Life & Style: Multimedia Belt

December 1, 2009 - 10:23pm
This self-taught makeup maven plays with bright colors, hoping for a bright future.

She wears her pale skin bare on this rainy afternoon after class. Cotton-candy pink streaks run through her white-blonde hair.  Earrings dangle from the gages that form sizable holes in each of her ears: one a machine-gun, the other, a revolver. Her four facial piercings add enough sparkle to evoke her alter ego: Miss Marie Massacre, a sort of gothic pin-up girl who covers herself in her creativeness.

November 20, 2009 - 8:30pm
SU students react to the first batch of H1N1 vaccines distributed on campus.

After Syracuse University Health Services reported last week more than 400 cases of swine flu, doses of the H1N1 vaccine were distributed Friday to the 200 students who pre-registered.

Free tickets for the H1N1 vaccine were given out to students Thursday morning on a first-come, first-serve basis. On Friday, those who had tickets were assigned time slots to go to the Health Services center and get the vaccine in the form of a nasal spray. 

November 18, 2009 - 1:48am
The host of 'This American Life' discusses story inspirations, being interviewed and why he avoids Twitter.

More than a million listeners feel like they chat with This American Life host Ira Glass in their living rooms each week. During Tuesday's visit to Syracuse University, Glass literally took a seat on the couch in the Hendricks Chapel den to talk with The NewsHouse.

Glass was honest, personable and conversational just as the legions of public radio fans would imagine.

November 5, 2009 - 8:07pm
After a yearlong job search, Bail Chol, a deaf Sudanese immigrant, has found a home at Funk 'n Waffles.

Hands have been whirling about for the past two months in a kind of frenzy at Funk 'n Waffles, and not because they were making food.

Those hands belong to Bail Chol, a Sudanese immigrant who was born deaf.

Since Funk 'n Waffles opened almost three years ago, the co-owners, SU alumni Adam Gold and Kyle Corea, have had 20 employees that fit the relaxed, funky style of their restaurant.  Chol is the first with a disability, they said.

October 29, 2009 - 11:47pm
Meet a few of the living dead who recently roamed downtown Syracuse.

Hordes of the living dead descended upon Armory Square on Oct. 17, looking like they just pulled themselves from their graves.

Limping, dragging their limbs and eating ‘flesh’, zombies made their way from bar to bar in downtown Syracuse’s first ever “Zombie Walk” sponsored by local radio station 95X.

October 24, 2009 - 11:19am
LGBT students and their straight allies celebrate Coming Out Month and discuss the resources available to them on campus.

Ginger Woessner mustered up the courage earlier this month to utter three difficult words to her mother: “Mom, I’m transgender."

October 21, 2009 - 11:39pm
Health educator Scott Fried delivers a frank talk on sexual relationships and protecting yourself from HIV/AIDS.

“I need you all to stay awake. If you fall asleep you’ll really miss out on something great.”

Perched on the edge of the Goldstein Auditorium stage Wednesday night, Scott Fried began his talk to 250 Syracuse University students with that opening line. 

Fried was infected with HIV in 1987. The national public speaker and health educator has made it his mission for the past 18 years to help others protect themselves from the disease. 

September 20, 2009 - 11:39pm
Set to speak at Syracuse University today, the popular New York Times tech columnist discusses his new book, Twitter and the future of technology.

Twitter connects David Pogue with an audience of more than 1,000,000 people interested in his gadget reviews, blog posts, and...

August 6, 2009 - 2:47pm
SU graduate student Sarah Haase ventures into the wilderness to test her survival skills and reconnect with nature.

An ominous drumbeat echoed through the dark, quiet forest. With five others, I began a trek across an uneven landscape scattered with fallen trees, rotten stumps, muddy knolls, and budding branches – blindfolded. I “fox-walked,” a slow, cautious technique I’d learned on the first night of camp. I wished I’d practiced it more.

July 1, 2009 - 3:51pm
Recent SU graduate Emilie Shapiro created her own line of jewelry and accessories.

Emilie Shapiro always had a knack for creating things with her hands. And by using that skill, Shapiro turned jewelry making from a hobby into a career.

While working toward her degree in metalsmithing, Shapiro developed a jewelry-making business that started in her dorm room during her freshman year. 

As interest grew, Shapiro expanded beyond selling directly to classmates and to having her merchandise sold in the Schine Bookstore, her sorority Alpha Phi, various online independent designer websites as well as from her own online store.