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Editorial: College must continue work to create a safe environment for all students

Editorial: College must continue work to create a safe environment for all students

By The Ithacan January 30, 2024
According to Ithaca College’s hate crime log, there were five reported hate crimes in 2022 as compared to one in 2021, marking an increase in violence on campus. All of these instances were acts of destruction of property. In 2023, there were two hate crimes committed on campus. While this decrease signifies a move towards a safer campus climate, it is imperative that the college continues to take preventive measures to reduce hate crimes on campus.
Senior Neha Patnaik argues that Ithaca should provide free transportation for college students. She believes students deserve reliable modes of transportation for their safety and convenience.

Commentary: Students need free public transportation

By Neha Patnaik October 7, 2021
Free public transportation that runs at all hours allows students to feel safe knowing there is a reliable public transportation service running in the area.
Junior Frankie Walls reflects on how the pandemic has affected her life and urges college students to continue following safety regulations even as the weather improves and vaccines roll out.

Commentary: Warm weather doesn’t negate pandemic safety

By Frankie Walls April 13, 2021
It’s easy to forget that we’re in a pandemic when the weather’s nice and you get to play lawn games, but I urge you to still follow precautions.
Junior Molly MacFarland addresses the prevalence of brain injuries. The Brain Injury Association of America recognizes March as Brain Injury Awareness Month.

Commentary: Brain injury awareness needs to be illuminated

By Molly MacFarland March 4, 2021
It is crucial to remember that those who have sustained brain injuries are valuable members of our communities too and deserve utmost respect. 
Editorial: Campus community must be more COVID cautious

Editorial: Campus community must be more COVID cautious

By The Ithacan February 12, 2021
It's unfair to those respecting COVID-19 guidelines to be at risk because of others who are letting the thrill of being on campus go to their heads.
Erin Shaw is a junior Public and Community Health Major. As a SHEL, Shaw has been assisting the Return to Campus Task Force to move students onto campus.

Commentary: Community Solidarity is a Necessity — A SHEL Perspective

By Erin Shaw February 9, 2021
As a community, I feel we need to do better. Coming home from a long day at work and seeing images of 50-plus kids at a party is a slap in the face.
From left, freshman Ani McMannon and Nick Matacchieri fly a DJI Spark drone outside of Eastman Hall on Jan. 28.

New drone policy addresses privacy and safety concerns

By Ashley Stalnecker, Staff Writer February 5, 2020
Ithaca College will have a new policy that requires everyone who flies a drone on campus to have a license and an approved flight plan. 
Bus passengers board the TCAT headed up to Ithaca College from The Commons. Rowdy student behavior has been observed at the Towers pickup location where Ithaca College has had to employ safety measures.

Rowdy student behavior cause new safety initiatives for TCAT

By Falyn Stempler, Staff Writer March 21, 2017
This rowdiness, which had been occurring the past few months, led the college and the TCAT company to crack down through three new initiatives.
Junior cornerback Jordan Schemm receives the ball from senior quarterback Wolfgang Schafer and runs in an open lane in the Bombers game against Utica College on Oct. 1 at Butterfield Stadium.

Football player continues to excel despite position switches

By Matt Hornick, Staff Writer October 21, 2016
Junior Jordan Schemm has transitioned from wide receiver to safety to the cornerback position on the Ithaca College football team.
Ithaca College senior, Hakeem Hopper-Collins, executive director of the Student Auxiliary Safety Patrol, knocks on a door as part of his patrol. SASP is a group of 25 students who provide assistance and support to the college’s Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management.

Looking out for student safety: SASP celebrates 45 years at IC

By Ana Borruto, Staff Writer September 19, 2016
From Mario Kart–style golf-cart chases, to a string of stolen traffic cones, to nighttime trespassers in the natural lands, members of the Student Auxiliary Safety Patrol — now in its 45th year as a student organization — said they have experienced it all while pursuing their mission to make the Ithaca College campus safer.
Since the string of incidents over winter break, students have been offered the option to pick up wooden blocks to be inserted inside the track of their sliding doors. The wooden block forces the door into the closed position without requiring expensive modifications.

Preventative measures recommended to students after break-ins

By Jessica Ferreira, Staff Writer February 20, 2016
Another Circles resident, who asked to remain anonymous, was in her apartment when a man trespassed into her residence through the second-floor balcony over winter break.
Students board an outbound Route 11 TCAT bus at the Seneca Street Station the night of Feb. 6. Nancy Oltz, TCAT operations manager, said the company often brings on additional buses at peak times on Friday and Saturday nights to accomodate large amounts of student riders.

Ithaca College students max out TCAT buses on weekend nights

By Michael Pyskaty, Staff Writer February 11, 2016
The bus pulls forward, and then the driver hits the brakes. The mass of students lurches forward. One man loses his balance and stumbles toward the driver. A woman repeatedly says “I’m not drunk! I’m just tired,” and then promptly tries to fall asleep standing up...
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