meeting Â of Â the Â semester, Â will Â take Â place Â Wednesday Â Dec. Â 4 Â at Â 7:30 Â p.m. Â in Â SUB Â 418.
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Peddling Â A Â New Â Bike Â Policy By Â Anthony Â DeRosa Copy Â Editor Â | Â N02385288@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu
The Â SUNY Â New Â Paltz Â Sustainability Â Committee Â met Â Tuesday, Â Nov. Â 19 Â to Â discuss Â issues Â and Â goals Â re-Â lated Â to Â the Â campus Â bicycle Â policy. Released Â in Â mid-ÂSeptember, Â the Â campus Â bike Â pol-Â icy Â states Â bicycles Â locked Â to Â areas Â other Â than Â the Â des-Â ignated Â bicycle Â racks, Â such Â as Â lamp Â posts Â or Â railings, Â will Â have Â their Â chains Â or Â locks Â cut Â and Â be Â relocated Â to Â the Â nearest Â bike Â rack Â by Â a Â member Â of Â Campus Â Facili-Â WLHVLIWKHRZQHUFDQQRWEHLGHQWLÂżHGRULIWKHLUELNHLV registered Â with Â the Â school Â and Â does Â not Â respond Â to Â a Â call Â from Â Facilities Â staff. Â 7KH UHORFDWHG ELNHV DUH WR EH ÂżWWHG ZLWK D WHP-Â porary Â lock Â that Â Facilities Â will Â unlock Â upon Â the Â bike Â owner Â contacting Â them Â and Â proving Â ownership Â of Â the Â bike. Â +RZHYHU WKLV VSHFLÂżF FODXVH ZLWKLQ WKH SROLF\ has Â yet Â to Â go Â into Â effect, Â according Â to Â Co-Âchair Â of Â the Â Sustainability Â Committee Â Lisa Â Mitten. Â Â The Â meeting, Â attended Â by Â Sustainability Â Com-Â mittee Â members Â as Â well Â as Â some Â concerned Â students, Â faculty Â and Â town Â residents, Â focused Â on Â the Â issue Â of Â cutting Â the Â locks Â of Â improperly Â stowed Â bicycles Â â€“ Â dis-Â FXVVLQJLWVMXVWLÂżFDWLRQVZK\ELNHVDUHEHLQJLPSURS-Â erly Â stowed Â and Â what Â to Â do Â about Â it. Student Â and Â member Â of Â the Â New Â Paltz Â Bicycle Â and Â Pedestrian Â Committee Â Ari Â Kaputkin Â said Â the Â 88 Â bike Â racks Â listed Â in Â the Â bike Â policy Â outreach Â email Â sent Â to Â campus Â in Â mid-ÂSeptember, Â which Â has Â increased Â to Â 91 Â racks Â since Â then, Â provided Â an Â inadequate Â number Â of Â bike Â parking Â spaces Â to Â satisfy Â student Â needs, Â par-Â ticularly Â in Â the Â area Â of Â the Â classroom Â buildings Â â€“ Â Hu-Â manities, Â Lecture Â Center, Â Sojurner Â Truth Â Library Â and Â Coykendall Â Science Â Building Â â€“ Â where Â the Â highest Â amount Â of Â improperly Â stowed Â bikes Â on Â campus Â were Â observed. The Â meeting Â began Â with Â attendees Â listing Â their Â goals Â for Â biking Â on Â campus. Â Committee Â members Â quoted Â language Â from Â the Â Sustainability Â Committee Â developed Â 2012 Â SUNY Â New Â Paltz Â Campus Â Sustain-Â ability Â Plan Â and Â its Â goal Â of Â reducing Â the Â New Â Paltz Â college Â campusâ€™ Â carbon Â dioxide Â emissions Â and Â creat-Â LQJDPRUHHQHUJ\HIÂżFLHQWHQYLURQPHQWWKURXJKWKH promotion Â of Â â€œgreenâ€? Â policy Â implementation. Â 6SHFLÂżFDOO\ KLJKOLJKWHG ZDV WKH 6XVWDLQDELOLW\ Planâ€™s Â section Â on Â Transportation Â Action Â that Â looks Â to Â lower Â carbon Â emissions Â by Â advocating Â biking Â and Â bike Â culture Â on Â campus Â through Â the Â proposed Â creation Â of Â a Â bike Â share Â program Â and Â the Â installation Â of Â bike Â racks Â near Â every Â campus Â building. Â The Â committee Â started Â the Â bike Â policy Â discussion Â deliberating Â on Â the Â reasons Â why Â some Â students Â choose Â to Â improperly Â park Â their Â bikes Â outside Â of Â bike Â racks. Â The Â number Â of Â bike Â racks Â was Â questioned Â â€” Â as Â well Â as Â the Â convenience Â of Â location Â of Â bike Â racks Â for Â stu-Â dents. Â Â
There Â are Â 600 Â bike Â parking Â spaces Â available Â on Â campus.
Mitten Â posed Â a Â question Â to Â the Â committee Â to Â be Â addressed Â if Â change Â was Â to Â be Â pursued. Â â€œI Â put Â this Â to Â the Â group,â€? Â Mittend Â said. Â â€œHow Â can Â we Â institute Â rules Â about Â biking Â and Â also Â promote Â a Â bike Â culture Â at Â the Â same Â time?â€? Â Kaputkin Â created Â a Â map Â of Â campus Â where Â bike Â racks Â are Â located Â and Â the Â number Â of Â parking Â space Â they Â provided. Â He Â estimated Â that Â only Â around Â 50 Â to Â 70 Â percent Â of Â the Â 600 Â bike Â parking Â spaces Â available Â on Â campus Â provided Â natural Â accommodation Â when Â racks Â were Â fully Â utilized, Â meaning Â that Â given Â the Â various Â size, Â shape Â and Â orientation Â of Â different Â bikes, Â it Â creat-Â ed Â a Â physical Â space Â discrepancy Â between Â the Â Â amount Â of Â bikes Â the Â racks Â are Â thought Â to Â allow Â parking Â for. Â Kaputkin Â said Â that Â according Â to Â the Â League Â of Â American Â Bicyclistsâ€™ Â critique Â of Â campuses Â for Â bicycle Â infrastructure, Â the Â minimum Â suggested Â ratio Â for Â un-Â dergraduate Â students Â to Â bike Â racks Â is Â 1:4. Â New Â Paltzâ€™s Â ratio Â is Â 1:11. Â Given Â the Â numbers, Â Kaputkin Â said Â it Â made Â sense Â that Â bikes Â were Â being Â improperly Â parked. Â â€œ[There Â are] Â about Â 600 Â spots Â to Â 6,685 Â students,â€? Â Kaputkin Â said. Â Kaputkin Â said Â he Â would Â like Â to Â set Â up Â a Â time-Âlapse Â camera Â outside Â of Â the Â Jacobson Â Faculty Â Tower Â area Â to Â gather Â incremental Â data Â on Â whether Â the Â bike Â racks Â ZHUHEHLQJÂżOOHGDQGDWZKDWWLPHVGLGWKH\UHDFKFD-Â pacity. Â Co-Âchair Â of Â the Â Sustainability Â Committee Â KT Â To-Â bin Â suggested Â postponing Â the Â lock Â cutting, Â and Â said Â
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that Â if Â the Â campus Â could Â not Â provide Â the Â necessary Â means Â for Â students Â to Â act Â in Â accordance Â with Â the Â bike Â policy, Â it Â was Â unfair Â to Â punish Â them Â for Â not Â following Â it. Â â€œIt Â seems Â to Â me Â that Â the Â question Â is Â do Â we Â really Â have Â what Â we Â need,â€? Â Tobin Â said. Â â€œYou Â canâ€™t Â put Â a Â pu-Â nitive Â reaction Â in Â place Â unless Â the Â structure Â allows Â for Â students Â to Â behave Â the Â way Â you Â want Â them Â to Â behave.â€? Â The Â committee Â also Â called Â to Â attention Â the Â fact Â that Â the Â construction Â of Â new Â residence Â halls Â like Â the Â proposed Â Park Â Point Â apartments Â and Â the Â residence Â hall Â to Â be Â build Â behind Â Lenape Â Hall Â would Â lead Â to Â the Â need Â for Â more Â bike Â racks, Â particularly Â at Â Park Â Point, Â due Â to Â its Â location Â on Â Route Â 32 Â making Â students Â more Â likely Â to Â bike Â to Â campus. Â The Â use Â of Â bicycles Â by Â students Â currently Â living Â off Â campus Â to Â travel Â to Â class Â was Â also Â mentioned. Â Chair Â of Â the Â Department Â of Â Sociology Â and Â Sus-Â tainability Â Committee Â member Â Brian Â Oboch Â drafted Â a Â recommended Â course Â of Â action. Â It Â states Â that Â bike Â lock Â cutting Â be Â suspended Â unless Â they Â egress Â safety Â until Â the Â bike Â policy Â can Â be Â reviewed. Â It Â also Â stated Â that Â an Â ad-Âhoc Â policy Â sub-Âcommittee Â be Â created Â to Â gather Â and Â analyze Â data, Â that Â the Â sub-Âcommittee Â be Â composed Â of Â volunteers Â appointed Â by Â the Â sustainability Â committee Â and Â representatives Â from Â facilities Â management. Â The Â motion Â was Â passed Â by Â voting Â sustainability Â committee Â members Â to Â be Â given Â to Â the Â Budget Â Goals Â and Â Plans Â Department.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
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From Weiners to Doughnuts
NEW DOUGHNUT SHOP OPENS ON WATER STREET After a year and a half spent executing â€œa modern take on the traditional art of street foodâ€? by selling organic hot dogs from their Kosiner Brothers Hot Dog Cart at the entrance of the Water Street Market, brothers Jed and Brock Kosiner have undertaken a new business endeavor â€” a doughnut shop. â€œEveryone thought we were going to do hot dogs [here],â€? Jed Kosiner said, as he stood in his new doughnut shop: Doughnut. The store, a 7x13 cottage at the edge of Water Street Market, is just feet away from where the brothers set up their hot dog cart. â€œWe decided pretty much right away that we werenâ€™t going to be doing hot dogs out of here because the cart is what our hot dog business is,â€? Jed said. â€œThat kind of inspired us to go in a completely different direction.â€? Jed said that a lack of doughnut places in the area â€” sans Dunkinâ€™ Donuts â€” partnered with the growing trend of â€œhipâ€? doughnut shops across the country inspired the brothers to pursue the new venture. Because of its small shape and orientation near the entrance of the market, Jed said he sometimes sees the new store resembling an information booth. Jed and Brock take all orders through a sliding window that they built shortly after they began construction on the location in July. The installation of the window saves customers the hassle of sifting through 91 square foot â€œcloset,â€? and Jed said it allows the brothers the space to turn out their homemade doughnuts. â€œWhen we went into this, same thing as the hot dog cart, we wanted to make everything from scratch,â€? Jed said. â€œMy brother and I are kind of particular with food, like we donâ€™t eat fast food, weâ€™re very conscious of organic meat and no antibiotics. So with both businesses that was our strong goal: to produce stuff we would eat.â€? Jed said he arrives at the store at 8:20 a.m. every day to get the oil heated in preparation to make between 10 and 12 dozen doughnuts for the day. Although Doughnut is technically open until 6 p.m., the brothers said that they close once they sell out of doughnuts â€” typically between 4:30 and 5 p.m. The maple bacon doughnut and Sriracha glaze doughnut are the most popular among customers, Jed VDLG2WKHUĂ DYRUVLQFOXGHYDQLOODJOD]HFKRFRODWHDQG cream, cinnamon, strawberry, root beer and gluten free doughnuts on the weekends. Each morning, the brothers
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The Â Kosiner Â Brothers Â just Â opened Â â€œDoughnut,â€? Â a Â new Â doughnut Â shop Â on Â Water Â Street FKRRVHĂ€YHĂ DYRUVWRVHOOIRUWKHGD\ Â´:HDUHFRQVWDQWO\Ă LSSLQJĂ DYRUVÂľ-HGVDLGÂ´:HÂˇUH constantly messing around and trying different things out. A lot of sampling.â€? Jed said the two will begin to tinker with the idea of apple cider donuts because so many people have been asking for it since the store opened on Oct. 23. Jed plans to have a grand opening for the store some-
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time soon. In the more distant future, Brock said heâ€™s given thought to possibly taking food on the road. â€œWe own the hot dog cart, so I guess future plans would be to take this on the road at some point, start doing gigs out with this as well, maybe a mobile unit,â€? he said. But for now, the store is in its â€œinfancy stage.â€? â€œ[Weâ€™ll] just go with what people want,â€? Jed said.
