Syracuse University

September 3, 2013 - 9:22pm
UPDATE: Hip-hop artist and Kanye West mentee Travi$ Scott will open for Twenty One Pilots at their Oct. 3 Homecoming show in the Goldstein Auditorium.

"Good things come in threes."

May 10, 2013 - 1:28pm
Students at Syracuse University and SUNY-ESF recount the history of Onondaga Lake through puppets, poetry, music and art.

Geoffrey Navias tends to have a deadpan expression most of the time. But when he dons a mask or works with a puppet, his movements bring the character to life.

“Creative art is a lie,” the artistic director of Open Hand Theater told a room full of Syracuse University and State University of New York Environmental Science and Forestry students on a recent Saturday morning in The Warehouse downtown.  “It’s a lie. It’s not really here. 

May 2, 2013 - 9:52pm
Graduating seniors reflect on their best times at SU.

Meeting friends for life. Mayfest. Studying abroad. Running naked in the rain. What’s your most memorable college experience?

Filmmakers Ted Rysz and Emily Shearing asked that question of 40 seniors on the Syracuse University quad. With classes done and seniors preparing final papers and studying for the last exams of their college careers, there's no better time to reflect on how they will fondly remember their time at SU.

May 2, 2013 - 1:08pm
The sophomore duo specializes in violence prevention and contemporary hip-hop -- with a twist

You’ve probably heard David Guetta’s “Titanium,” Calvin Harris’ “I Feel So Close to You Right Now,” and Usher’s “DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love Again” about a million times on the radio and at parties.  But have you heard the violin and cello versions?

If not, hit up sophomores Eric and Anthony McGriff. 

April 30, 2013 - 10:42am
The short-story author and SU professor appeared to talk and sign books at a local bookstore

A clear consensus emerged among the fans of prolific author George Saunders after his April 26 book signing and lecture at the Eerie Blvd. Barnes & Noble: he is an incredibly funny man. When he read out-loud a selection from "Victory Lap" –- the first short stories from the critically acclaimed collection Tenth of December (2013) –- his exaggerated mimicry and comical voice inflections amused audience members. The cherry-topper of the evening came when Saunders fielded questions from the crowd, sharing hilarious anecdotes on writing and life. 

April 28, 2013 - 1:25pm
Commentary: Syracuse University senior Jillian D'Onfro describes her last Mayfest and thinks back on past years' celebrations.

I noticed the first sign when I peered out my bedroom window and spotted a rainbow bounce house already shaking and swaying two backyards over. The second sign arrived as my roommate thrust a freshly opened beer into my hand. Next came the beats thumping from nearby speakers, the squeals and yips floating through my open windows as someone started their inaugural game of flip cup and a text from a friend asking what time we would start putting glitter on our faces.

“Happy senior year Mayfest,” my roommate grinned wickedly.

April 27, 2013 - 1:48pm
Mayfest 2013 offered something for everyone with concerts and free food in Walnut Park, parties on Euclid and an evening Block Party featuring Trey Songz and Ke$ha.

Sunshine was rare at past Mayfest celebrations, but this year Mother Nature pulled through. The mild weather and sun on Friday brought out Syracuse University students and their bright clothing to celebrate. Taking a break from looming finals, students ate, drank and danced the day away.

April 22, 2013 - 11:05am
DJ, actress, music video director and voice of Flame Princess on the hit animated TV series, 'Adventure Time': Jessica DiCicco is doing it all, and she's only getting started.

“Flame Princess! Flame Princess! Flame Princess!”

A crowd of people wearing fiery-colored dresses, red wigs, cat-eared hoods and green backpacks suddenly rushed the stage as Jessica DiCicco was deejaying.

April 20, 2013 - 2:11pm
A reverend, rabbi and Muslim comic walked into Hendricks Chapel on Friday, filling it with laughter.

There was nothing but laughter and smiling faces in Hendricks Chapel Friday afternoon as the Lutheran Campus Ministry at Syracuse University and SUNY ESF partnered with Hillel and the Muslim Student Union to bring The Laugh in Peace Comedy Tour.

April 17, 2013 - 10:56am
Cleanups aren't the only way to show your love for the planet on April 22. Check out some of these other local events, and you can celebrate Earth Day all week long.

Earth Day is Monday, April 22, but Central New York has started the party for our planet a week early.

Nearly 5,000 volunteers picked up trash last Friday and Saturday in Onondaga County as part of the Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency’s Earth Day cleanup. In those two days, they collected over 8,400 pounds of garbage. Cleanups are planned through this week and into the weekend around the county, if you’re looking to help out.