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THE ITHACAN

The Student News Site of Ithaca College

THE ITHACAN

Editorial: College must consistently and authentically support the BIPOC community

Editorial: College must consistently and authentically support the BIPOC community

By The Ithacan February 15, 2024
The college needs to strive to be a more inclusive, safe environment for BIPOC students all year round. 
Seniors Nour Elshikh and Kashief Scott dance at the BIPOC Unity Center’s Kick-back.

BIPOC Unity Center hosts a Kickback

By Jacquelyn Reaves, Newsletter Editor February 8, 2024
Ithaca College’s BIPOC Unity Center hosted a Kickback event on Feb. 2 as a part of their monthly events for the campus community First Fridays.  The goal of the event was to showcase the multiple multicultural affinity organizations on campus. The Kickback was filled with 18 student organizations like “PODER: Latinx Student Association,” “Brothers for Brothers'' and the “Asian American Alliance” among many others. 95 people attended the event.
Senior Madison Almonte writes about the importance of including and validating people with mixed identities.

Commentary: Mixed identities deserve space within our community

By Madison Almonte February 1, 2024
I felt so lost coming to Ithaca College, a predominantly white institution and in the middle of a global upheaval. While I have come to know so many amazing peers of color here at Ithaca College, being mixed is a different experience that isn’t discussed nearly as much as it should be, despite the ever-growing presence of young people identifying as multiracial within the last decade.
Editorial: DEI education should not be the responsibility of BIPOC students, faculty

Editorial: DEI education should not be the responsibility of BIPOC students, faculty

By The Ithacan November 16, 2023
The School of Music, Theater, and Dance at Ithaca College must implement programs and resources to support students of color and educate them on racism in the world of music, theater and dance.
Junior Stephanie Duran writes about how Pulse Hip Hop and particularly its annual showcase is a crucial event to celebrate BIPOC culture and joy at the college, especially for women of color.

Commentary: Pulse Hip Hop creates an essential safe space for BIPOC students

By Stephanie Duran October 1, 2023
Creating spaces and events that empower and bring joy to students of color on campus is of paramount importance, especially at a predominantly white institution.
Deja View - Moonlight (2016)

‘Deja View’ – “Moonlight” (2016)

December 6, 2022

In their last episode highlighting queer media, hosts Sydney Brumfield and Therese Kinirons dive into "Moonlight" (2016). They talk about the immense heart and talent that went into creating this phenomenal...

Sophomore Ares Garcia details his experiences in the classroom as a BIPOC student. Garcia argues that lived experiences BIPOC students share in class discussions should be given serious consideration.

Commentary: BIPOC experiences belong in class conversations

By Ares Garcia September 21, 2022
I’m tired of having my oppression intellectualized by white students and faculty. I’m tired of hearing “life’s not fair” from white students discussing class structure.
Senior Cyerra Adams provides insight as a Black woman on campus. She argues that Ithaca College must be supportive and transparent to the Black student community.

Ithaca College hides behind a thin veil of equity

By Cyerra Adams September 14, 2022
My sexuality was becoming the forefront of what people wanted to know about me, and I was being forced to think about it more and more, even though I didn’t want to.

BIPOC students celebrate community and kick back with friends

October 14, 2021

Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) clubs and organizations on campus organized the IC BIPOC Kickback & Party to bring BIPOC students and businesses together to continue building community...

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