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N • Talking it out

During Monday night’s meeting, SU’s Student Association members spoke about the Internationalization Council and how to better help SU’s international students. Page 3

O • Safe and sound

P • Speak your mind

Gender and Sexuality columnist Myelle Lansat discusses how Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s condemnation of hate are raising the bar for LGBTQ acceptance. Page 5


Syracuse University’s Verbal Blends Poetry provides a safe space for expression through spoken word performance. The program has now gone global. Page 9

S • Balls in play

Syracuse men’s basketball travels to Madison, Wisconsin to take on the No. 17 Badgers on Tuesday. The Orange will play with an unusual brand of basketball. Page 16


1. The Rescue Mission in Syracuse sends an outreach team to bring food, blankets and clothing to the unsheltered homeless, especially during the dangerously cold winter months. 2. STEVE CLEMENS, a local man who was homeless in Syracuse, was able to move into his own apartment with the help of an outreach program. ally moreo asst. photo editor


he homeless shelter population in Syracuse has decreased by about one-third over the past six years, but there is still a great need for services in the city — particularly during the winter months. The Syracuse shelter network has about 400 beds now compared to the 600 in 2010, said Paul Driscoll, commissioner of the Syracuse Department of Neighborhood and Business Development. The decrease in beds reflects increased efforts to move people into permanent housing. But Syracuse still has a population of unsheltered homeless who face life-threatening temperatures when living outdoors. In Syracuse, there are typically 20 to 25 unsheltered homeless people during the summer and about five during the winter, Driscoll said. In order to get homeless people off the streets during the winter, New York state Gov. Andrew

Homeward bound Outreach programs, shelters work to prevent street homelessness By Taylor Watson asst. copy editor

Cuomo in January issued an executive order that requires local governments to bring unsheltered homeless into a shelter if the temperature is 32 degrees Fahrenheit or below. If the person resists, the order utilizes section 9.41 of the Mental Hygiene Law to get them off the street. The law states that any person who appears to be mentally ill or may cause harm to themselves or others may be detained and brought to shelter. But resisting shelter does not qualify a person as having a mental illness, according to the New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services. Syracuse does not subscribe to Cuomo’s policy, Driscoll said, because the city does not want to criminalize homelessness. Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner, along with the Syracuse Police Department, concluded forcibly moving unsheltered people into shelter see homelessness page 4

election 2016

Trump’s victory results in anxiety, stress among some By Kennedy Rose staff writer

President-elect Donald Trump swept up the nation in an upset this November, taking the Midwest and swing states by storm. With his surprise victory came a toll on mental health across the country. Some students at Syracuse University have been concerned with Trump’s rhetoric targeting minorities.

Cory Wallack, director of the Counseling Center at SU, said elections typically create feelings of anxiety or stress, regardless of political affiliation. The 2016 election heightened those usual emotions of uneasiness for people of backgrounds Trump’s campaign promises targeted, he said. “This election cycle has not been typical, though, as there has been considerable hurtful, frightening, threatening and aggressive rheto-

ric and behaviors that exceeds that which we have seen in recent presidential elections,” Wallack said. The effect on college students is consistent with the effect on the rest of the nation, Wallack said. On SU’s campus, Wallack said he saw higher levels of stress, anxiety and tension among students than usual. He said the election cycle is partially responsible for the change in campus climate. Wing Luck Chin, a sophomore in

the College of Visual and Performing Arts who is openly gay, sought counseling from the Counseling Center after the election. He said the therapists helped him to vent about his problems with the election results and their ramifications. “Some days I couldn’t believe this was happening,” Luck Chin said. “I feel very insecure about my safety as an Asian person.” Luck Chin wasn’t happy with either of the major party candi-

dates running this year, reflecting an attitude held by one in four Americans, according to a Gallup poll from earlier this year. However, Luck Chin had particular reservations toward Trump because of the president-elect’s inflammatory comments about people of color. “Everyone thought he was just a huge joke,” Luck Chin said. “Somehow he was on the ballot. I don’t understand how that happened.” see mental

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TATTOO tuesday | angela o’neil

Junior remembers late father with tattoo By Destiny Reyes staff writer

Angela O’Neil’s tattoo represents the memory of her father and keeps his presence close to her. The tattoo is of two monarch butterflies, in addition to her dad’s signature, to pay tribute to her father who died. After her father died when she was 16, O’Neil said she and her mother would have many chance encounters with monarch butterflies, which she said felt like signs from her father. The junior health and exercise science major’s tattoo was originally just two colored butterflies, and it wasn’t until later that she decided to add her fathers signature. “I went to summer camp for a really big portion of my life and my dad made an effort to write to me almost everyday,” she said. “So I thought it would be great to have his signature on me that he wrote in one of the letters.” Writing had always been a big part of both her and her father’s lives, O’Neil said. She said her father kept journals before she was born and continued on until his death. He encouraged her to keep her own journal, and she would throw fits every time he sat her

down to write. “Now, I would give anything to be able to write in my journal with him again,” she said. Just recently, O’Neil started writing in journals again — she wants to make sure she remembers her favorite moments of her college years. Outside of journal keeping, O’Neil’s father passed many of his other hobbies down to her, including basketball. O’Neil said she tries to follow her dad’s good sportsmanship, always making a point to go out of her way for people who need someone to talk to. Her tattoos are a reminder to do just that. “I was pretty proud of myself for coming up with what I thought really represented him and what would stick with me for the rest of my life,” she said. “It was my last way of carrying him with me everyday now that I can’t communicate or be with him.” O’Neil still enjoys sharing the memory behind her tattoos because she is so grateful for how well they represent her relationship with her father. “It’s still really hard when they’re not actually right there with you,” she said. “This is the closest physical thing that I can keep with me everyday.”


