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Now Playing: Ithaca’s Child Stars

By | Nov 15, 2009

Though Diego Torrado is only 12 years old, he’s already hanging out with college students on the weekends. When he’s not busy playing tag at recess or learning how to divide fractions, Diego is pursuing an acting career. The Boynton Middle School 7th-grader has been in seven Ithaca College student films so far. He said…

Writers travel for visual inspiration

By | Feb 26, 2009

When people think of spending spring break in Key West, they usually think of tanning, drinking and partying. Katharyn Howd Machan, professor of writing, has different plans. Every year since 1997, Machan has spent her spring break hosting a writing workshop in Key West, Fla. Machan started the program after she would vacation in Florida…

Leaders on the floor

By | Feb 5, 2009

As nine dancers spin, kick and snap their fingers to a fast-paced remix of songs by Lil’ Wayne, Britney Spears and The Pussycat Dolls, the two captains watch from the front of the aerobics room in the Ithaca College Fitness Center. They call out counts and reminders to the girls, and when the music stops…

Beyond just beauty

By | Nov 20, 2008

As a little girl, Tova Wilson ’07 looked up to the beautiful, well-rounded and accomplished women she saw in beauty pageants on TV. As a 23-year-old, she realizes their potential to create social change. Wilson, who has never competed in a pageant before, has been named a semifinalist in the 2009 Miss Illinois USA Pageant…