At 23 years old, Joey Bada$$ performed Saturday night at Syracuse University with a swagger and skills beyond his years. From the moment he stepped on stage he created an energy with the crowd in Goldstein Auditorium that lasted throughout the entire performance.
Actress Yara Shahidi and rapper Joey Bada$$ were part of a panel that discussed the power of education, the role of youth and other topics at Syracuse University on Saturday. The panel was the first piece of a three-part event, ‘Cuse for Good: Social Justice, that has been marked as a day of conversation and celebration by the organizers.
In a game with 42 combined fouls and 34 turnovers, this was not a pretty affair by any means.
Syracuse (17-9, 6-7 ACC) held NC State (17-9, 7-6 ACC) in check from deep early on. After halting the Wolfpack following a 10-0 run at the end of the first half, it seemed to be anyone’s game.
Syracuse failed to control the pace of the game and NC State ended up shooting 54 percent from 3-point range in the second half. Coming down the stretch, the Orange could not come up with a stop and with 35 seconds remaining, NC State’s Markell Johnson’s three iced the game.
Syracuse Orange defeated the Wake Forest Demon Deacons 78-70 in ACC play at the Carrier Dome on Sunday afternoon.
This was the second meeting of these teams this season and it was off to a slow start as both struggled to get the ball in the basket. It was a low scoring first half full of missed shots and rebounds on both ends. Wake Forest (9-16, 2-11 ACC) and Syracuse (17-8, 6-6 ACC) both had 18 rebounds at the half with a score of 31-21.
Binghamton was expected to be a tough challenge for Syracuse in the Orange’s season opener.
Early on, it was clear that wasn’t going to be the case.
The Orange just kept scoring and scoring and would go into the 2nd quarter up 8-0. The Bearcats didn’t find the back of the net until three minutes left in the first half when Syracuse was already up 13-0. The Orange would go onto win the game 21-4.
“Well I think it was a terrific start to our 2018 season,” head coach John Desko said after the game.
Although it was a snowy Friday night, hundreds of students were drawn to the Goldstein Auditorium at the Schine Student Center to watch Aparna Nancherla and headliner Jenny Slate perform standup. The show started at 8:00 p.m., but crowds filed into the room as early as 7:00 p.m. to get a good seat and view of the comedians. Throughout the night, it is safe to say that tears were shed and stomachs were sore from intense laughter.
Number seven Syracuse women’s lacrosse began its season with a 23-11 victory over former Big Eeast rival Connecticut.
The Syracuse offense tore the UConn defense to shreds from the opening draw. The Orange had 12 different players score in the game. Sophomore Emily Hawryschuk led the way with four goals while junior Nicole Levy, sophomore Vanessa Constantino and senior Neena Merola each finished with three goals.
The venue was packed body-to-body, people were moving to their own beats in secluded corners, and tears were flowing as the crowd echoed the words of Above & Beyond‘s every song.
WERW’s Spring Launch Party jet streamed the largest student-run radio station into a fresh and new semester. The kick-off took place in the Schine Underground Center from 8-10 p.m. and showcased three top-notch acts: campus favorite Charlie Burg, Varsity, and long time friend Vundabar. General Manager Allison Carr was feeling bittersweet describing her role in setting up WERW’s launch party; this would be her last one.