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cor r ection In a Monday article titled “Hilpert makes career-high 8 saves in Sweet 16 loss,” Hendrik Hilpert’s position on the field after a goal from Jeremy Kelly was misstated. The Daily Orange regrets this error.

S • Catching up

Find out all the news and notes from the Syracuse sports world on Monday. SU football wide receiver Amba Etta-Tawo was named first-team All-ACC. Page 16

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Funding education Maxwell received a multimillion dollar bequest from alumni to fund citizenship education. See page 4


@SyracuseU Tomorrow, turn #GivingTuesday into #GivingCUSEday! It’s the perfect day to support what you love most about SU

Paid in experience Syracuse University officials weigh in on unpaid internships and how they affect students. See Wednesday’s paper @dailyorange nov. 29, 2016 • PAG E 3

Chaplain provides fresh food By Chieh Chen staff writer

Holiday spirit The Clinton Square Christmas tree in downtown Syracuse shines bright on Monday night. The annual lighting of the tree took place on Friday at a ceremony, organized by the office of Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner. Thousands took to Clinton Square for the ceremony on Friday, causing the blockage of a number of streets in the surrounding area. ally moreo asst. photo editor

student association

Officials talk international student experience By William Muoio staff writer

Student Association President Eric Evangelista started the meeting by offering an opportunity for SA members to speak about the incident at Ohio State University on Monday. Evangelista said he reached out to Gerard Basalla, president of the undergraduate student government at Ohio State, and offered his condolences and prayers on behalf of the Syracuse University undergraduate student body. After meeting with the Board of Trustees earlier in the month, the most important component was safety and security of the students on SU campus, Evangelista said.

SA Co-Chair of Student Life Anjani Ladhar then gave a presentation on the Internationalization Council that she is involved on campus. Representing the undergraduate student body, she spoke about the work that the council does to promote SU students to acquire international experiences as students and also welcome international students into the SU community. Ladhar began a conversation with the voting members by inviting them to share their opinions on how SU can better welcome international students. Her plan is to use what was said and present it to the council, led by SU Vice Chancellor and Provost Michelle Wheatly. Some suggestions were to better associate different international organizations together

and improve international orientation for first-year students.

WHAT IS SA? The Student Association is the student government body of the university. SA is currently in its 60th session and Eric Evangelista is president. Outside of the cabinet, there are four committees and four boards, which report to the association.

About 19 percent of the student body is international, and even though international enrollment has increased by 154 percent in the past 10 years, resources have not developed at a rate to keep up with the increase, Ladhar said.

The co-chair also shared an SU BusTime application — offered through the SU mobile app — that provides real-time updates on the various buses offered. This may be offered as an alternative to providing more heat lamps around bus stops, as with the current infrastructure it is not feasible. SA Comptroller Malik Evans thanked the SA assembly for their work regarding the semester budget allocation process. The finance board will be meeting with some of the organizations this week regarding their specific budgets. “We are doing our due diligence on our side as we were only able to allocate a small amount of money,” Evans said.

Speaker addresses cyber techonology, policy By Sandhya Iyer staff writer

Kamal Jabbour said the disconnect between cyber policy and technology is a threat to national security. His lecture, “The Disconnect Between Cyber Policy and Technology,” was held in the Syracuse University College of Law on Monday afternoon. Jabbour is a senior scientist for Information Assur-

At the end of the day, cyberspace is governed by the laws of physics. Kamal Jabbour senior scientist for information assurance at the air force research laboratory

ance at the Air Force Research Laboratory in Rome, New York. He said virus scanners detect 100,000 to 1 million new signatures every day, but even then fewer than 4 percent of all existing malicious software, also called malware, has been detected. Signatures are sets of specific data that allow viruses to be identified, he said. There used to be an assumption that people who write mal-

ware are “few and far between,” Jabbour said. However, he said now there’s a brand new category of individuals who produce malware — making it a much more relevant and significant problem. Jabbour also said dwell time — the time between the infection and detection of malware — averages between three to four years, which is rather slow. “This concept of trying to see speaker page 4

When Pedro Castro, Jr. was driving on Interstate 90 in October last year, he noticed there were still squash left in a harvested field, probably due to drought conditions. At that time, Castro, Historically Black Church chaplain for Hendricks Chapel at Syracuse University and the minister of the local church, was aware that Syracuse has one of the nation’s highest poverty rates. Seeing this, Castro came up with the idea of providing more fresh food to the local community. “It really impacted my heart,” Castro said. “What can we do to help families have access to fresh produce?” This year, Hendricks Chapel is partnering with Syracuse Fellowship AME Church, launching a program “Blessing Others With Surplus” to give away thousands of pounds of fresh produce to the Syracuse community. “We are providing others with the blessings that we received,” Castro said, adding that a refrigerated truck was distributing local fresh produce for families during October and November. All of the produce they got is locally grown, including from central New York farms in Baldwinsville and Cazenovia, Castro said. Most of the fruits and vegetables the farms donated don’t meet the market’s standards to be sold in grocery stores, he said, adding that farmers would otherwise dump the produce that aren’t the best-looking.

