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The Student News Site of Ithaca College

THE ITHACAN

The Student News Site of Ithaca College

THE ITHACAN

Editorial: Bookstore should drop plastic bags immediately

Editorial: Bookstore should drop plastic bags immediately

May 1, 2019
Ultimately, the Bookstore should take the campus community’s enthusiasm in stride and fully ban plastic bags sooner rather than later.
Junior Meaghan McElroy writes about the Earths projected environmental future, why environmental conservation is still worthy of peoples efforts and the ways people can fight ecological destruction.

Commentary: Resilience could stop climate change

By Meaghan McElroy February 27, 2019
Living in the age of climate change means that there is little hope to be found in current events, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t try to make our own.
Ithaca College junior Dallas Fonseca recently won two national awards based on science  research. Fonseca has been researching molecular biology and ways to combat pollution.

Q&A: Ithaca College student wins two research awards

By Celisa Calacal April 19, 2017
Junior Dallas Fonseca was awarded the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and was accepted to the Amgen Scholars Program for his biology research.
The Paragard device

An Uncertain Future

By Faith Meckley, Staff Writer April 18, 2015
My participation in the Great March for Climate Action over the course of five months changed my thoughts and perceptions on a lot of things. One thing I didn’t expect it to change was my firmly held plans about motherhood.
A jar of silica sand used for hydraulic fracturing

Risky Business

By Faith Meckley, Staff Writer November 16, 2014
My heart was pounding as I brushed the excess sand off the jar, and it wasn't because I was risking trespass charges. It was because I knew there was a chance I was risking my life. Once I screwed the lid on, I frantically brushed my gloves off on my pant leg, and then did the best I could to shake the stuff off my pants. A little voice in my head told me that trying to decontaminate myself was futile, that if I had been smart I would have come here equipped with a mask. It could already be in my lungs.
America the Beautiful

America the Beautiful

By Faith Meckley, Staff Writer June 20, 2014
Here lies Berenice Tompkins, dead from pollution from tar sands oil refineries like Suncor. She breathed the air and it killed her. What world are we living in where we have no clean air? Let Berenice’s death be a reminder to all of us of those who have been silenced, sickened, and killed by air pollution...
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