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Scholastic sweethearts Two students will tie the knot

are a part of the Student Association cabinet. Page 6

Hodge explores the effect of social media on how we grieve today. Page 5

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SLICE OF HISTORY As Cosmos marks its 50th anniversary, Marshall Street community mourns loss of owner By Nicki Gorny



n Monday, the staff of Cosmos Pizza and Grill didn’t turn on the lights or unlock the door. The popular and long-standing restaurant on Marshall Street offered a single explanation on a sign on its door: “Closed today for funeral. We’ll miss you George.” The Friday death of George Cannellos, co-owner and founder of Cosmos, adds a note of sadness to an important time in the restaurant’s history. Cosmos, which opened in 1963 and is among the oldest establishments on Marshall Street, celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. “(Cosmos) is an institution,” said Bill Nester, manager and coowner of Manny’s on Marshall Street. “I tell people all the time, ‘If you want a real piece of Marshall Street, go have lunch or go have dinner at Cosmos.’” Cannellos was a highly visible part of Cosmos’ tradition, said Nest-

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er, who has known Cannellos for 30 years. He described Cannellos as a “workaholic” who considered the university his family and loved being near his friends and relatives

Cosmos was a big part of his life. He was on a stage; while he was entertaining people, he also gave them food.


at Cosmos. Until a few years ago, Nester said, Cannellos was always visible in the front window of the restaurant, throwing pizzas in the air and wearing a ragged, black Syracuse University National Championship


photo courtesy of lisa webber GEORGE CANNELLOS was known for making pizza at his Marshall Street restaurant, Cosmos Pizza and Grill. Cannellos passed away Friday. This year marks the 50th anniversary of Cosmos’ opening.

Search committee to use website, survey to help find next chancellor By Dara McBride DEVELOPMENT EDITOR

A number of ways for the Syracuse University community to voice what it would like to see in the next chancellor are in the works, including open forums and a possible visit from the search committee chair. The University Senate discussed the ongoing search in its first meeting of the new year, held Wednesday in Maxwell Auditorium at 4 p.m. The uni-

versity released an official statement Wednesday about chancellor search committee members and ways for campus members to stay involved. The search committee expects to have a website dedicated to the search online within the next few weeks, along with a campus-wide survey. The university will hold several open forums, likely the week of March 18, said Kevin Quinn, senior vice president for public affairs.


University Senate is an academic governing body with powers such as proposing policy on grading, student life and athletics, among many others. It also approves new curricula and recommends faculty for promotion. USen meets once a month on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. in Maxwell Auditorium. Joanne Alper, chair of the chan-

cellor search committee and vice chair of the Board of Trustees, is hoping to attend the Feb. 16 USen meeting, said Bruce Carter, chair of the Agenda committee. The board has also hired executive recruitment firm Spencer Stuart, a global firm founded in Chicago, to assist in the search. Chancellor Nancy Cantor, who attended the USen meeting, announced Oct. 12 that she plans to leave the uni-

versity when her contract expires in 2014. The committee hopes to find the next chancellor within a year.

Senate reaffirms committee’s purpose Following an incident in which faculty members called an affront to one of the few decision-making powers faculty hold, the Senate passed a motion reaffirming the purpose of the Committee on Appointments and


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Art project competes for grant By: Taylor Lupo STAFF WRITER

By Jessica Iannetta ASST. NEWS EDITOR

The Syracuse Poster Project is

Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner announced Wednesday that she will run for a second term in office. Miner formally announced her re-election bid at noon during a press conference at Syracuse’s Inner Harbor. After thanking supporters, Miner noted that she has faced many challenges during her time as mayor, including multi-million-dollar budget gaps, a poor national economy and decreased federal and state resources.

looking to expand its effort to connect local artists with the community through a grant contest by the Central New York Community Foundation. The project, which was established in 2001, asks community poets chosen by head of the Syracuse Poster Project Jim Emmons to submit haiku-style

“Leadership matters now more than ever and while we don’t know what challenges the future will bring us, I pledge to you that you will continue to have a person who will boldly strive for an even better and brighter Syracuse.”

poems about the city of Syracuse. The poems are then given to SU art students, who create unique posters that reflect the content of the poems. Sixteen of these poster submissions are chosen and displayed in kiosks in Syracuse, according a Dec. 18 SU News release. “It sort of follows the chancellor’s directive of combining the university with the downtown and regional area of Syracuse. It’s a great project that I’ve really enjoyed working on,” said professor Roger DeMuth, who has been a part of the Syracuse Poster Proj-

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Funding for the Syracuse Poster Project comes from selling postcards, note cards and 11-by-17 prints of the posters both online and at Eureka Crafts in Armory Square. But the organization is hoping to get more funding through a grant from the Central

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Through the Syracuse Poster Project, SU student-artists create posters that embody haikus written about the city of Syracuse. Sixteen of these poster submissions are chosen and displayed in kiosks in Syracuse. Funding for the program comes from selling the artwork in Armory Square.


Dinner at Dome to honor MLK Jr. goals, Unsung Hero achievements By Jen Bundy STAFF WRITER

Syracuse University and the surrounding community will gather Jan. 19 to honor and celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. This year marks the 28th year SU will host the dinner titled “Yester-

day’s Dream, Tomorrow’s Promise” at the Carrier Dome, according to a Jan. 8 SU News release. Tickets must be purchased for the dinner, which begins at 4 p.m. Students may use their meal plans to pay for the dinner or pay $15 without one. Ticket sales ended Wednesday,

according to the release. The remainder of the event is free and open to the public, but tickets are still required. Approximately 2,000 tickets have been distributed for the event, which begins at 5:30 p.m., said Kelly Rodoski, communications manager for SU News.

The event aims to inform younger generations about King’s goals, values and legacy, Rodoski said. “Dr. King’s vision has not been fulfilled, and we as a society need to continue to work towards that goal of a just society,” she said.


“But in my time as mayor, I have been committed to do what is right, to make the tough decisions, to challenge the status quo and to always be honest with you about where I stand and where we as a city stand,” Miner said. Miner, the city’s first female mayor, was elected in 2009 after serving two terms on the Syracuse Common Council. She was named co-chair of the New York State Democratic Committee last summer. Syracuse University does not endorse or support political candidates, but when speaking about Miner as mayor, Kevin Quinn, senior vice president for public affairs at SU, said in an email that the university has an “excellent working relationship” with Miner and her staff. “The Mayor has been a great partner during the past three years in key projects of joint interest,” Quinn said. He named projects such as the


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Social media affects grieving process after Newtown tragedy

woke up on the morning of Dec. 14 in my hometown of Newtown, Conn. It was 9:15 a.m. and statuses lined my phone’s screen. My Facebook friends were completing their last final and coming home from college. After a week of studying, stressing and consuming inordinate amounts of coffee in preparation for finals, I was home and ready to relax. It was almost 10 a.m. when my mother came in. There was a shooting at an elementary school in town. The rest is known to the world. Twenty children and six adults killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School.


the new breakfast club My town, previously known as the birthplace of Scrabble and for the huge flag pole on Main Street, is now the location of a massacre worse than the tragedy that took place at Columbine High School in 1999. Grief consumed my town. It continues to do so. However, the grieving process has evolved. Today, grief is shared through hashtags, statuses and photos with our friends, followers and the rest of the world on social networks. Formerly known to generations of individuals as a period of solitude, grief has evolved into a social activity.

For weeks following Newtown’s tragedy, Facebook was a difficult place to log onto because of the constant stream of photos and statuses about those lost in the tragedy. Facebook notifications lit up my phone as I tried to distract myself with books and DVDs. Attending memorials and vigils were, of course, a major part of the grieving process. However, invitations to benefit events, comments on statuses I had posted about the tragedy and the desire to “like” any photo or article relating to the event made my cyber world the place in which I found myself expressing my grief. The immediacy of Facebook and Twitter allows us to suddenly log in or open an application and just like that, we are surrounded by others who are sharing our grief. Statuses, photos, sharing, tweeting and developing hashtags specific to a tragedy mark our sadness and anger. Sharing a photo on Facebook of a victim of the Newtown tragedy is just as, if not more, powerful than memorial signs lining the side of the road. For our generation, the process of grieving has forever changed from what it once was because of social networks. We are no longer alone in our grief, which is something that is both comforting and overwhelming. My town’s grief is the world’s grief. When grief goes viral, it’s hard to look away.

