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Five constitutional amendments that propose expansions to voting rights and environmental protections are on the ballot for New York this fall. Page 3

The MLS is losing its value. Syracuse has seen 16 of its players drafted into the MLS over the past six years, but that trend may soon come to an end. Page 12

Small restaurants on Marshall Street need students to get by, but they also compete with chain businesses which tailor their menus for college-age consumers. Page 7

Survivors demand change Stand With Survivors Syracuse University detailed 18 demands for administration. Here are SU’s current policies.

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By Karoline Leonard asst. news editor


tand With Survivors SU, a student-led organization that aims to fight sexual misconduct and rape culture on campus, released a letter and manifesto on Tuesday that detailed 18 demands for Syracuse University administrators. “Rape culture thrives at SU. It is a culture that normalizes sexual violence, and blatantly disregards the wellbeing of survivors,” the group said in the letter. “It is a campus-wide culture, and the SU administration is guilty of perpetuating it.” Members of the university’s Student Activism Engagement Team

have previously connected with Stand With Survivors, a university spokesperson said in a statement to The Daily Orange. The team is a group of professors, staff members and other community members that are supposed to help students express their concerns with administrators and provide space to organize. “We are also cognizant that every student experiences the reporting and adjudication process differently and that there is always room to do better,” the statement reads. “We are currently conducting a review to identify opportunities for improvement in training, policies and procedures so we can better support our students.” These demands are broken down into three categories: housing policies, preventative action and specific reforms of see demands page 4

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Close to 50% of campaign spending has gone to ads By Kyle Chouinard asst. news editor

Advertisements have made up nearly half of all spending in this year’s Syracuse mayoral race, according to data acquired from the New York State Board of Elections. Incumbent Mayor Ben Walsh, an independent, has spent $199,852.33

on advertisements for his campaign in 2021. Walsh’s advertising made up 45.4% of his total spending. Khalid Bey, Walsh’s Democratic opponent, spent $37,056.94 on advertising during 2021, less than one-fifth of Walsh’s total campaign. His advertising budget only made up 35.4% of his total spending.

Only 49.7% of Republican Janet Burman’s spending has gone toward advertising. She has spent only $5,075.66 on advertising, which is less than 3% of Walsh’s entire advertising spending. Of the nearly $200,000 Walsh has spent on advertisements, his campaign spent 39.4% on cam-

paign mailers. The second largest avenue of advertising for Walsh was television advertisements, which made up 30.9% of his advertising expenditures. In Bey’s advertising budget, his campaign has put 59.4% toward campaign mailers. A little over a quarter of Bey’s advertising budget

has been for television ads. Nearly $100,000 of Walsh’s spending has gone to The Balduzzi Group, which has worked on both advertising and consulting for the campaign. The group has previously worked with the American Civil Liberties Union, Democratic see advertising page 4

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5 constitutional amendments on NY ballot Activist discusses disability justice By Ivana Xie

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When polls open at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, people can vote on five amendments to the New York state constitution as well as races for mayor and other local offices. nick robertson senior staff writer By Nick Robertson senior staff writer

On the back of the ballot this fall are five New York constitutional amendments. Three affect voting and the redistricting process, one aims to expand New Yorkers’ constitutional rights, and one regulates New York City courts. If a proposal is approved by a simple majority of voters, it will be added into the New York State Constitution in January 2022.

Proposal One: Amending the Apportionment and Redistricting Process

The proposal would freeze the number of State Senate seats at 63 and change how they are apportioned to ensure that all districts are equal in population, including non-citizens and Native Americans if they are not counted in the U.S. Census. Incarcerated individuals would

be counted at their place of previous residence instead of in the place of incarceration. The process for drawing congressional districts would also be revised and amended.

Proposal Two: Right to Clean Air, Clean Water, and a Healthful Environment

The second proposal would enshrine the right to clean air and water into the constitution. New York would be the seventh state to include a similar measure in its constitution, with Pennsylvania being the first in 1971. Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Montana and Rhode Island also passed similar amendments. The proposal has garnered wide support from Democrats in state government and environmental groups. A Siena College poll from late June reported that 80% of polled registered voters would be in favor of the measure. “Only the Grinch wouldn’t vote

for clean air, clean water and a healthy environment,” said Rhea Jezer, political chair of the local chapter of the Sierra Club. “This amendment would put the same protections for our right to live in a healthy environment that we currently have for our rights to free speech, religion and due process.” Opposition against the proposal claims that it could cause undue legal troubles for businesses and industry in New York due to the short length of the proposal’s language that some perceive as vague. But Jezer said the brevity makes the proposal easy to understand. “In New York we do have legislation protecting the ambient air, but this will strengthen and codify it,” she said. “Having this in the constitution will provide a legal foundation preventing damage to our environment, which I think is very important.”

Proposal Three: Eliminating 10-Day-Advance Voter Registration Requirement

Proposal three would remove Article II, section 5 of the New York Constitution, which requires voters to be registered for an election at least 10 days in advance. With this section removed, the state would move to same-day voter registration, according to Onondaga County Elections Commissioner Dustin Czarny. “It would allow people who moved or forgot to register in time to be able to register to vote on the day of the election and vote,” Czarny said. “Now, that may be in the form of affidavit ballots. It may be in the form of another method, but first, the constitution has to be changed. And then (the state legislature can) put in enabling legislation.” Same-day registration is the law in some form in 20 states and Washington, D.C. It can ensure that many people who would otherwise see ballots page 4

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Some of Syracuse University’s Air Force and Army ROTC cadets received several honorary designations and were among topranked cadets in the country. Eight Army cadets from SU’s ROTC program who participated in an advanced training camp during the summer were selected as distinguished military graduates, as they were assessed in the top 15% of all cadets nationwide, according to an SU News release. The cadets are Madeleine Gordon, Brian Bauer, Isabella Lee, Patrick Little, Jeffrey Estes, John Northrop, Lucas Marchi and Stanley Smudin. Gordon and Bauer were ranked among the top 10% of all

When you’re disabled, you’re under more surveillance. Same with other kinds of marginalization. Katie Tastrom

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Katie Tastrom, an activist for disability rights, held a discussion over Zoom on Wednesday evening covering the intersection of abolition and disability justice. Tastrom said that the two frameworks complement each other and create solutions toward the abolition of carceral systems. Disability justice, Tastrom said, looks at the issues in the system and seeks flaws in how it treats people with disabilities. Tastrom listed ten principles of disability justice, including leadership of the most impacted, cross-movement organizing, crossdisability solidarity and collective liberation. Tastrom said these principles are essential for reformation. The carceral system targets marginalized groups such as people of color and people in the LGBTQ community, and people with disabilities are more likely to be victims of violence — especially carceral violence — according to Tastrom and the National Center for Victims of Crime. Tastrom said that disability activist and educator Liat Ben-Moshe wrote, on the topic of removing people with disabilities from prisons, that some people believe people with cognitive, psychiatric and developmental disabilities require custodial care. The stigma around mental disabilities prevents people from making their own decisions as they are perceived to be less capable by the government, Tastrom said.

active-duty cadets in the nation. Gordon, a double major in Arabic and Chinese with minors in linguistics and Middle Eastern studies, said in the release that her proficiency in different languages and cultures contributed to her success. “Cultural understanding and competencies are aspects of leadership I feel don’t immediately come to mind,” Gordon said in the release. “But (they) are absolutely critical in your ability to support not only your soldiers, but also the mission set as we continue to engage in a diverse theater of operations.” Nine Army cadets earned the Reconnaissance Commando (Recondo) badge. The badge recognizes physical, intellectual and performance achieve-

ments. The cadets receiving the badge are Charles Ball, Michael Griffin, Patrick Little, Michael Lunny, Lucas Marchi, Alexander Morales, John Northrop, Hayden Smith (SUNY Oswego) and Ryan Snyder. The Air Force assigns the cadets their military specialty based on such assessments and the preference submitted by the cadets in their junior year. This year, every Air Force cadet who submitted their applications was selected for rated positions in the U.S. Air Force. These cadets are Mackenzie Jorgensen, Si Yun (Sara) Lim, Alyssa Rote, Erin Beaudoin, Gerrit Vanvranken, Scott Potter, Jarod Okamura and Paul Dicorso. Potter was selected as a pilot, while Okamura and Dicorso

were selected to pilot drones. Potter said flying an aircraft has been his dream for “as long as (he) can remember.” “This was one of the most competitive boards in a long time,” Potter said in the release. “So that’s the quality of cadet that we have at this detachment. Being around each other, we all make each other better just because everyone is such a high speed, high caliber person.” Beaudoin, Rote and Vanvranken were selected as combat systems officers. These three cadets will participate in advanced training for technical application of their job as well as survival, evasion, resistance and escape training in Florida for approximately one year. @francis_towne

