October 16, 2012 - 5:44am
Syracuse companies begin four year process of dredging toxic waste from Onondaga Lake.

Before the dredging on Onondaga Lake began this past summer, Monday nights were bocce nights at the lake’s park. There was gossip, laughter and the clicks of metal hitting metal.  As soon as the wind blew, however, the air became pungent, giving the lake away. 

The stench made the bocce players’ noses wrinkle, but they kept playing. 

Far across on the west and southwest shores, the waters began to stir.

October 13, 2012 - 12:25am
SPD is currently investigating a stabbing that took place at the Carrier Dome and cut "Orange Madness" 30 minutes short.

On what is typically a night where SU students and fans celebrate the beginning of the Syracuse men's and women's basketball seasons, Orange Madness was cut 30 minutes short after a 25-year-old man was stabbed in the concourse area of the Carrier Dome.

The stabbing occurred around 9:30 p.m. following several fights that took place throughout evening, none of which involved SU students.

September 29, 2012 - 1:59am
Despite the soggy weather, the Orange, led by senior Alyscha Mottershead, defeated Seton Hall 3-1.

Alyscha Mottershead had just seen Syracuse’s women’s soccer team lose a lead to visiting Seton Hall, despite a superbly placed assist to take the lead in the 24th minute.

The senior midfielder wasn’t about to let it happen again.

September 26, 2012 - 10:53pm
After a weekend during which the field hockey team defeated Rutgers and Princeton, the undefeated Orange are now the team to beat.

After convincing shutout wins against Rutgers and No. 3-ranked Princeton last weekend, the Orange field hockey team has been voted as the No. 1 team in the nation.

When Tuesday's poll came out, the Orange (9-0) had secured 25 first place votes, supplanting the University of North Carolina (22 first place votes) as the top team in the nation. The Tar Heels had held the top spot for the majority of the season.

Friday, the Orange downed Rutgers (4-5) 6-0 behind two goals from All-American Kelsey Millman and two assists by sophomore Stephanie Hussey.

September 26, 2012 - 4:41pm
SU's Orange Madness will treat Syracuse fans and students to a preview of the men's and women's basketball teams before the season.

On Oct. 12, former SU basketball star Scoop Jardine and Jazmine Jordan, daughter of Michael Jordan, will host Orange Madness in the Carrier Dome, the SU athletics department announced Wednesday.

This year's special guest performer is rapper Wale, who has produced two studio albums with a third due to be released in early 2013. Tickets are free open to the public, and the event is set to begin at 8 p.m.

September 24, 2012 - 4:09pm
Through fundraising, Brandon Owen is set to take on a larger role at University Church