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From the Ground Up

Posted on February 27th, 2017 by Alexa Salvato

The future of public education Reading the beginning of Diane Ravitch’s Reign of Error over the last few weeks has been almost eerie. As a current journalism student passionate about education, I pitched my idea for an independent study about education journalism way back during the Obama administration. Ravitch’s complex criticism of profiteers calling themselves […]

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Posted on February 27th, 2017 by John Jacobson

Rollback on transgender civil rights endangers youth In the tumult of Donald Trump’s presidency, transgender people are being thrown to the wolves. The most recent battle between the Trump administration and transgender rights, as of the writing of this piece, was the pullback on Title IX protections for transgender students regarding bathroom usage in local […]

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Not Your Gringa

Posted on February 27th, 2017 by Tatiana Jorio

Even though I’m half-Dominican, I’ve never felt half-Dominican. I’ve always just felt Dominican. There are a set of stereotypes that come with the territory of being a Latina woman that include but are not limited to: being a good dancer, being carefree, having a thick accent, being promiscuous (whatever that means), being sassy and loud… […]

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No Ban, No Wall

Posted on February 27th, 2017 by Katie Siple

No human being is illegal On Feb. 10 at 3 p.m., Ithaca College students banded together at free speech rock to rally against the anti-immigration ban. About 40 students gathered outside Campus Center to protest Donald Trump’s proposed immigration ban against immigrants entering the U.S. According to The New York Times, the ban would bar […]

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Progressive Patriotism

Posted on February 27th, 2017 by Isabel Brooke

Turning Noise Into Change 2016’s turbulent and polarizing election has led to a United States that feels more broken than united. Rifts have deepened, tensions have heightened and identity politics have led to othering and an unwillingness to engage in productive discourse. Opinions on every side have morphed into “alternative facts.” This division is, in […]

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Errors in Terror?

Posted on February 27th, 2017 by Chris Jones

Uncertainty in Trump’s counterterrorism policy On Jan. 29, nine days after his inauguration, President Donald J. Trump’s administration embarked on its first special operations mission. This mission, a descendant in the long lineage of the post-World War II policies of United States military interventionism, is now a topic of much debate. The operation, intended to […]

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Snapchat and Facebook and MySpace: Oh My!

Posted on December 13th, 2016 by Alexis Morillo

Older generations criticisms of millennials are increasingly unfounded It can be argued that millennials are the most criticized generation. More often than not, this criticism stems from the generation’s use, or overuse rather, of social media and the internet. Millennials are defined as those ages 18 to 34 in 2015, according to Pew Research Center, […]

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Children Without a Home

Posted on December 13th, 2016 by Alexa Salvato

Ithaca residents’ efforts to help homeless families Over her past four years at Ithaca College, senior Emma Grabek has encountered many homeless children in the Ithaca City School District. She recalled one powerful experience when doing fieldwork in a second-grade classroom at South Hill Elementary School in Ithaca, New York for an education course. “There […]

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Internship Insincerity

Posted on December 13th, 2016 by Evan Popp

The hypocrisy of ‘progressive’ but unpaid internships By Evan Popp & Celisa Calacal A little over $50 million. That’s how much revenue the Center for American Progress (CAP) reported for the year of 2014. 175 dollars. That’s the amount of money per week each of us received while working as full-time interns at CAP. When […]

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Black Churches Still Burning

Posted on December 13th, 2016 by Meredith Nash

Acts of hate surface after election of President-elect Trump Whether you’re terrified, angered or thrilled with the news, Donald Trump has been elected president. Despite that headline taping itself all over every news agency back on November 6, a tragic backlash of the insanity in this election occurred. An one hundred and eleven year old […]

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