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national news Here is a round-up of the biggest news happening in the country right now. U.S. OHIO STATE ATTACK Eleven people were injured Monday when an Ohio State University student crashed his vehicle into pedestrians on the school’s campus before attacking students with a butcher knife. The suspect was fatally shot by police and the victims were rushed to the hospital. source: usa today

POLITICS RECOUNT The Wisconsin Elections Commission on Monday agreed to recount votes of the presidential election. But Green Party nominee Jill Stein sued the agency after it said it would not require officials to recount those votes by hand. The recount will begin this week if Stein or another candidate pays about $3.5 million. source: milwaukee journal sentinel

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Alumni give $2.5 million to fund citizenship education By Satoshi Sugiyama asst. news editor

Two alumni of Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs will give a multi-million dollar donation to fund citizenship education, the largest planned gift currently in place. The alumni, who chose not to disclose their names, are giving a $2.5 million bequest of their estate plans. The money’s value is expected to grow, said Linda Birnbaum, assistant dean for advancement at Maxwell, in an email. A bequest is a form of donation for parfrom page 1

homelessness would backfire, Driscoll said. Doing so may relocate homeless people further from the center of Syracuse to rural areas where they cannot be monitored as closely. Forcing them into shelter could also diminish the trust built between the police and the homeless, he said. “There is an informal balance between law enforcement and the unsheltered homeless that we want to keep in tact,” Driscoll said. “If we start criminalizing that, they will run away and might hurt themselves even more.” Syracuse was recognized for its efforts to decriminalize homelessness by the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty. The city was named to the “Hall of Fame” in the center’s November report. Instead of forcing the shelter-averse indoors during the winter months, Syracuse relies on street outreach programs to keep the homeless safe year-round. Two prominent outreach teams in Syracuse are the Rescue Mission and In My Father’s Kitchen. The program workers attempt to bring the shelter-averse indoors, but if they do not want to go to a shelter, workers will provide them with food, coats and blankets. This was the case for Steve Clemens. Sixteen months ago, Clemens was living on the streets of Syracuse. He had been homeless on and off for five to seven years — staying with friends or family, bouncing in and out of shelters and staying on the streets. He would tough out the winter months for as long as he could until the harsh weather forced him to go to a shelter. While living on the streets, Clemens was visited by John Tumino, founder of the outreach program In My Father’s Kitchen. It took two years for Clemens to finally trust Tumino. “When you’re homeless, depending on your circumstances, you really don’t have any trust in anybody because of the situation you’re in,” Clemens said. Tumino later helped Clemens through rehabilitation for his legs, which he’d lost feeling in due to his battle with alcoholism. While Clemens was in rehab, Tumino was able to connect him with Syracuse Behavioral Healthcare to arrange housing. In October, Clemens, now 56, was financially stable enough to move into his own apartment. Clemens gives back to the community by joining Tumino in his outreach program. He tells his success story with the hopes of inspiring the homeless population of Syrafrom page 3

speaker detect malware is just not working,” Jabbour said. He added that there’s a growing disconnect between training and education in this area. He stressed the idea that training builds robustness and education builds resilience, but the nation is falling behind in terms of its training system. Jabbour said today, cyber policy focuses more on resilience, but rather than looking for a system that picks itself up after it

ticular individuals or institutions that is provided by an individual or family through a portion of their estate plan. The bequest will be allocated for an undergraduate scholarship, a graduate scholarship and a chair in citizenship at Maxwell, Birnbaum said. Even though the bequest money might not arrive for many years, she noted the school has already designated fund descriptions so that the money will be available for those programs when it arrives. Birnbaum said she worked with her colleague Doreen Henson, director of development in the Office of Gift Planning, in

securing this bequest to promote Maxwell’s purposes: immersion in real-world education and interdisciplinary learning, opportunities for leadership, research funding and travel. “Many alumni have expressed to me the notion that no matter where their careers have taken them, the idea of public service, civic leadership and participation in the community — at any level — is ingrained in them from their days on campus,” she said. In an SU News release, Chancellor Kent Syverud thanked the alumni and praised that the bequest will “further the Maxwell School’s vision for its students as engaged citizens.”

cuse, some of whom are friends of his from the time he spent on the street. “I just feel the need to … make sure (the homeless) know they are worthy of something, they aren’t being judged all of the time,” Clemens said. “That’s what people do, they tend to judge instead of realizing what happens in people’s lives.” The success of outreach programs has led to a decline in the number of unsheltered homeless living in Syracuse during the winter, Tumino said. Two years ago, Tumino counted six people living outdoors during the winter, and so far, he hasn’t seen any this winter. The snow is an ally to outreach programs, Tumino said, as it drives people to seek shelter or reach out to get help. Last winter, there was a definite increase in the utilization of shelter and food services in Syracuse, said Melissa Marrone, the coordinator of the Housing and Homeless Coalition of Central New York. Oftentimes, there was standing room only at the Rescue Mission day program, she said. A nationwide Point In Time count is held each January to count the number of unsheltered homeless people, Marrone said. The PIT count serves to keep track of how Syracuse is dealing with their homeless population from year to year in comparison to cities across the United States. It’s also used to compile demographics of the homeless in order to figure out what kind of funding the city needs, Marrone said. In January’s PIT count, Syracuse had seven people living outdoors, Marrone said, which is one fewer than in 2015. Oswego County had around 13. Marrone attributes this difference to the successful outreach programs in Syracuse, which Oswego County does not have. It is not uncommon for a homeless person to choose to live on the streets rather than in a shelter. Shelters are not ideal, Driscoll said, as people walking by while you’re asleep could theoretically take your stuff. Clemens witnessed a few people die in shelters and after that, decided he would not return. “I saw one guy get stabbed in the shower,” Clemens said. “He came out and he bled out on the floor at the end of my buddy’s bed. That was one.” He also noted the prominent drug use in shelters and their horrible smell — they reek of feet and butt, he said. The Rescue Mission shelter has a policy that prohibits anyone under the influence of alcohol or drugs to stay there, said Kendall

