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Enrique Gonzalez-Conty, associate professor in the Ithaca College Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, is the 2022 festival director for the eight edition of Cine con Cultura.

Local film festival celebrates Latino heritage

By Jadyn Davis, Staff Writer September 21, 2022
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Cultura Ithaca and The Latino Civic Association of Tompkins County (LCA) organize the Cine con Cultura Latinx American Film Festival in Ithaca every fall.
Junior Eleanor Kay discussed the opportunities that come with studying or going abroad. She encourages students to take advantage of the study abroad programs offered at Ithaca College.

Commentary: Traveling offers opportunity to gain new perspective

By Eleanor Kay September 2, 2021
I’ve come to realize that I can take a dramamine and get over my hatred of flying if it means I get to meet people who look and sound different than me.
BTS, one of the few Korean pop groups to find mainstream success in the United States returns with a highly energetic, engaging album. The lyrics are deep and compelling, offering a range of tangible emotion.

Review: “Map of the Soul: Persona” is bounding with energy

By Alex Hartzog, Staff Writer April 28, 2019

Seven men run around a deserted, pastel city, dressed to the nines in the brightest colored clothes they have. They dance, waving their knees and kicking without a care in the world. Their movements are...

After Life deals with the struggles of mental illness head-on and approaches the topic with a refreshing combination of respect and honesty. The humor, storytelling and characters move After Life to be one of Netflixs most successful pieces of mental health media.

Review: Show breathes life into mental illness awareness

By Avery Alexander March 18, 2019

Media covering mental illness is often touchy. Even with recent movements to normalize mental health struggles, mainstream culture still ignores and ostracizes topics like suicide and depression. It is...

High Flying Bird exposes the hidden relationship between politics and sports that is not often seen in media. The movie is a refreshing take on sports movies.

Review: “High Flying Bird” shoots and scores

By Noa Covell February 19, 2019

The new Netflix film “High Flying Bird,” which was shot completely on an iPhone, delves deep into the relationship between sports and the politics of the United States’ capitalist society. With...

From left, freshman Simeon Alvarez and sophomores Maya Lewis and Angel Sohu use fashion to express their culture and personality.

Student fashion expresses culture and confidence

By Matilde Bechet, Contributing Writer November 14, 2018
“Fashion is fun,” Lindsay said. “Fashion is self-expression. Fashion is funny. Fashion is anything you want it to be.”
From left, junior Angelee Chen, sophomore Julia Cohen and graduate student James Yoon dance at rehearsal for K-pop dance group Katalyst.

Clubs celebrate Korean music through dance and discussion

By Matilde Bechet, Contributing Writer October 3, 2018
“For some people, K-pop can be refreshing and new,” Dotten said. “It can be something people find fascinating.”
Atlanta rap trio Migos released its newest album Culture II. Although the album contains 24 songs in total and 10 features from other artists, its end result is underwhelming.

Review: Rap trio Migos releases a repetitive trap record

By Matt Hornick, Sports Editor January 31, 2018
"Culture II" is a one hour and 45 minute long behemoth that drags on endlessly. The album overindulges on uninspired lyrics and identical songs.
From left, sophomore Sydney Brenner, vice president of Hillel, leads a discussion during a J Street U meeting on Feb. 20 in the Six Mile Creek room in the Campus Center. Junior Liz Alexander, co-president of Students for Justice in Palestine, voices her concerns over the lack of collaboration between SJP and on-campus pro-Israel groups at a different meeting April 11.

Israeli-Palestinian conflict reflected in campus community

By Kate Nalepinski, Life & Culture Editor April 19, 2017
Haueter said that while the Hillel sector of the college campus cannot meet with certain organizations, Hillel encourages productive, open dialogue.
Michael Buck, interim associate dean of the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance and a member of the Ithaca College Board of Trustees, brews India Pale Ales, stouts and beer in his free time.

Associate dean uses homebrewing techniques to concoct beer

By Colin Barrett, Staff Writer April 17, 2017
Staff Writer Colin Barrett spoke with Buck about homebrewing culture and the experimentation of the brewing process.
Focus Asia Month is an annual celebration of Asian culture. This years theme is Metamorphosis and focuses on identity.

Focus Asia Month celebrates Asian identity and diaspora

By Colin Barrett, Staff Writer April 12, 2017
“For me, [Focus Asia Month] is a way for me to celebrate my heritage and where I come from,” said senior Sara Kim.
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