“When you’re disabled, you’re under more surveillance. Same with other kinds of marginalization … you’re under more surveillance than you would (be),” Tastrom said. Kate Pollack, a coordinator at the Disability Cultural Center at SU, asked Tastrom how she began her work in the disability field. Tastrom said it was primarily driven by her experiences as co-chair of the National Lawyers Guild’s Disability Justice Committee and navigating through life in various environments that challenged her to become more proactive about disability justice. Tastrom’s final thoughts on abolition focused on discernment. “Where do I have power?” Tastrom asked the audience. “Where do I have skills? Where do I have interest? Where can things be sustainable for me in terms (of) activism? Where is it accessible?” @ivanaxienyc

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SWSSU demanded SU relocate students under investigation for sexual misconduct to off-campus housing until the end of the investigation. If the report against the student is unsubstantiated, they can return to their on-campus housing, the group said in their demand. Currently, Title IX coordinators must use reported facts to determine whether or not to refer the incident to the Department of Public Safety’s Threat Assessment Management Team, which is in charge of determining whether a student should be immediately removed. If the team finds it necessary to have an emergency removal, or interim suspension, the accuser would have to be determined as an immediate threat to the physical health or safety of a student, according to SU’s Student Conduct System Handbook. Students can also challenge the removal. SWSSU demanded the office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs to mandate a new policy in their housing contracts for all Greek organizations, both recognized and unrecognized by the university. In this policy, FASA would require students who live in a Greek house and were found guilty of a sexual misconduct offense or drugging and are removed from the organization as a result, they must vacate the premises of the Greek organization within five days. SWSSU does not specify if they need to be found guilty in a court of law or by SU’s Office of Community Standards. The group also demanded Greek organizations to refrain from hosting social and philanthropy events during the five day period that the student can still reside in the house. If the organization violates this rule the organization should be immediately kicked off campus, SWSSU said in the manifesto. FASA does not currently have a similar policy. Finally, SWSSU demanded SU expand no contact orders to prohibit the student accused of sexual misconduct from sharing community spaces, classes or housing with the person who filed the report against the accused student. Under the demand, if a student was assaulted prior to their time at the university, the student would also be able to file a no contact order on the perpetrator. SU has a policy stating that DPS, the Office of Student Living or a Title IX coordinator may issue a temporary no contact order, which prohibits social media, thirdparty and in-person contact among students involved if it is determined that contact between the students poses a problem to a student’s security or safety. After two days of the order, the director

Preventative Action

SWSSU asked for more blue lights to be placed on campus and near off-campus housing in addition to a map, which will be available to students through an app, showing the locations of each blue light. DPS and the university have not

announced plans to add more blue lights, and students can view their location can be via DPS’s website. Additionally, the group demanded dekChancellor Kent Syverud’s Task Force on Sexual and Relationship Violence conduct another survey on campus. The survey would include questions regarding how students feel about Title IX and DPS at SU, in addition to why survivors did not report their cases and why they may not feel safe on campus. After the conclusion of the survey, the data should be reported to all students regardless of the survey’s outcome. SU conducts a survey every two years in compliance with New York state’s Enough is Enough legislation. Results from the most recent survey showed only 5% of students who were sexually assaulted reported their abuse. SWSSU called for Title IX to collaborate with off-campus organizations and offer survivors an adviser and specialist on their case while it is being processed. Currently, Title IX does not work in conjunction with off-campus organizations. The group asked the university to make it clear that the survivor and the accused have the right to an attorney, and the group demanded that the Title IX office hire additional employees. According to its resource guide, the university makes it known to students they have a right to an attorney, but SWSSU stated in their manifesto that this is not always made clear to survivors. The group emphasized that all cases should be handled the same regardless of race, economic status, disability, gender, sexuality and religion of the survivor or accused. The group also asked no students be given a time constraint by Title IX or DPS as an excuse to not process their report. SWSUU demanded all students found guilty of any charge of sexual misconduct be expelled immediately. Currently, SU has multiple sanctions for sexual violence and harassment, ranging from suspension to expulsion depending on the severity of the charge. Also, the group demanded anybody found impeding the investigation, protecting the accused or lying in a testimony be removed from SU immediately. Employees of the university should be fired if found guilty, and students should be removed from all campus organizations. The group demanded that any student found guilty of sexual misconduct prior to their time at SU should not be allowed to join any organizations or athletics. SU has not published its clear policy on this issue. The organization demanded any DPS personnel who fail to file instances or reports of sexual misconduct or drugging with the Title IX office be removed immediately. DPS has a location on their website where students may submit complaints, however, it does not have a clear policy published on how it handles received complaints. SWSSU demanded that SU enforce their

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campaign’s expenditures. Sinclair Broadcasting received $2,000 of Burman’s advertising budget. The broadcasting network owns local television channels such as Fox 68, My 43, NBC 3, CBS 5 and CW 6, according to Bey ’s campaign has emphasized the importance of grassroots fundraising. Bey’s campaign manager, Erik Eure, said in an interview with The Daily Orange that reach-

ing the people of Syracuse has been at the heart of their campaigning strategies. Walsh has had a similar message, and he told WAER-FM on Thursday that he believes his “values and priorities do align with the majority of the people that (he) serve(s) in the city.” While only 38.1% of Bey’s fundraising has come from donors listed in Syracuse, 54.7% of Walsh’s comes from within the city.

Walsh’s campaign has raised 68% of their funds through individual donations while Bey ’s campaign has raised 74.6% of their funds through individual donations. Only 35.6% of Burman’s funds have come from individuals. The race will conclude on election day — Tuesday, Nov. 2. @Kyle_Chouinard

ties, are hospitalized in some form or are detained before conviction can apply for an absentee ballot. In 2020, risk of COVID-19 was added as a reason to request a ballot, allowing any New Yorker to request an absentee ballot. Five times as many people requested mail-in ballots for the 2020 presidential election than four years before. This proposal would eliminate all requirements, letting any eligible voter request a mail-in ballot with no questions asked. More mail-in ballots were requested this year than in 2019, according to the Onondaga County

Board of Elections. This amendment would only increase that number going forward, he said. “I think that we’re going to definitely see more mail-in ballots over time,” Czarny said. “I envision an electoral system that will be evenly balanced between early voting, inperson voting and absentee.”

ballot because it requires a state constitutional amendment. The proposal would increase the claims limit of the New York City Civil Court from $25,000 to $50,000. Early voting began on Oct. 23 and runs through Oct. 31 at six locations throughout Onondaga County. While absentee voting has increased since 2019, early voting is at similar rates so far, Czarny said. Election Day is Nov. 2, and polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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demands the administrative process.

Housing Policies

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ballots be turned away from the polls on Election Day or during early voting get their votes counted, Czarny said.

Proposal Four: Authorizing NoExcuse Absentee Ballot Voting No-excuse absentee voting means any eligible voter can request a mail-in ballot. Under current New York law, only voters who plan to be away from their home coun-

of the Office of Community Standards or a designee decides whether the order should stay in place or be removed. Any student party involved can appeal the university’s no contact order. SWSSU asked the university to collaborate with off-campus organizations — such as Callisto, VeraHouse and Planned Parenthood — to create a seminar on consent, anti-rape culture, sexual and relationship violence and resources for survivors. The Barnes Center at The Arch currently has off-campus resources such as Vera House and the National Women’s Law Center posted on their website, but it does not have a partnership with these services. SWSSU wants all students to be required to take the seminar starting their first year and every second year thereafter. Students must receive a perfect score on a test at its conclusion, and their Blackboard account and Wi-Fi should be disabled until they pass their in-person exit exam. Potential new members of Greek organizations must take an additional seminar and exit exam. If a potential new member does not pass the exam with a perfect score, they will not be able to participate in recruitment until they pass the exam. If they do not pass the initial exam, they will not be able to retake it until the following semester. Currently, no separate seminar on this topic is required for students wishing to undergo recruitment. Student-athletes would not be allowed to practice or play in games until completing the additional seminar with a perfect score on the test. They will have unlimited tries to receive a 100%, and they will be able to attend the seminar before the preseason begins. Students currently have a community wellness requirement prior to the beginning of their freshman year, which includes three EVERFI modules and Speak About It, an in-person required seminar that includes skits and dialogue to teach students about consent, sexual violence, assault, healthy relationships and bystander intervention. Both are required tasks, meaning they must be completed, with the risk of additional charges to a student’s account and the inability to register for classes if not completed. The Barnes Center’s Wellness Leadership Institute currently has a variety of workshops about sex, sexual violence and rape culture that are offered to students, but they are not required.

