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Commentary: Asian-Americans lack visibility in entertainment industry

Commentary: Asian-Americans lack visibility in entertainment industry

By Christine Hwang September 3, 2019
AAPIs were the only minority group that saw a decrease in representation during the 2015–2016 season on New York City stages, as reported by the Asian American Performers Action Coalition.
Junior Kyra Skye wrote and produced her own EP in 2017. She plays at venues in the Ithaca area and tours as the  bassist of the band Izzy True from Trumansburg, New York. Her music stems from rock, psychedelic and R&B genres.

Junior musician writes, produces and performs

By Ashley Stalnecker February 14, 2019

Ithaca College junior Kyra Skye approaches the microphone at The Haunt, greeting her audience with a smile. She laughs and asks the crowd if they can handle things getting “a little weird.” As she...

Nick Sagan, instructor in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences and Studies, is the son of scientist icon  Carl Sagan. Nick decided to pursue film and science fiction writing through significant support from his father.

Q&A: Nick Sagan pushes beyond his father’s legacy

By Brianna Ruback, Staff Writer April 12, 2017
Everyone looks to find their own path — but you’re also the product of where you come from.
Studies examine gender enrollment in communications

Studies examine gender enrollment in communications

By Ana Borruto, Staff Writer April 1, 2015
At Ithaca College, and in many other communications programs, it is not uncommon to find that women outnumber men in journalism classes. However, these trends are not reflected in the field of communications’ job market.
A jar of silica sand used for hydraulic fracturing

Risky Business

By Faith Meckley, Staff Writer November 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.
America the Beautiful

America the Beautiful

By Faith Meckley, Staff Writer June 20, 2014
Here lies Berenice Tompkins, dead from pollution from tar sands oil refineries like Suncor. She breathed the air and it killed her. What world are we living in where we have no clean air? Let Berenice’s death be a reminder to all of us of those who have been silenced, sickened, and killed by air pollution...
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