Central New York

March 6, 2013 - 7:44pm
Stuck in Central New York for spring break? It doesn't have to be a bummer if you try some of these activities or take a short trip.

Spring break is known as the time of year when many college students take extravagant vacations to tropical locations like Miami or Mexico. But not everyone has the cash flow in order to spend hundreds of dollars to support such a dream. Fortunately, there are still some interesting things to do around Syracuse  and if you’re tired of Syracuse, a great vacation is just a couple hours away. Here are some ideas on how to spend your spring break.

February 14, 2013 - 2:01pm
Review: Neutral Milk Hotel frontman Jeff Mangum played a solo acoustic show supported by The Music Tapes and Tall Firs at the State Theater in Ithaca, NY on Wednesday Feb. 13.

Jeff. Muthaf-cking. Mangum.

I was sort of hoping he would suck. I really did. It might’ve knocked him back down to our level—humanize him after 15 years of standing atop the indie-rock pantheon, trying to hide from the public eye behind his beard and cap and flannel shirts.

But he didn’t suck.

October 24, 2012 - 5:25pm
If you're looking to visit a spooky haunted house and enjoy ghouls and gore, Frightmare Farms is the place to go this Halloween.

One of the best things about October is Halloween. I went to Frightmare Farms in Fulton, N.Y. with a group of friends. It’s a little bit of a drive, about 30 minutes or so outside of Syracuse, and costs $12 ($11 if you bring a student ID). The steeper price tag was worth it!  Get there early because there will be a long wait. We waited for over an hour to get in, but that's because they wait a decent amount of time between each group so that you are not going through the house with a whole bunch of people.