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Friend or foe

By | Apr 16, 2009

Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif. Political views: Liberal. Favorite TV shows: None. Interests: Oriental carpets, opera and bow ties. Josh Gidding’s Facebook profile reveals a lot about him, including his birthday: June 3, 1954. Gidding, 54, whose son Zack Gidding is an Ithaca College junior, is part of a growing online trend. Facebook is no longer…


Ukulele players seek appreciation for quirky music

By | Mar 19, 2009

At more than 6 feet tall, Ithaca College junior Nick Bombicino is physically intimidating, but the broad-shouldered funnyman is also a natural performer with a silky, deep voice who plays piano, drums and brass instruments. His large hands look as though they could crush his tiny ukulele. But for Bombicino, that sight gag is part…


Worldly experience crafts smooth tunes

By | Feb 19, 2009

With his intense guitar playing and reflective lyrics, singer/songwriter Jann Klose has created a buzz about himself in the Ithaca community, especially since he moved here. His alternative acoustic style has been likened to John Mayer, but the stories his songs tell are all his own. Staff writer Alexandra Palombo spoke to Klose about the…


A common mission

By | Feb 5, 2009

It’s Saturday night. A brightly colored sign stands on the side of Danby Road, proclaiming that “Common Ground Dance Club” occupies the building hidden back in the woods. Inside, a Latin beat thumps through the club and about eight couples stand in a circle, beaming. Their hips swivel, their arms intertwine and their feet click…


College employee juggles work, school and play

By | Dec 4, 2008

A steady rock beat thumps from the belly of DeWitt Middle School. A steady two-and-four rhythm creeps past the trophy case and the auditorium, coming from the home economics room after school Nov. 18. Near the ovens, Samba Sowe and Malama Sokoni, both 11 years old, sit in concentration, tapping out the steady beats on…


Dinner and a movie

By | Oct 24, 2008

At 1 a.m., a small corner of Dryden Road is still awake. The smells of kim-chi quesadillas and spicy beef waft from behind the counter at Dasan-J, a Korean restaurant in Collegetown, as a man with a mustache cheerfully whistles as he cooks. The small restaurant is alive with students picking at their noodles, chatting…


J.J. Abrams’ latest lacks originality

By | Sep 18, 2008

Generally, when a plane is shown on a prime-time drama, the flight doesn’t end well — especially if the scene plays before the opening credits. J.J. Abrams set the precedent with the hit drama “Lost.” True to form, J.J. Abrams’s new sci-fi thriller “Fringe,” which premiered Tuesday, Sept. 9 on FOX, begins with an ill-fated…


Two of a kind

By | Mar 20, 2008

Students who call the home of their professor and ask for “Dr. Conger” will be asked if they’re looking for “he or she.” Vivian Conger, assistant professor of history, and Darius Conger, assistant professor of economics, both teach at Ithaca College. They’re just one of the couples that share matching wedding rings as well as…


New theater company brings opportunities to Ithaca

By | Feb 15, 2008

Working at Starbucks in Ithaca led Adam Lee, an Information Technology Services help desk employee at Ithaca College, into the world of theater. While at Starbucks, Lee met fellow employee Nick Clarey, who had recently formed the WingSpace Theater Company. WingSpace gives anyone in the Ithaca area the opportunity to get involved with theater —…


Comedians return to campus roots

By | Oct 4, 2007

Michael Capozzola ’92 has been making audiences laugh all over the country, and now he’s back with two other alumni to perform a stand-up show for homecoming. Contributing Writer Alexandra Palombo spoke to Capozzola about his life as a comedian, the role Ithaca College played in his life and his foray into cartoons. Alexandra Palombo:…