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Get Out follows Chris (Daniel Kaluuya), a black photographer, as he visits his white girlfriends parents. What begins as an awkward, first meeting quickly turns sinister as the neighborhoods twisted secrets come to light.

Review: Jordan Peele’s horror film examines racial tension

By Aidan Lentz, Contributing Writer February 15, 2017
Peele’s direction screams a boldness that one would expect from a filmmaker decades into his career, much less someone on his first feature.
In Southside With You, an organic, budding relationship sprouts between Michelle Robinson (Tika Sumpter) and Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers), eventually developing into one of Americas favorite couples.

Review: ‘Southside With You’ viewers follow a budding romance

By Colin Barrett, Staff Writer September 19, 2016
Viewers meet Michelle Robinson (Tika Sumpter) as she gets ready in her mother’s home for what she calls a “business meeting.” Her mother teases her, saying, “I thought this wasn’t a date?” To Robinson, it wasn’t — until she met the ever-so-charming Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers). Obama and Robinson visit countless places on their date, such as an Afro-Culture museum exhibit, a church meeting and a theater to see the film “Do the Right Thing.”
Jason Freitag, associate professor of history, gives his perspective on what contributes to recent Islamophobia in the United States.

Commentary: Political tension is a source of Islamophobia

By Jason Freitag February 17, 2016
We must be clear that the contempt for Islam in political discourse is just that, political.
Joseph Ewoodzie ’06, right, offers his perspective on why students have been protesting against racial injustices at Ithaca College, left, and elsewhere.

IC MLK Scholar alumnus explains why students are protesting

By Joseph Ewoodzie February 3, 2016
Allowing students of color into the house does not mean that they have the same educational opportunities as their white peers. The students are in arms because they understand this, perhaps even more than administrators.

Letter to the Editor: Mayor should support Bernie Sanders

By Alec Salisbury November 4, 2015
I am writing in response to Mayor Myrick’s recent endorsement of Senator Hillary Clinton over Senator Bernie Sanders.

President Obama announces changes to FAFSA funding

By Michael Pyskaty, Contributing Writer September 23, 2015
Effective for the 2017–18 school year, students will now be able to file their FAFSA on Oct. 1, 2016, nearly three months earlier than usual.
After 3,000, the Climate Marchers arrive at their destination in the nations capitol

Obama, did you hear us knocking?

By Faith Meckley, Staff Writer November 7, 2014
I looked around the crowd and saw mostly familiar faces. Our words were not falling on any new ears, let alone any ears belonging to a person who had the authority to create immediate action and change.

So technology makes education better, am I right Mr. President?

By Jeremy Li February 4, 2014

President Obama has recently pledges to implement a $750 million worth initiative called ConnectED to enhance technology for 99% of the students in the U.S. within five years, according to an article published...

Shot at health: marketplace gives young adults insurance options

Shot at health: marketplace gives young adults insurance options

By Emily Masters and Noreyana Fernando, Staff Writer and News Editor October 30, 2013
The recently implemented portion of the Affordable Care Act gives young adults another way to buy insurance, marking a milestone for what experts say is a population that has traditionally had the highest rate of uninsured people in the U.S.
IC students join national fight for green energy

IC students join national fight for green energy

By Kayla Dwyer, Staff Writer October 23, 2013

Roughly 6,000 people in the national movement for clean, renewable energy congregated in Pittsburgh last week to speak out against wasteful energy practices. Among the youth leaders were 25 Ithaca College...

From left, Ithaca residents Claire Grady and Shakti Moksha march down Cayuga Street as a part of an anti war protest on Friday.

Ithaca activists speak out against war

By Jack Curran, On September 16, 2013
Ithaca residents took to the streets Friday afternoon to speak out against a potential United States intervention in Syria.
Ithaca College students interview protesters Saturday at the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for NBCs Nightly News broadcast.

Students cover 50th anniversary March

By Megan Devlin, Editor in Chief September 2, 2013
Thirteen student journalists from Ithaca College cover the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, for NBC's Nightly News broadcast.
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