The Ithacan examines the complex past of how “the Bomber” came into existence to embody the identity of Ithaca College.
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…
“Black lives matter.”
“I can’t breathe.”
“No justice, no peace, no racist police.”
Around 300 people chanted these phrases during a Black Lives Matter solidarity march Oct. 24 that started from the Bernie Milton Pavilion on The Commons and went down Seneca and Tioga Streets to Beverly J. Martin Elementary School.
About 100 people from Ithaca participated in a ‘die-in’ on The Commons as a vigil for Eric Garner, who died in the chokehold of New York Police Department Officer Daniel Pantaleo.