Life & Style: Multimedia Belt

December 13, 2011 - 2:13pm
We got Santa and an elf to ask SU what it wants for the holidays. Also: 10 ways college students can enjoy the holidays

For students, the holiday season can be very final. Many of us still need to finish three or four major assignments before we can go home and sleep for a hyperbolic length of time. After finals season is over, however, the holiday season can begin in earnest.

With that in mind, The NewsHouse has put together its list of the 10 things you need to do before the holiday season.

December 9, 2011 - 9:51pm
Kickball has 1,000 grown-ups in sliding in the mud at Syracuse playing fields.

A hush falls over the team, the kicker steps up to the plate, there’s one kick and two steps before she’s down flat on her back in the mud.

Botched kicks are commonplace for the Syracuse Adult Kickball Association, SAKA, or the unofficial outlet for “unathletic people to get outdoors and stay in shape,” as Joanie Vecchiarelli, captain of the Recreational Hazards team calls it.

December 1, 2011 - 3:41pm
A monthlong bearded excursion for our four staff members led to plenty of itching, scratching and apologies to girlfriends.

NoShavember. Novembeard. Movember.

The cultural phenomenon goes by many names, yet its popularity seems to increase every year as winter draws nigh.

NoShavember is exactly what it sounds like. Young men everywhere refrain from shaving for the month of November. The skyrocketing popularity of the razor-free event leaves many asking the logical question: What’s the point?

November 4, 2011 - 1:44am
As Paul Ariik dragged an AK-47 on Sudanese soil, he never imagined he'd one day earn both a bachelor's and a master's degree in America.

Weeks after 9/11, a plane landed in New York City. On board was Paul Ariik, a 21-year-old Sudanese Lost Boy. As the plane began its descent, Ariik looked out the window. It was nighttime and he thought he was seeing fireflies on a river. The fireflies were in fact the New York City skyline. Ariik had never been in a plane or even a city before. In fact, the first time he saw a telephone, refrigerator or even traffic lights was hours after this very flight.

October 10, 2011 - 10:54pm
Museum studies graduate Chris Battaglia becomes interim curator at the Community Folk Art Center.