Hidden Gem: Shelly’s Deli


Shelly’s Deli has become one of the best and most undervalued restaurants in the Hudson Valley since opening earlier this year.

Located at the corner of Violet Avenue and West Dorsey Lane, Shelly’s Deli is just a short drive from the campus of Marist College. However, not many students have had the privilege of venturing through the deli’s doors. This can easily be attributed to the fact that Shelly’s Deli is still less than one-year old, having first opened its doors in January of this year.

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Sage advice from seniors to underclassman

As the fall semester is coming to a close, seniors are reflecting on their college experience. For some the close of this semester means their final goodbyes to Marist and for others next semester will be their last. After spending four years at Marist seniors have insightful pieces of advice for the current underclassman following in their footsteps.

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The ‘ME’ Generation Gets Proactive about Social Media Habits

Social Media MemeAh, social media. Not a day goes by where we are not constantly checking our news feeds for status updates or new photo posts, despite various studies and news reports that correlate social media use with lowered self-esteem. Like most millennials, Marist students as a whole can’t live without social media, but are still very much aware of its downsides and some have even gone on social media cleanses, so to speak.

Kelly Stohr, a sophomore, stood up for millennials and their frequent use of social media. “For our generation, it’s less bothersome. It’s part of our society, it’s a part of our life every day, and it’s unavoidable. I believe that it’s more bothersome for those who grew up in a different generation.”

Even though she was quick to defend social media, Stohr also pointed out its drawbacks and reflected on something her friend went through online. “Someone called him out on a certain part of his lifestyle, I believe it was on Facebook, and that was kind of alarming. It kind of made me realize how easy it is to be bullied on social media. It’s one of the downsides to using it.”

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This week in news: 11/23-11/30

As the semester comes to an end, I think it’s safe to say that for many Marist students this past Thanksgiving “break” consisted of just us as much studying as it did eating. (Ok, maybe not THAT much studying.)

Whether your head was stuck in the books all week or you were in a food-induced-coma for a few days, you might have missed whats been going on in the world. Lucky for you, The Red Fox Report is here to catch you up with everything thats happened in the news this week.

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10 ways to celebrate the holidays in the Hudson


Sinterklaas as Represented in Netherlands/Dutch Holiday

1.Sinterklaas! (Rhinebeck) This Dutch tradition brought over from the Netherlands, will be celebrated on December 5th, 2015, in Rhinebeck. This re-creation held in the Hudson valley includes a massive parade, a cookie tree, and Dutch bakery treats. “Every year we witness Sinterklaas at our restaurant across the street. It’s always interesting to see the crazy costumes in the parade, and be a part of the vibrant atmosphere” said Lily Hickey, an employee in the Rhinebeck area. Bringing an old tradition to the Hudson valley is a fun and different take on Christmas that definitely differs from the norm.

2. Watt Christmas Wonderland (Goshen) A massive estate located in Goshen, has been open since 2005 to exhibit extensive Christmas decorations as well as illuminating light displays. During December the mansion that was once haunted in October is turned into a Christmas wonderland offering a small drive through Christmas town.

3.Taconic Advent (Milan, Taconic Range) What has started this past Sunday is the Taconic Advent Lantern display. This is a 26 day event in which each day lanterns will be lit and released to represent 26 days of Christmas. On the first day, one lantern was released, the second day two lanterns, and so on and so forth. The final day will be Christmas Eve in which 26 lanterns will be released at once and sent high into the air.

4.ERDAJT Holiday Light Display (LaGrangeville) Seen on ABC, FOX, CNN and CBS news, is the house belonging to the Gay’s, a five person family that puts on a massive Christmas light show every year. With a provided playlist that accompanies the light display, visitors can drive through and watch the light display from the warmth of their cars. “The Display is computerized and there are 1080 individually controlled items outsides. As Lou Young put it on CBS last year, we have an entire vistas of lights” said Timothy Gay, the owner of the home and father of the family. “We will have our 9th marriage proposal at our display this year”. This massive light display offers multiple show times through the holiday season that you can find here.

5.A Frosty Fest (Ulster Park)  What normally hosts haunted hayrides, and headless horseman tours is now an event filled holiday light spectacular. Located in ulster Park is Frosty Fest, an event including Candy Cane Lane, a drive thru enchanted forest, a magical mansion, a 3-D walk through tour, and more.


