September 20, 2021
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Combating Religious Persecution with Open-Mindedness

By | Oct 4, 2015

The point that I want to make is this: no matter what your spiritual beliefs are, there will be people who put you into certain groupings. This is a result of the extremists in religion who have created an image that is unfairly placed on all who have the same or similar beliefs. Our country prides itself on welcoming diversity, yet religion causes so much conflict and so many hard feelings.


The many struggles of reporting abroad

By | Apr 8, 2015

Reporting in Morocco can make for some sticky situations.


Jewish studies professor to research in Germany on fellowship

By | Sep 16, 2014

Rebecca Lesses, Jewish studies professor at Ithaca College, will be going to Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany this coming year to continue her research on Jewish magic through a fellowship she received from the Ministry of Education and Research of the Federal Republic of Germany.



Commentary: How Hobby Lobby can teach us to avoid following laws

By | Dec 4, 2013

Hobby Lobby, an arts and crafts superstore, opened up a new location in Ithaca — which isn’t a huge surprise, because people in Ithaca love arts and crafts.


Commentary: Buddhists struggle with holidays on campus

By | Nov 13, 2013

People often ask whether Buddhists have holidays.


Catholic astronomer speaks on relationship between science and religion

By | Nov 12, 2013

The Rev. George Coyne, former director of the Vatican Observatory in Tucson, Ariz., spoke Monday at Cornell University in a lecture titled “The Dance of the Fertile Universe: An Interplay of Science and Religion.”


Video: The End of the World

By | Apr 11, 2013

Ithaca College faculty holds a panel to discuss the likelihood of an apocalypse and how the world will eventually come to an end.


Gesture of good will

By | Apr 1, 2013

Celebrating holidays in the classroom used to be easy for teachers. What used to be a “Merry Christmas” with decorated Christmas trees of ornaments and lights has now translated to “Happy Holidays” in order to be respectful of each students’ values and beliefs.  I grew up in classrooms that consisted of Secret Santa’s even if…


Seed Is Sacred wants you to repent

By | Nov 15, 2012

Perhaps I’m jaded, because at first glance I figured @SeedIsSacred was some sort of atheist-created parody account. Who else would hop on Twitter and command other users to “repent” for making offhanded twitter comments about pleasuring themselves? Turns out, this guy. Seed Is Sacred has just over a hundred followers, but I couldn’t resist being…


Ron Paul’s Funeral City is the weirdest blog you’ll see this week

By | Sep 17, 2012

A blog dedicated to a cult that probably doesn’t exist sufficiently confuses our blogger.