Life & Style: Multimedia Belt

March 27, 2017 - 1:50pm
On Sunday, Brontë Schmit completed the half marathon in one hour and 58 minutes after months of training.

The time, 5:45 a.m., glowed from my cell phone. Rain fell from the sky. Three vehicles blocked my car in the parking lot. I frantically tried to coordinate a ride. Yet, I couldn't be more excited to run my second half marathon. 

March 22, 2017 - 12:25pm
From the Carrier Dome to the chancellor's house, this immersive project provides a glimpse of campus life from the perspective of SU students.

If you've ever wanted to step inside Chancellor Kent Syverud’s residence, get a taste of Faegan’s Tuesday Night Beer Tour and cheer on the men’s basketball team right from the Carrier Dome student section, here is your chance with an interactive project that revolves around several 360-degree and virtual reality videos.

March 3, 2017 - 3:04am
With immigration being widely discussed, ROTC students maintain their pride for their homelands, while serving the U.S.

During his first year in the Reserve Officers' Training Corps, Moyan Dong crawled through the snow in civilian clothes for a training exercise for two hours. His fellow cadets wore their official ROTC gear during the exercise, but the U.S. military does not issue the gear to cadets without U.S. citizenship, like Dong. By the end of the exercise, his jacket was frozen solid.

“Dong is hardcore,” the sophomore at Syracuse University remembered a sergeant saying after the exercise.

February 21, 2017 - 12:00am
Before the drag queens and kings could take the stage at Pride Union’s 15th Annual Totally Fabulous Drag Show, the participants spent hours transforming themselves.

 “Are you using that mirror?”

“No, we are just feeling ourselves, go ahead.” 

A few hours before the performers were called to the stage, the two dressing rooms bustled with drag queens in various stages of dress. Tights littered the floor, makeup was strewn across every available surface and puffs of glitter lingered in the air. Wigs rested atop a table waiting to transform the participants.

February 17, 2017 - 12:00am
Aspiring fashion writer Kayla Boyd is rewarded for her longtime passion for style with an invitation to attend the New York Fashion Week.

When I was eight years old, I liked collecting weird things: rubber bracelets, skater shoes and basketball jerseys. But, I can still remember the moment that fashion truly became an interest to me.

I was in sixth grade, and it all started with a new shirt and hairstyle for picture day. This was one of the first times that I can recall straightening my massively frizzy, long hair (with an actual clothing iron on an ironing board). In addition to the hair, my mom took me to the mall and bought me a long-sleeve Southpole shirt that was black and tan with a gaudy design on the front.

February 13, 2017 - 9:55am
Sophomore Justin Bachman led a group of SU students and local children to construct 3-D printed prosthetic hands to donate to kids in other countries.

Dressed in a black t-shirt with “Live Loudly” written on it, Justin Bachman asked a table of children at the Central Village Boys & Girls Club Of Syracuse New York, “When you woke up this morning, did you think you were going to make a hand for a kid in another country?”

February 6, 2017 - 12:44am
The All Saints Church hosted a pop-up food court dinner on Saturday, featuring international dishes for a cultural affair.

Madeline Kujabi stirred a curry-like concoction of chicken, peanut butter and tomato in a tall, slender metal pot. The dish, called domoda, emitted a heavy aroma, providing an olfactory nostalgia of the home Kujabi left four years ago: The Gambia.

 Kujabi came to Syracuse to continue her schooling as an international student. Now a senior at Bishop Grimes High School, Kujabi enjoys sharing her Gambian heritage through eating.  

January 30, 2017 - 11:05am
Raymond Vazquez of Carmelo's Ink City struggled to find a purpose, but tattooing saved him from a life of trouble.

The 31st annual Am-Jam Tattoo Expo in Syracuse maintained the hallmarks of American freedom: chicken wings, beer and of course, tattoos. Large men with denim jackets showcased their sleeves. Eric Sprague, famously known as the Lizard Man, chatted with expo-goers. The passion for ink was hard to miss, but for one artist, tattooing was more than a hobby. It was the only escape from a life of structure and order.

January 27, 2017 - 10:04am
My first marathon was the hardest thing I've ever done, but running the race through the four parks of Walt Disney World with my mom made the pain worth it.

As I posed between Sadness and Joy from Disney’s Inside Out at mile 20, I thought about the irony of taking a photograph with these two characters. The emotions from the movie were the same emotions I felt during the race. I felt sadness from the shooting pain in my knee that started around mile 18, the dehydration, and extreme exhaustion. But, I also felt an overwhelming amount of joy knowing that the finish line was 6.2 miles away. The camera shuttered, and I continued running.

December 1, 2016 - 1:12pm
Earlier this year, six women artists in Rochester formed a feminist art group, Politits Art Coalition.

Politits is a made-up word, but you can’t say it on the radio.

Earlier this year, six women artists in Rochester formed the Politits Art Coalition (PAC), a grassroots feminist art group. Jacquelyn O’Brien, PAC founder and Rochester-based sculptor, came up with the idea as a means to create solidarity within the feminist artistic community.

“What I felt like I missed most was what I read about in second-wave feminism,” she said. “And that’s a group of women entirely and intrinsically dependent on ourselves.”