The Grassroots Festival of Music & Dance appears each year on the Trumansburg Fairgrounds in Trumansburg New York for four days of celebration of both contemporary and traditional roots music. Originally starting as a humble AIDS benefit concert in Ithaca, Grassroots has evolved into a nationally recognized nonprofit event.

Check out photos of last year’s 20th annual Grassroots Festival, or for more information on this summer’s coming festival, visit the Grassroots website at

Photos by Matt Chin and Brendan Boehner

The Clothesline Project gives a voice to the unheard

The Clothesline Project was started in 1990 when founder Carol Chichetto hung a clothesline with 31 shirts designed by survivors of domestic abuse, rape, and childhood sexual assault.

UR Softball continues dominance with sweeps of Alfred University and Ithaca College

The Yellowjackets swept Alfred University on the road Thursday, winning both games by a score of 5–4.

Making first impressions: Don’t get stuck in your head

Perhaps the only way to prevent yourself from sinking into that ocean of once-seen faces, to light a rescue beacon before it’s too late, is to do something remarkable.