April Fools' Day

April 2, 2017 - 8:43pm
Sorry to say it, Chuck's is still closing.

In light of the announcement that Hungry Chucks, the beloved Marshall Street bar, will eventually close after the entire strip is demolished, The NewsHouse staff decided to tease a glimmer of false hope to our readers.

Happy April Fool's Day! We're sorry to say Chuck's is not opening a location in the lot where the old Hoople Special Education building once stood.

April 1, 2015 - 8:11pm
How Syracuse's popular black squirrels inspired us to create a fictitious student organization. Oh, yeah. And April Fool's played a part, too.

On April 1, The NewsHouse broke the story about a student organization that evolved over a common cause: saving our black squirrels, SOBS. Or when you really break it down, So BS.

Yes. That's right. We got you! 

We may have had you believing that the curiously cute, and kind of rare, acorn-loving creatures were becoming endangered. The idea was a collaborative effort amongst all of the lead producers here at The NewsHouse.

April 1, 2014 - 10:46pm
The Uber-like campus car service fooled a few hoping long waits for South Campus buses were a thing of the past.

OK, the jig is up.

This morning The NewsHouse published a story which detailed a slick, new, app-driven car service which was set to replace the university shuttle busses which we all know and love. Unfortunately, while the thought of never again having to wait in Syracuse's sub-zero temperatures for a bus to class is a rosy thought -- it is not a true one. 

So, in the spirit of belated transparency, here is how the SUber story came to be:

April 1, 2013 - 10:13pm
The previously announced departure of SU's chancellor was prime material for our annual April Fools' tradition.

When Chancellor Nancy Cantor announced she’d be stepping down in 2014, many saw it as the end of an era. We saw it as an opportunity to Photoshop her face onto a bus wrap.

The NewsHouse created a fake news story for April 1 visitors about three proposed Cantor tributes — a “Nancy Rising” statue featuring Shaquille O'Neal, a “Connective Cantorridor” rebranding and a huge, smiling brick face mosaic in the Quad. Our completely non-scientific poll had the statue winning by a landslide.

April 7, 2011 - 1:55pm
How Charlie Sheen's supposed scholarly honor from SU made for an April Fools' prank.

Charlie Sheen - April Fools JokeWe have 359 days left to plan for next year's April Fools' Day, but I'm not sure we'll ever top last week's Charlie Sheen gag.

April 1, 2010 - 10:21am
The 1st day of April, and a time to fool your friends.

APRIL FOOLS' DAY is here -- a day of pranks and laughs.

We Juice Bloggers would love to hear your stories from April Fools' Day.  We want to know your best pranks -- whether it be this year or years past. 

We might even choose a winner, and that winner will be deamed "Best Pranker for 2010." 

Let the games begin!