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December 22, 2015 - 8:39pm
La Casita Cultural Center hosts a party where people of all ages can sing, dance and enjoy a hearty meal.

Michelle Cáceres smiled, her bright purple skirt swirling around her waist. Her feet moved to the beat, the notes of drums and guitars echoing through the air. Cáceres, a member of Syracuse University’s Los Raices dance troupe, was full of energy, as she danced the night away.

December 10, 2015 - 9:53pm
Facing the forces of nature in style has never been easier with this makeup routine.

Although makeup horror stories are far too common, many of them involve battling the elements. Wintertime winds can often dry out skin, while the snow and rain can cause makeup to run. Vaniah Montanez, a makeup artist for the Italian-based Flormar cosmetic brand in Destiny USA, provides simple steps on how to secure makeup just in time to face the onslaught of holiday parties.

December 4, 2015 - 7:40am
Anti-sexual assault organization, The Girl Code Movement, hosted Create the Space, an open mic night where student performers shared their thoughts about social issues.

 The Girl Code Movement held their first open mic night called Create the Space on Thursday. In partnership with Syracuse University’s Intergroup Dialogue Program, the free event gave student singers, musicians, poets and performers an open platform to express and discuss social issues on the SU campus, particularly relating to race, gender and sexual assault.

November 29, 2015 - 8:01pm
La Femme Syracuse attracted residents to discover brands through vendors.

For the third consecutive year, the Central New York Women’s Expo, now rebranded as La Femme Syracuse, returned to the Oncenter Convention Center for a day of celebrating the uniqueness of the female experience on Sunday, Nov. 22.

November 23, 2015 - 11:04pm
The Everson Museum of Art hosted its first Girls Night Out.

Women of all ages stood in a line that went out the Everson Museum of Art’s front doors to get into their first Girls Night Out event on Thursday.

The building slowly began to fill with women looking for a fun night of pampering and shopping. More than 140 guests roamed around the museum during Girls Night Out, according to the Everson.

November 19, 2015 - 10:21am
Students clean out their closets and trade clothes at the Style Lottery Closet Swap.

Students recycled their wardrobes at the Style Lottery Closet Swap on Monday evening.

The closet swap is comparable to the thrifting experience, since the items gathered are gently used clothing, shoes and accessories from event participants. Junior psychology major Tauri Howard is a brand ambassador for Style Lottery, and she was part of the team who organized the event.

“I went with the idea that the swap would be a one-for-one kind of thing, but I ended up leaving with more than I brought in,” Howard said.

November 15, 2015 - 8:46pm
Syracuse in Print and Light Work hosted a zine swap at Light Work on Saturday. A zine (pronounced, "zeen") is a mini magazine.

People of all ages trickled into Light Work through gusty winds  for a rainy day Zine Swap on Saturday afternoon.

November 15, 2015 - 8:19pm
The first annual Little Black Dress event took place at SKY Armory on Thursday to benefit women in business.

Women entrepreneurs networked at the Little Black Dress fundraiser for the Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (WISE) Women’s Business Center at SKY Armory on Thursday.

SKY Armory, owned by Nicole Samolis, opened over a year ago. Samolis is aware of what it takes to be a woman entrepreneur because she built her own business. As a member of the WISE advisory board, the Little Black Dress event was her idea and her way of giving back to the organization.

November 11, 2015 - 8:42am
Design to Table sells products made by Syracuse University students in Marshall Square Mall.

[Correction: Our original article stated that "makers get 10 percent commission on all sold items." This information was incorrect as makers receive 90 percent of all sold items. The article has been corrected to reflect the correct information.]

A new pop-up market is giving student makers and designers an access point to sell their products.

November 10, 2015 - 7:13pm
Create and publish a zine, also known as a mini magazine, in time for the Zine Swap Saturday at Light Work.

It's easy to share a story aloud or quickly type and send a text message, but with a little creativity, zines can help tell a story visually.

A zine (pronounced, "zeen") is a mini magazine.