February 26, 2016 - 12:03pm
Comedian April Lee Hernandez headlined the 16th annual event, hosted by the Xi chapter of Omega Phi Beta. “The Era of the New Woman” was the banquet's theme.

With a brilliantly themed Gatsby-styled banquet, the Xi chapter of Omega Phi Beta hosted their 16th annual Empowerment of Women Banquet and managed to carry out this year’s message: "The Era of the New Woman."

February 1, 2016 - 11:07am
Activist and media personality Marc Lamont Hill served as the keynote speaker for the 2016 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration and highlighted activism and agency.

Marc Lamont Hill said it’s easy to share stories about injustice on social media, but taking action is necessary to see true changes in today’s society. The Morehouse College professor shared his thoughts on social justice movements with those in attendance in the Carrier Dome Sunday during Syracuse University’s 31st annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. 

“You can’t talk about Martin King and not talk about acting — acting bravely,” Hill said. “The biggest problem in the world today is that there are too many people that don’t do anything.”

December 12, 2015 - 3:19pm
With finals approaching, professor says sleep should come before cramming.

A recent blog post by Stop Procrastinating lists numerous studying techniques that students said were effective in combating issues such as procrastination, distractions and cramming.

Stop Procrastinating, an internet service that blocks potential distractions, conducted a survey among 3000 students and compiled its results in an infographic. Syracuse University professors generally agreed with the studying tactics reported in the post.

December 10, 2015 - 9:00am
The Syracuse Black Celestial Choral Ensemble has fostered a sense of unity in the campus community, impacting its members beyond their musical performances.

To many members of the Syracuse University community, the Black Celestial Choral Ensemble (BCCE) is another musical group. But to 2016 Class Marshal Tatiana Williams and its other members, it's more than just a group that gathers to perform. She views the bond that BCCE members share as something very unique on campus.

"BCCE is my family. We're a choir, but before being a choir, we're a family," Williams said.

December 9, 2015 - 10:46pm
Graduate students of all levels share their work, complete or incomplete, with the public to end the semester.

Syracuse graduate students of the College of Visual and Performing Arts showcased their talent, December 9, in the Comstock Art building. A few students organized the event to display the work their peers had been working on over the course of the semester. Various performance pieces, sculptures, jewelry and paintings were curated by students to fill out the show.

December 9, 2015 - 2:55pm
Centro driver Mickey Mahan says his job provides him with inspiration and practice to be a poet.

Centro bus driver Mickey Mahan recites his poems while he drives the Route 344 bus from Syracuse University’s South Campus to the main campus every morning. He adopted his nickname, “The Flying Busman,” from “The Flying Dutchman,” a folklore about a ghost ship that sailed the ocean forever.

Mahan describes his job as a perfect fit for him because it provides him with inspiration and the space to practice his poetry. The city view gives him ideas about poetry, and he writes poems when his bus stops.

December 7, 2015 - 5:09pm
Eleven students compete to be top poet in skill, presence and content at Verbal Blend's 6th annual poetry competition.

One mic: one voice.

December 6, 2015 - 4:28pm
Creations Dance Company performed for an audience of over 200, expressing themselves on topics such as suicide and addiction, which are considered "taboo" by today's standards.

The dancers shifted through poses, their bodies cast in darkness.  Then the lights flashed on, and the show began.

From darkness into light.  This was the driving idea behind the Creations Dance Company annual show “The Unspoken,” which also featured a special performance by the Outlaws Dance Troupe.  The show focused on removing the stigma surrounding taboo subjects by stimulating helpful and informative discussions.

December 3, 2015 - 12:51pm
Seniors Cheyenne Woods and Hunter Saenz hosted a Q&A session with Dotson, where he shared details of some of his stories during his career.

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November 16, 2015 - 7:16pm
The Monday night ceremony opened with readings of hope and peace from five different faiths.

Dozens of students, faculty and staff gathered on the steps of Hendricks Chapel on Monday night to stand “as lights against the darkness” in the wake of the devastating terrorist attacks that made headlines over the weekend.