Archive for the ‘News & Views’ Category

Greek Life As We Know It

Posted on May 3rd, 2017 by Alexis Morillo

Up close and personal with the faults in the system By Alexis Morillo, Upfront Editor I don’t know why, but sometimes when I remember really big moments in my life I see them from a bird’s eye view. I watch myself from the outside. Maybe I do this as a defense mechanism to remove myself […]

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The First Frontier

Posted on May 3rd, 2017 by Mila Phelps-Friedl

Iceland makes unequal pay illegal by Mila Phelps-Friedl, News and Views Editor March 8, 2017: the 200th anniversary of the New York stock exchange, the 42nd official United Nations International Women’s Day and the day when Iceland became the first country to require employers to prove to the government that they are paying people of […]

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‘Woke’ Generation asleep IRL

Posted on May 3rd, 2017 by Tatiana Jorio

Students, Planned Parenthood, and Lasting Change by Tatiana Jorio, Seesaw Editor While it brings me nothing but hope and excitement that my generation, especially in the wake of the 2016 presidential election, has become more invested in social, environmental and human rights issues it’s also important to analyze this new wave of student activists “woke” […]

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Media’s Masculinity Complex

Posted on May 3rd, 2017 by Celisa Calacal

Why we praise our leaders for violence In an unforeseen military move, President Donald Trump ordered an airstrike on a Syrian air base April 6, an act that has moved the U.S. dangerously closer to international warfare. Naturally, Trump’s brash action sent the media into a whirlwind, with pundits and reporters shelling out their analyses […]

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Back To Its Roots

Posted on May 3rd, 2017 by Annie Estes

X Ambassadors Bring a Music Festival to Ithaca by Annie Estes, Contributing Writer The City of Ithaca is gearing up for a music-filled fall as it prepares for the first ever Cayuga Sound Festival, which will take place Sept. 22 and 23 in several spots throughout the city such as Stewart Park, The Haunt and […]

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#BOPO!

Posted on May 3rd, 2017 by Alexa Salvato

The dilution of a movement It’s discouraging when social movements progress slowly, but it’s even harder when they go backward. Today’s “body positive” movement has been popularized on Instagram by those in recovery from both eating disorders and similar unhealthy behaviors perpetrated by diet culture. Very few people know that body positivity, aka #BOPO, originated […]

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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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