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Reacting to Activism DOCUMENTARY FILMS SPARK A REACTION
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Crowning Mr. and Mrs. Africa
ASU EVENT INFORMS CAMPUS COMMUNITY ABOUT AFRICAN CULTURE The SUNY New Paltz African Student Union (ASU) will host their second annual Mr. and Mrs. Af- rica Pageant on Nov. 23 in SUB MPR at 5 p.m. ASU group members will present a pageant ex- hibiting traditional cultural values of Africa’s “less- er-known” countries, ASU’s Media Coordinator and fourth-year computer engineering and black studies double major, Monique Bailey said. Bailey said that although the event has the word “pageant” in the title, the group doesn’t want it to be perceived as a “beauty pageant” per se. She said the pageant structure is more of a skit, meant to be more informative than judgmental or competitive. The skit revolves around a life-changing decision in a young African prince’s life: his family choosing KLVEULGHWREH6HYHQRIWKH¿QHVWSULQFHVVHVRI$IULFD are presented to him, the king, queen and their chief advisors for consideration. Of the seven lovely princesses presented, only one is suitable to be named the next queen. These poten- tial queens must present their favorable qualities to the royal family and their closest advisors in an attempt to claim their spot on the throne. Each of the princesses will be dressed in traditional clothing and will be given a chance to showcase a spe- cial talent, Bailey said. Through song and dance, each will be given a chance to exemplify their allure to the judges. Bailey said some contestants will demonstrate time-honored praise singing and dancing, customary to traditional values. “In African culture the king and queen have very close chief advisors,” Bailey said. “They would have a VSHFL¿FFULWHULDIRUMXGJLQJWKHJLUOV´ President of ASU, third-year business marketing major Andre Smith, said that each of the girls will rep- resent a different country, which helps to support the overlying theme of the event. He said that there are more than 720 countries and languages spoken in Af- rica and that a vast majority of them are overlooked. Smith said he feels the pageant can serve as a more fun and interactive way to inform people about the vast diversity that exists throughout the entirety of the con- tinent, not just its “more popular” countries. Smith said he is looking forward to the event. The ASU has been preparing diligently to create a smooth running, educational and fun event for the public to in- dulge in. He said he can hardly wait to see all of their hard work come together, and seeing that happen is go- ing to be “the best feeling in the world.” “It’s another way we can educate our peers, instead of just learning in a classroom,” Smith said. PHOTOS BY JASMINE PECHECHO
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ASU members prepare for the Mr. and Mrs. Africa Pageant.
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Belting Out â€˜Til Death Do Us Part MIAMI THEATRE PLAYERS TUNE UP FOR AN ONSTAGE ROCK ROMANCE By Â Suzy Â Berkowitz A&E Â Editor Â | Â email@example.com
The Â New Â Paltz Â Miami Â Theatre Â Players Â plan Â to Â let Â their Â hair Â down Â and Â rock Â out Â on Â tune Â during Â their Â production Â of Â â€œThe Â Wedding Â Singer.â€? Â Set Â in Â 1985, Â the Â movie-Âinspired Â musical Â follows Â the Â career Â of Â rockstar Â wannabee Â Robbie Â Hart Â â€” Â played Â by Â third-Âyear Â digital Â media Â management Â major Â Justin Â Bankos Â Â˛ZKRLVFRPSOHWHO\VKRWWKURXJKWKHKHDUWDIWHUKLVÂżDQ-Â cĂŠe Â leaves Â him Â hanging Â at Â the Â altar. Â Angered Â by Â his Â shattered Â love Â life, Â Hart Â takes Â his Â rage Â out Â on Â other Â peopleâ€™s Â happiness Â by Â ruining Â each Â wedding Â KHSHUIRUPVDWWKDWLVXQWLOÂżQGLQJWKHJLUORIKLVGUHDPV â€“waitress Â Julia Â Sullivan, Â played Â by Â second-Âyear Â communi-Â cation Â disorders Â major Â Laureen Â Scianimanico. On Â a Â quest Â for Â a Â happy Â ending, Â Hartâ€™s Â love Â life Â comes Â down Â to Â one Â make-Âor-Âbreak Â performance Â to Â win Â the Â affec-Â tion Â of Â the Â showâ€™s Â leading Â lady. Â Â Bankos Â said Â he Â was Â initially Â hard Â on Â himself Â because Â he Â didnâ€™t Â think Â he Â was Â vocally Â capable Â of Â succeeding Â in Â this Â role Â but Â that Â he Â eventually Â learned Â to Â believe Â in Â himself Â and Â was Â motivated Â to Â work Â harder. Â â€œI Â love Â to Â perform Â and Â I Â love Â to Â be Â onstage,â€? Â Bankos Â said. Â â€œI Â love Â the Â rush Â that Â I Â get. Â Iâ€™ve Â had Â a Â blast Â singing Â the Â songs Â and Â being Â the Â character.â€? A Â rehearsal Â process Â that Â began Â last Â May, Â The Â Miami Â Theatre Â Players Â have Â been Â consistently Â working Â on Â this Â musical Â since Â mid-ÂSeptember Â and Â rehearse Â several Â times Â a Â week. Â A Â completely Â student-Ârun Â organization, Â The Â Miami Â Theatre Â Players Â choose Â a Â production Â and Â executive Â board Â at Â the Â end Â of Â each Â semester Â for Â the Â following Â semester. Â Productions Â are Â nominated Â and Â voted Â on Â based Â on Â budget Â allowances Â and Â which Â shows Â will Â lend Â themselves Â to Â casting Â a Â variety Â of Â students Â and Â generating Â enough Â hype Â to Â bring Â in Â a Â good Â audience, Â according Â to Â second-Âyear Â communication Â disorders Â major Â Emily Â Sarra, Â the Â showâ€™s Â assistant Â director Â and Â choreographer. Â Â The Â executive Â board Â consists Â of Â a Â president, Â treasurer, Â director, Â assistant Â director, Â stage Â manager, Â public Â relations Â RIÂżFHUDQGGHSHQGLQJRQWKHSURGXFWLRQÂśVUHTXLUHPHQWVD choreographer Â and Â musical Â director. Â According Â to Â the Â productionâ€™s Â director, Â third-Âyear Â sec-Â ondary Â education Â and Â history Â double-Âmajor Â Ben Â Abrams, Â who Â assistant Â directed Â Miamiâ€™s Â last Â production Â â€œUrinet-Â own,â€? Â a Â longer Â rehearsal Â process Â makes Â for Â a Â stronger Â bond Â within Â the Â cast Â and Â between Â the Â cast Â and Â the Â creative Â team. Â
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Sarra, Â who Â is Â usually Â in Â front Â of Â the Â curtain Â instead Â of Â behind Â it, Â is Â a Â rookie Â on Â the Â creative Â team, Â but Â said Â work-Â ing Â behind Â the Â scenes Â has Â given Â her Â a Â new Â appreciation Â for Â those Â who Â work Â those Â roles Â on Â a Â regular Â basis. Â A Â large Â difference Â between Â being Â a Â performer Â and Â a Â part Â of Â the Â creative Â team, Â according Â to Â Sarra, Â is Â not Â being Â outwardly Â recognized Â by Â the Â audience Â via Â applause Â at Â the Â end Â of Â each Â performance. Â She Â said Â her Â recognition Â is Â more Â internalized Â and Â has Â WREHPRUHVHOIIXOÂżOOLQJ On Â a Â similar Â note, Â Abrams Â said Â directing Â the Â produc-Â tion Â has Â taught Â him Â how Â many Â extra Â hours Â go Â into Â working Â so Â closely Â on Â a Â show Â with Â a Â cast Â and Â creative Â team Â of Â a Â collective Â 27 Â people. Â â€œEverything Â that Â was Â happening Â was Â falling Â on Â my Â shoulders Â and Â I Â really Â wasnâ€™t Â completely Â prepared Â for Â that,â€? Â Abrams Â said. Â â€œI Â had Â to Â be Â able Â to Â delegate Â and Â look Â to Â the Â rest Â of Â the Â creative Â team Â and Â trust Â that Â their Â vision Â for Â the Â show Â matched Â mine.â€? Â
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Being Â an Â entirely Â student-Ârun Â club, Â The Â Miami Â The-Â atre Â Players Â donâ€™t Â have Â the Â luxury Â of Â relying Â on Â faculty Â to Â get Â necessities Â together, Â which, Â while Â posing Â an Â inconve-Â nience, Â allows Â for Â the Â students Â involved Â in Â the Â shows Â to Â take Â more Â ownership Â over Â the Â production, Â according Â to Â Bankos. Â $OWKRXJK WKH SURGXFWLRQ GRHV QRW KDYH WKH ÂżQDQFLDO or Â insightful Â help Â of Â the Â New Â Paltz Â Theater Â Department, Â Sarraâ€™s Â ultimate Â hope Â is Â that Â audience Â members Â walk Â out Â of Â the Â show Â not Â having Â realized Â that Â there Â was Â no Â faculty Â input Â or Â assistance Â in Â the Â musicalâ€™s Â production Â process. Â â€œWe Â downgrade Â ourselves Â a Â lot Â by Â saying Â weâ€™re Â stu-Â dent Â run Â and Â we Â donâ€™t Â have Â different Â resources,â€? Â Sarra Â said. Â â€œWe Â always Â say Â that Â weâ€™re Â trying, Â but Â I Â want Â people Â not Â to Â know Â or Â care Â that Â weâ€™re Â student-Ârun Â and Â wanting Â to Â be Â involved Â with Â us Â anyway.â€? Â â€œThe Â Wedding Â Singerâ€? Â will Â run Â in Â Studley Â Theatre Â from Â Thursday, Â Nov. Â 21 Â through Â Saturday, Â Nov. Â 23 Â with Â performances Â at Â 8 Â p.m.
