Syracuse University

March 1, 2016 - 8:56am
For its third weekend retreat, Soulful Sit-Downs brought students to the Adirondacks for a weekend of relaxation and pondering life's big questions.

As Sean Martinelli handed out small gift bags, each with a pocket-sized journal in it, he instructed the recipients to stop what they were doing for a moment. Relax, he said, and leave your worries in Syracuse.

“Write what you feel," he said.

As the founder of Soulful Sit-Downs, Martinelli ’15 is also responsible for SOULscape — a spiritual weekend trip to the Adirondacks filled with deep discussion about life. 

February 26, 2016 - 12:03pm
Comedian April Lee Hernandez headlined the 16th annual event, hosted by the Xi chapter of Omega Phi Beta. “The Era of the New Woman” was the banquet's theme.

With a brilliantly themed Gatsby-styled banquet, the Xi chapter of Omega Phi Beta hosted their 16th annual Empowerment of Women Banquet and managed to carry out this year’s message: "The Era of the New Woman."

February 13, 2016 - 8:53pm
The death is not being treated as a criminal incident and is currently under investigation.

A Syracuse University student was found dead in Walnut Hall on Saturday morning. According to an article posted on syracuse.com, the death is not being treated as a criminal incident and there are no threats to public safety.

February 5, 2016 - 6:04pm
This weekend marks sporano Danielle Pastin's eighth time performing the role of Mimi.

The love story of two bohemian lovers takes place against the backdrop of the romantic city of Paris and sets the stage for a beautiful, but heart-wrenching tale. Syracuse Opera’s production of "La Bohéme" opened on Feb. 5 at The Crouse Hinds Theater.

February 1, 2016 - 11:07am
Activist and media personality Marc Lamont Hill served as the keynote speaker for the 2016 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration and highlighted activism and agency.

Marc Lamont Hill said it’s easy to share stories about injustice on social media, but taking action is necessary to see true changes in today’s society. The Morehouse College professor shared his thoughts on social justice movements with those in attendance in the Carrier Dome Sunday during Syracuse University’s 31st annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. 

“You can’t talk about Martin King and not talk about acting — acting bravely,” Hill said. “The biggest problem in the world today is that there are too many people that don’t do anything.”

February 1, 2016 - 9:36am
Lifelong gymnast Lauren Woolhiser chats with The NewsHouse about what it takes to be competitive collegiate gymnast.

Lauren Woolhiser can’t remember a time before she tumbled. After attending a parent-taught gymnastics class when she was four and promptly deciding she could perform the skills alone, the gym became her second home. “I fell in love with the sport as soon as I walked into the gym. It was all I ever talked about,” said Woolhiser, now the captain of Syracuse Club Gymnastics.

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.

December 11, 2015 - 11:31am
The talented student group has recreated the world of the anti-Vietnam War movement and the sex revolution.

What Theatre, Syracuse’s student-run theater group, began with eight architecture students at Syracuse University.

Originally named Warehouse Architecture Theater, the group was formed in 2006 by Danton Spina and Alex Coulombe as a way to provide architecture students a creative outlet besides working within their major.

December 7, 2015 - 3:50pm
At a Press Conference, Dino Babers was introduced to the SU Orange after leading Bowling Green University to a MAC Championship this season.

On Monday, Coach Dino Babers became the 30th football coach in Syracuse history when he was introduced at a press conference by SU athletics director, Mark Coyle.

December 4, 2015 - 6:40am
Anti-sexual assault organization, The Girl Code Movement, hosted Create the Space, an open mic night where student performers shared their thoughts about social issues.

 The Girl Code Movement held their first open mic night called Create the Space on Thursday. In partnership with Syracuse University’s Intergroup Dialogue Program, the free event gave student singers, musicians, poets and performers an open platform to express and discuss social issues on the SU campus, particularly relating to race, gender and sexual assault.