Life & Style: Multimedia Belt

December 15, 2017 - 1:33pm
Although the cuddling business caters to different types of needs, it seems Americans are deprived of touch, and willing to pay for it.

On a brisk, fall Saturday afternoon in a small slice of the Upper East Side, 28 men and women gather in a loft with the goal of cuddling with a stranger. A full-figured woman with tattoos and a shaven head clutches her teddy bear. A burly veteran, clad in blue flannel pajama pants, shares that he is open to talking about his struggles with mild PTSD. Event facilitator Adam Lippin smiles, greets guests, and moves through the crowd in white Adidas joggers, jeans, and a purple shirt. Soft jazz floats through the apartment, and the faint scent of feet lingers in the air.

December 15, 2017 - 11:54am
The death of a pet once left owners to suffer in silence, but with a new understanding of a pet’s role in society, efforts are being made to recognize their grief and help them cope.

A Cornell University veterinary student rolls up the sleeves of her black fleece half-zip embossed with the school’s logo, and shoves her blonde hair into a lazy ponytail. She misses a lock of hair, but there’s no time to fix it. There is a call she has to take. She stretches out her thumb and pinky, and brings her imaginary phone to her ears. “You’ve reached the Pet Loss Support Hotline. What can I help you with today?” she says. “I’ve been having a really difficult time since my dog Sparky died from lung cancer last week,” says her caller. “I’ve been having trouble getting out of bed.

December 3, 2017 - 11:45pm
Designer Kristina Shin explores the evolution and reception of the bra design with a fashion exhibit of 14 detailed lingerie designs. Her exhibit opens Monday at 5 p.m. at the Nancy Cantor Warehouse in downtown Syracuse.

Through the decades, the brassiere has evolved from the Victorian-age corset, to the padded Wonderbra and the glamorous sequin-encrusted bra.  Not only have these hidden undergarment designs symbolized control, but they have also encouraged feminism. Empowerment and freedom characterize the new scantily clad lingerie exhibit Cross Your Heart. Designer Kristina Shin will showcase the collection Dec. 4– Dec.

November 28, 2017 - 3:44pm
Check out these secret study spots around campus when you're scrounging for somewhere quiet to focus during finals week.

Finals week is here, and students flock to the usual spots to get their studying done. The couches at Panasci Lounge are great, but you risk procrastinating by people-watching or napping instead of cramming for that astronomy exam. Avoid the fight over outlets at “Club Bird"; the intimidating silence of Carnegie Library; and check out these lesser-known study spots on campus where you can actually get some work done. Good luck!

November 15, 2017 - 11:00pm
Cosplayers from all over will attend Syracuse's retro video game-themed convention this weekend at the Oncenter, donning elaborate themed costumes.

In a posted Instagram photo, John Bass looks like a knight in 21st century armor ready to take on a supervillain. Black and silver metal plates cover him from head to toe, a fiery red light glows from his chest, two square-shaped hand cannons are on his wrists and another appears on the suit’s shoulder ready to fire Nerf darts. The costume is based on the Marvel Comics character War Machine, who appears in the Marvel Studios films and is portrayed by actor Don Cheadle.

October 20, 2017 - 8:16am
See what the NewsHouse staff recommend in drinks to spice up Halloween.

Three lead producers joined for a night of competition in a nail-biting contest for the best Halloween-themed drink. Be sure to check out the video to discover the winner, and use the recipes below to make the drinks yourself — if you're 21, of course. The NewsHouse staff would like to remind everyone to drink responsibly.

 

October 17, 2017 - 8:45pm
These phone applications will improve your productivity, health and wellness — for free.

Phone applications seem to offer just about anything these days. From addicting social media platforms to seemingly pointless but annoyingly fun games, it seems all apps do is prevent you from being your best self. Despite this, there are a slew of applications that aim to help you be a healthier, happier individual. Check out a few below:

 

Plant Nanny

Free with In App Purchase Options

October 10, 2017 - 7:57am
Whether you’re training for a long-distance race or just heading out for a quick jog, plenty of enjoyable running routes surround the Syracuse University campus.

Try out these three runs to explore the university and its surrounding neighborhoods. And remember to exercise safely—bring your phone, tell a friend where you’re going and never explore unfamiliar routes in the dark. Happy running!

 

October 6, 2017 - 9:08am
Syracuse University DanceWorks brings together dance organizations on campus to perform in annual Homecoming Showcase.

Syracuse University DanceWorks, along with nine other dance groups on campus, put on an annual homecoming showcase "The Best of 'Cuse" in Goldstein Auditorium Thursday night.

October 1, 2017 - 10:15am
Navratri Garba, a Hindu festival, featured dinner and dancing.

Syracuse University’s South Asian Student Association (SASA) presented Navratri Garba 2017, a Hindu festival which celebrates Lord Ram’s victory over the demon king Raavana.

According to PR Head of SASA Divya Murthy, over 170 students attended the festival. They enjoyed a dinner of rice, naan, vegetable korma, and dal, and finishing with gulab jamuns as desserts. Students took the dance floor both teaching and learning the traditional Gujarati and Rajasthani folk-dance, Garba.