Syracuse News

October 30, 2017 - 9:47am
Review: "The Lion King" continues to mesmerize audiences through most of its performances that include new choreography and orchestrations for its 20th anniversary tour.

Editors note: This review originally appeared on Green Room Reviews on Oct. 31.

October 29, 2017 - 10:42am
In her farewell address at the end of her last term as the mayor of Syracuse, Stephanie Miner addressed some of the city's most sensitive issues.

Politicians can have a reputation for being indirect, but Syracuse’s Mayor Stephanie Miner combatted that at her farewell address on Friday in Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.

October 26, 2017 - 8:00am
One of the longest-running Broadway plays, 'The Lion King' is coming to Syracuse to start a national tour that includes new choreography and orchestrations.

Editors note: This article originally appeared on Green Room Reviews on Oct. 25.

This week, Disney’s "The Lion King" will kick off a national tour in Syracuse that marks the 20th anniversary of the musical’s debut.

September 17, 2017 - 4:24pm
The Syracuse QB finished the game with 279 passing yards and 3 touchdowns.

The Orange trailed 17-10 mid-way through the second quarter. Central Michigan University just executed an A-11 offense play, 91-yard drive to take the lead. Fans aired their frustrations as the team look destined for another devastating defeat in the Carrier Dome.

Then the Orange offense came to life.

December 4, 2016 - 11:59pm
Hispanic youth in the Westside of Syracuse connect with their culture through reading circles and literacy programs.

He chose her. In a room full of rambunctious children running around with English and Spanish books, a young bright-eyed kindergartener with chubby cheeks kept asking her to read stories to him. He would continually hug her, look for books and ask her to read them to him. She didn’t know why, but “Boo Boo” chose her out of all the other volunteers at the reading circle at the La Casita Cultural Center.

November 12, 2016 - 1:18pm
Renowned architect reflects on how design and development can bring people together.

This semester’s University Lectures series wrapped up with a presentation from internationally renowned architect James Corner. Corner, founder and director of Field Operations in New York City, discussed the importance of architecture and why it is environmentally, socially and economically relevant to urban development.

Corner began the lecture by walking the audience through traditional landscape and architecture styles, pointing out the basics like the scenic and visual aspects.

November 8, 2016 - 4:44pm
Thousands of refugees have resettled in Onondaga County in the past 15 years. Today, many cast their ballots as naturalized U.S. citizens.

In a thick white peacoat and gold headscarf, Lul Hassan held her young son’s hand as she entered a polling station on Burt Street. A resident of Syracuse, she is far from her native country Somalia, which she left in 2004 at the age of 14. But she is now a citizen of the U.S., and voted in the presidential election this afternoon as a Muslim-American refugee.

“[One of the candidates] say immigrants or terrorists or ISIS, even though I’m not one of them,” Hassan said. “I’m Muslim, but I am a citizen. My vote matters and my voice matters.”

November 3, 2016 - 12:14pm
The stage at Funk 'N Waffles Downtown served as both a musical and political platform to raise awareness about the Dakota Access Pipeline Wednesday night.

Sounds of solidarity could be heard all night long from the corner of South Clinton and West Fayette Street in downtown Syracuse. The source? Funk ‘N Waffles. The event? A fundraiser for the Standing Rock Water Protectors in North Dakota.

October 23, 2016 - 10:46am
Local organizations filed a lawsuit against the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Department last month. So why are 16 and 17-year-olds still being placed in “the box?”

Luchele Chisunka’s hands trembled as she addressed the crowd of approximately fifty protesters who gathered at the Onondaga County Justice Center on Thursday. Throughout the hour, and despite the rain clouds overhead, she and other representatives from local advocacy groups shared the stories of Randy, Walta, Charnasha and Yvette: four juveniles who had been routinely placed in solitary confinement at the center for days to months at a time without access to education.

October 17, 2016 - 10:30am
Donation drives and benefit concerts create ways for locals to support the water protectors against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

In front of the Schine Student Center last week, a group of Syracuse University students held signs that read “Celebrate Indigenous Survival,” “No DAPL” and “We Stand with Standing Rock!” They were waiting for the university to formally announce its recognition of Indigenous People’s Day on campus and spent the morning raising awareness about the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL).