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From left, first-year student Helena Winterberg and graduate student Cristea Park look to turn around the Bombers results from last spring as they return to team status with three new first-year students.

Women’s golf returns to team status and has eyes on redemption

By Flynn Hynes, Assistant Sports Editor February 28, 2024
After finishing the spring of 2023 with only three active members on their roster, the Ithaca College women's golf team is looking to turn around their results after recruiting three new first-year students.
Former Ithaca College linebacker Isaac Hadac has built a training brand through his growing social media presence. Hadac founded The 5 Star Football Package, an instructional training  package that he promotes to his over 250,000 followers on TikTok.

From player to mentor: Issac Hadac’s journey in football training and social media

By Daniel King, Senior Writer February 22, 2024
Former Ithaca College linebacker Isaac Hadac finds himself still involved in the football world even after his playing days. These days, he finds himself training football players, striving to make them the best they can become.
Bangs Ambulance will move forward with the unionization process after members of the company voted Oct. 9 to form the union. 

Bangs Ambulance moves forward with unionization process

By Olivia Stanzl, Staff Writer November 16, 2022
Bangs Ambulance will move forward with the unionization process after members of the company voted Oct. 9 to form the union. 
Editorial: Esports requires support from college higher-ups

Editorial: Esports requires support from college higher-ups

By The Ithacan April 21, 2022
Direct communication and swift action is necessary to resolve this apparent rift between the esports team and the Office of Recreational Sports.   
Dina Nayeri, an Iranian American novelist whose work often revolves around the refugee crisis, has been published in over 20 countries.

Iranian American novelist discusses refugee crisis

By Olivia Stanzl, Assistant News Editor March 10, 2022
Author Dina Nayeri spoke about the challenges refugees face and how her work has helped expose these issues at a March 7 event.
From left, Rich Recchia and Teresa Vadakin distributed free COVID-19 rapid tests to the Ithaca community Feb. 18 at the Tompkins County Public Library.

Students struggle to receive personalized COVID-19 testing

By Elijah de Castro and Wren Perchlik February 24, 2022
After the U.S. government began offering COVID-19 tests to households across the U.S., IC senior Victoria Lipper ordered tests which have not arrived.
Ithaca College will hold two in-person commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2022 on May 22, 2022. Commencement for the Class of 2021 was held in person in the A&E Center on May 23. Students were allowed to walk across the stage to receive their diplomas, however, guests were not permitted.

Ithaca College announces Class of 2022 commencement plans

By Caitlin Holtzman, News Editor October 26, 2021
Ithaca College will hold two in-person commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2022 on May 22, 2022.
Swarts said his job is to plan for any kind of emergency the college community might face, like natural disasters, pandemics or other major threats.

Q&A: New position focuses on emergency management

By Caitlin Holtzman, News Editor September 22, 2021
Samm Swarts was named the assistant director of emergency preparedness and response for Ithaca College on May 13.
McKinleigh Lair ‘19 is one of 75 Americans selected to study and work in Germany as part of the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) for Young Professionals program.

Q&A: Alum awarded fellowship for exchange program in Germany

By Jadyn Davis, Contributing Writer September 15, 2021
McKinleigh Lair ‘19 is one of 75 Americans selected to study and work in Germany as part of the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) for Young Professionals program
The Ithaca College Office of Religious and Spiritual Life is working with Inner Harbor to provide grief resources for the campus community.

College partnering with grief resource program for academic year

By Olivia Stanzl, Staff Writer September 8, 2021
The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life is partnering with Inner Harbor, a grief resource program that supports college students and trains staff.
Freshman Rosie Bostian picks up a new saliva self-collection kit Feb. 10 2021. All students were required to get tested twice weekly during the spring 2021 semester.

College to reimplement campus-wide surveillance testing

By Caitlin Holtzman, News Editor September 3, 2021
In an announcement Sept. 3, the college said that the surveillance testing will be done by selecting a group of vaccinated students, faculty and staff by random.
Sophomore Olivia Celenza reflects on her experience transitioning from remote classes to in-person class for the first time. She remained optimistic through remote learning and is estatic to be on campus.

Commentary: Sophomore excited for first year on campus

By Olivia Celenza August 26, 2021
I’m actually here and am experiencing a college lifestyle for the very first time, everything feels surreal and overwhelming in the best way possible.
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