The Student News Site of Ithaca College


The Student News Site of Ithaca College


The Student News Site of Ithaca College


In addition to multiple changes to the academic calendar starting Fall 2023 onward, there will be a two-day April break. However, the April break will be dependent on the semester start date.

A two-day break in April among changes to academic calendar

By Prakriti Panwar, Assistant News Editor March 8, 2023
There are several changes to the academic calendar starting Fall 2023 onward, including an April break, changes in semester start dates, Maymester offerings and more.
Ithaca College students pose for a picture in Washington D.C. where they volunteered as a part of one of the Alternative Spring Break trips offered by OSEMA. Other students volunteered in Virginia, North Carolina, Canada and Michigan.

Students spend spring break on volunteer trips

By Bianca Mestiza, Contributing Writer March 22, 2017
“It was really amazing to get to know the women the organization benefits, as well as meeting the people who make everything happen,” Bednarz said.
Kris Bosela (Bottom row, first from left) volunteering at Camp Campbell, a YMCA camp in Boulder Creek, California on a charter service trip with other Ithaca College students.

Graduate student builds communities through volunteer work

By Meaghan McElroy, Staff Writer January 24, 2017
Bosela’s first trip with OSEMA was during the spring break of his junior year, when he traveled to Kiptopeke State Park in Virginia.

Editorial: Microaggression mishap warrants conversation

March 30, 2016
The best response is not finger-pointing or censorship, but free and open conversation.
From left, Bryan Delaney, Shannon Lipe and Sara Hallas, coastal education coordinator for the North Carolina Coastal Federation investigate oceanic wildlife in North Carolina. Students traveled to five different locations across the East Coast from March 12–20 as part of the Alternative Spring Break program.

Ithaca College students spend spring break performing service

By Maura Aleardi, Staff Writer March 23, 2016
“These kids are very underprivileged, a lot of them, and they come from a lot of poverty and really bad home situations,” she said. “It’s just really great to have an opportunity to be a good role model for them and give them a safe place to be for a week.”

Students use break to fight for causes

By Sabrina Knight, Assistant News Editor March 20, 2013
Don Austin, assistant director of community service and leadership development, discusses his experience at an alternative spring break, where participants focused on environmental issues such as hydraulic fracturing.

Make or break

By Elma GonzalezErica Palumbo, Assistant News Editors March 8, 2012
For sophomore Yiwei Zhu, spending spring break in Florida last year meant a lot more than basking in the southern sun.
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