Following the Newtown tragedy, images began to surface on Facebook of children in Iraq holding signs of support for Newtown. Vigils took place outside of the White House. Children lit candles in Tirana, Albania. A moment of silence was held on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The flag in front of Hendricks Chapel at Syracuse University stood at half-staff in the days following the tragedy. All of this was illuminated through Facebook’s sharing capacities and Twitter’s hashtags. While there is something incredibly compelling and beautiful about the love that has poured into my hometown, from paper snowflakes to letters to teddy bears, I also wonder, have we somehow undermined the grieving process by changing its intimacy and bringing it to a global scale? Despite the shared photos, statuses and hashtags, the real meaning of this tragedy is left with the teachers, students and larger community of Newtown, who have to figure out how to move on in the face of unspeakable evil. In the end, social networks are only avenues to express grief, not process it. Anna Hodge is a freshman magazine journalism major. Her column appears weekly. She can be reached at and followed on Twitter at @annabhodge.


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SU community should take part in chancellor search The chancellor’s vision affects every aspect of Syracuse University. Under the leadership of Chancellor Nancy Cantor, the influence of her office has reached beyond the university and into the city of Syracuse itself. In an attempt to collect input from both the city and university populations concerning who should replace Cantor when she retires in June 2014, the Chancellor Search Committee will create a website dedicated to the search, and will hold several open forums. A campus-wide survey will also be distributed. Through one of these platforms, students, faculty and members of the local community should take the opportunity to provide personal opinions and ideas on who should be the next person to hold one of the most prominent roles in the community. For students and staff, the direction in which a chancellor takes the



by the daily orange editorial board institution will influence how we pursue our academic and professional careers. This is a chance for those who have expressed dissatisfaction with Cantor’s past work to request a deviation from her leadership style. It also allows those who have supported her goals to call for similar thinking. Cantor has built a strong relationship between the city of Syracuse and the university with projects like the Connective Corridor. Residents of the city should voice their content or discontent with these projects, and express if they want a similar relationship with the university to continue. For years, Cantor has worked to build her vision of Scholarship in Action. It is time to decide whether this is the past or future of SU.

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‘The Carrie Diaries’ brings back classic characters with impractical female labels


ou’ve seen her do everything from getting laid to getting married, but this season, it’s time to see how it all started for “Sex and the City” star Carrie Bradshaw. This week, “The Carrie Diaries” premiered on the forgotten television network, The CW, reminding us of how unrealistic the “Sex and the City” lifestyle is. The show is a 1980s origins story, as if everyone’s favorite Manolo Blahnik-wearing columnist is actually a superhero. In the number of trailers leading up to the premiere, we get a glimpse of high school Carrie’s idealistically fabulous life. Carrie gets a dream internship at department store Century 21, followed by an even dreamier run-in with an Interview Magazine editor. The trendy editor loves her youthful exuberance so much that she takes

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Carrie out on the town that very night. And while Carrie is living the New York high life, there’s a cute boy in Connecticut waiting to take her to the school dance. That hasn’t happened to you either? Although there has been a lot of debate concerning whether “The Carrie Diaries” has properly honored the original “Sex and the City,” it has re-energized the series’ alreadypowerful brand. The Sex and the City Hotspots Tour is still running, and more importantly, fans of the show are still asking: “Are you a Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte or Miranda?” I have friends who associate themselves with each of these ladies. I have personally been told I’m a Carrie — I do write this column, but am unfortunately lacking an apartment or closet that’s on par. Although many girls

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the one that got away love this question, I found it insulting to be described as a “Carrie” or any character. Now I’m not insulting the holy bible that is “Sex and the City,” because it’s a truly fun, award-winning show. The problem is that young women shouldn’t need to label themselves as such stereotypical roles in regard to relationships and sex. You can still be prim and proper like Charlotte while being sexually confident like Samantha. Journalism majors aren’t automatically Carries,

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as writers can definitely be as cynical about men as Miranda. This impracticable labeling makes it easy for girls to look forward to the same lavish lifestyles the “Sex and the City” girls live. Unfortunately, New York City living isn’t as simple as the HBO classic boiled it down to. It’s tough to be a real-life Carrie. Living off of the paycheck of a columnist is not an easy feat, and apartments that fabulous are even harder to pay for. Ms. Bradshaw’s real-life apartment sold for $9.85 million last year, and $9 million the year before. Forget about affording the designer stilettoes and to-die-for closet, too. Although the life of Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda is hard to come by, there’s another HBO show that’s much more relatable, recent Golden Globe winner “Girls.” Instead of deciding if you’re a Marnie

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or a Hannah, specifically, viewers can connect with each character’s experiences. Marnie might be uptight and prudish, but she has just as many awkward and unfortunately common moments as Bohemian and impulsive Jessa. You rarely hear someone say “I’m such a Hannah!” but it would be difficult to find someone that doesn’t connect with one of her ill-fated romances or career mishaps. Just remember, whether you identify with Samantha or Marnie, Shoshanna or Miranda, you’re lucky enough to be in charge of your own life — and not have some 40-year-old guy writing it for you. Ariana Romero is a junior magazine journalism and political science major. Her column appears weekly. She can be reached at or followed on Twitter @ArianaRomero017.

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ost cabinet members of the Student Association’s 57th Session were elected or confirmed at Monday’s general assembly meeting. The Judicial Review Board and Board of Election and Membership chairpersons will be named in the coming week. To get a better sense of the campus leaders who oversee Syracuse University and the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry’s student governing body, The Daily Orange has compiled a biography and brief statement from each about their aspirations for this semester.

PRESIDENT ALLIE CURTIS Year: Junior Major: Public relations and political science Prior SA experience: Vice president Assembly representative Quotes: “I hope to aid our members in completing their initiatives and to become even more effective in their roles. I also want to inspire other students to join us in making a difference on campus. Most importantly I want to leave a legacy of Student Association truly being ‘students helping students.’” “I want students to know we are here to cut through bureaucratic red tape – not add to it. We are here to create solutions.”







Year: Sophomore Major: Public policy Prior SA experience: Vice chair of the

Year: Junior Major: Film Prior SA experience: Chair of the Board

Year: Junior Major: Chemical engineering Prior SA experience: Assembly repre-

Student Life Committee Chair of the Education Home College Committee Quote: “I want to get at least one initiative done in each committee. I also want to work on recruitment efforts in SA because I feel like it’s very important for us to be internally really strong and also well represent our student body.”

of Elections and Membership Chair of the Student Life Committee Quotes: “As the Chief of Staff for the 57th Session I plan to work directly with the members to provide them with the necessary support to excel in their initiatives. With our members constantly reaching out to administration, I plan to use my connections to facilitate the work of the Assembly Representatives.” “I have complete faith that the members of the 57th session will provide the students with amazing change.”

sentative for the L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science Finance Board member Comptroller, 56th Session Quote: “I aim to foster new opportunities for student organizations to apply for funding for campus events and programs. I am working toward redefining the financial process to allow student organizations to access greater amounts of student activity fee funds to enhance the experiences and participation opportunities for all students on the Syracuse and SUNY-ESF campuses.”





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Year: Junior Major: Political science and history Prior SA experience: Vice chair of Aca-

Year: Senior Major: Political science and philosophy Prior SA experience:Public Relations

demic Affairs Recorder Quote: “I hope to see more tangible and long-lasting results from Academic Affairs. I also hope to take a complete review of underutilized spaces on campus in order to create more study spaces for students. Another thing that Academic Affairs was working on last session but was not completed was busing students to graduate testing locations. This is something that I hope to see completed during my time as Chair of Academic Affairs.”

and Academic Affairs Committees Administrative Operations Committee Chairperson of the College of Arts and Sciences Home College Committee Quote: “I really want to focus on finding and exposing those small initiatives that representatives will do from time to time, that really do make a big difference for students, but often go unnoticed. It’s so important that students know about every resource they have available to them. Additionally, I want to see us putting out more content – videos, pictures, blog posts, even a newsletter – so students are constantly hearing about what we’re doing on their behalf. “


CARA JOHNSON Year: Junior Major: Broadcast and digital journalism and political science

Prior SA experience: Student Engage-

**Judicial Review Board Chairperson and the Board of Elections and Membership Chair have not yet been chosen.

JANINE SAVAGE Year: Junior Major: Child and family studies, public health

Prior SA experience: Assembly repre-

sentative Committee Chair of the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics Vice chair of Student Engagement Chief of Staff Quote: “I plan to reconstruct SA tabling and encouraged our representatives to initiate conversations with students rather then wait for students to reach out to SA. It is our job to reach out to the students rather than wait for them to come to us. I am also excited to coordinate the second annual Impact Week, a weeklong community service event open to the entire student body. Impact Week will occur during the fall semester.”



