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Revealing rules of the road

By | May 1, 2009

“C’mawwwn in,” Johnny Wilson says in a cordial Southern drawl. He sits behind the steering wheel of his GMC van and imparts his first lesson of cab driving. “You don’t have to buckle if you don’t want to,” he says. “It’s not a law in Ithaca that cab passengers have to wear seat belts.” His…

Birthright trips connect youth to Jewish culture

By | Mar 8, 2007

Though Gregory Schek is living nearly 5,700 miles from Ithaca College in a kibbutz outside Hafia, Israel, he said he has never felt such a connection to a foreign place. “When I’m here, I feel at home,” he said. “My grandparents were Holocaust survivors, so the Jewish state is important to me.” Schek, formerly a…

Counseling Center series aims to prevent suicide

By | Mar 8, 2007

Before he was a psychologist at Ithaca College’s Counseling Center, LeBron Rankins dealt with a personal struggle of his own — though, he said, at the time, he didn’t know he was battling depression. “I felt very disconnected. There was this intense sadness,” he said. “I would be driving and think, I should just drive…

What’s cooking?

By | Mar 2, 2007

Crowds of students grabbed burgers and mashed potatoes at the Towers Dining Hall last Thursday, unaware that 14 floors up, another group of students was preparing gourmet pizza and pasta. Ithaca College’s Culinary Arts Club was meeting for Vegetarian Night in the kitchen of the Tower Club Restaurant, where nine of its almost 20 members…

Robert Fisk speech postponed

By | Feb 7, 2007

A speech by journalist Robert Fisk scheduled for tomorrow night will be postponed because of severe weather conditions in Lebanon, where Fisk is on assignment. Melissa Gattine, special programs public relations coordinator for the Roy H. Park School of Communications, said Fisk described conditions in Lebanon as the worst storm the region has seen since…

Randy Sklar would make one hilarious lawyer

By | Feb 1, 2007

Randy and Jason Sklar work well together. The twin brothers were hosts of ESPN Classic’s “Cheap Seats,” played conjoined twins on an episode of “Grey’s Anatomy” and even had supporting roles in the 2001 comedy “Bubbleboy.” Staff Writer Katie O’Driscoll spoke with Randy Sklar about what it’s like working with his twin and what the…

CGI penguins put important global issues to music

By | Dec 14, 2006

What begins as a musically animated “March of the Penguins” ends like an after-school special edition of “An Inconvenient Truth.” Audiences going to “Happy Feet” can expect a cute story about a penguin who, though different from all the other penguins, is eventually accepted by his peers and lives happily ever after. But the audience…