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August 25, 2014 - 6:10pm
The No. 1 party school status elicits mixed reactions ranging from raves about positive party experiences to concerns about what the new title will mean.

Syracuse University knows how to party according to the Princeton Review — and according to some of its approximately 15,000 undergraduate students.

Marshall Street-area bars, University Neighborhood house parties and one-time events like MayFest make SU a college party hot spot, students said, and nabbed their university a No. 1 ranking in the annual collegiate superlatives this year. This top ranking follows a No. 5 ranking last year and a No. 10 ranking for 2013.

August 22, 2014 - 11:05am
The 70-year-old SU tradition has shifted from ensuring freshman wore identifying beanies to helping them move their belongings from packed cars to residence halls.

Every August freshmen arrive at Syracuse University with cars filled to the brim with items to be unloaded, and each year they’re met by the Goon Squad to make that process easier.

The group, which is celebrating its 70th anniversary, comprises upperclassmen clad in orange T-shirts who take each freshman’s belongings and place them in large bins that are wheeled into the students’ new homes. This year's freshmen class includes approximately 3,500 students. 

May 11, 2014 - 12:09pm
On graduation day, students reflected on their college accomplishments and look toward their future beyond the Hill.

It was a day of celebration, marking the end one life chapter and the beginning of another. With one swift motion, more than 5,000 graduates lifted their hands, moved their tassels to the left and launched their caps skyward as Syracuse University concluded its 160th Commencement Ceremony in the Carrier Dome.

May 8, 2014 - 1:01pm
Commentary: SU to thank for helping graduates learn, grow as people.

When was the last time someone asked you, “So, what did you learn in school today?” For me, it’s been ages.

To be honest, I never liked the question, so I kept it simple.

“Nothing,” I’d say. Nothing?

Don’t get me wrong: I was proud of memorizing the preposition song, the capital of every state, or the finger trick to multiply by nines (hopefully you were lucky enough to learn it!) –- but school was school.

April 25, 2014 - 5:42pm
Whether it was their first or last time at the annual event, SU students enjoyed the warm weather and festivities on Walnut Park.

Syracuse University’s Mayfest is seen as a “last hurrah” for students before finals and the end of the school year. Known as a weekend full of food, music and even drunkenness, the annual event something students look forward to every year.

April 25, 2014 - 12:00am
The CNN anchor and 60 Minutes correspondent shared his experiences as a reporter abroad and gave advice to students in the audience.

Anderson Cooper never anticipated becoming a television anchor.

In fact, he’s suspicious of anyone who tells him that’s what they want to become.

“It’s like a kid who tells me they want to be a politician: I think you should be a real person before you become a fake one,” he said.

April 21, 2014 - 1:28pm
Robert McNeill, who drives both the Shuttle 44 and the Shuttle U Home, talks about his different experiences transporting people late at night.

Robert McNeill is a former Syracuse University student and army veteran who is currently employed as a driver for Shuttle 44 under the Department of Public Safety. He also drives the Shuttle U Home for Students for Community Safety, a branch of DPS.

April 14, 2014 - 10:21am
More than 1,000 students attended the 12th annual overnight event at Syracuse University, which raised $81,000 for research.

Emotions ran high, but students at the 12th annual Relay For Life remained hopeful in the fight against cancer.

After a night of tears, embracing hugs and upbeat activities, donations totaled almost $81,800. More than $10,700 was raised on the day of the event alone.

“We came in with $70,000 from online donations,” said public health junior Kali Kearns, the co-chair for the annual overnight event. “Probably hit $10,000 tonight.”

April 11, 2014 - 10:22pm
Syracuse University officially installed its 12th president in a day full of activities and orange spirit.

Syracuse University officially gained a new leader earlier today when Dr. Kent Syverud was inaugurated as the university’s 12th Chancellor.

The day was jam-packed with activities, beginning with a 1.2-mile run around campus. 500 students, faculty and staff joined Syverud in his morning run. The festivities included an academic symposium, the Fast Forward competition showcase and a campus celebration.

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March 27, 2014 - 12:42am
The former Congressman from Texas and presidential candidate discussed national issues to a sold-out audience at Hendricks Chapel.

Former U.S. Rep. and Republican candidate for president Ron Paul spoke at Hendricks Chapel Wednesday night about many issues, but heavily emphasized individual liberty.

“The answer isn’t in more government, the answer is for more liberty for individuals to take care of themselves,” Paul said.