February 13, 2013 - 6:50pm
Three easy tips for putting together the perfect last-minute V-Day present.

Happy Valentine's Day from Okay, so we've heard all of the excuses: It’s been a busy week!  You gave up your New Years Resolution to stay more organized January 5th!  You didn’t think your boo was really into Valentine’s Day anyway!

April 27, 2010 - 8:01pm
Our abroad blog delivers students' experiences from across the globe.

For Passports, Syracuse University students studying in China, Spain, Chile, England and Italy share their adventures, misadventures, travel tips and insights, offering a peek into the life of an American student abroad.

Check out a sample of their stories:


April 13, 2010 - 4:13am
Finding comfort in a foreign land

“It’s getting late,” my friend shouted in my ear at a noisy, sweaty discoteca. I looked at my phone. It was 3:47, and I had to be up in less than five hours. It’s time to go home, I thought.

Home. The long walk back gave me a lot of time to think about that word. Home. As I stumbled through the dimly lit Piazza della Repubblica, I wondered, is Florence really my home now?

October 5, 2009 - 4:50pm
A review of the jukebox at the Westcott establishment, Taps.

Name: Taps

Location: 515 Westcott St.


Beastie Boys, No Sleep till Brooklyn — This is it. When you come walking into Taps and jog up those steps to catch their Wednesday night specials and shoot haphazard pool on table in the back, you have got to appreciate an anthem like this greeting you at the door.

April 14, 2009 - 11:29am
Nick Grybauskas clings like a spider to the wall of ice. Soon there will be a 20 foot -- and counting -- vertical drop between man and ground.

Grybauskas hugs the hillside. He loves this.

"It's almost like -," says Grybauskas, a senior philosophy major, "I hate to be all spiritual but when you're up there on the ice and it's just you and the ice, it's all about getting in the zone. It's all about mental control just as it's about physical control."

Grybauskas ice climbs with the Syracuse University Outing Club. The group comprises an eclectic group of adrenaline junkies. During Syracuse winters when most folks are bundled up indoors, these SUOC members are outside-climbing mountains of ice.