Marist Christmas Tree

6.Marist Christmas Tree (Poughkeepsie) Although the tree was lit this past Sunday, the light display is something to drive by and witness any night of the week. “I was at the tree lighting, and I try to drive by it when it gets dark anytime I can. We see them putting up the lights for weeks in advance and it really is incredible to look at” said Kelsey Zappora, a student at Marist College. The massive tree display stays lit until after Christmas

7.A Holiday on Huguenot Street (New Paltz) Located at the New Paltz Reform church on Friday December 4th is an evening filled with hourly evens on Huguenot Street. Starting with a street holiday tour at 4pm and continuing with pop up shops, performances by the church choir, a massive Christmas tree lighting, and ending with a free concert from the Big Blue Band. The vent continues into the weekend with multiple hourly events that you can register for here.

8.Kevin McCurdy’s Holiday Spirit festival (Wappingers Falls)  Celebrating its 11th anniversary. Kevin McCurdy’s Holiday Spirit festival includes holiday tunnels, twinkling light displays, an enchanted forest and much more. Named one of In Car and Travels top 20 Christmas events in America, this festival includes massive events that incorporate old Christmas themes and various walk through villages. Open Friday Saturday and Sunday through Dec 27th with tickets available online.

9.Holiday Lights in Bloom (Orange County Arboretum)  Located in Goshen on Cornwall is a free program that incorporated Holiday lights with beautiful flower displays. Throughout December the arboretum will be in full bloom with garden themed Christmas lights displaying a variety of flowers, trees, and insects. The various gardens offer a different take on the holidays as it incorporates the beauty of spring with the illumination of the holidays and winter. “We like to visit it ever year” said Kaitlin Bond, who lives a town over from Cornwall. “It’s a quick trip from my house, and it’s just an easy free thing to do on a Sunday night”.

10.Christmas on Colden Hill (Newburgh)Similarly to the ERDAJT holiday light display is this animated light display which is open to the public every night in December. Visitors can tune in to 102.5 FM during the running of the show, and listen to the accompany music that goes with the light display. This display is an easy and inexpensive activity to help get you in the holiday spirit any night of the week.



7 reasons College Students cheer for other Universities

There are many different reasons a student at a specific university may choose to root for another team at a different university as opposed to their own. After a lot of polling and on-the-street questioning I was able to come up with seven reasons why college students go to one University and cheer for the teams of another.

Over this Thanksgiving break I was able to spend some time with old friends and journey the short twenty minute ride into the City of Philadelphia, as well as the Rutgers and Jets football game.

While bothering many different human beings wearing different teams at both tailgates as well as the Marist tailgate last weekend my seven most common answers are listed below.

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Marist College HuMarists: from preparing to performing

At the end of every academic semester, the Marist College HuMarists, the school’s official improv and sketch comedy group, perform their “Big Show” that they prepare and practice for throughout the months leading up to it. The club is the longest reigning student-ran organization on campus at over twenty-five years and counting. This semester the group’s main event show will be taking place on December 10th at 9:30 P.M. in the Nelly Golleti Theater on campus. Continue reading

Paris attacks give sports leagues worldwide a rude wake up call

On November 13th the world received a wake up call. The city of Paris was under attack as terrorists slaughtered 130 people in an array of attacks including the death of 89 people at an Eagles of Death Metal concert at the Bataclan theater. Further attacks took place outside of cafes and restaurants throughout the 10th and 11th arrondissement. At around 9:20 p.m. local time the attacks started. Three suicide bombers detonated outside of the Stade de France, an 80,000 plus capacity stadium that was holding a friendly between European powerhouses France and Germany. Continue reading


New Women’s Basketball Rules Affect how Band, Dance, Cheer Units Operate

Last Thursday was the home opener for the Marist College Women’s Basketball regular season, but for those who attended that game, it could have just as equally been a completely different event that they were attending. It wasn’t because the team played unusually bad, or that the ambience was completely different with the band away to practice for an upcoming concert. No, it was something else that seemed off. Even if the fans could not put their finger on it, they would come to figure this curious sense of change in due time. Continue reading

In wake of Marist lockdown, five acts of terrorism you should know about this month so far

Superstitions are sometimes mocked, but this month on Friday the 13th, Marist implemented a lockdown on campus after receiving threatening posts from a Poughkeepsie teenager via an unknown twitter account at the time.

Skeptics’ fears of bad luck and catastrophe were alleviated for a bit, but became much more real after a string of organized terrorist attacks were carried out in Paris leaving 129 dead.

This makes us recognize how prevalent terror is in the world on both smaller-scales, like the lockdown at Marist, and larger-scales, like Paris. Here are only some of the numerous attacks that took place already this month.

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