#CuomoLetThemGo Addresses Mass Incarceration in New York State

Despite its status as a progressive state, New York state is reported to have a prison population that ranks higher than other countries. While Governor Cuomo did order the release of 3,109 New Yorkers who were either incarcerated for nonviolent offenses and 90 days away from the end of their sentence or pregnant as wellContinue reading “#CuomoLetThemGo Addresses Mass Incarceration in New York State”

Podcast series aims to unite the country

In a time where it seems as though America is more divided than ever, a nonprofit organization has been working to create conversations between those who have differences politically. StoryCorps, which was established in 2003 to showcase real human stories, created a series called One Small Step in 2018 as the country was becoming increasinglyContinue reading “Podcast series aims to unite the country”

MHA Dutchess Executive Director Makes Statement on Rise in Child Suicidal Ideation

As a report from the Children’s Hospital Association emerged that the number of children ages 6-12 visiting children’s hospitals for suicidal ideation has doubled since 2016, Mental Health America of Dutchess County Executive Director Andrew O’Grady weighed in on this troubling phenomenon. O’Grady expressed concerns about the ramifications technology and social media have had onContinue reading “MHA Dutchess Executive Director Makes Statement on Rise in Child Suicidal Ideation”

College Student Discusses His Journey with Asperger’s

April is Autism Awareness Month. We are profiling different individuals on the autism spectrum to put a spotlight on their gifts, their struggles and their triumphs. Alex Prizgintas has never been defined by his autism diagnosis. Rather, he defines himself by his passions for music and history. The Marist College junior was diagnosed with high-functioningContinue reading “College Student Discusses His Journey with Asperger’s”

Long Island Native Turns Homesickness Into a Business

Being from a small town in Long Island, New York, Josh Anker always loved his bagels. Then he moved to the Philadelphia area to attend Drexel University and stayed there after graduating. Once the pandemic hit, he got an idea to bring his favorite bagels over to the Philly area after deciding to work remotelyContinue reading “Long Island Native Turns Homesickness Into a Business”

The Trauma of Racism: A New Generation of Asian Americans

This article is part of a series called “The Trauma of Racism,” where we highlight the effects racism can have on minority populations. As a student originally from Vietnam, Marist College junior Dakota Le has had nothing but positive experiences coming to the United States, which is why the onslaught of attacks against Asian AmericansContinue reading “The Trauma of Racism: A New Generation of Asian Americans”

Gun control advocate weighs in on President Biden executive orders

As President Biden announced new executive orders aimed at combatting gun violence yesterday, advocate Sarah Kozloff of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence maintained some reticence to his first gun safety actions since taking office. She explained that as president, he can only do so much to combat a large problem for the United States. “TheseContinue reading “Gun control advocate weighs in on President Biden executive orders”

Spotlight on MHA Dutchess

In a year rocked by lockdowns, tragedies and divisiveness, Mental Health America of Dutchess County has seen it all. A local chapter of the nationwide nonprofit Mental Health America, the organization provides over 35 different services for individuals and families in need, according to its most recent annual report. CEO Andrew O’Grady estimates that aroundContinue reading “Spotlight on MHA Dutchess”