Ithaca students use social media for anti-bullying initiative

The Ithaca City School District is working with students to develop a peer-based program using social media to combat bullying in district schools this semester. The initiative, titled “Project Kindness,” is primarily the work of students. Superintendent of the district Luvelle Brown asked teachers and administrators to nominate students to a Student Advisory Council. The … More Ithaca students use social media for anti-bullying initiative

Leftist candidate enters race for Egyptian presidency

The presidential election in Egypt is coming up, and leftist politician Hamdeen Sabahi has thrown his hat into the ring. The election, which is scheduled for May 26-27, will pit Sabahi against former army chief Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. The candidates Abdel Fattah el-Sisi -former army chief -led military overthrow of Mohammed Morsi in July after … More Leftist candidate enters race for Egyptian presidency

Students at New Roots present humanitarian law campaigns

Jane is nine years old. Her village is caught in the middle of a brutal war between the government and the rebel fighters. Her father was killed in battle and she must support her mother and five younger siblings. She is forced to join the military and fight the rebels. She is a child soldier. … More Students at New Roots present humanitarian law campaigns

Excitement and concerns accompany plans to develop Emerson site

Plans to develop the abandoned Emerson Power Transmission site on Ithaca’s South Hill are in the works. Developer David Lubin has been meeting regularly with city and town administrators and planning officials to work out the details of the project, Phyllisa DeSarno, the City’s Deputy Director of Economic Development, said. “This has been years in … More Excitement and concerns accompany plans to develop Emerson site

St. Patrick’s Day parades face criticism for LGBT exclusion

St. Patrick’s Day: a holiday of revelry, music, color…and discrimination? That’s how it seems for LGBT groups wishing to participate in annual parades in Boston and New York City. Parade organizers in the two cities have forbidden marchers from carrying pro-gay signs or identifying themselves as LGBT. This decision created a lot of backlash among … More St. Patrick’s Day parades face criticism for LGBT exclusion

GiveGab aims to make volunteering a priority in communities

There is no keypad for entry. No receptionist asking you to take a seat. Upon entering the office, you find yourself in an open room filled with natural light…and foosball tables. The company’s mission, “More, Happy Volunteers,” is printed in white letters on a blue wall. A flat-screen monitor is mounted on the opposite wall, … More GiveGab aims to make volunteering a priority in communities