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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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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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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Inside a School Serving Orphans in Chiang Mai

Story and photos by Weng Cheong Having all grown up in Thailand, my family and I make it a tradition to return to our home country and visit orphanages on each of our birthdays. School for Life is a small nonprofit that provides a home and education for orphans in the outskirts of Chiang Mai.…

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CoreLife Eatery Opens Second Location near SU

By Jaspreet Gill CoreLife Eatery’s new location is just a short drive away from Syracuse University’s campus. Located in DeWitt, this marks the health-food restaurant chain’s second location in Syracuse and the 48th location in the country. The chain operates by a “you are what you eat” mentality, offering fresh, nutritious food for their customers…

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ArtRage Exhibit Gives a Face to Homelessness

By Elizabeth White ArtRage, Syracuse’s non-traditional art gallery that invites artists from all over the globe, recently exhibited “Invisible People.” This exhibition shows the faces of individuals whom society has forgotten: the homeless. “Invisible People” features large-scale portraits of homeless individuals that Californian artist Neil Shigley encountered in San Diego. Each portrait is displayed with…

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