When the Near Westside Initiative was founded in 2006, Syracuse University played a large role financially and administratively. Now, SU is pulling its support from the cooperative revitalization effort and taking its funding with it. This could limit future residential rehabilitation and revitalization plans that can be done in the Westside neighborhood.
On the night of Nov. 11, the walls of the Goldstein Auditorium shook, leaking dance and electronic music into the streets of Syracuse. University Union, a Syracuse University student organization, had outdone themselves organizing the 2017 Bandersnatch Concert Series. The headliner was Mura Masa, a European artist whose music lies between the genres of electropop and nu-disco.
The Syracuse Orange lost to the Demon Deacons of Wake Forest 64-43 in a football game Saturday, despite having a final score you’d expect from a basketball contest.
Ultimately, it was a tale of two halves. The Orange closed out the first half on a 24-3 run, and held a 38-24 lead after two quarters. In the second half, two completely different teams came out to play. Wake Forest won the second half by a score of 40-5, and the Syracuse defense was demolished by the Deacon offensive unit.
Syracuse men’s basketball season got off on the right foot on Friday, as Jim Boeheim and his team grabbed a 77-45 win over Cornell University.
On Saturday, SU senior Claire Greenbaum along hosted a F**k Cancer event raising over $10,000 to go towards cancer research with her friends. The Greenbaum family started the F**k Cancer organization in 2010, after losing their mother to ovarian cancer. Claire, has been a part of the organization since the age of 14. The organization is active in the United States and in Canada, where Greenbaum is from.
Ben Walsh, an independent, has won Syracuse’s 2017 mayoral election. With 96 percent of districts reporting, Walsh defeated democratic candidate Juanita Perez Williams to become the first independent mayor elected in Syracuse since 1913 on Tuesday. Walsh won with 54.4 percent of the vote while Williams trailed with 37.9 percent.
Jessica remembers sitting on her back porch as a young girl sewing her own Boy Scout uniform in the hopes that someday she could join a troop as a girl. Her childhood dream that girls would be allowed to join the Boy Scouts recently came true, but as an adult she faces a new challenge with the Boy Scouts. Her 11-year-old transgender daughter is now allowed to join a troop based on her gender identity, but may be barred because of her religious beliefs.
In the final exhibition game of the season, Syracuse walked away with a 84-59 win over Division II Southern Connecticut State University. However, the outcome was far from guaranteed.
Following a convincing 84-54 win in their exhibition opener, Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim went with the same starting five.