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SHAKESPEAREAN SHOW SAILS SMOOTHLY THROUGH THE MAINSTAGE By Â Suzy Â Berkowitz A&E Â Editor Â | Â firstname.lastname@example.org
The Â New Â Paltz Â Theater Â Departmentâ€™s Â production Â of Â Shakespeareâ€™s Â â€œThe Â Tempestâ€? Â turned Â what Â could Â have Â been Â a Â shipwreck Â into Â a Â smooth-Âsailing Â performance. Â Having Â never Â read Â the Â romantic Â comedy, Â I Â didnâ€™t Â quite Â know Â what Â I Â was Â getting Â my-Â self Â into Â by Â seeing Â the Â show Â without Â looking Â up Â a Â synopsis Â beforehand. Â Big Â mistake. Â Considering Â the Â nature Â of Â the Â antiquated Â jargon, Â there Â were Â many Â lines Â I Â didnâ€™t Â pick Â XSRQDQGVHYHUDOQXDQFHVWKDWĂ€HZVWUDLJKW over Â my Â head. Â Regardless Â of Â my Â initial Â lack Â of Â under-Â standing Â of Â the Â playâ€™s Â content, Â the Â consistent Â acting Â from Â the Â shining Â stars Â of Â the Â depart-Â ment Â was Â more Â than Â enough Â to Â carry Â the Â pro-Â duction Â straight Â through. Â Directed Â by Â Associate Â Professor Â Nancy Â Saklad Â and Â set Â designed Â by Â Assistant Â Profes-Â sor Â Ken Â Goldstein, Â the Â major Â visual Â choices Â made Â were Â grand, Â yet Â tastefully Â executed. Â The Â large, Â low-Âhanging Â moon, Â periodi-Â
cally Â doubling Â as Â a Â clock, Â looked Â unbeliev-Â ably Â realistic, Â as Â did Â the Â post-Âtempested Â ship Â several Â passengers Â had Â been Â traveling Â to Â Italy Â on. The Â productionâ€™s Â protagonist Â and Â former Â Dutchess Â of Â Milan, Â Prospera, Â played Â by Â As-Â sistant Â Professor Â and Â the Â showâ€™s Â Movement Â Director Â Connie Â Rotunda, Â was Â absolutely Â ex-Â quisite Â in Â her Â performance. Â Banished Â to Â the Â island Â on Â which Â Queen Â Alonsa, Â played Â by Â fourth-Âyear Â theater Â perfor-Â mance Â major Â Julia Â Register, Â the Â royal Â party Â and Â her Â mariners Â found Â themselves Â ship-Â wrecked;Íž Â Prosperaâ€™s Â possession Â and Â use Â of Â magical Â knowledge Â gave Â her Â the Â ability Â to Â conjure Â the Â tempest Â which Â brought Â together Â characters Â of Â differing Â fortunes Â on Â one Â de-Â serted Â island. Â Rotundaâ€™s Â movements, Â which Â ranged Â from Â grand Â to Â gentle, Â exuded Â both Â power Â and Â maternal Â protection Â throughout. Â I Â understand Â why Â the Â part Â would Â not Â have Â been Â able Â to Â be Â played Â by Â a Â student Â â€” Â the Â vast Â wisdom Â and Â experience Â it Â was Â nec-Â
essary Â for Â Prosperaâ€™s Â character Â to Â give Â off Â could Â only Â have Â been Â translated Â through Â a Â more Â seasoned Â actor. Prosperaâ€™s Â spirit Â helper, Â Ariel, Â played Â by Â third-Âyear Â theater Â performance Â major Â Brit-Â tany Â Martel, Â was Â a Â similarly Â gentle Â character. Â A Â spirit Â whose Â freedom Â served Â as Â the Â SURGXFWLRQÂśV ÂżQDOH WKH FRVWXPH FKRLFH WR conceal Â Arielâ€™s Â face Â â€” Â arguably Â someoneâ€™s Â most Â distint Â personality Â trait Â â€” Â was Â a Â very Â insightful Â one, Â as Â it Â communicated Â the Â level Â of Â devotion Â to Â Prospera Â Ariel Â retained Â until Â the Â last Â scene. Â Every Â one Â of Â Martelâ€™s Â movements Â was Â graceful Â and Â delicate, Â and Â I Â especially Â appre-Â ciated Â the Â almost Â angelic Â audio Â manipulation Â of Â her Â voice Â every Â time Â she Â spoke. Â Trinculo, Â who Â served Â as Â Queen Â Alonsaâ€™s Â jester Â and Â Stephano, Â the Â drunken Â butler, Â were Â two Â comedic Â relief-Âesque Â characters Â played Â by Â fourth-Âyear Â theater Â performance Â major Â Anika Â Krempl Â and Â fourth-Âyear Â theater Â per-Â formance Â major Â Mike Â Oâ€™Connor, Â respec-Â tively. Â
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Their Â ridiculous Â antics Â and Â altogether Â hilarious Â demeanor Â brightened Â up Â the Â stage Â each Â time Â they Â stumbled Â and Â sprawled Â out Â across Â it. Â One Â component Â of Â the Â show Â I Â appreciat-Â ed Â was Â the Â gender-Âbending Â within Â characters Â who Â were Â traditionally Â male Â (read: Â Prospero, Â King Â Alonso Â and Â Trinkulo). Â This Â stray Â from Â tradition Â was Â one Â I Â found Â tasteful Â and Â pro-Â gressive. Â One Â point Â in Â the Â show, Â when Â the Â watersâ€™ Â Ă€RZZDVZURQJO\UHGLUHFWHGKRZHYHUZDV during Â the Â nymph Â dance Â break, Â accompanied Â by Â the Â all-Âtoo Â contemporary Â background Â mu-Â sic. Â I Â applaud Â the Â creative Â team Â for Â attempt-Â LQJWRDGGWKHLURZQĂ€DUHWRWKLVFODVVLFWDOH but Â those Â waves Â crashed Â a Â bit Â too Â hard Â for Â my Â liking. Overall, Â however, Â â€œThe Â Tempestâ€? Â was Â a Â wonderful Â recreation Â of Â a Â timeless Â romantic Â comedy Â that Â was Â able Â to Â communicate Â the Â poignancy Â and Â relevance Â of Â theater, Â regard-Â less Â of Â the Â time Â period Â of Â origin. Â
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Nomadism, feeling nowhere. I explore origin nomadically, from the position that there is no fixed origin, only moments of fixity within contingency. A scene from Invisible Cities comes to mind: Marco Polo is reading imperceptible maps. While playing chess with Kublai Khan he reconstructs a map from a scratch in the wood on the chessboard, discovering what kind of tree it is made from, where it grows [and] the kind of craftsmanship used to make it. Artistic activity is making invisible maps visible. Drawing is a place to discover rootedness, to catch and untangle moving insights. PHOTOS COURTESY OF KIM ZITZOW. CAPTION BY DANA SCHMERZLER
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CARTOON Â BY Â JULIE Â GUNDERSEN At Â a Â recent Â Sustainability Â Commit-Â tee Â meeting Â regarding Â the Â collegeâ€™s Â new Â bike Â policy, Â a Â reporter Â from Â The Â New Â Paltz Â Oracle Â was Â asked Â to Â leave Â by Â an Â adminis-Â trator Â sitting Â on Â the Â committee Â who Â took Â issue Â with Â his Â presence. Â Later, Â when Â the Â committee Â voted Â to Â allow Â our Â reporter Â to Â remain, Â the Â aforementioned Â administrator Â refused Â to Â speak Â for Â the Â remainder Â of Â the Â meeting. Our Â reporters Â were Â initially Â barred Â from Â attending Â presentations Â by Â food Â ser-Â vice Â vendors Â last Â spring Â by Â Campus Â Aux-Â iliary Â Service Â (CAS), Â only Â gaining Â access Â after Â we Â fought Â for Â it. While Â weâ€™d Â like Â to Â be Â able Â to Â say Â that Â incidents Â like Â this Â are Â rare, Â we Â at Â The Â New Â Paltz Â Oracle Â have Â found Â that Â theyâ€™ve Â be-Â come Â all Â too Â common. ,WÂśV EHFRPH LQFUHDVLQJO\ GLIÂżFXOW IRU us Â to Â contact Â our Â sources, Â particularly Â administrators, Â directly Â for Â comment Â on Â SUHVVLQJ LVVXHV DQG HYHQ PRUH GLIÂżFXOW to Â have Â face-Âtime Â with Â them. Â Recent Â can-Â
