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Local artist Bree Barton was inspired to create Naming the Unnameable Exhibit: Youth Stories of Resilience and Survival after talking with others about mental health.

Young artists challenge mental health stigma

By Matt Minton, Co Life and Culture Editor January 24, 2023
The “Naming the Unnameable Exhibit: Youth Stories of Resilience and Survival” art installation is showcasing personal stories of trauma and overcoming obstacles in different forms.
From left, sophomore Sarena Geadah listens as Mike Foster, community manager for Second Wind Cottages, discusses the organizations efforts at the Sleepout for Second Wind on Dec. 2.

Students organize sleepout to raise money for local non-profit

By Kai Lincke, Staff Writer December 7, 2022
Ithaca College students organized a sleep out and raised $500 for Second Wind, a local nonprofit that helps homeless individuals through housing and services.
Senior Amanda Swatling writes about college student homelessness from her own experience. She hopes to be a part of the solution to end social crises in America.

Commentary: Student homelessness from a firsthand experience

By Amanda Swatling April 27, 2021
My experience being homeless is one that I hope few other students share. I have seen the world from a unique point of view in these past months.
Cantor Abbe Lyons, Jewish chaplain at Muller Chapel, recently wrote an editorial debunking myths about homelessness and calling for compassion regarding homeless people.

Q&A: Cantor debunks myths about homelessness

By Meredith Burke, Opinion Editor October 23, 2018
Cantor Abbe Lyons, Jewish chaplain at Muller Chapel, recently wrote a commentary debunking several myths about homelessness and called for people to think compassionately about it.
Junior Elena Piech is an Emerging Media major studying in Buenos Aires for the Spring 2018 semester.

Piech in Palermo: Villa miseria reveals hidden poverty

By Elena Piech, Columnist April 4, 2018
When I visited the Retiro Bus Station and saw that people had made homes behind it, my eyes were opened to the neglected areas residing in the shadows of this city.
One of the makeshift houses in The Jungle, an unauthorized neighborhood that houses an estimated 50 people.

Ithaca’s homelessness increase challenges local community

By Emily Snyder, Contributing Writer December 14, 2017
As homelessness increases both nationally and locally, junior Chris Biehn is leading a student effort to raise awareness of homelessness in the Ithaca area.
Editorial: Compassion can help ease Ithaca homelessness crisis

Editorial: Compassion can help ease Ithaca homelessness crisis

December 14, 2017
Homelessness is a systemic problem, yes, but that does not mean that it is impossible to make a difference in a single person’s life.

The sight of social inequity

By Rebecca Webster October 17, 2010
After the conference ended, late Tuesday night of this week, I knew that I would get the opportunity to explore a small portion of Colorado, see what made it tick, what I liked, and what I could do without. As the capital of Colorado, Denver is like any other capital city you might visit: massive…
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