Year: Sophomore Major: Accounting and policy studies Prior SA experience:Vice chair for the


Board of Elections and Membership Chairperson for the University Senate’s undergraduate group Quote: “I want to streamline the initiative process so that we can complete as many as possible throughout the session. I want to do this by providing contact sheets for key administrators as well as presenting on them during committee meetings. Additionally I want to redirect the boards within the committee to fit the work that they are doing and to make their results known to the students. As chairman I also want to work on my own personal initiatives, such as those that I mentioned during the meeting, so that I can set an example to assembly members through actions not just words.”

ment Committee Student Life Committee Quote: “Colin and I really want to focus on connecting the students to SA as well as opening a better and more accessible line of communication. I will focus more on the social media aspect because it is such a valuable resource for reaching out to the students. I would like to see more information being pushed out to the students so they know what resources and support they have available to them through SA.”


Year: Sophomore Major: Undeclared Prior SA experience: Member of

Department of Public Safety Advisory Board Representative for the Martin J. Whitman School of Management Quotes: “This semester, I’m most excited about being more involved and having another position in cabinet where I get to basically see what every committee does and I get to just listen and take a lot of notes on what’s going on with cabinet and within the university.” “I’m really excited about being historian too, because that was new bill enacted last semester so I’ll be able to look back and be able to pick apart different things in SA, all of the different presidents we had and really dissect how many female presidents we had, what majors they were in and things like that.”






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n a generation of emails, tweets and texts, some college students may struggle with the everyday “charm” of making a good first impression, how to tie a bow tie or ease the transition from college campus to the workplace. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has expanded its students’ education outside of the classroom with an Independent Activities Period, a four-week, noncurriculum-based term before the spring semester, according to MIT’s website. For the period, students can choose from more than 700 classes on virtually anything from academic to non-academic, one of them being the Charm School, according to MIT’s website. As the Charm School celebrates its 20th year of operation, it continues to grow and offer students free classes to develop skills in stress relief, networking and business and dating etiquette. “With the technology nowadays, everyone is using social media, emails and texts, and forgetting how to interact face-to-face,” said Crystal Eusebio, a graduate intern in the Student Activities Office at MIT. “So seeing that technology is a huge aspect of the campus, the MIT students may or may not know how to make small talk and I believe it is an important skill to have in order to make

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a connection on a date, or a friend, or for networking purposes.” Eusebio later said in an email that the IAP is effective because it offers a fun learning experience to students at a time when they have no other commitments. The Charm School is particularly popular because it offers a range of skill sets that cannot be attained in the classroom. The popularity of the program proves its effectiveness, said Lauren Piontkoski, the area director of Residential Life Programs at MIT. Piontkoski teaches “The Bostonian’s Guide to Slang and American Idioms” at the Charm School. “I wanted to put this course in Charm School to give students a platform to really dissect the language that they don’t get the opportunity to use every day,” Piontkoski said. “International students only get the English language when spoken to or on sitcoms. This gives them a setting to make friends and have a partner to talk one on one.” The Charm School’s success can be attributed to its “festive atmosphere” and “humorous and irreverent tone,” according to the

school’s website. “This gives students the chance to organize their own schedule for once,” Piontkoski said. “It also presents a professional development opportunity for the staff.” The Charm School also focuses on aspects of adult life that can affect work performance, such as stress and dating. A dating etiquette workshop teaches students to transition from flirting to building a strong relationship. “These classes provide students the opportunity to improve,” Eusebio said. “They learn how to make small talk like they would on the Internet or texting. They learn how to start a conversation and guide a conversation.” Eusebio is teaching “Fingerpaint Your Stress Away” in order to help students understand where their stress is coming from and how art therapy can help relieve it.

MIT offers students non-academic classes to better interpersonal skills The Charm School continues its “humorous” tone by giving students the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree in charm by taking six, eight or 10 courses, respectively. The Charm School not only gives students unique skills and opportunities to network, but it also gives students an edge, said Alana Hamlett, co-director of the Charm School, in a Jan. 5 article published in The Star Tribune. “This is one additional tool that will give you an edge,” said Hamlett in the article. “The key to being ahead is having those interpersonal skills and being able to work a room.”


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baseball cap. The hats were gifts from Nestor and Manny’s. “It would always make me feel good to see him wear it,” Nester said. “And he wore it until it was a rag.” George had great pride in Cosmos, spending many long hours in the restaurant working and interacting with customers, said his son, Stephen Cannellos. He often joked around with his restaurant patrons, and his sense of humor allowed him to say things that others could not get away with, he said. “Cosmos was a big part of his life,” he said. “He was on a stage; while he was entertaining


Cosmos Pizza and Grill, Varsity Pizza and Manny’s are the oldest businesses in the Marshall Street area. Varsity, established in 1926, is the oldest. Manny’s, which came to Marshall Street in 1949, according to manager and coowner Bill Nestor, is the third oldest business on the street. Cosmos, which opened its doors for the first time in 1963, according to Stephen Cannellos, the former owner’s son, follows as the third oldest. “All the alumni, when they come back, have to shop at Manny’s and get a slice of pizza at Varsity or eat at Cosmos,” said Nestor. “It’s like a tradition.” people, he also gave them food.” George worked in food services prior to opening Cosmos in 1963 with his brother inlaw, Demo Stathis, Stephen said. The two operated concessions together at Suburban Park, an amusement park in Manlius, N.Y., that closed in 1973. When the pair decided to open Cosmos, Stathis, an accountant, did the bookkeeping while George served as operational manager,



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Stephen said. George also had entrepreneurial experience prior to opening the restaurant, Stephen said. George ran his own auto mechanic service station, and built and raced his own cars. This was a lasting interest, and he continued racing into his eighties. “He was always quite a good mechanic,” said Francis Blasi, George’s neighbor and friend on Robineau Road in Syracuse for more than 30 years. “He was always willing to come over and help me with my car.” Blasi added that George had a “heart of gold.” A passion for SU athletics, including basketball, football and lacrosse, was one of the reasons George chose to open a business on Marshall Street, Stephen said. George was an avid sports fan and he and his wife, Corinne, were season-ticket holders at the Carrier Dome. He lived in Syracuse his whole life and attended several classes at SU to pursue an engineering degree after graduating from Morrisville State College, Stephen said. These factors made Marshall Street and the SU community an appealing market for Cosmos. In addition, SU’s food services in the 1960s were not as extensive as they are today, Stephen said, so there was a great student demand for alternative food options, especially on weekends. Cosmos met this demand in the 1960s, and continues to offer students an escape from dining hall options even now, despite improvements in SU’s food services. Cosmos offers a rare and important experience, said Steven Papazides, manager at Acropolis Pizza House. “They make homemade food, something your grandmother would make. You’ve got to have a lot of respect for that,” he said, adding that not many restaurants like Cosmos remain. A close relationship with SU kept George in tune to the interests of the students.