Specific Reforms of Administrative Processes

Proposal Five: Increasing the Jurisdiction of the New York City Civil Court

Even though the fifth proposal only affects New York City courts, it is on the statewide

current amnesty policy, which says that any reporting bystander or survivor acting in good faith will not be referred to the Code of Student Conduct for alcohol or drug violations during or near the time of the incident reported. The organization demanded Barnes Center immediately begin to hold confidential survivor support groups three times per week, improve their counseling team and extend the number of specialists in the sexual violence department. The Barnes Center currently has a sexual violence survivors group in their group therapy options, but it is unclear from the website how often this group meets. The group also demanded The Barnes Center and SU Ambulance provide comprehensive date-rape drug tests and rape kits to be used in criminal prosecution, which they do not currently provide. If the university will not provide these, the manifesto states, SU Ambulance should transport students to off-campus resources that have these services. The group demanded SU assume liability for all instances of sexual misconduct that occur in Greek organizations currently unrecognized by the university and called for the University Student Conduct System to extend its jurisdiction to assume liability for students in these organizations. SWSSU demanded SU to forcibly shut down Greek organizations unrecognized by the university if they have one or more instances of sexual misconduct or drugging. Currently, SU does not monitor unrecognized Greek organizations even though the students involved study at SU. SWSSU demanded Syverud to publicly explain how SU administration “tried to circumvent all liabilities for sexual misconduct and drugging incidents on this campus” and formally apologize for his “victim-blaming” statements and “lack of care.” Finally, the group demanded SU reopen The Advocacy Center on campus and include resources from off-campus resources such as Vera House, Planned Parenthood and Callisto. The group said the Sexual and Relationship Violence Response Team, who took over the responsibility of the center, has “failed at doing their job.” After the closing of the center, an 18-day sit-in in 2014 led by THE General Body took place in Crouse-Hinds Hall to protest Chancellor Kent Syverud’s decision. Syverud has said in the past that SU currently has no plans to reopen the center as it believes the response team to be sufficient. In the conclusion of their manifesto, SWSSU called on the university to implement these changes immediately. “We will no longer go unheard. We will no longer be silenced. We are angry, and we demand change,” the group wrote. “It is time to destigmatize what has become normalized in order for us to recognize this culture as uncivilized.” @karolineleo_ @NickRobertsonSU



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SU students must avoid cultural appropriation this Halloween By Karla Perez columnist


alloween is only days away, and the recurring dilemma of what to dress up as returns. Whether you decide to rock the classic vampire look or opt for a more trendy costume like Bernie Sanders with winter mittens, Syracuse University students put a lot of thought into deciding what or who to be for Halloween and associated costume parties. But year after year, some students dress up in costumes that are culturally inappropriate. Cultural appropriation occurs when someone outside of a certain — typically marginalized — group adopts certain characteristics of the group’s culture, usually in an offensive way. Appropriation is often disregarded as cultural appreciation, which is when an individual actively tries to learn about the aspects of another culture to broaden their understanding of it. Both terms have different meanings, but there

is a general lack of understanding about where appreciation becomes appropriation.

When you generalize these complex cultures as such, it rips away their worth and belittles their values Samantha Esparza a member of La L.U.C.H.A.

Samantha Esparza, a member for La L.U.C.H.A. — a Latinx student association group at SU — said that it is common to see shelves stocked with stereotypical costumes sold with pictures of white people wearing them. La L.U.C.H.A. has focused on bringing awareness to the dangers of these stereotypes, Esparza said. “Such costumes completely mock and dismiss complex cultures

with histories and stories that belong to hundreds of people. Being Mexican is more than a sombrero. Being Asian is more than chopsticks,” Esparza said. Sometimes certain stereotypes in costumes can go unrecognized by the person wearing them. Nevertheless, these types of costumes always communicate a misinterpretation of culture that can become offensive and even detrimental to certain groups. One of the most common examples of popularizing cultural stereotypes as Halloween costumes is the typical “Native American” costume. Commonly found in stores, one version of this stereotypical costume has a particularly distressing history — it recreates the Ghost Dance shirt, which Indigenous people wore as a form of protection when they experienced oppression, specifically under the rule of white settlers. This outdated costume reminds Indigenous communities of the painful history their ancestors had to go through.


Some people of marginalized groups have responded to stores marketing their cultures as another costume to wear for Halloween through movements such as #NotYourCostume. “When you generalize these complex cultures as such, it rips away their worth and belittles their values,” Esparza said. As part of a diverse community, with students from 50 states and 120 countries, SU students must thoroughly consider their Halloween costumes and avoid culturally appropriating someone else’s culture. The easiest way to prevent cultural appropriation is to avoid costumes that are based upon or represent a certain culture or group of people. Generally, costume shoppers can spot these costumes because they require the wearer to dress up as an identity that is not their own. Ultimately, the best approach is to do research and look up whether or not a costume is appropriate or not. Many people

from marginalized communities have spoken up about this issue online, and it is not difficult to explore their thoughts. But typically, if you’re even the slightest bit unsure about whether the costume is appropriate or not, you should avoid the costume altogether. “Not dressing [up] inappropriately is not hard,” Esparza said. “If it is funny to you, it may not be funny to others.” SU students should have the decency to thoughtfully determine whether a costume is offensive or stereotypical and not wear it. Additionally, they should say something if they see someone else wearing an offensive costume. Everyone must contribute to maintaining the fun aspect of Halloween, and cultural appropriation is not funny. SU is an inclusive, lively community, and SU students must act as such this Halloween. Karla Perez is a freshman magazine, news and digital journalism major. Her column appears biweekly. She can be reached at


Marshall St. needs these 5 businesses By Lucas Kaplan columnist


arshall Street is a hub of activity for Syracuse University students. With its ideal location close to campus, the potential is there for a great block of retail and food options. Although I’m not here to dump on Marshall Street and the surrounding area, there is definitely much left to be desired, both for students and business owners. In my three years at SU, so many ideas have come to my head of business that would thrive on Marshall street, ready to reap the benefits of a student body eager for new options. We can only have Chipotle so many times. While many of these types of businesses may exist in the greater Syracuse area, I am specifically talking about the Marshall Street and University Hill area, somewhere your typical SU student could walk to from their dorm or apartment and stop by on the way back from class. So, without further adieu, here are the five businesses that the Marshall Street area would benefit from and students would love.

A bagel place

Seriously, how on Earth is your average Syracuse student unable to

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roll out of bed and have a decent bacon, egg and cheese on an everything bagel within 20 minutes? It’s an atrocity, and it’s one that should stop now. A large number of SU students come from New York and New Jersey, which translates to SU being the perfect market for a bagel shop. I’m sure that a bagel spot on Marshall street would be a massive hit — can you imagine the line on a Saturday or Sunday morning? Someone should open a bagel shop on Marshall Street. It’s a business opportunity too great to pass up.

A classic lunchtime deli

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There’s a DJ’s-sized hole on Marshall Street just begging to be filled. Although construction for Lucy Blu Island Bar and Club is already underway, I still think that the demand is there for another bar, even after Lucy Blu’s opens. Hopefully the rumors of a reopening of Chuck’s Cafe underneath the Marshall are true and students over 21 can have two new nightlife options on the Hill next semester.

Isn’t it time that the central New York chain finally made its way to the Hill? Plain and simple, Tully’s has the best chicken tenders in the world. Although I’m more than willing to make the trip down Erie Blvd with a couple of friends whenever I’m craving these fried wonders of the world, Tully’s revenue would skyrocket if there was a location in the Marshall Street area. If there isn’t enough space for a full service location, maybe just a takeout window or stand that only sells tenders, fries and drinks. Imagine a Tully’s on Marshall Street with the same hours as Insomnia Cookies — a man can dream.

