Muralizing and Moralizing: Ithaca’s street art

By DARBY TARLOW Walking around downtown Ithaca on a bright day, it’s hard to miss the plethora of murals on each street corner and electrical box. Images of blooming flowers, Harriet Tubman, snarling dinosaurs, and many other curiosities splatter across walls and lend a backdrop to the day-to-day lives of bustling Ithacans. While these beautiful artworks permeate our spaces and our lives, their stories and … Continue reading Muralizing and Moralizing: Ithaca’s street art

Hermione Granger Syndrome: work, wands, and insensitive warts

By Veronica Dickson La Rotta Hermione Granger syndrome (noun): wanting to throw yourself unabashedly and romantically into your academic passions while understanding it comes with inevitable peer-sanctioned disdain; being too extra in class. I’m not the first to have stared at my Harry Potter collection, wishing deeply I could conjure up Hermione and ask to sit next to her for a bit—just two girls who … Continue reading Hermione Granger Syndrome: work, wands, and insensitive warts

You’re Not Uncultured: the case against the homogenization of speech at Cornell

By Mikaela Hamilton Fairly soon after my arrival at Cornell two years ago, I began to feel that I was missing something—something that most of my peers seemed to have and that I’d never known myself to lack. Several days later, while talking on the phone with one of my friends from home, I found the word for those feelings: I simply felt “uncultured.” My … Continue reading You’re Not Uncultured: the case against the homogenization of speech at Cornell