Archive for the ‘News & Views’ Category

13 Reasons Why Not

Posted on April 23rd, 2017 by Megan Banning

Media’s responsibility toward mental health By Megan Banning, Art Editor Netflix’s newest series, 13 Reasons Why, follows Clay Jensen as he listens to 13 sides of his friend Hannah Baker’s suicide tapes. The series attempts to bring light to suicide among teenagers by sending the message to ask for help when you need it and […]

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Take Back The Night

Posted on April 23rd, 2017 by Anonymous

One survivor’s story By Anonymous I participated in my first Take Back the Night event my freshman year of college. It was hard for me to admit, just by being there, to hundreds of perfect strangers that I was a sexual assault survivor, seeing that my own parents still don’t know. My first march, however, […]

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Don’t Berate — Coordinate!

Posted on April 10th, 2017 by Taylor Ford

Part-time faculty seek a fair day’s wage for a fair day’s work I first got involved in the contingent faculty movement my sophomore year, 2014-15 when I went to an event where professors talked about their experiences working for the college. After the teach-in, I was deeply struck by their stories, their struggles to make […]

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Revving Up

Posted on April 10th, 2017 by Celisa Calacal

A Location for Innovation in Ithaca Blue and orange chairs surround wooden conference tables. Several whiteboards are set up around the space. Many of the windows overlook the snowy streets of Ithaca below. All around the space, there are people on their laptops, some working alone and some working with one another. Common throughout this […]

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The Media Conundrum

Posted on April 10th, 2017 by Isabella Grullon

Censorship of the truth in Trump-era journalism Donald Trump’s relationship with the media is psychologically abusive, and the media is suffering from Stockholm syndrome. Most mainstream news publications can’t seem to break off from being played by the Trump administration.They not only made his election possible, but have also facilitated his anti-everyone-who-is-not-a-white-cisgender-male propaganda, free of […]

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What the Health Care?

Posted on April 10th, 2017 by Isabel Brooke

Political strife threatens Obama’s landmark healthcare bill It is safe to say that President Trump was disillusioned in his recent claim that “nobody knew that health care could be so complicated.” We all knew. One doesn’t need to understand American health care policy to appreciate its complexity. Health care language can feel coded, discouraging many […]

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What keeps us up at night

Posted on April 10th, 2017 by Liam Audet

How private are we, really? We are a nation of anxiety. Everything from our bills to the news is keeping us up at night, leaving us to stare into the blank space of the ceiling above us. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, over 40 million Americans suffer from some sort of anxiety […]

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Cloudy Days

Posted on April 10th, 2017 by Maddison Murnane

Local business turns to community engagement to stay afloat One of the first places a tourist in Ithaca will stumble upon is a bright and inviting storefront lying on the corner of one of the busiest intersections of South Cayuga Street and West Green Street. This gift shop and marketplace, Sunny Days, was created by […]

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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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