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MEET THE EDITORS!

Julie Mansmann Editor-in-Chief Andrew Wyrich Managing Editor

John Brandi

The  New  Paltz  Oracle  covers  everything  from  politics  to  professors,  sports  to  student   artists  and  more.  We  are  always  looking  for  new  writers  and  photographers.  We  also   encourage  you  to  submit  your  original  cartoons,  letters  to  the  editor  and/or  op-­eds.  We   hope  everyone  who  is  interested  will  come  to  our  weekly  meetings  to  meet  the  staff  and   learn  more.  Remember  to  pick  up  a  copy  of  The  New  Paltz  Oracle  every  Thursday  and   stay  informed  about  your  campus  and  community.

Rachel Freeman

News Editor

Features Editor

-RKQ%UDQGLLVDIRXUWK\HDUMRXUQDOLVPPDMRU,WWDNHVPR[\NLGWRZULWHIRU the  The  New  Paltz  Oracle  news  section.  A  good  candidate  has  the  determina-­ WLRQWR¿QGWKH³ZKRZKDWZKHUHDQGZK\´RIDQ\VLJQL¿FDQWVWRU\IURP week  to  week.  Anyone  interested  in  joining  or  writing  for  the  section  may   work  on  budget  issues,  current  town  and  village  affairs,  local  govern-­ ment  and  the  latest  on  what’s  affecting  the  campus  population.  We’re   the  news  team  -­  no  day  is  identical  and  no  story  ever  happens  twice.   Plus,  seeing  your  name  in  print  and  online  is  pretty  cool,  too.

Rachel  Freeman  is  a  third-­year  double  major  in  journalism  and  Spanish.   She  enjoys  looking  at  pictures  of  corgis,  large  quantities  of  coffee,  ‘90s   HPRDQGDQ\WKLQJĂ€RUDO'HVSLWHKHULQWLPLGDWLQJÂśIUDPHVKHÂśVDFWXDOO\ kind  of  a  nice  and  would  probably  like  to  be  your  friend.  She  is  super   stoked  to  be  features  editor  this  semester  and  wants  you  to  join  the   fun!  If  you  enjoy  writing  about  interesting  people,  places  and  events   this  section  is  for  you!  So  basically,  if  you  want  to  be  featured,   write  for  features  (it  will  also  make  you  popular  and  cool)!

Zan Strumfeld

Cat Tacopina

A&E Editor

This  is  Zan  Strumfeld’s  seventh  semester  jumping  on  The  Oracle  train,  and   KHUIRXUWKVHPHVWHUDV$ (HGLWRU:KLOHVKHœVQRW¿QLVKLQJRIIKHUVHQLRU year  studying  English,  journalism,  creative  writing  and  history,  she  is  busy   ¿QGLQJWKHEHVWPXVLFLDQVDUWPRYLHV79DQGPRUHWRZULWHDERXW%XW she  can’t  do  it  alone.  She  knows  that  there  are  so  many  of  you  out  there   that  are  craving  to  write  about  that  new  album  you  can’t  stop  listening  to,   or  that  art  exhibit  that  keeps  pulling  you  in.  If  you  have  no  idea  what   you’re  doing,  no  worries!  Zan  will  show  you  the  ropes  and  soon   enough  you  will  master  the  art  of  arts  writing.

Robin Weinstein

Sports Editor

Cat  Tacopina  is  a  second-­year  journalism  student  with  a  passion  for  sports  writ-­ ing.  Her  love  for  sports  journalism  began  when  her  dad  took  her  to  a  New  York   Rangers  game  and  she  saw  all  of  the  press  people  working  behind  her  section,   326.  She  thinks  you  should  write  for  the  sports  section  because  athletics  are  an   important  part  of  campus  and  if  you  do,  she  might  end  up  baking  for  you.    A   passionate  fan  of  the  New  York  Rangers,  the  Mets,  the  U.S.  Women’s   team  and  Arsenal  FC,  she  enjoys  cooking,  reading  and  people  watching   on  Old  Main  Quad.  One  time,  Regina  George  punched  her  in  the  face.   It  was  awesome.

Samantha Schwartz

Photography Editor

Robin  Weinstein  is  a  second-­year  art  major,  leaning  towards  majoring  in  pho-­ WRJUDSK\RUJUDSKLFGHVLJQ7KLVLVKHU¿UVWVHPHVWHURQThe  Oracle  and  she  is   proud  to  say  that  she  is  part  of  the  photo  editing  team.  Her  love  for  cameras   and  all  things  photo  came  from  her  dad  working  for  Nikon  and  having  cam-­ eras  around  the  house  all  the  time.  If  you  have  a  passion  for  taking  photos   and  showing  concrete  evidence  of  what  is  going  on  in  news  and  sports  in   New  Paltz,  across  the  nation  and  around  the  world  -­  come  take  photos   for  us!  Aside  from  photography,  she  enjoys  Japanese  food,  Weezer,   and  being  with  Cat  Tacopina.  Cat  Tacopina  feels  the  same  way.

