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September 29, 2017 - 8:59am
Indie rock band LVL UP played for almost 200 people at WERW's launch party on Thursday night.

This Thursday night WERW, the only student-run radio station at Syracuse University kicked off the semester with a memorable concert filled with plenty of music and energy.

The indie rock band LVL UP and Syracuse's The Wisconaut took the stage in Schine Underground, packing the room with their very distinctive sounds.

September 28, 2017 - 9:41am
Six Syracuse Elementary students published their second book this year as part of a program designed to help them master English as a new language.

A four-year-old girl draws the final feather on her hand-drawn chicken and with a toothy smile holds up the final project to show Syracuse artist, Juan Cruz.

He kneels down to her eye level.

September 27, 2017 - 8:49pm
After taking the hajj, one of the five pillars of Islam, Syracuse Muslims describe how they feel about the United States' current political climate and the American Dream.

Amina Foco was standing at a cashier’s desk in a Saudi Arabian mall when the gates of the store came falling down suddenly. The strangers to her left and right stopped what they were doing and everyone in the mall began to form lines.

The call for prayer had just gone off during Foco's trip to the mall in between the prayers and activites scheduled during her pilgrimage to Mecca, which Muslims call the hajj.

September 27, 2017 - 2:11pm
The growing pin-up subculture in Syracuse celebrate the 1950s and comforts veterans with a sense of nostalgia.

Dolled up in her signature blood-red lipstick, Marilyn Monroe style waves and bold polka-dotted swing dress, Melody Wilkinson, a vintage consultant and makeup artist, is used to attracting attention in Syracuse.

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 24, 2017 - 9:41am
LadyFest Syracuse provided a safe space for the celebration of music and art on Saturday night with profits going toward Vera House.

 

This Saturday, while Paul McCartney played in the Carrier Dome, an all-inclusive music-based feminist festival, LadyFest, held its fourth annual social gathering to champion “women, POC, and the LGBTQIA+ community.”

September 24, 2017 - 9:39am
The 75-year-old former Beatle proved that age was just a number as he entertained more than 35,000 who had gathered in the Carrier Dome.

Pre-Show Buzz

The fuzz of amplifiers echoed across campus, drawing curious groups of people out of air conditioned buildings and into the blazing heat. McCartney Madness, a music festival which overtook the Quad yesterday from 1:30 to 6 p.m., has been in the works since last Spring according to Dreya Cherry, a main player in bringing McCartney Madness plans into reality.

September 23, 2017 - 11:10pm
The Orange got within two in the fourth quarter, but couldn't tame the LSU Tigers.

BATON ROUGE, La. – ‘Cuse wasn’t the “new fast” tonight, No. 25 LSU was.

September 23, 2017 - 8:17am
Down two goals in the second half, men's soccer's effort to battle back come up short.

Syracuse men’s soccer team welcomed Duke to SU Soccer Stadium trying to snap a two-game home losing streak on Sept. 22. However, a 2-1 defeat to the Blue Devils saw the Orange (3-2-2, 0-1-2 ACC) fall to the away team.

Beginning in the first half, Syracuse came out hungry to win after losing the last two matches against Louisville and Cornell. Coach Ian McIntyre says it had been a tough couple of games.

September 20, 2017 - 8:03am
Hussein Yerow grew up in a refugee camp, but that hasn't stopped him from improving his literacy skills and helping others in the community.

As he walks around North Side Learning Center, Hussein Yerow, a former refugee, is stopped several times.

“Hussein, where are my pencils?” a volunteer says.

“Hussein, remember to wait for me!” his little brother yells.