January 5, 2018 - 10:04pm
Groups like Second Chance Canine Adoption Shelter and Cuse Pit Crew are working to break down pit bull misconceptions and stereotypes.

The snow had not yet hit, but the sky was blanketed with gray clouds and the crisp December wind was unforgiving on the face. Despite the chill, Freya, a red-colored pit bull, relentlessly chased a red ball three times the size of her head in her play yard. While Freya was happy to be outside with her favorite toy, her tail wagging as she threw up gravel and dirt, the Onondaga County Department of Correction sat just on the other side of the chain-linked fence.

September 14, 2016 - 9:37pm
Syracuse's Fall 2016 Fashion Week kicked off on Wednesday with its first ever dog fashion show.

Syracuse Fashion Week put on its first runway show of the season on Wednesday and instead of strutting their heels and bags, the models showed off their paws and tails.

The event, “Dressed To The K-9’s,” was Syracuse’s first dog fashion show. It took place in Perseverance Park between Armory and Clinton Squares. The outdoor show was free to attend and free to enter.

Lisa Butler, executive director of Syracuse Fashion Week, said the idea for this event came from the Office of Innovation at City Hall.

October 7, 2014 - 8:02pm
Hundreds within the SU community took part in first day dedicated to staying in the know as news consumers and participants.

UPDATE at 10 p.m., Tuesday

Thanks to the hundreds of Syracuse University students, faculty members and staff who participated in the first National News Engagement Day today.

The Newhouse School played host to a bevy of activities to encourage students across campus to stay in the know.

January 27, 2014 - 9:32pm
Cherie Williams and her family continue to persevere after having their Chatham, N.Y., home destroyed last spring.

Last spring, Cherie Williams was on vacation in St. Thomas when her neighbor called and frantically informed her that her home in Chatham, N.Y., was on fire. Her neighbor had seen the flames from down the street.

"Time just kind of froze," Williams recalled of what happen on March 19. "I didn't really know what to think."

April 6, 2012 - 4:17pm
Students balance school and caring for man's best friend.

Student dog owners are not common at Syracuse University, largely due to the added time and expense for typical college students, but the students who do have dogs say having a canine companion is one of the greatest feelings.

And as far as being “typical” college students, Brit Potter and James Tracey are far from it. Potter, a business management junior, and Tracey, a communications and rhetorical studies junior, are busy to say the least. Potter is on the Syracuse University men’s crew team and Tracey is in the SU Air Force ROTC program.

April 2, 2012 - 11:22pm
A squeaky ball, a sweeping room and chicken liver prepare dogs to provide patients with unconditional love in a distracting setting.

A bristly contractor broom with muted grey and black bristles meets the cold cement with a “fshhh.” It emits a throaty breath as it scratches along the floor. This is distraction number five--sweeping.

A Sunshine Friends, Inc. employee, lurches the noise-making cleaning device just inches past Ruger’s solid miniature pinscher body. His disproportionate, grapefruit-sized noggin darts to the right. His nubbed tail quivers.