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From left, former Harvard offensive lineman Alec Bank stands in the tunnel with his Ivy League teammates prior to the Dream Japan Bowl on Jan. 21. The Ivy League All-Stars rostered four former Cornell University players in the 52 man roster.

Ivy League football players culminate conference careers in Dream Japan Bowl

By Billy Wood, Sports Editor February 7, 2024
A cultural experience and a culmination of collegiate football careers occurred in Tokyo, Japan, on Jan. 21, 6,752 miles away from Schoellkopf Field in Ithaca. This was not an average Ivy League football game — this was the Dream Japan Bowl.
The Drug King is filled with interesting ideas and themes but fails to execute them in a way that engages viewers. The film lacks pacing and comprehensive storytelling.

Review: “The Drug King” fails to entertain with bold concepts

By Alex Hartzog March 5, 2019

The year is 1972, and Korean and Japanese citizens are addicted to methamphetamines. Ex-goldsmith Lee Doo-sam (Song Kang-ho) is about to begin his climb from drug peddler to the drug king of Korea. Netflix’s...

Tidying Up with Marie Kondo brings spirituality and sentimentality into cleaning. The show also offers helpful tips on how to keep living spaces organized.

Review: Kondo’s show is pure and pristine

By Matilde Bechet January 22, 2019

A young Japanese woman warmly greets a family as she enters its house. The family walks the woman through the cluttered, dirty kitchen. A smile spreads across the woman’s face, her excitement to help...

“Your Name,” directed by Makoto Shinakai, is a coming of age story layered over the tale of Taki Tachibana and Mitsuha Miyamizu, two high school students who switch bodies. As they attempt to find each other, they’re forced to save Mitsuha’s small town from an impending environmental disaster.

Review: Popular anime makes a name for itself in America

By Jake Leary, Assistant Life and Culture Editor April 12, 2017
The frames flow with intoxicating grace, making the characters feel more real than the theater and the bags of popcorn in the viewers’ hands.
Deja View: Ghost in the Shell and white washing in Hollywood

Deja View: ‘Ghost in the Shell’ and white washing in Hollywood

By Kendyl Bennett, Podcast Editor April 5, 2017

In this week’s episode of Deja View, Assistant Life & Culture Editor Jake Leary sits down with Contributing Writer Patrick Pinney to discuss his review of “Ghost in the Shell.” Then, Jake...

Ghost in the Shell is the latest adaptation of the 1989 manga of the same name. The film, set in a futuristic Asian city, explores the the meaning of consciousness and the power of memory.

Review: ‘Ghost in the Shell’ is a hollow shell of the original

By Patrick Pinney, Contributing Writer April 4, 2017

The release of “Ghost in the Shell” has sparked much discussion within the film community. One could discuss “Ghost in the Shell” as a franchise and how the 1995 movie has influenced both eastern...

American baseball to be a new force in World Baseball Classic

By Nick Fustor, Columnist March 21, 2017
It's important for baseball to staying ahead of other sports in terms of a global game during a Trump Presidency.

Fatty education

By The Ithacan April 8, 2013
There is the notion that food fuels the brain, even if it clogs the arteries. As I watch students drown their French fries with ketchup and fill their plates with a greasy burger and potato chips there is one cause that comes to mind. With lunch boxes filled with cholesterol and soda cans cracked open…
Gotta catch ’em all: Anime club seeks new members

Gotta catch ’em all: Anime club seeks new members

By Nathan Rafalowski, Contributing Writer September 12, 2012
The Anime Society of Ithaca College has been a student organization at the college for many years now, they are seeking new members regardless of their familiarity with anime.
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