Until now, The New School Free Press has operated much like newspapers did in 1978. Though we’ve tried to bring you all of the important news from our community, our bi-weekly print schedule often made our articles irrelevant after a few days. Instead of taking part in the greater discussions of the news world, we floated in the background, failing to provide our readers with the information they needed.
The Occupy Wall Street movement may have began as a small group of people protesting against our nation’s economic system, but over the past few weeks it has grown into something more: all across the country, communities are rising up and airing their local grievances. The rallying spirit has spread from Portland, Oregon to Northampton, Massachusetts; in a town in Western Alaska, with a population of 6,400, one woman stood alone with her three dogs in frost-covered grass holding a sign: “Occupy the Tundra.”