Slee, Rescue Mission Alliance communications specialist. They have staff that monitor for substance abuse to try to be aware of any issues happening in the shelter. Challenges community members face tend to become concentrated in shelters, Slee said. General population shelters typically consist of the chronically homeless — adult men who are dually diagnosed with substance abuse and mental health issues — which is the hardest sub-population to deal with, Driscoll said. He described those shelters as a place where “you really kind of have to look out for yourself.” Driscoll said whatever issue led the person to the shelter cannot be resolved while in the shelter, whether it is substance abuse, domestic violence or mental health issues. This is why Syracuse adopted the Housing First method — the goal is to get the person in a safe place and then work on their individual issues, he said. Within each shelter in Syracuse, there are caseworkers known as rapid re-housers. They focus on placing women, children and elderly into permanent housing the day after they stay in a shelter. Caseworkers meet with the homeless and go to the Onondaga County Department of Social Services to ensure they are receiving benefits they are entitled to, such as food stamps and public assistance for housing, Driscoll said. The Housing and Homeless Coalition also works to prevent homelessness at the front end, Marrone said. They look at evictions and those who are struggling with their utility bills, and try to make sure those people are maintaining their housing. More funding is being directed toward permanent housing rather than the shelter, she said. “I think it makes sense for us to house people rather than shelter them for a long period of time — the focus is housing them,” Marrone said. “We want to steer away from requiring people to go into a shelter because we want to make sure the end result is stabilization.” Street homelessness has been kept to a minimal year-round in Syracuse due to such housing efforts and outreach programs. Clemens also credits outreach programs as the first step to making the homeless feel seen. “What would it be like if they didn’t have somebody to show up and make sure they’re OK and show them that somebody cares?” Clemens said. “They’re saving lives. They are. Mine was one of them.”

fails, he said he wants a robust system that will not fail when it needs to work. “We’re very comfortable detecting things and then reacting to them” instead of trying to prevent the conflicts from arising in the first place, Jabbour said. Part of the reason behind this is that people are becoming comfortable with cyberspace because they believe it’s a man-made domain and they think they can change it or defy it, he said. “At the end of the day, cyberspace is governed by the laws of physics,” Jabbour said, adding that the only proper way to look at

it is through math, specifically the application of math to physics. Multiple times during the talk he brought up that, to write cyber policy, people must have taken at least 35 credits of math in school. He said people in the government who are currently writing policy are not qualified from a technology or mathematics perspective. The cyberspace doctrines today aren’t accurate, he said, because the people writing them aren’t paying attention to the law of technology. Jabbour went through three cyberspace

Maxwell has received funds through bequests before, but this one is the largest to date, Birnbaum said. David Van Slyke, dean of Maxwell, said in the release that the support from alumni and donors are critical to Maxwell programs on citizenship education. “We are very grateful for the financial support from two graduates who have exhibited lifelong dedication to education and public service,” Van Slyke said. “This extraordinary commitment will impact Maxwell and Syracuse University for generations to come.” | @SatoshiJournal

who’s there? A look at the demographics of homeless shelters in Onondaga County in 2015


59% of individuals who were homeless identified as a minority race


27% of homeless people were children

51% of individuals entering shelter have a disability of some kind


36% of the homeless population was families


2015 onondaga statistics

domestic violence Some shelter-seekers are victims of domestic violence


of the homeless were victims of domestic violence


Out of that total, of individuals were subject to it within the past 30 days 2015 onondaga statistics

policy-making mistakes that he thinks the government makes. First, he said they detect things that go wrong after they go wrong and don’t think proactively. He also said the government doesn’t focus enough on the human component of cyberspace. Lastly, he said that they don’t correctly interpret the relationship between cyberspace threats and vulnerability. Every cyber program was a mathematical equation before it was converted, Jabbour said. He added that if math is relied on to write cyberspace policies, then the United States will be in much better shape.


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Internationalization council should further SU student support It’s hard enough to succeed at college, but to do so in the face of culture shock may require much more support than Syracuse University is able to offer. The university recently launched an internationalization council in response to a significant increase in international student enrollment at SU — a rate that has risen 143 percent in the past 10 years. The council is poised as the perfect opportunity for SU to determine how it can efficiently

improve its programs to accommodate the influx of students. Apart from just looking to allocate more funding, SU can examine existing resources and build upon them. Considering that the Slutzker Center for International Services is the main support system for international students in campus, the initial thought may be to give more aid to this center in some form. Director Patricia Burak said that it was stretched thin following the loss of a faculty member

from the university-wide buyout in 2015, leaving the center’s current staff totals at 14. The Chancellor’s Workgroup on Diversity and Inclusion also recommended that SU fill the position. Still, there are different offices and centers that the council can enhance to thoroughly enrich an international student’s life at SU. For example, international students made up 52 percent of those making Writing Center appointments during the Spring 2016 semester. By

looking at other avenues of student life, like The Writing Center, SU can be efficient and thorough in accommodating the demand of international students. Because the council is an advisory body, there is no guarantee that any proposals will be implemented, according to political science and council chair Mehrzad Boroujerdi. But to transparently acknowledge the weight and these recommendations, the internationalization council can take cues from the

Chancellor’s Task Force on Sexual and Relationship Violence by updating the campus community and being transparent as to what it decides to implement as solutions. The internationalization council was specifically created to solve the gap between international students and the resources available to them on campus, so seriously valuing the council’s input will prove to be worthwhile as the university acclimates students to life in the United States and at SU.

