“Night on Broadway” Unites the Community

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The Marist Singers gather and sing a medley from Rent for the finale.

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. — On November 4 and 5, Marist Singers held their 15th Annual “Night on Broadway” benefit concert for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BCEFA). As usual, this highly anticipated event was a success: tickets were sold out, over $6,000 in donations were made and performers received a standing ovation. Continue reading

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Marist Stands For Liberty

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Michael Yelovich representing Young Americans of Liberty at the Activities Fair, Photo Credit: Michael Yelovich

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. —Michael Yelovich is a junior Political Science major at Marist College with a passion to positively impact the world. Upon evaluating the political landscape on campus, Yelovich noticed that many students found it difficult to firmly identify with either of the major political parties. He sought a group that provided a platform for students to speak openly about their opinions, no matter what political group they were affiliated with. In the spring of 2017, Sophomore Eric Johnson, who had the same goal in mind, approached Yelovich and together they started a Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) chapter at Marist.

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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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Marist College Student From Texas Gives Insight Into Hurricane Harvey

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. — Taiina Ayala, a student from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York, is from Dallas Texas. At 1,600 miles away, she can only hope for a promising recovery for her home state.

“I feel sad and helpless. Since I’m so far away it is hard for me to do anything. If I were home, it would be easier for me to help,” says Ayala heartbroken. “At the same time, I am also happy to see all of the positive articles and news about people reaching out to Houston. Texans in general are very hospitable, so it is not surprising to see the amount of love and support they are giving to each other.”  Continue reading