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Senior SK Aptacy writes about the historically discriminatory background of fraternities and sororities and how this has manifested at Ithaca College.

Commentary: Greek life must be more clearly regulated by the college

By SK Aptacy November 1, 2023
“You joined a frat? You know frats and sororities are historically classist, elitist and racist, right? Like inherently so.” Those were my older sister’s first words to me when I told her I joined a music fraternity on campus last spring, Sigma Alpha Iota, Chapter Epsilon.
Junior Parker Friedman writes about the difficulties of getting involved in student organizations when accurate and updated information is not readily accessible and how the college can remedy this problem.

Commentary: Keeping information about student clubs and organizations up to date should be a priority

By Parker Friedman October 18, 2023
Ithaca College needs to update its clubs and organizations on Engage. Participation in clubs and organizations while in college leads to a more successful post-graduate career, yet, it is getting increasingly difficult to find clubs to participate in at the college.
Sophomore Lily Babcock stumbled upon her gnome at the bunny statue between Smiddy Hall and Dillingham Center while walking around with her sister on campus grounds.

Ducks and gnomes find homes in unexpected places

By Patrick Mazzella, Staff Writer May 3, 2023
One of the most popular scavenger hunts that happened on Ithaca College’s campus was the Rehome-the-Gnome campaign, held by the college’s campus store.
First-year student Aysia Louis runs for an executive board position at Sister 2 Sisters April 25 meeting.

Student organizations handle recruitment and funding issues

By Noa Ran-Ressler, Assistant News Editor April 26, 2023
While a bulk of the responsibility falls on student organization leaders to sustain their clubs, Ithaca College has some opportunities for support that can address issues with club sustainability.
Brittany Watros was promoted to student organization business coordinator in the Ithaca College Office of Student Engagement (OSE) on Oct. 31. She formerly held the role of administrative assistant in the OSE since July 2015.

Q&A: staff member promoted to student organization coordinator

By Noa Ran-Ressler, Staff Writer November 16, 2022
Brittany Watros was promoted to student organization business coordinator in the Ithaca College Office of Student Engagement on Oct. 31.
From left, sophomores Zoe Williams, Hannah Goodrich and senior Shosh Cohen look at coloring pages during Theatre Lab in IC Square, a series of events intended for the campus community.

Theater club hosts events to engage campus community

By Lily Lipka, Contributing Writer October 26, 2022
A calm settled over IC Square as students quietly chatted over their fall-themed coloring pages on Oct. 24 at “Theatre Lab in IC Square."
Michele Lenhart, director of the Office of Student Engagement, shares her expertise on college connections. She suggests that new students should focus on fostering relationships early in their college experience.

Early social connections lead to collegiate success

By Michele Lenhart September 14, 2022
Students who make friends and form positive bonds in college are more likely to be academically successful and to ultimately graduate.
Senior Mandy Myers strongly believes in the power of exploration and facing rejection in order to grow as a student, and as a person. She says that more people should leave their comfort zones.

Commentary: Students must embrace exploration and rejection

By Mandy Myers August 31, 2022
Welcome to Mandy’s guide on how to not fear rejection and why trying new things is a vital part of a young adult's life and growth.
Lisa Searle (bottom right) and David Prunty (bottom left) both left the college during Summer 2022, while Scott Doyle (top right) and Caryanne Keenan (top left) started new positions.

IC staff leave and arrive in offices throughout summer 2022

By Noa Ran-Ressler, Contributing Writer August 24, 2022
During the summer many people left and assumed their roles as Ithaca College administrative positions.
Orientation for freshmen and transfer students was held from Aug. 16 to 21, with an option for students to arrive Aug. 14 and participate in Jumpstart programs. Orientation is organized by the Office of New Student and Transition Programs, while Jumpstart is organized by the Office of Student Engagement.

Pre-semester programs see increase in attendance

By Clare Shanahan, Assistant News Editor August 24, 2022
New students flooded onto the IC campus throughout the week of Aug. 15 to attend pre-semester programming which had greater engagement than previous years.
Junior Liza Dhameeth is the president and founder of the new club. She has an executive board that consists of five other juniors: vice president Armani Sampat, treasurer Khloe Krizek, social media manager Hannah Frey and secretary Trevor Britton. The club currently has approximately 30 members, Dhameeth said. 

New student organization focuses on human rights violations

By Olivia Stanzl, Staff Writer October 6, 2021
Future Lawyers for Human Rights is a new student organization with the mission to educate individuals about ongoing human-rights violations.
Sophomore senator-at-large Elijah Nishiura presents the Civic Engagement Bill to the SGC during its Feb. 25 meeting. The bill requires the SGC to purchase 400 stamps to provide to students for free during election cycles.

SGC passes bill to provide free stamps for absentee ballots

By Alexis Manore, Staff Writer February 26, 2019
The Student Governance Council passed a bill to provide free postage stamps for absentee ballots for all elections during its Feb. 25 meeting.
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