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Fall on Film

Fall on Film

By The Ithacan Photo Staff, The Ithacan Photo Staff November 2, 2022

To commemorate 90 volumes of publication, The Ithacan photo staff decided to honor traditional photography practices and capture the autumn season on film. Taking photographs of hiking trails, life on...

Despite signage prohibiting swimming and increased patrols by the City of Ithaca along popular gorges, violations continue even with attempts to better enforcement.

Illegal behavior continues at Ithaca gorges despite patrols

By Annika Kushner and Grace Elletson August 31, 2016
The City of Ithaca employed rangers to patrol the dams along Six Mile Creek this summer and enforce swimming and cliff jumping bans. Despite the pilot program, city officials said it has only had marginal success in enforcing rules and that violations are increasing as Ithaca College students return to school.
As Tompkins County experiences the worst drought since monitoring began in 2000, Ithaca College is increasing its efforts to conserve water, both through the Office of Facilities and The Office of Residential Life. One of the measures facilities has taken is  a 50 percent reduction of the height of the Dillingham Fountain.

Severe drought persists in Ithaca as students return to campus

By Daniel Hart, Staff Writer August 31, 2016
With over 25,000 students returning to the Ithaca area, Ithaca College is in the process of assessing long- and short-term water conservation efforts in the midst of the worst drought in Tompkins County since 1999. Despite recent rain, the drought is still in effect.
Cornfields near Ithaca College sophomore Sophia Pittis house in Lansing, New York are not at their normal heights this summer. Following a severe drought, and some of the lowest rainfall on record in the Ithaca area, the community and campus are initiating conservation efforts.

Ithaca College announces conservation efforts amid drought

By Sophia Tulp, News Editor August 9, 2016
And according to the U.S. Drought Monitor, Tompkins County is experiencing “severe drought” conditions. While the college is not affected as heavily by the drought other places in the community, it released an announcement addressing campus conservation efforts.
Three friends jump into the water at Second Dam together. Incidents of drug use, alcohol consumption and injuries at locations along Six Mile Creek have prompted the City of Ithaca to implement a new plan to crack down on illegal swimmers.

City of Ithaca will hire gorge patrols for summer 2016

By Annie Estes, Staff Writer May 1, 2016
Incidents of drug use, alcohol consumption and injuries at locations along Six Mile Creek have prompted the City of Ithaca to implement a new plan to crack down on illegal swimmers. However, some Ithaca College students question the impact the plan will have.
A man jumps from the cliffs into the water at Second Dam.

Gorge jumping in Ithaca continues despite summer death

By Faith Meckley, Assistant News Editor August 26, 2015
On July 26, 20-year-old Eric Richardson, a Cortland High School graduate, jumped from a cliff into the water at Second Dam and did not re-emerge.
Members of Explore Magazine gather at Six Mile Creek on Sept. 14. Explore Magazine is a new publication on campus which aims to publish articles about outdoor activities in Ithaca.

Ithaca College students create online magazine focused on outdoors

By Clara O'Connor, Contributing Writer September 17, 2014
Students at Ithaca College have created an online magazine about outdoor activities called Explore Magazine.
A study from Morgan Stanley predicted that the world is headed toward a shortage of wine, reporting that production fell by 5 percent in 2012. However, members of wineries in Ithaca are not concerned about the findings.

Local vineyards unconcerned by wine shortage

By Max Gordon, Contributing Writer February 5, 2014
Despite a report from Morgan Stanley that said there will be a global wine shortage, vineyards in Ithaca remain optimistic.
A spill of unknown chemicals on Nov. 23 caused a temporary shutdown of the Ithaca Area Water Treatment Plant.

Chemicals dumped in sewer damage wastewater treatment facility

By Michael Tkaczevski, Staff Writer December 11, 2013
The largest dumping of unknown chemicals into the City of Ithaca’s public sanitary sewer system in recent memory occurred Nov. 23, forcing the Ithaca Area Wastewater Treatment Facility to shut down from Nov. 25–27.
Senior Hank Jefferson fly fishes on Oct. 9 at Six Mile Creek in Ithaca.

Senior connects with nature through fly fishing

By Karly Redpath, Staff Writer October 24, 2013
Hank Jefferson has a passion for fly-fishing.

Tax break may help local distilleries

By Brian RankTJ Gunther, Staff Writers September 29, 2011
A pending federal law could slash the high taxes on small liquor distilleries, which would bring relief to the growing number of microdistilleries and vineyards in the Finger Lakes region.
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