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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…

The IC Unity Tibet Club started last spring semester and is devoted to spreading awareness and education about the region of Tibet. Senior, Ngawang Chime and juniors Tashi Choezom and Tsering Yangkey are three out of the club’s four members who performed in Ithaca College’s International Club “One World” concert this past Friday, Oct. 27. “Performing here gives us the chance to show more people who we are,” Chime said. “If they know who we are and know the club exists then we can spread the word about Tibet to more people.” The annual concert celebrates different cultures represented at Ithaca College and Cornell University. The…

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…

Donna Eschenbrenner says anyone can be a historian. Her own journey proves the point. About two years into her master’s degree in English literature she realized that her real interest was history. While it was too late to switch her degree, Eschenbrenner knew then that she wanted to turn her passion for history into a career. In 1999 she began volunteering at The History Center in Tompkins County. Just two years later she became the archivist. Now Eschenbrenner’s mission is to share that love of history and discovery with every person who visits The History Center. “I believe all history…

https://youtu.be/6GHJ7oe-djk Nothing exemplifies leisure and entertainment in the Finger Lakes region like live music, lush scenery and picturesque wineries. On Saturday, Treleaven Wines in King Ferry, NY hosted its second annual “Destination After Dark,” an evening of music featuring local favorite nine-piece dance band, The Destination. Setting the scene… A sea of colorful lawn chairs crowded the space on either side of Treleaven’s wooden pavilion area. Hundreds of people from the Cayuga Lake region and beyond filled the laid-back, outdoor venue, enjoying the last of this year’s summery weather. Under the pavilion, people sat and enjoyed local wine, beer and…

Key Points: Friday, Sept. 15 was the annual observance of National POW/MIA Recognition Day The Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 377 hosted the annual watch fire at Myers Park in Lansing Cornell University’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps brigade ran the POW/MIA flag around the Cornell campus throughout the day https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tge8wJtk0Ss As the sun began to set over Cayuga Lake on the evening of Sept. 15, another light began to grow as members of Ithaca’s military community threw pieces of scrap wood, one by one, into a roaring watch fire in Myers Park. Hundreds of people from the Ithaca and Lansing…

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…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuZSwJWWcH8&t=3s It is not often that Independent candidates are able to gain significant traction or the needed support to make it far, or become noticed at all, in an election cycle. This is true from local all the way to federal elections. However, in Central New York State, two young Independent candidates have made headway in their local elections. An Independent Mayor for Syracuse Ben Walsh, a “lifelong independent,” decided to run for mayor of Syracuse after spending six years working as the city’s Economic Development Director. It was there that he found a passion for local city politics, though…

https://soundcloud.com/user-210652742/bramble-podcast With its shelves lined with jars of dried plants and spices, Ithaca’s one-stop-shop is every herb-lover’s dream. Located in Ithaca’s Press Bay Alley is Bramble Community Herbalism, an herb shop owned by four local herbalists. They came together under the common goal of bringing accessible, sustainable medicine to the Ithaca community. With the help of a successful Indiegogo campaign, Bramble was able to grow its business. Amanda David, one of the co-founders of Bramble, advocates for alternative medicine as a way to connect people and plants to promote personal and planetary health. As a child, David spent most of…

Over a thousand Ithaca College students crowded the academic quad protesting racism on campus and calling for the removal of President Tom Rochon on Nov. 11, 2015. Students chanted “Tom Rochon: No confidence,” and participated in a die-in while spread out across the academic quad. Leading the protests while the campus community and national news outlets such as CNN and The New York Times looked on was student group POC at IC. The group comprised of about 20 students had been leading protests against Rochon and racism on campus for almost the entirety of the fall semester. More than…

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