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The Ithaca College club cheerleading team has been fundraising all semester to be able to compete at nationals in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Club cheer team raises funds to compete on the national stage

By Jadyn Davis, Senior Writer October 18, 2023
From 2014 to 2019, the Ithaca College club cheerleading team competed annually in the NCA Collegiate Nationals in Daytona Beach, Florida. However, after being unable to attend the competition for the past four years because of funding issues, the team’s fundraising efforts in 2023 might allow it to represent the college once again at the biggest stage in Spring 2024.
From left, senior Elliot Mintz and first-year student Thomas Cronin run a drill during a practice for the Ithaca College Men’s Club Ultimate Frisbee Team on Feb. 23 at Higgins Stadium.

Club sports voice frustration with lack of office communication

By Tobiah Zboray, Staff Writer March 1, 2023
While not all of the policy changes affected each club, the one that was set across the board was that starting this semester, at least three members of a club sports team have to be CPR certified.
Ithaca College Athletics released this mockup of Bertino Field at Butterfield Stadium after it receives its new artificial turf surface. The field, which has historically only been used by the football program, will also be usable by other varsity sports as well as intramurals and club sports, but will no longer include an outdoor track around it.

Artificial turf raises concerns about equity and injuries

By Aidan Charde and Elijah de Castro February 15, 2023
While Ithaca College has positioned planned renovations to Butterfield Stadium as an opportunity for the field to be used by more teams, the artificial surface may increase the risk for injuries.
Club sports teams recruited members at the college’s Student Organization Fair on Aug. 21. It is one of the ways club sports are able to bring in new members.

Club sports teams recruit new members for fall season

By Nicolas Rosado, Staff Writer September 6, 2022
As students have settled in to campus for the fall semester, Ithaca College club sports are beginning the process of recruiting students to join their organizations for the upcoming semester.
Senior Manny Sanchez, captain of the IC Blue League of Legends team, said the team has been unable to use the esports room at the college this year because of scheduling difficulties. Instead, the team practices virtually, using online chat apps to communicate.

Esports club seeking support from administration

By Ori Grady, Staff Writer April 21, 2022
Since 2019, the Ithaca College Esports Club has appealed to casual gamers who just want to have fun, as well as competitive gamers who enjoy the thrill of tournaments.
From left, juniors Luke Pohlman, co-captain of the ultimate frisbee club and Kailey Rothenberger, vice president of the club softball team are among participants concerned about reductions to the club sports program.

Club sports have concerns over reduction in resources

By Arla Davis and Tommy Mumau December 9, 2021
Many club-sports members have concerns that the Office of Campus Recreation is unable to properly meet the needs of these clubs because of a lack of resources, funding and staff members.
The Ithaca College club mens rugby team played its first game this season Sept. 18 in Niagara, New York, against Niagara Universitys club team

Club sports return to competition at Ithaca College

By Connor Glunt, Sports Editor October 7, 2021
Following a semester marred by COVID-19 protocols, restricting practices and prohibiting outside competition, club sports have resumed their usual schedules at Ithaca College. 
From left to right, senior Will Blum, sophomore Jay Tagliani and sophomore Samuel Plvan take part in a two-hand touch scrimmage during a practice.

Club rugby practices adapts to unconventional season

By Connor Glunt, Assistant sports editor April 29, 2021
The Ithaca College men’s club rugby team has resumed practices this spring in preparation for resuming competition in the fall.
The Ithaca College club softball team practices on its field in Lansing, New York, in 2018.

Club sports worry about decrease in funding

By Syd Pierre, Staff Writer March 3, 2021
Club sports teams will be allowed to practice and train on campus during the spring semester but will not be allowed to compete.
Senior Dina Barossi sprays down exercise equipment with sanitizer on Feb. 3.

Fitness Center reopens with COVID-19 precautions

By Connor Glunt, Assistant sports editor February 11, 2021
The Fitness Center — located between the Upper Quads and Lower Quads residential halls — reopened its doors to students on Jan. 25.
“Cook Like an Ithacan” was a YouTube series created to connect the Ithaca College community to campus while away for the semester. The first episode of the series features Omega Hollies, assistant director of the Center for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Social Change (IDEAS), making kimbap, a rice and seaweed Korean dish.

Cooking series dishes out summer recipes and fond memories

By Arleigh Rodgers, Life & Culture Editor September 8, 2020
“Cook Like an Ithacan” was a YouTube series created to connect the Ithaca College community to campus while away for the semester.
Ithaca College students enjoying the climbing wall in the Fitness Center. The wall was expanded for the 2018–19 school year.

Fitness Center climbing wall harnesses new equipment

By Dani Pluchinsky September 5, 2018
The Ithaca College Fitness Center climbing wall was expanded over the summer. The purpose was to increase the safety of the participants.
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