Syracuse

September 27, 2017 - 2:11pm
The growing pin-up subculture in Syracuse celebrate the 1950s and comforts veterans with a sense of nostalgia.

Dolled up in her signature blood-red lipstick, Marilyn Monroe style waves and bold polka-dotted swing dress, Melody Wilkinson, a vintage consultant and makeup artist, is used to attracting attention in Syracuse.

September 24, 2017 - 9:41am
LadyFest Syracuse provided a safe space for the celebration of music and art on Saturday night with profits going toward Vera House.

 

This Saturday, while Paul McCartney played in the Carrier Dome, an all-inclusive music-based feminist festival, LadyFest, held its fourth annual social gathering to champion “women, POC, and the LGBTQIA+ community.”

September 17, 2017 - 10:08pm
An arts journalism grad student returns from the Toronto International Film Festival with his pick of the festival’s most exciting movies

This year, Syracuse University graduate students from the Goldring Arts Journalism program traveled from Syracuse to Toronto to attend the 42nd annual Toronto International Film Festival. Here is a roundup of some of the notable movies that one student saw:

September 15, 2017 - 3:10pm
Thursday's fashion show in Downtown Syracuse showcased styles from local boutiques, accessory and clothing stores

Syracuse Style brought local retailers and fashion lovers together to showcase the hottest trends this season on Thursday night.

The Downtown Committee of Syracuse, Inc and Syracuse Fashion Week co-produced the seventh semi-annual fashion show despite the last minute change of venues from Armory Square’s Walton Street to the historic Landmark Theatre.

September 12, 2017 - 11:03pm
Candidates for positions from mayor to highway superintendent are one step closer to the Onondaga County general election on Nov. 7.

Here are the winners of Tuesday's primary election in Onondaga County and who will be on the ballot for the Nov. 7 general election.

May 10, 2017 - 10:10pm
The professional theater has partnered with the university's drama department for 40 years, allowing students to work alongside their professors, faculty and other professionals.

Scores of students sit outside the former Regent’s Theater, laughing, running lines and soaking up the sunshine. The plaza is lined with futuristic chrome walls, the light bouncing off almost blinding passersby.

The building behind the small set of walls is the Syracuse Stage. Patrons entering the lobby are met with a cool, shady atrium lined with photos from past and present shows.

A gaggle of eager prospective students show up to Syracuse Stage, hoping to gain entry to the Syracuse University Department of Drama.

April 28, 2017 - 4:08am
After a $2 million settlement was awarded to five New York counties, Onondaga County still struggles to meet demands of the criminal justice system.

The violation of the constitution has come at a price for New York state. In 2007 a lawsuit, Hurrell-Harring v. New York, was brought against five New York counties: Onondaga, Ontario, Schuyler, Suffolk and Washington.

The lawsuit sought to ensure that a lawyer represents every poor criminal defendant at their initial court appearance and that lawyers are adequately prepared to contest the charges being brought, to reduce the caseloads of public defense attorneys and to ensure criminal defendants received proper defense.

April 22, 2017 - 3:03pm
Syracuse's Clinton Square hosted one of the 610 satellite marches as part of a worldwide movement advocating for people to support the sciences.

A light drizzle didn’t stop hundreds from swarming Clinton Square on Saturday morning to support the March for Science, a worldwide movement that took place in six continents and all 50 states in the U.S.

April 19, 2017 - 9:41am
Over the course of Tuesday evening, hundreds of students and local residents trickled into the popular bar one last time.

Yes, hundreds of Syracuse University students paid the $20 cover to drink one last pitcher of cheap beer and paint their names on the walls of Hungry Chuck’s Café before it closed for good on Tuesday.

Before the doors were supposed to open at 7 p.m., at least 50 people were already lined up in the alleyway outside the popular student bar. Bodyguards tried to corral students into a single-file line, delaying the official opening of Chuck’s last night by 25 minutes.

April 16, 2017 - 2:34pm
Nicole Ashby's stepfather sold her half sister into sex work when they were kids, making her one of the 300,000 American youths sex trafficked each year.

In a sandwich shop between Butternut and Catherine streets in Syracuse’s North Side neighborhood, Nicole Ashby cleaned the tables at her job as she listened to her cousin talk about prostitutes. The tables stand clean and shiny but she continued to clean it until she agreed to talk about her missing sister.