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Ariana Blossom, a researcher who served as a chemical specialist in the U.S. Army for four years, discussed her experiences with unhealthy masculinity in the military on April 2.

Speakers raise sexual assault awareness by sharing stories

By Hannah Fitzpatrick, Staff Writer April 11, 2018
“We have become accustomed to live comfortably and to turn our heads away from these horrific events, and that’s privilege at its finest."
Eliot Willenborg, a sophomore documentary studies major, planned on joining the military as an army broadcaster before Trump’s trans ban.

Commentary: Trans military ban will limit opportunities

By Eliot Willenborg September 20, 2017
Trans people are treated like they don’t deserve to live in this country, and now we can’t even die for it? Someone tell me how that’s fair.
Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis promised in a briefing on Feb. 7 that DACA recipients in the military won’t be deported. Senior Yena Seo writes that he cannot legally promise that.

Commentary: Military must combat sexual harassment and assault

By Yena Seo March 22, 2017
The blemish of sexual harassment of female Marines and service members at-large has existed for decades.
The WASPs receive the Congressional Gold Medal from President Barack Obama for their service during World War II.

Fly Girls: The Harmon family fights for the rights of WASPs

By Celisa Calacal, Life & Culture Editor January 27, 2016
Elaine Danforth Harmon served as a WASP during World War II, and when she passed away in 2015, she was denied burial at Arlington National Cemetery. Now, her family has started a petition to grant the WASPs the rights they deserve.

Limited Resources for Individuals with Unlimited Patriotism

By Sarah Pittman, Blogger November 11, 2015
It has also been reported (via that fewer than 1 in 10 people who apply for disability will not receive it. What happens to these veterans? How can they adjust to their regular lives without help?

Editorial: College should develop community for veterans

November 4, 2015
Students who have been in the military should have a network from which they can seek support and a sense of community.

Will North Korea spark a new war?

By Rachael Hartford April 3, 2013
Last week, North Korea announced that its missiles would be ready to strike the U.S. mainland. A report distributed through its state-run news agency, KCNA, shows the country’s leader Kim Jong Un and his top military chiefs planning military attacks on Hawaii, Washington, D.C., Austin and Los Angeles. North Korea cut its military hotline with…

Hillary Clinton’s mixed legacy

By Rachael Hartford February 18, 2013
Following former U.S. Senator John Kerry’s quick confirmation by the Senator, the new secretary of state joked he had big “heels” to fill as Hillary Clinton’s predecessor. Clinton is leaving the State Department with unprecedented approval ratings that could pave her way to a 2016 presidential candidacy if she wanted it. She became known for…

Editorial: The front line of civil rights

By The Ithacan January 30, 2013
Last week, outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, with the support of the Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey, announced the Pentagon would lift the ban restricting women from combat positions.

Video: Snap Judgment – Most important issues in presidential campaign

By Tiffany Ruff October 22, 2012
As the presidential campaign draws closer we asked students what issues they thought were most important in the presidential campaign.

Behind the curtain

By Lisa Purrone, Contributing Writer September 20, 2011
Though they share overarching themes of light and new beginnings, each of the three fall productions in the Ithaca College Department of Theatre Art’s lineup tells a vastly different story.
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