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Ithaca & Cornell

Office Space: Liz Karns

By Katie O’Brien Before ILR professor, lawyer, and epidemiologist Liz Karns began volunteering as an advocate for victims of sexual assault on campus, Cornell only provided legal representation for the accused in the adjudication process. We talked to Professor Karns about Cornell’s lack of transparency around its procedures, the administrative barriers to reporting sexual assault, … Continue reading

A Reaction To Facebook Reactions
Culture & Society

A Reaction To Facebook Reactions

Facebook responds to our clamoring for multifaceted validation By Sarah Chekfa Much like a scorned lover enacting jealousy-provoking Machiavellian schemes cunningly designed to capture your guilty attention, Facebook is tacitly begging us to react. The February release of its now-infamous “Reactions” feature suggests an attempt by the company to revive its now assuredly familiar interface vis-à-vis … Continue reading

The New Nest of Campaign Donations
Politics & Current Events

The New Nest of Campaign Donations

Twitter forces its way into the political funding game By Sarah Chekfa This past September, Twitter took a decisive step towards politicizing its platform, introducing a function that allows users to directly donate money to candidates’ political campaigns with a solitary tweet. Before I begin criticizing Twitter for its subliminal destruction of the rationalistic foundations … Continue reading

Why Planned Parenthood is Essential to Ithaca (And Everywhere)
Ithaca & Cornell

Why Planned Parenthood is Essential to Ithaca (And Everywhere)

An interview with local activists Maureen Kelly and Liz Gipson By Katie O’Brien This summer, anti-abortion group The Center For Medical Progress released videos that were deceptively edited and spliced to make it appear as if a Planned Parenthood-affiliated social worker was facilitating the illegal sale of fetal tissue. The full videos, available online, show … Continue reading

Playing the Rookie
Arts & Pop Culture

Playing the Rookie

Tavi Gevinson and new creativity By Maura Thomas Tavi Gevinson, 19-year-old artist, actor, and writer, has alternately described herself as an elf and a feminist. In both respects, she’s perfectly serious: it’s possibly her combination of intelligence and self-awareness that has gotten her so far, so fast. Tavi started a blog, Style Rookie, at age … Continue reading