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Getting Your Money’s Worth: Hammond Health Center

In a brand new series, Mei Dennison and Lucia Iandolo explore free resources around campus to help you get your money's worth out of your time at Ithaca College. This episode, they visit the Hammond...

Senior Arla Davis, former sports editor for The Ithacan, was a member of the Ithaca College field hockey team for all four years of college. Following the end of the 2022 season, Davis joined the women’s track and field team as a thrower, a sport she had not competed in since she was a sophomore in high school.

Stepping onto a new field for senior year

By Arla Davis, Former Sports Editor April 26, 2023
Former sports editor Arla Davis discusses her transition from a full-time field hockey player to a thrower on the women's track and field team in her senior year.
From left, sophomores Johanna Tackitt and Claire Chesne spend time on a bench outside. More students are taking advantage of the outdoors and warm weather.

Sunny weather in Ithaca encourages students to go outdoors

By Patrick Mazzella, Staff Writer April 12, 2023
On the rare occasion that Ithaca sees a sunny day between the months of October and April, Ithaca College’s campus comes to life with students choosing to spend more time outdoors.
Senior Natalie Tribiano discusses her hardships with eating disorders and says that little  comments about eating habits can leave marks on people’s physical and mental health.

Commentary: Small remarks impact eating disorders

By Natalie Tribiano April 11, 2023
What turns into one skipped meal here and there, leads to a couple of skipped meals a few times a week.
Michelle Goode, program director of the Center for Health Promotion and co-chair of the JED Campus Initiative, is working on new mental health goals for the college.

Q&A: JED co-chair implements new tools for campus mental health

By Kai Lincke, Staff Writer March 29, 2023
Through working with faculty, staff and students, Michelle Goode, campus co-chair of the JED Campus Initiative, has implemented new resources and training for mental health awareness.

Naming the Unnamable

By Maggie Bryan and Ray Milburn January 25, 2023

Local artist Bree Barton was inspired to create Naming the Unnameable Exhibit: Youth Stories of Resilience and Survival after talking with others about mental health.

Young artists challenge mental health stigma

By Matt Minton, Co Life and Culture Editor January 24, 2023
The “Naming the Unnameable Exhibit: Youth Stories of Resilience and Survival” art installation is showcasing personal stories of trauma and overcoming obstacles in different forms.
Editorial: Priority needs to be given to athletes’ mental health

Editorial: Priority needs to be given to athletes’ mental health

By The Ithacan, The Ithacan December 7, 2022
For athletes, mental health is typically taboo. A coach will likely tell players, “Get your head in the game!”
As studies toward athlete mental health are on the rise, the college works to bring in trained mental performance consultants to support varsity teams.

College invests in sport psychology programs for athletes

By Tess Ferguson, Staff Writer December 6, 2022
Mental performance consultants at the college, who are professionally trained in athletic psychology, are largely aiding student-athletes in developing mental, life and self-regulatory skills.
Dr. Rose Cotter (Sosie Bacon) is a therapist at an emergency psychiatric ward dealing with the aftermath of a patient committing suicide in her care.

Review: Horror film transforms mental trauma tropes

By Patrick Mazzella, Staff Writer October 11, 2022
With a premise as silly as a woman being haunted by people smiling, writer and director Parker Finn delivers a strong horror film dealing with trauma.
First-year student Alliey Magistro discusses the relationship with being a student and maintaining good mental health. She says mental health days for students are crucial.

Commentary: College students’ mental health deserves attention

By Alliey Magistro October 5, 2022
According to The Mayo Clinic Health System, 44% of college students struggle with symptoms of depression and anxiety, and within that 44%, 75% are reluctant to seek help.
Editorial: Mental health support on campus must continue

Editorial: Mental health support on campus must continue

By The Ithacan September 28, 2022
Identifying mental health issues is the first step to solving them. Continual resources are the strongest way to support those with mental health issues.
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