Photography Editor

Samantha  Schwartz  is  a  third-­year  mathematics  and  visual  arts  double   major.  She  loves  doing  photography  for  the  arts  and  entertainment  section   because  she  thinks  that  is  where  the  spirit  of  New  Paltz  lies,  and  the  same   goes  with  the  photography  in  the  features  section  -­the  heart  of  The  Oracle.   If  you  have  a  love  for  photography  or  just  a  keen  eye  for  what’s  going  on   in  New  Paltz  and  want  to  get  some  photos  published  in  the  newspaper,   contact  Samantha  or  send  her  photos  at  sschwartz92@newpaltz.edu.

COPY EDITORS

                                            Maria Jayne

Kate Blessing

Jaleesa Baulkman Katherine Speller

Pete Viola

MEETING SCHEDULE

Monday, Sept. 5 @ 9 p.m. - SUB 403 Sunday, Sept. 11 @ 7 p.m. - SUB 403 Sunday, Sept. 18 @ 7 p.m. - SUB 403 Sunday, Oct. 2 @ 7 p.m. - SUB 403 Sunday, Oct. 16 @ 7 p.m. - SUB 403

JOIN THE TEAM!

Katie Kocijanski

Sunday, Oct. 23 @ 7 p.m. - SUB 403 Sunday, Oct. 30 @ 7 p.m. - SUB 403 Sunday, Nov. 6 @ 7 p.m. - SUB 403 Sunday, Nov. 13 @ 7 p.m. - SUB 403 Sunday, Nov. 27 @ 7 p.m. - SUB 403


                                

Damage Report

                      The                    Local Closings  AS  OF  WEDNESDAY,  AUG.  31

-­  Springtown  Road  from  Route        299  to  Mountain  Rest  Road   6RXWK2DNZRRGEHWZHHQ0DLQ      Street  and  Center  Street AS  OF  MONDAY,  AUG.  29

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Irene  Storms  New  Paltz By  Julie  Mansmann Editor-­In-­Chief  |  JMansmann60@newpaltz.edu

Nearly  10  inches  of  rain  that  doused  the   area  this  weekend  crippled  community  power   lines  and  roads  days  after  Hurricane  Irene   touched  down  in  New  Paltz,  residents  and  local   RIÂżFLDOVVDLG Town  Supervisor  Toni  Hokanson  said  that   the  hurricane,  which  was  later  downgraded  to  a   tropical  storm,  was  the  most  extensive  emer-­ JHQF\VKHÂśVVHHQLQ1HZ3DOW]6KHVDLGDVORFDO RIÂżFLDOVFRQWLQXHGWRPRQLWRUWKHVWRUPWKH\ suggested  evacuations  for  residents  living  near   Springtown  Road,  Water  Street  and  other  areas   near  the  Wallkill  River,  some  of  which  have  yet   WRUHWXUQWRĂ&#x20AC;RRGHGKRPHV 7KHULYHUSHDNHGDWDKLVWRULFIRRW height  in  1955,  which  Mayor  Jason  West  said   KDGZDWHUODSSLQJXSWRWKHDVSKDOWRQWKHEULGJH :HVWVDLGĂ&#x20AC;RRGOHYHOSUHGLFWLRQVIURPWKH86 Geological  Survey  and  other  sources  suggested   the  storm  could  have  crushed  the  record,  with   some  reports  suggesting  that  the  river  could  have   FUHVWHGDWIHHW â&#x20AC;&#x153;That  would  have  been  six  or  some  odd  feet   over  the  pavement  by  the  bridge  on  the  Wallkill   5LYHU´KHVDLGÂł7KHUHZDVDGHFHQWFKDQFH that,  had  that  happened,  we  might  have  lost  the   EULGJH´ 7KHĂ&#x20AC;RRGLQJDQGGHVWUXFWLRQFDXVHGE\WKH rain  and  wind  gusts  that  downed  trees  and  power   OLQHVOHIWWKRXVDQGVRIUHVLGHQWVDQG681<1HZ 3DOW]ZLWKRXWHOHFWULFLW\GD\VODWHU2IWKH Central  Hudson  Gas  and  Electric  corporation   customers  that  are  still  without  power  as  of  press   WLPHFRPSDQ\RIÂżFLDOVVDLGUHVLGHLQ 8OVWHU&RXQW\