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Yet another selection to play towards the New York and New Jersey crowd. While Jimmy John’s does serve up sandwiches at its Marshall Street location and Varsity Pizza surely has some decent sandwiches, I’m envisioning something different — a place where students could get both hot and cold deli sandwiches in a timely manner. I can already see floods of students waiting in afternoon lines for a sandwich with chips and a pickle.

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Bring it back. The suffering has gone on long enough. Lucas Kaplan is a junior political science major. His column appears biweekly. He can be reached at

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Small businesses and eateries on Marshall Street like Winnie’s Soul Delicious and Taste of Asia give students options for food beyond the restaurant chains they might be used to. meghan hendricks asst. photo editor

Marshall Street eats Beyond chain stores, local-owned restaurants on Marshall Street offer a variety of culinary choices

By Connor Pignatello staff writer


henever Syracuse University senior Austin Kornbluth wanted something to eat, he would travel to the strip of restaurants on Marshall Street and face a quandary: submit his usual order at one of Marshall Street’s chain restaurants or try something new at one of the street’s small businesses. Kornbluth could choose a chain restaurant like Starbucks or Chipotle because it’s a quick and easy option for students, he said. But Marshall Street’s small businesses offer a variety of cuisines from restaurants like Royal Indian Grill, Taste of Asia and Winnie’s Soul Delicious. According to Eric Ennis, the Syracuse director of business development, the university and its student population play a critical role for small businesses on University Hill and in the surrounding area. “Especially on a college campus, people go to what they’re comfortable with,” said Kornbluth. “If I need a quick meal, my instinct is going to be to go for the thing that I’ve had a hundred times before, and the places that are up here like that are also the ones that I have at home.”

But once Kornbluth began trying the food at the small businesses on Marshall Street, he realized what he had been missing out on. Whether it’s from 15-month-old Winnie’s Soul Delicious or 95-year-old Varsity, Marshall Street’s small business food options not only offer customers a more nuanced experience but keep money in the community, Ennis said. “Shopping local is critical,” Ennis said in an interview in April. “For every dollar, more money gets retained when it’s sent with a locally owned business as opposed to a franchise or a corporation.” Small independent businesses return around double the economic return of their chain competitors, according to the Institute for Local Self-Reliance. Ennis said that buying a local business’s products or gift cards directly from them retains more money for the business and the community than buying their products from a third party such as a grocery store. Dawn Evette Reed, the owner of Winnie’s Soul Delicious on Marshall Street, said giving back to the community is a fundamental part of her business. She frequently gives out food to the homeless and participates in community fundraisers. “I know this is a business, but I feel like sometimes you have to feed people to give back,” Reed said.

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5 things to know about ‘Insecure’ co-star Yvonne Orji By Dakota Chambers asst. copy editor

Emmy-nominated actress and comedian Yvonne Orji will visit Syracuse University for a student-moderated Q&A presented by University Union this Saturday at 8 p.m. The event will be held in Goldstein Auditorium and is limited to SU and SUNY-ESF students, faculty and staff. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased on the SU

Student Box Office website. But before the “Insecure” star arrives in Syracuse, here are five things to know about Yvonne Orji:

1. She has a graduate degree in public health

Prior to ascending to stardom in comedy and television, Orji attended George Washington University for a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts and later a master’s in public health. She told The Ringer that her family wanted her

to pursue a career in medicine, but she moved to New York in 2009 to explore comedy against their wishes. “Now I’m 32 years old, unmarried, and they’re super happy that I’m not broke and starving in a basement apartment in New York anymore,” Orji said in a 2016 interview with The Ringer. “But at the same time, it’s like, ‘Where are my grandchildren?’ We fight one battle to live to fight another battle.”

2. She booked “Insecure” with no real acting experience

While working as an intern in a writers room in Los Angeles, Orji developed a show called “First Gen,” which was based on her own experiences growing up in a Nigerian household, The Ringer reported. Issa Rae, Orji’s co-star on “Insecure” and the show’s cocreator, helped line up an audition for Orji after watching the “First Gen” trailer. Orji ended up booking the job without an agent,

manager or any prior acting jobs on her resume. Orji told CNBC that the moment was part of a series of times she said “yes” to experiences that scared her but ultimately gave her the chance to pursue a career as a comedian. “I think the choice is pretty simple: Keep letting fear sidetrack you, or take what you’ve been given, maybe even told from God above, and say ‘yes,’” she told CNBC. see ORJI page 7



oct. 28, 2021

record review

Young Thug taps into emotional well on ‘Punk’ By Anish Vasudevan on the road

After filling “Slime Language 2” with slatts, slimes and all-star features, Young Thug took an emotional turn on his latest project “Punk.” The Atlanta rap mogul unequivocally abandoned the trap style he’d pigeon-holed himself in for the last few years. Young Thug has never fit under a single genre, but the last time he used his ability to manipulate his voice over acoustic beats was in 2017 with “Beautiful Thugger Girls.” That album cover is similar to “Punk,” too — both show Thug with a string instrument on his lap — but the instruments themselves point in different directions. “Beautiful Thugger Girls” is a cohesive 14-track project in which Young Thug — whose real name is Jeffery Lamar Williams — verbalizes his pent up emotions from his rise to hip-hop royalty. Thug’s second studio album “Punk” mimics the same emotional tone as “Beautiful Thugger Girls,” but the former is less cohesive, filling a strong start and finish with some underwhelming tracks in the 20-track record. He strays away from his deep conversations about love and identity from earlier works in favor of his recent surface-level bars. The first six songs on “Punk” match up with some of the best lyrical tracks littered through Thug’s discography. The opening song “Die Slow (with Strick),” is a heartfelt monologue with minimal production that he introduced during a Tiny Desk Concert earlier this year. He keeps the same tone as the show, speaking out what’s been on his mind for the last few years — something that he’s suppressed in previous albums. He talks about love, family and even politics, as he addresses the increasing turmoil between police from page 6

marshall Marshall Street’s small businesses provide a more personalized experience and better food, Kornbluth said. When he goes to a small business on Marshall Street, the senior said he can taste how the food is made individually for him as opposed to being mass produced. According to Reed, that is exactly what’s intended. “It’s a home-cooked meal. … Some of the students are looking for a home-cooked meal after being away from home for months and months,” Reed said. “You

and Black people in the U.S. Thugger uses strong features from J. Cole, Gunna and Future, who comment on the same topics as Thug since they understand the hardships that come with fame and being Black. But after this catchy six-track emotional outpour, Thugger makes a random switch and uses some version of a Playboi Carti impression. The trap beat is great for a hard workout, but it doesn’t fit with the theme that was established from the entirety of the album up to that point. The most popular song on the entire project is “Bubbly,” with features from Travis Scott and Drake. In the three icons’ first collaboration, they deliver one of the most hype tracks of the year. Later, Thug brings Nate Ruess — the lead singer of the now-disbanded indie pop band “Fun.” — out from the shadows. On “Love You More,” Thug shows an increased maturity with production and vocal ability, even giving Gunna ample space to shine on the pop song. The album ends with a track featuring Mac Miller, titled “Day Before,” since Thug said it was recorded a few days before Miller passed away after an overdose. The minimal, string-heavy production from the first half of the album returns in this conclusion with a ukulele. Thug allows Miller to have the last words on his latest emotional journey, ending with the lines “Swear I’m always shinin’, couldn’t tell you if it’s dark or not.” After some detour throughout the project, Thugger reaches his final destination with this line that speaks to the highs and lows of life.

ability to marry two completely different themes into one track. Thugger makes his first attempt at a dual track on “Stupid/Asking,” singing on a vibey slow beat by Charlie Handsome and Metro Boomin followed by a bass-boosted minute produced by Taurus, Crater and Yo Benji. Both parts are related, having choruses from the perspective of an unnamed lover. Thugger says “You must be stupid, you must be stupid” over and over again in the first part, not trying too hard but instead focusing on riding the production. The beats with Thug’s vocal inflection are paired perfectly together, making this one of the best-sounding songs on the entire project. “Asking” isn’t as strong as the first part, but the transition between both stories is executed seamlessly as Thug uses a variety of vocal inflections to introduce the different beat. In vintage Thug fashion, he expresses his passion towards this person, saying “I’m tired of asking” with a piano and violin concluding the song.

