6-Year-Old’s ‘Wish’ Granted by College Hockey Team
Mar05

6-Year-Old’s ‘Wish’ Granted by College Hockey Team

  All he wanted was a PlayStation 4 — what he got was a night all about him, one he’ll never forget. A year and a half into his battle with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), 6-year-old Plattsburgh resident Matthew Wood had his dreams come true last Friday night thanks to the collaboration between the Northeast New York chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the SUNY Plattsburgh men’s hockey team. Matthew’s special day began...

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SUNY Plattsburgh Botany Students Take Top Awards
May16

SUNY Plattsburgh Botany Students Take Top Awards

Megan Ward is no stranger to the Botany Society of America. The junior biology major from Washingtonville, N.Y., is the first undergraduate to ever be appointed by national election to the BSA executive board, was recipient of an undergraduate student research award and this year was named a 2012 BSA Young Botanist. The honor — also presented to biology and ecology major Rebecca Allington of Plattsburgh — is given by the association...

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Shine On! Conference Turns Spotlight on Girls’ Confidence and Resiliency
May08

Shine On! Conference Turns Spotlight on Girls’ Confidence and Resiliency

Morgan Polhemus is savvy enough to know the models found in women’s magazines aren’t everything they appear to be. The models use a lot of makeup and are digitally made to look a certain way. The 10-year-old fifth grader gained that insight last weekend at the Shine On! Conference, an overnight event held at the CVPH Wellness Center in Plattsburgh, N.Y., for third-, fourth- and fifth-grade girls. In one workshop, the girls looked at...

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Prof Brings Botany to Life Through New TV Show

SUNY Plattsburgh’s Dr. Chris Martine wants everyone to know that plants are cool and is spreading the word through a video he created. The pilot episode of “Plants Are Cool Too!” is now posted on YouTube. It features plants with stomachs and fire ants on narcotics. “My vision all along has been to create a television show that does for plants what a show like ‘Crocodile Hunter’ does for animals,” said the associate professor of...

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