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Jacob Villanueva 22 will join the Los Gallos Negros of the LFA in late January to start training for the teams 2024 campaign. Villanueva will play offensive line for the team.

Former Bombers’ guard makes the jump to professional football in Mexico

By Augustine Daudu, Contributing Writer January 24, 2024
Making a career in professional football is something only 1.6% of all collegiate football players will achieve. It can be even more difficult for athletes who did not go to Division I schools, which normally offer better training resources, more exposure to scouts and recruiters and a higher level of competition.
Cathy Crane, associate professor in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences and Studies, releases new documentary titled “Crossing Columbus.”

Professor depicts days in the desert in new documentary

By Katie Krom, Staff Writer February 17, 2021
Cathy Crane, associate professor in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences and Studies, releases new documentary titled “Crossing Columbus.”
National Recap: El Chapo found guilty of all charges

National Recap: El Chapo found guilty of all charges

By Meredith Burke, Opinion Editor February 13, 2019
Following a three-month trial, drug kingpin Joaquín Guzmán — better known as El Chapo — was found guilty on all 10 counts of drug trafficking Feb. 12.
Senior Joe Cruz writes about the current U.S.-Mexico border issues and how biases against Americas indigenous people and Mexicans are further escalating the issue and increasing the tensions surrounding it.

Commentary: Walls are built from thoughts, not just by blood and bricks

By Joe Cruz January 30, 2019
Despite our shared dystopian circumstances, we must remain optimistic, not for ourselves but for one another.
Diego Luna plays the violent but chillingly composed drug lord, Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo in Narcos: Mexico. This spinoff of Netflixs Narcos combines strong acting with action-packed scenes.

Review: “Narcos: Mexico” is a coked-up rollercoaster ride

By James Baratta December 10, 2018

Netflix exceeds expectations once again with “Narcos: Mexico,” a grittier version of its predecessor “Narcos,” (2015). The spinoff features Wild West-like lawlessness and showcases the conflict...

The School of Americas Watch 2018 Border Encuentro hosted an “Overnight Vigil in Solidarity with the Refugee Caravan” on the Arizona side of the border Nov. 17. The vigil also included a die-in, which protested the deaths and disappearances of those who attempted to cross the southern border. The encuentro was held from Nov. 15 to 18 in Arizona and Mexico.

Students protest violence at the Arizona-Mexico border

By Grace Elletson, Maggie McAden, and Ryan King November 28, 2018
A group of Ithaca College students recently took a trip to the U.S.-Mexico border to not only challenge these policies they deem as violent and oppressive but also to bring to light  neoliberal econom
Blumhouses Truth or Dare takes the classic game of truth or dare and adds a horror twist. A group of college students take a spring break vacation to Mexico and start a game of truth or dare with supernatural and deadly consequences.

Review: Blumhouse’s ‘Truth or Dare’ squanders its scares

By Arleigh Rodgers, Staff Writer April 26, 2018
However unfortunate it is that this film isn’t original or riveting, it does receive one accolade: the ability to make the audience laugh.
Shaianne Osterreich, associate professor in the Department of Economics, warns that trade wars between the U.S. and China could wreak havoc.

Commentary: Trade wars threaten to wreak havoc for the US

By Shaianne Osterreich April 4, 2018
And, to be clear, previous administrations might have done something similar but it would not have been so blatant and highly visible.
“Coco” is heavily inspired by Mexican mythology and details Miguel’s (Anthony Gonzalez) journey into the land of the dead. Miguel’s family has banned music from their lives, but Miguel aspires to follow in his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt) to become a musician. The film is accompanied by “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure,” a twenty minute short set in the “Frozen” universe.

Review: Pixar brings life to the Land of the Dead

By Liam Conway, Staff Writer November 29, 2017

Only Pixar could make the Land of the Dead feel so alive. “Coco” is the latest animated film from Pixar, and it continues the legacy Pixar has worked so hard to create. “Coco” tells the story of...

Earthquake hits Middle East, no thoughts and prayers

Earthquake hits Middle East, no thoughts and prayers

By Isabella Grullón Paz November 15, 2017
More than 400 people died in a 7.3 magnitude earthquake that hit Iran and Iraq on Nov. 12.
National Recap: Earthquake and hurricane strike Mexico

National Recap: Earthquake and hurricane strike Mexico

By Meaghan McElroy, Opinion Editor September 13, 2017
The last earthquake of this size was in 1985 in Mexico City, where a magnitude 8.1 quake killed nearly 5,000 people.
Senior Mac Chasin and Sophomore Josie Berman competed in the Maccabiah Games in Israel. Chasin won the gold medal with USA basketball while Berman won the silver medal in USA water polo.

Two athletes represent Team USA at the Maccabiah Games

By Annette Hogan, Senior Writer August 30, 2017
Senior basketball player Marc Chasin and sophomore swimmer Josie Berman traveled to Tel Aviv, Israel to compete in the 20th Maccabiah Games.
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