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January 30, 2016 - 3:59pm
Gabriela Ecalante has started three businesses, but she goes beyond these ventures to help others whenever she can.

It’s 6 a.m. on a Monday morning and Gabriela Escalante has been awake for an hour. There are no meetings, phone calls, or obligations to attend until 9 a.m., but Escalante likes to run around her rural neighborhood in Central New York – even on Monday mornings. She laces up her pink and white tennis shoes and begins a 30-minute run around her familiar course. The sun is still sleeping, but the morning’s darkness doesn’t stop Escalante from fulfilling the daily goal she has met for the past year.

October 30, 2013 - 10:07am
Meet Cathy Sun, an undeclared freshman in Whitman, from China.

Cathy Sun, an undeclared freshman at the Whitman School of Management, was born in Guangzhou, China, and moved to Shanghai when she was 3 years old. But Sun wasn’t exactly raised in the Chinese culture. She spent most of her life growing up in northern Germany, where the family relocated because of her father’s job.

When Sun thinks of home, she remembers both China and Germany. Shanghai is home to her family, her friends and her mother’s home-cooked meals. She remembers China for the people, she says, but Germany was her childhood.

March 23, 2012 - 6:05pm
Syracuse University officials confirm the death of Courtenay Nash in DellPlain Hall on Friday afternoon.

Courtenay Nash, an economics freshman, was found dead on the first floor of DellPlain Hall around 4:30 p.m. Friday.

Details are not yet available on the cause of death but The Post-Standard reported it "is not believed to be criminal in nature," said Syracuse Police Department spokesman Tom Connellan.

May 6, 2011 - 2:26pm
Busting myths and misconceptions about a recreational drug that has seen its popularity rise in Syracuse.

If you've lived in the Syracuse area over the past year there's a chance you've heard the name, "Molly."

December 12, 2009 - 8:23pm
Once the workingman's uniform, fashion and flexibility now make jeans a wardrobe unifier for students and society alike.

Neatly folded piles of jeans blanket the floor of a small walk in closet. Meet Joe Cubiotti: a senior at Syracuse University who loves jeans. He currently owns about 70 pairs, he said.

“Freshman year, everybody used to make fun of me,” said Cubiotti, a 20-year-old policy studies and management major. His friends teased him about his extensive jean collection that filled his closet and extra storage containers under the bed.

May 1, 2009 - 9:34am
Student stand-up comedians struggle and succeed with an isolating art.

Syracuse University senior Matt Harris knows his roots as a stand-up comedian.

“I’m a big fan of George Carlin,” Harris said.  “I wish I could write like him, and I try, but nobody writes like Carlin.”

Harris is a leader of the Woo-Hoo Comedy Club at SU, and he’s been performing stand-up comedy since his sophomore year.  He said he got into stand up after a girl told him he was funny at a party.

“I was pretty bombed, and she was like, ‘You should try stand-up,'” Harris said.  “I thought, ‘Hey, why not?’”

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