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Graduate redefines Simple Existence

Graduate redefines Simple Existence

March 19, 2017 at 12:44 pm 0 comments

Jenny Caulfield Editor-in-Chief Dropping out of his four-year university to pursue his dreams, Tyler Szalkowski created what has now become one of the most popular pop-punk bands in the country. State Champs, the Albany based pop-punk band created by Szalkowski, has grown in rapid popularity since the release of theirRead More

Student promotes resilience with autobiography

Student promotes resilience with autobiography

March 17, 2017 at 11:19 am 0 comments

Julio Rodriguez Creative Editor “There were plenty of times when I would feel suicidal,” said liberal arts major Elijah DeVivo about the hardships he navigated as a child. DeVivo released his autobiology, “Resilient: One Boy’s Story” in early January. Devivo used a marketing strategy to gain some early purchases. DueRead More

Tattoos: the refuted and praised art form

Tattoos: the refuted and praised art form

March 14, 2017 at 10:13 pm 0 comments

Tea’ Claus Staff Writer Tattoos are cross-cultural, versatile and heavily present in the daily lives of Americans. Construction and maintenance student Christopher Shea believes tattoos are a form of self expression. “[Tattoos] help show who you are, and share that with the world,” said Shea. Surgical technology student Oniel BarrettRead More

Harvard on the Hudson Challenged by Students

Harvard on the Hudson Challenged by Students

March 14, 2017 at 10:01 pm 0 comments

Zoe Deno Staff Writer Was college everything you expected it to be when you moved in? Hudson Valley students have come clean about their expectations as new students at the college, and what they are experiencing now as they are in the spring semester. “I have a love-hate relationship withRead 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

Devil’s lettuce: Legalization or condemnation?

Devil’s lettuce: Legalization or condemnation?

March 14, 2017 at 7:07 pm 0 comments

Tea’ Claus Staff Writer Legislation to make marijuana use legal has passed in Massachusetts. The cultural, economic and social impacts of such legislation will be felt in the capital region and beyond. According to News Channel 10, “The law allows adults 21 and over to possess up to one ounceRead More

The method of Katherine Eisenried

The method of Katherine Eisenried

March 14, 2017 at 6:46 pm 0 comments

Setodzi Avoke Junior Copy Editor The compulsion to create for an artist can come in many forms. The natural world, an ideology or passion the artist feels the need to endear to their audience, translating the essence of areas or lifestyles exotic to the intended audience and more have allRead More

Vikings give their take on Feminism

Vikings give their take on Feminism

March 12, 2017 at 10:37 pm 0 comments

Zoe Deno Staff Writer Feminism is sparking up conversation throughout the country, so students at Hudson Valley weigh in on the debate. “Women are seen as fragile beings, and men are viewed as being tough. Men aren’t allowed to show emotion without being called pansies, and women aren’t allowed toRead More

Female minorities triumph in Hidden Figures

Female minorities triumph in Hidden Figures

March 6, 2017 at 10:51 am 0 comments

Julio Rodriguez Creative Editor Hidden Figures depicts the journey of three African-American women employed by the oppressive, misogynistic and white-dominated NASA of the 1960s. The women, Kathryn Goble Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) worked in the segregated West Area Computers division forRead More

Are our professors evil?

March 6, 2017 at 10:45 am 0 comments

Setodzi Avoke Staff Writer Teachers are often constrained by department, federal and state standards, but individual teaching styles can often make the difference between a passing or failing grade, even within the same course with a different professor. General grading leniency, extra credit offerings, adherence to stated lesson planning, whetherRead More