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Melissa Patnella 19 teaches a Zumba class in the Fitness Center Aerobics Room during Spring 2019.

Zumba classes combine dance and fitness for fun alternative workout

By Zoë Freer-Hessler, Managing Editor November 21, 2019
Zumba classes offered at Ithaca College provide a fun and effective workout, especially for women looking for a comfortable fitness space.
Auburn University students chant and hold signs in protest of an appearance by white  nationalist Richard Spencer, who spoke on campus April 18 in Auburn, Alabama.

Colleges prepare policies for controversial speakers

By Zoë Freer-Hessler, Assistant Proof Reader September 21, 2017
Colleges around the country have been facing protests and riots when they scheduled right-wing speakers with opinions that differ from those of the college’s students.
When sports continue past the end of finals week, athletes have to plan accordingly with summer internships and jobs but enjoy having time to just focus on the sport being played.

Sports seasons impact athletes’ summer plans

By Zoë Freer-Hessler, Staff Writer May 3, 2017
Athletes whose teams make it into tournament play stay behind on campus until the end of the season, which can possibly effect internships and jobs.
Dr. William Klepack, medical director of the Tompkins County Health Department, speaks to the County Legislature Chambers about the health issues related to tobacco products.

Tompkins County votes to raise tobacco purchasing age to 21

By Zoë Freer-Hessler, Staff Writer April 25, 2017
The Tobacco 21 bill would not make it illegal for those under the age of 21 to consume or possess tobacco, only to purchase it.
Playing multiple games has a mental and physical impact

Playing multiple games has a mental and physical impact

By Zoë Freer-Hessler, Staff Writer April 19, 2017
The baseball and club softball teams have a physical and emotional impact from playing double- and tripleheaders.
Ithaca College released its official body camera policy for Public Safety officers, despite missing their initial deadline for the policy.

Ithaca College body camera policy released

By Zoë Freer-Hessler, Staff Writer April 12, 2017
Ithaca College Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management announced that the body camera policy is now complete.
The track and field team practiced indoors March 20 to limit exposure to the cold, as the lowest temperature of the day was 12 degrees.

Varying temperatures impact athletic performance and health

By Zoë Freer-Hessler, Staff Writer March 29, 2017
Student-athletes who participate in outdoor sports have a hard time adjusting to weather conditions that could affect performance and health.
Sophomore attacker Maeve Cambria looking for a way to get around freshman defender Kate Gibson and score in the Bombers win at home against Elmira College 18–0.

Women’s lacrosse shuts out Elmira College 18–0

By Zoë Freer-Hessler, Staff Writer March 28, 2017
Women's lacrosse team played at home, shutting out Empire 8 rivals Elmira College by the score of 18–0.
Senior attacker Morgan Racicot is looking to pass the ball to a teammate in the Bombers 26–2 win against the Saxons at Higgins Stadium.

Women’s lacrosse defeats Alfred University 26–2

By Zoë Freer-Hessler, Staff Writer March 26, 2017
Women's lacrosse team played home against Alfred University in an Empire 8 conference showdown defeating the Saxons 26–2.
Senior Brandy Smith competes March 4 in the Eastern College Athletic Conference Championships in Glazer Arena. She placed first in the shot put and weight throw.

Senior chases her third national throwing title

By Zoë Freer-Hessler, Staff Writer March 6, 2017
Senior Brandy Smith is first outdoor track and field national champion in the college’s history and has won two national titles.
Mens track and field chases Empire 8 Championship title

Men’s track and field chases Empire 8 Championship title

By Zoë Freer-Hessler, Staff Writer March 1, 2017
The men’s track and field team is looking to avenge its second-place finish at last year’s Outdoor Empire 8 Championship.
Sophomore midfield Allison Panara runs past freshman defender Amanda Cagnassola in the Bombers 12–9 win against Skidmore.

Women’s Lacrosse wins home season opener against Skidmore

By Zoë Freer-Hessler, Contributing Writer February 25, 2017
The Ithaca College women's lacrosse team defeated Skidmore College 12–9 in their home season opener on Feb. 25.
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