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The Student Newspaper of New Paltz High School-

Welcome to The Maroon! We continue to publish pieces focusing on profiles in the NPCSD community, commentary pieces, and other fantastic content. While we know it’s important to give our views on the news, we also want to showcase the people of New Paltz High School, and that’s exactly what we intend to do. Click around the site to find content on everything, ranging from profiles to commentary to news to reviews. Thanks for reading, we hope you enjoy!

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Latest News

OMG It’s DJ Lo Hex!

Interview with a memorable class of 2017 alumni By Kalle Masseo, Staff Writer Featured Image by Tierney Reed New Paltz, New York- a bustling tourist and college town that’s always up for some fun. Whether at a local restaurant or at a New…

Peer Leadership Volunteers to Help the Middle School Mix It Up

By Raamina Chowdhury, Staff Writer Laughter, conversation, and music emanates from the New Paltz Middle School cafeteria as students gather for lunch, and the auditorium bustles with the shuffling of shoes and playful banter of students at recess.  However, this isn’t any ordinary…

A Censored Existence

By Taylor Kane, Staff Writer “A death by a thousand cuts.”  This is how former teacher Willie Carver Jr., a gay man, described his experience working for a school district in Montgomery, Kentucky. After working in the district for twelve years, Carver tendered…

Latest Students

A Beginner’s Handbook in Applying to College

By: Taylor Kane, Staff Writer Applying to college is a daunting process. It’s a minefield of deadlines, due dates, and random acronyms you’ve never heard of, and it seems as if no one else knows what’s going on either. As someone with a platform that’s been through it all by now and survived, I have…

The Power of Music at NPHS

By Olivia Urrico, Staff Writer The students of New Paltz High School are frequently found listening to music.  Throughout the day, it is a common occurrence for teachers to ask their students to disconnect from their airpods, headphones, or whatever other device they are listening through.  But students are never asked what they are listening…

The Three S’s of a Student Athlete – Sports, School, and Self 

By: Shelby De Jong, Staff Writer Many students at New Paltz High School participate in extracurricular activities, whether it be to earn scholarships, improve their resume, make new friends, or explore their interests. Out of these extracurriculars, many students gravitate towards sports offered at the high school, for reasons ranging from personal health to aspirations…


Latest Commentary

Past Music Icons Perform Again

How Technology in The Music Industry Has Gone Too Far By Lindsey Clinton, Co-Editor-In-Chief Once an icon of the century; forever, they stay immoral. No longer can we celebrate and commemorate their talents and legacy because we have forced their concerts to live on. The…

The Bridge Between Virtual and Everyday Violence

By Georgia Schultz, Staff Writer From video games focused on murder to constant replays of barbaric events in the media, Americans are constantly bombarded with violent images, videos and thoughts in their everyday life. With the rise of this hatred becoming normalized, death tolls caused…


Latest Reviews

I Found the Best Iced Latte So You Don’t Have To

By Nora Preston, Staff Writer Community service – “voluntary work intended to help people in a particular area.”  I did just that in taking it upon myself to determine the best place to get coffee. More specifically, I searched for the best place to get an iced latte. This wasn’t something I could tackle on…

Give K-Pop A Chance

By Anna Goodman, Staff Writer I bet I’ve got one of a few reactions out of you right now: excitement because you love it, ambivalence with slight interest or slight disinterest, or a full-on groan. I hope the response isn’t “are you actually kidding me,” but if you’re a friendly neighborhood naysayer, I intend to…