Cosmos has evolved to serve these interests in the past 50 years, Stephen said. The restaurant expanded 15 years ago in response to long lines of customers, and the menu has expanded from the original menu of pizza and sandwiches. Cosmos now offers breakfast all day as well as spaghetti and salads, among other options, Stephen said. Thousands of SU students have worked at Cosmos during the restaurant’s 50 years of operation, Stephen said. His father often greeted customers, especially athletes and coaches, by first name, he said. Even in the last two years, when heart problems forced George to do prep work in the back of the restaurant rather than making pizzas, these friends often stopped by Cosmos to see George’s familiar wave and smile. “He’d call me up and say, ‘You’ll never believe who I saw today,’” Stephen said. “Almost everyday, he’d see somebody from the past.” These friends include former SU athletes Ernie Davis, Jim Brown, Floyd Little and Carmelo Anthony, as well as sportscaster and SU alumnus Mike Tirico, said Lisa Webber, George’s daughter, in an email. George was also a familiar face and part of the camaraderie among employees on Marshall Street, said Chris Colletta, assistant manager at the Blue Monkey Cafe and junior bioengineering major. “It’s almost as if Marshall Street had a small fraternity of workers,” he said, explaining that workers at the various restaurants help each other out because they all work with the same demographic. Both Marshall Street and Cosmos lost an important part of their identity in George, said Nestor, the Manny’s manager and longtime friend of George. “We’ll carry on his traditions and keep his memory alive,” he said. “Will things be different? We’ve lost someone we love. How can it not?”

ful,” Cihon said. The committee proposed making a similar motion at the Senate’s November meeting, but confusion over the issue stopped the motion from passing.

requested more time because of the complexity of the topic. A final report is expected from the committee in March or April, said Carter, also a member of the committee. The Senate announced it would form the committee last January. The committee was created to independently study the administration’s policies and practices, acting on concerns that the 2005 investigation into the Bernie Fine sexual abuse allegations was done by the university’s own law firm, Bond, Schoeneck and King.

Internal investigations committee releases interim report The ad hoc committee charged with the task of reviewing the university’s policies and practices and how they align with the university’s actions issued its interim report to the Senate. Senators had no comments or questions regarding the interim report. Kristi Andersen, a professor of political science and chair of the committee, was unable to attend the Senate meeting but said beforehand in an email the committee was “definitely making progress.” A full report from the committee was expected in December, but the committee @Nicki_Gorny

Vice chancellor review complete

“I think, although (the motion) may be symbolic, it is important because symbols can be very powerful.” Pat Cihon


The committee handling Vice Chancellor and Provost Eric Spina’s first evaluation completed its review, Carter announced to the Senate. The report will not be made public, as it is a personnel matter and viewed only by the chancellor, Spina’s direct supervisor. The vice chancellor is evaluated every five years. This is Spina’s first review. @daramcbride

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“Yesterday’s Dream, Tomorrow’s Promise”


The current generation was not alive during King’s lifetime to witness his work first-hand, Rodoski said. The King dinner will feature keynote speaker Roslyn Brock, who was invited by a campus committee within Hendricks Chapel, Rodoski said. The committee focuses on organizing the event and deciding the event’s keynote speaker, she said. Brock is the board chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and has been a force within the new generation of civil rights leaders, Rodoski said. During the event there will be musical performances by The Black Celestial Choral Ensemble

“This award is really an honor. I truly just enjoy volunteering and helping others, so to be rewarded for that is a double bonus.” Brenda Muhammad


and a mass choir. In addition, performances featuring spoken word poetry and dance will be incorporated, Rodoski said. The night will also include the presentation of the 2013 Unsung Hero Awards. They are given to four individuals and groups within SU and

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Where: Carrier Dome When: Saturday, Jan. 19, 4 p.m. for dinner, 5:30 p.m. for the evening program How much: $25 for the dinner for the general public; $15 or a meal swipe for the dinner for students; evening program is free and open to the public the Syracuse community that have been working to contribute positively to society without any recognition, Rodoski said. The 2013 recipients include eighth-grader Adena Rochelson, Syracuse resident JoVan Collins, SU graduate student Brenda Muhammad and SU student group Engineers Without Borders, according to the release. “This award is really an honor,” Muhammad said. “I truly just enjoy volunteering and helping others, so to be rewarded for that is a double bonus.” Muhammad has volunteered helping women, children and the Syracuse community through various organizations such as the Red Cross, the International League of Muslim Women and Habitat for Humanity. She said it is a major aspect of her life. “This has just been a different experience,” Muhammad said, but expressed slight nervousness about receiving the award onstage at the event. Said Muhammad: “My biggest fear is going up those stairs. As long as I can do that, I think I’ll be OK.”


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Connective Corridor, Say Yes to Education and the Regional Economic Development Council. He said the university and Miner collaborated on topics like community engagement and sustainability efforts. It is not yet clear who will run against Miner for mayor. Possible Republican candidates include state Sen. John DeFrancisco, Onondaga County Legislature Chairman Ryan McMahon and New York state Supreme Court Judge Ed Carni, according to a Jan. 16 article published by The Post-Standard. Common Councilor Pat Hogan has said he is also considering running against Miner in the Democratic primary, according to the article. Tom Dadey, chairman of the Onondaga County Republican Committee, said in a statement that Miner has consistently refused to make tough decisions on issues such as crime, education and the budget. “Today’s announcement that Stephanie Miner will seek another term as Mayor is not a surprise, but it’s disappointing to the residents of Syracuse who want anything other than the status quo,” he said in the statement. During her announcement, Miner highlight-


New York Community Foundation, according to the release. The foundation is celebrating its 85th anniversary by awarding $8,500 to projects in four

“The city has a history of welcoming and receiving refugees and immigrants, and the Syracuse Poster Projects has said it would be nice to capitalize on this fresh energy.”

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different categories that “better the quality of life in the region.” The Syracuse Poster Project entered the fourth category, “Arts, Culture, Recreation and Civic Engagement” in hopes of getting funds for its initiative, “New Americans,” according to the release. The initiative consists of creating packets of note cards to give to those who immigrate to Syracuse. The note cards would feature the most popular Syracuse-inspired poster art. Also

ed “unprecedented” downtown development, the renovation of four city schools and a sales tax agreement between the city and Onondaga County as some of her accomplishments in her three years as mayor. Said Miner: “Leadership matters now more than ever, and while we don’t know what challenges the future will bring us, I pledge to you that you will continue to have a person who will boldly strive for an even better and brighter Syracuse.” @JessicaIannetta


Stephanie Miner is the first female mayor of Syracuse as well as the first woman elected mayor of any of the “Big 5” cities in New York state. She graduated from Syracuse University in 1992 with degrees in political science and journalism, and went on to work for Geraldine Ferraro’s U.S. Senate campaign and as Central New York regional representative to Gov. Mario Cuomo. After earning her law degree, Miner served two terms on the Syracuse Common Council before being elected mayor in 2009, according to her website.

included with the note cards would be information about local arts and culture groups, according to the release. “The city has a history of welcoming and receiving refugees and immigrants, and the Syracuse Poster Projects has said it would be nice to capitalize on this fresh energy,” Emmons said. The project is also making some changes to how the posters are created. Although traditionally all of the 16 posters are modeled after poems, illustration professor Yvonne Buchanan reversed that relationship with one piece this year, Emmons said. “We commissioned Yvonne to create an image and we publicized that image and asked poets to write a poem complementing that image,” Emmons said. In addition to the new poster series, the organization is putting together booklets of themed poems, which will help create and promote more business, Emmons said. The posters go a long way toward making the city more vibrant and showing the people of Syracuse that creative entrepreneurship works. The project gives everyday people the opportunity to express what is special to them about Syracuse, whether it is a well-known landmark or a small “backyard epiphany,” Emmons said. Said Emmons: “Hopefully the poster project is inspiring other people to come up with projects like it.”

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the sweet stuff in the middle

Well engaged Grant Auditorium sets unlikely stage for romantic proposal to one lucky student



tudents shuffled into Joseph Fanelli’s CFS 388: “Human Sexuality” class in Grant Auditorium on Dec. 5, 2012, just like every Wednesday before that, expecting a lesson. However, everyone left with a lot more than they bargained for — none more so than Kimberly Martinez. Martinez, a senior psychology major, and Matthew Mouille, who graduated from SU in 2012, met on May 3 of that year and started dating a week later. Mouille knew right away she was the one. “I was talking about it with my mom, and she said, ‘How do you know you want to marry her?’ and I said ‘Mom, if you’re with the right person, when you know, you know,’” Mouille said. “It may be a short time, but Kimberly Martinez SENIOR PSYCHOLOGY MAJOR when you know, it’s hard to put into words, but you just know that’s the one. It’s something in your heart that just tells you.” Mouille expressed exactly what was in his heart in front of Martinez, along with an entire auditorium of people, when he surprised her with a marriage proposal. Filmed by a student in the class, the proposal in Grant quickly became a viral video on YouTube. Mouille left no stone unturned when it came to preparing for the big moment. Since he was not a member of the class, Mouille sat in on the class a few weeks prior to the proposal to

When I saw the guitarist come down, I was looking in the crowd to see who the lucky girl was.


sam maller | asst. photo editor KIMBERLY MARTINEZ AND MATT MOUILLE, a senior psychology major and 2012 alumnus, respectively, kiss in front of Grant Auditorium, the same place where Mouille proposed to Martinez.


