Ithaca’s gentrification, food insecurity, heroin injection sites, and how to best support and participate in social justice movements: A conversation with Phoebe Brown

by Yana Makuwa and Katie O’Brien Phoebe Brown is a prolific activist and organizer in the Ithaca community. She is involved with many local nonprofits and justice movements, including the local chapter of #BlackLivesMatter, the Multicultural Resource Center at the … Continue reading Ithaca’s gentrification, food insecurity, heroin injection sites, and how to best support and participate in social justice movements: A conversation with Phoebe Brown

In community we trust: Alternative currencies in Ithaca and abroad

Confronting capitalism through alternative currencies By Aurora Rojer The world-renowned economist Bernard Lietaer states, “Money is an agreement within a community to use something as a medium of exchange.” In the United States, we use the dollar. It’s not backed … Continue reading In community we trust: Alternative currencies in Ithaca and abroad

WE FOUND BOOTY IN A HOPELESS PLACE

tinder in ithaca

By MO RAHMAN

I’m not opposed to hookup culture; in fact, if you’ve got a good grasp on safe sex, I say go for it. But I only say this because hookups are rampant on a college campus, and it’s really more so something I’ve gotten used to and accepted than something I’ve actively wished for. So imagine my surprise when Tinder suddenly became the prevalent mobile platform for “meeting” people at or outside of Cornell — air quotes to signify that meeting is not where it ends, if you’re lucky. Did we really need that? If you’ve been living under the cavernous seclusion of the Olin stacks for the last two years or so, Tinder is an app that connects to your Facebook profile. You can swipe right or left — yes or no, respectively — and if the potent gods of Tinder find two people who have an inevitable attraction to each other (two swipes right), there’s a match! What could go wrong?

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The Under-appreciated Ithaca Karaoke Scene

an interview with DJ Dale

By RODRIGO UGARTE

SPRING 2013

             For almost seven years, one man has brought karaoke to countless Ithaca bars for the enjoyment of the drunken masses. His name is Dale Harrington, but many know him simply as DJ Dale. Over the years, Dale has expanded his DJ and karaoke business into a successful lineup of shows Monday through Thursday, adding a bit of musical entertainment to Ithaca’s nightlife. I explore how he started. Continue reading “The Under-appreciated Ithaca Karaoke Scene”

America’s One-Stop-Shop Education System

By SOPHIA CHAWALA

SPRING 2013

Spring is nascent in the Ithaca air. The sun is finally peeping out of its hiding place; blue pockets of sky are beginning to poke holes in the gray winter clouds; stubborn snow is melting away from the grass, the trees, and the cars.

We all know this springtime feeling, but it is never complete without the cherry on top: Course Registration. Continue reading “America’s One-Stop-Shop Education System”

Four Collegetown Bars

and their corresponding emotional breakdowns

by JAMES RAINIS

concupiscence

Life has been rough on you: your prelims have beaten you down like a gang of French Nationalist skinheads encountering a vaguely ethnic guy, your roommates have all just landed better internships than you, and most pressingly, you haven’t gotten laid in literally forever. Like, so long that your condoms (or, for inclusivity’s sake, dental dams) have actually expired. But, in the prophetic words of R. Kelly, it’s the freakin’ weekend, baby, and you’re about to have you some fun. This means alcohol. Continue reading “Four Collegetown Bars”