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Cuomo, NY pave way for LGBTQ safe spaces


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Faculty call for campus accountability Throughout this political cycle, we have borne witness to hate, violence, and silence across different segments of the population. We want to make it abundantly clear as a collective: hate crimes, discrimination, and prejudice-based violence are not tolerated by the Syracuse University community. As sociologists, we are particularly concerned about recognizing and validating different facets of people’s identities (including but not limited to): religion, race, class, gender, age, sexuality, nationality, ability, citizenship status. We understand how these identities interact and intersect to shape our experiences in relation to broader institutions. That said, everyone deserves to be recognized, proNews Editor Sara Swann Editorial Editor Caroline Colvin Sports Editor Paul Schwedelson Feature Editor Rachel Gilbert Presentation Director Clare Ramirez Photo Editor Jessica Sheldon Head Illustrator Emmy Gnat Copy Chief Kathryn Krawczyk Development Editor Alexa Torrens Digital Editor Jacob Gedetsis Social Media Director Benjamin Farr Video Editor Griffin Morrow Web Developer Shuai Wang Asst. News Editor Michael Burke Asst. News Editor Stacy Fernandez Asst. News Editor Satoshi Sugiyama Asst. Editorial Editor Joanna Orland Asst. Feature Editor Hanna Horvath Asst. Feature Editor Casey Russell Asst. Sports Editor Chris Libonati

tected, and valued as members of our community and those institutions. We all look for a promise of safety and justice. To students and community members: we hear you, we see you, we are accountable to you. This is a call to the entirety of our campus, to each department, faculty, staff member, and the administration to speak out against hate, violence, and silence. We implore you as responsible citizens to publicly reject acts of hatred and bigotry in the classroom, on campus, in the workplace, and the local community. This is envisioned as an ongoing effort to hold ourselves and the university accountable to our students and all the members of SU.

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n the face of President-elect Donald Trump’s hateful rhetoric and its consequent validation by the national election results, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has set New York apart in recognizing the need to protect vulnerable groups: Cuomo recently ordered state police to organize an anti-hate police group to support victimized communities. Shortly after the announcement, Cuomo highlighted a message of zero tolerance for discrimination in a letter to students. In this way, Cuomo has rightfully acknowledged that safe spaces have never been more crucial. And it is essential for other states to follow New York’s lead in tackling any discrimination Trump has inspired. But this movement requires the support of the people. The United States was great before Trump, and citizens need to continue to protect anyone threatened by hatred. Cuomo is paving the way for New York’s creation of safe spaces for the LGBTQ community. The Bronx is opening up its first LGBTQ shelter for people ages 21 to 30, proving the area as one of the few where Trump’s hate rhetoric has mobilized change, not just speech surrounding change. LGBTQ youth and young adults are among the most vulnerable populations to be homeless and Mattie Barone, an educator and care manager at Syracuse’s Q Center has seen this first hand. The center is an LGBTQ resource center run by ACR Health, which provides health services throughout central New York. After Trump’s election, the stakes for LGBTQ youth have gotten higher and have put the local community,

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FIERCE, FEARLESS, FEMINIST especially those who frequent the Q Center, on high alert. “My trans youth and friends are scared to be in public,” Barone said. “I have seen people rushing to get married, or get their name changes done before (Trump) takes office just to give them some sense of safety. No one anywhere feels safe.” Because this should be a new age of acceptance and understanding rather than a time for marginalized people to live in fear, safe spaces like the Q Center, the new homeless shelter in the Bronx and the support of Cuomo are crucial following post-election. Still, individuals like Barone continue to defend safe spaces in the face of criticism. “I see a lot of people criticizing safe spaces, but to me, I think, what is so wrong making a space for people to feel safe, loved and supported for who they are in their entirety?” Barone said. It is inspiring to see change mobilized instead of unnoteworthy social media rants. But it cannot stop there: Stories like Barone’s and measures like those being carried out across New York are affecting real people. That is how we as citizens, Cuomo as a leader and New York as a state can support a more hopeful future heading into Inauguration Day.

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SERVICE GOAL SUNY-ESF soccer teams partner with SU students to donate food to area shelters By Caroline Bartholomew staff writer


his season the SUNY-ESF men’s and women’s soccer teams didn’t just place in national tournaments. They also volunteered more than 180 hours working at the Syracuse University/ SUNY-ESF Food Recovery Network. The Food Recovery Network is a national organization that works to prevent food waste on college campuses. SU and the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry started their joint chapter in 2014. Together they collect leftover, unused food from dining halls and donate it to homeless shelters, the Salvation Army and the Hopeprint refugee program — all of which are in the Syracuse community. Nationwide, the Food Recovery Network has recovered more than 1.5 million pounds of food. Since its founding, the SUNY-ESF chapter has donated 6,000 pounds of food each year, according to the SUNY-ESF website. Midfielder and junior environmental science major Lauren Archer got the soccer team involved earlier this semester after having volunteered on her own before. As of now, the two soccer teams are the only sports teams participating, but other campus organizations including the SUNY-ESF Music Society, Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity and New York Public Interest Research Group have also volunteered.