Past insecurities provide valuable lessons later in life for college students


ou might not believe it from looking at me, but I used to have a twitch. You’d probably believe it after spending more than five minutes with me, but at first glance, this may come as a surprise. I mean, look at that gal in that black-and-white picture. She has it all figured out, doesn’t she? But looks can be deceiving. Somewhere within that slightly nervous 20-yearold body is a much more nervous 10-year-old girl whose left eye used to

move faster than her right. And it wasn’t even like I was that socially awkward. I was a perfectly normal, chubby, self-conscious middle school student who, if you made eye contact with long enough, would wink at you really fast with one eye. But whatever. I’m sure it was cute in its own not-cute, really-strangebut-you-wanna-get-to-know-me-more kind of way. It didn’t take long for my peers to take notice. It was then, in sixth


i put the “party” in pity party grade, that I was given the second nickname of my childhood: Twitchy. (My first nickname was Rooster because Schuster rhymes with

Rooster. Don’t call me Rooster.) I really didn’t mind it that much. In fact, I learned a lot of life lessons then that as a big, bad, relatively twitch-free college student, I still carry with me today. For example, back when playing basketball only required average hand-eye coordination and the ability to run for 50 feet at a time, I learned the most effective way to react when someone overtly pointed out my twitch. This super cool girl on my

team named Beth and I would greet each other with a call and response. She’d scream, “Twitchy,” then I’d scream, “Bethy.” It was like having an inside joke with one of the most popular girls in school, but instead of just adding a “y” to my name, she was pointing out a nervous idiosyncrasy. Because of this, I’ve mastered the “call-and-response,” and it has helped me successfully interact with the many


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get a lay of the land. When he realized how receptive and understanding the class was, there was no stopping him. “To be honest, it was the perfect setup,” Mouille said. He loved the room itself, especially for its acoustic possibilities, because Mouille planned on playing a song during the exchange. He realized the auditorium setting would allow it to be heard well. He also knew he would benefit from the stage and the two aisles to which it led. “It was the perfect trifecta of things that were going on that I wanted for her. I didn’t want it in a classroom because it just wouldn’t be as memorable,” Mouille said. “I wanted it to be as big and grand as I possibly could within my budget.” Next, he spoke to professor Fanelli about his plan. He approved the idea but also helped Mouille avoid some awkward situations. The first day Mouille had planned on proposing was timed around his and Martinez’s six-month anniversary. However, when he told Fanelli about this plan, he was informed that the course would be discussing HIV/AIDS, or something along those lines, on that day. When Mouille asked about proposing the week after that, Fanelli told him the topic for that week would be incest and rape. “We put it off and tried to find a proper time because the topics were so sad,” Mouille said.

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Finally, Fanelli suggested Dec. 5 because it was the last day of class and would therefore likely produce a larger student turnout. While Martinez thought Mouille was on campus doing research, he was actually rehearsing, singing “Grow Old With You” by Adam Sandler with back-up guitarist Max Puglese. “I chose it because it’s her favorite love song,” Mouille said. “She loves that song. I modified a few lines to tailor more towards specifics between Kimberly and I. I made the song more our song.” Though Martinez had suspected Mouille had proposal plans in the past, he caught her off guard that night in class. “When I saw the guitarist come down, I was looking in the crowd to see who the lucky girl was,” Martinez said. It was when Martinez started to hear the lyrics to the song that she realized and was “just in shock.” When it comes to Mouille’s singing skills, Martinez remains loyal to her new fiancée. “He’s a great singer,” Martinez said. “Oh my goodness. He’s the best.” Though the couple has not set a date for the ceremony, they plan on having the wedding in California, where they will read handwritten vows. Until then, apartment No. 222 at 401 University Village remains vacant as Martinez waits for someone willing to take it off her hands after moving in with her new fiancé. They are, according to Mouille, “just living life as a happy couple with new experiences around every corner.”



Events ‘A Journey Through Music of the African Diaspora: Akuma Roots’ Thursday, Jan. 17, at 7 p.m. Community Folk Art Center, Black Box Theatre FREE

The popular Syracuse-based reggae group will perform a concert Friday night, kicking off this year’s community center music series. The musical group incorporates soulful, melodious influences spanning multiple genres to share their socially conscious messages. Donations will be accepted at the door to support the organization’s 40th year of programming.

‘Super 8 film screening’ Friday, Jan. 18, at 8 p.m. Shaffer Art Building FREE

Support local classmates and indie artists by viewing their work this Friday. Syracuse University club Super 8 invites one and all to Shaffer Hall this Friday to view original work by three of their members. It is individually produced and financed by SU sculpture, film and architecture majors.

‘Yesterday’s Dream, Tomorrow’s Promise’ Saturday, Jan. 19, at 5:30 p.m. The Carrier Dome FREE

This year’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration banquet in the Carrier Dome will feature speaker Roslyn Brock, the current board chairman of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, as she presents the 2013 Unsung Hero Awards. Various campus organizations will contribute to the evening through performances of song and dance.

‘Opening Reception: SUArt Galleries Exhibitions’ Thursday, Jan. 24, from 5–7 p.m. Shaffer Art Building FREE

SUArt Galleries Exhibitions will hold an opening reception for the Shaffer Art Building, showcasing the works “Neil Welliver Prints” and “Nouveau Risque: A Perspective on Women and Progress.” Free and open to the public, art enthusiasts are encouraged to stay until the building closes at 8 p.m. —Compiled by The Daily Orange feature staff,

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wonderfully diverse people on this campus. I learned another valuable lesson on the playground when a boy started a “Twitchy” chant with a group of his friends. Not knowing what else to do, I joined in. “Twitchy! Twitchy! Twitchy!” Eventually, they realized the original mission of the chant had been twisted and we were now just a bunch of 10-year-olds screaming the same word. They all kind of stopped awkwardly at the same time, not really knowing how to reinstate the bully attempt. So if you can’t beat them, join them, and make them really uncomfortable so you end up winning anyway. I’ve always assumed I would use this tactic if I lost all of my friends tragically and was forced to join a sorority. Except I don’t know

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if it would count as winning if during Kappa Kappa Gamma’s chant I was the only one who knew I was being ironic. And yes, I’m assuming I would get into Kappa Kappa Gamma. Hit me up girls, I’m a blondie from Connecticut. One pivotal day, my math teacher, Mr. English (real name), thought it would be helpful to point out my twitching in front of the whole class. “Are you twitching?” he asked me. All non-twitching eyes were on me. My classmates knew damn well that I was twitching, but what they couldn’t predict was how I was going to react. “No,” I said. Then, I stared. I stared and I stared and I thought to myself, ‘Don’t twitch, don’t twitch, don’t twitch.’ After what felt like a lifetime but what was probably 20 seconds, my teacher said, “OK,” and continued with his lesson. Since then I’ve never underestimated the

power of my thoughts. During a test: Don’t fail, don’t fail. During a conversation: Don’t laugh at his lisp, don’t laugh at his lisp. In a public place: Don’t adjust your strapless bra, don’t adjust your strapless bra. But the biggest thing I’ve learned about standing out during the worst possible time was that it really didn’t matter. Everything my peers thought was a reaction of what I did. So if I said it wasn’t a big deal, it wasn’t a big deal. What I’m really saying is, we’re all friends here. As a humor columnist and, presumably, the ultimate judge of all of you for the sake of (hopefully) obtaining some laughter, it’s only fair you have something to hold against me. The scale might be tipped slightly in your favor. Sarah Schuster is a sophomore magazine journalism major. Her column will appear weekly in Pulp for the spring 2013 semester. She can be reached at

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What were the best and worst classes of the first week?

“History of archeology, it’s a huge lecture. It’s not really that engaging. We’ve only had the introduction to the course, but so far it’s dull and it sucks the life out of you.”

Jose Blanco


“My favorite class is Social Work 315. The professor seems really, really nice.”

