International Athletes Find Success in Collegiate Men’s Tennis

In the current Intercollegiate Tennis Association men’s singles rankings, the top five players are international, while the next five are American. With athletes from so many different countries, a unique perspective could be brought to any match, making the path to success more difficult. “Considering that so many people are playing it across the world… Read More International Athletes Find Success in Collegiate Men’s Tennis

Grant Allows Cornell Hip Hop Collection to Process Afrika Bambaataa Archive

Thanks to a $260,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Cornell Hip Hop Collection will be processing the archive of hip-hop pioneer Afrika Bambaataa. “If something is not online,” Ben Ortiz, assistant curator of the CHHC, said. “It just doesn’t exist these days.” The CHHC has been compiling Bambaataa’s archive for about… Read More Grant Allows Cornell Hip Hop Collection to Process Afrika Bambaataa Archive

IthacaSTEM Hexaplexes Win 18th IPEI Spelling Bee

The IthacaSTEM Hexaplexes did not have a chance to practice before they arrived at Ithaca High School for the Ithaca Public Education Initiative’s Adult Spelling Bee. They did not plan on participating until the organizers of the bee said they needed one more team and IthacaSTEM secretary Mark Chao volunteered to participate. “They had 31… Read More IthacaSTEM Hexaplexes Win 18th IPEI Spelling Bee

Scopes Monkey Trial is Evolving Ithaca’s Music Scene

The Scopes Trial in 1925 regarding the teaching of human evolution had nothing to do with music. In the mind of Spenser Forwood, however, music and evolution go hand-in-hand, so he decided to name his band after the infamous court case. “Scopes Monkey Trial. Evolution,” he said. “Our sound is always changing.” The band, which… Read More Scopes Monkey Trial is Evolving Ithaca’s Music Scene