By Zach Briggs
Over winter break I traveled with 15 senior Park Scholars to New Orleans, Louisiana. Like the senior class before us, we stayed at Camp Hope, a volunteer base located in St. Bernard Parish. Throughout the week, we aided original residents of the Lower Ninth Ward with the rebuilding of their homes that had been destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in...
By Emily Masters
Park Scholar group service projects are easily one of my favorite parts of being a member of the scholar community. Not only do these projects challenge us to use our media skills to give back to the Ithaca community, but they also create bonds between scholars through meaningful experience.
Every year, each Park Scholar participates in one of...
By Jaclyn Cheri
For the past five years, the Ithaca College Park Scholars have hosted Concert for a Cure, an event to support the American Cancer Society and its fight against cancer. This year, the Scholars decided to take a new direction with this community service project. A title change from “Concert for a Cure” to “Concert for a Community”...
By Alexa Salvato
“Writopia Lab is a not-for-profit organization that fosters joy, literacy, and critical thinking in children and teens from all backgrounds through creative writing.”
When I came across this description of Writopia Lab my senior year of high school, I could not think of a mission statement that I identified with more. Joy?...
By Emily Masters
Ironically, it was the very first newsroom I ever walked into.
I was in the 11th grade, headed upstairs to a conference room for a workshop for high school students. Traffic had been bad,...