Jessica Ciemniecki


“PSC 124 – I did find myself falling asleep in class today. I found that boring today; the first day it was fun, though. And my most favorite is Mexico and the United States.”

Alexis Pratt


“My favorite class so far has been Organic Chemistry II because the professor is so energetic, and my least favorite class is one of my forensics classes because the professor couldn’t be any more boring.”

Anna Moss


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MANHUNT every thursday in pulp

It took more than a decade to find and kill Osama bin Laden. “Zero Dark Thirty” is the true story of what happened from 2001-11.

By Rob Marvin



e all know when the story begins: Sept. 11, 2001. We all know when it ends: May 2, 2011 at a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. In between these dates marks a historic, decade-long manhunt shrouded in secrecy, and “Zero Dark Thirty” fills in the gray area. This tense, briskly paced thriller crams 10 years of intelligence, missions, leads and dead ends into two and a half hours, yet somehow manages to weave a logical thread between points A and B. The exhaustive search erupts in the final half-hour with the Seal Team Six raid; shot with such gripping precision it sends chills up the spine. Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal (“The Hurt Locker”) tell the story through the eyes of the mission’s true heroes: the men and women on the ground who made it possible. The deep cast is full of honest portrayals of CIA operatives,

‘ZERO DARK THIRTY’ Director: Kathryn Bigelow

Cast: Jessica Chastain, Kyle Chandler, Jason Clarke Release date: Dec. 19 Rating:

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politicians, soldiers and even terrorists. But they all pale in comparison to Jessica Chastain’s lead performance as Maya, based on a real CIA agent who was vital in tracking down bin Laden. A historic American triumph like this begs political propaganda — for example, the rushed television-movie, “Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden” — but this is the real, unadulterated true story, and it deserves to be told. The screen opens to black, and a radio montage begins: a plane has struck the first World Trade Center. First responders, pedestrians and workers inside the buildings react over the phone. “It’s OK, Mom,” says one worker. “A plane crashed into building One but we’re OK, we’re in building Two.” Another plane explodes into the second building. Two years later at a CIA black site in Pakistan: CIA agent Dan (Jason Clarke) interrogates a captured terrorist named Ammar. “If you lie to me, I hurt you,” he says. Ammar is tortured. He’s water-boarded and put in a dog collar and then a sensory deprivation box. Eventually he gives up valued information. Maya watches this play out from the corner of the room. Chastain’s performance as Maya is, quite simply, badass — and not just because she’s often rocking aviator sunglasses. Chastain’s pale complexion swings between stone-faced determination and glaring intensity as she chases down every last lead, berating anyone whose stubborn inefficiency holds her up. As she explains to the CIA director in a high-level meeting to approve the Abbottabad raid: “I’m the motherf***er who found this place.” The supporting cast puts bright faces on the unsung heroes of the manhunt. Aside from Clarke’s overpowering performance as Dan, other standouts are Kyle Chandler of “Friday Night Lights” fame as Pakistani station chief Joe Bradley and James Gandolfini as CIA Director Leon Panetta. Actors like Joel Edgerton (“Warrior”) and Chris Pratt (“Parks and Recreation”) embody the Seal Team Six members with intense professionalism and crass, widegrinning humor. The film races methodically through

eight years of intelligence work in Washington, D.C., and the Middle East as Maya and scores of others slog through the long, exasperating manhunt. They endure setback after setback — the 2005 London bombings, killed operatives, elusive terrorists and bureaucratic red tape. Then we meet the Seals, and the most famous military operation of the century is depicted in heart-

pounding night vision. As with “The Hurt Locker,” Bigelow films modern warfare with an unparalleled visceral edge. Explosions burst into quiet scenes with blaring cracks like horror movies, as she entrances viewers with some of the most detailed sound effects ever captured on film. The final raid is totally immersive through gripping sound — every “whoosh” of helicopter blades, the terrified shrieks of bin Laden’s family, the low-crackling flames of the burning compound and the feeling of the harsh blowback reverberating from every gunshot. The Best Picture nominee blends spy drama, a frustrating manhunt, political power plays, ear-splitting action and a dash of conversational humor. It comes at the story from all sides, pacing its painstaking intelligence-gathering with shocking combat and shuddering violence. “Zero Dark Thirty” is real. It’s in your face. Bigelow and Boal have drawn flak from Congress for their depiction of graphic torture and alleged access to classified CIA files, but their meticulously researched chronicle is so powerful for just that reason — its brutal truth.

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rebounds in 29 minutes, the most he’s played all season. With No. 6 Syracuse (16-1, 4-0 Big East) playing No. 1 Louisville (16-1, 4-0) Saturday at the KFC Yum! Center, Grant’s role is even more critical against the Orange’s biggest test so far. Grant’s playing time has been sporadic all year. He’s played as little as one minute (Arkansas Nov. 30), and now as much as 29. Mike Jones coached Grant at DeMatha Catholic High School (Md.), and said regardless of how much Grant plays, he has to play hard for every minute. “If you know that you may only be out there for three or four minutes, you’re going to play as hard as you can for those three or four minutes,” Jones said. “And now that those minutes are going to increase, but if you’ve been playing hard every time you stepped on the floor, it becomes a natural thing that you can continue to do it.” Grant’s always played against top-tier competition. He won two Washington Catholic Athletic Conference titles with DeMatha, and he was one of only 11 players to play in the 2012 Jordan Brand Classic. Grant also made the 24-man USA Basketball Under-18 team. Jones said when he watches Grant on television, he sees a stronger version of his former stud player. His lack of strength would’ve been the only thing to inhibit Grant’s ability to contribute immediately as a freshman, Jones said, but that’s been resolved. Grant has put in extra time in the gym to work on his shot, trying to get the ball higher while bringing the ball to his right a little more. It’s not only from the field, but also from the free-throw line, a part of the game where the Orange often struggles. “I used to shoot flat, so I’ve been working on it a lot every day after practice and before practice,” Grant said. “I felt like he’s helping me

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on my free throws.” Both Jones and Keith Stevens, Grant’s AAU coach for Team Takeover, said Grant is starting to understand how good he is. It’s showing in his aggressiveness on the floor, especially in the type of game he had against Villanova. Stevens said he’s always told Grant he had talent. It was a just a matter of Grant believing it, too. “But I think hearing from Coach Boeheim and the coaching staff the same things that I’ve spoken to him for so long,” Stevens said, “it’s starting to make him realize, like any other player, it’s making him realize he’s just as talented as anybody else.” Stevens said Grant should score 12 or 13 points and grab seven rebounds every time he plays because of his “athleticism” and “motor.” Grant said after Saturday’s game he wanted to raise his intensity and aggressiveness to be a factor at every possible opportunity. “I think it’s just hustle,” Grant said. “Just going after every loose ball, following the ball wherever it’s at.” With Southerland on the bench, Grant has a big role in head coach Jim Boeheim’s rotation in the foreseeable future. Boeheim said his preference is to have his more-experienced players on the court more often. With one of them out, Grant’s stepping up. Jones said Grant’s potential is limitless. He can play multiple positions and give opponents fits at both ends of the floor. Now Grant has the chance to prove it even more. He took advantage of nearly all of his 29 minutes last weekend. He proved he could hold his own on the court against Big East competition. Syracuse needs him to keep producing at that level. “I think it’s a great opportunity,” Stevens said. “He’s in a situation where he’s going to be counted on to help pick up the slack.”

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Can’t win in the South without Southerland.



Road test against No. 1 too much for SU.



Big win in the KFC Yum! Center.

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The last time Syracuse faced Robert Morris was in the opening round of the 2008 NIT. The Orange defeated the Colonials, 87-81.







6-0 185 SR. 6-4 210 SR. 6-0 165 JR. 6-9 215 JR. 6-5 230 SO. 6-6 185 SO. 11.9 PPG 9.4 APG11.8 PPG 5.6 APG 14.1 PPG 4.4 APG 18.9 PPG 2.8 APG 13.8 PPG 7.1 RPG 8.9 PPG 3.9 RPG

Both are extremely athletic, but CarterWilliams holds the advantage in height. But the quick Siva is going to give Carter-Williams a tough challenge.


Like Siva, Smith is another quick guard Syracuse will have to contain. Triche has plenty of experience in big games, which will be key for the Orange against the nation’s top-ranked team.