One skip: Scoliosis

Dual tracks have been a mainstay in music for centuries, more recently popularized in the rap game by Tyler, the Creator, who has had this type of song in all but one of his studio projects. Like Liam Neeson in “Taken,” this requires a very particular set of skills — the

Thug does some of his worst writing in this album on “Scoliosis,” and it feels unoriginal and recycled from past albums. He follows up the ill-timed COVID-19 joke with the line “I was f*ckin’ your daughter.” Then, Lil Double O hops in for his feature, starting his verse with the same line before talking about his multitude of firearms and women — the same bars that every rapper repeats in songs today. Still, the flute in the background for most of the song is catchy, along with adlibs of Thug saying “Woo” and “Hoo.” But with the references to the Slime group, this feels like a throwaway that didn’t make it onto “Slime Language 2.” This song is a good transition into Bubbly, but it really shouldn’t have been on

come here and get a Sunday meal.” Despite the ease of going to a familiar chain restaurant with a usual order, Kornbluth said he has been pleasantly surprised when he’s given small businesses a chance. “If I was a freshman here and I just needed coffee really quick, of course I’m going to go to Starbucks or Dunkin’. You go to Cafe Kubal once, and you’re like ‘Wow, this is better … and quicker,’” Kornbluth said. Dunkin’ and Starbucks both have locations on Marshall Street, but Syracuse-based Cafe Kubal operated in the Marshall Square Mall for nearly a decade before

Salt City Coffee, another Syracusebased coffee company, took its place. Starbucks did not respond to a request for comment, but Chipotle manager of external communications Tyler Benson wrote in an email that more than half of Chipotle’s customers are millennials or Generation Zers, so the company is looking for ways to cater to college age students when identifying new locations. Benson also said that the company also tries to attract students with social media marketing, especially on TikTok. Chipotle’s location on Marshall Street is a popular option among

Best track: Stupid/Asking

this album in the first place.

On Thug’s opening track, he catches listeners off guard with his soft singing that shines over the song’s quiet production. This introduction is like a ballad more than a rap song. Thug lets the floodgates open about what’s on his mind, talking about his relationships with his mother and family. But Thug also comments on the political landscape in the country, highlighting how Americans end up being divided on some of the most controversial topics that affect society. He ends the thought with a metaphor of diamonds and pearls, stating how some people shine through these obstacles but most get irritated and defensive like a mollusk producing a pearl.

Final thoughts:

The entire album is a nice change of pace from the content that Thug has produced for his avid listeners over the last few years. But at times this project strays from its early themes that showcase Thug’s emotions throughout the pandemic and even before that with the album’s early references to police brutality. Although Thug is the king of party jams, he needs to take more risks and continue expanding on the few meaningful tracks on this album. The arbitrary transition to trap songs is completely unnecessary on projects like this, which are meant to strike an emotional string with its listeners. But this is a transformation from what we already know of Thug, his second rendition of trying to make music that transcends the surface level of mainstream rap music. This album is almost perfect if three or four tracks were taken out, and hopefully Thug jumps back into this emotional maturity soon. @Anish_vasu

students because of its familiar menu and mobile ordering options, Kornbluth said. But according to Ennis, buying from small businesses provides value to the customer, the owner of the business and the community as a whole. “You’re getting (food) from a local entrepreneur who’s investing in the community — investing in Syracuse. Those are really the types of businesses we want to see growing and thriving,” Ennis said. Alexandra Battaglia contributed additional reporting to this article


her experience with abstinence, which has garnered over 2 million YouTube views.

a fluke or a one-time thing. Then I was like, ‘How do you make a life out of this?’”

3. She’s outspoken about her faith

4. She discovered her love for comedy while competing in a beauty pageant

5. She spends her free time volunteering to help in the fight against AIDS

Though Orji’s character on “Insecure” is “sexually free,” as she described on Fusion TV’s “Sex.Right.Now” series, Orji is a devout Christian who has stated in multiple interviews that she’s remaining abstinent until marriage. In her 2021 advice book “Bamboozled by Jesus,” Orji repeatedly references the Bible as she details her unorthodox journey in Hollywood. In 2017, the “Insecure” co-star did a TEDx talk, “The wait is sexy,” about

Three years before her big move to New York, Orji was getting ready to compete in a Miss Nigeria beauty pageant when she realized she didn’t know what to do for the talent portion. She told the New York Times’ T Magazine that trying out stand-up comedy was an in-the-moment decision. “I started discovering my funny from that moment on,” she told T. “I realized it wasn’t

Orji still utilizes her public health expertise through her work with (RED), an organization that partners with companies to fund programs and initiatives that improve overall global health and fight crises like the AIDS and COVID-19 pandemics, according to its website. As an ambassador, Orji has promoted

THIS WEEKEND Westcott Theater

Hardest Bars: Die Slow (with Strick)

from page 6

CONCERTS DJ and music producer Chase B is performing in Syracuse on Thursday night at the Westcott Theater. Chase B is Travis Scott’s touring DJ, and he has produced music with Young Thug, Gunna and Sheck Wes. WHEN: Thursday night @ 8 p.m ARTIST: Chase B The Westcott will welcome four artists — Matt Corgnati, Tucker Froelich, Lucas Tran and Ben Spence — for what the theater advertises as “a Halloween like no other.” The four will play from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

WHEN: Saturday night @ 9 p.m ARTIST: House of Horrors Costume Party The Harrington The Harrington advertised Friday night’s lineup as “OGS IN THE UNDERGROUND MUSIC SCENE” on Instagram, with performances from Sarah Gross and OMGIMJOE. Tickets cost $3 in advance and $5 at the door. While there is no costume requirement, the hosts strongly encouraged attendees to wear one in their IG post. WHEN: Friday night @ 10:30 p.m ARTIST: Sarah Gross and OMGIMJOE Spook Ball NONEWFRIENDS. has organized a two-night concert lineup featuring some of Syracuse University’s rising musical talents. The lineup features Picture Us Tiny, Sedona and a kid named rufus, as well as a DJ set from Nick Beebower. WHEN: Friday and Saturday night TICKETS: Contact 315.509.9511 to RSVP and for the location and time. The Blue Room Attendees at the Blue Room concert will get a discount for showing up in costume. The “Halloween Party” features bands Flesh Shuddering and Lemon Law, DJ sets and “perhaps a surprise or two,” the organizers said in an IG post. WHEN: Sunday night @ 8 p.m TICKETS: DM the Blue Room on Instagram for the location and tickets The Coop Costumes are encouraged at what the hosts are calling “A Very Sinister Saturday” for The Coop house show venue. Student band Winter Beach is headlining, with The Knu and Pop Culture performing as well. WHEN: Saturday night @ 8:30 p.m. WHERE: DM the Coop on Instagram for address

(RED)-partnered brands like Beats by Dre that donate a portion of proceeds to The Global Fund. She has also visited South Africa to attend programs that (RED) helps fund, such as a youth-focused health center. “Being able to go to South Africa and observe the communities of young women being helped, I could see the tangible sustainability and efforts first hand,” Orji told HBO. “A lot of the times, you think, ‘where is my money going?’ On the ground, it was refreshing to see a staff passionate about the communities they were helping.” @kotacola

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oct. 28, 2021

cross country

Previewing Syracuse cross country’s ACC Championship race By Wyatt Miller staff writer

Syracuse cross country will compete for the Atlantic Coast Conference title at Notre Dame on Friday. The Orange have won six ACC men’s cross country titles since joining the conference in 2013, including five straight from 2013-17. Entering the race, the women’s team is ranked No. 16 in the nation — its highest ranking in the past two seasons. The team went from being unranked to being in the top 10 after a seventh-place finish at the Nuttycombe Wisconsin

Invitational on Oct. 15. The Orange are one one of five nationally ranked teams in the ACC, including No. 2 NC State, No. 10 Florida State, No. 13 North Carolina and No. 21 Notre Dame. Sophomore Savannah Roark, who finished second for Syracuse and 52nd overall at the Nuttycombe Invitational, said she expects a topfour team finish at ACCs. “Individually, Amanda (Vestri) will be up there in the top five and hopefully we have three or so girls medaling behind her,” Roark said. The top 21 men’s and women’s finishers at the ACC

Championships will earn medals and All-ACC honors. Roark said she plans to continue her pack strategy — a tactic where she runs alongside her teammates to keep pace. “Abigail Spiers, Holly Bent and I all race as a pack, so I think we are just looking to be a little closer together,” Roark said. “If we can be even closer than we were in the last race, that would be great.” Roark and Bent finished just one second apart at the Nuttycombe Invitational, while Annie Boos and Spiers crossed two seconds apart about 15 seconds later.

