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September 10, 2017 - 9:47am
Review: The lead singers for the '90s rock acts have distinct approaches as to how to celebrate their familiar hits.

Darkness was beginning to fall on the final Lakeview Amphitheater concert of the summer as the crowd shuffled around, eagerly anticipating the first of the evening’s co-headliners. The lights then shut off abruptly, much to the delight of the audience and the opening piano chords of Bill Withers’ “Lean on Me” lingered against the backdrop of dusk.

September 9, 2017 - 7:05pm
Releasing a new album, the B-52s singer has gone solo for the first time in her career.

Cindy Wilson, of new-wave band The B-52s, is releasing her first full-length studio album and touring the United States while singing her own psychedelic, emotion-packed, electropop tunes.

“I am balls-to-the-wall excited about this album,” Wilson says of her upcoming Change out Nov. 17.

Wilson and her band performed at Syracuse’s Funk 'n Waffles, the sweet and savory waffle café-turned-music club that has become Armory Square's live music hot spot.

“Syracuse was so much fun,” Wilson said. “Everyone was really supportive about this album coming out.”

September 8, 2017 - 2:41pm
A coding initiative aims to teach younger students practical skills that could lead them to STEM-related fields.

Elementary school library classes across the nation do not just focus on the Dewey Decimal Classification and reading comprehension anymore. Some library classes are teaching a new literacy – computer coding.

This trend is on the rise as computer skills become increasingly important for many jobs. A Gallup study found that 40 percent of schools in the U.S. teach computer programming.

September 7, 2017 - 7:02pm
The anticipation of the regular NFL season is over.

Week 1 is finally here and so is the first edition of This Week on the Gridiron.

Your hosts, Brooke Meenachan, Matt St. Jean and Jude Allume, highlight the top headlines heading into the week, including Ezekiel Elliott’s appeal, Hurricane Irma’s effect on the Miami Dolphins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers and preseason injuries. Plus, we dive into Syracuse University football with Syracuse Scout.com beat writer and former Orange DB, Julian Whigham.

September 6, 2017 - 9:33pm
After losing her daughter, Debi Hobbs is working to increase the quality and accessibility to mental health care for children in the Syracuse area.

She wanted to be like Michael Myers.

Debi Hobbs woke up in the middle of the night fearing something was wrong. She found her daughter, Amaya Stethers, in the closet with a knife. Amaya, who had been diagnosed with Schizoaffective Disorder and Autism, later told her mother that she wanted to be like famed movie killer.

Even after this episode, Hobbs waited two months, trying everything else in her power, before seeking an inpatient facility for her daughter. When she could, Hobbs avoided the inpatient facilities available around Syracuse.

September 6, 2017 - 10:00am
Central New York's video game tournament, Syracuse Smash, celebrated its 50th biweekly tournament on August 19.

A woman in a pink evening gown with long golden hair stands opposite of an anthropomorphic fox in a green jumpsuit and silver vest. They’ll soon have mere minutes to knock each other out of bounds until one runs out of lives—or until the clock runs out.

Such is the basic gameplay of Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. franchise. The series has become wildly popular among competitive gamers, but not on purpose, according to Austin “TheEvilTurnip” Hernandez, former event coordinator for Binghamton Smash.

September 3, 2017 - 11:18pm
Three goals in the opening 20 minutes of a rain-soaked first half powered the No. 8 Syracuse men’s soccer team to a 3-1 victory over Northwestern.

Three goals in the opening 20 minutes of a rain-soaked first half powered the No. 8 Syracuse men’s soccer team to a 3-1 victory over Northwestern on Sunday night at a soggy SU Soccer Stadium.

The Orange improved to 3-0-1 with the victory while the Wildcats fell to 1-3.

September 2, 2017 - 12:54pm
Eric Dungey led the Syracuse Orange to their first victory of the season with a dominating 50-7 win over Central Connecticut State.

Led by quarterback Eric Dungey, the Syracuse Orange opened up their season in dominating fashion, beating Central Connecticut State 50-7 at the Carrier Dome Friday night.

The junior quarterback led the Syracuse offense from the start of the game which  was clicking on all cylinders from the first drive.

Coach Dino Babers began his second season as the head coach for Syracuse and his high-tempo offense did not disappoint. The first drive was eight plays for 70 yards capped off with an 11-yard run by Dungey. The drive only last 2:52.

September 1, 2017 - 12:10pm
On Point for College, a local not-for-profit organization, works to help Syracuse City School District students get to college and find careers.

Syracuse was ranked the 29th poorest city in the country by the U.S. Census Bureau last year, but a dedicated group is working to help more students attend college, find better careers and improve the city.

On Point for College, a local not-for-profit organization, prepared more than 300 Syracuse City School District students for orientation this summer, providing them with school supplies and college guidance. Roughly 70 percent of donations come from individuals, but On Point recently received an extra boost.

August 28, 2017 - 4:54pm
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.