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Sydney Arus

Sydney Arus is a graduating senior at SUNY New Paltz, where she is getting a BA degree in biology with a minor in journalism. She works part-time as an EMT.

The Round Goby Has Reached the Hudson. Will It Keep Going?

The round goby, a prolific and destructive invasive fish, has spread from the Great Lakes all the way to the Hudson River. New York's canal operators are trying to keep it from invading Lake Champlain too. Does the plan go far enough?


Reducing Harm Amid the Hudson Valley’s Opioid Crisis

A primer on understanding opioids and how to help those who are overdosing.


COVID Appears to Worsen Brain Function in Dementia Patients

New data indicates the virus may accelerate cognitive decline. The way we respond may not be helping.