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Out of Touch Records works to improve the quality of recordings by mixing and mastering audio tracks for everything from graduate school auditions to podcasts, though senior Nicholas Thompson, a founder of Out of Touch said its clientele is not confined to just students.

Students keep in touch by creating audio editing company

By Ryan Bieber, Staff Writer
November 30, 2020
Carla Minet, executive director of Puerto Rican organization Centro de Periodismo Investigativo (CPI), accepted the Izzy Award on the organization’s behalf. The CPI won the award for its 2019 reporting on the Puerto Rican government’s lack of disaster preparedness.

Independent media virtually celebrated at 12th annual Izzy Awards

By Ryan Bieber, Staff Writer
October 29, 2020
In the midst of a pandemic and national protests against racism and police violence, this years election between Democratic nominee Joe Biden and Republican nominee President Donald Trump could be one of the most important elections in recent history.

Ithaca College community prepares for upcoming elections

By Ryan Bieber, Staff Writer
October 15, 2020
Marissa Holske, a first year physical therapy graduate student, is raising her puppy, Wave, in Ithaca. Wave was expected to return to GEB for formal training in Spring 2021, but due the pandemic, Wave may stay with Holske for an extra eight months.

Formal training for guiding eyes dogs delayed

By Ryan Bieber, Staff Writer
October 6, 2020
The Ithaca College Office of Religious and Spiritual Life is working with Inner Harbor to provide grief resources for the campus community.

New club aims to amplify Jewish student voices

By Ryan Bieber, Staff Writer
October 1, 2020
From left, Kiersten Rhodes Cornell University 20 at podium, Nora Vail 20, Sarah Horbacewicz 20 and Kevin Swann 20 processing at their graduation celebration May 16.

IC graduates celebrate graduation after commencement delayed

By Ryan Bieber, Staff Writer
May 26, 2020
Junior Allison Kelley, vice president of business and finance for the SGC, said all the magazines were given opportunities to voice their opinions at multiple meetings the SGC Appropriations Committee held.

SGC publications bill impacts magazines differently

By Ryan Bieber, Staff Writer
February 26, 2020
Sophomore Jordan Brown and Grace George, who are both cinema and photography majors at the college, are currently studying abroad at the University of New South Wales in Kensington, Australia. Although they had heard about the fires in Australia on the news, neither realized the scope of the problem until they were standing face to face with it.

Ithaca College students photograph Australian bushfires

By Ryan Bieber, Staff Writer
February 20, 2020
Sophomore Ali DeRagon, freshman Drew Martin, sophomore Henry Sauer and junior August Bish  play at the IC Jazz Club’s open mic night. The event happens Thursdays in the Towers Marketplace.

Students jam at Towers every Thursday night

By Ryan Bieber
February 18, 2020
Snyder is a clinical health studies major, which is part of the six-year physical therapy program, and she has minors in neuroscience, psychology and honors. Snyder was inspired to start her own research project in the fall of her sophomore year after taking a behavioral neuroscience course taught by Tamara Fitzwater, assistant professor in the Department of Psychology. 

Q&A: Student conducts research on stress in adolescents

By Ryan Bieber, Staff Writer
February 5, 2020
Jennifer Herzog, lecturer in the Ithaca College Department of Theatre Arts, aims to educate the public about anti-Semitic hate crimes via the Facebook page Awake to Fight Hate.

Facebook group draws attention to anti-Semitic hate crimes

By Ryan Bieber, Staff Writer
January 22, 2020
From left, senior Matthew Feiler and Rachel Steinmentz 19, former Hillel at Ithaca College student executive board presented the CARE bill at a SGC meeting in Fall 2018. The SGC passed the bill after multiple meetings.

Students express concern over religious holiday conflicts

By Ryan Bieber, Staff Writer
December 11, 2019
From left, senior Sarah Jennison, Longview resident Rachel Kaufman and Desirée Tolchin 20 chat as part of Ithaca Colleges Sociology of Aging class. The Department of Aging Studies is one of the departments that will be cut.

College celebrates 20 years of Longview partnership

By Ryan Bieber, Staff Writer
December 4, 2019
Freshman Shayna Yasunaga spoke with other Ithaca College community members in a roundtable discussion about the college being built on Cayuga Nation Land and the issues that indigenous people face.