1. Members of both the SUNY-ESF men’s and women’s soccer teams volunteered with the SU/ SUNY-ESF chapter of the Food Recovery Network as part of a national effort to prevent food waste. 2. The chapter has about 70 volunteers weekly and delivers food to a few community organizations six days a week. In total, it’s donated about 6,000 pounds of food. courtesy of suny-esf

“We would (love) to have sports teams contact us to volunteer with us,” said Shewa Shwani, president of SU/SUNY-ESF chapter and a junior biotechnology major at SUNY-ESF, in an email. “It’s definitely a bonding time for the team.” Shwani said they have at most 70 volunteers per week and deliver food to two to three community organizations every night, six days per week. She added that there are slightly more SUNY-ESF students than SU students involved, but they are trying to grow their presence more at SU since the organization is for both campuses. Despite the number of volunteers, Shwani said they still sometimes have trouble finding drivers, which she said are a key part of making the deliveries work. Each delivery requires a team of five, including the driver. Another challenge, she said, is trying not to give the organizations more food than they need. “We get an average of 80 to over 200 (pounds) of food on each recovery and some of the agencies

are very small so sometimes they can’t consume all the food,” Shwani said. “We don’t want there to be waste on their end at all.” During the next few weeks, the Food Recovery Network is holding a Syracuse Holiday Shopping Spree. They have partnered with a women’s and family shelter and are raising money to give the residents gift cards to either buy something for themselves or for a loved one. Shwani said her favorite part about doing the recoveries is meeting the people at the organizations that receive the food and having conversations with them. “It’s definitely fulfilling, seeing their smiles and I love when they come out and help us transfer the food to their agency, it feels like a family,” Shwani said. “They’re normal people like us. I love how we have become so versatile over the 2 years by helping not only homeless individuals, but of all ages, ethnicities, and gender.”

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chaplain In New York state alone, Castro said a report conducted by the Natural Resources Defense Council pointed out that Americans wasted about 100 million pounds of produce in 2014, adding that it’s important to put surplus food to good use. In 2015, 16,500 pounds of food were given to 400 local families, Castro said, expressing his hope to reach the same amount of produce this year. In addition, the program could help Syracuse families maintain a healthy diet because many from page 1

mental health He added that he wasn’t as invested in politics as his peers were during the election season, but he experienced anxiety throughout the year and a half-long election campaign. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s call center received more than twice the number of calls it usually did the night of the election, according to CNN. Mother Jones reported a suicide prevention hotline for transgender people received five times more calls than usual on election night. Throughout the election cycle, most predictions declared Hillary Clinton the winner. Some, including SU student Jez Sabaduquia, believed those predictions. Sabaduquia, a junior information management and technology major, said the election season and its results were surprising, considering that most signs pointed to Clinton. He is currently taking a class on elections and social media and said all of their research alluded to Clinton’s win. Watching the results unfold, Sabaduquia’s stress levels rose. The day after the election, he said the weather reflected his mood: dark and gloomy. “It was stressful to live through it,” he said. Other students said their concerns laid

parents didn’t make the right choice in terms of what food they would purchase, Castro said. He has encouraged the community to avoid food that contains high levels of sodium and fat. The church also offers recipes to help people who aren’t sure how to cook the different vegetables they received. In the future, Castro said he hopes there will be more community members participating in the program to help future generations grow stronger. “Even with what we are doing, there are still plenty of surplus produce that never get to the community,” Castro said.

with the safety of their friends and peers. After Trump’s win, the number of hate crimes reported spiked, with more than 700 taking place in the 7 days following the election, per CBS News. “Personally, as a white, straight male, it doesn’t affect me as much as it would my friends,” said Ryan Carmody, a sophomore sound recording technology major. “I’m more concerned about the safety and wellbeing of my friends that are not as white, straight or male as I am.” Lauren Mulcahy, a sophomore psychology and forensic sciences double major, said a great deal of her fear stemmed from Trump’s inflammatory rhetoric. But they subsided in the past few weeks. “Seeing him gain popularity was difficult and seeing him win in an upset when nobody expected him to legitimately take the presidency was difficult, so this has definitely been a stressful thing,” Mulcahy said. Mulcahy found the first days after the election to be the most difficult. In the past few weeks, the idea of President Trump became normalized and didn’t affect her as much, she said. She said she had a lot of feelings of fear surrounding the election, but it was not the direct source of any feelings of depression or anxiety.

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Second family

Winter wonderland

Abroad columnist Katelyn Faubel spends her Thanksgiving break traveling with her host family. See page 10


Look fashionable this winter season, without sacrificing practicality by accessorizing. See page 11

Kung fu fighting Martial arts has a thriving culture in Syracuse, and it’s sparked after-school programs. See Wednesday’s paper @dailyorange nov. 29, 2016


ANIBAL GIRON performs a slam poetry piece in front of his peers at the Ayo Technology event, a collaboration with Verbal Blends Poetry and a slam poetry group in Shanghai, China. This event is one of the many hosted by Verbal Blends throughout the semester. codie yan contributing photographer

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Thinking out loud Verbal Blends Poetry provides outlet for poetic expression By Hanna Horvath asst. feature editor


or Cedric Bolton, spoken word poetry is more than lines on a paper written to be performed in front of an audience. It’s a way of life. “Spoken word poetry saves lives,” he said. “It’s inspiring, it’s engaging and it’s in everything that we do. It’s in the songs that we listen to, in the books that we read, in the quotes that we say.” Bolton hopes other students at Syracuse University will adopt his way of life. As the program coordinator for SU’s Office of Multicultural Affairs, he leads a spoken word program called Verbal Blend Poetry. The group is heading into its 10th year, and consists of poetry workshops — skype events with spoken word

poetry groups around the country and world. Their annual Slam Poetry competition will take place Dec. 8. The idea behind the poetry group didn’t begin at Syracuse, but at the University of Minnesota, in 2001. Bolton was working there as an educational specialist, in addition to leading a black poetry group for members of the community called Poetic Black Fusion. The university asked Bolton if he would be interested in trying something similar on campus, after seeing the popularity of Poetic Black Fusion. “Minneapolis is this hub of arts, overflowing everywhere, the perfect place for something like this,” he said. He began meeting with some students he was mentoring, and after being met with positive feedback, began the formation of what is now Voices Merging, the University of Minnesota’s first

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Things you can do instead of writing that paper due next week


ou mutter to yourself as you check your iCal for the seventh time: “The semester can’t be over in a couple weeks.” It absolutely can be, and when that day comes, you will be all done with your assignments. Right now, though, you most definitely


A REAL STAND-UP GUY are not. Far from it, actually. You’re on the couch watching your fourth episode of Planet

Earth, eating your fifth slice of pepper jack cheese, because that’s all you had in the fridge. While a few days ago you scarfed down turkey drumsticks and cranberry sauce as if they were about to be criminalized, you’re back in your dinky little dorm room with only last week’s groceries to comfort you.

