New York

September 4, 2013 - 6:40am
Traditional carnival foods may be one-time treats for some, but also showcase the lack of nutritional knowledge many Americans have about food.

There is perhaps no better way to observe the state of American health culture than at The Great New York State Fair.

Proudly displayed on posts and columns are “I ♥ NY Smoke Free” signs next to concessions’ menus offering fried dough, Oreos, foot-long hot dogs, beer and pizza pies. The entrance to the Kids’ Zone is labeled a “smoke-free zone,” but it contains a dessert stand and a taco concession.

Smoking is bad — that much the State Fair believes. Carnival food, however, is fair game.

November 1, 2012 - 8:59am
Though the storm passed over Syracuse, it hit some hometowns hard, disrupting the everyday routine of students' loved ones.

Now that the former Hurricane Sandy seems to have passed through Syracuse with only slight rain and winds throughout Tuesday and Wednesday, students are shifting their concerns to those hit hard by the storm, especially to loved ones who are experiencing personal damage and safety concerns.

“I didn’t think it was going to be as bad as it was,” said Tracy Yeung, a junior supply chain management and marketing major. “I hoped my family was alright, especially my parents, sister and my dog.”

October 8, 2012 - 9:19am
"The Rise of Democracy in the Middle East" sets the tone for the highly anticipated two-day forum.

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama was greeted by a nearly full house in Syracuse University's Goldstein Auditorium Monday for the highly anticipated two-day forum, "Common Ground for Peace.”

"We're actually the same human being, emotionally, mentally, even physically,” said the Dalai Lama as he explained the forum's main theme.

He emphasized the idea of the "oneness of humanity," referencing the open minds of children who are unconcerned with concepts like social...

September 11, 2012 - 7:48pm
SU alums Gait, Hill and Lockwood to be inducted into the Upstate New York Lacrosse Hall of Fame

Former Syracuse University lacrosse greats Gary Gait, Ron Hill and Charlie Lockwood will be inducted into the Upstate New York Hall of Sunday, Oct. 21 in East Syracuse.

Their induction will boost the count of SU inductees into the Hall to 19.

Gait, current head coach of the SU women’s lacrosse team and 2005 National Lacrosse Hall of Fame Inductee, set the school’s single season goals record after netting 70 in 1988. Gait was also a four-time All-American and won the National Player of the Year in 1988 and 1990.

May 29, 2012 - 8:34pm
In relation to the total population of the four largest cities in the state of New York, Syracuse has the largest percentage of people who use bicycles to move around the city.

Disconnected bike paths, lack of signals and street construction are common for Syracuse, but this doesn’t discourage its dwellers from using their bikes to move around the city.

Syracuse narrowly beat Rochester, N.Y., in 2010 for having the highest percentage of commuters that use bikes in the state, according to the data compiled by the League of American Bicyclists.

August 9, 2011 - 2:01pm
Citizens and local police advocating for education on driving distractions are endorsing New York's new ban.

The day Jacy Good graduated from Muhlenberg College should have been filled with excitement.  Instead, it was a day marked by tragedy.

As Jacy and her parents, Jay and Jean Good, both 58, drove home to Lititz, Pa. after the commencement ceremony, their station wagon was struck by a swerving tractor-trailer. Jacy survived the crash, but was placed in the hospital with a shattered pelvis, collapsed lungs, a lacerated liver, and severe traumatic brain injury. Her parents died on impact. 

February 1, 2011 - 3:39pm

OK, so Oswego, NY is even colder, windier, and snowier than Syracuse in the wintertime -- but it’s still worth a trip to experience what Oswego has to offer. It’s a small college town nestled next to Lake Ontario with a hopping maritime district of bars and restaurants. Sip tea with some SUNY-Oswego students, conquer downtown of this notorious party school, or visit the waterfront to view some awesome WWII tugboats and learn some history.

Distance: 33 miles

Driving: 53 minute trip northwest

Population: 18,000

February 1, 2011 - 1:56pm
Looking for an escape from 'Cuse for the day? Cortland, Oswego, and Skaneateles are only 30 miles away and filled with exciting things to do and explore.