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By Keith Davis

On the way to graduating magna cum laude in English education, Pete Messmer 10 had plenty of chances to tell his suburban-bred classmates about baling hay, milking goats, and helping make goat cheese on his parents’ farm near Interlaken, New York.

“Most people who’d grown up in suburbia were interested in all that,” Messmer...

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Two IC Grads fill a Hole in the Doughnut Market

By Robin Roger

Dun-Well Doughnuts makes the best doughnuts in New York City.

According to the New York Daily News, that is. But the newspaper almost didn’t consider the doughnuts, made by Dan Dunbar ’06 and Chris...

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By Keith Davis

It’s a right guaranteed to us by the founding fathers in the Declaration of Independence. But is happiness a choice? Can we choose to be happy any more than we can choose to be rich, healthy, or born in a certain country?

We consulted with a number of experts, both faculty and alumni, and the answers were...

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We asked our readers to submit images that illustrated their idea of happiness, and we got a great response. We received a wide array of images, many of which included pets, children, and beaches. It was difficult to pick a winner, but “Summer Shake,” by Brian Maley ’13, came out on top.

“Summer Shake,” by Brian Maley ’13, shows his golden retriever,...

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Two Ithaca College couples find their utopias

By David McKay Wilson

Places can captivate our dreams and inspire our lives. Places draw people from near and far. Millions of immigrants were drawn to America by tales of streets paved with gold. Ithaca College economist Elia Kacapyr found that a person’s native country may determine how satisfied he or she is with...

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