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Khangelani Mhlanga, a student from Zimbabwe, playing the mbira.

International students create home away from home

By Maia Noah February 6, 2019

Arriving on campus in August after leaving her home in the bustling city of Mumbai, India, freshman Shreya Kadam walked around Ithaca College, feeling uneasy and wondering how to find her place and build...

The performers sing “Go Down Moses,” a well-known Negro spiritual, during their rehearsal on Jan. 23. Performers sport Kente cloths from Ghana, purchased by conductor Baruch Whitehead.

Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers honor African-American culture

By Jake Leary and Kate Nalepinski February 8, 2017
The name of the group honors longtime Ithaca resident Dorothy Cotton, an outspoken civil rights figure who worked alongside Martin Luther King Jr.
Brendan Davis poses for a picture while on a trip in Dublin, Ireland, during the summer of 2014. The word “ras” contains Irish Gaelic roots upon which Davis founded his philosophy.

Student transforms an old-fashioned word into a way of life

By Kristen Gowdy, Senior Writer September 23, 2015
Senior Brendan Davis formed the philosophy, and later company, for which he calls Ras Life to make movies to inspire others.
Steven Kobby Lartey finds his voice

Steven Kobby Lartey finds his voice

By Kira Maddox, Managing Editor February 25, 2015

Editors Note: This story begins a new series of long-form features that break away from traditional newspaper style by using artistic techniques and literary elements to present an in-depth look at life...

Sophomore midfielder Aziz Farouk controls the ball during the men’s soccer team’s practice on Sept. 5 at the Bombers’ practice turf. Farouk played in 11 games for the Blue and Gold last season.

Bomber midfielder’s childhood passion for soccer still resonates

By Nick Marcatelli, Staff Writer September 9, 2014
Sophomore midfielder Aziz Farouk has a growing role on the men's soccer team, stemming from his previous playing experience in Ghana.
Senior Jessie Linden, a music theory and performance major, specializes in percussion and said she hopes to  combine her passion for music and theater and continue playing for live theater productions after graduation.

Senior percussionist drums up passion for live theater

By Kayla Dwyer, Assistant News Editor April 23, 2014
Senior Jessie Linden finds her niche in the intersection of theater and percussion interests.
Operations Crossroads Africa volunteer Shayla Black teaches kindergartners in a Ghana classroom over the summer. The nonprofit sends young people, including Ithaca College students, all across Africa.

Commentary: Operation Crossroads Africa volunteering alters activism views

By Shea O'Meara August 27, 2012
During my summer volunteering in Ghana, in a makeshift open-door school with dirt floors that turned to mud every time it rained, I learned there are some things we can’t change, no matter how much we scream.
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