Although  power  has  been  restored  to  most   of  the  village,  according  to  West,  Hokanson   said  hundreds  residing  in  the  townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  borders  are   VWLOOZLWKRXWHOHFWULFLW\+RZHYHUVKHVDLGWKH emergency  management  plan  adopted  by  local   RIÂżFLDOVDQGWKHHIIRUWVRIUHFRYHU\ZRUNHUVFRQ WLQXHWREHH[HPSODU\DQGVKHÂśVWKDQNIXO â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thousands  of  residents  lost  power  and   FRXQWOHVVKRPHVZHUHĂ&#x20AC;RRGHGÂąEXWIRUWXQDWHO\ we  have  no  reported  storm-­related  loss  of  life   RUVHULRXVLQMXULHV´VKHVDLGÂł,DFWXDOO\OHDUQHG WRGD\WKDWZHUHQRIDWDOLWLHVLQ8OVWHU&RXQW\ UHODWHGWRWKHVWRUPZKLFKLVDJUHDWUHOLHI´ Hokanson  and  West  said  certain  measures   they  instituted  in  several  joint  executive  orders   issued  during  and  after  the  storm  were  meant   to  keep  students  and  residents  safe  while  trees   continued  to  fall  and  the  Wallkill  River  crested  at   IHHW3URYLVLRQVLQFOXGHGDEDQRQSHGHV WULDQDQGYHKLFXODUWUDIÂżFDEDQRQWKHVDOHRI DOFRKRORQ6XQGD\DQGDFXUIHZIURPSP H[WHQGLQJWRDP0RQGD\PRUQLQJ As  local  students,  families  and  others   ÂłLJQRUHG´WKHWUDIÂżFUHVWULFWLRQVDQGHPHUJHG from  their  homes  and  residence  halls  to  survey   WKHGDPDJH+RNDQVRQVDLGORFDORIÂżFLDOVZRU ried  that  rising  waters  and  any  falling  trees  could   KDYHKXUWFXULRXVRQORRNHUV â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  could  not  deal  with  a  crisis  where  hun-­ GUHGVRISHRSOHZHUHJHWWLQJKXUWDWRQFH:HGLG the  only  thing  we  could  do  to  keep  people  safe   DQGWKHFXUIHZZDVDKXJHVXFFHVV´VKHVDLGÂł,I ZHVDYHGDWOHDVWRQHFKLOGLWZDVZRUWKLW´ Aside  from  lingering  damage  to  roadways,   power  lines  and  water-­logged  homes,  the  sewage   V\VWHPLQWKHYLOODJHDOVRĂ&#x20AC;RRGHGDQGLVVWLOOQRW RSHUDWLQJ:HVWVDLGXQWLOWKHV\VWHPLVUHSDLUHG ZDVWHZLOOUHPDLQXQWUHDWHG

Residents  like  Ira  Margolis  said  the  condi-­ tion  of  the  sewage  system  after  Hurricane  Irene   KLWWKHYLOODJHZDVQRWWKHÂżUVWWLPHKHDQGKLV QHLJKERUVKDGVHHQSUREOHPVZLWKLW Âł2QFHDJDLQP\FRPPXQLW\ZDVLQXQGDWHG ZLWKVHZDJHDQGZDWHU´KHVDLGÂł7KHUHLVVRPH WKLQJZURQJZLWKWKHZKROHV\VWHP´ West  said  while  there  were  â&#x20AC;&#x153;manholes  that   blew  like  geysersâ&#x20AC;?  this  weekend,  the  sewage   system  could  be  operational  near  the  end  of  the   ZHHN 2QWKH681<1HZ3DOW]FDPSXV,QWHUQHW DFFHVVKDVEHHQUHVWRUHGLQVSLWHRIĂ&#x20AC;RRGLQJ in  the  basement  of  Haggerty  Administration   Building  that  houses  information  technology  and   WHOHFRPPXQLFDWLRQVRSHUDWLRQV7KHEDVHPHQW of  the  administration  building  and  the  Student   8QLRQUHPDLQFORVHGXQWLOIXUWKHUQRWLFHDFFRUG ing  to  President  Donald  Christian,  in  addition  to   WKH$WULXP7KHRIÂżFHVRIÂżQDQFLDODLGUHFRUGV and  registration  and  student  accounts  have  been   relocated  to  the  South  Classroom  Building  so   RSHUDWLRQVFDQEHFRQWLQXHGZKLOHĂ&#x20AC;RRGGDPDJH LVUHSDLUHG ,QDQRIÂżFLDOVWDWHPHQWWRWKHFDPSXV community,  Christian  said  that  after  stand  in   FDOIGHHSĂ&#x20AC;RRGZDWHUVUHPDUNDEOHWKDWZHKDYH UHJDLQHGYDULRXVFDSDELOLWLHVDVRI:HGQHVGD\ â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  are  all  grateful  for  the  hard  work,  long   hours,  and  careful  attention  that  our  employees   and  consultants  have  shown  in  the  past  few  days   WRDFKLHYHWKHVHUHVXOWV´KHVDLGÂł:HKDYH regained  many  functions,  but  problems  will  un-­ doubtedly  remain  and  some  things  will  not  work   DVZHZRXOGOLNH7KLVLVWKHQRUPDOSDWKIRU VXFKUHFRYHU\RSHUDWLRQV7LPHZLOOEHQHHGHGWR LGHQWLI\DQGÂż[WKHVHUHPDLQLQJLVVXHV´

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ALL PHOTOS  OF  DAMAGE  AND  FLOODING  NEAR  TOWN  AND  COUNTRY  CONDOMINIUMS  (TOP  LEFT)  AND  ROADS  AND  BRIDGES  SURROUNDING  THE  WALLKILL  RIVER  BY  ROBIN  WEINSTEIN.  

The New Paltz Oracle, Volume 83, Special Issue  

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

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