cellations Â of Â meetings Â with Â both Â student Â media Â and Â student Â government Â bodies Â are Â troubling Â to Â us, Â particularly Â given Â the Â emotionally Â and Â politically-Âcharged Â nature Â of Â campus Â issues. Â These Â interactions, Â or Â lack-Âthereof, Â with Â our Â campus Â administra-Â tors Â make Â us Â question Â their Â commitment Â to Â maintaining Â open Â and Â transparent Â lines Â of Â communications Â with Â student Â media Â and, Â ultimately, Â the Â student Â body. Â As Â journalists, Â we Â believe Â our Â duty Â is Â WRWUXWKIXOO\DQGHIÂżFLHQWO\EULQJWKHSXOVH of Â information Â through Â the Â bureaucratic Â red Â tape Â and Â into Â the Â hands Â of Â students. Â Weâ€™re Â here Â to Â report Â the Â news. Â Now, Â of Â course, Â we Â donâ€™t Â take Â this Â responsibility Â lightly. Â Speaking Â with Â our Â sources Â is Â a Â privilege, Â one Â that Â allows Â us Â to Â truly Â get Â a Â grasp Â of Â the Â inner-Âworkings Â of Â our Â stories Â without Â spin;Íž Â itâ€™s Â our Â lifeline Â and Â the Â closest Â we Â can Â get Â to Â truth. Â Â That Â commitment Â to Â truth Â and Â to Â cre-Â ating Â an Â informed Â campus Â community Â is Â something Â weâ€™re Â hopeful Â our Â administra-Â
tion Â shares. Â We Â want Â nothing Â more Â than Â WRIXOÂżOORXUUROHDVWKHÂłIRXUWKHVWDWHÂ´WR provide Â the Â service Â we Â value Â so Â much. Â Itâ€™s Â the Â very Â discipline Â the Â bulk Â of Â our Â staff Â is Â studying Â at Â this Â institution, Â after Â all. Â We Â recognize Â then, Â as Â a Â media Â body, Â that Â there Â are Â proper Â channels Â needed Â to Â ensure Â interviews Â are Â handled Â profession-Â ally. Â We Â appreciate Â that Â they Â look Â to Â as-Â sist Â us Â and Â remain Â respectful Â to Â the Â busy Â schedules Â of Â campus Â employees. Â However, Â when Â the Â proper Â channels Â interfere Â with Â our Â ability Â to Â accomplish Â our Â aforemen-Â tioned Â goals Â by Â deadline, Â when Â the Â stories Â cannot Â be Â told Â and Â the Â sharing Â of Â informa-Â tion Â is Â halted, Â we Â start Â to Â wonder Â if Â the Â channels Â are Â in Â need Â of Â repair. Â We Â as Â a Â student Â body Â need Â transpar-Â ency Â from Â our Â administration. Â Studentsâ€™ Â access Â to Â independently Â and Â impartially Â gathered Â information Â should Â be Â a Â prior-Â ity. Â Accountability Â should Â be Â paramount. Â Forthright Â and Â honest Â communication Â be-Â tween Â leaders Â and Â those Â they Â are Â respon-Â
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One Â of Â the Â hardest Â things Â people Â have Â to Â decide Â in Â life Â is Â when Â to Â walk Â away Â from Â something Â theyâ€™re Â passionate Â about. Â Â People Â are Â forced Â to Â do Â this Â everyday. Â Â Whether Â they Â retire Â from Â their Â job Â or Â stop Â par-Â WDNLQJLQWKHLUIDYRULWHKREE\,WÂśVDGLIÂżFXOW decision Â to Â make. There Â are Â many Â factors Â one Â needs Â to Â consider Â when Â making Â this Â life-Âchanging Â de-Â cision. Â The Â factors Â range Â from Â oneâ€™s Â age Â to Â health Â to Â family, Â and Â so Â much Â more. Â Â As Â a Â sports Â fan, Â the Â most Â notable Â retire-Â ment Â that Â comes Â to Â mind Â is Â that Â of Â Michael Â Jordan, Â who Â retired Â twice Â from Â the Â Bulls Â and Â then Â made Â a Â surprising Â decision Â to Â return Â to Â the Â league Â as Â a Â member Â of Â the Â Wizards Â a Â few Â years Â later. Â Â I Â was Â forced Â to Â make Â my Â own Â life-Âchang-Â ing Â decision Â on Â Oct. Â 28. Â Â Days Â before Â I, Â along Â with Â my Â co-Âstaff Â from Â last Â summer, Â received Â a Â text Â message Â from Â one Â of Â the Â assistant Â di-Â rectors Â at Â the Â sleep Â away Â camp Â Iâ€™ve Â attended Â for Â the Â last Â 12 Â summers. Â Â He Â commended Â us Â for Â how Â well Â we Â did Â last Â summer Â and Â told Â us Â
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I Â tend Â to Â speak Â in Â the Â same Â sort Â of Â kitschy Â catch-Âphrases. Â Maybe Â theyâ€™re Â a Â ver-Â EDOFUXWFKRUDVLJQWKDW,WKLQN,ÂśPVLJQLÂż cantly Â cleverer Â than Â I Â actually Â am, Â but Â thatâ€™s Â neither Â here Â nor Â there Â and Â hardly Â the Â point Â of Â this Â column. Â The Â â€œlexicon,â€? Â as Â we Â at Â The Â Oracle Â refer Â to Â it, Â persists. Â One Â phrase Â I Â use Â again Â and Â again Â is Â â€œdo Â the Â thing.â€? Â Someone Â suggests Â a Â word Â or Â layout Â or Â activity Â and Â thatâ€™s Â pretty Â much Â my Â FRQVWDQWDIÂżUPDWLYHUHVSRQVH,WÂśVDEDVWDUG ization Â of Â an Â internet-Âism Â that Â Iâ€™ve Â adopted Â as Â my Â own. Â But Â it Â works Â for Â me. Â So, Â I Â say Â it Â a Â lot. Â Do Â the Â thing. Â Just Â do Â it. Â Itâ€™s Â weirdly Â vague Â and Â annoying Â and Â itâ€™s Â seeped Â into Â my Â quote-Âunquote Â â€œreal Â worldâ€? Â conversations Â (class, Â interviews, Â uncomfort-Â able Â small Â talk) Â as Â most Â of Â my Â abuses Â of Â the Â English Â language Â do, Â making Â me Â seem Â sev-Â eral Â IQ Â points Â dumber.
to Â reach Â out Â to Â him Â about Â next Â summer. Â Â Up Â until Â this Â point Â every Â year Â weâ€™ve Â discussed Â the Â upcoming Â summer;Íž Â itâ€™s Â always Â been Â a Â no-Âbrainer Â that Â Iâ€™d Â be Â returning Â to Â camp. But Â this Â year, Â that Â wasnâ€™t Â the Â case. Â Â Besides Â my Â family, Â camp Â is Â the Â thing Â WKDWKDVLQĂ€XHQFHGP\OLIHWKHPRVW&DPSLV where Â I Â learned Â that Â what Â you Â put Â into Â some-Â thing Â is Â what Â youâ€™ll Â get Â out Â of Â it. Â Â Itâ€™s Â a Â childrenâ€™s Â camp, Â so Â a Â lot Â of Â the Â events Â are Â created Â with Â the Â intention Â of Â enter-Â taining Â the Â younger Â kids. As Â you Â get Â older, Â itâ€™s Â natural Â not Â to Â get Â excited Â about Â these Â types Â of Â events. Â But Â the Â great Â thing Â about Â camp Â is Â regardless Â of Â the Â situation, Â if Â you Â go Â into Â it Â with Â the Â mindset Â that Â 99 Â out Â of Â 100 Â times Â it Â will Â be Â fun. &DPSLVZKHUH,PDGHIULHQGVWKDW,NQRZ I Â will Â have Â for Â life. Â I Â know Â that Â sounds Â clichĂŠ, Â and Â if Â you Â havenâ€™t Â experienced Â camp Â youâ€™re Â probably Â rolling Â your Â eyes, Â but Â itâ€™s Â true. The Â people Â I Â was Â fortunate Â enough Â to Â be-Â come Â friends Â with Â are Â some Â of Â the Â best Â people Â
Iâ€™ve Â ever Â met. Â Â They Â will Â be Â there Â for Â you Â no Â matter Â what Â and Â always Â provide Â a Â fun Â time Â ZKHQ \RX DUH WRJHWKHU &DPS LV ZKHUH RQH OHDUQVWRPDNHVDFULÂżFHV $VIXQDVFDPSLVDORWRIVDFULÂżFHVDUH made Â from Â the Â life Â one Â lives Â at Â home. Â There Â is Â no Â air Â conditioning Â (unless Â youâ€™re Â one Â of Â the Â lucky Â few), Â so Â you Â wake Â up Â in Â a Â puddle Â of Â sweat Â from Â the Â tremendous Â heat. Â Â Also, Â with Â the Â way Â the Â world Â pretty Â much Â runs Â on Â technology Â now, Â itâ€™s Â a Â major Â adjustment Â for Â someone Â to Â not Â have Â their Â de-Â vice Â on Â them Â at Â all Â times. Overall, Â camp Â is Â the Â best. Â Â Thatâ€™s Â why Â when Â I Â told Â the Â assistant Â di-Â rector Â that Â I Â couldnâ€™t Â return Â for Â this Â summer, Â I Â felt Â terrible. Â But, Â ultimately, Â I Â was Â content Â with Â the Â decision. I Â knew Â it Â was Â my Â time Â to Â call Â it Â a Â career. Â Â I Â had Â an Â amazing Â 12-Âyear Â run, Â but Â returning Â this Â summer Â just Â wasnâ€™t Â the Â best Â thing Â for Â me. Â Â All Â of Â my Â friends Â werenâ€™t Â returning Â this Â summer Â and Â last Â summer Â I Â had Â such Â an Â amaz-Â ing Â time Â working Â side-Âby-Âside Â with Â my Â best Â
