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happy qualidays hi 64° | lo tuesday 41° december 4, 2012 t h e i n de pe n de n t s t u de n t n e w spa pe r of s y r acuse , n e w yor k INSIDE NEWS A home of their own Swan song SA cabinet gives farewell speeches to general assembly. Page 3 University-area neighborhoods see increase in landlord-owned houses INSIDE OPINION By Levi Stein Public policy Staff Writer Beer cans scattered over unkempt lawns, bikes locked onto porches and the occasional funnel hanging over a balcony set the scene on Livingston Avenue. But sometimes, tucked away from the wild, off-campus student lifestyle, exists the rare, well-maintained house of a Syracuse family. Corrie Raulli, a homeowner on the 800 block of Livingston Avenue and a Syracuse native, is one of few local residents in the East Neighborhood, an area right off campus predominately occupied by students. “When we moved to this house five years ago, we knew what we were getting ourselves into,” Raulli said. “For the most part, our various student neighbors have been respectful of our SU Athletics should make its policy on studentathletes with legal problems public. Page 5 INSIDE pulp Survival of the fittest Brave the finalsweek storm with your guide from The Daily Orange. Page 9 INSIDE spo r t S Flying high After struggling early against Eastern Michigan, Syracuse used its fullcourt press to coast over the Eagles. Page 16 property and the fact that we have small children.” Livingston Avenue has reached a crucial tipping point in the balance between owner-occupied and landlord-owned homes. “We are one of the few streets left around here with a 50-50 split,” Raulli said. “We are at the point where if one more home is bought out by a landlord, it will disrupt this balance.” Many of these landlord-owned homes attract Syracuse University students who rent out houses for the school year, creating a diverse neighborhood demographic. Overall, Raulli said she enjoys the company of her student neighbors; some have even helped babysit her two kids. While she admitted that some of the see homes page 6 zixi wu | staff photographer Corrie raulli stands with her two children outside their home on Livingston Avenue. The Raullis are among the few residents on the street who own the home they live in. The number of owner-occupied homes in the East neighborhood has declined recently as landlords buy houses to rent to students. football Court date set for two SU athletes arrested Sunday night By Meredith Newman Asst. News Editor The two Syracuse University football players arrested on Sunday for disorderly conduct and other charges will appear in court Dec. 19. Steve Rene, a junior running back, and Marquis Spruill, a junior linebacker, were arrested around 12:20 a.m. Sunday on the 800 block of Livingston Avenue. Rene was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Spruill was charged with disorderly conduct and second-degree harassment. Both players are due back in court before City Judge Theodore Limpert on Wednesday, Dec. 19, The Post-Standard reported on Monday. Christopher Burke, a lawyer for student legal services, will represent both Rene and Spruill, The Post-Standard reported. The incident began when Rene stood in the road on Euclid Avenue, yelling at passersby and police officers, according to the police report. An officer took Rene to the side of the street, but he returned to the road, in the intersection of Livingston and Euclid Avenues. The officer then approached Rene again, grabbing his shirt to secure him. Then Spruill became involved, trying to pull the officer away from Rene. The first officer pushed Spruill away, and another officer came to secure the position. The officers had difficulty handcuffing Rene. One of the officers had a muzzled police dog that helped get Rene into custody, Both athletes were placed in the back of a Syracuse police car. Both Rene and Spruill appeared to be in an intoxicated state, according to the police report. While officers were questioning Rene, Spruill kicked the inside of the car in an aggressive manner. He kicked the rear door open at one point, nearly striking an officer in the face. univ ersit y union Surveys, diverse artist selection lead to 3 concert sellouts this semester By Erik van Rheenen Asst. Feature Editor When it comes to selling concert tickets, University Union is riding a hot streak. Tickets for UU’s second Bandersnatch Music Series show of the semester featuring indie rock band Walk the Moon sold out, marking the third consecutive show to sell out. The first two were Juice Jam, featuring rapper Childish Gambino and electronic music artist Calvin Harris, and the first Bandersnatch concert, which had Kid Ink headlining. “It’s a testament that we are providing programming that interests the student body,” said Sarah Fleisher, director of public relations for UU. Fleisher credits capitalizing on survey results and booking different genre artists on student interest. Start- ing with this week’s Walk the Moon concert, brief surveys are going to be made available for concertgoers to fill out while at the show. “This will help us better understand the demographic coming out to our shows see uU page 6

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