Life & Style: Multimedia Belt

November 19, 2010 - 12:00am
If you're not going home for the holidays but crave an affordable home-cooked meal, check out these seven cozy local restaurants.

One day out of the year, we get together with people we love, share a meal and give thanks. But as students, not all of us can go home to our families for Thanksgiving. I set out on a mission: to find local restaurants open on Thanksgiving with great meals under $25. The catch? Each restaurant must have a fireplace, just like home. Home might not always be where your family is, but the hearth may just remind you of where you’re from.

October 26, 2010 - 12:36pm
Second-year MBA student at Whitman, Jerry Liu, runs a bubble tea cafe on Crouse Avenue in his spare time.

While many graduate students focus on preparing for the real world, Whitman student Jerry Liu is already there. Last summer, Liu and two partners turned a run-down commercial space on Crouse Avenue into an exciting bubble tea business - Boba Suite Tea House.

September 27, 2010 - 11:54pm
Singer Flossie Turner Lewis tells about overcoming poverty, illiteracy and racism in the South.

Flossie Turner Lewis started earning a living when she was just two years old. Dressed up in a satin evening gown, an up-do hairstyle and lots of makeup, she earned a spot singing and performing in carnival and minstrel shows with her family. She was dubbed "Little Hot Mama."

August 24, 2010 - 11:49pm
Alexander Williams, a graduate student from Ghana, has managed to overcome the obstacles inherent to being blind.

Alexander Williams was always a curious child. One day, his curiosity got him into trouble.

At age 12, Williams was hit in the right eye by a stray bullet.  Warring factions in the part of Liberia where he lived for the first 12 years of his life were fighting over port access to the harbor when his house got caught in the crossfire. 

June 2, 2010 - 10:17pm
Three women share their experiences with Islam at Syracuse University.

On Sept. 11, 2001, Magda Bayoumi tried to reach her husband for more than five hours. He worked near the World Trade Center, and his job often took him inside the Twin Towers. When Bayoumi finally connected to him, she said he was hysterical.

"They’re not there anymore,” he said, screaming. “They are not there. I’m looking at them, and they’re not there.”

May 5, 2010 - 3:42pm
While still stunned that SU lets students take the day off to party, Joe finds more than just free beer to like about the controversial celebration.

During my first year of graduate school in 2008, I kept hearing about this infamous  Mayfest. I wasn't quite sure what to make of it.

April 26, 2010 - 5:17pm
A rare skin conditions keeps Craig Leppert in the dark.

Outside it’s a cloudy and unseasonably cool day. It’s a day when Craig Leppert can breathe a little easier. Wearing a hunter green hooded sweatshirt and a pair of old jeans dotted with white paint stains, Leppert doesn’t appear any different than other students milling around the first floor of Newhouse I. 

Hot, clear and sunny days are another story. Those are the worst. But even on those days, his wardrobe doesn’t change much.  Wearing a hooded sweatshirt and long pants, he sticks out like a sore thumb.

April 19, 2010 - 3:17pm
Green ways think, drink, and do your laundry on Earth Day.

In honor of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, The NewsHouse presents Earth Day videos featuring two fun, easy ways to be greener, and a closer look at how much Syracuse University students really know about environmental issues. 


April 5, 2010 - 4:32pm
The video-chat Web site Chatroulette connects people around the world, 'looking for a random stranger...'

It’s unlike any other social experience you have had on the Internet.

The latest web craze, Chatroulette offers a blend of socializing, interactivity, anonymity and the constant surprise of which bizarre interaction will come next.

April 3, 2010 - 12:24am
Orange Appeal's passion for music and strong friendships add to their performance at their April Fools' Invitational.

There's more to this all-male a cappella group than just singing.  

Orange Appeal's musical bond goes deeper than their hobby, which was showcased during their April Fools’ Invitational in the Schine Underground last Thursday.  The invitational also featured the women’s a cappella group, Main Squeeze.