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Cast members of Celebration! rehearse the first act, Birthday. The act depicts a woman, covered in fake blood, giving birth and a sadistic doctor beating and slapping babies.

A peek behind the curtain of Ithaca’s most bizarre play

By Kate Nalepinski, Senior Writer May 2, 2018
“So I decided to write a play where the goal was to make the audience uncomfortable."
Snapshot: Fourth Meal — Late-Night Dining

Snapshot: Fourth Meal — Late-Night Dining

By Kate Nalepinski, Senior Writer April 11, 2018

* Editor’s Note: The Ithacan‘s journalistic coverage of the campus often focuses on formal announcements and events. In doing so, we overlook some of the aspects of college that students will remember...

P.J. Morton, the keyboardist from pop group Maroon 5, will be coming to the Finger Lakes Thaw music festival from New Orleans. The festival is two days long and has 35 artists performing.

New music festival breaks the ice in Ithaca

By Kate Nalepinski, Senior Writer March 20, 2018
Nick Frazier, co-founder of Sticky C Key, said his dream is to bring something new to Ithaca that bridges the gap between locals and college students.
Senior Rebecca Guderian, one of the actresses who plays Cendrillon, and senior Marshall Pokrentowski, one of the performers who plays Pandolfe, rehearse a scene from the opera Cendrillon.

Main Stage combines music with magic in fairy tale opera

By Kate Nalepinski, Senior Writer February 21, 2018
Guest Stage Director Eric Pearson said the "Cendrillon" opera has undertones that shatter the stigma of the definition of “nuclear family.”
Freshman Aviva Nachman took a gap year before coming to college and started her own magazine and booking company. Her magazine, YIKE!, has one issue currently available and her booking company, Pink Buddha Presents, has booked approximately 15 shows.

WATCH: Student uses gap year to create music-centered projects

By Kate Nalepinski, Senior Writer February 13, 2018
Freshman Aviva Nachman created an independent magazine and later built a music booking company through social media before coming to Ithaca college.
Junior Rachel Hamlin, president of IC Circle K, and Senior Stephanie Greenidge, the vice president of IC Circle K, stand at the sixth annual holiday fundraiser sale. The holiday sale is a collaboration between IC Circle K and local fair-trade store One World Market.

Club partners with local fair-trade store for holiday sale

By Kate Nalepinski, Senior Writer December 13, 2017
From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 4 to 6, the Ithaca College Circle K International collaborated with One World Market for its sixth annual holiday fundraiser.
Senior Sandra Sackey plays Oya in the play In the Red and Brown Water, which will be showing Dec. 5–10 in the Clarke Theater in Dillingham.

Latest IC Main Stage play puts black women centerstage

By Kate Nalepinski, Senior Writer December 7, 2017
The play "In the Red and Brown Water" draws from Yoruba religion to tell a black woman's coming of age story.
From left, senior Sarah Stuart-Sikowitz, junior Oscar Mayer, junior Madeline Mathers and sophomore Sam Hillmann work on one of many projects to preserve the IC Natural Lands.

WATCH: Student workers maintain the Ithaca College Natural Lands

By Kate Nalepinski, Senior Writer October 12, 2017
“Engaging with the natural environments around us tends to promote our own well-being and inspire pro-environmental behaviors, as well,” Brenner said.
From left, seniors Will Thames and Jake Nusbaum play alternate versions of Prior Walter. Prior is a gay man with AIDS who sees visions of ghosts and angels.

‘Angels in America’ soars to Ithaca College main stage

By Kate Nalepinski, Senior Writer September 14, 2017
While the play takes place in the ’80s, Wilde said the themes and characters within “Angels in America” are still as relevant as ever.
Senior Serena Columbro working on her series Disparate Images: Reflections on Memory. The series is a nostalgic look into her own past.

Summer Scholars showcase art in Creative Space Gallery

By Kate Nalepinski, Senior Writer August 30, 2017
"You have to be self-motivated for the work you do. We’re so used to getting deadlines and guidelines, and to get away from that was a challenge.”
Many college students often refer to themselves as “broke” when they may be low on funds, a trend that romanticizes poverty while ignoring the issues of low-income students.

Commentary: “Broke” college student trivializes lower-class issues

By Kate Nalepinski, Life & Culture Editor April 26, 2017
There’s a vast difference between not wanting to pay your loans and not having a roof over your head.
Sophomore Sammie Watts belts out “Let’s Be Bad” dressed as  Marilyn Monroe in Routine Disturbances’ spring showcase April 21.

Show choir performance addresses political tension

By Kate Nalepinski, Life & Culture Editor April 26, 2017
Kesel said a lot of the selected songs reflected how their group feels about politics, and this showcase in particular was more politically fueled than previous showcases.
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