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The Snowy 2024 Ithaca Polar Plunge

The 2024 Ithaca Polar Plunge took place on Saturday, March 23. People ran into the freezing waters at Taughannock Falls State Park to support local Special Olympics New York athletes.

Different regions of New York have experienced varying amounts of snow this winter. However, despite consistent snowfall in Ithaca, other factors indicate climate change in the area.

Climate change affects New York State and Ithaca winter

By Vivian Rose, Staff Writer February 15, 2023
Regions of New York have experienced varying amounts of snow this winter. Despite consistent snowfall in Ithaca, factors indicate climate change.

Open the Books Protest in the Snow

February 20, 2021

The Open the Books coalition held a “Protest in the Snow” on Feb. 19 in response to the “Shape of the College” final recommendations.

Students walk from classes through the snow in February. Approximately 6–12 inches of snow are expected from Dec. 1 at 7 a.m. to Dec. 3 at midnight, according to the National Weather Service.

Ithaca College closed Dec. 2 due to weather

By Madison Fernandez, News Editor December 1, 2019
The college sent a message to the campus community Nov. 30 stating that classes will be canceled but that the college will remain open otherwise.
From left, grounds crew members Chris Cornwall, Alex Teeter and Rick Marsh spread mulch in a flower bed near the Dillingham fountains. The crew begins spring landscaping in  March to prepare the campus for Commencement. The grounds crew is also responsible for removing trash, planting flowers and clearing walkways of snow throughout the year.

Ithaca College grounds crew adds color to campus

By Vivian Goldstein, Staff Writer April 25, 2019

It’s a spring day and students are out lounging in their hammocks, balancing on their tightropes and sitting on blankets or benches. The campus pops with the colors of spring — freshly mowed green...

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for South Central New York, which includes Tompkins, Cortland, Onondaga, Southern Cayuga, Schuyler, Seneca and Yates counties, Feb. 1.

IC opts for class delay over cancellation, students respond with memes

By Krissy Waite, Assistant News Editor February 3, 2019
Ithaca College delayed classes due to a severe wind chill warning Jan. 31. However, many students were hoping for classes to be cancelled.
Ithaca celebrates winter season with Fire and Ice Festival

Ithaca celebrates winter season with Fire and Ice Festival

By Matt Maloney, Assistant Multimedia Editor February 8, 2017
To celebrate winter, the Ithaca Children’s Garden, a local organization that offers educational events for children, held the Festival of Fire and Ice on Feb. 4 in Cass Park.

Installment Eight: The New Semester

By Linda Vallancourt, Blogger February 3, 2016
Confession: I was apprehensive and little afraid to start this semester.

Author teaches Ithaca College students winter survival skills

By Annika Kushner, Contributing Writer November 9, 2015
Ithaca College students learned how to survive outside during a New York winter in a talk by the founder of Primitive Pursuits, a local nature education program.

Ithaca rations road salt due to many winter storms

By Mark Prowse, Staff Writer February 25, 2015
The Town of Ithaca’s road salt supply has struggled to meet the demands of this winter, which has slammed the community with its severity in both temperatures and snowfall. The town announced Feb. 20 it will be limiting its usage of salt due to shortages experienced by Public Works.

Guest speaker to give lecture on end of world theories

By Lisa Famularo, Staff Writer April 4, 2013
Anthony Aveni, professor of astronomy, anthropology and Native American studies at Colgate University, will be speaking at 7 p.m. April 10 about his end of world theories.

A week in photos — Feb. 14, 2013

By Ithacan Staff February 14, 2013
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