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Students in the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance perform The Hunchback of Notre Dame on April 22. The performance was the last to be put on by a student in the Master of Music in Conducting.

Last curtain call for the conducting masters program

By Lily Lipka, Staff Writer April 26, 2023
“The Hunchback of Notre Dame” marks graduate student Alex Gutierrez’s final show at Ithaca College and the last production ever to be put on by a student in the Master of Music in Conducting program.
Katharine Kittredge, professor in the Department of Literatures in English, speaks at the 2023 Pippi to Ripley conference. Kittredge began the conference in 2011.

Pop culture conference empowers academics

By Mariana Contreras, Staff Writer April 26, 2023
On the weekend of April 21–22, members of the Ithaca College community eagerly participated in the sixth edition of the Pippi to Ripley Conference.
First-year student Payton Romance looks at clothing from the Take It Or Leave It pop-up shop during the Sustainability Fair in the Textor Hallway on April 21.

Taking fast fashion slow with Take It Or Leave It

By Jadyn Davis, Staff Writer April 26, 2023
Eco-Reps participated in the Sustainability Fair on April 21 with a pop-up Take It Or Leave It thrift shop that was free for students to peruse.
Guests hike along the trail to visit the South Hill Forest Products open house Feb. 8. South Hill Forest Products is the brainchild of Jason Hamilton, professor in the Department of Environmental Studies and Science. Each year, students in the Non-Timber Forest Products class work to market and manage the small business.

Students learn from Mother Nature

By Elizabeth Kharabadze and Noelle Cook April 19, 2023
Nearing the end of the academic year, students have the opportunity to showcase months of hard work. For the students in the Non-Timber Forest Products class, this is South Hill Forest Products.
Ithaca Beer Co.s beer flight allows beer lovers to enjoy any selection of four of their craft beers. It also offers a craft cocktail menu and non-alcoholic drinks, like house made ginger and root beer.

Drinking out at Ithaca bars

By Caitlin Holtzman and Eleanor Kay April 19, 2023
For those looking to go out and have a good time, Ithaca's wide range of bars offer different vibes for everyone.
It has long been debated whether the ice cream sundae was created in Ithaca or Two Rivers. Ithaca continues to have many thriving ice cream stands, including Purity.

The scoop on a timeless sweet treat

By Jadyn Davis, Staff Writer April 19, 2023
The ice cream sundae's origin is still up in the air as Ithaca and Two Rivers, Wisconsin, have claimed the creation of the frozen treat for many years.
Eta Pie is a great option for vegans, with plenty of gluten-free options in its large menu. What really makes this pizza place stand out is the sweetly crafted sauce.

Ithaca pizza on a budget

By Grace Condon, Contributing Writer April 19, 2023
Pizza is an easy and enjoyable snack or meal for both your wallet and stomach, and Downtown Ithaca is full of convenient spots to stop.
The meat combo freshly served with Tibs Wat, Yebeg Wat, Misir, Shiro and Kik comes with delicious injera to break off and dip into the meal for extra flavor.

Hawi brings Ethiopian cuisine to Ithaca

By Matt Minton, Co Life and Culture Editor April 19, 2023
Conveniently located on 113 S Cayuga St. right near The Commons, Hawi Ethiopian Cuisine aims to bring the traditional dishes of Ethiopia to Ithaca — and it succeeds.
Tacos CDMX, which set up shop outside the Ithaca ReUse Center, offers the authentic flavors of Mexico, despite a limited menu.

Tacos CDMX brings out the flavors of Mexico

By Andrew Tell, Staff Writer April 19, 2023
Nestled between the Ithaca ReUse Center and Pat's Pizzeria along Elmira Road lives a metal shack. The shack has no electricity, but it has been churning out the best tacos in Ithaca.
Onlookers watch an electric live performance at Deep Dive. The recently opened waterfront venue serves as an intergenerational hangout spot for both college students and older Ithaca residents.

Deep Dive offers intergenerational vibes for all

By Jess Williams, Staff Writer April 19, 2023
Deep Dive is keeping Ithaca’s rich live music history alive at this historic location, perpetuating Ithaca as an epicenter for cultural growth and movement.
Sophomore Lauren Smith works on creating a masterpiece during a paint and sip event. The events offer people the ability to create their own pieces of art in a relaxed, judgement-free environment.

Paint and sip events bring out student’s inner Picasso

By Victoria Kellogg, Contributing Writer April 19, 2023
While painting, students simultaneously create a personalized masterpiece on a canvas while drinking a non-alcoholic beverage and call it a paint and sip party. 
From left, first-year student Leslie Duncan, senior Sherleen Vargas and first-year student Sophia Tallman perform to Blue Orangeade by Tomorrow X Tomorrow.

Electric K-pop performances rock Emerson Suites

By Matt Minton, Co Life and Culture Editor April 19, 2023
On April 16, KATALYST K-Pop put on its latest performance, “OUR_WORLD,” in Emerson Suites set to songs and choreography by popular artists like SEVENTEEN, SHINee and Orange Caramel.
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