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The Student News Site of Ithaca College

THE ITHACAN

The Student News Site of Ithaca College

THE ITHACAN

Sophomores Shinice Ford poses with hair care products. Historically, natural black hair has been rejected by Eurocentric beauty standards.

Tangled: How women of color are brushing away hair stigmas

By Celisa Calacal and Kalia Kornegay April 5, 2017
“Natural hair is intimidating to them — it signifies pride,” she said. “It puts them off because it shows how we have found beauty within ourselves."

I Stand with Planned Parenthood: Statistics Speak Volumes

By Sarah Pittman, Blogger November 30, 2015

Recent headlines have showed that a 57 year old man has been arrested for allegedly killing 3 people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood. The deceased victims are an Iraq war veteran, a mother of 2, and a...

Muslim Does Not Mean Terrorist: Inside Islamic Discrimination

By Sarah Pittman, Blogger November 23, 2015
With recent ISIS activity taking the forefront of the media coverage, the fear of terrorists is on high alert. People see a man in a turban in the airport and automatically rush to the worst-case scenario. I would like to take the opportunity to say this: Islam does not equal ISIS.

Limited Resources for Individuals with Unlimited Patriotism

By Sarah Pittman, Blogger November 11, 2015
It has also been reported (via military.com) 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?

Newer Isn’t Always Better: Respect Your Elders

By Sarah Pittman, Blogger November 4, 2015
I challenge all who read this to take a second to appreciate your grandparents. Give them patience, respect, and, most importantly, love. If you are one of the lucky ones who still has living grandparents, take a few minutes out of your day to see them or call them.

The End Game of Equality in a World of Gender Limitations

By Sarah Pittman, Blogger October 1, 2015
What is it that makes gender a source of so many problems? How can the XX or XY chromosomes differ that significantly that a person’s sex dictates certain categories that they fall into?

Bisexual Attraction and the Improper Reaction

By Sarah Pittman, Blogger September 23, 2015
A major source of stereotyping comes from the sexual orientation of bisexuality. Many people believe that bisexuals are merely “confused” or “greedy,” when in reality it is a matter of attraction... Bisexuality, homosexuality, heterosexuality- it’s all a matter of attraction.

Major Depressive Disorder and its Major Misconceptions

By Sarah Pittman, Blogger September 13, 2015
One of the most horrifying statistics is that nearly two out of three people who suffer from depression do not seek treatment or receive proper treatment. Part of this has to do with the stereotypes surrounding depression.
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