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Freddie (Ji-min Park) goes on an expected journey of self-discovery and identity as she finds herself searching for her birth parents in South Korea.

Review: Fragmented plot creates complex portrait of identity

By Patrick Mazzella, Staff Writer April 24, 2023
Questions of identity and cultural assimilation find their way into director Davy Chou’s newest film "Return to Seoul."
From left, sophomore Marlena Bailey and senior Alonso Gonzalez Raynaud discuss food during the Tertulias conversation group meeting. The group aims to help students practice speaking Spanish.

Students learn new languages in conversation groups

By Lily Lipka, Staff Writer February 22, 2023
The Italian and Spanish conversation groups on campus, known as Chiacchiere and Tertulias respectively consist of weekly informal sessions for students to practice their conversation skills.
Next semester East Tower will be home to the First Place and Language House residential learning communities and a sophomore living space. The college currently has 10 RLCs.

East Tower to get two new learning communities next semester

By Cody Taylor, Staff Writer March 6, 2019
Two residential learning communities — the Language House and the newly created FIRST Place — and a new sophomore space will be added to East Tower.
Cornell University Police received a call of bombs being placed in Law School, Goldwin Smith, Upson Hall and Kennedy Hall at 2:12 p.m.

UPDATE: IC student apologizes for use of racial slur in video

By Grace Elletson, Editor in Chief December 9, 2018
Ithaca College has released a statement condemning racist language in a snapchat video published by a student.
James Pfrehm, associate professor in the Department of Modern  Languages and Literatures, wrote a book on language and technology.

Q&A: Associate professor researches technology and linguistics

By Meaghan McElroy, Opinion Editor February 14, 2018
Opinion Editor Meaghan McElroy spoke with Pfrehm about the inspiration behind his book, how his book influences his classroom and the way language will change with new technologies.
Arrival, stars Amy Adams as Louise, an isolated linguistics professor who is recruited by the American government to translate the complex language of alien visitors.

Review: Villeneuve translates Sci-fi story to the big screen

By Colin Barrett, Staff Writer February 21, 2017
Most science-fiction blockbusters resort to brainless plots and mass destruction with no consequences, but “Arrival” is not the typical sci-fi film.
The film festival, Cine Con Cultura, features films produced in Latin American cultures. All 11 films are in Spanish or Portuguese. Tickets are $7.50 per film or $6 for seniors and students. Festival passes are $50 for all films and $40 for seniors and students. Select screenings will be shown for free.

Cine Con Cultura: Hispanic film festival shines on IC campus

By Mary Ford, Life and Culture Editor September 28, 2016
The film festival, part of Latinx Heritage Month, began Sept. 20 and runs until Oct. 15, showing 11 films at local venues.

Tackling the new language barrier

By Frances Johnson, Staff Writer February 11, 2015
Multiple language barriers offer many obstacles and learning opportunities.
Photojournalist alumna freelances in Burma

Photojournalist alumna freelances in Burma

By Evin Billington, Life & Culture Editor September 3, 2014
Lauren DeCicca '11 has taken photographs around Burma and other countries for The New York Times, Al Jazeera, TIME and other news outlets.

Guten Tag!

By The Ithacan March 26, 2013
Approximately over one billion people around the world are learning English. In Europe more than 90 percent of children learn English from the start of elementary school. In the U.S less than a third of schools require or offer foreign language courses. While foreign countries believe becoming diverse in more than one language especially English…
College aims to prepare students for new frontiers of China

College aims to prepare students for new frontiers of China

By Michael Tkaczevski, Staff Writer March 7, 2013
Ithaca College seeks to prepare students academically for the new economic and political frontier of China, with new courses, study abroad programs and the IC 20/20 strategic plan.
Every word in the English language: the interview

Every word in the English language: the interview

By Sarah Kasulke, Blogger, Shmuck September 5, 2012
A discussion on the Twitter account that tweets every word in the English language, one by one.
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