Fair’s length can help stretch the Louisville defense in the half-court set and win the battle on the boards. SU needs Fair’s seven-game double-digit scoring streak to continue to keep pace with the Cardinals.


On Nov. 7, Robert Morris defeated Albany — Syracuse’s first opponent of the season — on the football field.

STAT TO KNOW Louisville’s ascension to No. 1 this week marked just the second time in history that the Cardinals are the top-ranked team in the nation. The only other time UL topped the nation was in 2009 after winning the Big East Tournament.




6-9 242 SO. 6-9 288 FR. 6-6 250 SO. 6.9 PPG 5.5 RPG 11.4 PPG 7.5 RPG 5.7 PPG 5.1 RPG

Louisville has the edge in speed with Behanan, so Christmas must give the Orange a foothold in the paint, especially when he doubles down to center.



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Easily Coleman’s toughest test of the season to date. Dieng has the vision, experience and height to test any big man in the country, much less a raw freshman like Coleman.


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It’s a matchup of two longtime friends. Pitino was one of Boeheim’s first assistants when he took over at Syracuse in 1976. Now they have two of the best teams in the country.


In 10 all-time meetings against top-ranked teams, Syracuse has won just three times. The last four meetings against No. 1 teams all came against Connecticut with the Orange last knocking off the top team in an 86-84 overtime victory over the Huskies in the 2006 Big East Tournament.

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SU prepares for toughest yet at No. 3 UConn By Trevor Hass ASST. COPY EDITOR

Quentin Hillsman knows Connecticut is one of the best teams in the country. He knows he’ll get a heavy bout of Breanna Stewart, Stefanie Dolson and Kelly Faris, and will have to find a remedy. But for Hillsman, despite the Who: UConn fact Syracuse lost Where: Hartford, Conn. to UConn by 41 When: Saturday, 4 p.m. points last year, and 35 the year before, his approach doesn’t change. The teams have identical records this season, but Syracuse comes into the game as the clear underdog. Kayla Alexander, Rachel Coffey and Elashier Hall look to lead Syracuse (15-1, 3-0 Big East) to a big-time win over No. 3 Connecticut (15-1, 3-1 Big East) at 4 p.m. Saturday at the XL Center in Hartford, Conn. “It’s a great opportunity,” said Hillsman, SU’s head coach. “Obviously we’re going down to Connecticut against a team that has been one of the top three programs in the country for as long as I’ve been in women’s basketball and been associated with it.” In Hillsman’s stretch at Syracuse, his team has been up and down against UConn. In 2008, Syracuse lost to the Huskies by only six points in front of 4,221 fans, the largest crowd in SU women’s basketball history. The very next year, though, Syracuse lost 10754. His team has been in close games against the Huskies, and UConn have blown out the Orange. This year, Hillsman said his players frequently beg him to let them keep scrimmaging in practice, even if the score is lopsided. He said the scrimmages are often down to the wire or a blowout – never in the middle.


“It’s never a 14-point win,” Hillsman said. “It’s either a 25- or 30-point win or it’s a very tight game. So we’ve been on both ends of this in practice. I think our team keeps fighting.” That mentality of wanting to stay and get back in the game may be a useful tool Saturday. Syracuse could face a deficit, as it did against DePaul, and might need to crawl its way out and embark on a run of its own to come away with a win. For Alexander, in her last chance to beat UConn in the regular season, she’s ready to do everything she can to help her team get the win. After getting over the hump against Georgetown with an 86-56 win Saturday, she’ll look to do the same against the Huskies. This mountain, though, is a lot steeper, but she said she’s ready for the challenge. “It’s UConn and it’s Big East,” Alexander said. “To me every game gets me hyped, and it’s fun to play at this level. Big East play is really competitive.” It was certainly competitive Tuesday night when Syracuse barely pulled out a win against a scrappy, energetic DePaul team. After almost being ranked in The Associated Press Top 25 Poll, and with a juicy date with Connecticut this weekend, Syracuse could’ve fallen victim to a trap game Tuesday. But Coffey dismissed that notion. She said Syracuse is on a mission, and is using a onegame-at-a-time mentality to get to where it wants to end up: in the NCAA Tournament. “(DePaul’s) a really tough team,” Coffey said. “It could have been a trap game, but we’re really not looking at that. We’re going into each game looking to win them all. Whether we’re playing UConn or we’re playing Seton Hall, we just want to go into each game and win it.” Syracuse’s hot start to the season flaunted

its balance, talent and athletic ability. But the Orange will face its biggest test yet on Saturday. Like Alexander, Coffey said the team has to look at the matchup as just another game, instead of getting wide-eyed and overly eager at the opportunity to take down the country’s No. 3 team. Just because it’s the rivals’ final Big East regular-season meeting, it doesn’t change Syracuse’s approach. Coffey does acknowledge, though, that the Orange will have to exert even more effort than it does on a regular basis. “UConn is UConn. You’ve got to go into the game knowing it’s UConn,” Coffey said. “We’ve just got to keep doing what we’re doing, playing hard – play them like any other team. We have to play 10 times harder than we would against other teams.”


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Appropriately, Bashir Mason’s first career win as a head coach was a defensive battle, a 38-36 Wagner victory over North Carolina Central on Nov. 24. After all, Mason earned a spot on the Colonial Athletic Association All-Defensive Team during each of his four years at Drexel from 2003-2007. “First and foremost, he’s a defensive guy,” said Wagner assistant coach Mike Babul, who was part of Drexel’s coaching staff during Mason’s career. “He took pride in it as a player. And he’s definitely taking pride in it as a coach.” Despite the low scores that read in the box score, Mason’s age is even lower. Mason is only 28 years old, the youngest coach in Division I. One season after the Seahawks finished 25-6 under Dan Hurley and narrowly missed the NCAA Tournament, Mason has Wagner (9-6, 3-1 Northeast) tied for second place in its conference. Mason’s impressive playing career at Drexel triggered his coaching opportunities. With the Dragons, he was a four-year starter as point guard. “Bash was a team leader on the court for us right away. He took control of the team and made an immediate impact with us,” Drexel head coach James “Bruiser” Flint said in an email via Drexel Athletic Communications. “He was a leader of a very good team.” After his four years with the Dragons,

Mason said he had a slight chance at arranging tryouts with the Philadelphia 76ers and the New Jersey Nets. When both fell through, he turned to coaching, something he thought about since his sophomore year at Drexel. “Coaches around me, based on how I led as a point guard, I guess they saw a coach in me,” Mason said, referring to Flint and Hurley, who he communicates with on a weekly basis. “They sort of started to nurture the coach in me and start to mentor me about coaching.” Hurley was Mason’s high school coach at St. Benedict’s Prep (N.J.). Mason served on Hurley’s staff at Wagner as an assistant from 2010-2012. Before Wagner, Mason was an assistant coach at Marist. Prior to that, though, Mason led St. Benedict’s to a state championship in his first-ever headcoaching job in 2007-2008. In March, Hurley left Wagner after two years as head coach to take the same role at Rhode Island. Wagner Athletic Director Walt Hameline said the school received calls from coaches across the country interested in the position. Mason wasn’t being considered just yet. “I had a short list, which most ADs probably do. He probably was not on that short list,” Hameline said. “The players said ‘Hey, why do you want to go outside when you have a guy who knows us, knows the program?’” Flint and Hurley spoke highly of Mason, too, and Hameline promoted the 28-year-old to

be Wagner’s 18th head coach. Mason said head coaching initially scared him, but his family and friends assured him he could handle the job. Wagner’s location in Staten Island, N.Y., 15 minutes from his hometown of Jersey City, N.J., pushed Mason to take the job. Being so close to home – close enough to have dinner with his mother once or twice a week – is an aspect Mason loves about his often-hectic job. “That makes it real special for me to be able to coach in front of my family and friends every day,” Mason said. Despite Mason’s age, the rigors of Division I head coaching and trying to repeat last year’s “shocking” amount of success, as Mason described it, the Seahawks are back in contention. Wagner lost four of its first six games to start the year, as injuries ravaged the Seahawks’ rotation. But the Seahawks responded well, winning seven of their next eight contests. There aren’t many advantages to being a 28-year-old head coach. But what intrigues a 28-year-old head coach is the possibility of holding that job for a long time. “I said this at my press conference, and I wasn’t just saying it; Wagner is my dream job,” Mason said. “My goal is to build Wagner into a powerhouse and a constant contender for the NCAA Tournament. If I’m here for 20, 30 years, that isn’t the worst thing in the world.” @PhilDAbb

