5, 6, 7, 8, they're fed up with New York State

SUNY New Paltz students rallied last week against $152 million worth of proposed state cuts to higher education, a bill with the unfortunate acronym of PHEEIA.

The crowd of students and SUNY professors chanted slogans like “One, two, three, four, we can’t stand these cuts no more.” Musicians playing pro-union songs preformed before the key note speakers.

The rally was organized by United University Professions (UUP) (a SUNY teachers union), the New Paltz chapter of New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) and SUNY students.