The Juice

December 4, 2013 - 9:47pm
Joe Stelling of New York Public Interest Research Group on climate change: it “is a real thing.”

On Wednesday night, environmentalist Joe Stelling declared the existence of climate change and advocated that clean energy was the solution.

Stelling, New York Public Interest Research Group’s environmental campaign organizer, told a small group of students that climate change “is a real thing.”

“The bottom line is experts agree. It’s real, and we are driving the problem. It is driven by greenhouse gases,” Stelling said.

November 22, 2013 - 11:52am
A currently vacant building near the Warehouse will be converted into student apartments set to open July 2014.

Students will soon have the option to live it up in downtown Syracuse, with all the benefits of university life a short bus ride away.

November 20, 2013 - 4:42pm
Centsere, a new social media platform created by three Syracuse University students, tailors charitable giving towards the donor and makes giving even simpler.

The CNY SPCA always needs donations. Imagine you could help with little effort. Imagine donating in small, painless increments.

This is Centsere, a new social media platform created by three Syracuse University students and graduates: Ian Dickerson, Michael Smith and Franklin Taylor. 

November 19, 2013 - 2:04pm
A Newhouse professor created The Public Diplomat “to help people tell stories about international engagement” on the SU campus and beyond.

What is public diplomacy? The average person might have a hard time defining it.

The concept of public diplomacy is the dialogue established by foreign publics with the intent to inform and influence. According to Guy Golan, creator of, it is defined as the intersection between public relations, international relations and political communication.

November 15, 2013 - 2:25pm
Gresely's major focus on the Student Association as a whole led him to become the first SA president elected to serve three consecutive terms.

Syracuse University and ESF students were provided with a tough choice this fall, and with three excellent candidates for president of the Student Association, the race was close. Duane Ford's platform focused on tuition, academic advising and diversity; Boris Gresely focused on reforming SA, reconnecting with students and redirecting SA’s focus; and lastly, Ivan Rosales directed his platform toward diversity, student engagement and academic excellence.

November 11, 2013 - 9:17pm
Vegan café to open a second location where Syra-Juice once operated.

Strong Hearts Café, one of a few vegan-only eateries in Syracuse, has announced that it will be opening a second location – and a familiar one, too.

In coming weeks, "Strong Hearts On The Hill" will open for business at 720 University Ave.  a spot once home to the popular lunch spot, Syra-Juice.

November 3, 2013 - 1:33pm
Construction on the Connective Corridor will restart tomorrow and will continue through downtown for the next two years.

The Connective Corridor, a cultural development project connecting University Hill with downtown Syracuse, will restart construction Nov. 4 that will continue through downtown for the next two years.

Construction for phases two and three of the project, a $42.5 million dollar partnership between Syracuse University and the City of Syracuse, is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2015, said Linda Hartsock, director of the Connective Corridor project for Syracuse University’s Office of Community Engagement and Economic Development.

November 1, 2013 - 4:02pm
Comstock Avenue shut down Friday afternoon after emergency crews were called to the scene.

A corrosive chemical spilled in a third floor chemistry lab at Life Sciences Complex Friday, sending one student to the hospital and shutting down the building for most of the afternoon. 

The female student, whose name has not been released, was putting away a corrosive liquid when the container broke and spilled on the floor of the lab, Deputy Syracuse Police Chief Mark Zoanetti said in a statement to the press. 

"She recieved a laceration to her hand," Zoanetti said. "And she did receive some exposure to the liquid."

October 28, 2013 - 5:06pm
To make sure SU students are fully prepared to enjoy the outdoors this winter, L.L. Bean visited the quad Monday afternoon to host a “Wintervention” with their traveling Bootmobile.

As an incoming freshman, I lacked the proper winter wardrobe. I had long since deemed myself too cool for snow boots, thought raincoats were overdramatic, and throughout high school, would sprint between my car and the school's entrance just to avoid wearing a coat.

When I got to Syracuse, the joke was on me. Trying to get through winter without the essentials no longer made me cool; it just made me cold.

October 11, 2013 - 2:20pm
Susana Ruiz and Angel David Nieves brought awareness to human rights activism through video games at Thursday’s 4th Digital Witness Symposium.

Susana Ruiz and Angel David Nieves brought awareness to human rights activism through video games at Thursday’s 4th Digital Witness Symposium.

Ruiz, who is a doctoral candidate at the University of Southern California School Cinematic Arts, is a media scholar, designer and analyst.

She co-founded the design studio Take Action Games, which first launched with their first launched in 2006 with the multi-award winning game Darfur is Dying. A player must maintain a refugee camp through dangerous disruptions.