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It’s strange that my inspiration to fight hunger started while flipping through CosmoGirl, an unlikely source for information on social activism.

However, what I unearthed in its pages inspired me so deeply that I couldn’t let it pass. In her opening editorial note, the magazine’s editor encouraged readers to serve on a humanitarian trip to Africa. Though I ultimately couldn’t go on the trip, my desire to educate myself about this type of work deepened.


For many people, using the word ‘retarded’ in a derogatory manner doesn’t warrant a second thought. But for many more that outdated term is insulting and hurtful. Now, one group on campus is trying to stop all use of the word. 


The recent tsunami and earthquake in Japan has been documented as the country's most devastating disaster since World War II. Though organizations like the Red Cross have been quick to respond to the catastrophe with hundreds of medical and response teams, many haven't been as compelled to send their support. Now, a club at Ithaca College is stepping up to lend a hand. 


If you have ever wondered how it would feel to stay up for 50 straight hours, all you have to do is join VIC Radio and become a 50-Hour Marathon DJ! Or, you could just ask Adam Girgenti, Mike D’Agostino, Brian Coffin or Becca Burns, four VIC Radio DJs who stayed up for 50 straight hours on April 15, 16, and 17.


Danielle Paccione ’10 found devastation even before the earthquake.


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