Marist Knocks Down the Wall

Poughkeepsie, NY- Immigrants at Marist and the subject of immigration is not something typically explored within the student body. On November 8, 2017, in the Henry Hudson Room on 3rd floor of Fontaine at Marist College, the presence of Dan Buzi, Dr. Maria Höen, Anish Kanoria, Ignacio Acevedo, and Renee T. Oni-Eseleh commanded the attention of the student, faculty filled audience.

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Marist’s Ethical Fashion Initiative Club, Changing the World One Garment at a Time.

As of 2017 The Business of Fashion has ranked Marist Fashion Program as 38th globally in their annual ranking of fashion schools, but how much are these students learning about the ethical aspect of fashion.  In 2016, alumni Rebekkah Coclasure started her senior year of college with one goal in mind, to startup the Ethical Fashion Initiative Club.  By the end of her senior year she had succeeded, but has anyone stopped to wonder where are they now?  With that stood other looming questions, what have they done for ethical fashion and where are they headed for the future? Continue reading

Marist Faculty Petition vs. Bill O’Reilly

Poughkeepsie, NY – Bill O’Reilly is Marist College’s most famous alum, but some would say the most infamous alum.  The recent news about sexual harassment lawsuits that O’Reilly has settled has put him under fire and was released by Fox News earlier this year in April.  In response to these developments, the Marist faculty has taken action by starting a petition to remove the honorable degree that O’Reilly was given in 2001.   Continue reading

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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