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Talib Kweli shakes up diversity dialogue during campus visit

By | Feb 14, 2013

There was something special about the energy in Emerson Suites last Thursday as Talib Kweli took up the mic not to rap, as some students had expected, but to discuss the hip-hop industry and the role of the artist in society.

Desperados, a “beer” for the desperate

By | Oct 28, 2012

On a recent trip to Poland I found myself in Krakow’s Nowa Huta neighborhood. Today it is essentially a suburb of Krakow, but once upon a time it was touted as the perfect communist society, a satellite Soviet utopia where everyone was employed by Vladimir Lenin Steelworks and lived in large block-style apartment buildings that were lined…

Will the real Budweiser please stand up?

By | Oct 10, 2012

Dear faithful friends, and fellow drinkers: the prohibition in Prague, which banned the sale of liquor over 20 percent, is on its way out. Slowly we’re beginning to see shelves restocked with whiskey, vodka, rum, etc… you get the drill. It’s safe to take shots, is what I’m trying to say. Or nurse a glass…

Pivo and Pohoda

By | Sep 14, 2012

I can’t guarantee that my thoughts on/about/with beer will be interesting to you, but my hunch is they will be more interesting than my thoughts about life.

That time beer saved my life

By | Sep 14, 2012

I’ve always been a little bit afraid of vodka. I typically only drink it with Red Bull (because I like to live on the edge) or when life affords me no other choice. But in the Czech Republic this week, bootleg vodka and rum tainted with methanol has become a serious threat, with some suspect…

An active struggle

By | Apr 19, 2012

Thirty or so students form a haphazard circle of desks, and a seeing-eye dog yawns in the corner before shifting attention to the bone she’s been working on all week. Josette the black lab has become a sort of mascot for the tense silence that occasionally falls over the classroom. Silence is the sound of…

Palestinian group zooms in on conflict

By | Feb 9, 2012

As the Israeli-Palestinian conflict continues to cause controversy nationally and across the globe, a new student organization is forming on campus with hopes of giving voice to what some consider an underrepresented Palestinian point of view.

Empty shelves

By | Dec 1, 2011

Dwindling resources for food stamp programs have left Tompkins County residents hungry, filling pantry dining rooms and struggling to put food on the table.

Rhythmic roots

By | Nov 3, 2011

The lights were too bright for Victor Rosa to see all the people in the crowd, but he could hear them.

Email urges more work over Cortaca

By | Nov 3, 2011

The Office of Health Promotions has suggested that students be given a heavier workload over Cortaca weekend to curb excessive drinking.

Beating around the bush

By | Sep 22, 2011

Walk along Route 13 south, right beside the train tracks until the railroad bridge crosses the creek by Agway. Cross the bridge. Balance on the steel tracks, hop from one railroad tie to the next. Hang a left.

Author explores effects of 9/11

By | Sep 15, 2011

Following the 9/11 tragedy, Susan Faludi, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of New York Times best-seller “Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women,” sat down to write her latest book, “The Terror Dream: Myth and Misogyny in an Insecure America,” in 2007 after being in Europe during the July 7, 2005, bombings in London.