Syracuse University

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 3, 2016 - 8:39pm
Alternative musician Jon Bellion will open the annual concert, which takes place in the Carrier Dome.

Chicago hip-hop artist Chance the Rapper and DJ/producer duo The Chainsmokers will be performing at Block Party 2016, University Union announced in a press release Sunday night. The concert, which will be opened by alternative artist Jon Bellion, takes place on April 29.

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 30, 2016 - 12:12pm
Mary Roach, journalist and author of several books, pursues all things considered weird, fascinating or taboo.

Mary Roach can easily be described as gutsy — fairly often, her work literally involves guts. 

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 24, 2016 - 10:39am
A prestigious recognition listed SU as a top-tier research university — however, research faculty members and graduate students already saw the school as one.

Back in February, Syracuse University media created a small explosion of excitement when the school received an award for its level of research excellence.

March 24, 2016 - 9:10am
Don Garber, who has held the highest position in the MLS since 1999, came to speak about recent soccer trends — and scandals — as part of SU's University Lectures series.

Soccer worldwide has endured heated criticism in the past year in regards to FIFA and its recent corruption scandals.

Don Garber, the commissioner of Major League Soccer, faced similar heat in Hendricks Chapel when he came to speak as part of the Syracuse University's University Lectures series.

March 9, 2016 - 12:19pm
Dacher Keltner's work in studying compassion and human psychology led to his contribution in developing the emotional characters starring in the 2015 Disney Pixar film.

Upon learning that Dacher Keltner consulted Pixar for the 2015 film Inside Out on how to accurately portray emotions, people — including adults — ask him about their own feelings.

March 7, 2016 - 7:08pm
Justin Robinson was described as a "beautiful beautiful soul" and a "brilliant caring man" in comments on a GoFundMe page set up to help with his funeral costs.

Justin Robinson, a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences, died unexpectedly on Sunday in his hometown of Palmetto, GA, according to a Syracuse University email news release.

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.