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https://youtu.be/hkcSYY3ci40 When Ithaca College sophomore Michael Zilvetti isn’t doing schoolwork, he’s designing and promoting his own fashion line. His brand,  Barbed New York, is set to launch on Nov. 18. An official look book will be out on Nov. 11. The idea for Barbed came out of a high school math classroom where Zilvetti doodled in his notebook to pass the time. “Out of those doodles, this kind of idea of barbed wire as a symbol came out,” Zilvetti said. As he went onto college to pursue integrated marketing communications, Zilvetti grew an interest in bringing those sketches to life through wearable art. “I was…

KEY POINTS The Ithaca College Gamer Symphony Orchestra plays music from popular video games. The group’s first performance this semester is on Wednesday, November 1. The group shares a love for video games and sees its music as its own art form. Inside Ford Hall at Ithaca College’s Whalen School of Music, there are only a few people in the seats. Instrument cases are scattered everywhere, and the student performers are on the stage. It’s dress rehearsal; they are wearing their everyday clothes, sitting in chairs with their instruments, tuning them and getting ready for their cue. The conductor raises…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2q8OUcdrwo Imagine it’s a Saturday morning, you’ve booked an appointment with you’re local hairstylist, and there are caterpillars, cocoons and gorgeous bright orange monarch butterflies hanging from what looks like fish tanks. It may seem like an odd thought at first, but for Ithaca hairstylist Rose Cochran-Teeter’s “Shear Hair By Rose”, this image is a reality. Key Points: Rose Cochran-Teeter collects caterpillars from state parks to rescue and keep them safe until they have turned into butterflies to be released. State parks around the country, including Tompkins County have been cutting down milkweeds, the only source of food for caterpillars…

By Sharon Mejia and Tiarra Braddock Traditional West African sounds filled Ford hall at Ithaca College as students in the African Drumming and Dance class performed on stage this past Thursday, Oct. 27. The one hour performance took place at Ford hall in the Whalen School of Music and had around 40 attendees – ranging from students to faculty members. West African Drumming and Dance Ensemble is an Ithaca College one-credit class open to all students and is comprised of three performance components: drumming, singing, and dancing. On HomerConnect, the class description entails that students have the opportunity to explore…

By Lindsey Witmer, Frances Johnson and Matt Constas Colorful threads hang off of four different looms near the entrance of Handwork, a well-lit craft store in Ithaca. The clicking of the wooden machines can be heard throughout the store. June Szabo is leaned over a small floor loom, with her feet on the treadles, which look like large, wooden piano pedals. The treadles move the harnesses as she slides spools of thread called the shuttle that contains the weft — the crosswise threads — back and forth to create a pattern and ultimately, a scarf, rug or small bag. Szabo…

By Elizabeth Morris and Will LeBlond Bright bubble gum pink candy, Celtic knots integrated with playful colors and 3D dimensions dominate just a few of the many shows displayed across Ithaca’s downtown during a walkable gallery night. Visitors trickle in to admire the local art before heading out to other shows just a quick walk away. Artist Christi Sobel is the creative genius behind one of 22 galleries participating in First Friday Gallery Night, a local collaboration organized by the Downtown Ithaca Alliance where Galleries release their new shows once a month. This year she put together a 12 set…

By Olivia Cross and Ciara Lucas The Ithaca Sirens are celebrating their 23rd season as an amateur women’s recreational ice hockey team. The Sirens, who are players ranging between the ages of 18-60 returned to the rink Oct. 24 for their first practice, were officially established in 1992. Several of the women previously played on men’s leagues until they came up with the idea to form a women’s team. Starting with only nine players, it has grown significantly since the beginning. “We are always looking to recruit new people, that’s why we have such a big age range,” said center-wing…

By Frances Johnson, Kelsey McKim and Katelyn Harrop About 12 women strapped on knee pads, helmets and skates Thursday evening to participate in the Ithaca League of Women Rollers’ Freshmeat Training. The ILWR’s Freshmeat Training program began Oct. 20 and takes place until Dec. 17 on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at ILWR’s training facility in Lansing. The training is open to women over 18 years of age who have health insurance, and participants are not required to have previous skating or derby experience. Allison Ditzig, an Ithaca College junior going through the training, said why she was motivated to participate:…

“You can learn from other people’s mistakes as much as you can learn from your own — but you have to make your own.” Those were some of the words Sophia Amoruso, CEO of Nasty Gal, told students of Ithaca College’s Advanced Multimedia Journalism Class on Dec. 2 during a Skype conversation. Amoruso, 30, published #GIRLBOSS in early 2014, and the book became New York Times bestseller dethroning Thomas Pikkety’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century. The book tells the story of how Amoruso started her company as an eBay store, and cruised to owning an online fashion retail store. Today,…