friends. Â Â I Â felt Â this Â summer Â wouldnâ€™t Â live Â up Â to Â the Â standard Â of Â camp Â I Â set Â over Â the Â years Â and Â I Â didnâ€™t Â think Â I Â should Â commit Â to Â something Â I Â wasnâ€™t Â fully Â behind. Â I Â thought Â about Â this Â long Â and Â hard, Â and Â even Â made Â a Â list Â of Â the Â reasons Â I Â thought Â I Â couldnâ€™t Â return Â this Â summer Â just Â to Â make Â sure Â I Â was Â making Â the Â right Â choice. Â Â But, Â overall, Â hereâ€™s Â a Â lesson Â for Â all Â of Â you Â NLGV RXW WKHUH$V GLIÂżFXOW DV LW PD\ EH IRU you Â to Â make Â a Â life-Âchanging Â decision, Â itâ€™s Â im-Â portant Â to Â not Â give Â in Â because Â of Â what Â other Â people Â are Â saying Â to Â make Â you Â change Â your Â mind. Â Do Â what Â you Â think Â is Â best Â because Â itâ€™s Â your Â life Â and Â whatâ€™s Â most Â important Â is Â how Â you Â feel Â about Â your Â decision. Â Â
Andrew Â Lief Â is Â a Â third-Â year Â journalism Â major Â and Â cheeseburger Â lover Â who Â cries Â during Â the Â movie Â â€œClick,â€? Â starring Â Adam Â Sandler. Â
On Â â€˜Doing Â The Â Thingâ€™ Â (Whatever Â That Â Is) Yet, Â somehow, Â I Â still Â canâ€™t Â shake Â the Â thing. Â I Â consider Â myself Â the Â kind Â of Â person Â who Â really, Â genuinely Â values Â written Â word. Â I Â try Â to Â be Â that Â person Â anyway. Â So, Â when Â I Â say Â something, Â I Â want Â to Â understand Â Â the Â origins Â and Â semantics Â of Â it. Â This Â is Â my Â attempt Â at Â doing Â that Â for Â this Â little Â monster Â of Â a Â verbal Â tick Â â€” Â not Â simply Â justifying Â why Â Iâ€™m Â saying Â something, Â but Â maybe Â picking Â my Â own Â brain Â for Â what Â Iâ€™m Â saying. Â Iâ€™m Â hardly Â what Â youâ€™d Â call Â spiritual, Â but Â Iâ€™m Â reluctant Â to Â call Â most Â anything Â ar-Â bitrary. So, Â what Â does Â it Â mean Â to Â â€œdo Â the Â thing,â€? Â anyway? Â Iâ€™d Â like Â to Â think Â of Â it Â as Â a Â way Â of Â tak-Â ing Â advantage Â of Â the Â grey Â areas Â of Â language. Â Thereâ€™s Â universal Â beauty Â in Â the Â details, Â sure. Â But Â thereâ€™s Â power, Â something Â strangely Â and Â equally Â universal, Â in Â the Â pairing Â of Â a Â unde-Â
niably, Â literally Â active Â verb Â of Â â€œto Â doâ€? Â with Â the Â almost Â meaningless Â term Â pounded Â out Â of Â every Â second Â graderâ€™s Â marble Â notebook. Â Thereâ€™s Â a Â forcefulness Â and Â ownership Â there Â somewhere, Â paired Â with Â a Â level Â of Â non-Â chalance. Â Itâ€™s Â a Â marriage Â of Â extremes Â that Â I Â FDQÂśWKHOSEXWÂżQGDSSHDOLQJ $QGUHDOO\ZLWKLQWKHFRQÂżQHVRIWKDW great, Â amorphous Â thing, Â thereâ€™s Â much Â to Â be Â done. Â Itâ€™s Â your Â too Â long Â essay, Â your Â too Â short Â naptime, Â itâ€™s Â the Â dishes Â you Â let Â sit Â overnight Â and Â the Â person Â you Â pushed Â away Â one Â time Â too Â many. Â For Â me, Â that Â thing Â is Â so Â massive Â and Â all-Âencompassing Â that Â itâ€™s Â simultane-Â ously Â overwhelming Â and Â freeing. Â Â Weirdly Â enough, Â one Â of Â my Â favoritedes-Â VD\V $OEHUW &DPXVÂś Âł0\WK RI 6LV\SKXVÂ´ KDVRQHOLQHWKDWÂżWVKHUH,QUHIHUHQFHWRWKH mythic Â boulder, Â the Â image Â representative Â of Â all Â the Â absurd Â activities Â occupying Â our Â con-Â VFLRXVKRXUV&DPXVZULWHVÂłWKHURFNLVKLV
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thing.â€? Â Â Itâ€™s Â in Â those Â things Â â€” Â the Â mundane, Â the Â absurd, Â the Â painful, Â the Â intoxicating Â â€” Â that Â we Â come Â the Â closest Â to Â meaning. Â And Â maybe Â thatâ€™s Â a Â little Â heavy Â for Â a Â kitschy Â catchphrase, Â but Â I Â canâ€™t Â help Â but Â think Â thereâ€™s Â so Â many Â layers Â and Â moments Â under Â words Â that Â we Â so Â easily Â overlook. Â The Â ones Â that Â seem Â to Â mean Â nothing Â can Â maybe Â mean Â everything. Â Those Â things Â uttered Â over Â and Â over, Â that Â seem Â like Â place-Âholders Â on Â the Â surface Â level, Â might Â just Â hold Â stake Â some-Â where. Â Maybe Â nothing Â means Â nothing.
Katherine Â Speller Â is Â a Â fourth-Â year Â Â journalism Â major Â and Â psychopath Â who Â cannot Â help Â but Â overthink Â every Â stupid Â thing Â and Â then Â spew Â irritating Â metacognitive Â bullshit Â about Â it. Â Â
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Stock, Â Conklin Â To Â Play Â in Â Fourth-Âyear Â Game Sports Â Editor Â | Â N02452747@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu
Fourth-Âyear Â Captain Â Alyssa Â Stock Â and Â fourth-Âyear Â forward Â Danielle Â Conk-Â lin Â were Â named Â to Â the Â 2013 Â Front Â Rush/ National Â Field Â Hockey Â Coaches Â Asso-Â ciation Â (NFHCA) Â NCAA Â Div. Â III Â Senior Â Game Â roster. Â Â Sixty Â fourth-Âyear Â players Â from Â across Â the Â country Â will Â be Â competing Â in Â WKH JDPH 7KLV LV WKH ÂżUVW \HDU SOD\HUV from Â SUNY Â New Â Paltz Â will Â be Â partici-Â pating Â in Â the Â event. Stock, Â a Â three-Âtime Â First Â Team Â All-Â SUNYAC Â member Â and Â two-Âtime Â SU-Â NYAC Â All-ÂTournament Â Team Â member Â said Â she Â received Â text Â messages Â that Â said Â â€œcongratulations,â€? Â but Â she Â didnâ€™t Â know Â why. Â â€œI Â was Â very Â surprised,â€? Â Stock Â said. Â Â â€œI Â got Â a Â lot Â of Â text Â messages Â saying Â â€˜con-Â gratulations,â€™ Â and Â I Â was Â like Â â€˜What? Â I Â didnâ€™t Â do Â anything.â€™ Â Then Â I Â saw Â I Â made Â WKHVHQLRUJDPH,WÂśVYHU\Ă€DWWHULQJÂ´ Head Â Coach Â Shanna Â Vitale Â said Â Stockâ€™s Â leadership, Â both Â on Â and Â off Â the Â
ÂżHOG HOHYDWHG WKH SOD\ RI WKH WHDP WKLV season. Â Â â€œSheâ€™s Â the Â quarterback Â of Â our Â team Â and Â sheâ€™s Â also Â a Â phenomenal Â leader,â€? Â Vitale Â said. Â â€œThe Â girls Â all Â look Â up Â to Â KHU+HUSUHVHQFHRQWKHÂżHOGLVDOZD\V known, Â whether Â from Â what Â sheâ€™s Â bring-Â LQJ WR WKH ÂżHOG RU LI VKHÂśV UHDOO\ YRFDO and Â assertive Â with Â the Â girls. Â Â They Â all Â re-Â spect Â her.â€? 6WRFNÂżQLVKHGWKHVHDVRQZLWKWKUHH goals, Â nine Â assists Â and Â 15 Â points. Â Â Her Â 18 Â career Â assists Â ranks Â third Â in Â program Â his-Â tory. Â She Â has Â started Â every Â game Â sheâ€™s Â SOD\HGVLQFHKHUÂżUVW\HDU Conklin, Â a Â two-Âtime Â First Â Team Â All-Â SUNYAC Â member, Â said Â she Â originally Â received Â an Â email Â telling Â her Â she Â was Â an Â alternate, Â then Â she Â received Â another Â a Â few Â days Â later Â telling Â her Â she Â made Â the Â game. Â Â Sheâ€™s Â excited Â to Â be Â playing Â in Â the Â game Â and Â said Â itâ€™s Â cool Â that Â itâ€™s Â at Â the Â VDPHORFDWLRQDVWKHQDWLRQDOVHPLÂżQDOV DQGÂżQDOV Vitale Â said Â Conklin Â is Â a Â dominant Â player Â when Â she Â has Â the Â ball Â in Â her Â pos-Â
