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Destiny J. B. Hernandez, who sings professionally under the name Destiny LaVibe, performed at the State Theatre of Ithaca Feb. 16.

State Theatre hosts Black History Month Talent Show

By Lorien Tyne, Staff Writer February 21, 2024
A joyful, energetic aura emanated from Ithaca’s State Theatre the evening of Feb. 16, as performers of all ages took the stage for the 2024 Black History Month Talent Show. 
Ithaca College recently hosted their Day of Community Service event where students were invited to volunteer for the day at a nonprofit.

IC students lend a hand at second-hand stores

By Jacquelyn Reaves, Newsletter Editor February 21, 2024
Ithaca College hosted their once-a-semester event, “Day of Community Service,” where students can volunteer at a non-profit for the whole day. In Fall of 2023, the event was held at The Learning Farm on Oct. 12. This semester, the event was held Feb. 17 at the Finger Lakes ReUse center to conclude MLK week. The Finger Lakes ReUse center aims to reduce waste, create job opportunities and help save the planet in the process. 
From left to right, Abby Juda and Alessandra Healy having oatmeal at the Women’s Mentoring Network event.

Women’s Mentoring Network fosters connections among colleagues through an oatmeal bar

By Sarah Payne, Staff Writer February 14, 2024
The Ithaca College’s Women’s Mentoring Network hosted an oatmeal bar on Feb. 9 for members of the network and female faculty to meet and talk to each other at the start of this semester. Cozied up against a side wall was a table decked out with a breakfast buffet with oatmeal, a variety of toppings, fruit salad and beverages.  A few dozen people attended the event and the small party created a casual environment which was quite welcoming for conversation. Faculty at the event had a variety of backgrounds; everyone from professors to librarians attended and discussed what their work experience was like over breakfast. 
Seniors Nour Elshikh and Kashief Scott dance at the BIPOC Unity Center’s Kick-back.

BIPOC Unity Center hosts a Kickback

By Jacquelyn Reaves, Newsletter Editor February 8, 2024
Ithaca College’s BIPOC Unity Center hosted a Kickback event on Feb. 2 as a part of their monthly events for the campus community First Fridays.  The goal of the event was to showcase the multiple multicultural affinity organizations on campus. The Kickback was filled with 18 student organizations like “PODER: Latinx Student Association,” “Brothers for Brothers'' and the “Asian American Alliance” among many others. 95 people attended the event.
Artificial Intelligence is an ongoing discussion on and off college campuses, as many colleges have yet to make an official statement surrounding the allowance or ban of the different programs.

Artificial Intelligence: An ongoing debate

By Matt Minton, Senior Writer February 8, 2024
With the official launch of ChatGPT in November 2022, students and faculty all across the country are being presented with major questions about how artificial intelligence (AI) should be used in the classroom, what constitutes as “cheating” and what this new technology means for the future of higher education.
Holocaust survivor, Samuel Rind, shares anecdotes with Ithaca College students in Emerson Suites.

Holocaust survivor shares his story for the International Remembrance Day

By Makai Yllanes February 6, 2024
In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, students and guests gathered in Emerson Suites and heard from Jewish Holocaust survivor Samuel Rind on Feb. 1.  The Ithaca College Student Leadership Institute and Ithaca College Hillel brought in Rind to share his personal story in relation to the Holocaust. Rind, who visited and spoke to students at the college in 2017, is a regular speaker on college campuses and across the Western New York area. 
EcoVillage is a sustainable cohousing community that allows people of all ages to live and contribute in a shared space.

EcoVillage demonstrates community and personal growth

By Molly Fitzsimons, Life and Culture Editor February 2, 2024
Tucked in on Ithaca’s West Hill is EcoVillage, a sustainable living community that allows people of all ages to live in sustainably built homes and contribute to their communities. Within their three neighborhoods, FROG, SONG and TREE, and over 200 residents, there seems to always be something happening or being planned in the community. 
Ithaca residents attended the Habitat for Humanity annual cookie walk on Dec. 2 at The Ithaca Commons for the first time since 2020 due to restrictions because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sights, sounds, sweets: Holiday cheer rocks around Ithaca

By Sarah Mooney, Staff Writer December 6, 2023
From Dec. 1 to Dec. 3, Ithaca celebrated the holidays by hosting The Factory Holiday Art Market, The Habitat for Humanity Cookie Walk and the Ice and Lights Festival.
Movie trailers are not in tune

Movie trailers are not in tune

By Molly Fitzsimons, Co-Life and Culture Editor December 6, 2023
Movie trailers are one of the best ways that audiences get a feel for a film and if they want to see it. When movies are misrepresented as different genres from the actual content, there can be discourse and confusion following the film.
Tyler Dale, Prose and Cons Editor for Buzzsaw Magazine, reads from a section of the magazine during the Nov. 28 Buzzsaw Showcase.

Abuzz with creativity: Buzzsaw’s first-ever showcase

By Georgie Gassaro, Staff Writer December 5, 2023

Writers, friends and classmates eagerly gathered at Williams Hall on Nov. 28 as Buzzsaw Magazine held their first ever Buzzsaw Showcase to celebrate the magazine’s creations throughout recent semesters.  The...

John Vongas is an associate professor in the School of Business at Ithaca College.

Q&A: Associate Professor professes the positives of stress

By Sarah Payne, Staff Writer November 29, 2023
John Vongas is an associate professor in the School of Business at Ithaca College. He was able to lend his expertise to help research stress-work relationships and assisted in writing the paper “The Essential Impact of Stress Appraisals on Work Engagement.”
The State of the Art Gallery opened its exhibitions for the month of November. Ed Brothers, president of the board of directors and artist, had his work showcased at the gallery on Nov. 12.

Ed Brothers paints with past memories and nostalgic

By Jacquelyn Reaves, Contributing Writer November 16, 2023
Located in Downtown Ithaca, the State of the Art Gallery presented its annual solo and dual exhibitions for the month of November. This year, Ed Brothers, president of the board of directors and fellow artist, presented his work in “Divergence-Convergence.” 
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