February 18, 2013 - 8:44pm
For the nearly one in 10 Americans over the age of 20 living with diabetes, life is a constant balancing act.

Brian Stevens is one of 25.8 million people in the United States diagnosed with diabetes. He is also a single father, an apprentice electrician and part-time ski school instructor.

“Even though I’m diabetic, I do live a fairly regular lifestyle,” Stevens said.

But balancing work, school, parenting and diabetes is a tricky act for the 28-year-old Syracuse resident.

February 10, 2013 - 11:06am
Faculty, staff, and students can receive no-charge influenza vaccinations, but awareness is a critical first step.

Members of the SU community enjoy a privilege that not every university offers come winter: Influenza shots, free and accessible for all.

Kathy Van Vechten, in charge of flu vaccinations at SU’s Health Services, said that the university initially ordered 3,000 doses of the vaccine, and recently ordered 400 more.  Each shot cost the university around $10.

January 31, 2013 - 4:51pm
Beat the unhealthy habits of the winter blues by swapping out your usual "M" Street snacks with more nutritious alternatives.

Have you been packing on the pounds this winter? A Gallup poll conducted in 2011 found that Americans tend to exercise less and eat unhealthier foods when it's cold outside. Get out of your unhealthy slump this winter -- if not by getting your butt to the gym -- by swapping your favorite Marshall Street foods for alternate, healthier options.



December 4, 2012 - 12:16am
SU students dropped their razors and let their beards grow last month, to increase awareness of men's health issues and to make a bold statement.

Every November, men around the world stop shaving their beards - some in an effort to bring attention to men's health, some not. Various organizations promote beards during the month for different reasons, and Syracuse students also participate for their own varying motives.

Sai Prateek Narayan, a junior architecture student, began growing his beard before November at the suggestion of a friend within the architecture department. His initial reason was not to raise awareness, but to look more mature.

December 3, 2012 - 10:13am
A Jamesville fifth grader with a rare genetic skin disorder fights her pain with positivity and strength.

Molly Gibbons is not your ordinary fifth grader. She is intuitive, sarcastic, and if she thinks you are worth it, she will let you into her life.

The 11-year-old Jamesville girl has a personality bigger than her body will allow, a demeanor fit for someone 30 years her senior, and she's got the world eating out of the palm of her hand.

Molly has no fear; she has no time for it.

"She fights through the pain," Molly's mom, Tracie, said. "When everything else could be going so bad, she's the one laughing and smiling and loving life. It's really amazing."

November 13, 2012 - 11:36pm
Marion Nestle said the government needs to create more legislation to take control of and regulate the country's agriculture

Marion Nestle thinks the United States should overhaul its food regulation policies.

“You can’t understand anything about food in America, or anything else in the world, without understanding how the agriculture system works,” said Nestle.

October 2, 2012 - 8:11pm
Monday Mile, a new Healthy Monday program, seeks to make exercise approachable and enjoyable for the Syracuse community.

Students living on South Campus should look out for the colorful signs reading “The Monday Mile,” which will be installed on street poles along Skytop Road soon. 

December 2, 2011 - 2:44pm
A journey along California’s 840 miles of coastline shows urbanization’s impact on communities, the environment and people's lives.

Extensive coastal development in the past 50 years has been a detrimental to California's natural landscape and the famous surf spots.

"There”s no question that California”s population has doubled in the 43 years since I’ve been here," said Gary Griggs, director of the Institute of Marine Sciences at the University of California-Santa Cruz. "It's gone from 19 million to almost 39 million people. And most of the those people, 75 percent of them are living in coastal counties."

July 6, 2010 - 7:16pm
SU facilities gear up for record-high temperatures while steamy weather raises health concerns.

Central New York is practically melting from the suffocating summer temperatures. NewsChannel 9 WSYR is predicting 95-degree temperatures for the next two days -- record-breaking heat Syracuse isn't used to seeing. 

If campus feels like a desert, Syracuse University is trying to assuage the potentially dangerous heat. 

December 22, 2009 - 12:03am
It's the end of the year and all anyone can talk about are the best albums of the year, but that's bunk, because so many individual great songs on mediocre albums get left out of the conversation. It's time to count down the top 10 songs of 2009 before the ball drops.

People aren't going to like my list, mostly because it doesn't inlclude any Animal Collective, Grizzly Bear or Girls. Sorry, go slobber over SPIN's list--which was predictable and incredibly obnoxious. My list isn't about album recognition. This list complies the top 10 songs that rocked my year from beginning to end. That's it--cut and dry.

[**NOTE** The List is not ranked in order of awesome-ness]