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The Ithaca College Speech and Debate Team has been struggling to find a new adviser after their coach was forced to retire.

Debate team non-operational without adviser amidst hiring concerns

By Lorien Tyne, News Editor March 1, 2023
The Ithaca College Speech and Debate Team has been struggling to find a new adviser after their coach was forced to retire.
Junior and senior MLK Scholars traveled to Da Nang, Vietnam, over winter break with a focus on the relationship between the U.S. and Vietnam and community service. The scholars held an event April 21, which was part of a discussion series by the Center for the Study of Culture, Race and Ethnicity.

Ithaca College MLK scholars present on race and stereotypes

By Elena Piech, Staff Writer April 27, 2016
“I think it's a representation of what it feels like when coming into a community,” Hall said. “It feels like an interview, and if not everything fits, then it's ostracizing.”
Students write messages in Sharpie across a giant beach ball inside the Campus Center on April 11. The beach ball was a part of Freedom Week, an event put on by IC Young Americans for Liberty to advocate for free speech.

Ithaca College students seek to preserve free speech

By Jonah Swiatek, Staff Writer April 19, 2016
“Make tuition free.” “Bernie 2k16.” “I’m late for class to write on a ball.” These are a few of the many messages scrawled in Sharpie across a giant beach ball inside the Campus Center on April 11.
Members of the Ithaca College speech and debate team were able to travel to Montego Bay, Jamaica. Members of the over 70 international teams sit in the auditorium to watch other groups spar in a Worlds Style Debate.

Ithaca College debate team travels to Jamaica for tournament

By Addie Dlott, Contributing Writer April 3, 2016
Juniors Zachary Lisien, Timothy Conners and James Dellasala attended the tournament, which took place March 24–28 and pitted them against over 70 international teams.
Yifan “Jimmy” Tang has been playing poker for years and now competes nationally.

Top-ranked college poker player to compete nationally

By Katherine Segovia, Staff Witer March 2, 2016
For sophomore Yifan “Jimmy” Tang, poker is more than just a way to pass his time — it is a way to further develop his skills and have fun while doing so.
Senior Sean Themea, sophomore Julia LaJuett and senior Matthew Sidilau use a mock jail as a tool to educate students on criminal justice reform, while collecting money to donate water to residents of Flint, Michigan.

Ithaca College political club collects donations for Flint

By Kayla Dwyer, Opinion Editor February 20, 2016
IC Young Americans for Liberty spent the day Feb. 16 collecting donations to send clean water to Flint, Michigan, which has been rocked by a drinking-water crisis.
From left, sophomore Elijah Greene and junior Tim Conners work on their debate skills together at the speech and debate team meeting Nov. 10. The team recently took first place for debate at a Boston competition.

Speech and debate team wins first place in debate category

By Jessica Ferreira, Staff Writer November 11, 2015
Ithaca College’s speech and debate team recently won first place in the debating event of the Suffolk Fall Classic Speech and Debate Tournament. At the end of the competition, the top three spots were held by the college’s team.
2,977 flags were placed on the Academic Quad Sept. 11 to commemorate the lives lost in 2001. Student political clubs collaborated on the creation of the display.

Student political organizations prepare for election season

By Jonah Swiatek, Contributing Writer September 15, 2015
Despite differences in political ideologies, IC YAL, IC Progressives, Ithaca College Democrats and IC Republicans are all hoping to increase student participation in politics and voting, especially as the 2016 election season warms up.
Students participate in a dance competition held on Aug. 24 as a part of the Jumpstart program.

Incoming students get acclimated before start of semester

By Kyle Stewart, Staff Writer August 26, 2015
For over 18 years, the college has hosted Jumpstart as a way to help freshmen transition into college.
The presidential candidates for the 2015-16 Ithaca College Student Government Association.

IC SGA Executive Board candidates for 2015-16

By Evan Popp, Staff Writer April 15, 2015
An introduction to the Ithaca College Student Government Association executive board candidates and their platforms.
From left: Sophomore Josh Kelly of IC Progressives, sophomore James Dellasala of IC Democrats and junior Sean Themea of IC Conservatives participated in the debate on March 17.

Ithaca College student organizations hold political debate

By Kyle Stewart, Staff Writer March 21, 2015
Sophomore Josh Kelly of IC Progressives, sophomore James Dellasala of IC Democrats and junior Sean Themea of IC Conservatives fielded questions students submitted online prior to the debate.
Students in the Quest for a sustainable future theme participate in a group activity on Aug. 25 in Friends 302 as part of the ICC Theme Kick-Off Events.

Residential Life gives financial rewards for floor program attendance

By Sabrina Knight, Staff Writer September 2, 2014
The Office of Residential life has introduced a new incentive for first-year students to attend ICC theme–based programs.
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