College community discusses the impacts of colonization

By Ryan Bieber, Staff Writer
November 19, 2019
Fifty-one percent of rising juniors were accepted to live off campus for the 2020–21 academic year, as stated in an email from the Office of Residential Life sent to all applicants.

Sophomores raise concerns over off-campus housing

By Ryan Bieber, Staff Writer
November 14, 2019
On Sept. 24, CityLab ranked Ithaca the No. 1 car-free city out of cities with populations of 250,000 or less.

Ithaca ranked as top U.S. metro for living car-free

By Ryan Bieber, Staff Writer
October 30, 2019
Dave Prunty, executive director of auxiliary services, discusses the changes made in Dining Services at an open forum held Oct. 15. Four students attended the event.

Dining Services holds town hall for student critique

By Ryan Bieber, Staff Writer
October 22, 2019
Students line up outside of the dining hall to swipe in for a meal. Students at Ithaca College demonstrate a need for swipes that is greater than the national average. 

Program collects meal swipes to swipe out hunger

By Ryan Bieber, Staff Writer
October 1, 2019
Sybil Conrad, director of the Campus Center, spoke at the second town hall meeting about the redesign of the Campus Center May 2.

Redesign to focus on restructuring layout of Campus Center

By Ryan Bieber, Staff Writer
May 6, 2019
Ellucian, the company that manages HomerConnect, released an update and redesign to the program March 12 — just a few weeks before the April 2 registration start date.

HomerConnect redesign sparks mixed reactions on campus

By Ryan Bieber, Staff Writer
April 10, 2019
The Ithaca College mock trial team competed in the Opening Round Championship Series Tournament, a  national competition hosted by the American Mock Trial Association in Virginia from March 15 to 17.

Ithaca College mock trial team advances to championship

By Ryan Bieber, Staff Writer
March 20, 2019
Two of the four finalists for the newly established Executive Director for Student Wellness position came to campus Feb. 12 and Feb. 14. They gave their pitch in an open forum about why they should be selected.

First finalists for new wellness position present to college

By Ryan Bieber, Staff Writer
February 18, 2019
Ithaca College has security filters to block suspicious emails. However, some, like the scam where  criminals pose as potential employers to get victims to buy iTunes gift cards, manage to get through.

Criminals phishing for money target with iTunes scam

By Ryan Bieber, Staff Writer
February 13, 2019
From right, Eric Barr, Rebecca van der Meulen, Christian Schuepbach, film Cliff Massey, the subject of the documentary.

Opioid documentary made by IC students gets College Emmy nomination

By Ryan Bieber, Staff Writer
January 22, 2019
The college recently announced that it has semifinalists for the newly established the vice president for human and organizational development, innovation and planning position. The college has not disclosed the names or the number of semifinalists.

College restructures staff compensation program

By Ryan Bieber, Staff Writer
December 5, 2018
Junior Lily Dickinson presents her product Flatbox, a collapsible container for clean and dirty pocket tissues, to the judges. Her product was one of seven pitched at the third annual Demo Day held at Rev: Ithaca Startup Works on Nov. 13.

Students pitch products and win funds at annual competition

By Ryan Bieber, Staff Writer
November 14, 2018
Brooke Bailey Johnson came to Ithaca College as a Park professional in residence from Oct. 1–4. She is the former president of Food Network and previously worked at ABC and A&E broadcast stations.

Q&A: Professional in residence shares insight on communications field

By Ryan Bieber, Contributing Writer
October 7, 2018
David Weil, associate vice president and chief information officer of information technology, said that through the use of deceptive emails, phishers gained access to some students’ usernames and passwords.

Phishing incident prompts new security for college email accounts

By Ryan Bieber, Contributing Writer
September 25, 2018
Two companies, Dominion Energy and the J.M McDonald Foundation, supplied the funds for the path. Work on the Boothroyd Trail began over the summer, and while there have been setbacks in the construction process, the trail is expected to be finished by mid-Fall 2018.

Natural Lands receives grants to increase accessibility

By Ryan Bieber, Contributing Writer
September 11, 2018
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