Syracuse University

March 9, 2017 - 7:22pm
Barbara Jones wants her home-sharing service StayBillety to foster meaningful relationships between hosts and guests.

A Syracuse University professor is joining the sharing economy with her budding homestay service that she hopes will fulfill a demand left unanswered by Airbnb and other competitors.

March 9, 2017 - 1:00am
Whether you’re headed to Cancun or Cabo, download these eight apps to your phone to avoid any unnecessary danger over spring break.

After spending countless hours studying for exams, working on projects and writing essays, many students want to enjoy a relaxing week away from their troubles and responsibilities. For some, this includes traveling to California, Florida or even a foreign country such as Mexico or Canada.

While traveling over spring break is a popular way for students to enjoy themselves in a stress-free environment, it can also lead to potentially dangerous situations.

March 7, 2017 - 11:37am
It took getting fired, a mattress from Craigslist and hard work to create the famous photo blog.

Getting fired from his job as a bond trader in Chicago was a good thing for Brandon Stanton.

He had been clinging to feeling prestigious, rooted from his insecurities about dropping out of college, working at Applebee’s and eventually completing his degree. Getting fired meant Stanton was free to pursue photography, a passion that led him to creating the popular blog Humans of New York.

March 3, 2017 - 4:04am
With immigration being widely discussed, ROTC students maintain their pride for their homelands, while serving the U.S.

During his first year in the Reserve Officers' Training Corps, Moyan Dong crawled through the snow in civilian clothes for a training exercise for two hours. His fellow cadets wore their official ROTC gear during the exercise, but the U.S. military does not issue the gear to cadets without U.S. citizenship, like Dong. By the end of the exercise, his jacket was frozen solid.

“Dong is hardcore,” the sophomore at Syracuse University remembered a sergeant saying after the exercise.

February 25, 2017 - 12:53pm
The past week brought unseasonably high temperatures and sunshine to the Central New York region.

During the winter months those on the Syracuse University campus normally walk briskly in puffy coats to get to a warm destination as soon as possible. Yesterday, these same people strolled around campus taking in the unusual February weather.

On Thursday, Syracuse set a new record daily high with temperatures reaching 69 degrees. Friday’s weather tied the all time February record high set on Feb. 19, 1981.

February 21, 2017 - 1:00am
Before the drag queens and kings could take the stage at Pride Union’s 15th Annual Totally Fabulous Drag Show, the participants spent hours transforming themselves.

 “Are you using that mirror?”

“No, we are just feeling ourselves, go ahead.” 

A few hours before the performers were called to the stage, the two dressing rooms bustled with drag queens in various stages of dress. Tights littered the floor, makeup was strewn across every available surface and puffs of glitter lingered in the air. Wigs rested atop a table waiting to transform the participants.

February 20, 2017 - 4:05pm
Its closure is part of a development plan to tear down the 727 S. Crouse Ave. commercial complex in order to build luxury apartments.

Funk 'n Waffles will close its original location this Wednesday after 10 years of business, the popular student spot announced on Facebook on Monday.

Known for its unique waffle dishes and live music, Funk 'n Waffles will close to make way for a tear-down of the 727 S. Crouse Ave. complex. The building, which also houses Hungry Chuck’s and appeThaizing, will be replaced by a mixed-use, luxury student apartment building.

February 18, 2017 - 2:15pm
“A collective story is very powerful, especially for the feminist movement and for women to be out there and tell their stories,” the play's director Amy Quichiz said.

Twenty-five people performed various skits from the episodic play "The Vagina Monologues" Friday night in Hendricks Chapel to talk about women’s often-taboo experiences, from gender violence to positive sexual experiences. 

Students Advocating Sexual Safety and Empowerment produce the play every spring semester to promote self-love and raise public’s attention to misogyny, according to the student organization’s bio.

February 17, 2017 - 1:00am
Aspiring fashion writer Kayla Boyd is rewarded for her longtime passion for style with an invitation to attend the New York Fashion Week.

When I was eight years old, I liked collecting weird things: rubber bracelets, skater shoes and basketball jerseys. But, I can still remember the moment that fashion truly became an interest to me.

I was in sixth grade, and it all started with a new shirt and hairstyle for picture day. This was one of the first times that I can recall straightening my massively frizzy, long hair (with an actual clothing iron on an ironing board). In addition to the hair, my mom took me to the mall and bought me a long-sleeve Southpole shirt that was black and tan with a gaudy design on the front.

February 13, 2017 - 2:26pm
Eight cameras will be installed by the end of spring 2017 as part of an effort to make the popular neighborhood safer.

Alexander Lynch had just returned home from grocery shopping when the front door of his apartment complex was kicked in. 

It was about 9:45 p.m. on a summer night in 2014 and Lynch had just finished unloading his groceries and carrying them to the third floor of his apartment complex, located on the 500 block of Euclid Avenue. Minutes after closing the door behind him, Lynch, who was the building’s only tenant at the time, heard someone breaking down the vacant first floor’s front door. By the time police responded, the person was gone.