session Â and Â puts Â a Â lot Â of Â pressure Â on Â op-Â posing Â defenses. â€œDanielle Â is Â just Â a Â very Â smooth Â play-Â er,â€? Â Vitale Â said. Â Â â€œSheâ€™s Â poised Â with Â the Â ball Â and Â sheâ€™s Â able Â to Â create Â a Â lot Â of Â scor-Â ing Â opportunities.â€? &RQNOLQ ÂżQLVKHG KHU FDUHHU DV WKH programâ€™s Â all-Âtime Â leader Â in Â goals Â (35), Â assists Â (25) Â and Â points Â (95). Â Â She Â led Â the Â SUNYAC Â this Â season Â in Â these Â categories. Vitale Â said Â both Â players Â earned Â this Â recognition Â and Â will Â represent Â the Â school Â in Â a Â good Â manner. Â Â â€œThey Â had Â a Â great Â season Â this Â year,â€? Â Vitale Â said. Â â€œDanielle Â led Â the Â team Â in Â goals Â and Â Stock Â is Â just Â a Â playmaker.â€? 6WRFNVDLGKHUÂżUVWWKRXJKWZDVKRZ surprised Â she Â was Â Conklin Â wasnâ€™t Â picked Â to Â the Â team Â initially, Â but Â sheâ€™s Â happy Â she Â now Â gets Â to Â experience Â the Â game Â with Â her. Â Â â€œSheâ€™s Â had Â an Â amazing Â year Â this Â year,â€? Â Stock Â said. Â Â â€œIâ€™m Â very Â happy Â that Â weâ€™ll Â be Â playing Â together.â€? Conklin Â said Â sheâ€™s Â glad Â she Â gets Â to Â experience Â this Â moment Â with Â one Â of Â her Â Photo Â Courtesy Â of Â Ed Â Diller Â Photpgraphy
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teammates. Â Â â€œIt Â will Â make Â it Â so Â much Â more Â mem-Â orable, Â having Â someone Â to Â relate Â with,â€? Â Conklin Â said. Â Â â€œSheâ€™s Â an Â awesome Â play-Â er.â€? In Â addition Â to Â playing Â in Â the Â 2013 Â NCAA Â Div. Â III Â Senior Â Game, Â both Â play-Â ers Â were Â named Â to Â the Â 2013 Â Longstreth/ National Â Field Â Hockey Â Coaches Â Associa-Â tion Â (NFHCA) Â NCAA Â Div. Â III Â All-ÂNorth Â Atlantic Â Region Â First Â Team. Â Both Â players Â said Â they Â are Â happy Â they Â were Â named Â to Â the Â senior Â game Â be-Â cause Â it Â gives Â them Â one Â more Â opportunity Â WRSOD\DJDPHRIFROOHJHÂżHOGKRFNH\ Vitale Â said Â she Â is Â going Â to Â miss Â what Â Conklin Â and Â Stock Â brought Â to Â the Â team. Â Â â€œIâ€™m Â going Â to Â miss Â Stockâ€™s Â leader-Â ship Â her Â ability Â to Â raise Â the Â bar Â at Â practice Â and Â in Â the Â game,â€? Â Vitale Â said. Â Â â€œDanielle, Â sheâ€™s Â able Â to Â score. Â Â Whoâ€™s Â not Â going Â to Â miss Â that, Â someone Â who Â can Â score? Â Theyâ€™re Â just Â good Â team Â players.â€? The Â game Â will Â take Â place Â on Â Sat-Â urday, Â Nov. Â 23 Â at Â 4 Â p.m. Â at Â the Â Virginia Â Beach Â Sportsplex Â in Â Virginia Â Beach, Â V.A.
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After Â upsetting Â No. Â 9 Â William Â Smith Â &ROOHJHLQWKHÂżUVWURXQGRIWKH1&$$ 7RXUQDPHQWWKH681<1HZ3DOW]ÂżHOG hockey Â teamâ€™s Â season Â came Â to Â an Â end Â on Â Nov. Â 16 Â in Â a Â 5-Â2 Â loss Â to Â No. Â 5 Â Bowdoin Â College. Â Â The Â Lady Â Polar Â Bears Â scored Â their Â ÂżUVWJRDORIWKHJDPHLQWRWKHJDPH and Â never Â looked Â back. Â Â Fourth-Âyear Â for-Â wards Â Danielle Â Conklin Â and Â Alicia Â Ara-Â gosa Â scored Â the Â Lady Â Hawksâ€™ Â two Â goals, Â while Â fourth-Âyear Â goalie Â Toni Â Pjetri Â add-Â ed Â six Â saves. Â Â Head Â Coach Â Shanna Â Vitale Â said Â her Â team Â played Â the Â best Â sheâ€™s Â ever Â seen Â them Â play Â against Â William Â Smith, Â but Â they Â just Â met Â a Â superior Â team Â in Â the Â sec-Â ond Â round. Â Â â€œI Â donâ€™t Â think Â thereâ€™s Â a Â weak Â link Â on Â their Â team,â€? Â Vitale Â said. Â â€œThe Â thing Â is Â we Â just Â kept Â working Â and Â we Â didnâ€™t Â give Â up Â
until Â the Â end.â€? 7KH/DG\+DZNVÂżQLVKHGWKHVHDVRQ DQGDGYDQFHGSDVWWKHÂżUVWURXQGRI WKH1&$$7RXUQDPHQWIRUWKHÂżUVWWLPH in Â program Â history. Â Â Fourth-Âyear Â Captain Â Alyssa Â Stock Â said Â she Â is Â proud Â of Â the Â team Â because Â of Â the Â way Â in Â which Â they Â battled Â adversity Â this Â season. Â Â â€œWe Â had Â some Â bumps Â along Â the Â way, Â but Â to Â see Â that Â we Â ended Â playing Â so Â well Â was Â great,â€? Â Stock Â said. Â Â â€œOur Â last Â game Â we Â played Â against Â Bowdoin, Â theyâ€™re Â pretty Â good, Â but Â we Â have Â nothing Â to Â be Â ashamed Â of.â€? Conklin Â said Â she Â is Â glad Â the Â team Â improved Â throughout Â the Â season Â and Â played Â their Â best Â when Â it Â was Â most Â im-Â portant. â€œI Â think Â we Â peaked Â at Â that Â right Â time, Â thatâ€™s Â what Â everybody Â has Â been Â saying,â€? Â Conklin Â said. Â Â â€œWe Â played Â our Â best Â hockey Â during Â the Â playoffs Â and Â the Â
NCAA Â Tournament, Â which Â is Â when Â we Â needed Â it Â the Â most.â€? 7KH WHDPÂśV ÂżYH JUDGXDWLQJ IRXUWK \HDUVKHOSHGWKHSURJUDPZLQWKHLUÂżUVW two Â SUNYAC Â Championships Â and Â had Â two Â players, Â Conklin Â and Â Pjetri, Â set Â pro-Â gram Â records. Â Â Conklin Â is Â the Â all-Âtime Â leader Â in Â goals Â (35), Â assists Â (25) Â and Â points Â (95) Â and Â Pjetri Â is Â the Â all-Âtime Â leader Â in Â saves Â (443) Â and Â shutouts Â (14). Vitale Â said Â sheâ€™s Â going Â to Â miss Â this Â yearâ€™s Â class Â of Â fourth-Âyears Â because Â of Â the Â leadership Â they Â provided Â to Â allow Â the Â team Â to Â win Â back-Âto-Âback Â conference Â titles. â€œThey Â brought Â a Â lot Â to Â this Â program Â and Â have Â put Â in Â a Â lot Â of Â time Â and Â sacri-Â ÂżFHWRJHWZKHUHZHQHHGHGWREHÂ´9L-Â tale Â said. Â Â â€œThey Â work Â really Â hard Â and Â just Â raised Â the Â bar Â at Â practice Â and Â pushed Â their Â teammates Â to Â be Â better.â€? Stock Â said Â she Â is Â going Â to Â miss Â play-Â Photo Â Courtesy Â of Â Ed Â Diller Â Photpgra-Â
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ing Â the Â sport Â sheâ€™s Â played Â in Â a Â team Â set-Â ting Â for Â all Â of Â her Â life. Â Â â€œWe Â have Â such Â a Â special Â bond Â as Â teammates, Â we Â really Â are Â a Â family,â€? Â Stock Â said. Â Â â€œI Â think Â itâ€™s Â just Â going Â to Â EH KHDUWEUHDNLQJ QRW EHLQJ RQ WKH ÂżHOG playing Â with Â them.â€? Conklin Â said Â sheâ€™s Â going Â to Â miss Â playing Â an Â organized Â sport Â with Â the Â teammates Â she Â loves. Â Â Vitale Â said Â she Â has Â a Â great Â group Â re-Â turning Â next Â year Â and Â is Â looking Â forward Â to Â what Â they Â can Â do Â after Â most Â of Â them Â have Â won Â back-Âto-Âback Â titles. â€œThey Â were Â able Â to Â experience Â a Â season Â this Â year Â with Â many Â obstacles Â and Â what Â is Â exciting Â about Â them Â is Â that Â they Â learned Â to Â work Â through Â obstacles Â and Â overcome Â adversity,â€? Â Vitale Â said. Â Â â€œThe Â taste Â and Â getting Â that Â far Â and Â not Â going Â any Â further Â is Â a Â good Â thing Â be-Â cause Â theyâ€™ll Â raise Â the Â bar Â higher Â for Â next Â year.â€?
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Women’s Rugby Stays Up ‘Til Dawn By Andrew Lief Sports Editor | N02452747@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu
The Women’s Rugby team participat- ed in the Up ‘Til Dawn event on Nov. 15. The event, which raised money for St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Mem- phis, TN, raised over $12,000, with the Women’s Rugby team raising $3,568 of the amount. Families don’t have to pay medical bills at St. Judes, so events like Up Til’ Dawn help cover the $1.8 million it costs to operate the hospital on a daily basis. In addition, the money raised goes to fund research on childhood cancer and other deadly diseases. The team found out about the event on Nov. 8 and raised all of their money in a span of one week, according to fourth -year Captain MacKenzie Bachar. The team’s philanthropy chair, sec- RQG\HDUSURSDQGÀDQNHU'DQLHOOD0RQ- ticciolo said the team decided to partake in this event to help out people in need.
