Life & Style: Multimedia Belt

October 1, 2017 - 9:05am
Alex Salkever co-wrote "The Driver in the Driverless Car: How Our Technology Choices Will Create the Future."

During a recent visit to Syracuse University's Newhouse School, author Alex Salkever joined The NewsHouse for an interview about the risks and rewards of technological advancement in our everyday lives.

September 15, 2017 - 3:10pm
Thursday's fashion show in Downtown Syracuse showcased styles from local boutiques, accessory and clothing stores

Syracuse Style brought local retailers and fashion lovers together to showcase the hottest trends this season on Thursday night.

The Downtown Committee of Syracuse, Inc and Syracuse Fashion Week co-produced the seventh semi-annual fashion show despite the last minute change of venues from Armory Square’s Walton Street to the historic Landmark Theatre.

May 27, 2017 - 1:55pm
How the backyard summer game became one of the nation’s fastest growing sports.

Six hours into the doubles tournament of the Third Annual New York State Cornhole Championship in Liverpool's Holiday Inn ballroom, title sponsor Jim Willey stepped out from under the blue tailgating tent that served as event headquarters and grabs a microphone.

Willey, a towering man with broad shoulders who wears a custom T-shirt with his name across the back, begins to speak. The deafening melody of thudding beanbags fades as more than 40 cornhole players turn toward him.

May 16, 2017 - 1:35pm
The nationwide popularity of Musical.ly and VSCO among teenagers and young adults have changed the way some SU students are participating in social media.

They have been featured in Rolling Stone and Business Insider for bursting onto the social media scene. They have gained popularity and millions of users despite many older than 25 being unaware of their existence. They have climbed the Apple app and Google Play stores’ charts peaking in the top ten. All these reasons drove communications and rhetorical studies junior, Dalena Vu to download Musical.ly one spring night while hanging out with friends.

May 9, 2017 - 1:37pm
Starting from their initial salaries, female college students will most likely earn less than their male counterparts after graduation.

It’s 2017 and women, on average, still don’t get paid as much as men. That’s more than half a century after Congress enacted the Equal Pay Act in 1963.

May 3, 2017 - 12:33pm
With finals week here, download these seven apps to help you avoid the stress and anxiety that comes with final exams.

For many students, finals week can be tough to endure. Whether it’s cramming for exams, writing papers or working on a group project, the last week of the semester typically results in stress, anxiety and maybe even a few tears.

While this shouldn’t exactly be considered a substitute for studying, The NewsHouse has scoured the App Store and compiled a list of seven apps to help get you through finals week.

April 24, 2017 - 11:00pm
On Sunday, April 23, the SU Ballroom Team collaborated with local guest artists and professionals to present the first-ever Syracuse Ballroom Showcase.

On Sunday night, the Syracuse Ballroom Dance Team and the local USA Dance chapter teamed up to present the first-ever Syracuse Ballroom Showcase in Goldstein Auditorium.

The night commenced with a 45-minute show, featuring ten differently styled dances from swing and cha-cha to waltz and tango. In addition to the SU Ballroom Team, dancers from the community, a couple from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and national championship-winning dancers participated in the event.

April 20, 2017 - 11:00pm
Black college students are committing to the "Big Chop," but the decision may hurt their internship prospects.

When Keturah Raymond landed an advertising sales internship with Turner Broadcasting last summer, she wrestled with an increasingly common dilemma among young black professionals: is it okay to wear an Afro on the job?

April 11, 2017 - 11:00pm
Although people with disabilities are often left out of films and shows, VPA's All Star C.A.S.T. workshop teaches them stage skills and allows them to showcase their acting talents.

When retired Syracuse University VPA professor Elizabeth Ingram brought her daughter Becci, who has Down syndrome, to theaters around England, people stared. Their negative experiences in London did not turn Becci away from theater, though. After moving to Massachusetts, Becci gathered neighbors and friends to perform the plays she wrote and directed as part of “The Buckingham Players,” named after the street the Ingrams lived on.

March 30, 2017 - 11:00pm
Commentary: Senior Michaela Quigley visited 23 companies in Silicon Valley over spring break and received advice from Syracuse University alumni and CEOs.

The CEO of LiveFyre, Jordan Kretchmer, sat waiting to hear my pitch. He was dressed casually in a black sweater with jeans, mimicking the relaxed West Coast work dress code. Despite his casual vibe, I still felt intimidated by his presence, knowing that he founded a company that raised well over 50 million dollars in funds and was acquired by Adobe Systems. I'd prepared for this moment while showering earlier that morning.