A publication of the SUNY Cobleskill Writers Group
By Emily Carey
Sullivan County has many hidden and forgotten wonders within its borders. Concealed beneath the dust in our museums and buried in the memories of long-time Sullivan County residents, lay the stories of the county in the Catskills that put itself on the map. Today, many people do not remember what gave this place such rich cultural history—summer culture that became known and desired throughout the world, and the love for peace and music that was cultivated and stemmed from what was supposed to be a small festival.
By Shelby Fichter
Smear campaigns against farmers have taken hold of the media. From celebrities spreading false information in acceptance speeches, to propaganda-based food documentaries and carefully edited secret videos, farmers are in a media battle where they have lost control of the narrative.
By Alana Rose Lamerand
A centenarian is, by definition, a person who has reached 100 years of age or older. These unique individuals often hold a major accomplishment of longevity and wisdom, which has been attained over the span of a century. The first question that tends to pop into one’s mind when we think of someone who has lived over such an extensive period of time is how do they do it? Now, if you asked my great-grandmother Agnes Post Van Put, she’d humbly tell you to never skip out on the ice cream for breakfast.
By Shelby Fichter
When I first heard that the college was on a two-week lockdown last March, I was able to breath a sign of relief. Plenty of time to relax and work on schoolwork, and a break from dealing with my roommate. I wasn’t worried about the rest of the semester, as it didn’t seem that bad. I would see my professors after the two weeks and carry on with the semester and continue to enjoy my special project with the horse I was training at school. However, as we all know now, this was very much a false sense of security.
By Lauren Howard
November is a special month in my book as my birthday falls into Sagittarius season, but November is also significant to the women and men of orange, red plaid, and camouflage. Deer season starts up a few days before my birthday every year and takes over the lives of thousands as they seek to bring home dinner for their families.
By Kathryn Bosley
Picture a farmer in your mind. What do you see? An old man in overalls and a straw hat? A young man in a Carhartt coat and rubber boots? Or maybe, do you see a woman too?
By Emily Carey
Because of the pandemic and the need to go to remote instruction, college students across the country are experiencing a new way of existence: being apart from friends and listening to their professors teach valuable information through computers, while spending thousands of dollars.
By Mia McKinney
When I was 12 years old, I watched a 1995 film by director John Singleton called Higher Learning. It was about college freshmen adapting to college life while facing serious problems like racism and discrimination. This film was so profound in its raw and real portrait of race and how, even on campuses, racial tension is still an issue.