That would be pretty sad in itself if it weren’t for the current pathetic state of your final paper. In fact, that’s much more sad, because while you can’t take your fingers off that pepper jack cheese, there’s no way that paper is getting touched this week. You know you need to do it. You’ve needed to do

it for three weeks. But let’s face it, not studying for those finals you’ve got coming up is a much more pressing issue. “How can I possibly explain the ethical implications of Wolf Blitzer’s body language when these hand towels need to be laundered?” see mccourt page 10

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U.S. family holidays can still be enjoyed while studying abroad


hanksgiving is a national holiday in the United States, but in every other country, it’s just a regular day. I spent this past week trying to find ways to celebrate the day here in Jordan. Earlier this week, I went on the final excursion scheduled by my program. We went to the city of Madaba, Mount Nebo — the baptism site of Jesus Christ and the Dead Sea. We spent the first day visiting the city of Madaba, which is a World Heritage Site because of its ancient architecture. The site included a map that depicts where many famous biblical events took place. We then traveled to Mount Nebo where, according to the Bible, Abraham viewed the “Promised Land,” the land that was believed to have been promised to the Israelites by God. The area we visited included monuments discussing the universal importance of the site. from page 9

poetry spoken word group. Bolton moved to Syracuse in 2004, but didn’t form Verbal Blend until 2007, when his director approached him and asked him if he would be interested in taking his experience with Voices Merging and trying something similar at SU. Bolton admitted it was a “tough sell” because he was a relatively new staff member. Verbal Blend Poets is, as the name suggests, a blend of Poetic Black Fusion and Voices Merging, combining six to seven writer’s workshops, slam poetry events and mic nights each semester. The result is a “diverse” program that has something for every type of student, poet or not. Bolton’s sphere of influence expanded even further by chance, in the summer of 2010, when a former member of Voices Merging tracked him down at a conference. They discussed the growth of Voices Merging since he left, and the creation of Verbal Blend. The student suggested teaming up. “Being me, funny and joking around, I said, ‘I just found out about this thing ‘Skype,’ maybe we could do ‘Skype open mic,’” Bolton said, laughing, “and she was like, ‘yeah that sounds cool.’” This collaboration would be combined into one of Verbal Blend’s events, “Ayo Technology,” an open mic event that began in 2009 and encouraged students to perform on their cell phones or laptops. Bolton said he got the idea for the event after seeing the increasing presence of technology replacing notebooks at poetry events. “I’m still all about these,” he said, pointing at a stack of worn black-and-white composition notebooks on his desk. “But the landscape was changing, and I had to move with the times.” Ayo Technology really took off in that 2010 collaboration between the University of Minnesota and SU, Bolton said: over 400 total students attended. Now in its sixth year, the event has moved beyond borders: the group recently performed spoken word poetry over skype with a slam poetry team from a high school in Shanghai. Janel Sullivan, a Syracuse from page 9

mccourt you quietly reason to your couch cushion, since you haven’t actually moved yet. “Those hands aren’t going to towel themselves.” You then step back and realize that that is exactly what they’ll do. You take a moment to question your intelligence, then get up to spend fifteen minutes putting things in your laundry basket that don’t need to be there. This is urgent. Besides, you just watched an offensive number of Tastemade videos, and you

on the Israeli side of the river, less than a few meters from the Jordan side. After taking the time to explore and enjoy the riverbank, we headed to our hotel on the beach of the Dead Sea. The Dead Sea acts as a buffer between Jordan and the West Bank and is also the lowest point on earth. Starting the holiday week off with a vacation of sorts was a nice way to get into the holiday mood — and in the best way that I could in a country that doesn’t celebrate Thanksgiving. On Thanksgiving Eve, I spent time with my whole extended host family to say farewell to one of the host dads in our program, who is moving to Qatar for a new job. It was nice to hang out with my Jordanian family members around Thanksgiving, something we haven’t been able to do in a few months. Hanging out with my abroad family on Thanksgiving

made me feel more at home, despite being thousands of miles away. On Thanksgiving day, my program traveled to a local organization to cook a traditional Jordanian meal for dinner. After preparing the meal for a couple of hours, we sat down to eat with the company of the friends we had made on the program. From what I have experienced during my time abroad so far, it’s relatively easy to celebrate events like holidays in a different country — you just have to do a little work. The spirit of the holiday season doesn’t necessarily leave when you move to a different area, it just changes to fit the environment you’re in.

alumna and former member of Verbal space. That space is something students say Blend, participated in the first Skype keeps them coming back to Verbal Poets’ session back in 2010 and had since moved meetings and events. to China to teach. She connected her poetry “Having a community you can go to, group with Bolton’s. to write what you want, Though the schools what you are feeling, is are different, the themes important,” said Amina of the poetry from both Kurdi, a junior public health campuses is the same: No one will tell you major and member of Verbal social justice, relationships you’re wrong, no Blend Poets. and experiences. Kurdi, who has been one will judge you. attending the program since “The slogan was ‘one mic, one voice,’” Bolton said. “They freshman year, performed You get up there are all in unison with us. It for her first time this past and speak and was so incredible to connect semester. Performing in through digital mediums and people will show front of other people can be through spoken word.” “scary,” but the group helps you mad love. Students enjoy the open her realize “there are other mic and slam poetry events poets who are experiencing Jo Salvati most, but Bolton said the the same things.” psychology and forensic writer’s workshops, which junior Other members of the science double major include discussion and crigroup agree. tiques, give them the experience and confi“No one will tell you you’re wrong, no one dence they need to perform their work. will judge you. You get up there and speak Verbal Blend Poets provides a platform and people will show you mad love,” agreed for students to share their stories in a safe member Jo Salvati.

