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Gorillaz continue to impress with newest album

Gorillaz continue to impress with newest album

May 10, 2017 at 12:00 pm 0 comments

Vinny Croce Photo Editor Whether a fan of indie rock, hip-hop, or anything in between, the British “genre-less” band Gorillaz have something in store for everyone. The virtual band Gorillaz have returned with their fifth full-length album, “Humanz”, after an agonizing seven year wait. This record aims to grasp theRead More

“13 Reasons Why” features controversial depiction of teen-suicide

“13 Reasons Why” features controversial depiction of teen-suicide

May 10, 2017 at 12:00 pm 0 comments

Alyssa Gilroy Staff Writer The newly released Netflix series “Thirteen Reasons Why,” released on March 31, has skyrocketed in popularity. The show tackles high school suicide, depression and sexual assault. The show consists of 13 main characters. Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford) and Clay Jensen (Dylan Minnette) are the main focusRead More

Liberal Arts courses: valuable learning or a waste of time?

Liberal Arts courses: valuable learning or a waste of time?

May 10, 2017 at 12:00 pm 0 comments

Tea’ Claus Staff Writer Whether it’s chemical dependency or fine arts, are students taking unnecessary classes that will not benefit them in their future careers? The majority of students at Hudson Valley need about 61 credits to graduate. Some of these classes are connected to their major, while others areRead More

The mind behind the artist: Makenna Ashley

The mind behind the artist: Makenna Ashley

May 3, 2017 at 12:00 pm 0 comments

Setodzi Avoke Copy Editor Fine arts major Makenna Ashley enjoys telling stories surrounding forgotten moments. “Before I was a little worried [about] making statements—controversy or offending somebody—but at a certain point you have to let that go. I would definitely say that I work with aesthetics that have a message,”Read More

65-year-old student ‘welcomes’ himself back to education

65-year-old student ‘welcomes’ himself back to education

May 3, 2017 at 12:00 pm 0 comments

Julio Rodriguez Creative Editor 65-year-old chemical dependency student William Welcome returned to school to earn his GED and gain the qualifications to help those struggling with substance abuse. “I never completed high school, but after I realized what my goals are, I decided to return to school at 65,” saidRead More

The pinnacle of education: Are doctorate degrees worth it?

The pinnacle of education: Are doctorate degrees worth it?

May 3, 2017 at 12:00 pm 0 comments

Tea’ Claus Staff Writer A doctorate degree is the highest level of education a student can pursue, but are they worth the time and money? Professors at Hudson Valley don’t require a doctorate degree to teach at the college, but many who do have achieved one. Dr. Sonja Miller-Douzal isRead More

Money motivation: does it dictate our life choices

Money motivation: does it dictate our life choices

April 12, 2017 at 12:00 pm 0 comments

Setodzi Avoke Copy Editor If money was no longer a concern, what would Hudson Valley students do with their lives? The pursuit of cash can be equated to the pursuit of options, and options come as a result of the freedoms available to people within a society. Through their wealth,Read More

Students discuss the impact of climate change

Students discuss the impact of climate change

April 12, 2017 at 12:00 pm 0 comments

Setodzi Avoke Copy Editor From dire doomsayers who describe a soon uninhabitable earth to climate skeptics whose beliefs describe weather abnormalities of unknown impact and dubious origin, how do students feel about climate change? Liberal arts major Amanda Persse said climate change was a “definite issue” that impacts humanity today.Read More

Netflix grows as cable dies

Netflix grows as cable dies

April 12, 2017 at 10:00 am 0 comments

Tea’ Claus Staff Writer Streaming sites such as Netflix are growing in popularity among college students. Netflix allows its users to watch a variety of shows and movies for a monthly price of $10. Students searching for a new show can turn to Netflix for binge worthy entertainment. TV, onRead More

Karryn Cristi premieres profound work at local cafe

Karryn Cristi premieres profound work at local cafe

March 14, 2017 at 8:07 pm 0 comments

Zoe Deno Staff Writer Karryn Cristi’s dream of becoming a full-fledged artist became a reality when she displayed her art at a local cafe. “I’ve been told so many times to just be a nurse, and that my art should be a hobby that I do on the side. IRead More