Storm Crosssed Couple Detail Harvey Reaction

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. – Amidst today’s heated political climate lies a more tumultuous, literal climate. The coinciding of several hurricanes- Harvey and Irma- has left a wake of devastation, displacing tens of thousands in the greater Texas and Florida areas.

“My grandma lives in Corpus [Christi], but she moved to Mexico while all of this was happening,” said Sarah Santiago. “The only things she lost were stock pictures she had of my grandpa.”

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Marist College Professors Speak On Climate Change After Recent Hurricanes

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. — In searching for an explanation for the nearly simultaneous occurrence of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, many people are focusing on the issue of climate change.

Having to withstand two storms of such great magnitude in less than a month is certainly an unprecedented and difficult task for people all over the country, including the Hudson Valley. In the wake of the storms, professors at Marist College weighed in on the role that climate change has played in the emergence of these storms and how to address the issue going forward. Continue reading

Marist and FDNY Hockey Teams Helping Harvey Relief

FDNYPoughkeepsie, N.Y. — It has been nearly two weeks since Hurricane Harvey made landfall in the United States as a Category 4 hurricane, but the effects of this major tropical storm are still being felt throughout the south.  The storm was at peak power over a four day period, in which Texas and Louisiana were hit hard causing catastrophic damage. Continue reading

Marist’s Habitat for Humanity Chapter Struggles to Find Build Sites

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. — The Marist Habitat for Humanity chapter is struggling to find build locations in the recently effected areas from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

“There are a massive amount of postings on the Collegiate Challenge website in Florida and Texas right now,” said Jack Connly, a junior from Massachusetts. The Collegiate Challenge is a one-week volunteer program through Habitat for Humanity that gives students an opportunity to travel and help build homes for people in need. Continue reading

Impact Rising Gas Prices Have on College Students

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. –Over the past month, the southern parts of the United States, have been impacted greatly by two category five hurricanes. First came Hurricane Harvey, which hit Texas very hard especially Houston. A week later, Hurricane Irma, another category five hurricane, hit Florida around Miami. Residents in the Houston and Corpus Cristi area had to seek refuge in different areas such as stadiums and even furniture stores, while people in Florida were asked to evacuate the area a few days prior to Hurricane Irma. Even though the hurricane greatly affected those people in and living around those southern states, the hurricane also affects the lives of people everywhere around the United States in a different way; gas prices. Continue reading

The Continuing Impact of the Hurricanes

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. — As 19 trillion gallons of water pummeled southeast Texas, causing an estimated $190 billion in damages and excluding the innumerable emotional wreckage, we watched. The impact of Hurricane Harvey is physically visible in Texas, but locally, drivers in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. are just beginning to feel the effects at the pumps. Continue reading

Why McCann can’t seem to get a full house

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For the first time in a long time McCann was packed to the brim with enthusiastic and eager attendees. Crowds of students, faculty members, and Hudson Valley locals gathered onto the rolling hills of the arena parking lot hours before the event was set to take place. The turnout was so immense some people feared school officials would turn them away because there would be no room for them in the tightly packed gym. Although to many outsiders this might have looked like a normal occurrence for a school with Division I sports teams, for the vast majority of attendees this was not a typical night. Bernie Sanders was set to grace a small stage on Marist’s campus before facing off with Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary, and everybody who’s anybody showed up to the campus patiently waiting to witness history as it was about to unfold.

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Did the polls and data journalists get it wrong?

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On Wednesday, November 2nd, the Chicago Cubs proved that anyone can come back and win on the world’s biggest stage. That following Tuesday, November 8th, Donald Trump did what was also thought to be impossible, by becoming the 45th president of the United States.

As election day got closer and closer, the media, and therefore the public, depended more and more on polling predictions and data visualization, often using digital savvy maps and charts to illustrate the many winning paths Hillary Clinton had, and the many obstacles Trump would have to face. It was safe to say that there was an overwhelming consensus amongst pollsters and data journalists that Hillary Clinton would emerge victorious Tuesday night.However, what was supposed to be a relatively early election night, ended up being a late night apocalypse, leaving people across the country wondering, how the hell did this happen? Continue reading