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From left, Margot Brinn, founder of Trees Up Tompkins, and volunteer Bridger Worlton, plant trees together. The organization works with the community to reforest areas of Tompkins County.

Community members work to plant seeds of change

By Kinsey Burr, Contributing Writer September 28, 2022
Inspired by Project Drawdown, a mission to reduce the level of greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere, Trees Up Tompkins was created in 2019 by Tompkins County residents.
On Aug. 27, from left, sit sophomores James Thacher, Natalie Lewand and Stella Connelly enjoying a conversation at the picnic on the Campus Center Quad.

IC welcome events draw a full house

By Jadyn Davis, Staff Writer August 31, 2022
First Bomber Weekend started off with a bang as students played games at Casino Night in Emerson Suites on Aug. 26 and relaxed with a picnic on the Campus Center Quad on Aug. 27.
Seniors Jacquelyn Chin and Liza Dhameeth, junior Max Schweik and sophomores Devon Jezek and Arjaye Johnson all made the most of their summer break.

IC students engage in passions over summer break

By Joshua Pantano, Staff Writer August 31, 2022
A large number of Ithaca College students have engaged in a variety of creative, career-oriented, and physical activities around the world.
Ithaca College will not be making any changes to its mask guidelines for the remainder of the spring semester.

Two IC graduate students test positive for COVID-19

By Alexis Manore, News Editor September 4, 2020
These are the first cases of COVID-19 in the Ithaca College community since the college shifted to remote learning for Fall 2020.
Members of the campus community weigh in on the national debate of whether or not technology use in the classroom strengthens or weakens the learning experience.

College community debates impact of technology in the classroom

By Ashley Stalnecker and Madison Fernandez April 24, 2019
As technology becomes more common in the classroom, faculty and students are entering a debate as to whether it hinders or benefits learning.
From left,  sophomores Christian Henry, Moyo Odulaja and Justin Shondeck perform in Violet. The musical takes place in the South 1964 after the passing of the Civil Rights Act. The main character, Violet (senior Keara Byron) goes on a journey to try to heal a scar.

Students perform “Violet,” a musical about acceptance

By Olivia King, Staff Writer April 11, 2019

Violet Karl, on a journey about pain and healing, sings that she wishes to look like anyone but herself. Violet has a large scar on her cheek, though no makeup is used to create it. It is presented to...

Erin Forquer, psychologist at Cornell Health, pictured in an Athletic Training Office, one of the rooms on  Cornell’s campus aside for Let’s Talk. She said they have it in that room to attract more student athletes.

CAPS develops new counseling program to better serve students

By Alexis Manore, Staff Writer March 19, 2019
The Center for Counseling and Psychological Services is developing a new service to increase the accessibility of mental health services.
Junior Bron Pedulla-Smith films Ashley Carman and her daughter Hailee Carman for a documentary on raising the  Tompkins County minimum wage to $15.11 per hour as part of the Tompkin’s Country Workers’ Center’s compaign.

IC students produce documentary about living wages in Ithaca

By Alyshia Korba, Contributing Writer March 5, 2019
Ithaca College students are volunteering with the Tompkins County Workers’ Center to make a documentary on the organization’s living wage campaign.
Senior Monica Ramich plays the maid, Laetitia, in “The Old Maid and the Thief.”  Italian-American composer Gian Carlo Menotti wrote the show in 1939 for radio.

IC Theatre Arts performs two one-act operas

By Olivia Riggio, Life & Culture Editor February 28, 2019

A wealthy woman and her maid take in a handsome beggar and go to absurd and hilarious lengths to compete for his love. A fraudulent medium abuses her mute foster son and eventually slips into insanity...

Khangelani Mhlanga, a student from Zimbabwe, playing the mbira.

International students create home away from home

By Maia Noah February 6, 2019

Arriving on campus in August after leaving her home in the bustling city of Mumbai, India, freshman Shreya Kadam walked around Ithaca College, feeling uneasy and wondering how to find her place and build...

From left, senior Amy Kruzan served as webmaster and senior Eunice Grande worked on podcasts for the project. Podcasts and visual art accompany the students articles. Roots is available online at

Student-run journal promotes awareness for environmental issues

By Hannah Fitzpatrick January 30, 2019

When the link finishes loading, a black and white picture of a forest ground appears on the screen. Bold letters across the screen read the word, “Roots.” Below the large text is a small maroon box...

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