No. 2 NC State will be competing for its sixth consecutive women’s ACC Championship title this Friday. The Wolfpack’s women’s cross country team has 26 ACC titles, the most by any women’s sport in the ACC. Syracuse’s men’s team will compete against only two ranked teams: No. 8 Notre Dame and No. 19 Florida State. The team was ranked No. 27 going into week four of the season, but it fell out of the rankings after a 20th-place finish at the Nuttycombe Invitational. “We know we are a really good team,” Aidan Tooker said. “We are a way better team than we have even

shown this year, so I’m just excited to go chase Notre Dame.” The reigning ACC champion, Notre Dame, is the “overwhelming” favorite to win this year’s race, Syracuse head coach Brien Bell said. The ACC Championships race is an 8k race as opposed to the 6k race the team runs during the regular season, so Tooker said he is looking to take advantage of that extra space. “We are just going to run the last 2k as hard as we possibly can and see how many guys we can beat,” Tooker said.


Beat writers agree SU will beat BC, improve to over .500 By The Daily Orange Sports Staff

Following three straight three-point losses, the Orange defeated Virginia Tech last weekend, bringing “happy faces” to player’s faces for the first time in a while, head coach Dino Babers said. To kick-start the last stretch of the regular season, Syracuse (4-4, 1-3 Atlantic Coast) returns to the Carrier Dome for its homecoming game against Boston College (4-3, 0-3 ACC) Saturday afternoon. The Orange are favored in this conference matchup, the first time in two years SU has been expected to win against an ACC team. Here’s what our beat writers predict will happen on Saturday:

Roshan Fernandez (4-4)

Nearly bowling? Syracuse 30, Boston College 17 Syracuse is two wins away from a bowl game but has difficult games left at NC State and against Pitt, both of which have been ranked from page 12

mls draft opportunity to pursue a professional career while also pursuing a degree. It seeks to give college soccer a new identity, Craven said. Former Syracuse midfielder Mo Adams grew up in Nottingham, England, the same town as Craven. Through Vertex Soccer, Craven helped Adams pursue collegiate soccer with the Orange. Like Craven, Adams was released from his academy at the under-18 level, but immediately began training with the Blackburn Rovers, a second division club in England. But an injury sidelined him for seven months, and he pursued a different pathway — a collegiate one — toward a professional career. “Everybody looks at Jamie Vardy and these players who have gone from non-league to the Premier League, and you want to hold onto that hope,” Adams said. “When you really think about it, you don’t have a degree, you don’t have anything of that sort, it’s very tough to take it somewhere from there.” When Adams arrived at Syracuse, he was focused on leaving school as early as he could to turn professional — like every other English player, he said. Players either take the soccer route or the university route in England, and school was an afterthought to Adams during his academy years. Syracuse’s squad in 2016 was a combination from page 12

auction While Veley knew that the work his students produced was successful in helping many around CNY, he didn’t think their actions would directly affect him. During the fourth annual charity auction,

teams this season. The Orange have a matchup with Louisville on the road to follow, and though the Cardinals are a mid-tier ACC team at the moment, six of SU’s last seven games against UofL have ended in losses of 22 points or more. All that said, SU needs to win this game to keep its bowl chances alive (minimum of six wins). The Eagles have the ACC’s seventhranked rush defense and its best passing defense, but the Orange’s offense has proved its worth. Turn to Garrett Shrader’s and Sean Tucker’s legs, mix in a couple passing plays, get the handful of important defensive stops, and SU walks away with a win. Syracuse figured out the winning formula last week — once again, by the slimmest of margins — and now it simply needs to re-execute that.

decided by five points or less. Boston College, like SU, has been mediocre this season — the two teams sit at the bottom of the ACC’s Atlantic Division. The Eagles haven’t won a conference game all year, while Shrader pulled out a miracle win for the Orange at Virginia Tech last Saturday. BC has one of the top defenses in the ACC, and one of the league’s top rushers in Patrick Garwo III, who’s averaging just over 6 yards per carry. Saturday’s game will likely come down to the wire — again — but Tucker will outrun Garwo, and Shrader will find success again running the ball. Without much of an aerial threat offensively, SU will be able to stack the box on defense, and the front six, led by Cody Roscoe and Mikel Jones, will record enough tackles for loss for Syracuse to hang on for its fifth win of the season.

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Welcome home Syracuse 28, Boston College 24 Syracuse’s last five games have been

Don’t keep it close Syracuse 30, Boston College 13 Boston College is on a three-game losing

streak, and unlike SU’s losing streak that ended against the Hokies, the Eagles’ matchups have not been close. Boston College has averaged 11.3 points per game during that stretch, making this one of the easiest challenges for Syracuse’s 3-3-5 defense. The Eagles average 4.3 yards per carry, which should allow the Orange’s “mob mentality” linebacker core to wreak havoc at the second level. Offensively, Syracuse also outmatches Boston College, who has the 76th-best rushing defense in the country, allowing 155.7 yards per game. Shrader and Tucker, who have worked on getting the read option as close to perfection as possible, should have a cakewalk if Shader makes the right decisions. There’s no reason why this game should come down to the last minute as the last five games have for SU this season. At homecoming, Syracuse should win with ease against a struggling Eagles team. @DOSports

of players who chose both routes. Although Adams wanted to become a professional, the majority of SU’s roster hadn’t even considered it — an environment Adams struggled to adapt to when he first arrived on campus. “You have to kind of be patient with some guys,” Adams said. “You can’t just expect everyone to have the same mentality as you.” McIntyre doesn’t just bring in a group to develop on the field, but to develop off the field, too. But he doesn’t guarantee his players will reach the professional level. “My job is not to prepare players for Major League Soccer,” McIntyre said. “I hope we create a supporting, helpful environment that helps our players become the best version of themselves, not ultimately the best version, but the best version of themselves during their time here.” Adams was intrigued a year before he joined the team when Syracuse produced its first SuperDraft pick under McIntyre, Alex Bono. Bono, SU’s former goalkeeper, was drafted sixth overall in 2015 by Toronto FC after signing a Generation Adidas (GA) contract with MLS. Signing as a GA is one of the only ways a college player can leave school early and become eligible for the SuperDraft. It’s a contract six Syracuse players have signed in as many years — including Adams in 2018, who was selected 10th overall by the Chicago Fire.

Bono became SU’s first player to sign a GA contract and to be drafted under McIntyre. But Bono didn’t even consider playing professionally until his junior season at Syracuse, which ended up being his last collegiate season. Bono had already accumulated MLS interest at the beginning of that collegiate season. He joined the Empire United Soccer Academy in 2010, three years after the U.S. Soccer Development Academy League (DA) began, and got drafted into the MLS at a time when he believed the SuperDraft was still relevant. “I’m fortunate that when I was around, the draft was still a big deal and players were consistently making the jump and playing first-team minutes,” Bono said. “It’s going to be difficult for whatever direction (the draft) decides to go.” When Bono played in the DA’s early stages, the U.S. player development had begun its gradual transition to a more European approach. Rather than focusing on preparing players for a college scholarship, U.S. academies — MLS ones in particular — have began offering professional contracts at a younger age. The DA — now known as MLS NEXT — has established itself as the main pathway for players to pursue a professional career. Bono said its training environment is more competitive, a reason why academies’ top players are moving straight into the pros

rather than pursuing a college scholarship. It has also decreased the level of domestic talent in college soccer, Craven said. “If a player is good enough to make a career in the MLS, you’re going to be able to have identified that before the age of 18,” Craven said. “What we’ve seen in the last two or three years is the quality of the domestic players in college soccer has decreased, but the quality of international players has increased.” The quality of draft stock has decreased in part because the league’s scouting priorities are becoming more internationally focused or focused on their respective academy systems, Bono said. Teams have more money to spend on players from around the world, with the goal of developing and flipping that player to another club for a higher price tag. It’s turned into a situation where NCAA talent is becoming increasingly ignored, and it’s not something college soccer is willing to change at the expense of getting its players professional opportunities. “College soccer has to decide whether they want to focus on putting talent into the draft and into the professional ranks, or if they want to mold young men and get them set up for a post-playing career and something that they can be really successful in,” Bono said.

the Sport Management Club generated $20,000 to benefit the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. The funds ended up going toward constructing a fish tank, an attraction that Veley said his grandson demanded to see upon receiving surgery at the hospital. “I remember wheeling him out there, and

all of a sudden I see this plaque: ‘Donated by the Sport Management Club at Syracuse University,’ and it emotionally just kind of hit me that the circle was completed at that point,” Veley said. The auction has benefited organizations such as the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Food Bank of Central New York and Meals

on Wheels of Syracuse. Giacobbe said that he and the other co-chairs have been hard at work since April to make sure this year’s event is just as good, if not better, than years past. “Our volunteerism is, in fact, changing people’s lives,” Veley said.


