October 30, 2013 - 11:06am
Meet Mohamad Khairie Shaari, an international relations senior from Malaysia.

After being accepted to Syracuse University, Mohamad Khairie Shaari remembered scanning a list with the names of other Malaysian students enrolled at the school. There were a total three. 

But the number didn't deter Shaari — it only added to the appeal of attending the university tucked in the relative seclusion of upstate New York. Shaari relishes the opportunity to explore and learn about different cultures, to live outside the comfortable and familiar. 

October 2, 2013 - 3:03pm
There's more to London than just crumpets and tea.

After going up three pant sizes since graduating high school, I have come to the sad realization that I have become somewhat of a glutton since starting college. During my freshman and sophomore years, I found true happiness by eating my way through Marshall Street and downtown Syracuse.

September 15, 2013 - 2:27pm
Get to know Syracuse, one neighborhood at a time. Up first: Westcott; from pretty parks to several restaurants to organized bike rides, there is plenty to eat, drink, see, do and shop when you tour through Syracuse's "hipster-ville."


When it comes to food in the Westcott area, vegetarians and vegans have nothing to worry about. On Westcott Street alone, you can pretty much eat your way from breakfast to late night bites.

September 4, 2013 - 11:28pm
Learn how to make Challah and candied apples to celebrate a sweet new year.

First, an introduction: The Red Kitchen Recipes is a new segment of Hill's Kitchen run by two (Southern) roommates -- Jillian Thaw and myself -- enjoying our first autumn up north. Our mission is simple: in an attempt to outwit the (oncoming) winter, we will be cooking away our fear of snow, armed with our generations-tested recipes of gumbo, pecan pie, jambalaya and, of course, grits. 


Entry One: Rosh Hashanah

L'shana tova umetukah, have a good and sweet new year. ...

August 29, 2013 - 1:06pm
In a recent study by, SU students order more food between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. and spend less on their meals than any other college in America.

College: that oh-so-wonderful time in life where you have the opportunity to make friends from all over the world, take lessons in courses you’re actually interested in and, of course, take full advantage of the fact that your fast-acting metabolism hasn’t abandoned you yet.

Enter the late-night lifestyle of the typical university student.

April 7, 2013 - 5:31pm
The food and drink tasting event drew large crowds to the Museum of Science and Technology even during the SU Final Four game against Michigan.

If you weren't watching the Syracuse-Michigan basketball game and needed something else to do on Saturday night besides spill beer on your orange Final Four T-shirt or shout “Go Cuse!” at a bar's TV, "Tap into the MOST" at the Museum of Science and Technology was definitely the best way to spend your night. 

January 31, 2013 - 4:51pm
Beat the unhealthy habits of the winter blues by swapping out your usual "M" Street snacks with more nutritious alternatives.

Have you been packing on the pounds this winter? A Gallup poll conducted in 2011 found that Americans tend to exercise less and eat unhealthier foods when it's cold outside. Get out of your unhealthy slump this winter -- if not by getting your butt to the gym -- by swapping your favorite Marshall Street foods for alternate, healthier options.



November 29, 2012 - 3:50pm
Review: Destiny USA's premiere gourmet Mexican restaurant's soft atmosphere, steamy entrees and sweet desserts will leave you satisfied.

Brand new to Syracuse’s neck of the woods is Cantina Laredo, the modern Mexican restaurant that opened in Destiny USA this July. Its menu is stock-full of dishes sure to revive taste buds craving authentic Mexican flavors.

November 8, 2012 - 3:30pm
Volunteers at community gardens around Syracuse pull up the last fruits and vegetables and make preparations for winter.

Deborah Keirsey worked quickly. She was undeterred by the rain drizzling down or the finger-stiffening cold as she scooped shovelfuls of dirt away to make room for a young fruit tree. There wasn’t much time left before dark; Keirsey knew there was ample work to get to. After a few turns, her shovel hit something solid. “You’ve got some sparks there!” her daughter, Jessyca, yelled out as Keirsey finally took a moment to laugh.

October 25, 2012 - 2:53pm
Try these fall dessert recipes that are better for the Earth — and for your health — than conventional candies.

Trick or treat, give me something good and full of artificial sweeteners and trans-fats to eat?

Halloween candy is tempting and only in season once a year. Plus, it comes in “fun” sizes, so you can eat more and without feeling guilty. Well, without feeling guilty until you look at the ingredient list, or until you eat 15 candy bars and your stomach revolts on you — whichever comes first.