Archive for September, 2016

Students speak out against “Saint Ross” accusations

Students speak out against “Saint Ross” accusations

September 27, 2016 at 5:06 pm 0 comments

Jenny Caulfield Managing Editor An arrest, throwing water bottles and students with tears in their eyes only begin to describe the results of “Saint Ross” on campus last week. “Saint Ross”, actually named Ross Jackson, left many students in emotional distress after preaching his views of religion on campus. “IRead More

Student arrested on campus because of disorderly conduct

Student arrested on campus because of disorderly conduct

September 27, 2016 at 5:00 pm 0 comments

Rebecca Jordan Editor-in-Chief Deborah Gary was arrested last Wednesday due to an altercation with Rev. Ross Jackson. According to the Public Safety incident report, around 12:45 p.m., Gary was at the pavilion listening to Jackson preach. She verbally challenged the content of Jackson’s preaching and proceeded to move closer andRead More

“Saint Ross” protected by first Amendment rights

“Saint Ross” protected by first Amendment rights

September 27, 2016 at 4:46 pm 0 comments

Rebecca Jordan Editor-in-Chief “Saint Ross” Jackson’s controversial preaching has many asking questions about why he was allowed to speak on campus. On Wednesday and Thursday of last week, students converged on the student pavilion where Jackson was openly expressing his religious views. All he carried was a jug of waterRead More

Blackboard problems explained as “out of our control”

Blackboard problems explained as “out of our control”

September 27, 2016 at 4:39 pm 0 comments

Rebecca Jordan Editor-in-Chief A forced migration to Blackboard servers causes problems with online classes across campus. “The Blackboard issues were completely out of our control, we’re at the mercy of Blackboard on that,” said John Brennan, the college’s new chief information officer. According to Brennan, the Blackboard servers used toRead More

All College Meeting informs campus on the state of the college

All College Meeting informs campus on the state of the college

September 27, 2016 at 4:23 pm 0 comments

Zoe Deno Staff Writer The semi-annual All College Meeting that occurred last Monday where President Andrew Matonak informed faculty and students on the current state of the college. After an introduction by Emma Dillon, the student senate president, Matonak took the stand to talk about the issues of the college.Read More

“What is your opinion on the technology on campus?”

September 27, 2016 at 4:11 pm 0 comments

Rebecca Jordan Editor-in-Chief Students have expressed different reactions in response to the technological problems experienced on campus since the beginning of school. “It makes it more difficult because we are more technology-based now. It’s kind of hard to be able to do your assignments or look up something if theRead More

Hudson Valley switches from Google to Microsoft

September 27, 2016 at 3:56 pm 0 comments

Rebecca Jordan Editor-in-Chief There were many benefits the college experienced because of their switch from Google to Microsoft, including peace of mind regarding privacy. “That was one of the problems with Google,” said John Brennan, chief information officer. “If they’re subpoenaed by anybody, they’re very likely to just hand overRead More

College attempts Wi-Fi improvement

September 27, 2016 at 3:50 pm 0 comments

Rebecca Jordan Editor-in-Chief ITS has made several upgrades to the internet and Wi-Fi systems over the summer due to increasing student use. “The more [devices] you allow, the more they want, and the more they want to bring. The more bandwidth you throw at them, the more they eat itRead More

Students find ways around parking

Students find ways around parking

September 27, 2016 at 3:42 pm 0 comments

Skylar Blankenship Staff Writer Students are continuing to struggle with the morning traffic and parking around Hudson Valley. The college constructed a parking garage, created new parking lots and restructured other parking lots in attempts to provide more parking for students. Hudson Valley also purchased property near the former GroveRead More

Students risk hearing loss from earbuds

September 27, 2016 at 3:23 pm 0 comments

Julio Rodriguez Staff writer Anywhere you go on campus, you’re likely to spot a person or two with earbuds in. Earbuds are used by a majority of students on campus to listen to their music and are also sold in the bookstore. As popular as they are, the detrimental effectsRead More