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ice hockey

Breaking down Syracuse’s 2-5-2 start to the 2021 season By Henry O’Brien asst. copy editor

Last season, Syracuse faced several postponements and losses to commence the 2020-21 season. The Orange only secured two wins, dropped six and tied one in their first nine matchups. But most of its losses were close games as SU never lost by more than two goals. This season, similar patterns emerged. Within their first nine games, the Orange have only won twice. The losses, however, have been much more lopsided. Despite an overtime loss to Clarkson, Syracuse fell to its opponent by more than two goals in each loss this year. The Orange have had several powerplay opportunities and have three top-20 conference scorers on their roster, but they have been unable to capitalize enough to string together wins. Here are the statistics that breakdown Syracuse ice hockey’s 2-5-2 record:

Five games allowing three or more goals In the Orange’s season opener against St. Lawrence, they conceded three unanswered goals in the first two periods. After a 3-2 loss to

Clarkson on Oct. 7, Syracuse’s goal against average through the first three games was 2.85. But after a tie in the latter Clarkson game and a dominant five-goal win against Union, SU’s GAA decreased to 1.46. But Syracuse’s GAA jumped to over three goals after then-No. 3 Colgate scored seven goals against the Orange in a 7-1 loss. It was the most goals the Orange have surrendered since a November 2019 7-4 loss to RIT. Colgate’s Dara Greig scored within the first 40 seconds of the game, setting the tone for a blowout. In the series split against Lindenwood this season, SU allowed five goals in the second game. The Orange have now given up 18 goals in their last four games. LU’s Rachel Goff scored twice, and the Lady Lions scored two goals late in the third period to break the 3-3 tie. Lindenwood is the only team in the College Hockey America conference to give up more goals in its last four games.

Power-Play Struggles

Syracuse has had 43 power-play attempts, the second most out of any Division I school. But the Orange have only capitalized on those attempts five times, giving them a power-play percentage of .116. Even though nine

games is a small sample size, this would put the Orange on pace to have their worst conversion percentage since the 2008-09 season. That year they finished with a rate of .108. The number also places SU 26th in power-play percentage nationally. The last time Syracuse scored fewer power-play goals through its first nine games was in 2017-18, when it scored four. In the first five games this season, SU was able to score at least one goal off a power play in four out of five games. But since then, the Orange have only been able to muster one power-play goal. This included having six failed powerplay attempts against Colgate on Oct. 16. Syracuse had 14 shots on the six opportunities, but none of the shots were able to get past Raider goalie Kayle Osborne. “(What) we were trying to emphasize when we were not having success early on was just get pucks on net,” Syracuse head coach Paul Flanagan said after the Colgate loss. “Take away the goalie’s eyes, try and get rebounds.” But on the Orange’s last powerplay attempt of the game, the only shots came from defenders Jessica DiGirolamo and Mae Batherson. Syracuse was too slow to get

rebounds off the shots. Against Lindenwood, SU had a combined seven power-play chances and only scored once. The sole score came from Abby Moloughney in the second period of the first matchup against the Lady Lions. It was the Orange’s first power-play goal in 10 days, even though they had 11 opportunities in that span of time.

Lack of scorers

Syracuse currently has three players (Moloughney, Sarah Marchand and Lauren Bellefontaine) in CHA’s top20 point scorers. The only team in the conference with fewer players in the top 20 is RIT. Moloughney leads the Orange with nine points (fourth in CHA), which helped her win CHA Offensive Player of the Week during the first week of October. Marchand and Bellefontaine are not too far behind, both totaling six points (12th and 13th in CHA). But outside of these three players, Syracuse hasn’t had any other top-scoring options. This issue was especially apparent in the Orange’s first four games. Out of the six goals they scored against St. Lawrence and Clarkson, only one goal wasn’t scored by the top three scorers as Tatum White

scored against the Golden Knights on Oct. 7. The Orange have had many chances for other scoring options, however. Syracuse registered 105 shots in those first four games as defenseman DiGirolamo led the team in shots in three of those games. Forward Rayla Clemons also had multiple shots in three of those four games. “I think in our first four games, we’ve had a lot of grade-A chances,” Flanagan said. “We just haven’t cashed in that often.” In the last five games, Syracuse has found more scoring options. DiGirolamo scored a game-winning goal against Lindenwood on Friday, and White added a second goal to her season total. Freshman Madison Primeau has also emerged as a potential fourth option recently. She has scored three goals in her last five games, including her first collegiate goal against Union on Oct. 12. “Having different players score for our team is good for our morale,” Bellefontaine said after the 5-1 win over Union, where Primeau scored her first goal. “I think the energy was much better that way.” @realhenryobrien

men’s basketball

Swider’s strong start, Edwards fills Sidibe’s spot and more By Roshan Fernandez senior staff writer

Syracuse opened its season with an exhibition game against Division II Pace University, a contest that ended in a straightforward 79-60 win for SU. Head coach Jim Boeheim, now in his 46th season, opened with a starting lineup that featured his two sons, Jimmy and Buddy Boeheim, alongside point guard Joe Girard III, center Jesse Edwards and Villanova transfer and forward Cole Swider. SU’s rotation also featured freshma n Benny Willia ms, center Frank A nselem and Ma rquet te tra nsfer Sy mir Torrence, among others. Here are some observations from the Orange’s 19-point victory on Wednesday night in the Carrier Dome:

Cole Swider looked good in his first action.

At halftime, Swider led the Orange with 11 points. He finished 8-of-10 from the field with a teamhigh 21 points. “He picks things up, he understands what we’re doing, and he can shoot,” Boeheim said after the win. “And he can shoot, and he can shoot, and he can shoot.” Swider nailed back-to-back 3-pointers from near identical spots at the top of the arc moments after Buddy airballed his own attempt from beyond the arc. Moments later, Girard grabbed a rebound off the front rim and flipped the court quickly, carrying the ball down the floor. He found Swider in that same spot, and the Villanova transfer who Boeheim called “a great shooter” easily could’ve pulled from deep again, but instead played unselfishly. Swider found Buddy, even more wide-open in the left corner, and

Buddy sank the 3-pointer. Swider’s movement near the inside the arc earned him multiple straightforward layups. On one, Buddy drew a double-team and then picked out a pass across the key for Swider, who converted the midrange jumper. Swider scored his first points on a 3-pointer in transition, and he sank another shot from deep later in the game over a defender. He finished with a team-high efficiency rating of 27.0.

Sidibe’s absence makes room for Edwards, Anselem An hour before SU’s matchup against Pace, Stadium’s Jeff Goodman reported that SU center Bourama Sidibe would miss about four weeks with an injury. An SU Athletics spokesperson confirmed that Sidibe wouldn’t dress for Wednesday’s game against Pace and that the timeline for his injury was expected to be about a month.

(Swider) picks things up, he understands what we’re doing, and he can shoot. And he can shoot, and he can shoot, and he can shoot. Jim Boeheim syracuse basketball head coach

Boeheim already indicated that Edwards would start at SU’s media day on Oct. 22, explaining that the center’s growth has been significant

and he and Anselem are “light-years ahead of where they were last year.” “This is a good time for Jesse and Frank to get some opportunities,” Boeheim said. “It’s a good opportunity for them to get going and do some things.” Wednesday, fans got a first glimpse of that growth as Edwards grabbed a defensive rebound, went down to the other end of the floor and received a pass from Girard. Edwards notched SU’s first points of the evening before he was fouled. He finished multiple alley-oop chances throughout the game, and continuously ran the court and served as an option for easy layups. On one early second half play, he took a feed from Jimmy for a routine lay-up, got back on defense and blocked the ensuing setters’ shot. Edwards finished with 12 points on 6-of-7 shooting with five total rebounds, four blocks and two steals. Anselem played the remaining 17 minutes when Edwards wasn’t on the court, finishing with five rebounds and two points. Anselem did well to double-team a Pace ballcarrier during the first half and force a turnover alongside Symir Torrence. The center duplicated that defensive play moments later when he and Swider doubled the shooter and Swider blocked the shot. Despite what seems like an improvement at center with Anselem and Edwards, SU was still slightly outrebounded 12-10 on the offensive glass by a Division II team.

