Ithaca College Student President Carlie McClinsey sent an email out to student's in early September trying to address the issue of rowdy behavior on South Hill:
"I met with some local Ithacans recently who described to me the messes they find on their front lawns some mornings and the loud noises from students that keep them up at night," She said in the email. "They close their windows and doors, turn up the TV, and still cannot drown out the noise of loud college students. It’s heartbreaking to know how much we as IC students are disrupting local lives. These are people with young children, elderly parents, and jobs that require an early rise. I can’t imagine the frustration they must feel."
I found this frustration to be true when I interviewed Heather Lambert, a resident on South Hill. Ms. Lambert said she was more concerned about the students' well-being than her interruptions to sleep. She says she has been woken up to students screaming, urinating next to an open window, and sitting on her front steps.
That said, Lambert says she has noticed an improvement to behavior this fall. This Thursday, look for my mobile media package on this page, where you can hear Lambert's stories from the neighborhood.