“We wanted to get more involved on campus and in the New Paltz communi- ty,” Monticciolo said. “As a team, we are made up of over 40 girls, so we have a lot of participants to contribute to organiza- tions looking to raise money for charity.” Up ‘Till Dawn lasted from 11:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. During this time, the 26 teams that were signed up played games and competed against each other in order to raise even more money for their teams. The evening began with a dance contest to see who could dance the longest. Among the group, the team divided themselves into six smaller teams to com- pete against each other. The team “Women’s Rubgy Two,” captained by Bachar, earned the most out of the six smaller teams by raising $1,265 between the team’s six members. Monticciolo said she enjoyed the vid- eos that were played because they showed patients at St. Jude and gave the partici- pants an image of the children who they
were working for. “My favorite part of the event were the small clips they showed in between the different games and competitions, of children at the hospital,” Monticciolo said. Fourth-year Captain Dara Lebenger said she loved how every participant re- mained enthusiastic even when it was get- ting very late into the night. “My favorite part had to have been musical chairs because even though it was around 3 a.m., there was still so much positivity and excitement in the room knowing we were working towards something incredibly important,” Leb- enger said. Bachar said was glad she able to be a part of such a great cause. “The event itself was great and the people running it did an awesome job at keeping people’s interest throughout the night,” Bachar said. “I have to say my favorite part was seeing my team keep
up the smiles and energy throughout the entire event. I was really proud walking away that night.” The team has been active with chari- ties, third-year captain Irene Corvinus said. Last spring they hosted a “Prom Dress Rugby Tournamnet,” where all of their proceeds went to the Grace Smith House in Poughkeepsie, which houses people in order to protect them from do- mestic abuse. The team is hoping to run that tournament again this year. Going forward, Monticciolo said the team will be participating in other fund- raisers and events where they can help the community. “This Saturday we will be taking part in The Family of New Paltz Turkey Trot,” Monticciolo said. “We are also looking into doing some volunteer work closer to the holidays with the Daily Bread Soup Kitchen.” 7KHWHDPVKDYHXQWLO'HFWR¿QLVK fundraising for Up ‘Til Dawn.
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The Women’s Swim team improved their record to 2-0 after beating SUNY Oswego 135-65 on Nov. 16. Fourth-year Chelsea Allocco won the 1,000m freestyle and second-year Cassidy Griger won the 50m and 500m freestyle.
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Thursday, November 21, 2013
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Â Â The Â Menâ€™s Â Basketball Â team Â is Â off Â to Â a Â 2-Â0 Â start Â to Â their Â season. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
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The Â Menâ€™s Â Basketball Â team Â recorded Â a Â pefect Â start Â to Â the Â 2013-Â14 Â season Â at Â the Â Lee Â Fulmer Â Tip-ÂOff Â Classic Â in Â Redlands, Â CA. Â last Â weekend. Â The Â Hawks Â narrowly Â defeated Â Whit-Â tier Â College Â 69-Â66 Â on Â Nov. Â 15, Â before Â top-Â ping Â The Â University Â of Â Redlands, Â 82-Â60 Â on Â Nov. Â 16. Â Third-Âyear Â Captain Â Taylor Â Sowah Â and Â fourth-Âyear Â guard Â Andrew Â Joseph Â were Â named Â to Â the Â All-ÂTournament Â Team. +HDG&RDFK0LNH5HMQLDNVDLGWKHÂżUVW game Â against Â Whittier, Â where Â the Â Hawks Â trailed Â the Â Poets Â 35-Â32 Â at Â the Â half, Â was Â a Â ÂłJULQGÂ´ Â˛ D YHU\ GHPDQGLQJ ÂżUVW WHVW IRU the Â team Â and Â a Â true Â testament Â to Â their Â per-Â severance. Â 7KHZLQJDYHWKHWHDPFRQÂżGHQFHDQG got Â rid Â of Â the Â teamâ€™s Â jitters Â of Â starting Â a Â season Â before Â the Â second Â game Â against Â the Â
Bulldogs, Â Rejniak Â said. Â Â The Â team Â posted Â DSRLQWOHDGLQWKHÂżUVWKDOIWKDWKHOSHG them Â keep Â the Â momentum Â on Â their Â side Â and Â defeat Â the Â defending Â Southern Â California Â In-Â tercollegiate Â Athletic Â Conference Â champion. â€œWe Â were Â all Â pretty Â pumped Â about Â having Â the Â opportunity Â to Â travel Â across Â the Â country Â to Â play, Â although Â our Â coach Â made Â it Â very Â clear Â that Â this Â was Â a Â business Â trip, Â not Â a Â vacation,â€? Â second-Âyear Â forward Â Alex Â Perl-Â man Â said. Â Rejniak Â said Â the Â trip Â provided Â the Â team Â with Â a Â unique Â experience Â and Â allowed Â the Â Hawks Â to Â compete Â against Â successful Â teams Â with Â a Â different Â style Â of Â play Â prominent Â on Â the Â west Â coast Â that Â they Â are Â not Â accustomed Â to. Â â€œThe Â teams Â were Â more Â of Â a Â run-Âand-Âgun Â style Â teams,â€? Â Sowah Â said. Â â€œThey Â were Â more Â fast Â paced Â and Â shooting Â teams, Â but Â it Â was Â nothing Â we Â werenâ€™t Â ready Â for.â€? Perlman Â agreed, Â and Â said Â both Â Whit-Â
tier Â and Â Redlands Â ran Â a Â â€œGrinnell Â Offense,â€? Â where Â the Â offense Â attempts Â to Â get Â a Â shot Â up Â as Â quickly Â as Â possible. Â Although Â this Â can Â lead Â to Â high-Âscoring Â games, Â it Â can Â also Â lead Â to Â the Â majority Â of Â attempts Â being Â low-Âqual-Â ity. Â The Â team Â used Â this Â to Â their Â advantage, Â putting Â pressure Â on Â the Â offense Â and Â making Â sure Â to Â secure Â rebounds. Rejniak Â said Â although Â the Â team Â lost Â two Â 1,000 Â point Â players Â in Â Matt Â Devine Â DQG 6KHUHHI7D\ORU WKH ÂżUVW WZR JDPHV RI the Â season Â have Â shown Â him Â that Â the Â Hawks Â donâ€™t Â need Â a Â set Â of Â prominent Â scorers Â to Â be Â successful. Â â€œThis Â team Â has Â a Â team Â mentality,â€? Â Rej-Â niak Â said. Â â€œIt Â can Â be Â anybodyâ€™s Â night. Â Thatâ€™s Â what Â makes Â us Â dangerous.â€? Â 5HMQLDNFLWHVÂżUVW\HDUIRUZDUG$QGUHZ 6HQLXN ÂżUVW\HDU JXDUG .HZDQ %HHEH DQG transfer Â third-Âyear Â guard/forward Â R.J. Â Rosa Â as Â the Â three Â new Â additions Â to Â the Â team Â he Â can Â foresee Â making Â a Â major Â impact Â this Â season Â
Thursday, Â November Â 21, Â 2013
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on Â the Â court. Â â€œAnd Â those Â are Â just Â the Â new Â players Â to Â the Â program,â€? Â Rejniak Â said. Â â€œAny Â given Â QLJKW ZH FRXOG KDYH ÂżYH JX\V SXWWLQJ XS double Â digits.â€? Looking Â forward, Â Rejniak Â said Â the Â team Â will Â keep Â emphasizing Â on Â diving Â on Â balls Â and Â capitalizing Â on Â rebounds, Â the Â teamâ€™s Â â€œtrademarks.â€? Â The Â Hawks Â will Â look Â to Â de-Â crease Â turnovers Â and Â keep Â free Â throw Â num-Â bers Â strong Â as Â they Â continue Â through Â the Â sea-Â son Â and Â begin Â competing Â against Â conference Â teams. Â â€œOur Â biggest Â competition Â this Â year Â I Â would Â say Â is Â Brockport Â and Â Plattsburgh, Â for Â the Â simple Â fact Â that Â they Â are Â fastpaced Â teams Â and Â very Â versatile,â€? Â Sowah Â said. Â Â â€œIâ€™m Â look-Â ing Â forward Â to Â playing Â them Â and Â working Â on Â our Â ways Â to Â beat Â them.â€? The Â Hawks Â will Â take Â on Â Vassar Â College Â in Â the Â season Â home Â opener, Â Nov. Â 21 Â at Â 6 Â p.m. Â in Â the Â Hawk Â Center. Â
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When Â Rick Â Nash Â was Â traded Â to Â the Â Rangers Â in Â the Â summer Â of Â 2012, Â everyone Â was Â over Â the Â moon, Â and Â for Â good Â reason. Â Not Â only Â did Â Glen Â Sather Â pull Â off Â a Â trade Â that Â saw Â the Â Rangers Â gain Â more Â than Â they Â lost, Â but Â the Â team Â got Â the Â goalscorer Â they Â had Â desperately Â needed Â since Â JaromĂr Â JĂĄgr Â left. Â But Â if Â Tuesdayâ€™s Â 2-Â1 Â loss Â to Â the Â Bos-Â ton Â Bruins Â proved Â anything, Â itâ€™s Â that Â Nash Â canâ€™t Â be Â the Â single Â driving Â force Â of Â the Â Rangersâ€™ Â offense. To Â be Â fair, Â Rick Â Nash Â has Â had Â his Â fair Â share Â of Â the Â cosmic Â slap. Â Last Â season Â didnâ€™t Â start Â until Â January Â and Â as Â a Â result Â he, Â along Â with Â the Â rest Â of Â the Â team Â was Â never Â able Â to Â play Â up Â the Â level Â they Â were Â expected Â to Â be Â at Â prior Â to Â the Â season. Â This Â season, Â he Â got Â a Â concussion Â early Â on, Â dur-Â ing Â that Â embarrassing Â 9-Â2 Â loss Â to Â San Â Jose.
