Education

Student Profile: Willa Butler

Student Profile: Willa Butler

Willa Butler was running before she could walk. Alright, maybe that’s a slight exaggeration, but the New Paltz High School senior, a member of the track and Nordic ski teams and a two-time cross country captain, found her passion for the sport at only seven years old.

Vandalism of gender-neutral bathrooms in New Paltz High School elicits “disgust” from students

Vandalism of gender-neutral bathrooms in New Paltz High School elicits “disgust” from students

Last year, two single-stall faculty bathrooms in New Paltz High School were designated as gender-neutral facilities available to all. It was heralded as a progressive step toward addressing the needs of transgender students in particular, as they may not feel comfortable using the gendered multi-stall bathrooms. However, it’s become clear that not everyone in the school community agrees.