The Juice

March 1, 2015 - 4:26pm
Combining singing, dancing, and fundraising, SU's 12-hour dance marathon OttoTHON proved to be a success for the kids of Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital.

Dressed in neon, tutus, and fanny packs, people packed into Syracuse University's Women's Building to participate in the university's first ever dance marathon, OttoTHON.

Beginning at Penn State University as a fundraiser event years ago, dance marathons have gradually become national events.

February 28, 2015 - 6:39pm
The former talk show host gave Turning Stone patrons plenty to laugh about with a fast-paced barrage of hilarity.

As he took the stage at the Turning Stone Event Center on Wednesday evening, Craig Ferguson promised each member of the audience would leave his standup set offended by something he said over the next 80 or so minutes.

But if any part of his routine upset me, I was too busy laughing hysterically to even notice. 

February 27, 2015 - 3:28pm
The final round of the '13th Annual Totally Fabulous Drag Show' will be held February 27th at 10pm in Goldstein Auditorium in the Schine Student Center.

The preliminary round of the 13th Annual Totally Fabulous Drag Show took place in front of a nearly sold out audience weeks ago and tonight's final round is looking to be even better.

After performances concluded during the the first round on February 12th,  SU students E. Millz and SB were among the few given the golden ticket to advance to the final round of the annual drag show competition. 

February 23, 2015 - 7:36pm
Fundraising efforts for OttoTHON will begin February 28th at 6pm in the Women's Building and last until 6am March 1st, benefitting Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital.

The Syracuse University community will come together to participate in OttoTHON, SU’s first ever dance marathon, in hopes of raising more than $105,000 to benefit the Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital.

Jillian Lynch, a sophomore and the executive director for OttoTHON, has been planning this event since she came to Syracuse. She was involved in similar dance marathons during high school and wanted to start one at Syracuse.

February 18, 2015 - 3:47pm
Gov. Cuomo introduced a loan forgiveness program for the state that will make some students eligible to pay nothing for their first two years out of college.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo presented his “2015 Opportunity Agenda” four weeks ago at Albany’s Empire State Plaza Convention Center. The governor made 66 proposals including providing better assistance to New York state’s homeless population, investing in public works projects and reforming the education system.

February 16, 2015 - 7:12pm
The night consisted of a candle-lit vigil and a performance of Even Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues."

University students, faculty and members of the Syracuse community gathered at Hendricks Chapel on Friday night to participate in SU Rising: Stop Sexual and Relationship Violence. Students and community members reflected on the problems of domestic violence and sexual assault that occur on Syracuse University’s campus and around the world.

February 13, 2015 - 4:47pm
Just months after visiting Syracuse University, comedian and actor Kevin Hart announced he's coming back to Central New York in late August for a performance at the Oncenter War Memorial Arena.

From topping movie box offices to hosting "Saturday Night Live" to getting engaged, Kevin Hart seems to be unstoppable this year.

To top it all off, Hart has just announced the dates of his "What Now" tour, including a stop back in Syracuse.  

This past November, Hart visited Syracuse University to perform stand-up and show an advance screening of his movie "The Wedding Ringer."

February 12, 2015 - 4:52pm
From BET to Syfy to Beyond (Review): Lattaker-Johnson reveals truths with race and entertainment media.

Robyn Lattaker-Johnson said her mission is to change the world a little bit.

Lattaker-Johnson, a dynamic leader with more than 20 years of experience in entertainment was the speaker at the Newhouse School’s 14th Annual Conversation on Race and Entertainment Media.

February 9, 2015 - 12:27pm
Dr. Umar Johnson, a school psychologist, said that the educational testing system is America's new Jim Crow.

Psychologist Umar Johnson said that test culture, underrepresentation of black teachers in schools and the political issues involved in the educational reform have left African Americans behind in his speech Thursday night at Gifford Auditorium.

January 29, 2015 - 10:12pm
Former executive assistant to Sean Combs gives Syracuse University students tips for success during his speech at Newhouse.

When in doubt, quit.

For most people, this advice is the exact opposite of what you have heard from mentors, role models and educators for your entire life.

But if entrepreneur lifestyle expert and founder of MusicIsMyBusiness Aaron Paxton Arnold had followed the norm, he might still be married to his first wife, working for corporate public relations firms making a six-figure salary while dreading every day of his life.