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Editorial: More assistance is needed for Muslim students’ joy

Editorial: More assistance is needed for Muslim students’ joy

By The Ithacan April 12, 2023
Ramadan is one of the five “pillars of Islam,” the others being daily prayer, declaration of faith, alms-giving and the pilgrimage to Mecca.
Deja View - Saint Maud (2019)

‘Deja View’ – “Saint Maud” (2019)

April 11, 2023

On the penultimate episode of the season, host Therese Kinirons talks with guest Chloe Zonis about the psychological horror "Saint Maud" (2019). Tune in to hear their deep observations on biblical imagery...

Senior Aidan Feldman discusses religion’s place in people’s daily lives and points out the misunderstandings that come with it. He supports thinking religiously.

Commentary: People misinterpret the role of religion

By Aidan Feldman April 4, 2023
the problem is that most Americans fundamentally misunderstand religion and the role it plays in our lives today.
Editorial: Abortion rights must not be up for religious debate

Editorial: Abortion rights must not be up for religious debate

By The Ithacan March 1, 2023
Conservative republicans prefer less federal intervention and a small government because it gives them more power.
Deja View - Hereditary (2018)

‘Deja View’ – “Hereditary” (2018)

February 21, 2023

In episode 2 of their horror series, host Therese Kinirons talks with guest Sena Namkung about the 2018 family drama "Hereditary". Tune in to hear their thoughts, feelings, and takeaways from the film,...

English nurse Lib Wright (Florence Pugh) is hired to observe a little girl that has not eaten for four months in Sebastián Lelios newest film, The Wonder.

Review: Period drama leaves viewers in a state of wonder

By Sydney Brumfield, Senior Writer December 7, 2022
"The Wonder" tells a beautiful story about overcoming trauma, loss and grief, thriving on the use of nuances and subtleties throughout.
Venerable Namgyal, a visiting buddhist monk, works on a mandala in the lobby of the Campus Center. The intricately designed mandala was created with colored sand and represents Chenrezig, which is recognized by Tibetan Buddhists as the bodhisattva of compassion.

IC celebrates compassion with Tibetan monks

By Prakriti Panwar, Staff Writer November 8, 2022
Two monks from Ithaca’s Namgyal Monastery Institute of Buddhist Studies bent over a table as a crowd of onlookers witnessed them intricately create a multicolored mandala from Nov. 2 to 7.
From left, Regina Hall and Sterling K. Brown portray a televangelist and his first lady as they try to rebuild their church following a scandal.

Review: Religious satire takes viewers to church

By Sydney Brumfield, Senior Writer September 14, 2022
The comedic satire “Honk for Jesus. Save your Soul.” effectively tackles the immense misappropriation of wealth that occurs within Christianity.
Lady Ajayi, visiting assistant professor in the Department of Politics and a 2021–22 American Association of University Women International Fellow, created the presentation from research she conducted centered around faith-based abuse in Nigeria.

Lecture brings awareness to faith-based abuse in Africa

By Olivia Stanzl, Assistant News Editor April 5, 2022
The Department of Politics hosted a presentation April 4 to bring awareness to abuse found in faith-based higher education in Africa.
Choudhury focused on the stand-up comedy routines of Muslim American comedians, specifically using Aziz Ansari, Hasan Minhaj and Kumail Nanjiani as case studies. 

Q&A: IC professor receives award for research on religion

By Mel Andia, Contributing Writer October 20, 2021
Samah Choudhury, assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion, received the first place “Young Scholars Award" for her research.
Junior Amanda Nadel discusses the importance of all religious holiday observances at Ithaca College. She talks about being put in the position of having to skip classes and miss work so she can observe her religious holiday.

Commentary: IC fails to properly observe religious holidays

By Amanda Nadel October 6, 2021
Members of the Jewish community at the college were forced to work around their schedules and fall behind in classes in order to observe the holiday.

Pagan Community Full Moon Ritual Welcomes All

September 27, 2021

The Ithaca College Pagan Community held their second Full Moon Ritual Sept. 20 outside Muller Chapel. The club creates a safe space for those new to paganism as well as those already practicing.

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