Protest around the Bay Area. (Amelia Clute / Sun Contributor)

Oakland Farms Deliver Food to Activists Amidst Protests and Political Unrest

When I jumped onto The Sun’s crew about a month ago, I fantasized about the wide range of topics which I could tackle within my first article. Maybe a bit naively, I imagined a stunning debut piece: Would I spend my time writing about modern diets, analyzing their benefits but also their downfalls? Or how about a piece exploring fusion foods and their prevalence in American society? Maybe it could have been as simple as a chef interview. I find myself in a very different place now.

Cornellians and the greater Ithaca community join the nation in protest against racist police brutality in a march from Ho Plaza to the Ithaca Police Office on Wednesday, June 3.

Hundreds March from Ho Plaza to Ithaca Police Headquarters, Decrying Police Brutality

In front of the Ithaca Police Department, after a peaceful march filled with chants from the heart of Cornell’s campus to the Commons, a light rain began. The crowd of over a thousand knelt on the pavement in front of the police department for eight minutes and 46 seconds — the time it took for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin to suffocate George Floyd to death.