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Accuracy • Independence • Integrity

October 19, 2018   |   Ithaca, NY

Postponed … Again

By | Feb 21, 2015

While the powers of Reading and Schuyler County have realized that sending the We Are Seneca Lake protesters to jail is costly and only fuels our movement, many in my activist cohort believe that Judge Berry’s hesitance to sentence me runs deeper than that. They joke that he sees me as an incarnation of his own young granddaughter, who, according to Berry, refuses to speak to him when he sends people to jail.

Oil workers on strike

By | Feb 9, 2015

Just yesterday, about 1,400 workers from two more oil refineries — BP’s Whiting and Toledo, Ohio operations — joined the strike, now 11 refineries strong. The Climate March walked through both of these refineries. I imagine some of the very same workers we spoke to in Whiting are now risking their livelihood to demand better working conditions.

Learning the Jails

By | Dec 8, 2014

Before myself and my comrades began lining up in front of Crestwood Midstream’s gates on Route 14 just north of Watkins Glen, I never put much thought into the area jails. I had no clue that there was a jail in Watkins Glen right across the street from the picturesque state park, and I admit to not even knowing that there was a jail in each county. Now I find these various jails to be at an almost constant forefront of my mind.

Risky Business

By | Nov 16, 2014

My heart was pounding as I brushed the excess sand off the jar, and it wasn’t because I was risking trespass charges. It was because I knew there was a chance I was risking my life. Once I screwed the lid on, I frantically brushed my gloves off on my pant leg, and then did the best I could to shake the stuff off my pants. A little voice in my head told me that trying to decontaminate myself was futile, that if I had been smart I would have come here equipped with a mask. It could already be in my lungs.

Obama, did you hear us knocking?

By | Nov 7, 2014

I looked around the crowd and saw mostly familiar faces. Our words were not falling on any new ears, let alone any ears belonging to a person who had the authority to create immediate action and change.

When All Else Fails

By | Oct 31, 2014

I clarified to him that our blockade was not going to let anything in or out.

“Well, I’m going to open the gates, then!” He declared in a tone that said, ‘alright, you asked for it.’ The negotiation phase was over; now, they were using intimidation.

When he opened the gates, the driver climbed into his truck and lurched forward, blaring his horn.

Editorial: SGA plastics ban needs revision

By The Ithacan | Oct 29, 2014

The Student Government Association has passed two bills calling for the ban of single-use plastic water bottles and bags on the Ithaca College campus.

First Amendment Rights Don’t Come First

By | Oct 3, 2014

…as the excitement from Flood Wall Street died down, I saw that day much differently. I now see how tightly the police controlled us, and, subsequently, how watered-down our first amendment right to peaceably assemble was.

Ithaca marches to bring awareness to climate change

By | Sep 24, 2014

Hundreds of thousands of people gathered on Sept. 21 in over 150 countries to speak out for climate change awareness. Among the locations hosting marches were Ithaca and New York City.

South Hill Forest Products spur student learning

By | Sep 3, 2014

Students involved in South Hill Forest Products are farming honey, syrup and mushrooms in the Ithaca College Natural Lands.

Oil drilling in Yasuni, the last resort for a bleak economy

By | Mar 26, 2014

Recently I heard from a professor that Ecuadorian government has granted Chinese Developmental Bank a drilling license for oil on an area in the Amazon jungle.

Audio Slideshow: An Everlasting Earth Day

Although Ithaca College student organizations celebrated Earth Day in the Academic Quad on Monday, activities on campus and at the Ithaca Farmers’ Market lasted for 12 days.