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THE ITHACAN

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THE ITHACAN

Senior Elijah de Castro, senior writer and former News and Life & Culture editor, discusses the importance of action instead of simply hoping for improvement.

Commentary: Hope is not a solution to crises like climate change

By Elijah de Castro April 26, 2023
not to say that believing in a better world is a waste of time — we certainly need to know what kind of world we want before we try to change it.
Jenni Monet reports on the history of violence and injustice against Native Americans for Indigenously. Monet has a free weekly newsletter that gives attention to issues like the disproportionate deaths and disappearances of Native women and girls that larger media fails to address as a constant experience for the community. 

IC announces the 2022 annual Izzy Award winners

By Lorien Tyne, Assistant News Editor April 5, 2022
Park Center for Independent Media has announced its 2022 Izzy Award winners including two journalists and three media outlets.
Lady Ajayi, visiting assistant professor in the Department of Politics and a 2021–22 American Association of University Women International Fellow, created the presentation from research she conducted centered around faith-based abuse in Nigeria.

Lecture brings awareness to faith-based abuse in Africa

By Olivia Stanzl, Assistant News Editor April 5, 2022
The Department of Politics hosted a presentation April 4 to bring awareness to abuse found in faith-based higher education in Africa.

Climate Justice Protestors Call for Action

By Mack Rovenolt, Mack Rovenolt March 30, 2022

From Left Zenon Wasyliw; professor in the Department of History; Jonathan Ablard, professor in the Department of History; and junior Daria Karpenko, an Ithaca College student from Ukraine.

Discussion panel held to bring awareness to Russian invasion

By Clare Shanahan, Staff Writer March 7, 2022
Over 550 people showed their solidarity with the people of Ukraine and their investment in the war waged by Russia at a discussion panel held by IC
Hurricane Ida reveals state systemic classism

Hurricane Ida reveals state systemic classism

By Tina Orlandini September 23, 2021

On Aug. 29, Hurricane Ida slammed Southern Louisiana as a category four storm with 150-mile per hour winds — one of the strongest hurricanes in Louisiana’s history. Ida arrived on the anniversary of...

Christina Zawerucha and Tom Egan perform the song Red Clay Halo for the Songs for Change virtual concert Feb. 28.

Virtual concert series raises money for social change

By Maddy Martin, Life & Culture editor March 9, 2021
Songs for Change, a student-run virtual concert series, is using music to raise money for mutual aid organizations that support communities of color.
Ten years after the original Underground Railroad mural displayed beneath the Aurora Street bridge on Green Street was painted, it is being revitalized by four local artists.

Stories of justice painted into Ithaca murals

By Grace Azaula, Contributing Writer October 16, 2020
Bold, bright colors express even bolder ideas at the Underground Railroad mural displayed beneath the Aurora Street bridge on Green Street.
Rising junior Sebastian Chavez, Students of Color Coalition senator, urges Ithaca College to work and collaborate with students of color in light of recent national fights against racial injustices.

Commentary: Power is listening, but the action is revolutionary

By Sebastian Chavez July 19, 2020
As the Students of Color Coalition senator and a P.O.C. individual, I am demanding Ithaca College to work and collaborate with P.O.C. students.
The Brown Girl Chronicles- IC Strike

‘The Brown Girl Chronicles’- IC Strike

By Sobeida Rosa March 3, 2020

https://soundcloud.com/ithacan-main/brown-girl-chronicles-ic-strike In this episode, host Sobeida Rosa speaks with Hope Gardner and Julia Siegal, founding members of IC Strike, an activist group at...

As a black Jewish woman, Yavilah McCoy said, her intersectional identity has forced her to deal with multiple kinds of oppression throughout her life. McCoy said she aims to avoid divisiveness in social justice.

Activist speaks on intersectionality in activism

By Cora Payne, Assistant News Editor February 19, 2020
Yavilah McCoy, an educator, anti-racism activist and diversity, equity and inclusion consultant, visited Ithaca College on Feb. 18 to speak.
Editorial: Students must take advantage of open discussions on campus

Editorial: Students must take advantage of open discussions on campus

October 23, 2019
The responsibility to curate positive change can’t fall on the administration alone.
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