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September 22, 2017   |   Ithaca, NY

Bringing animation to life

By | Apr 17, 2008

It’s the middle of a cold winter afternoon in Ithaca, and the Moving Box executives are getting dirty. Inside their studio, Joe Zohar ’06 and Chris Davidson ’07 are sweating as they heave a filing cabinet. Dave Livingston is screwing down wiring, and Connor Shaw is sweeping up loose screws and dirt. There’s sheet rock…

…and Action

By | Feb 29, 2008

The lights go off. In the darkened room, a barrel-chested man presses play. A dancer swirls onto the screen and, as drumming beats surround her, her body begins to flower into hundreds of other dancers. She spins and swoops as a disembodied voice intones, “I’ll give you an insight into how it all began.” Eventually,…

A case for justice

By | Oct 5, 2007

More than 80 protesters, angry at the way the Ithaca City School District has handled a case of alleged racial harassment against a student, marched into the offices of the superintendent Monday and demanded answers. The rally began at noon with a march and several speakers outside the district offices. After about an hour, protesters…

Protesters rally at district offices in school discrimination case

By | Oct 1, 2007

About 80 people from community and campus groups marched into the administrative offices of the Ithaca City School District today, shouting for the superintendent to resign and demanding an explanation for the way the district has handled a case of alleged racial harassment against a student. The rally began at noon with a march and…

Proposed Antigua program delayed

By | Sep 28, 2007

The start of Ithaca College’s first full-semester study abroad program in Antigua will be delayed until Spring 2009. Students and professors have been traveling to the tiny Caribbean island since 2004 for shorter mini-courses in subjects like photography, journalism and sports management. Rachel Cullenen, director of study abroad programs, said the full semester option was…

Ride, ride, ride, hitchin’ a ride

By | May 3, 2007

There’s no better way to see a country and meet its people than to bum free rides from them. Oops, I mean hitchhike. After throwing out the universal thumb dozens of times across Australia, we’ve met a cast of characters more colorful than in any Kerouac novel — the kind of people that you’d never…

Taking a bite out of wildlife

By | Apr 13, 2007

Throw another kangaroo on the barbie, because it’s official: In Australia, I’ve eaten more kangaroo than I’ve seen in the wild. Ditto for wallaby, the kangaroo’s cousin. Mmm. I wasn’t expecting to make such a smorgasbord out of the continent’s unique native fauna, but, man, does Australia’s unofficial national animal taste good. ’Roo meat is…

Aussie racism shakes student

By | Mar 23, 2007

In the U.S., being racist is socially unacceptable. People still are, but they don’t talk about it in casual conversation. In Australia, peculiarly, vilifying Aborigines is almost tolerated. A surprising amount of Aussies have a skewed view of the indigenous people their ancestors killed and forced out of their land — similar to how the…

Coming to terms with ugliness

By | Feb 23, 2007

I’d heard about “Ugly Americans.” Before my trip, people whispered about how horribly ignorant Americans traveling abroad can be. God, I was scared. I didn’t want to be one of them. Well, it’s been about two weeks, and I can say with certainty we’re all Ugly Americans. But I don’t necessarily think it’s a bad…

The wildlife may kill him

By | Feb 1, 2007

Call it ignorance lost. Just before I left to study abroad in Australia, or as I’m calling it in front of my liberal parents, my “deployment,” I realized that I know next to nothing about that lovely little continent, saddled on the Southern Hemisphere like a giant, planetary hemorrhoid. Then I did a little bit…