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THE ITHACAN

Senior Colin Shashaty writes about the role AI will play in the media industry in the future and argues that students need to be prepared to use the technology.

Commentary: AI deserves a seat in every classroom

By Colin Shashaty November 1, 2023
Artificial intelligence is here to stay. Companies across the globe are finding ways to incorporate it as a valuable tool. In just a year of existence, more than 80% of Fortune 500 companies use ChatGPT to better their company.
Letter from the Editor: The Ithacan increases digital focus with shift to bi-weekly print cycle

Letter from the Editor: The Ithacan increases digital focus with shift to bi-weekly print cycle

By Syd Pierre, Editor-in-Chief August 23, 2023
For the 2023–24 academic year, we will continue to produce informative and educational content, but with a different look, as we move to a bi-weekly print schedule and work to meet the evolving needs of our audience through an increased digital presence. 
Daphne Frias, a youth activist who focuses on the intersectionality of climate change and disability, spoke as a keynote speaker during Ithaca College’s Sustainability Week about the necessity of social media to influence people to care and educate themselves about the climate crisis. 

Youth activist discusses climate change and disability

By Vivian Rose, Staff Writer April 24, 2023
Daphne Frias spoke about the necessity of social media to influence people to care about the climate crisis during Sustainability Week. 
Cracker Island feels like a truly personal Gorillaz album, largely influenced by dreams. However, nothing has quite crept out of the shadow of the bands 2010 career.

Review: Gorillaz sets off in a new direction on vibey record

By Andrew Tell, Staff Writer March 8, 2023
"Cracker Island" is the most personal a Gorillaz album has ever felt, taking a more laid-back approach to its sound.
Students open their phones to post on YikYak. The app offers users the ability to interact with others within a five-mile radius of their location.

Ithaca College students join the YikYak herd

By Patrick Mazzella, Staff Writer March 1, 2023
No Names. No Faces. No Hate. YikYak’s ideology is slowly becoming the mantra for college students online, and the culture of the platform is hard to explain. 
With technology rapidly expanding and student enrollment declining, institutions like IC are investing in social media and advertising resources.

IC invests in social media to increase enrollment

By Olivia Stanzl, Staff Writer March 1, 2023
With technology rapidly expanding and student enrollment declining, institutions like IC are investing in social media and advertising resources.
Ithaca College students have turned to Facebook to post and find listings for off-campus housing in Ithaca. Some Facebook groups look specifically for students looking to sublease.

Students find housing and communities on Facebook

By Hannah Fichter, Staff Writer January 31, 2023
In order to fill off-campus housing vacancies some students have taken to Facebook to post ads in specific groups run by sources outside of Ithaca College.
Editorial: BeReal has brought real spontaneity back online

Editorial: BeReal has brought real spontaneity back online

By The Ithacan, The Ithacan November 30, 2022
Those nostalgic for Instagram circa 2014 have found a way to relive the feeling of silly, carefree spontaneity with the popular app BeReal.
Students across campus receive an alert once a day from the app BeReal on their phones, where they are prompted to post a photo for campus members to see.

Photo sharing app BeReal takes off at Ithaca College

By Victoria Kellogg, Contributing Writer November 30, 2022
The photo sharing app BeReal, launched in 2020, is designed to offer users an outlet to show off a real version of themselves and their friends.
From left, Charis Dimaras, professor in the Department of Music Performance, Ellen Staurowsky, professor in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences and Studies and Rebecca Lesses, associate professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion, at a Sept. 6 meeting. At the Nov. 15 meeting, faculty council discussed marketing strategies being used to increase enrollment and the proposed scheduling grid.

Faculty Council discusses enrollment strategies and the scheduling grid

By Elijah de Castro, Senior Writer November 16, 2022
At the Nov. 15 Faculty Council meeting, the college’s Office of Admission announced that it is using social media data to place advertisements and the council discussed scheduling grid changes.
From left, sophomores Grant Johnson, Julia Guest and senior Melanie Kardos talk with (bottom right) Louis Levanti ’19 over Zoom about Levantis recent success on social media.

Alum talks all things social media with students

By Victoria Kellogg, Contributing Writer September 28, 2022
Ithaca College alum Louis Levanti ’19, a comedy and entertainment content creator, spoke to members of the Ithaca College community on social media.
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