Nice Guys Finish Last

Male entitlement to female bodies The saying “nice guys finish last” is not new. But in recent years, it’s taken on a new meaning within pop culture. Today, a nice guy is someone who claims they are incapable of becoming sexually or romantically involved with women for the simple reason that they are nice. They […]

Sexual Violence on Campus

Examining reports and resources available to IC students According to the Rape, Abuse & Incest Network, “one out of every six American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime.” In 2003, the organization states, 90 percent of victims of these types of sexual assault were female. Unfortunately, many […]


The release of Björk’s Vulnicura had fans debating whether they were satisfied in their expectations or completely surprised. The Björk of albums past hadn’t held anything back. Knowing that much, perhaps what was more shocking than the leak itself was what had to be said this time around. Capitalizing on her intelligent, not-so-borderline orchestral arrangements, […]

IPD Introduces Citizen’s Police Academy

Residents have the opportunity to learn about police activities From Feb. 25 to April 15, the Ithaca Police Department will host its first-ever Citizens Police Academy, a decision that has piqued the interest of Ithaca activists who want more involvement between the community members and the IPD. Jamie Williamson, public information officer of the IPD, […]


“One. Two. Three. Four. Five.” Annie’s fingers circled her soapy head over and over. She counted and whispered the numbers quietly, the hot shower water running down her back. She had to make sure she did it correctly. “Six. Seven. Eight. Nine. Ten.” She closed her eyes. She had to rub shampoo in her hair […]

Leslie Knope, Primetime Champion

Network television’s first foray with a feminist lead “I am a goddess, a glorious female warrior, queen of all that I survey. Enemies of fairness and equality: hear my womanly roar!” Genuine empowerment of women is seldom present in our culture. It’s often distilled to the trite “girl power!!!” merchandise of youth. Self-empowerment is considered […]