Marist Athlete Recognized Nationally

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. – Marcellus Calhoun, fifth year running back for the Marist Red Foxes, was honored nationally last Wednesday when the National Football Foundation (NFF) named him a semifinalist for the 2017 William V. Campbell Trophy. Continue reading

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Center for Sports Communication Enters New Era

Poughkeepsie, N.Y. – For the past decade, one of the main selling points that Marist College had for prospective communications majors has been the Center for Sports Communication. The Center for Sports Communication was set up by Dr. Keith Strudler as a place for sports communications majors to get some real-world experience in their field. The center offered positions in almost every sport related field, from producing, editing, or even co-hosting its weekly radio show, to more public relations and advertising jobs, most of which revolving around the center’s popular speaker series. Everything was done through Strudler, who acted as a figurehead for the entire operation.  However, the departure of Dr. Strudler to Montclair State University  in August put the future of the center in jeopardy. Continue reading

Netflix and… Learn?

It’s Thursday night, but you don’t want to go out and you have no homework due before the weekend. The perfect solution: watch a movie with your professors… yes, I said your professors.  Jeff Bass, Media and Production professor at Marist College, started the event Faculty Favorites in 2014 after a screening theatre was built into the Lowell Thomas Communications building.  Faculty Favorites is meant “to expand the film repertoire of students. I think it has a benefit for students and also I just think it’s a heck of a lot of fun” says Bass.

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Students with Roots in Puerto Rico Worry from Afar

Tragedy has struck the island of Puerto Rico, and the damage only seems to be building.  But the heartache doesn’t stop at the island, several Marist students with family still on the island are worried and awaiting responses from their loved ones.  From a personal standpoint, both of my parents grew up on the island, and the majority of their family is still there.  The most painful part is the waiting.  Waiting to see if they are okay, what the damages are if they have enough to provide for themselves until provisions can be sent over, whether they’ll stay in their homes or go visit family they may have anywhere else. Continue reading

The Korean Fox

Poughkeepsie, NY – Every Marist student has a favorite place to eat near campus; they get hungry a lot of the time. And when they do, they turn to one man to fill up their stomachs – Steve Lee.

Steve Lee or his Korean name Seungmin Lee, owns the Red Fox Eatery located on 11 Marist Drive in Poughkeepsie. There are sandwiches, wraps, and salads that are all over the menu, even teriyaki chicken; Steve’s favorite sandwich is the “Hot 17”.

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Breast Cancer Awareness in the Hudson Valley

Poughkeepsie, NY – As we all know, October 1 marks the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Throughout the month there are many fundraisers and programs going on all over the country. In the Hudson Valley there is one group in particular that stands out, and they are known as the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation. Continue reading

Students seek increased support for Counseling Center

Poughkeepsie, N.Y. – The academic, social and nearing professional demands of college students can sometimes be enough to warrant the need for a support system for some.

When a Change.org petition regarding the state of Marist College’s Health and Wellness Counseling Center circulated Facebook last spring semester, students and faculty were surprised at what they read.

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Uber and Lyft Available at Marist

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. Uber and Lyft made their debut in Poughkeepsie merely three months ago, and the timing could not be more perfect. These ride-hailing giants recently expanded statewide and Marist College students have just made their return back to campus, increasing the demand for transport.

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New York was the only state in the continental United States that did not allow statewide ride-booking services after Wyoming legalized the app’s operation in March 2017. It wasn’t until Thursday, June 27, at 12:01 a.m. that lawmakers decided to put into effect the new state law regulating Uber and Lyft.

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