One of my first lead stories for 'The Oracle,' SUNY New Paltz-student run newspaper back in The Before Time, was about pot smoking on campus. It was accompanied by a huge photo of a dude hitting a large bong in a dorm that the editors easily managed to obtain. I remember that the jump was terribly mangled in the editing process.
And I also remember the lede:
SUNY New Paltz smells.I used that clip in my resume when I applied to the Freeman. I got the job and they haven't been able to get rid of me for has become a bit more than 14 full years (on Jan. 30). Good times.
And that smell is coming from dorm rooms.
I bring this up today because I ran into a Huffington Post article that reports that SUNY New Paltz is the No.1 college when it comes to drug arrests per capita:
SUNY New Paltz had the No. 1 per capita rate of students with drug arrests on campus -- 13.9 per 1,000 students, or 105 on-campus drug arrests in 2013. The school was No. 107 in 2012, with 24 on-campus drug arrests.
Obligatory gif is obligatory:
Some caveats. The data from Project Know is from 2013. There were 105 on-campus arrests that year, but what about off campus?
Also, "we are not surprised by this data." ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
|You be you, New Paltz. You be you.|
The New New Republic: 'To him, journalism remains "content."'
The Guardian: "Journalism should be a conversation."
Here's some more ~conversational content~:
Oakland County, Michigan, home of naked men on the street.
'Supertweets' = Ian, what are you doing?
Emojis in the courtroom.
The Four, aka what's trending at the Freeman as I write this:
* My Google Glass Kingston photos are still doing pretty well today. One of those even made it to the front page in ~print~. I added a night set for comparison purposes and because I walked home. I also think the cold messed up with the device's lens. Don't tell my boss.
* The project to turn the former Lace Curtain Factory in Kingston into housing for artist got some $$$ and people are happy, probably because nobody called it "low income housing"? We know what happens if it's phrased like that.
* The Freeman aggregated the aforementioned SUNY New Paltz drug arrests stats story while we work on a full report. Comment from 'Hurley Guy':
This distinction can be interpreted in two ways:An exceptional number of druggies enroll at New Paltz; orNew Paltz strictly enforces the drug laws.I believe the latter.* Duh.
One cat: Is the Internet done with Left Shark yet?
One Google Glass photo: You shall not pass.
Yesterday's Internet, Today! is a piece of ~content~ in which I throw in a bunch of links I tweeted, faved or saw the day before or in the morning. You also get a cat and a Google Glass photo. It's also a newsletter, and there are actual people subscribed to it.