Category Archives: Journalism Research

The Importance of Understanding and Treating Mental Health

Mental health. It is a term that generates many different meanings and connotations in today’s society.

For Katherine Cohen-Filipic, an assistant professor of sociology at Ithaca College who specializes in mental health, “mental health is how someone is managing their mental states and how they’re managing their role in society.” Continue reading

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Community Center Getting Much Needed New Playground

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The center’s iconic “bridge between the trees” structure, which will be renovated as a part of the new playground.

The Coddington Road Community Center is finally getting the new playground that they have been waiting for thanks to a collaboration with the Habitat for Humanity club at Ithaca College.

“It’s been on the project list for a while,” said Heather Mount, Executive Director of the center. “There’s not much going on right now out there. We’ve never had a permanent playground for the kids to play on.” Continue reading

DeWitt Middle School Technology Team Heads to National Competition

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Team members Katrina Jander (left) and Isabelle Zanen with their first place catapult design

Months of hard work paid off for the members of the Technology Student Association at DeWitt Middle School when they finished first in nine out of twelve events at the New York State Conference on March 11, qualifying them for the national conference in Nashville this summer. Continue reading

Ithaca Heroin Plan Stirs Up Controversy

ITHACA, NY – On Feb. 24th, Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick announced the Ithaca Plan, a proposal to improve drug treatment and prevention in the city of Ithaca, which has generated much debate.

One of the more controversial parts of the plan suggests that the city open a supervised injection site, a place where a person could go to take heroin in a safe environment. This site would be the first of its kind in the United States, although there are such facilities around the world. Continue reading