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March 30, 2013 - 1:38pm
Crunching the numbers of the different Syracuse University meal plans reveals high prices, less food

A carton of eggs from a Tops supermarket range from 99 cents to $3. A bagel only costs up to $1. And a pound of bacon goes for $3.50.

Compared to those prices, Syracuse University overcharges for its meals—no matter how you slice it. Breakfast -– the cheapest meal of the day –- costs $8.50.

Despite cheap meals offered at stores and restaurants around campus, SU Food Services charges students significantly more money to eat at an on-campus dining hall.

March 22, 2013 - 5:19pm
Carly Shapiro struggled to go "g-free," but found a way to make her diet accommodate her lifestyle

Carly Shapiro felt sick. Again.

She knew she shouldn’t have eaten that bagel, but it had looked so good! Her friends had suggested Bruegger’s for breakfast—what else was she supposed to eat there?

Now, though, the nausea hit with full force. Doubled over in pain, she ran to the bathroom.

Shapiro knew she would have to see the doctor again. She knew he would probably confirm her fears and issue the ultimatum she had dreaded for eight years.

March 18, 2013 - 12:01pm
The Rev. Linus DeSantis brings community-minded spirit to SU.

The Rev. Linus DeSantis, the Catholic chaplain at Syracuse University, doesn't focus on religious affiliation: For the last six years, he has engaged members of the SU community regardless of their religious beliefs.

“I’m open to all members of the University community,” he said.

March 6, 2013 - 8:33pm
A visiting alum schools students in saving marine mammals.

The orca whale stranded on the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry quad wasn’t moving.

“We’re saving a marine mammal!” Gail Riina, chaplain of the Lutheran Catholic Ministry, called to a group of students walking nearby, “Come learn how!”

March 1, 2013 - 2:14pm
If a major vacation isn't in the works this year, use these road trip tips and apps to make this Spring Break the best yet.

When a tropical getaway isn't feasible and a weeklong cruise isn't in the budget, many students opt for a four-wheeled adventure for Spring Break. It's often cheaper than flying, it allows for interesting – if unplanned – detours, and it gives you an excuse to sing car karaoke with your pals for hours on end. 

February 18, 2013 - 8:44pm
For the nearly one in 10 Americans over the age of 20 living with diabetes, life is a constant balancing act.

Brian Stevens is one of 25.8 million people in the United States diagnosed with diabetes. He is also a single father, an apprentice electrician and part-time ski school instructor.

“Even though I’m diabetic, I do live a fairly regular lifestyle,” Stevens said.

But balancing work, school, parenting and diabetes is a tricky act for the 28-year-old Syracuse resident.

February 18, 2013 - 1:38pm
The easy-to-imitate viral video trend hits SU with some hilarious results.

Hula skirts, a sombrero, and fuzzy blue and orange batons added to the bizarre atmosphere that infiltrated Watson Theatre Thursday morning during Professor Anthony Rotolo’s Social Media in the Enterprise class (affectionately known as #RotoloClass). A strange, blue-haired stuffed giant lounged up front and Otto the Orange hopped excitedly on top of a chair. A girl with a tutu and a masked gentleman sitting in a wheelchair, shirtless under his lab coat, waited eagerly in front of the professor, who was donning a wizard’s hat and robes....

February 14, 2013 - 7:04pm
Check out how Valentine's Day made its mark on 'Cuse this year.

Congratulations, you survived another Valentine's Day! Whether you spent it cuddling up to a special someone or hanging out with your friends, we hope that you felt the love.

Scouring campus and the Syracuse community, we saw signs of celebration all around, from heart-shaped balloons to semi-creepy kittens.

Relive the romance by checking out this Valentine's Day slideshow above or checking out the special romance-themed videos below.

January 29, 2013 - 4:16pm
The AM-JAM Family’s 27th Annual Tattoo Expo leaves its mark on Syracuse and its residents for three “ink-filled” days.

Syracuse hosts many art shows and exhibits, yet the latest highlighted a very different type of artists -- ones with needles as their paintbrushes and humans as their canvases.

January 24, 2013 - 3:05pm
Founder Seneca Wilson wanted to develop a community in Syracuse to nurture the love and power of spoken word poetry.

Every day, Syracuse University Assistant Director of Recreational Services, Seneca Wilson, coaches basketball at ESF.  He checks the gym facilities to make sure everything runs smoothly.  He answers phones in his office. When he gets off work, he writes poetry.