A Reflection on my Trip to the Middle East

Story and photos by Rachel Burt I’ve been back from my travels for a few weeks now, but reality still hasn’t fully set in. My trip to Israel was definitely unforgettable, and all the things I did and saw there don’t seem real when I look back on them. From visiting the large, graffiti-covered wall…

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How One CNY Athlete Made the National Sled Hockey Team

Story by Nabiha Asim Sitting on a sled, Colin Gooley glides onto the clean ice for an early Saturday morning practice at the Skaneateles YMCA. Maneuvering his sled with a hockey stick in each hand, his movement across the rink appears effortless. After some focused rounds of shooting, he bumps into the practice goalie and…

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Joe Driscoll’s Fight to End Childhood Lead Poisoning by 2025

Story and photos by Sara Lafkir, contributing writer Syracuse artists and musicians, including Akuma Roots, Brownskin, Grupo Pagan, Blacklites, were brought together last October to “Make Lead History”. Two things prompted them to be a part of this particular lead prevention fundraiser: they either knew that lead exposure is a crisis in the city or…

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Q + A with Israeli EDM DJ Borgore

Story by Rachel Burt; photo courtesy of Cybele Manilowski In late September, Israeli EDM DJ Yosef Asaf Borger, known professionally as Borgore, took the stage at Syracuse’s Westcott Theater. Borgore is an Israeli-born rapper, EDM producer, DJ, and singer-songwriter and sees himself as “one of electronic music’s most popular and polarizing artists,” according to his artist…

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My Political Reporting Experience in the Middle East

Story by Rashika Jaipuriar; photos by Lindsey Sabado Sababa. That’s one of the first words we learned when my international reporting class and I landed in Tel Aviv, Israel.  It means “great” or “cool”— the hip lingo to express satisfaction with something. I could sum up my trip to Israel with one thousand “sababas.” From…

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Fighting on Two Fronts

Personal essay by Elizabeth White; illustration by Samantha Lee I sat on the porch on a warm Sunday summer night, brainstorming story ideas for my summer news reporting class when my phone started ringing. My sister was calling, and she was hysterical. My mom was drunk again. Two weeks before I left for graduate school,…

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A Conversation with a Street Evangelist

Story and photos by Lindsey Sabado The Marshall Street Starbucks becomes a fishbowl as I speak to the man across from me. Two walls of the crowded coffee shop are floor-to-ceiling windows, giving us a panoramic view of the Syracuse University students rushing by in a constant stream. Dominick Mauro, a familiar face around Syracuse,…

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Inside Syracuse Cultural Workers, a Publishing Company and Store Dedicated to Activism

Story by Micah Castelo; photos by Randy Plavajka On the edge of the historic Hawley-Green neighborhood sits a commercial building with a narrow green door and raised garden beds. If not for the bright rainbow flag waving proudly from its front façade and the environmentally-friendly posters posted on its  side, your eyes might casually glaze…

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My Trip to Spain, through the Lens of a Camera

Story by Rachel Burt A few weeks ago, I had the incredible opportunity to travel to Madrid for the 2018 Iberdrola Scholarship award ceremony. The event itself turned out to be quite short, but in that time I had the chance to meet a former journalist and news anchor who just so happens to be…

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With Love Restaurant Celebrates Lunar New Year

Video by Sajida Ayyup With Love kicked off the Lunar New Year on Tuesday, Feb. 5 with a celebration filled with traditional food and dance. The year of 2019 is also known as the year of the pig, which is a a symbol of wealth in the Chinese Zodiac. Click here to learn more about…

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