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Then there were three

By Patrick Duprey April 7, 2011
The secret is finally out. This week, the Ithaca College Mascot Selection Task Force announced the three finalists in the college’s search for the next Bomber. The finalists include a phoenix, flying squirrel and lake beast. The college announced a search for a new mascot on Nov. 19 to correspond with its branding initiative. Between…

Students take stand against Sodexo

By Nicole Ogrysko, Staff Writer March 31, 2011
In an effort to promote a living wage for all Sodexo employees at Ithaca College, students and members of the Ithaca community are joining forces for the Labor Initiative in Promoting Solidarity’s “Week of Action.”

Off the map

By Patrick Duprey March 24, 2011
Senior Molly Wernick anticipates a career in the nonprofit sector, so she applied to Ithaca College’s Washington Semester Program, knowing the nation’s capital is also the capital of national nonprofits. After being awarded a communications and membership internship at the Center for Nonprofit Advancement, Wernick was ready to spend a semester in Washington, D.C.

Price Control

By Brian Rank, Staff Writer March 10, 2011
Women may find “the pill” easier to swallow after 15 doctors in Washington, D.C., define the future of women’s reproductive rights.

Campus remembers Victoria Cheng

By Patrick Duprey March 3, 2011
Since Victoria Cheng’s sudden passing on Saturday, the Ithaca College community has joined in remembrance of the freshman. Cheng, a biology major, was from Spencer, N.Y., and was a 2010 graduate of Ithaca High School. Her father, Joseph Cheng, is an associate professor of finance and international business at the college, and her brother, Joshua…

Winter Blues

By Gerald Doherty, Staff Writer February 24, 2011
When she was considering applying to Ithaca College and Cornell University, senior Madison Ryckman received a blunt warning regarding weather from her high school guidance counselor.

Payback time

By Patrick Duprey February 17, 2011
Rachael Maier ’06 graduated from Ithaca College ready to jump into the job market. She wanted to become involved with public service, but after graduation she found herself living with her parents and dipping into her savings to finance necessities. As she had throughout college, she worked several odd jobs, preparing for the onslaught of…

Big red battle

By Melanie Breault, Senior Writer February 10, 2011
Heading west on Route 222 toward St. Anthony’s Cemetery in nearby Groton, N.Y., American flags hang over phrases such as, “‘We the People’ ask where is the legal system,” “Cornell violated the federal Clery Act” and “Why is Pres. Obama and the F.B.I. covering up terrorism-torture and murder for Cornell?” John Beck, a former part-time…

Bridging the Gap

By Taylor Long, News Editor February 3, 2011
Now that freshman Anna Talarico is finally settled into her second semester at Ithaca College, the remnants of the eight months she spent perfecting her Spanish in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands have begun to fade — literally. “I had a beautiful tan,” Talarico said. “And now I’m white as snow.” Talarico said she keeps…

Freshman mother endures dorm housing struggle

By Alexandra Evans, Assistant News Editor December 9, 2010
When Freshman Shaquanna “Star” Thomas brought her baby with her when she returned to her dorm after Thanksgiving, she knew the next few weeks would be difficult.

A new brand of Bomber

By Kelsey O' Connor, Assistant Photo Editor December 2, 2010
From fighter pilots to roosters and papier–mâché masks to unicorn-like creatures, the Ithaca College mascot has never been clearly defined. But now the search is on for an official face of Bomber spirit to cheer and rally on the Blue and Gold’s sidelines.

Bouncing off the walls

By Kyla Pigoni, Staff Writer November 18, 2010
When freshman Sarah* cracked the can open, she never thought the next few hours would end with her in the hospital, unable to remember what happened the night before.
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