Natural gas leaks from a broken fitting. It fills a Beaumont Hall chemistry lab. Someone lights a Bunsen burner. There is an explosion, and chaos ensues.
If it this happened, would SUNY Plattsburgh be ready?
The campus set out to answer that question with a full-scale emergency drill in October.
The scenario unfolded at around 8:20 a.m. on an otherwise normal morning, when Homeland Security crews flooded the hallways with smoke so thick you couldn’t even see the strobe lights when the alarms went off. Read more.
Students dressed in black slipped through the shadows on campus, carrying duct tape and large rolls of paper.
Their mission: guerrilla art, the secret posting of larger-than-life-sized portraits in the outdoor corridor between Angell College Center and Feinberg Library. Read more.
Junior Yessenia Funes has a plan for the degree she is earning.
“With my words, I will expose the atrocities and depression occurring in developing nations such as El Salvador,” wrote the journalism and environmental studies double major in a scholarship application. “Those stories and voices that remain unheard will be heard with my help.” Read more.
This October, SUNY Plattsburgh journalism students headed down to the Big Easy for a taste of Cajun culture, lessons on the media and a bit of national recognition.
Thirteen students made the trek to the Associated Collegiate Press convention in New Orleans, where Cardinal Points — the college’s student-run newspaper — made the Best of Show list. Read more.
It was a romance made at SUNY Plattsburgh, sealed at Homecoming.
He was a public relations major from Palmyra, N.Y.; she, a public relations and political science double major from China. Read more.