Syracuse

April 6, 2016 - 12:45am
SU's Trans Day of Liberation is April 6, but for many transgender twenty-somethings, the high costs of surgeries and hormone therapy mean liberation comes at a high price.

On the wooden-planked porch of an Ostrom Avenue home, a small group of students blows puffs of cigarette smoke into the freezing air, their happy banter bringing the otherwise silent street to life. In the huddle of knit beanies, worn jeans and black and khaki-colored coats stands Mateo Diaz, 21, house resident and the night’s host. He emerges from a dissipating cloud — dressed in his own black beanie, flannel-lined denim jacket, black jeans and black leather combat boots — and heads down the porch’s stairs, directing party-ready guests toward the back door.

April 1, 2016 - 7:07pm
The democratic hopeful led a small business roundtable and public rally at the Regional Market.

Dressed in orange, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton voiced her committment to the Syracuse basketball teams headed to the final four. But Clinton was not in Syracuse to talk basketball. She was there to talk about the future of the country.

“Don’t count us out. We’ve got the grit, we’ve got the resilience and the determination,” Clinton said. “That’s what our country needs right now.”

March 25, 2016 - 11:18am
.Paak and his band, along with hip-hop artist SMINO, performed as part of University Union's Bandersnatch Series.

Concertgoers assembled in Syracuse University’s Schine Underground on March 23 to witness the performance of a Dr. Dre protégé from Oxnard, California. 

Anderson .Paak, the star of the show, was in town fresh off a critically acclaimed performance at SXSW in Austin, Texas. He took the stage around 9:30 p.m. dressed in red from head to toe, including fresh black and red Adidas sneakers, as well as a Tony Montana “Scarface” T-Shirt.

March 23, 2016 - 12:47pm
The worlds of Star Trek and Star Wars meet at the charmingly unconventional Syracuse art exhibition.

The white-walled warehouse hallway was littered with little treasures, from sewn blankets to painted Vans, giant canvases, and marker drawings. The Tech Garden's latest exhibition, Star Wars vs. Star Trek: A Logical Choice, is a celebration of two of science fiction’s most iconic franchises.

March 7, 2016 - 11:23am
Assistant professor Mary Collins' research tracked more than 16,000 US factories and their pollutants.

Research published in January by a SUNY-ESF professor linked extreme toxic pollution to minority and low socio-economic communities — and in turn added to the conversation of environmental justice at SUNY-ESF.

March 6, 2016 - 12:44pm
Meghan Sinisi shares how being the Syracuse University Orange Girl led her to become Miss Syracuse 2016.

One of the highlights of every Syracuse University football game is the baton girl taking center field to perform, but who is the baton twirler? Meghan Sinisi, a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences is Syracuse University’s Orange Girl

“A lot of people call it baton girl, but it’s Orange Girl,” Sinisi said.

March 4, 2016 - 8:09pm
Stylish shoppers and fashion mavens enjoy a fairy tale fashion show at the While You Were Sleeping event on Sunday to benefit Syracuse City Ballet.

Syracuse’s most stylish and best dressed residents convened downtown on Sunday for “While You Were Sleeping,” a local fashion, shopping and fundraising event.

The event was a collaboration between Syracuse City Ballet (SCB) and Kellie Gingold, the owner of Showoffs Boutique and the main coordinator of While You Were Sleeping.

March 4, 2016 - 12:43pm
Singer-songwriter Ashley Cox of Professional Victims discusses her songwriting process and her journey as a musician.

A twenty-dollar bill tucked in between her guitar strings; that is when singer-songwriter Ashley Cox said she realized her talents as a musician could take her beyond the street corners of Downtown Syracuse and into the city’s music scene. 

“I started playing on the streets just for fun, playing cover songs,” Cox said. “And I was drawing some crowds.”

March 3, 2016 - 12:13pm
The Syracuse Poster Project illustrates the city in a vibrant way that contrasts the gloomy reputation that encompasses it.

"Sulfur scent, dragons linger, glow like jellyfish, spit smoke, float; fireworks." 

 

This is the haiku on which illustration senior Lindsey Leigh chose to center her contribution to the Syracuse Poster Project.

February 26, 2016 - 1:50pm
Perspectives on the City of Syracuse from the women who stayed.

Lake effect. Orange pride. Salt potatoes. Wegmans. These are the terms that my eager family instilled in me upon learning that my alma mater would be Syracuse University, located in the very place that both sides of my lineage sprout from. As an Arizonian accustomed to readily available Mexican food and sprawling acres of saguaro cacti under open, dry skies, even the idea of snow was foreign to me. I cherished these new additions to my lexicon with excitement and care, looking forward to the day they would no longer feel strange rolling off my tongue.