Syracuse

October 23, 2016 - 11:46am
Local organizations filed a lawsuit against the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Department last month. So why are 16 and 17-year-olds still being placed in “the box?”

Luchele Chisunka’s hands trembled as she addressed the crowd of approximately fifty protesters who gathered at the Onondaga County Justice Center on Thursday. Throughout the hour, and despite the rain clouds overhead, she and other representatives from local advocacy groups shared the stories of Randy, Walta, Charnasha and Yvette: four juveniles who had been routinely placed in solitary confinement at the center for days to months at a time without access to education.

October 19, 2016 - 8:46pm
Syracuse Fall Fashion Week kicked off Halloween early with its annual Syracuse Snarl fashion show.

Neon lights flashed around a runway at the top of the curved staircase at the Landmark Theater on Thursday, Oct. 13. The Little Mermaid, Sleeping Beauty, Aladdin, and… Donald Trump? Those were just some of the looks that strutted down at this year’s Syracuse Snarl fashion show.

Hosted by Syracuse Fall Fashion Week, the theme was “fractured fairytales.”

October 17, 2016 - 11:51am
Professionals spoke about non-state actors in international relations at the annual two-day event.

Each year, the public diplomacy graduate students of Syracuse University host a public diplomacy symposium. Usually held in Washington D.C., this year's event, inspired by Geoffrey Wiseman’s book, "Isolate or Engage: Adversarial States, US Foreign Policy, and Public Diplomacy," was held at SU on Oct. 13 and 14.

October 17, 2016 - 11:30am
Donation drives and benefit concerts create ways for locals to support the water protectors against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

In front of the Schine Student Center last week, a group of Syracuse University students held signs that read “Celebrate Indigenous Survival,” “No DAPL” and “We Stand with Standing Rock!” They were waiting for the university to formally announce its recognition of Indigenous People’s Day on campus and spent the morning raising awareness about the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL).

October 7, 2016 - 1:51pm
Journalists and human rights advocates spoke about the media's role in the Syrian conflict at an all-day event on Thursday.

Some stopped to reflect on each scene’s significance. Others walked right by. But before even entering the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications on Thursday, attendees of "Running for Cover: Politics, Justice & Media in the Syrian Conflict" walked past a wall of images - images of the people in Syria, living with this conflict every day.

The wall reflected the central theme of the event: how is the media shaping the Syrian conflict, and why is this important to understand?

October 4, 2016 - 7:40pm
Students gather at the first University Lecture of the year to hear advice from the leader in 3D printing technology.

Innovator and technology evangelist Bre Pettis kicked off the University Lectures Series with an inspiring lecture Tuesday in Hendricks Chapel.

October 3, 2016 - 1:54am
Annual Syracuse Human Rights Film Festival screened documentaries throughout the weekend.

The 14th annual Syracuse University Human Rights Film Festival wrapped up on Saturday after three days of documentary screenings that shed light on humanitarian issues across the world, such as the sovereignty of indigenous lands, the Syrian refugee crisis and LGBTQ rights.

“This festival is mainly for college students,” said founder Tula Goenka, who co-directed the event with fellow SU professor Roger Hallas. “Besides going to school and earning a degree, you will have to think: What is your responsibility as a human being? How are you going to give back to society?”

September 14, 2016 - 10:25pm
Clifford Ryans takes to the streets to spread his powerful anti-violence message.

Clifford Ryans is no stranger to the violence in Syracuse. The 52-year-old is taking to the streets to help find peace in his community.

It starts on the sidewalks, where Ryans greets neighbors as cars honk hello and children stop to chat. “Hi, OG,” one little boy said, walking home from a nearby summer camp.

“You not touching no guns! You not touching no squirt guns! You not touching no toy guns! You not touching no Nerf guns! You not touching no guns at all, right?” Ryans said.

September 14, 2016 - 8:32pm
Anthony Harper is no stranger to the violence in Syracuse and is rallying his community together to create change.

Anthony Harper sits on a bench near Mountain Park Avenue, hunched over his phone, wearing a black baseball cap, a gray tank top, dark blue denim, and light brown work boots. He stands up, he is 6-feet 5-inches. His arms stretch out like tree trunks with hands the size of catcher’s mitts. His arms are sculpted with hard muscles and tattooed with thick black lines that swirled around his shoulder blades and on to his chest.

August 23, 2016 - 6:10pm
Syracuse basketball coach discusses former SU star's third gold medal and life at 2016 Olympics.

Former Syracuse star Carmelo Anthony is 32 years old and a 13-year NBA veteran. To his college coach, he’s still just a kid.