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Key Points Primitive Pursuits is a non-profit program that teaches a wide variety of age groups wilderness skills education and survival skills. The Wilderness Skills Basic I course is taught every Friday and encourages its students to deepen their connections with the natural world for a life-long relationship. Justin Sutera, instructor of the course, also teaches Homeschool Programs, Summer Programs, workshops and Instructor training programs. Primitive Pursuits A group of six strangers were led deep into the Shindagin Hollow State Forest early Friday morning with a similar mission: to better themselves in nature and to use the planet’s most treasured…

Monday, October 9th. 9:03p.m. The grogginess of week’s beginning lurks through the misty weather, a dark academic quad, and the occasional student meandering from one building to another. All the while, a never-stopping, melodic din travels the practice halls of the Whalen School of Music. At the Whalen School of Music at Ithaca College, practice seems to be emphasized in the curriculum for intellectual and artistic growth. Malcolm Gladwell’s 10,000-hour rule is simple: practice 10,000 hours of a discipline, and you’ll become a master at it. STUDENT 1: NICK PARAGGIO Paraggio knew the details of the 10,000-hour philosophy long before…

Key Points: National Coming Out Day is recognized on Oct. 11 Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick works to fight against LGBT and racial injustices in the Ithaca community LGBTQ+ is a large and growing community on the Ithaca College campus The Ithaca College Center for LGBT Education, Outreach, and Services hosted a talk with Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick on Oct. 11. Every year, in honor of National Coming Out Day, the center invites a speaker to discuss today’s current issues and solutions to problem facing the LGBT community. “We are working to make Ithaca as friendly and as inclusive as we…

A soft light shined down on Suzannah Van Gelder’s long, curly red hair. She stood behind a podium, and tightly held a sheet of paper. “Silent is the aftermath of a school shooting,” Van Gelder said, as her hands gripped the podium. The full crowd fell silent. “An Orlando nightclub shooting. A Las Vegas concert shooting. So…I have these thoughts.” Van Gelder, a member of Spit That!, Ithaca College’s spoken word poetry club, shared her poem during a recent performance at Ithaca College. Her poem, “The New Communion,” addresses gun violence and male dominance in American history. “I just wanted…

Ithaca College junior Joe Cruz speaks on being both an activist and an ally: a Mexican-American advocating for the rights of a community that he feels at once connected to and removed from. “I needed to take action.” After hearing of the deportation of Jose Guzman-Lopez last spring, a Mexican immigrant in Ithaca, New York (which had declared itself a sanctuary city), Joe Cruz felt compelled to take immediate action in advocating for the rights of immigrants and Latin Americans in the United States. Being from the border state of Texas, Cruz is all too familiar with deportation incidents, but…

The Calm Before the Storm A quiet warehouse on Esty Street in downtown Ithaca is filled to the brim with books. This is the calm before the storm. “Twice a year, we collect stuff, and we have a book sale for what we’ve collected,” said Kathy Weinburg,  coordinator of the Friends of the Tompkins County Public Library book sale. Weinburg weaves through the aisles of books, showing off each of the 70 expertly sorted sections. With only two days until the first day of the sale, every shelf is filled, and books overflow onto boxes on the floor. “We take…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UL2hPHMzrIE At a recent City of Ithaca Planning & Development board meeting, a local developer proposed a plan for a new multi-story apartment and retail building at 311 College Avenue, the home of The Nines bar and restaurant and the historic Neriton Number 9 Fire Company. Affordable housing in the area has been increasingly hard to come by. Brian Crandall for The Ithaca Voice put the median income for a family in Tompkins County at $53,000 in 2015, while the average purchase price of a house in the county was $230,000. The development, which is aimed at housing students, is…

– Tom Shevory published a book about his bike tour across the Great Lakes – The book touches on all aspects of his journey, including the areas’ history – Shevory also experienced the cities that surround the Great Lakes Four summers. 4,000 miles. 65 days. This is how long it took Tom Shevory to bike across the Great Lakes. In his recently published book, “The Great Lakes At Ten Miles An Hour: One Cyclists Journey Along The Shores of the Inland Seas,” the Ithaca College professor of politics shares his journey and the life lessons he’s learned from completing it.…

Key Points Ithaca Generator, a downtown makerspace, hosted a 12-hour-long dance-out Over $1,000 in donations went to Ithaca Generator’s expansion, including adding a pottery studio and a machine shop  Dancing for eight hours straight, followed by participating in a two-hour dance competition and then a final hour of moving to the music, Ithaca local Zachary Bouchard didn’t let the exhausting pace slow him down. From 10am until 10pm in Downtown Ithaca’s Press Bay Alley, Bouchard and other community members came together to dance while raising money for the non-profit community makerspace, Ithaca Generator. The organization hosted its first Dance-Out, a…

https://youtu.be/sz6wkD-GJ78 The Ithaca Art Trail features the studios of 30 local artists. The studios are free to visit, and engaging with the artists is encouraged. Two of the artists on the trail are Dede Hatch, and Barbara Mink. Dede Hatch Dede Hatch was introduced to photography by her father, who was in the military. He used photography to document his travels. Living in Hawaii for a few years was another catalyst for her photography. Hatch enjoys taking pictures of all kinds of subjects, and she finds it difficult to categorize herself as one type of photographer. “I’m just drawn to things that…

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