Archive for January, 2016

New York State passes medical marijuana

New York State passes medical marijuana

January 26, 2016 at 12:23 pm 0 comments

Jenny Caulfield Creative Editor For the first time in New York State’s history, the distribution of medical marijuana was legalized on Jan. 7, 2016. The New York State Medical Marijuana Program allows those diagnosed with life threatening conditions accompanied or associated with a complicating condition to receive the treatment ofRead More

Students need to speak out against catcalling on campus

January 26, 2016 at 12:21 pm 1 comment

Jenny Caulfield Creative Editor Walking into the Campus Center Thursday morning only to be whistled at by a group of men was not how I planned to start my day. Yelling “Hey mama” at me outside, or whistling repeatedly at me in the Campus Center is not a form ofRead More

Professor dives into controversial themes in latest novel

Professor dives into controversial themes in latest novel

January 26, 2016 at 12:20 pm 0 comments

Durgin McCue Business Manager “The Ribs and Thigh bones of Desire” by professor Sandra Hutchison received numerous positive reviews in 2015. “It feels great. It’s what I write for,” she said. What stands out as being particularly fulfilling to Hutchison is when her favorite authors write good reviews of herRead More

From smoking to studying: Students weigh-in on New Year’s resolutions

January 26, 2016 at 12:16 pm 0 comments

Stephen Pelletier Staff Writer People use New Year’s Eve as a time of self reflection and a chance to resolve any vices they may not like about themselves. Hudson Valley students have their own take on the annual tradition. After being a pack-a-day smoker for three years, individual studies majorRead More

Alumna returns to ‘second home’ to find well-being

Alumna returns to ‘second home’ to find well-being

January 26, 2016 at 12:14 pm 0 comments

Tyler McNeil Managing Editor Cydney Rogers returned to Hudson Valley after struggling at SUNY Oneonta to rediscover happiness close to home. “It’s a lot easier to be confident when you’re happy,” she said. Graduating Hudson Valley last year, Rogers was optimistic about leaving the Capital Region for SUNY Oneonta. AfterRead More

Welcome Day delivers cotton candy and astronauts

Welcome Day delivers cotton candy and astronauts

January 26, 2016 at 12:11 pm 0 comments

Chris Payne Staff Writer Students have mixed reactions about coming back to school for a new semester, but the college wanted to start it off with food, games, and a movie during Welcome Day. The Siek Campus Center was busy Wednesday, as students had the opportunity to eat barbecue favoritesRead More

Campus sentiment split over tuition debate

Campus sentiment split over tuition debate

January 26, 2016 at 12:08 pm 0 comments

Tyler McNeil Managing Editor “Providing two years of community college at no cost for every responsible student is one of the best ways to do that, and I’m going to keep fighting to get that started this year,” said President Obama about reducing student loan payments in the State ofRead More

Enrollment drop expected for fourth year

Enrollment drop expected for fourth year

January 26, 2016 at 12:06 pm 0 comments

Rebecca Jordan News Editor How will the predicted three percent decline in enrollment for the spring 2016 semester affect you? Fall 2015 closed with an enrollment number of 11,888 students. Though spring 2016 numbers have not officially been reported because students are still being enrolled, the college has been planningRead More

Businesses seeking graduates look to grow through tax-free zones

Businesses seeking graduates look to grow through tax-free zones

January 26, 2016 at 12:03 pm 0 comments

Tyler McNeil Managing Editor Forty new jobs are projected to grow out of Hudson Valley’s second approved START-UP NY site over the next five years. “This unique program will give us the competitive advantage to develop our company in New York’s Capital Region and grow across the country and theRead More

How do students spend their refund checks?

How do students spend their refund checks?

January 26, 2016 at 11:59 am 0 comments

Evette Linendoll Staff Writer Even if students haven’t gotten their refund checks yet, many already have plans to use the money, some in more responsible ways than others. “I plan on spending the money on rent, cost of living, food, stuff like that, said Kaitlyn Baswell, a theater freshman whoRead More