October 23, 2017 - 3:33pm
UPDATE (10/26):

Syracuse University students will have the opportunity to help rebuild Puerto Rico first hand after the devastation brought by Hurricane Maria in September. The Student Association is partnering with Hendricks Chapel for a disaster relief trip to the island over winter break. 

In a statement, Angie Pati and James Franco, vice president and president of the Student Association, said: " We have been so inspired and captivated by relief efforts led by the Puerto Rican community on campus."

October 19, 2017 - 10:26am
When an illness going around Syracuse University requires quarantine, it can sound scarier than it actually is.

Syracuse University has no plans to shut down campus no matter how many cases of mumps that break out. The reason? The mumps virus is not a life-threatening illness.

Though highly contagious, mumps is an “easily containable disease,” according to SU's Office of Health Services website. Vaccinations and healthy habits can severely limit the outbreak.

"There is no reason to leave campus and no reason to be alarmed,” the site says.

October 16, 2017 - 11:57am
Syracuse University on Monday joined a worldwide announcement of a discovery in gravitational wave research.

Syracuse University officials joined the National Science Foundation on Monday to announce a discovery that confirmed the origins of gold, platinum and other heavy metals.

October 9, 2017 - 6:06pm
As an answer to Christopher Columbus Day, Indigenous People's Day celebrates the peoples native to the United States of America.

In 1992, a State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry freshman named Neil Patterson Jr. was sitting in his dorm when his roommate rushed in visibly upset. It was the 500th anniversary of Columbus arriving in South America and Patterson’s roommate had just witnessed students beating an effigy of Christopher Columbus hanging from a tree.

“He said, ‘Neil, I could totally understand you doing this, but why are they,’” Patterson recounted.

October 9, 2017 - 10:55am
More than 2,200 alumni came to campus to celebrate all things Orange.

While students unwound Thursday after a week of midterm exams, over 2,200 alumni poured onto campus for Orange Central 2017. A celebration of the ‘Cuse community, Orange Central is a chance for alumni to reconnect through events, activities, and planned reunions, but the whole campus community is encouraged to participate. This year, over 50 activities were planned.

October 3, 2017 - 11:00pm
In Syracuse University's second installment of University Lectures this fall semester, David Greene lectured and answered questions about the profession of journalism in an increasingly volatile and digital landscape.

NPR "Morning Edition" and "Up First" podcast host David Greene spoke in Hendricks Chapel Tuesday night on topics ranging from his proudest moments in journalism to the lack of sleep he gets to fake news.

September 27, 2017 - 10:56am
Local high temperature records were broken this week but will be cooling off as soon as tomorrow.

Syracuse in late September, a once picturesque fall setting, has recently experienced a heatwave with temperatures that have not been seen in over a century.

While warm weather is scarce in Syracuse especially once fall rolls around, the recent heatwave has upended some students’ expectations for the season.

“I definitely wasn’t expecting it coming into Syracuse," forensic science freshman Kyla Reitzel. "I also don’t like how we don’t have AC."

Other students have stronger feelings on the unseasonably warm weather.

September 15, 2017 - 12:11pm
The former CNN and NBC anchor described her crusade to portray minorities in a positive light during her speech.

Thursday evening, Syracuse University’s Coming Back Together event hosted a former CNN and NBC anchor and Harvard graduate to kick off this year’s University Lecture Series. Soledad O’Brien led a lecture focusing on the power of storytelling.

As jazz music piped through the room, current students and alumni alike trickled into Schine Student Center’s Goldstein Auditorium. Chatter, laughter and the sound of flash going off created a hum of anticipation before O’Brien took the stage.

September 10, 2017 - 11:29pm
Faegan's, DJ's On the Hill, and Harry's report more student drinkers this semester after demolition of the two popular South Crouse Avenue bars.

Surrounded by chaos, conversations blend into well-known singalongs. Nothing is discernible except the glint of a coin being tossed high in the air. The chatter is all-consuming between Syracuse students of all years.

August 28, 2017 - 3:54pm
The first day of class reveals differing hopes, fears and expectations for an SU Freshman and Senior.

As the hustle and bustle of the first day of the school year winds to a close, Jared Birchmore and Victoria Muriel are thinking very different things. Both students at Syracuse, they have a home in common, but little else. Muriel, a freshman hoping to major in anthropology, has barely been on campus a week, while Birchmore, a double major in sociology and citizenship and civic engagement, is beginning his fourth and final year at the university.