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The conversation series ‘Ask Big Questions’ returns to Ithaca College as “preventative medicine” to strengthen the sense of community both across campus and nationally. Oct. 25, 2017 — Students slowly filed in to the lobby of Emerson Suites, a large event hall at Ithaca College, and checked in at a table cloaked in a white cloth, accented with signs that read “Ask Big Questions” in bold letters. They grabbed a blank name tag that had a random number written in the corner; their table assignment. After adding their name and placing the tag on their chest, they proceeded into the large…

The Association for Women in Sports Media recently inducted Ithaca College as its newest college chapter. Juniors Danielle Allentuck, Dani Schear and Hannah Reed are the three students responsible for its induction. Its goal is to promote, support and create a network environment for women in the sport media industry. Association for Women in Sports Media Three Ithaca College students sought out an opportunity to create a space to advance the growth of women in the sport media profession. Juniors Danielle Allentuck, Dani Schear and Hannah Reed started up the newest college chapter of the Association for Women in Sports…

Drugs, economic development, and housing were just some of the issues discussed at a debate between the three candidates competing for Ithaca Common Council’s First Ward. Incumbent Alderperson Cynthia Brock is running for re-election on the Democratic and Working Families line. Her challengers are Anthony Hayton, of the Operation West Hill line, and James Lukasavage, of the Ithaca New Cynics line. The three candidates met Friday night at the Southside Community Center for a debate hosted by the Tompkins County League of Women Voters. The First Ward stretches from South Hill to West Hill. What is the Common Council and…

When someone announces they’re running for office, they don’t often mean it literally. However, Ithaca resident Ian Golden decided to hit the pavement when he chose to run for Congress against Republican incumbent Tom Reed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0L1Uz9a8kM Golden, a Democrat, has lived in Ithaca for nearly two decades and began his business, the Finger Lakes Trail and Running Company, in the city 11 years ago. As part of his campaign Golden will be running across the district, meeting with constituents and local businesses along the way. He will run a total of 450 miles, which he hopes to achieve roughly 30…

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…

KEY POINTS: Students say news coverage of natural disasters in region for minimized impact expected prior to storm, instead focusing more on ‘domestic’ concerns for Florida. News coverage of Mexico, Caribbean nations and especially Puerto Rico during Hurricane’s Maria and Irma highlighted ignorance of Puerto Rico’s role in U.S., in some people’s eyes.

Sept. 27, 2017: Facing mounting racial tensions on campus, Cornell University struggles to balance free speech and student safety. After multiple racially-charged incidents on Cornell’s campus in the past few weeks, members of the university’s Student Assembly are calling on the administration to issue a meaningful response that will prevent future attacks on students of color and live up to the school’s claims to valuing a diverse community. One incident involved students shouting “build a wall” outside of the Latino Living Center on campus, and a few days later a black Cornell student was verbally harassed by a group of white students, which turned into…

When voters in New York go to the polls this November, they will cast a decision on a question that comes up once every 20 years: whether or not to hold a constitutional convention. If voters agree to a convention, delegates would be sent to Albany with the opportunity to alter the state government and constitution. For Sean Hillson, a convention represents the chance for the younger generation to improve the state. “We’re going to be the ones inheriting it and we don’t have to carry over everything from a bygone era just because it was,” Hillson said. “We can…

Tucked away in Brooklyn is a colorful mural that celebrates the Latinx experience in and throughout the five boroughs of New York. Behind the mural are the offices of Mixteca, a non-profit organization that helps Mexican and Latin-American immigrants by providing them access to services that give people who have just arrived in the United States, or need help settling, in the resources to do so. These offices have become the headquarters for La Marcha de Mayo, a pro-immigrant protest that seeks to celebrate Latinx culture and diversity and break stereotypes. This march, like many others, came as a reaction…

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