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The Student News Site of Ithaca College

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The Student News Site of Ithaca College

The Ithacan

The 'U' in Education

Court ruling has unequal results

April 23, 2014

The Census Bureau estimates that people of minority status will be the majority of the American population by 2043. Within the next two decades, minority applicants to college will also become the majority....

Yearly scheduling reduces stress

April 23, 2014

Approaching the end of a semester may bring students more stress when they have to select classes for the next semester. The denial can be a let down, but some colleges and universities are trying to relieve...

Essay industry cheats students

By Frances Johnson April 2, 2014

Essay writing comes easier to some than others. For those struggling with writing lengthy papers, there are now online services that should have professors on the lookout for suspicious essays. Colleges...

Letters don’t make a student’s grade

By Frances Johnson March 19, 2014

It’s no secret I’m obsessed with getting good grades. But by focusing so much on grades, I focus less on mastering the material and more on getting high marks. Students’ obsession with grade point...

Interns can gain without any pay

By Frances Johnson February 26, 2014

Across the United States, thousands of college students are applying for internships. An internship is a great way for students to develop professional skills while working in the field, such as written...

Crowdfunding aids tuition costs

By Frances Johnson February 12, 2014

College can be a steep investment for many students and their families. According to College Board, the average cost of attendance, including room and board, for a private four-year college or university...

Student therapy may work online

By Frances Johnson January 29, 2014

The Center for Counseling and Psychological Services at Ithaca College is supposed to be a resource for students seeking mental or psychological help. According to some students, they have faced long waiting...

Online application increases visibility

By Frances Johnson December 12, 2013

When I applied to colleges, I used the Common Application for four schools, including Ithaca College. It was convenient; I filled out one seven- or eight-page form that was sent to all of the schools on...

Two-year colleges are still necessary

By Frances Johnson November 21, 2013

For decades, community colleges have been an alternative for post-high school graduates who cannot afford to go to a four-year college or university, or who want to attend a cost-efficient startup school....

No shame having homesick blues

By Frances Johnson November 20, 2013

Move-in week is usually exciting. First-year students are going to college for the first time, and upperclassmen are returning for a new year. Even with the thrill of making new friends or reuniting and...

Flex education is not for everyone

By Frances Johnson November 6, 2013

For some college students, a traditional classroom setting can be drab and the workload overwhelming. As tuition increases, students and some education reformers wonder if credit hour–based learning...

‘Honors’ needs revamping at IC

By Frances Johnson October 3, 2013

"I have a minor in the Honors Program,” may be one of the most unusual sentences I say. At first, I didn’t think too much about what it meant to have a minor in the Honors Program, but I began to question...

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