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The Student News Site of Ithaca College

THE ITHACAN

The Student News Site of Ithaca College

THE ITHACAN

Rowan Keller Smith talks about how social media spreads bigoted ideas to impressionable young people under the guise of feminism and the responsibility tech companies have to prevent this.

Commentary: Social media exposes young people to harmful content posing as progressive ideas

By Rowan Keller Smith September 20, 2023
Over the years, it has become more prevalent for political extremists like far-right militias and transgender-exclusionary radical feminists (TERFs) to influence young social media users. 
Junior Jimmy Mejia is one of many students who utilize Coursicle, a platform for college students to create course schedules and read student feedback on professors, despite mental issues impacting the platforms founder, Joe Puccio.

Coursicle founder opens up about mental health

By Noa Ran-Ressler, Assistant News Editor February 15, 2023
Joe Puccio, co-founder of Coursicle, experienced a mental breakdown but used it as an opportunity to destigmatize mental health.
A study from Preply ranked the City of Ithaca as the 10th most stressed-out college town after analyzing tweets from students in different college towns in the United States. However, some students like senior Justin Foster and staff at Ithaca College wonder if it is accurate in detecting students’ stress levels.

Use of Twitter questioned in college town stress study

By Jadyn Davis, Staff Writer February 1, 2023
A study ranked the City of Ithaca as the 10th most stressed-out college town after analyzing tweets from students. However, some students and staff at Ithaca College question its accuracy.
Senior Madison Fernandez is the editor in chief of The Ithacan for the 2020–21 academic year. She discusses the importance of supporting and elevating the work of student journalists.

Commentary: Student journalists are local journalists

By Madison Fernandez, Editor in Chief May 5, 2021
Student journalists are local journalists. I’ve learned more from managing and working in a student newsroom than I have in my journalism classes.
Let women in sport be successful and leave it at that

Let women in sport be successful and leave it at that

By Emily Adams, Senior Writer December 4, 2020
We need to talk about the deeply absurd double standards in American society for women who break down barriers, especially in sports.
At a time when the overwhelming ethical concerns of social media have taken a back seat to the profit-at-all-costs business model of Silicon Valley, “The Social Dilemma” is perhaps the most necessary film of the past five years.

Review: Docudrama unveils darker side of social media

By Elijah de Castro, Staff Writer September 21, 2020
“The Social Dilemma” is perhaps the most necessary film of the past five years.
Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion flex femininity in WAP

Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion flex femininity in ‘WAP’

By Eva Salzman, Staff Writer September 17, 2020
It isn’t difficult to see a pattern in how listeners respond to music based on the artist who creates it.
Eat the rich phenomenon dominates popular films

“Eat the rich” phenomenon dominates popular films

By Elijah de Castro May 19, 2020

When looking back on the most popular films of 2019, I noticed a trend. These films featured characters on the bottom of the socioeconomic spectrum enacting vengeance on those at the top. While the mainstream...

Senior Marissa Harris takes video for an Instagram story during the field hockey teams practice Sept. 15 in Higgins Stadium. Harris, a former member of the team, has been running its social media since 2018.

Social media showcases fun side of varsity sports

By Emily Adams and Lauren White September 25, 2019
Many varsity athletic teams at Ithaca College engage with their social media followers on Twitter or Instagram pages for promotion and recruitment.
We Need To Talk: Social Media Usage

‘We Need To Talk’: Social Media Usage

November 25, 2018

This week, Sophia and Connor discuss college student’s social media usage. Listen to our podcasts on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, Spotify and Google Play!

Mingled with an in-depth look at addiction in all of its forms, Cole peppers advice and warnings to his listeners throughout KOD.

Review: J. Cole crafts a killer cultural critique

By Matt Maloney, Staff Writer April 30, 2018
While his message is admirable, his corny lyrics turn a powerful song into something that belongs in an after-school special.
Alicia Swords, associate professor of sociology and director of the honors program at Ithaca College, uses progressive stacking in her classroom. Progressive stacking is a technique used by group facilitators to ensure minority voices are heard by allowing members of minority communities to speak before members of majority communities.

Progressive stacking used to address inequality in classrooms

By Brontë Cook, Staff Writer November 15, 2017
“When privilege is normal in your life, equity feels like oppression — that’s the epitome of what we're talking about here,” Nolan Cabrera said.
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