Meet and Greet: Who are all these people on campus?

By STEPHANIE CARMODY One of my favorite movie quotes is from the cinematic masterpiece Sing Street. Set in the 1990s, a coming-of-age Irish schoolboy runs into a mysterious, older girl who he’s immediately struck by. Their first run-in prompts him to write a song about her titled “The Riddle of the Model.” He asks his friend to read the lyrics after, and his friend does … Continue reading Meet and Greet: Who are all these people on campus?

Mainstream Eating Habits As Self-Imposed Theocracies: Thoughts from an Unorthodox Sinner

By LUBY KIRIAKIDI  Food. If we’re not talking about the weather, we’re talking about food. To eat is to live. Food is culture. Food is family. Food is love, faith, hope. Food is self. You are what you eat. So how do you identify? Food is a secular religion. The Ancient Greek verb διαιτάω diaitо̄ means: “to live a certain way of life.” Life in … Continue reading Mainstream Eating Habits As Self-Imposed Theocracies: Thoughts from an Unorthodox Sinner

Stop Telling Me to Eat Less: language, obsession, and eating disorders

By Jessica Brofsky The NS1150: Introduction to Nutrition professor has a song he records and plays for the 575-person survey course. The chorus to what one might loosely call his “rap” repeats the line: “if you don’t need it, don’t eat it.” Long after I handed in my final exam and had forgotten the functions of the epiglottis and the specific benefits of soluble versus … Continue reading Stop Telling Me to Eat Less: language, obsession, and eating disorders

The Writing on the Wall: text inscribed on campus

article and photos by Angaelica LaPasta As I see it, there are three ways in which words are literally inscribed on Cornell’s Campus. 1. Chalking. Chalk is everywhere. It is ephemeral: here today, gone tomorrow. It is swept up by the feet of its audience, and the little, bright specks of chalk are borne all over campus from the remotest peak of the vet school … Continue reading The Writing on the Wall: text inscribed on campus

Lilac Hair and Septum Rings: the promises and pitfalls of the “alternative look”

By Madeleine Galvin Lately I’ve been feeling the urge to dye my hair lilac and pierce my septum with a gold hoop. The piercing has been a long time coming; it was inspired by a girl I saw last summer who wore it so well at this crowded Die Antwood concert where I was high off my ass, jumping when the crowd was still, and … Continue reading Lilac Hair and Septum Rings: the promises and pitfalls of the “alternative look”

Diving for Treasure: dumpster diving at Cornell

By Cesca LaPasta On my mantle sits an old-fashioned radio that is constantly set to 91.7, Ithaca’s premiere eclectic radio station, “The Station for Innovation.” I rarely ever turn it off, and its sound brings together the room in the same way the radio does aesthetically. It also came from a dumpster. The radio was sitting right on top of a pile of paper and … Continue reading Diving for Treasure: dumpster diving at Cornell

Extroversion on Campus: a story of branching out

By Emma Moore If you were to ask anyone who knows me on this campus to describe my personality, one term would come to their mind: extrovert. It’s a word that encompasses a wide range of descriptors, most of which are associated with loud, “extra” individuals. The labels of extrovert and introvert divide Cornell into two main categories of people. Even beyond Cornell’s campus, these … Continue reading Extroversion on Campus: a story of branching out