N.Y. State Bans Driving Under the Influence of Technology

While caution is still strongly suggested for all campus pedestrians, those traversing through the streets of Cornell’s campus can soon walk with less anxiety about oncoming traffic. Starting Nov. 1, texting while driving in the state of New York will be penalized with a maximum fine of $150.
With numerous recent studies showing the dire effects of texting behind the wheel, state legislators moved to ban this practice. Gov. David Paterson (D) signed the bill last Thursday.
Nathan Shinagawa ’05, an elected legislator representing the 4th District of Tompkins County, advocated for such legislation to be passed on the local level.
“Although I think it is a difficult law to enforce, it sends a cultural message,” Shinagawa said.

Text Messaging Creates Recent Recruiting Buzz

That's Kuhls, Baby

It’s not even six in the morning, and yet Red junior first-team All-Ivy tailback Luke Siwula is wide awake, already having showered and had breakfast before heading out to his grueling summer workout. Not many people are up with the roosters on these Friday mornings, and yet, despite the small chance that someone has tried to get in touch with him at this odd hour, Siwula checks his phone anyway — on the screen reads the alert that he has one new text message, sent only minutes ago from offensive coordinator Clayton Carlin. In plain black text it reads, What are you going to do to get better today?