An atrocious performance at the free throw line.

SU finished 8-of-21 from the charity stripe, the first time the Orange shot under 50% since Nov. 6, 2019 in their season-opener against Virginia. Jimmy finished 3-of-7

from the line, something he — and the Orange — need to build on as the season progresses. Swider finished 80% from the field, more than twice as good as SU’s team free throw shooting clip.

(Williams’) a creative player. He can make passes, he really can get the ball … and rebound the ball. He’s going to be really good, it’s just going to take some patience and some time. Jim Boeheim syracuse basketball head coach

“We’re a much better free throw shooting team than we showed tonight,” Boeheim said after the game. “So that’s an area that I think we will be a lot better.” “You miss 13 free throws, you’re in a different game,” Boeheim said later. “You got to make those free throws. It’s just something you got to do, and we will.”

The Orange court vision.



Syracuse finished with 26 assists on 30 baskets, more assists than it recorded all of last season and in 2019-20. “That’s a lot. That’s pretty good,” Boeheim said. “We did a good job of being patient.” Girard made a nice cut at the top of the arc midway through the first half, and he found Symir Torrence

in the paint underneath. Torrence set up Edwards for an alley-oop and dunk, and SU showed good court vision — albeit against a Division II team — repeatedly on Wednesday. Girard drove in the lane later in the half and dumped it off to Edwards for an alley-oop later. He flipped the floor by driving quickly after grabbing a rebound off the front rim too, dishing to Buddy for a wide-open 3 in the corner. Girard led the Orange with six assists. “He’s not really looking to shoot it much,” Boeheim said. “He’s taking shots when they’re there, but he’s making plays, which a point guard does.”

Benny Williams’ ‘freshman plays.’

Williams was active with seven points and team-high nine rebounds, but he made some “freshman plays,” Boeheim said. The coach cited Williams’ flat jump shot as something that’s a work in progress.

Buddy Boeheim’s knock.

Buddy scored three 3-pointers during the first half, but he walked back to the locker room alongside SU trainer Brad Pike with his left shoe off early in the second frame. He returned a few minutes later with a smile on his face — and both shoes on — but did not return to the court after that. Boeheim said Buddy “should be fine, from everything I’ve seen” and that his son just had a sprained ankle. Buddy could’ve returned, but the staff elected to hold him out to receive treatment, Boeheim added. “Buddy getting hurt puts the pressure on everyone else to pick it up,” Boeheim said. “And I thought they really did a good job.” @roshan_f16


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sports business

Charity sports auction returns By Tyler Schiff

contributing writer

MO ADAMS came to SU in 2015 after injuries prevented him from a pro career in England. Two years later, he was drafted 10th overall by the Chicago Fire. daily orange file photo

Syracuse has seen 16 of its players drafted into the MLS over the past six years, but that trend may soon come to an end By Alex Cirino

asst. copy editor


am Craven’s decision to come to the United States to play collegiate soccer in 2007 was one of the best decisions he’s ever made, he said. He had been abruptly released from an academy team in England, but Craven had taken the initiative to earn a scholarship at a Division II school in Florida, then a rarity among young English soccer players. The decision not only spurred Craven’s professional soccer career, but it also revealed a major flaw in soccer’s youth development system — that young international players were not prepared for a life after their career, he said. It became the inspiration for Craven’s recruiting and scouting organization, Vertex Soccer, which allowed Craven to become good friends with Syracuse head coach Ian McIntyre. McIntyre believes in development from a personal perspective, helping a player’s development on and off the field.

“Ian McIntyre understands that he’s signing a young man and not just a young player,” Craven said. “If that level of care is provided and acknowledged by the young man that plays for Ian, he will undoubtedly get a greater return from that individual because he knows he’s looked after, he knows he’s genuinely cared for.” This philosophy has earned Syracuse a reputation of being a pathway to the pros. Since becoming head coach in 2010, McIntyre and his staff have guided 16 players into the Major League Soccer SuperDraft. The SuperDraft has gone from four main and two supplemental rounds to just three main rounds over the last decade. A combination of MLS’s growth and its inability to properly develop American players has diminished the value of the SuperDraft, creating a gap between college and the pros that may never be bridged, Craven said. Craven created Vertex Soccer as a way to bring overseas players to American colleges and help give players an see mls

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men’s basketball

Sidibe expected to miss 1 month with injury By Roshan Fernandez senior staff writer

Syracuse center Bourama Sidibe will miss roughly a month due to a knee injury, a Syracuse Athletics spokesperson confirmed. Stadium’s Jeff Goodman first reported the news. Sidibe didn’t participate in the Orange-White scrimmage on Oct. 22, and he did not dress for Syracuse’s first preseason exhibition against Pace on Wednesday night. Head coach Jim Boeheim said at SU’s media day on

Oct. 22 that Sidibe had four or five “really good practices” and looked “as good as he ever did” before the center tweaked his knee. “He’s not up to speed because he’s had to miss so much (time), but if he can practice for two or three weeks straight, he’ll be fine. He’ll be fine,” Boeheim said of Sidibe’s health on Friday. When asked whether Sidibe could stay healthy this season, something the 6-foot-10 center has struggled with throughout his career at SU, Boeheim cited Sidibe’s junior year where he averaged 35

minutes per game. “Last year he got hurt, simple as that, so this is a new year and we’ll see how he progresses,” Boeheim said. Sidibe missed all but 15 minutes last season — four in the seasonopener and 11 against Clemson in early February. If he’s unable to heal, the Orange have Jesse Edwards, Frank Anselem and John Bol Ajak to turn to at center. Boeheim said that Edwards and Anselem made significant strides during the offseason. The two centers are “lightyears ahead” of where they were

last season,” and Boeheim has already indicated that Edwards will start the season at center. Both have become stronger, more aggressive and gained experience, he said. Edwards, at 6-foot-11, provides the Orange with a boost in size and strength after the 6-foot-10 Marek Dolezaj filled in at center for much of last season. The Orange have their first exhibition game against Division II Pace University on Wednesday night. @roshan_f16

The Sport Management Club at Syracuse University will host its 17th Annual Charity Sports Auction as a hybrid event, benefiting the Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation from Nov. 20 to Nov. 27. For the first time in club history, the auction will be split into two portions — the first will be in person, and the second will be virtual. Last year, the 16th annual auction moved online due to COVID-19, but the auctions are typically held during halftime of a Syracuse men’s basketball game early in the season. However, Jakob Fox, one of three auction co-chairs this year, said that if it weren’t for the pandemic, the club wouldn’t have been able to reach a larger audience using GiftSmart, a mobile bidding fundraising software. “We adjusted on the fly.” Fox said. “Having the online portion last year was a huge success because people from anywhere could bid.” As COVID-19 restrictions have gradually loosened, this year’s event will return to the Carrier Dome on Nov. 20 when the Orange face Colgate. Due to last year’s success with GiveSmart, all bidding will take place on the application. Last year, there was a larger range of people online because the auction wasn’t centralized to just the Dome, Luca Giacobbe, one of the auction co-chairs, said. Participants will be able to place bids as soon as the game starts and can continue to bid on their favorite items up to a week after the matchup. A variety of items will be available in the auction, including electronics, toys and signed sports memorabilia — like a signed football from Michael Strahan or a vintage Ichiro Suzuki baseball jersey. “This auction isn’t just for sports fans,” co-chair Megan Monzo said. “With the holiday season approaching, we have a little bit of everything for everyone.” Having raised over $500,000 for various nonprofits, the Sport Management Club, which is entirely student-run, will work together with the Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation to support kids in need within central New York. “We choose to impact people, particularly our community in central New York,” Fox said. “We wanted to make sure our work helps the community.” Michael Veley, who is a professor in Falk College and the founding director of SU’s sport management Program, established the auction in 2004. Veley said the initial idea for an annual charity sports auction was to ensure his students could intertwine sport with their understanding of social responsibility. “Syracuse is our home,” Veley said. “It’s important to embrace it and give back to the community.”

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