Life & Style: Multimedia Belt

May 21, 2012 - 12:58am
SU business junior Barnett Klane founded his speaker business of the principles of customer service and innovation.

Barnett Klane had the place to himself.

No other student sacrificed their Christmas Eve to work at the Whitman School of Management. But while his friends were all home for Syracuse University's holiday break, the business junior knew his time would be better spent alone, working to expand Klane Consulting, the speaker business he founded.

"I'd rather be home, but you know how it is," Klane told his friends. "Hard work pays off."

May 8, 2012 - 12:50pm
Only a 15-minute drive from campus, Spring Ponds Fishery offers plenty for experienced fishers and their novice friends.

With hectic schedules and heavy workloads, we all welcome the weekend as a time to relax, but sometimes it’s nice to part ways with the Hill. When the next sunny streak rolls around, trade a day of sunbathing in Thornden Park for a much-needed break from campus.

Just a quick 15-minute drive from SU, scenic Spring Ponds Fishery in Fayetteville offers up five fresh spring-water ponds for experienced fishers, and their novice friends.

April 23, 2012 - 2:03pm
Freshman duo living in Boland-Brewster-Brockway dorm comes together to create musical harmony.

When a name like Thunderwolfe reverberates through the loudspeakers, few expect to see freshmen Courtnee Futch and Julia Wolfe take the stage.

Biology freshman and vocalist Futch teamed up with music freshman Wolfe, who is equally capable on guitar and vocals, to form Thunderwolfe in the humble halls of the Boland-Brewster-Brockway dorm complex.

Thunderwolfe’s talent and charisma garnered a resounding reputation among modest audiences. The duo quickly surpassed shows on the Syracuse University quad, the typical venu for new student musicians.

April 10, 2012 - 1:27pm
A student, a friend, an architect ... and a transgender, Bryan McKinney opens up about his transition experience.

Bryan McKinney is a fourth-year architecture student at Syracuse University. He holds a job at Shaw Dining Hall and is involved in organizations on campus. And he is transgender.

“Defining my gender’s always tough,” McKinney said. “Just a one word answer, it would be male, but that doesn't wholly sit right with me because that denies my history.”

Since he has been at SU, McKinney has been an active member of the LGBTQ community.

April 3, 2012 - 2:45pm
SU glassblower Sally Prasch blends science and art in her delicate work.


February 13, 2012 - 5:15pm
Syracuse University students, young children from the Bernice Wright lab school and The NewsHouse lead producers wax poetic about love.

Valentine's Day has never been simple. Everyone has an opinion somewhere in between on what they think love is. Accordingly, the NewsHouse decided to ask, because clearly we can't pin it down, right? We talked to the Bernice M. Wright Child Development Lab School to get their opinions as well as the views of SU students across the hill. Read the staff's answers below:

February 9, 2012 - 7:27pm
Mittens, scarves and down jackets remain stashed away on many days as Syracuse experiences an atypically mild winter.

This winter is, thus far, Syracuse's fourth warmest since 1902. And following last year's nearly record-setting winter for snowfall, the total this year in Syracuse is almost 12 feet less than at this time in February, according to the National Weather Service.

January 28, 2012 - 12:39am
Mayra Najera struggled throughout her teenage years with an eating disorder. Her new outlook on food prompted her to create healthy meals for local children.

In her early teens, Mayra Najera remembers looking through Women’s Health magazine, looking for ways maintain a healthy body weight. Najera was uncomfortable with her weight, known as the “chubbiest one” in her network of cousins. She felt empowered by articles promoting healthy lifestyles, but as soon as she looked at the cover, it was as if there was a whole different message.

“This is why I’m bulimic,” Najera said. “Because I don’t look like her.”

December 20, 2011 - 7:04am
Reality TV's affordability and entertainment value inspires Syracuse television enthusiasts to make their own shows.

For Chris Xaver, it started early.

At two years old, the reality TV personality toddled up to the television set, arranged the antennae, and set the box to the correct channel. With a freshly filled bottle in hand, she promptly shushed everyone in the room.

PBS' The Galloping Gourmet was on and she needed quiet.

December 14, 2011 - 3:18pm
Kelley Purcell teaches a yoga class at SU that helps students exercise in a way that is relaxing for both mind and body.

Yoga is part of Kelley Purcell's life.

Purcell, 24, a graduate student at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, teaches science classes for elementary students through college level, but also works as a certified yoga instructor for Syracuse University's Healthy Mondays.

At 4 p.m., students gather for the one-hour Shakti yoga class in room 228B at the Schine Student Center. In this class, yogis focus on breathing properly and understanding the movements of their body.