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THE ITHACAN

Editorial: Transfer pathway program is essential to making the college more financially accessible

Editorial: Transfer pathway program is essential to making the college more financially accessible

By The Ithacan December 7, 2023
Ithaca College is partnering with the Commision on Independent Colleges and Universities in New York (CICU) to create transfer pathways for students who want to transfer to the college  after two years at a community college.
Editorial: New varsity athlete dress code is unnecessary and problematic

Editorial: New varsity athlete dress code is unnecessary and problematic

By The Ithacan December 7, 2023
During October 2023, Ithaca College implemented a dress code for all varsity athletes that applies during practices, when traveling across campus and when using facilities in the Athletics and Events Center. These rules are a waste of resources by the college, target certain sports teams and enforce sexist standards.
Sophomore Samantha Ruiz writes about the gender breakdown of psychologists and how the field has switched from being predominantly composed of men to women.

Commentary: Men must return to psychology

By Samantha Ruiz December 7, 2023
A field that was once run by men has become a female-dominated occupation and there is an elephant in the room.
Junior Anna Riley writes about the financial barriers to participating in club sports and how they are completely inaccessible to some students.

Commentary: College must prioritize funding for club sports

By Anna Riley December 6, 2023
Sports teams are a great way to make friends, try something new or continue to improve at a craft. However, at Ithaca College, club sports are simply too expensive for many students. Campus Recreation is severely underfunded and the teams feel the impacts deeply. 
Junior photo editor Kalysta Donaghy-Robinson writes about her experience with chronic illness and the need for more awareness and education on the topic.

Commentary: Education around chronic illness is vitally important

By Kalysta Donaghy-Robinson, Photo editor December 6, 2023
When I was 14-years-old, I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), a chronic incurable illness that affects the way a person’s immune system reacts to the outer coating of nerve fibers within their brain and/or spine. 
Editorial: Creating and maintaining accessibility resources on campus is essential

Editorial: Creating and maintaining accessibility resources on campus is essential

By The Ithacan December 1, 2023
Creating a safe, accessible campus for all Ithaca College students is not just important but absolutely essential. No student should have to skip class or avoid going to a certain dining hall or building because accessible pathways do not exist or do not function. 
Sophomore Grace Vanderveer writes about the lack of maintenance and the cleanliness needs in the colleges residence halls.

Commentary: Cleanliness and upkeep of residence halls must be prioritized

By Grace Vanderveer November 30, 2023
Growing up, my parents always lamented to me about their experiences living in the oldest residence hall on their college’s campus. This building was built in the 1960s, and has since been deemed too decrepit for student housing.
Editorial: International conflict does not justify acts of hate

Editorial: International conflict does not justify acts of hate

By The Ithacan November 16, 2023
This was undoubtedly a targeted and antisemitic attack and it brings up a crucial conversation; international conflict does not present an excuse to act or speak in a bigoted way and it certainly is not an excuse to threaten violence against people based on their views or perceived affiliation with one side of the conflict or another.
Editorial: DEI education should not be the responsibility of BIPOC students, faculty

Editorial: DEI education should not be the responsibility of BIPOC students, faculty

By The Ithacan November 16, 2023
The School of Music, Theater, and Dance at Ithaca College must implement programs and resources to support students of color and educate them on racism in the world of music, theater and dance.
Editorial: College must promote more collaboration among different schools

Editorial: College must promote more collaboration among different schools

By The Ithacan November 15, 2023
The integrative studies major allows Ithaca College students to design their own program of study if there is not a major suited to their unique needs and is accepting new students for the first time in two years.
Senior Opinion Editor Clare Shanahan writes about her experiences with public safety resources on campus, particularly emergency blue lights, safe ride and dispatch services and surveillance cameras.

Commentary: Public safety resources at the college must be increased

By Clare Shanahan, Opinion Editor November 15, 2023
Functional public safety resources are crucial to creating an appealing and safe college campus. Being a journalism student at Ithaca College has given me unique insight into college operations; I have consistently found the state of public safety resources to be insufficient and concerning.
Junior Janaissy Pineda Alvarez writes about her experiences as a student of color in the Park School of Communications and how Park can offer increased support BIPOC students.

Commentary: Park is not a safe haven for students of color

By Janaissy Pineda Alvarez November 15, 2023
Ranked 19th out of 50 for top film schools, Park's standing bolsters its appeal to incoming students who often base their decision to attend the college on the Park School itself and the myriad of opportunities it promises. However, what remains conspicuously unaddressed is the school's striking lack of diversity, particularly among students of color, and its pronounced presence within specific majors.
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