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Accuracy • Independence • Integrity

October 21, 2018   |   Ithaca, NY

New IC dance group defies style constraints and expectations

By | Feb 22, 2017

IC Defy’s dance repertoire includes ballet, hip-hop, jazz and contemporary. Each style is taught by a different student instructor each day.

#takeitback: Student combats labels with social media campaign

By | Feb 1, 2017

Alisar Awwad created the #takeitback Project in an effort to “take back” her own identity and empathize with others.

Not an A-plus math student

By | May 4, 2016

Year after year of math classes, many of my Asian-American classmates would ace their math tests while I hoped for a B-minus or better.

Hi, I’m a black nonathlete

By | Apr 27, 2016

One day, one of my white teammates stated frustratingly, “It doesn’t make sense. You should be better at this.” This stopped me in my tracks.

An off-putting New York City greeting

By | Mar 22, 2016

This spring break, I was a tourist in New York City. It was my fourth or fifth time there, but only my first time with an uncomfortable experience.

Muslim Does Not Mean Terrorist: Inside Islamic Discrimination

By | Nov 23, 2015

With recent ISIS activity taking the forefront of the media coverage, the fear of terrorists is on high alert. People see a man in a turban in the airport and automatically rush to the worst-case scenario. I would like to take the opportunity to say this: Islam does not equal ISIS.

Limited Resources for Individuals with Unlimited Patriotism

By | Nov 11, 2015

It has also been reported (via military.com) that fewer than 1 in 10 people who apply for disability will not receive it. What happens to these veterans? How can they adjust to their regular lives without help?

Newer Isn’t Always Better: Respect Your Elders

By | Nov 4, 2015

I challenge all who read this to take a second to appreciate your grandparents. Give them patience, respect, and, most importantly, love. If you are one of the lucky ones who still has living grandparents, take a few minutes out of your day to see them or call them.

Same-Sex Couples and the Same Old Stereotypes

By | Oct 21, 2015

A person with homosexual interests is still a person. An attraction to the same gender does not make you any less male or female, and it definitely does not make you any less human.

Combating Religious Persecution with Open-Mindedness

By | Oct 4, 2015

The point that I want to make is this: no matter what your spiritual beliefs are, there will be people who put you into certain groupings. This is a result of the extremists in religion who have created an image that is unfairly placed on all who have the same or similar beliefs. Our country prides itself on welcoming diversity, yet religion causes so much conflict and so many hard feelings.

The End Game of Equality in a World of Gender Limitations

By | Oct 1, 2015

What is it that makes gender a source of so many problems? How can the XX or XY chromosomes differ that significantly that a person’s sex dictates certain categories that they fall into?

“The Hardest Thing in This World Is to Live in It”

By | Sep 27, 2015

Mentally ill people may have to fight their thoughts day in and day out, which is more exhausting than others realize. The feelings of being alone in this world can take over your mind as a virus would take over its host cell. The human brain becomes ill and weak and frail until life seems like it is too much to deal with.