Life & Style: Multimedia Belt

September 9, 2013 - 9:30am
Students pulled out all the stops at this year's Juice Jam. From leopard to neon to denim on denim, the music festival gave students an excuse to show off this season's biggest trends while rocking out to their favorite bands.

While New York Fashion Week was finishing up in NYC, an important day in fashion was happening here in Central New York, as Syracuse students dressed in their festival-finest for the annual back-to-school Juice Jam Festival Sunday at Skytop Field.

September 4, 2013 - 6:40am
Traditional carnival foods may be one-time treats for some, but also showcase the lack of nutritional knowledge many Americans have about food.

There is perhaps no better way to observe the state of American health culture than at The Great New York State Fair.

Proudly displayed on posts and columns are “I ♥ NY Smoke Free” signs next to concessions’ menus offering fried dough, Oreos, foot-long hot dogs, beer and pizza pies. The entrance to the Kids’ Zone is labeled a “smoke-free zone,” but it contains a dessert stand and a taco concession.

Smoking is bad — that much the State Fair believes. Carnival food, however, is fair game.

May 30, 2013 - 12:10am
Designed to make people happy, #whyareUsmiling isn't as much a question as it is a movement to get people to do it.

What makes people smile?

There are hundreds of languages spoken across the world, yet the only universal one cannot be heard.

A smile is a smile.

Everyone is a native; it requires no right or wrong look, no right or wrong accent. Without even a sound, the only universal language can be understood by all.

May 19, 2013 - 8:50pm
A Syracuse Subway restaurant owner lost more than 200 pounds in part from the franchise's Fresh Fit diet popularized by Jared Fogle.

Fifteen years ago, 425-pound Jared Fogle shed more than half of his person on the Subway diet.

From then on Fogle was inextricably linked to the national fast-food chain’s brand, appearing in more than 300 commercials and, for better or worse, becoming the grinning, bespectacled face of weight loss in America.

Following in Fogle’s footsteps is Dov Abramovsky, a 29-year-old former lawyer who was once heavy enough to elicit complaints from his fellow airplane passengers.

May 2, 2013 - 1:08pm
The sophomore duo specializes in violence prevention and contemporary hip-hop -- with a twist

You’ve probably heard David Guetta’s “Titanium,” Calvin Harris’ “I Feel So Close to You Right Now,” and Usher’s “DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love Again” about a million times on the radio and at parties.  But have you heard the violin and cello versions?

If not, hit up sophomores Eric and Anthony McGriff. 

April 30, 2013 - 10:42am
The short-story author and SU professor appeared to talk and sign books at a local bookstore

A clear consensus emerged among the fans of prolific author George Saunders after his April 26 book signing and lecture at the Eerie Blvd. Barnes & Noble: he is an incredibly funny man. When he read out-loud a selection from "Victory Lap" –- the first short stories from the critically acclaimed collection Tenth of December (2013) –- his exaggerated mimicry and comical voice inflections amused audience members. The cherry-topper of the evening came when Saunders fielded questions from the crowd, sharing hilarious anecdotes on writing and life. 

April 29, 2013 - 5:31am
It's about time for a study break! Enjoy the end of the semester the right way by crossing off each of these tasty Syracuse experiences.

Believe it or not, the semester's just about over. If you’re a senior, you probably have some things left to cross off your bucket list before graduation. If you’re a food lover, we've got a few more things you’ll have to tackle. Everyone’s been to Dinosaur BBQ, but if you want to hit all the best joints, make sure to add these five tasty experiences to your list.

April 15, 2013 - 10:14pm
Several of Syracuse's toughest women bust out the brawn to benefit the Vera House.

Muscles bulged, arms twitched, and attitudes flared at the Metro Lounge on April 12.

April 7, 2013 - 11:05am
Commentary: Watching the Final Four game at the legendary campus bar creates lasting memories, despite the 'Cuse defeat.

We didn’t have time to let the Jello shots set. 

“Oh my god!” my roommate Susie squealed from her room as my friend Nik tapped the jiggly contents of one of the orange rinds in our fridge skeptically, “The line at Chuck's is already so long!”

April 3, 2013 - 8:57am
The competitive, contact sport of dodgeball brings spirit to Syracuse University’s Flanagan Gym

With forest green paint streaked across their faces and hot pink and neon green socks pulled up to their knees, student teams filing into Flanagan Gym’s dodgeball tournament looked nothing short of The Average Joes.