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Syracuse will try to rebound from its threegame losing streak this weekend, and it couldn’t have asked for a better opponent to do that against: two-win conference doormat Lindenwood. The Orange (10-11-1, 4-3-1 College Hockey America) has overlooked opponents with records similar to Lindenwood’s (2-191, 2-5-1 CHA) this Who: Lindenwood Where: St. Charles, Mo. season. Connecticut was 1-5-1 when it When: Friday, 7 p.m. hosted SU in late October, but beat the Orange for one of its three wins this season. Union earned its third win of the season against SU Nov. 3. To turn the season around on the ice, Syra-



64-28 blowout win over Baldwinsville High School on Feb. 7, 2011. It was a relatively pedestrian effort for the forward, but in the third quarter, the day became a milestone. Stewart stripped the ball from a Baldwinsville player and was off racing down the open court. Uncontested, Stewart attempted her first in-game dunk. The ball rattled around, but fell in for her first career slam. “It was very loud and a lot of people were holding their breath and screaming and every reaction you would assume when a girl does that,” Cicero-North Syracuse head coach Eric Smith said. “A lot of disbelief, a lot of screaming and hollering. It was cool to see.” It was a star Syracuse could have used at the time. The Orange was amid yet another Women’s National Invitation Tournament season. It hadn’t qualified for an NCAA tournament since 2008. When Stewart trimmed her list to 10 schools, SU was on it. Head coach Quentin Hillsman and members of the Syracuse coaching staff frequented Stewart’s games before she verbally committed to UConn. Most of the time, all the coaches and the star could do was exchange a smile and a nod, but the possibility of Stewart staying home to play for the Orange remained very real. “Coach Q and his coaching staff are really,

cuse needs to consistently put shots on net and convert those opportunities. But making that a reality requires SU to stop psyching itself out before games, whether against a strong or weak opponent on paper. “We obviously know what happens when we do overlook opponents, for example UConn or Union,” said senior captain Jacquie Greco. “Those were games we should have won. There is nothing worse than feeling like you should have won a game and you didn’t. So we’re done with that.” SU head coach Paul Flanagan believes the current slide may be chalked up to the Orange doing just the opposite. Facing some of the nation’s best in then-No.7 Mercyhurst and No. 4 Cornell, his players over-respected their opponents. “We talk a lot about that, to not size up your

opponent, which we probably did in an adverse way against a real good team last night,” Flanagan said. “I think we had some kids on our club that thought, ‘These guys are a really tough team and walloped us last year, and this could be a long night,’ and I think we pre-judged Cornell last night.” Flanagan has warned his players all week long against returning to the mental habits that at times doomed the Orange this season, he said. Instead of over or underestimating its opposition, SU needs to strike a balance and play its own game. Lindenwood recently defeated Robert Morris, the defending College Hockey America champion. The win for lowly LU serves as a much-needed wakeup call for the Orange, Greco said. “That kind of opens our eyes a little bit,”

Greco said. “That is probably actually good for us because then if they didn’t do that we probably would have overlooked them and would have got upset like Robert Morris did.” The Orange knows that after a three-game losing streak it’s vital to correct the mistakes made in recent games and come out with two wins and four crucial CHA points this weekend. Captain Holly Carrie-Mattimoe believes that if the team is to turn around its form, it needs to move past recent disappointments. “I think we basically need to forget what happened,” Carrie-Mattimoe said. “We need to know that we have a great opportunity to win some games and show our team that we’re ready to play in this next semester.”

really good, and I liked Syracuse and it was really close to home,” Stewart said. “So I definitely considered them.” The Syracuse area has produced Division-I basketball talent before — Nottingham High School alumnus Nikki Works scored 10 points in Temple’s WNIT loss to the Orange last year, and former Christian Brothers Academy player Leanne Ockenden has started all 15 games for Marist this season – but never before had there

where big, and it made you want to play better against her.” Stewart had Connecticut, or Tennessee, or Baylor, or any other traditional women’s basketball power written all over her. Bringing her to the Orange would have been a major coup for Hillsman. When Stewart announced her decision, there was no indication SU was going to boast a top-10 recruiting class, but a major player in that class was playing with Stewart at the time. Brittney Sykes, now a starting guard for Syracuse, played with Stewart in AAU for the Philadelphia Belles. Both Stewart and Sykes said they talked about playing together in college, but Stewart’s decision came much earlier than Sykes’. When Sykes decided to play for the Orange, it became fodder for even more jokes. “It was a joke behind her being from here and me coming here,” Sykes said. “… She always makes a joke saying that she would’ve went here if I made my mind up a little sooner. “Me coming here, I said, ‘Oh, well, I’ll rep for your hometown now that you’re in UConn, so everybody can love me and forget about you.’” What wasn’t a joke, though, was Stewart’s interest in SU. Hillsman unsurprisingly raved about Stewart’s ability in the preseason, but also had kind words for the budding star off of the court. In addition to an otherworldly skill set, she’s extraordinarily humble and that, too, is what Hillsman loved about her.

“She’s a great player and she’s going to have a great career and Breanna’s a good kid, and (I’ve) grown to love her family,” Hillsman said in the preseason. “She’s going to do well obviously.” The interest didn’t come solely from the Syracuse side either. Living in Syracuse, almost everyone is an SU fan, and Stewart was no exception. She rooted for the men’s team and went to women’s home games often. But the greatest attraction for Stewart was the opportunity to play for Hillsman. Just as much as the head coach raved about Stewart, the player raved about him – both his friendly, conversational demeanor as a recruiter and his personality on the sidelines. “Whenever I remember going to the games he was just usually jumping around all over the place, almost like he was actually in the game, like he wanted to be in the game, but he couldn’t be; he had to be coaching,” Stewart said. Since Stewart spurned Syracuse for Connecticut, SU has done well without her. The Orange landed three top-100 recruits, and moved into the top 25 of the USA Today Coaches Poll this week for the first time since 2011. She would have been a nice piece to have, but SU is doing just fine. And even Stewart can be happy about that. “It’s good to see them having success,” Stewart said. “I mean Coach Q has gotten that program going in a good direction and I think they’ve definitely come a long way.”

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Syracuse will retire Carmelo Anthony’s jersey at halftime during one of the team’s home games in February, according to an article published by ESPN Wednesday. The star of SU’s 2003 national championship team is expected to be honored at halftime. During the ceremony, his jersey hanging in the rafters will be unveiled, and he’ll be given the chance to address the Orange fans, according to the article. Syracuse hopes to have details put together within a week, an SU spokesman said in an email Wednesday. Anthony averaged 22.2 points per game as a freshman during the 2002-03 season, leading Syracuse to its only national championship. His No. 15 jersey hasn’t been worn since he left campus for the NBA after that season. He will become the 10th player in SU history to have his jersey retired.

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he bleachers in the gymnasium at Cicero-North Syracuse High School were pulled all the way out. It doesn’t happen every night, but when the gym is packed to the brim like it was for much of the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons, it was a necessity. Normally, this type of turnout for a high school basketball game in Central New York is reserved for Jamesville-Dewitt High School or Christian Brothers Academy when the likes of DaJuan Coleman, Brandon Triche or Greg Paulus were on the court. But for those two years it was C-NS’s chance. At women’s games no less. “Junior and senior year we definitely got a lot of fans at the game,” former C-NS and current Connecticut star Breanna Stewart said. “So it was nice to just see people come out and watch us play.” Stewart’s been a star since she started almost every game on the varsity team as an eighth grader. By her sophomore season she was an everyday starter and averaged 22 points per game. In her junior year, she guided the Northstars to a state title and dunked for the first time. In her junior season she verbally committed to Connecticut. The Huskies already knew what they were getting with the top-ranked player in the Class of 2012. The 6-foot-3, do-it-all player from North Syracuse was a complete package of skill, size and athleticism. She played everywhere on the court, from point guard to center. Connecticut had its next star. But in the first game after her commitment, she gave UConn another reason to be excited. Stewart went for 30 points in a


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erami Grant’s transformation is ongoing, but at an accelerated pace. He’s stronger than he was in high school, and his aggressiveness


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