Life & Style: Multimedia Belt

April 7, 2014 - 12:12am
Nice weather never comes fast enough in Central New York. Look fresh as a daisy but keep warm this Spring with these transitional weather fashion tips.

Spring in Syracuse encompasses all types of weather. Temperatures linger in the lower 20s at the beginning of the week, but by Friday they climb to the 50s. There may be snow in the morning, sun by mid afternoon, and hail by nightfall. With fluctuating temperatures and bitter cold winds, deciding what to wear becomes a challenge. Mother Nature forces students to dress for bipolar temperatures and weather conditions, which often leaves them confused in a heaping pile of clothes. Make the transition from winter to spring smooth and stylish by incorporating layers.

March 28, 2014 - 9:20pm
Style Lottery, a philanthropic fashion event, gives shoppers an opportunity to swap five old items of clothing for "new" wardrobe items from the closets of other attendees.

Justin Timberlake filled the room. Garments and accessories covered the surface of tables, except for the one offering Cold Stone Creamery “Milkshakers,” fortune cookies, and frisbees. Free-standing racks held dresses, blouses, outerwear and classic T-shirts.

March 7, 2014 - 2:18pm
As the snow starts to melt and the days get longer, getting out of your sleepy winter routine can be a hard first step. Follow these tips, and you'll be ready for bikini season before the Quad thaws out.

Once the first snow fell, you might have fallen into winter hibernation, like a bear. It's a natural reaction, but the human version of hibernation generally involves drinking gallons of hot chocolate and hours of food-coma-induced Netflix binges. This winter has been particularly long and cold, so many of us are reaping the consequences of our sedentary lifestyles -- something which we are acutely aware of as we try on our Spring Break bikinis. Don't worry: with these five simple steps, you can whip your body back into shape before the grass on the Quad becomes visible again.

March 5, 2014 - 2:34pm
The annual reprieve from classes is finally upon us -- and as you pack your bags for your tropical getaway, here's a rundown of where everyone is going this year.

College coeds, rejoice!

After months of deadlines, exams, snow and sub-zero temperatures, Spring Break is finally here!

As many of us know it, may seem like nothing more than a modern, uncivilized tradition -- but this rowdy rite of passage has a surprisingly long and storied history.

From an ambitious swim coach's spring training trip to today's week-long party complete with bathing suits, bad behavior and booze, click through the timeline above for a brief chronology of spring break in the United States.

Shifting from Past to Present

February 25, 2014 - 3:10pm
Commentary: Of all the superpowers, perhaps the power to heal is the greatest of all.

Editor's Note: In a powerful video, photography senior Megan McNally visually recollects the pain of witnessing her mother's battle with cancer. Though she still grieves her mother's death, McNally describes the greatest lesson she learned through the tragedy: that love never dies.

Every child has fantasies, and at some point we all believed ours to be true.

February 22, 2014 - 9:29pm
On Friday night, Syracuse University Pride Union hosted its yearly student drag show. The night was MC'd by celebrity drag queen Shangela Laquifa Wadley, and consisted of several high-energy acts from student drag queens and kings.

The 12th Annual Totally Fabulous Drag Show finals were held Feb. 21 in the Goldstein Auditorium. The auditorium was packed with eager students and Syracuse residents.

February 10, 2014 - 8:33pm
Athletic competition turns into a sportswear runway at the Opening Ceremonies of the Winter Olympics — and Sochi showcased clear winners and losers in the fashion department.

When the Olympics come around every two years, there’s always buzz: buzz about the athletes, the location and the events. But now, there’s almost just as much buzz about who makes the biggest fashion statement in the Opening Ceremonies. The stadium has become as much a runway as a parade of nations. Take a look at which countries were a hit and which ones missed the mark in Sochi.

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February 9, 2014 - 10:09pm
The pop-up food court was hosted at the Alibrandi Catholic Center on Saturday, and included dishes from Iran, Bhutan and the Mowhawk Nation.

On Saturday night, more than 400 local Syracuse residents, Syracuse University students, and members of Syracuse’s refugee communities came together at the Alibrandi Catholic Center for My Lucky Tummy, a celebration of cultural cuisine and community.

My Lucky Tummy is a cultural pop-up food court. Held in February, May and October, My Lucky Tummy recruits five local refugee and New American chefs to share their native dishes with other refugees and with locals.

January 21, 2014 - 2:20pm
Students pitch tents outside Gate E more than a week before the sold-out, Feb. 1 showdown in the Carrier Dome to establish an SU-Duke rivalry.

Wondering what the Devil they're doing outside?

Students have already set up shop outside the Carrier Dome with the excitement of the Syracuse-Duke men's basketball matchup nearly two weeks before tip-off.

This week's dangerously cold temperatures have temporarily suspended students from camping overnight in the so-called "Boheimburg." But thanks to the student fan club, Otto's Army, those who braved the freezing weather won't lose their place in line for the Feb. 1 game.

December 10, 2013 - 2:24pm
In just one year, the student start-up has moved from the basement of Theta Chi to a real storefront in downtown Syracuse — and brought with it clients from all over the world.

Standing tall on Comstock Avenue, the Theta Chi fraternity house looks more like the site of games of beer pong and brotherhood bonding than it does a hub for new businesses. But for Syracuse University seniors Michael Choi, Adam Day, Pat McGowan and Marcus Baron, it was the perfect setting for their creative juices to come together to form Auxygen.  

“Straight out of that basement, they formed this idea for a company,” said Drew Osumi, Auxygen’s resident photographer.