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March 10, 2018 - 4:01pm
Ashley O'Mara, a Ph.D. candidate in English, will make her TV game show debut on Monday.

When Ashley O’Mara took an online application quiz for Jeopardy!, she would have never thought a year later she would appear on the broadcasted show. Right before Thanksgiving break of this year, O’Mara received a call that would change her life; that day, producers from the show called to invite her to Los Angeles to be on the show in mid-December.

December 11, 2017 - 11:37am
Syracuse University's College of Visual and Performing Arts hosted a Campus Cosplay Contest on Sunday, Dec. 10.

Toadette’s pink mushroom hat bobbed above the group’s heads, while the Night King from Game of Thrones chatted with Jack from Mass Effect. Captain Blade stood to their right, admiring his duct tape shield.

October 27, 2017 - 11:53am
Though church attendance continues to decline, many college students still believe in Jesus.

A tall grandfather clock ticks away beneath the high-ceilinged office in Hendricks Chapel. Reverend Brian Konkol, 38, sits in a leather lounge chair surrounded by a large couch, another chair, coffee table, stacks of paper and boxes of framed art that rest on the floor. Konkol, known for his plaid button-down dress shirts, bowties, large round-framed glasses, jazzy socks, and perfectly combed short brown hair, says the messy state of the room makes it feel like walking into open-heart surgery. But he has an excuse.

September 27, 2017 - 2:11pm
The growing pin-up subculture in Syracuse celebrate the 1950s and comforts veterans with a sense of nostalgia.

Dolled up in her signature blood-red lipstick, Marilyn Monroe style waves and bold polka-dotted swing dress, Melody Wilkinson, a vintage consultant and makeup artist, is used to attracting attention in Syracuse.

April 30, 2017 - 11:00pm
Several student businesses advanced to the New York Business Plan Competition and won first place in their categories as well as the $100,000 grand prize.

On Friday, April 28, 11 SU student teams participated in the annual New York Business Plan Competition for the chance to win the $100,000 grand prize. The companies earned their spots at the NYBP Competition after finishing first or second in their categories at the iSchool’s RvD iPrize competition in March.

April 3, 2017 - 11:00pm
Disability Student Union’s event OrangeAbility created a space where people with and without disabilities play accessible sports together.

On Sunday April 2, the Disability Student Union (DSU) hosted their annual event, OrangeAbility. OrangeAbility is an accessible sports expo, which gives people with and without disabilities the opportunity to try sports that are inclusive to all ability levels, such as wheelchair basketball or sled hockey.

March 9, 2017 - 12:00am
Whether you’re headed to Cancun or Cabo, download these eight apps to your phone to avoid any unnecessary danger over spring break.

After spending countless hours studying for exams, working on projects and writing essays, many students want to enjoy a relaxing week away from their troubles and responsibilities. For some, this includes traveling to California, Florida or even a foreign country such as Mexico or Canada.

While traveling over spring break is a popular way for students to enjoy themselves in a stress-free environment, it can also lead to potentially dangerous situations.

February 14, 2017 - 12:38am
Two Syracuse couples share their respective stories of what keeps a relationship working for Valentine's Day.

The love that Lydia and Earl Smith share spans 75 years.

The couple first met in Waterville, N.Y. when Lydia was 15 years old and Earl was 19. After two years of dating, Earl proposed to Lydia in a letter. The young couple were married on Nov. 9, 1943.
Now in their 90s, the couple seem just as passionate as ever. Earl often refers to Lydia as “my love,” and the couple are always seen holding hands around the James Square Health & Rehabilitation Centre in Syracuse.

December 5, 2016 - 10:24pm
Looking to stay active this winter? Tai Chi may be the workout you have been looking for.

The studio is well-lit, and the open space is clearly designed for gymnastics or dance classes, maybe even karate. But this space is now being used for a different type of movement, one much slower and group-oriented. An ensemble of 12 laughs and sips hot tea, chatting about the heavy rain outside.

October 30, 2016 - 1:28pm
Whether you are hosting a party or hanging out at home watching scary movies on Halloween night, here are some fun and easy treats you can make.

OK, maybe you’re not lazy – you just have enough to do already and the last thing you need is a three-hour recipe to finish before the potluck you’re going to this Halloweekend. Here are four Halloween-themed desserts, all with different intentions, so be sure to check out the ratings when deciding which one works best for you. They can all be made gluten-free, too!

1. Pumpkin Cupcakes

EASINESS: 1/4

HEALTHINESS: 2/4

TASTINESS: 3/4

CUTENESS: 4/4