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Mike Blakely-Armitage 00, the head mens and womens swimming and diving coach, has put a stronger emphasis on team culture outside of the pool this season. Blakely-Armitage replaced long-time head coach Kevin Markwardt after 36 seasons.

Ithaca College swimming and diving highlights team culture with new coaching staff

By Jacob Infald, Staff Writer February 21, 2024
The Ithaca College men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams have recently moved on from two longtime coaches. This season, with new voices in leadership, the Bombers have continued to have success in the pool while also placing an emphasis on success outside the pool.
Junior diver Kailee Payne transferred from Division l Marshall University to Ithaca College for her junior season. Payne held the 1-meter dive record at Marshall University and was named Conference USA Freshman Diver of the Year.

Record breaking diver reconnects with sport through community

By Flynn Hynes, Assistant Sports Editor February 7, 2024
This season junior diver Kailee Payne has been dominating on the diving board, breaking the pool record at the Henry Kumpf Invitational on Jan. 20 with a score of 306.55 points in the 1-meter dive. 
From left, former SUNY Cortland football captain Tom Decker and former Ithaca College football captain Richard Carmean 60, co-founders of the Cortaca Jug tradition, hold the original jug. Carmean passed away May 23 at the age of 89.

Ithaca College announces Cortaca Jug co-founder passes away at 89

By Aidan Charde, Sports Editor June 15, 2022
Richard N. Carmean ’60, co-founder of the Cortaca Jug, passed away May 23 at the age of 89, according to a statement from the college June 3.
President La Jerne Cornish notified the campus community of the incident in an email on the afternoon of Dec. 8. In the email, she said Muslim, Arab and Palestinian students have also experienced multiple bias incidents recently

UPDATE: Shelter-in-place orders lifted for Cayuga Heights and Cornell University

By Caitlin Holtzman, News Editor November 9, 2021
At 2:09 p.m. Nov. 9, Cornell University issued a shelter-in-place order for its North Campus because of local police pursuing a man with a gun in Cayuga Heights.
The Class of 2020 is the second class of BOLD Scholars at the college and is comprised of eight seniors: Clare Nowalk, Breana Nieves Vergara, Markiesha Morgan, Kelly Madden, Ashae Forsythe, Audrianna Evelyn, Diana Castillo and Calissa Brown.

BOLD scholars mentor high school students with new program

By Alyshia Korba, Staff Writer September 18, 2019
Project Embolden, a mentorship program with New Roots Charter School, creates bonds among Ithaca high school students and Ithaca College students. 
Local basketball players Kyaija Stewart, Mia Little and Tatyanna George from the GIAC Firebirds team will be participating in the Gus Macker Tournament on Sep. 7 and 8.

Gus Macker Basketball Tournament coming to Ithaca’s courts

By Emily Adams, Sports Editor August 28, 2019
Ithaca High School will host the Gus Macker Tournament Sep. 7 and 8 to raise money for the Greater Ithaca Activities Center.
Ithaca College head men’s soccer coach Patrick Ouckama poses with his pledge captain Patrick Bohn at the game Aug 6. Ouckama raised a total of $1,525 with help of 37 donors.

IC head men’s soccer coach plays in charity hockey game

By Lauren Murray, Assistant Sports Editor August 31, 2016
Ithaca College head men's soccer coach Patrick Ouckama in the third annual Racker Rivals Big Red charity hockey game Aug. 6.
From left, junior Grant Osadchey, freshman Jakob Markwardt and sophomore Molly Long are three of the ten student athletes who travelled to Ithaca College from Ithaca High School.

Ithaca High School student-athletes journey to South Hill

By Lauren Murray, Assistant Sports Editor May 4, 2016
Students at Ithaca College come from all over the nation. 10 student-athletes specifically stayed in their home town, graduating from Ithaca High School.
Junior Winston Wenham, who transferred to Ithaca College from Syracuse University for the spring semester, plays in the men’s lacrosse game March 1 in Higgins Stadium.

Junior transfer takes on Division III men’s lacrosse

By Matt Hornick, Staff Writer March 8, 2016
Junior Winston Wenham transferred from Syracuse University where he played Division I lacrosse for the Orange to Ithaca College where he is now a starting defenseman for the Bombers.
Senior DeMarquis Malone soars onto the sands during the triple jump event at the 2015 New York State Collegiate Track Conference Championship. Malone ranks 33rd in the nation in the event.

High Riser: Senior De’ Marquis Malone leaps over obstacles

By Lauren Murray, Staff Writer March 2, 2016
Senior De' Marquis Malone overcame the death of his father to become a nationally ranked jumper for the men's track and field team this indoor season.
Courtesy of Ithaca High School Yearbook

Welcome to the Monkey House

By Jodi Silberstein May 6, 2015
Twenty-six high school students stand in a circle. Noah places himself in the center and calls for a shake down. Doing their best to keep their voices low, the students shake each limb one at a time counting down 10 to one, then starting over from nine to one, eight to one, and so on.
Jason Trumble graduated from Ithaca College in 1992 with a major in history.  He was recently made principal of Ithaca High School.

Q&A: Alumnus becomes principal of Ithaca High School

By Eddie Dowd, Contributing Writer February 11, 2015
Jason Trumble ’92, a graduate of the Ithaca College history department who has spent more than 20 years working for the Ithaca City School District, was recently made principal of Ithaca High School.
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