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First-year student Cole Turner discusses the importance of exploring the community the City of Ithaca offers. Turner notes the many festivals, restaurants, wineries and natural wonders found around the city.

Commentary: Students must explore beyond their residence hall

By Cole Turner September 28, 2022
Compared to other big state universities which are entire towns themselves, we’re so fortunate to call a town with so many opportunities our home.
Students took a stand-up paddleboarding class Sept. 14–16. The students went to  Stewart Park in Ithaca and Owasco Lake in Moravia, New York, to practice their skills.

Students explore Ithaca by stand-up paddleboarding

By Anna Harris, Contributing Writer September 18, 2018
Jennifer Miller, instructor in the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, taught a brand-new stand-up paddleboarding class.
Applefest has grown into a popular Ithaca tradition from its humble beginnings in 1982.

Getting to the core of the 35th annual Applefest

By Kara Bowen, Contributing Writer September 27, 2017
"It’s interesting to watch this festival grow over the years from a kind of ‘kid’ fair to now an ‘adult’ fair."
Susan Weisands Time Breaks Open depicts cross sections of the earth made from textured and painted paper. The series is showing alongside Leslie Bracks Memorandum which capture the archaic world of filing cabinets.

The Handwerker Gallery explores new conceptions of time

By Silas White, Assistant Life & Culture Editor September 7, 2017
“The evolution of how this landscape was formed, I find to be incredible,” she said. “The sense of time that’s involved is almost incomprehensible."
A bulletin board in Terrace 4 informs residents about the drought Aug. 31.

Drought continues despite decreased severity after rain

By Justin Henry, Staff Writer November 2, 2016
Despite a recent downpour, Tompkins County has yet to see consistent precipitation that would sustain the area’s water supply.
Francesca Esce poses with her grandfather, Francesco Rivezzi, at his home in Seneca Falls, where he worked as a brass molder for 43 years.

Commentary: Seneca Falls may bring in loads of urban decay

By Francesca Esce March 30, 2016
The issue at hand is not necessarily the landfill itself, but where it’s located and where similar trash sites are located.
From left, freshmen Tsz Shan Peony Lee and Ryley MacKay, Becky  Sibner ’14 and freshmen Robin Reiterman Curtis and Kathleen McAleese dig out trail culverts in Robert Treman State Park.

Ithaca College students dedicate their fall break to service

By Maura Aleardi, Staff Writer October 21, 2015
Four students traveled to the Rescue Mission in Syracuse, New York, and five to the Finger Lakes parks from Oct. 15 to 18 for the trips, which were organized and hosted by the Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs.
John Boccacino poses in his new office with the 2015 football team media guides as he was recently hired as the new associate director of athletic communications in August.

Boccacino brings diverse sport industry background to college

By Jonathan Beck, Sports Editor September 21, 2015
John Boccacino was recently hired as the new associate director of athletic communications in August.
Ithaca College faculty and students join Seneca Lake protests

Ithaca College faculty and students join Seneca Lake protests

By Kyle Arnold, Contributing Writer September 16, 2015
Activists protest the use of caverns for storage of natural gas and blockade the entrance to the Crestwood plant.
Learning the Jails

Learning the Jails

By Faith Meckley, Staff Writer December 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.
Patricia Rodriguez, assistant professor and Latin American studies coordinator in the Department of History, writes that DACA students are law-abiding citizens who deserve to stay in the U.S.

Politics professor engages students in local social justice issues

By Sabrina Knight, Staff Writer November 11, 2014
Patricia Rodriguez, associate professor of politics, said she developed a passion for activism and speaking out against issues because of oppression.
Members of the We Are Seneca Lake resistance movement blockade a truck from entering Crestwood Midstreams facilities.

When All Else Fails

By Faith Meckley, Staff Writer October 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.
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