2 Miles Is 2 Far — Syracuse High School Students Lobby For More Buses

Students, their parents and teachers at Henniger High School have launched a campaign to persuade the city school board to allow school buses to pick up students living close to schools—as a safety measure. The group turned up to lobby the Syracuse City School Board on Nov. 4, complaining that a rule that bars bus drivers from picking up … Continue reading 2 Miles Is 2 Far — Syracuse High School Students Lobby For More Buses

Daily Searches at Syracuse Schools Cause Controversy at Board Meeting

Maxwell Ruckdeschel was buying groceries when a parent of Henninger High School students asked him a question: “When did my children start going to school in a prison?” Ruckdeschel, a Syracuse City Board of Education commissioner, was at a loss for words. The parent was referring to metal detector searches of all students for weapons. … Continue reading Daily Searches at Syracuse Schools Cause Controversy at Board Meeting

Department of Anthropology Speaker Series Presents: Jason De Léon

“The real focus today is on death,” Dr. Jason De Léon said starkly. “The point is not to sanitize this stuff.” De Léon, an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Michigan, presented at The Land of Open Graves: Necroviolence and the Politics of Migrant Death in the Arizona Desert, a March 19, 2015 … Continue reading Department of Anthropology Speaker Series Presents: Jason De Léon

DJ Duo The Chainsmokers & Chance The Rapper To Co-Headline Block Party 2016

Alternative musician Jon Bellion will open the annual concert, which takes place in the Carrier Dome. Chicago hip-hop artist Chance the Rapper and DJ/producer duo The Chainsmokers will be performing at Block Party 2016, University Union announced in a press release Sunday night. The concert, which will be opened by alternative artist Jon Bellion, takes … Continue reading DJ Duo The Chainsmokers & Chance The Rapper To Co-Headline Block Party 2016

Father of Five in Jail on Firearms Charge Temporarily Released Over Missing Document

Against the demands of the prosecution, a Syracuse man charged with criminal possession of a firearm was temporarily released from jail on October 23, after a prosecutor proved unable to find a key document that would have kept behind bars at least a bit longer. Alfred J. Thomas, 28, of 332 Green St. Apt. 2, … Continue reading Father of Five in Jail on Firearms Charge Temporarily Released Over Missing Document

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright Speaks About Experiences Amidst Protest

Albright discussed her 40-year career in international affairs with Maxwell Dean James Steinberg during the eighth annual Tanner Lecture. Madeleine Albright served as the United States’ first female secretary of state from 1997 to 2001 — but to her youngest granddaughter, that’s no big deal. “Only girls are secretary of state,” Albright recalled her now … Continue reading Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright Speaks About Experiences Amidst Protest

Part-time YWCA Administrative Assistant Overcomes Homelessness, Addiction to Reunite With Son

Francine Whitman, a YWCA administrative assistant, has overcome homelessness, addiction and domestic violence to gain employment and reunite with her son Ethan.

Political Refugee From Cuba Says Finding a Permanent Job is a Challenge — Even After 36 Years

Louis Rodriguez, a political refugee from Cuba, struggles to find a permanent job despite having lived in the United States for 36 years.

Racism on College Campuses Exists — But Often Goes Unreported By Students

After a long night, all Taylor Nanz wanted was a burger, and maybe some fries to go along with it. It was Halloween weekend of 2013, and the third-year Syracuse University student was in Sliders Burgers and Belgian Fries on Marshall Street with two of her friends. While waiting for her order, Nanz noticed a … Continue reading Racism on College Campuses Exists — But Often Goes Unreported By Students

Treatment Court — A Different Approach To Drug Charges

Erin D., a young woman wearing a sweatshirt emblazoned with the slogan “Tattooed chicks do it better” walked up to the stand. “You wearing that to job interviews?” Judge James H. Cecile asked, much in the tone of a parent questioning his daughter’s clothing choices. “I wouldn’t wear it,” he added. The court was the … Continue reading Treatment Court — A Different Approach To Drug Charges

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