WLRQV VWDQG ÂżUPO\ SODQWHG LQ VROLGLW\ GH spite Â gusty Â deterrents. Â Â The Â effort Â and Â dedi-Â cation Â I Â see Â on Â the Â East Â Coast Â is Â what Â makes Â me Â proud Â to Â be Â a Â rider Â from Â New Â York. Â Â Iâ€™m Â glad Â that Â my Â riding Â wasnâ€™t Â born Â with Â a Â silver Â spoon. Â Â I Â cherish Â every Â bit Â of Â Ă€XII\VQRZOLNHLWÂśVP\ODVWRIWKHVHDVRQ because Â it Â could Â very Â well Â be. Â Â Rocks, Â ice Â or Â a Â car Â thermostat Â that Â reads Â four Â degrees Â Fahrenheit Â wonâ€™t Â deter Â me Â from Â coming Â EDFNDVVRRQDV,ÂśYHÂż[HGP\ERDUGÂśVPRVW recent Â core-Âshot. Â It Â is Â not Â to Â say Â that Â a Â rider Â from Â Idaho Â doesnâ€™t Â appreciate Â a Â good Â powder Â day, Â but Â Iâ€™m Â sure Â they Â canâ€™t Â in Â the Â same Â way. Â Â Weâ€™re Â DOO DGGLFWV MRQHVLQÂś IRU WKH VDPH Âż[ EXW HYHU\RQH FDQ DGPLW WKH Âż[ LVQÂśW DV HDVLO\ found Â on Â this Â side Â of Â the Â country. Â Itâ€™s Â only Â November, Â so Â we Â can Â still Â all Â pretend Â to Â be Â optimistic Â for Â a Â solid Â year Â of Â snow, Â but Â soon Â reality Â will Â set Â in. Â Â The Â East Â Coast Â is Â not Â heavenly Â riding. Â The Â cold Â and Â ice Â will Â come Â with Â its Â usual Â vengeance. Â Â Itâ€™s Â inevitable. Â This Â is Â war. Â Â Gear Â up, Â sharpen Â your Â edg-Â es Â and Â prepare Â for Â battle Â â€“ Â winter Â is Â coming. Â East Â coast, Â beast Â coast. Â Later Â skaters.
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were Â getting Â rained Â on Â during Â our Â trips Â to Â Hunter Â as Â late Â as Â February. Â Â One Â day, Â as Â we Â rode Â up Â the Â Broadway Â LTD. Â Quad Â chair Â over Â Park Â Avenue, Â we Â sat Â in Â silence Â clutching Â our Â bandanas Â close Â to Â our Â faces Â in Â a Â feeble Â attempt Â to Â keep Â the Â wind Â out. Â Â The Â ice-Âcovered Â lips Â and Â land-Â ings Â of Â all Â the Â park Â features Â glared Â menac-Â ingly Â in Â our Â direction Â as Â if Â to Â say, Â â€œdonâ€™t Â even Â try Â it.â€? Â Â â€œThis Â sucks,â€? Â I Â said â€œYup,â€? Â he Â responded. After Â experiencing Â such Â consistently Â terrible Â conditions, Â Nye Â and Â I Â changed Â ab-Â solutely Â nothing. Â Â We Â continued Â to Â beat Â our-Â selves Â up Â and Â forced Â our Â way Â through Â the Â frosty Â awfulness Â every Â chance Â we Â got. Â Â And Â the Â park Â crew Â would Â deliver Â as Â much Â as Â they Â could Â with Â what Â Mother Â Nature Â would Â allow. Â Â The Â name Â of Â the Â game Â was, Â and Â always Â is, Â persistence. Â These Â are Â the Â tests Â of Â my Â commitment Â to Â prove Â to Â myself Â how Â much Â snowboarding Â truly Â means Â to Â me. Â â€œWords Â go Â with Â the Â wind,â€? Â a Â friend Â once Â told Â me. Â Â Words Â may Â go Â with Â the Â wind, Â but Â ac-Â
Screeching Â and Â sputtering Â like Â broken Â nails Â on Â a Â crusty Â chalkboard, Â the Â metal Â edge Â of Â my Â snowboard Â grinds Â sketchily Â across Â the Â ice. Â Flailing Â my Â arms Â and Â regaining Â my Â balance, Â I Â have Â just Â enough Â time Â to Â pop Â a Â sizeable Â ollie. Â Luckily, Â the Â ollie Â was Â high Â enough Â to Â clear Â the Â patch Â of Â grass Â and Â lump Â of Â rocks Â left Â uncovered Â of Â snow. Â Â Johnny Â Drama, Â from Â HBOâ€™s Â â€œEntou-Â rage,â€? Â said Â it Â best: â€œHell, Â if Â you Â can Â ski Â Hunter Â Mountain, Â you Â can Â ski Â anywhere.â€? Â Iâ€™m Â with Â Drama Â on Â this Â one. Â Â Â East Â coast Â riding Â is Â the Â jankiest. Â Con-Â ditions Â are Â inconsistent, Â drastically Â cold, Â excessively Â windy Â and Â powder Â days Â come Â few Â and Â far Â between. Â Â Waking Â up Â to Â four Â days Â of Â below Â freezing Â weather Â without Â any Â VQRZDQGRQWKHÂżIWKLWÂśOOZDUPXSDQGUDLQ only Â to Â freeze Â again Â and Â restart Â the Â annoy-Â ing Â cycle. Â Â Itâ€™s Â always Â funny Â to Â hear Â a Â kid Â from Â Colorado Â tell Â you Â that Â they Â had Â a Â bad Â sea-Â son. Â By Â funny, Â I Â mean Â the Â most Â spoiled Â sounding Â pretentious Â bull Â shenanigans Â that Â I Â donâ€™t Â have Â any Â patience Â to Â listen Â to. Â Last Â year, Â my Â mate Â Alex Â Nye Â and Â I Â
Hunter Â Mountain Â in Â Hunter, Â N.Y.
The Â Rangersâ€™ Â Wish Â List 7XHVGD\ÂśV ORVV ZDV 1DVKÂśV ÂżUVW DS pearance Â in Â the Â lineup Â since Â that Â game Â in Â San Â Jose, Â and Â yes, Â itâ€™s Â going Â to Â take Â time Â for Â him Â to Â get Â back Â to Â normal. Â But Â him Â being Â in Â top Â form Â doesnâ€™t Â change Â the Â fact Â that Â the Â Rangers Â need Â more Â than Â one Â pure Â goalscorer. Â Sure, Â the Â supplemental Â goals Â from Â the Â bench Â can Â win Â us Â games Â at Â times, Â but Â itâ€™s Â nothing Â compared Â to Â what Â Nash Â and Â a Â second Â goalscorer Â could Â do Â for Â us. Â The Â trade Â deadline Â is Â pretty Â far Â off, Â but Â here Â are Â a Â couple Â of Â players Â the Â Rang-Â ers Â should Â consider Â adding Â into Â the Â lineup. Â 1. Â Devin Â Setoguchi-ÂWinnipeg Â Jets Setoguchi Â is Â the Â kind Â of Â player Â who Â would Â thrive Â not Â only Â from Â having Â Alain Â Vigneault Â as Â a Â coach, Â but Â in Â the Â Rangersâ€™ Â new Â system Â in Â general. Â Heâ€™s Â the Â kind Â of Â forward Â who Â does Â need Â to Â be Â disciplined, Â
but Â when Â he Â is Â and Â is Â given Â the Â freedom Â to Â move Â up Â on Â the Â wing, Â he Â can Â be Â lethal. Â Heâ€™s Â proven Â himself Â as Â a Â useful Â power Â play Â asset Â and Â thatâ€™s Â something Â the Â Rang-Â ers Â are Â always Â desperate Â for. Â Could Â be Â a Â bit Â of Â a Â gamble, Â but Â could Â end Â up Â making Â DVLJQLÂżFDQWGLIIHUHQFH 2. Â Matt Â Duchene-ÂColorado Â Ava-Â lanche 7KLV RQH LV GHÂżQLWHO\ D VWUHWFK EXW hey, Â if Â the Â Rangers Â could Â get Â Rick Â Nash Â for Â what Â they Â got Â him Â for, Â maybe Â this Â could Â happen, Â too. Â I Â mean, Â could Â you Â LPDJLQH\RXUÂżUVWOLQHEHLQJ1DVK'XFK ene Â and Â Ryan Â Callahan? Â It Â would Â hurt Â ev-Â ery Â opponent Â the Â Rangers Â go Â up Â against. Â He Â can Â go Â on Â the Â wing Â as Â well, Â which Â PLJKW EH PRUH EHQHÂżFLDO VLQFH WKH WHDP is Â pretty Â much Â set Â in Â terms Â of Â forwards. Â I Â donâ€™t Â think Â this Â trade Â is Â going Â to Â
Thursday, Â November Â 21, Â 2013
happen Â in Â a Â million Â years Â and Â I Â canâ€™t Â see Â Colorado Â wanting Â to Â part Â with Â him Â at Â the Â trade Â deadline. Â But, Â like Â I Â said, Â Sather Â has Â pulled Â off Â miracles Â before, Â so Â I Â wonâ€™t Â completely Â rule Â this Â dream Â out. 3. Â Bobby Â Ryan-ÂOttawa Â Senators I Â mention Â Ryan Â just Â about Â every Â year Â whenever Â I Â write Â a Â column Â about Â players Â who Â the Â Rangers Â should Â get. Â Ryan Â would Â be Â perfect Â for Â any Â team Â really, Â but Â he Â would Â be Â especially Â perfect Â for Â the Â Rang-Â ers. Â Heâ€™s Â phenomenal Â with Â setting Â up Â the Â play Â and Â is Â more Â than Â useful Â on Â the Â face Â off. Â Heâ€™s Â the Â complete Â package Â and Â what Â you Â would Â want Â in Â a Â forward. Â Sure, Â he Â can Â be Â a Â bit Â lazy Â and Â he Â would Â have Â been Â even Â better Â with Â Tortorellaâ€™s Â Rangers, Â but Â I Â think Â Vigneault Â will Â also Â do Â a Â good Â job Â of Â making Â Ryan Â work Â in Â the Â Rangersâ€™ Â sys-Â tem. Â Heâ€™d Â be Â perfect Â for Â them.
SPORTS SEASON ENDING THE NEW PALTZ ORACLE
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Men’s Basketball Starts The Season 2-0 PAGE 14
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