The Student News Site of Ithaca College


The Student News Site of Ithaca College


The Student News Site of Ithaca College


Freshman Scout Frost sits outside the Upper Quads on March 15. After testing positive for COVID-19 in February and having to quarantine for 10 days, Frost said they had to adjust to life as a college freshman all over again.

Freshmen struggle to adjust to college amid pandemic

By Alyshia Korba, Assistant News Editor March 17, 2021
Social isolation due to COVID-19 has made it difficult for some freshmen to make friends and has negatively affected their mental health.  
Three swimmers look toward the pool before their race at the Senior Day meet against Alfred University on Jan. 26. The Bombers added 12 freshman to their roster this season.

Large freshman class revitalizes men’s swimming and diving

By Emily Adams, Assistant Sports Editor January 29, 2019
The men's swimming and diving team has 28 athletes on it's roster compared to 19 at the end of 2017-18 thanks to a large freshman class.
Jumpstart is a program for incoming freshmen and transfer students. Students can choose from four program tracks that introduce them to the city of Ithaca.

Jumpstart program introduces incoming students to Ithaca

By Jake Leary, Assistant Life and Culture Editor August 27, 2018
Across Ithaca, incoming freshmen are hiking the Finger Lakes region, swinging through ropes courses and volunteering throughout the community.
From left, sophomores Sarah Horbacewicz and Kristin Butler developed the Ambassador Program, which is sponsored by the Center for Counseling and Psychological Services and the CAPS Committee.

Ambassador Program to help freshmen transition to college

By Maggie McAden, Staff Writer April 17, 2018
“You go into college basically not knowing anyone, you’re in this new place, and for a lot of people, it’s your first time really away from home."
Academic Advisor Kate Miller presents a workshop geared towards helping freshmen adjust to the academic and responsibility that comes with being a college student.

Academic Advising Center offers workshops to aid freshmen

By Jamie Duncan, Contributing Writer September 28, 2017
The Center for Academic Advancement held sessions throughout September aimed at assisting new college students in navigating their first year.
The First-Year Residential Experience program at Ithaca College has used different incentives to increase student participation in focus events held throughout the semester.

FYRE program grows student participation for focus events

By Sam Haut, Staff Writer November 30, 2016
Participation in First-Year Residential Experience programs has nearly doubled in the past two years due to the implementation of a rewards system.

Snap Judgement: Why did you choose Ithaca College?

August 26, 2015
We asked incoming first year students why they chose to come to Ithaca College at the annual Convocation ceremony.

Jumpstart may bridge volunteerism gap among college students

August 27, 2014

A few days before the official move-in day, about 200 incoming Ithaca College freshmen come to campus early to participate in Jumpstart, an annual early arrival program geared toward easing the transition...

First-Year Friday

First-Year Friday

By Danielle Calder April 15, 2014
The freshmen class of 2017 celebrates the completion of its first year at Ithaca College.
Learn more about the band behind freshman rapper San Williams.

Rapping it up: Freshman rapper relays personal narratives through music

By Evin Billington, Accent Editor April 9, 2014
Freshman rapper San Williams performed at the South by Southwest music festival. Williams' music deviates from many usual staples of hip-hop.

Student focus groups to give core curriculum feedback

By Lisa Famularo, Staff Writer October 30, 2013
Ithaca College is working with the Student Government Association to organize focus groups to gather more qualitative feedback about the Integrative Core Curriculum.
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