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From left: senior Natalie Shanklin and junior Anna Gardner organized the protest and information session in response to Larry Pratt, former executive director for Gun Owners of America, speaking at the college Nov. 9.

Ithaca students engage in political activism on and off campus

By Sam Haut, Staff Writer March 21, 2018
A published study written about in The Washington Post found that Ithaca, along with other college towns like Boulder, Colorado, is among the 365 most politically tolerant metropolitan areas in the co
Sandra Steingraber speaks at a 2013 rally in Albany, New York, to ban fracking. Steingraber is a distinguished scholar in residence at Ithaca College, as well as a biologist and activist.

Q&A: Sandra Steingraber fights fracking in documentary

By Silas White, Assistant Life and Culture Editor November 8, 2017
We didn’t know where the story would go, and we ended up being chased through the streets of Romania and ... into jail.
Sandra Steingraber gives a presentation on expanded gas storage in old salt caverns on Seneca Lake Feb. 24 at Cornell University. She was the keynote speaker April 13 at an Ithaca College panel, sharing her experience dealing with climate change in Ithaca and at the United Nations in December 2015.

Ithaca College hosts panel on climate change

By Annika Kushner, Staff Writer April 16, 2016
Ithaca College’s Textor 102 was crowded with almost 300 students, faculty, staff and community members April 13. Experts offered firsthand accounts of international sustainability efforts, urging audience members to get involved with local efforts any way they can.
Ithaca College faculty and students join Seneca Lake protests

Ithaca College faculty and students join Seneca Lake protests

By Kyle Arnold, Contributing Writer September 16, 2015
Activists protest the use of caverns for storage of natural gas and blockade the entrance to the Crestwood plant.
Junior Joshua Enderle (pictured on the right in the red shirt) participated in a blockade in the middle of Washington, D.C., traffic May 26 to protest the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the projects it funds.

Q&A: Student participates in environmental activism

By Natalie Shanklin, Opinion Editor September 9, 2015
I think we just need to make it a priority again, and I think now is the time to do it. Now is always the time to do stuff.
Thirteen protesters were arrested this morning after forming a blockade at Crestwood Midstream’s gas storage facility in Watkins Glen, New York. An Ithaca College student was among those arrested and charged.

Ithaca College student arrested, charged for protest involvement

By Kira Maddox, Editor-in-Chief August 4, 2015
An Ithaca College student was arrested and charged Aug. 4 for participating in an environmental protest.
From left to right: Climate Marchers John Abbe, Kelsey Erickson, Michael Clark, Jane Kendall, myself and Jimmy Betts

Postponed … Again

By Faith Meckley, Staff Writer February 21, 2015
While the powers of Reading and Schuyler County have realized that sending the We Are Seneca Lake protesters to jail is costly and only fuels our movement, many in my activist cohort believe that Judge Berry's hesitance to sentence me runs deeper than that. They joke that he sees me as an incarnation of his own young granddaughter, who, according to Berry, refuses to speak to him when he sends people to jail.

Do humans cause climate change? Let’s vote.

By Faith Meckley, Staff Writer January 23, 2015
Can you imagine what would happen if our representatives sat down to vote on whether homosexuals are born with their sexuality or if they choose it? Or what if there was a vote deciding that, despite hard numbers clearly demonstrating women are paid less than men for the same work, this was not actually the case?
A shot of me walking on my first day on the March

53 miles to Ithaca

By Faith Meckley, Staff Writer January 13, 2015
Tonight I have filled the hiking backpack I got for Christmas to the brim with all the supplies and equipment I will need for a five day, 53 mile journey from my home in Geneva to my second home in Ithaca. After I finish this blog post I will go to bed and try to get a full night's rest, because tomorrow, for the first time in a while, I will be rising with the sun to walk.
Learning the Jails

Learning the Jails

By Faith Meckley, Staff Writer December 8, 2014
Before myself and my comrades began lining up in front of Crestwood Midstream's gates on Route 14 just north of Watkins Glen, I never put much thought into the area jails. I had no clue that there was a jail in Watkins Glen right across the street from the picturesque state park, and I admit to not even knowing that there was a jail in each county. Now I find these various jails to be at an almost constant forefront of my mind.
Members of the We Are Seneca Lake resistance movement blockade a truck from entering Crestwood Midstreams facilities.

When All Else Fails

By Faith Meckley, Staff Writer October 31, 2014
I clarified to him that our blockade was not going to let anything in or out. "Well, I'm going to open the gates, then!" He declared in a tone that said, 'alright, you asked for it.' The negotiation phase was over; now, they were using intimidation. When he opened the gates, the driver climbed into his truck and lurched forward, blaring his horn.
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