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Sammy Rae & The Friends came to Ithaca Sept. 24 and played at the State Theater. The name of the bands new tour is Camp, bringing together the ideas of campiness and a summer camp feel to the stage.

Sammy Rae & The Friends bring the house down at the State Theater

By Vivian Rose, Co-Life and Culture Editor September 29, 2023
Sammy Rae & The Friends came to Ithaca and performed at the State Theater Sept. 24 as a part of the band’s “Camp” tour after wrapping up a wild summer tour, “If It All Goes South.” The aesthetic of the concert was to combine a summer camp feel with campy elements of the show, from Sammy Rae’s Freddie Mercury poses on stage to holding up a fan with the word “CAMP” in rainbow at the end of the band’s introductory song, “Talk It Up.”
Julia Lester spoke to students at a NYFTSA session about her life as an actor, how she grew up acting and gave advice to the aspiring filmmakers and directors in the room.

Actor Julia Lester discusses life behind the camera and on stage in NYFTSA session

By Vivian Rose, Co-Life and Culture Editor September 29, 2023
Julia Lester, actress and singer known for her time as Ashlyn on “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” was brought to Ithaca College via Zoom for the New York Film and Television Student Alliance as a part of the alliance's “Actors on Set” program Sept. 26.
First-year Helena Winterberg prepares to swing at golf practice Sept. 26. Winterberg was named the Liberty League Rookie of the Week on Sept. 5 after her performance at the St. Lawrence Invitational.

Golf swings back into form after individual season

By David Schurter, Staff Writer September 28, 2023
The Ithaca College golf program hit a low in Spring 2023 when it was only able to field three athletes, forcing it to split into individual competitors instead of playing as a team. Now, the 2023–24 squad has returned with six athletes and is reclaiming its spot in team play. 
Dylan Lyons 14 plans to start an online bookstore, called the Lavender Rhino, as a safe space for LGBTQ+ readers.

Q&A: Dylan Lyons ’14 discusses LGBTQ+ online bookstore

By Molly Fitzsimons, Co-Life and Culture Editor September 26, 2023
Co-Life and Culture Editor Molly Fitzsimons spoke with Lyons about The Lavender Rhino, the motives behind starting this project and where it is going next. Lyons was a journalism major at Ithaca College and later received an MBA at New York University, moving to New York City post-graduation. His professional experience so far has included journalism, content marketing, as well as being active politically and fighting for causes such as LGBTQ+ rights and empowerment.
From left, Travis Warech 13 and Marc Chasin 18 earned gold medals at the 2017 Maccabiah Games, a tournament in Israel that hosts 43 sports and over 10,000 Jewish athletes from around the world.

Men’s basketball alum makes his mark on the global stage

By Alliey Magistro, Staff Writer September 21, 2023
Travis Warech ’13 was a dominant force for the Ithaca College men’s basketball team in the early 2010’s, but Warech has ascended where many Division III athletes never have the pleasure of reaching.
From left to right, sophomores Bella Dandrea and Caitlyn Wagner represent the Asexual Club, a new club at Ithaca College, at the student organization fair in August 2023.

IC organizations adjust to recognition process

By Jadyn Davis, Senior Staff Writer September 20, 2023
With over 250 clubs at Ithaca College for students to join, the recognition process that clubs have to complete each semester has raised some concerns, as organizations are facing new requirements this academic year.  
The Diana Leich quartet performs at Porchfest on Sept. 25, 2022 as crowds of people walk by, taking in the sound of various music genres from different porches.

Fest Preview: From apples to chili, Ithaca has it all

By Georgie Gassaro, Contributing Writer September 20, 2023
From music to apples to chili, Downtown Ithaca and The Commons will be alive with the sounds and smells of Ithaca’s annual festivals, including Porchfest, Apple Harvest Festival and Chili Cook-Off Festival. While these festivals began as a chance to showcase Ithaca’s agricultural and artistic talents, today they serve as a testament to the city’s growth and development as a community since the early ’80s. 
The Ithaca College football team visited Lycoming College and hosted Susquehanna University for two joint preseason practices in preparation for the 2023 season.

Football takes on fresh faces in joint practice sessions

By Daniel King, Senior Writer September 19, 2023
Ithaca College welcomed Lycoming College and Susquehanna University to South Hill this summer, not for a game but for a joint practice.
In 2020, Jennifer Jolly published her book, Creating Pátzcuaro, Creating Mexico: Art, Tourism, and Nation Building under Lázaro Cárdenas. Now in 2023, she has published an essay, José Mariá Morelos, Brownness, and the Visibility of Race in Nineteenth-Century Mexico.”

Q&A: Dana professor speaks about newly published essay

By Kinsey Burr, Staff Writer September 18, 2023
Jennifer Jolly is a Dana professor who was recognized in 2022 by Ithaca College for a continued record of excellence and promise of an outstanding future. Her essay explores how race has influenced the perception of significant figures in 19th century Mexico. Staff writer Kinsey Burr talked to Jolly about her inspiration for the essay and what readers should expect.
From left, first-year student track & field teammates Joseph Napolitano and Max Boreland dine at Campus Center Dining Hall.

Athletes talk impact of new dining options

By Matt Givone, Contributing Writer September 15, 2023
Following a history of notoriously long lines and limited hours of operation, student-athletes at Ithaca College have an innovative new option for dining this fall as the first semester with the meal exchange program goes into effect. 
Ithacas third Welcome Student Weekend celebrated students from Ithaca College, Cornell University and Tompkins Cortland Community College with performances from Ithacapella and Premium Blend on the Ithaca Commons.

The three colleges of Ithaca welcomed on The Commons

By Morgan East and Georgie Gassaro September 14, 2023
Downtown Ithaca Alliance’s (DIA) Welcome Student Weekend was held this year on Saturday, Sept. 9, from noon to 5 p.m. The event was geared toward first-year college students to introduce them to the different businesses, events and organizations in town but was also open to the entire Ithaca community: students of all years, parents and children, teachers and Ithaca residents of all ages.  
First-year student linebacker Dante Bruschi joined the Ithaca College football team after growing up surrounded by professional football. His father, Tedy, was a linebacker in the National Football League for 13 seasons.

Son of NFL star makes a name for himself at IC

By Flynn Hynes, Staff Writer September 12, 2023
Bombers’ first-year student linebacker Dante Bruschi comes from a football family. Dante’s father, Tedy Bruschi, is a former All-Pro linebacker for the New England Patriots and currently works at ESPN as an NFL analyst.
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