The Special Multicultural Floor at Marist Blossoms

Poughkeepsie, NY — With the Fall 2017 semester well underway at Marist College, the on-campus residents of New Gartland Building B are home to a very new, particular, and significant floor. The top floor (4th) of Building B New Gartland has been labeled as the Multicultural Floor. Continue reading

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Marist College to Rename the Red Fox Mascot

After waking up the morning after the Las Vegas shooting and turning on the news, Tim Murray, Director of Athletics at Marist College decided to make a change. “The gunman was not yet identified on the news so he was only referred to as “the shooter”…that’s when I realized that’s our mascot’s name and decided it should change,” said Murray. Continue reading

The Newest Voices on Campus: The Enharmonics

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. — For several years Marist College’s Music Department has only had two a capella groups on campus, The Lovely Sirens for women, and Time Check for the men. However, when Gigi Figueroa had the idea of creating a co-ed group at Marist she quickly made this a reality and thus, The Enharmonics was born.  Continue reading

“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

Torre to Marist

Poughkeepsie, NY – On November 9th at 4pm at the Nelly Goletti Theatre, Marist College will have the pleasure to welcome Pablo Torre to campus to start off this years speaker series from the center of sports communication. Torre is an ESPN personality that has been seen on shows like Outside the Lines, Around the Horn and Pardon the Interruption for several years now.

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Center for Social Media Gives Students Unique Opportunity

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. — Marist College has launched the Center for Social Media within its Communication and Arts program. It is a multidimensional educational experience that provides new opportunities for students.

The experience includes a center that gives access to analyze social media and analytics. According to a recent story on the college’s homepage, “Marist is one of only six colleges nationally using these Salesforce platforms for educational purposes.”

The Center for Social Media offers workshops, speakers, and technology that are open to the student body. It commenced on September 25 with Marist alumna, and former Assistant Press Secretary to First Lady Michelle Obama, Kelsey Donohue.

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Vegas Strong

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y.— An unexpected casualty struck in Las Vegas, Nevada, on the night of Oct. 1, 2017.

Concertgoers were fearful of their lives that night as hundreds were left staggering about the venue trying to flee the scene as quickly as possible without getting shot. Individuals were being taken randomly in vehicles and many were separated from family and friends by the end of the night. The only sounds that were heard while this horrific tragedy ensued were the sounds of the individuals crying for desperate help.

Stephen Paddock, 64, maliciously fired hundreds of rifle shots from a hotel room in the Mandalay Bay Casino towards patrons at the Route 91 Harvest music festival, killing 58 people and leaving 546 injured. This unthinkable tragedy is the deadliest mass shooting committed by an individual in the United States.

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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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Marist Healing, Questioning After Vegas Shooting

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y.—Marist College sits 2,549 miles away from Las Vegas, Nevada. That’s approximately a 38 hour ride drive. Yet, on the morning of October 2nd, the aftershocks from what had transpired the night before had rippled into the Marist community. The wounds caused by what can only be described as a senseless act of unprecedented violence were so fresh at Marist it felt as though it had happened in the area.

Stephen Paddock was responsible for the murder of 58 concert goers at a country music festival, with 546 additional injuries being reported. Like many Marist students, junior Dylan Reilly woke up to a mixture of shock and disbelief. “More than anything, I was just stunned,” said Reilly. “I sat on my bed for probably an hour just refreshing Twitter. I just couldn’t believe something like this happened.”

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A Song, A Dance, but No Show Plan?

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y.—Two months into the fall semester, the Marist College Theater Program continues to have a murky future regarding their spring musical. They have changed their musical of choice twice, from West Side Story to The King and I.  The original choice for the Spring Musical 2018 slot had been Fiddler on the Roof, but had to be changed on account of losing the rights with the show currently touring.  From there the program went in the West Side Story direction, a decision that was later changed to the current show The King and I, and an update as of October 17, 2017 at 10:00 am it was announced that the musical is will not be

Director of the Theater Program, as well as Director of the Spring Musical, Matt Andrews, was available for commentary on the previous show choice for the spring, the main focus being the Golden Era musical.

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