Living Proof: Jordan’s Story of Recovery

Story by Colton Madore In a bedroom scattered in used needles, a young man rummages through the mess trying to find heroin, anxious for another high. He’s out of money to buy more. He finds an old needle he’s used in the past with a little bit of heroin left in it. Weeks earlier, when…

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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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Behind the Scenes with the Kings and Queens of Trexx, an LGBT+-friendly Syracuse Nightclub

Story by Quinn Gawronski; photos by Jordan Larson and Chelsea Taxter The cluttered dressing room is lit by a few buzzing fluorescent bulbs, the white brick walls bare except for flyers announcing Thursday student night here at Trexx, a gay bar in Syracuse. Foundation, powder, fake eyelashes, and glitter clutter the countertop in front of…

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The Syracuse Program That’s Working to Rewrite the South Side Narrative

Story and photos by Ellie Coggins The South Side Communication Center Youth Program bustles with energy on a Wednesday afternoon. Handmade inspirational posters and art projects decorate the walls, along with historical photos of famous black people and a rack filled with Essence magazines. Eight kids are there that day, ranging from age 10 to…

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Voices from the Streets: How Homelessness Impacts the Syracuse Community

Story by Jaspreet Gill; photos by Chelsea Taxter. No stranger to hardship and homelessness, the city of Syracuse was named one of the top ten poorest places in 2018 by the U.S. Census Bureau in 2018. While many people have a set image in their mind of what homelessness looks like, in reality it has…

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December Medley Mix: Entertainment

“Medley Mix,” our weekly round-up of things to do around Syracuse, will be back in January. For the meantime, here are our top picks for winter entertainment! by Sajida Ayyup Read: “Ghost Boys” by Jewell Parker Rhodes “Ghost Boys” tells the story of Jerome, a 12-year-old boy who is shot by a policeman when the…

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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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Medley Mix: Nov. 30th – Dec. 2nd

Medley Magazine’s weekly round-up of what to do around the city this weekend. by Micah Castelo   TASTE Dec. 1: CoreLife Eatery Grand Opening CoreLife Eatery, 5743 Widewaters Pkwy., Ste. 100, Syracuse. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Prices vary. This beloved health food chain is finally welcoming patrons to its second Syracuse-area location. If you’ve never been,…

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