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Walk to the couch, open up a laptop and pull up Flame Night Fever, a virtual drag and burlesque show, on Twitch.

Ithaca’s drag scene on the screen

By Emily Lussier, Staff Writer
February 18, 2021
Ithaca College senior Karly Masters is learning two new instruments, trombone and French horn in F, this semester. She said that this has been difficult over Zoom because her professors cannot hear her play as much.

Virtual classes fall flat for music students and faculty

By Arleigh Rodgers and Emily Lussier
November 6, 2020
From left, Antonio Luis Ibanez, general manager of Dos Amigos, and Jorge Bouras, owner and co-founder, opened the restaurants first brick and mortar on June 18 at 403 College Ave. Even with COVID-19 putting pressure on restaurants, new restaurant owners in Ithaca have found ways to open their doors.

New restaurants serve up distinctive dishes for community

By Emily Lussier, Senior Writer
October 20, 2020
After being significantly smaller in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ithaca Apple Fest will make its return to its previous size.

Annual festival to celebrate fall in pandemic-friendly fashion

By Emily Lussier, Senior Writer
September 23, 2020
At this year’s 20th annual 4-H Duck Race, 1,856 yellow rubber ducks twisted around a swirling, above-ground swimming pool at a local family home.

Annual duck race flocks to virtual format amid pandemic

By Emily Lussier, Staff Writer
September 16, 2020
Junior Eddy Crowley, stage name Teddy Hyde, sings and plays at the Ithaca College Student Showcase at the Haunt on Dec. 8.

Concert showcases musicians from Ithaca College

By Emily Lussier
December 12, 2019
The Bookery, a used bookstore in the Dewitt Mall, is preparing to close after 45 years of business. From its opening in 1975, The Bookery has welcomed customers from all walks of life, including students and professors from Ithaca College.

The Bookery closing after 45 years of business

By Emily Lussier
November 13, 2019
Tangentical subplots and secondary characters dominate “The Politician,” an eccentric take on a high school presidential campaign. The series has a rich cast, but the narrative only finds its footing in the last episodes.

Review: Characters win by a landslide in new show

By Emily Lussier, Proofreader
October 7, 2019
The 2018 film “Too Late to Die Young” was screened as a part of Cine con Cultura Latin Film Festival on  Sept. 21 and 22 at Cornell Cinema. The festival celebrates Latino filmmakers and their contributions to the industry.

Local festival celebrates Latino filmmakers

By Emily Lussier, Proofreader
October 1, 2019
Her Smell is sluggish, especially when compared to the chaotic lifestyle it portrays on screen. The lead actor, Elisabeth Moss, is explosive on screen and saves the film from total mediocrity.

Review: “Her Smell” is painfully slow but is saved by lead actor

By Emily Lussier, Assistant Proofreader
April 29, 2019
Members of Asian American Alliance discussed their heritage, upbringings and identities as part of the Adoptee Identity Panel on April 5 in Klingenstein Lounge in the Campus Center. April is Focus Asia Month.

Focus Asia Month celebrates Asian heritage

By Emily Lussier, Assistant Proofreader
April 9, 2019
“The Beach Bum” is unbearably slow and lacks any coherent plot. The movie is also missing character  growth, trapping the film in a pit of uninteresting interactions. The only appeal is the dynamic camera work.

Review: Comedy “The Beach Bum” gets sand in it

By Emily Lussier, Assistant Proofreader
April 8, 2019
Tal Torovezky ’17 and senior Hannah Mautz helped to plan the 53rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards during their three-month-long internship with ACM.

Student and alum help plan annual awards show in Los Angeles

By Emily Lussier, Staff Writer
April 24, 2018
Students gathered at the Ithaca Pan Asian American Film Festival in 2015. This years festival will be held April 27 in the Park Auditorium.

Festival shines spotlight on Asian-American media makers

By Emily Lussier, Staff Writer
April 24, 2018
The Ithaca College Physical Therapy Student Association and the Ithaca College Nutrition Club hosted the third Yogathon on April 2. Participants took part in four hour-long yoga classes and ate snacks provided by the IC Nutrition Club.

WATCH: Student associations host third annual Yogathon

By Emily Lussier, Staff Writer
April 4, 2018
Queen Strength, led by junior Au’Vonnie Dorsett, works to empower women through health and fitness. They meet every Friday at 3:15 p.m. in the Mondo Floor Gym in the Fitness Center.

Club focuses on women empowerment through health and fitness

By Emily Lussier, Contributing Writer
March 31, 2018
Freshmen Dhruv Iyengar and Katie Nevils rehearse a scene from Kenneth Lonergan’s play “This is Our Youth.” IC Second Stage,  a student-run theatre group, is staging the production, which tells the story of three teenagers entering adulthood during the Reagan era.

Student-run production explores coming of age in the ’80s

By Emily Lussier, Contributing Writer
March 28, 2018
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