Ithaca's harsh winter gets the Onion treatment

February 24, 2015 by Rachel Cera

Just on the heels of the Ithaca visitors bureau making national headlines with a tongue-in-cheek web prank suggesting would-be tourists should visit Florida instead, Ithaca's harsh winter is back in the limelight thanks to satirical newspaper "The Onion."

Ithaca College's Athletics & Events Center hosted the Big East Swimming & Diving tournament last week. 14850 file photo.Ithaca College's Athletics & Events Center hosted the Big East Swimming & Diving tournament last week. 14850 file photo."College Freshman From Florida Has Never Seen People Complain About Snow For 5 Months Before," reads the headline, over a stock photo of a college student. The article goes on to quote a fictional Ithaca College freshman from Florida who says, "Growing up in Sarasota, of course there was never any incessant whining about snow, so I was completely amazed when I saw that first person go on and on for months on end about how annoying the snow was."

Ithaca College has already moved past winter by hosting what they call "Speedos in February," otherwise known as the Big East Swimming & Diving Championships.

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