April 25, 2015
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Faith Meckley

An Uncertain Future

My participation in the Great March for Climate Action over the course of five months changed my thoughts and perceptions on a lot of things. One thing I didn’t expect it to change was my firmly held plans about motherhood.

Park Center for Independent Media awards seventh annual Izzy Award

The seventh annual Izzy Award ceremony honored Naomi Klein and David Sirota for outstanding achievement in independent journalism April 15 in Emerson Suites.

New local currency offers Ithaca another alternative

This summer, the Ithaca community will have a new alternative to the U.S. dollar to use for local transactions: Ithacash.

Syracuse University divests

One of the best things Ithaca College can do to fulfill its goal of benefiting others, in specific regards to communities and individuals affected by industry and climate change, is to remove all ties to fossil fuels. That includes divesting our endowment.

Justice Half Served

On Wednesday, March 18, my back-and-forth with Judge Berry finally came to a close. Along with 41 others, my case was dropped in the “interest of justice” — no jail, no fine, no trial and nothing held against me. Our team of devoted lawyers and the district attorney, Joe Fazzary, reached an agreement on this, one that is now being lauded as historical and potentially precedent-setting.

Ithaca College students take the plunge for Special Olympics

This is Ithaca’s second-annual Polar Plunge fundraising event benefiting local Special Olympics athletes, using the slogan “Freezin’ for a Reason.” Individuals and teams raised funds to participate, and this year the event brought in about $34,000, according to the event website.

Ithaca College students travel to Virginia to build a house

Over spring break, three Ithaca College students traveled to Exmore, Virginia, with the student chapter of Habitat for Humanity and contributed to building a house for a family in need.

IC students cover 50th anniversary of Selma March with NBC

Six Ithaca College students partnered with NBC to cover the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights March in Selma, Alabama. Their work appeared in the network’s weekend-long coverage of the 50th anniversary events.

Ithaca College’s greenhouse gas emissions increase

Despite Ithaca College’s goal to decrease total emissions by 25 percent from 2007, records show emissions have actually increased.

Travel, Not Transit

I found myself a nice piece of bus station floor and spread out my sleeping bag. I sat down and ate my fries quickly, hoping to catch a nap before my next bus. A man with his own basket of fries, smothered in cheese sauce, approached me.

“That’s a nice set up you got there, mind if I join you?”

Life After the March

It’s been over five months since the Climate March arrived in D.C. It’s been about two months since I came back to college, and I am still adjusting. Moments of restlessness hit me at least once a day. I never left the United States, and yet I seem to be experiencing something akin to culture shock.

Cove Point Protectors go to trial

Like the We Are Seneca Lake movement in New York, Lusby has also developed its own resistance, dubbed We Are Cove Point. To date, around 20 people have been arrested for various acts of civil disobedience, including blockading gates, trespassing onto active construction sites and locking down to construction equipment and doors.

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