Salvati, a junior psychology and forensic science double major, first caught wind of the group her freshman year, while volunteering at Literacy Corps, a tutoring program for local schools. She attended a training session for how to teach poetry for kids, hosted by Bolton. She said he took note of her talent and encouraged her to come to a Verbal Blend meeting. The group would quickly become a second family for her, a place to get the stress of the week out. To her, spoken word poetry is a two or three-minute window to present some part of yourself — what people decide to share is important. “It’s about what people think is important to share, or what they feel they need to share,” she said. Salvati is planning the Take the Mic Poetry Slam Dec. 8, Verbal Blend’s annual poetry competition, which they have been hosting since 2009. Bolton said the event is a chance for students to showcase their work and progress over the semester. “It’s a chance to say, ‘Wow, this student has really gone from A to B,’” he said. “When a student gets up there, everyone is always clapping and snapping, because they know what it took for that student to get up there.” Next spring will mark 10 years of Verbal Blend Poets at Syracuse. Bolton said he is planning a larger activity on top of regular events, to celebrate and showcase everything the program has accomplished, and to set goals for the next 10 years. “I feel like people have become closer, more dedicated to organizing these events,” said Salvati, reflecting on her time with Verbal Blend. “People are showing up to events, bringing their friends — I’m excited to see where all this good energy will bring.” As the program continues to grow, Bolton remains committed to making it a space for everyone to feel welcome and to share their experiences, both good and bad. “For some people, that’s what they love doing — poetry,” he said. “They don’t go to parties, that’s not their thing. They want to be somewhere that’s like a real community. This program works, it feels like a real family. Everyone is a family member to me.”


SHUKRAAN AMMAN, JORDAN We descended down the winding road that weaved in between the hills of the Promised Land, which led to the as baptism site of Jesus Christ. The site was very large and also represents where St. John the Baptist lived, where Elijah stepped foot and, of course, the location where Jesus de-robed and was baptized, all which were chronicled in the New Testament. My favorite moment of the trip was talking up to the bank of the Jordan River, where tourists and residents alike were able to wade into the water to be baptized. One could hear the songs of praise sung by groups of people that were being baptized

AMINA KURDI reads a spoken word poem at a Verbal Blends Poets event. The program hosts workshops, open mics and slams. codie yan contributing photographer

absolutely need to buy cake pop. You’ve gotta get your brain food. And you’re out of pepper jack cheese. For now, though, you’re going to read some fake Facebook news so you can at least feel fake informed. Look at this picture of Fidel Castro tie-dying T-shirts. How cute. It reminds you of when you told yourself you were going to download the class notes from Blackboard, but instead you went on Amazon to buy some adult coloring books. But the deep self-hatred and shame you were aggressively keeping out of mind all Thanksgiving break hits you, so you decide

it’s time to do your work. At Starbucks. After congratulating yourself for realizing you’ll get there faster if you drive, you lose all of that time repeatedly circling around the block looking for parking. When you finally get inside, no tables are available. Guess you’ve got to head downtown. At last, you sit down with your White Chocolate Mocha latte and it feels like nothing can stand in your way. Except the Christmas music they’re playing is so amateur, so you feel mandated to make your own playlist right this very moment. You can’t function in these lesser conditions. You need to listen to

Katelyn Faubel is a junior newspaper and online journalism and international relations dual major. Her column appears weekly in Pulp. You can email her at

Mariah Carey, immediately. So you do. Three hundred times. It’s almost kind of unsettling. Besides, you’ll be fine. It’ll all get done. Sure, it’ll be inspired by a crippling sense of doom that causes you to not sleep for a couple days, but you’ve done that before. There are still two weeks left, you’ve got time. So you’re just going to keep procrastinating. Isn’t that why you’re reading this column?

Ian McCourt is a senior television, radio and film major who has “write a to-do list” on his to-do list. You can follow him on Twitter @OrderInMcCourt, or reach him at

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runway every tuesday in p u l p @dailyorange nov. 29, 2016


Dress practically for the colder months without sacrificing personal style

Text by Ibi Lagundoye staff writer

Photos by Connor Bahng staff photographer


he heavy snowfall last week brought a clear message: winter is coming. It’s most definitely time for the parkas, down coats, snow boots and scarves, but don’t let the bundling stop you from showing your personal style. Winter is one of the best seasons for fashion creativity because there are so many opportunities to try different layering techniques and color palettes. Though this may seem difficult to do, considering the sidewalks are slick with ice and you typically have to walk through a few inches of snow. Fear not, it’s easy to wear clothing that is both fashionable and practical for the weather. This fall/winter fashion season, we saw the return of ‘80s power shoulders for women, in addition to excessive puffer jackets, sleek velvet and extra-long sleeves making their return to the runway. On the menswear side, designers added copper to the winter palette of their lines, including embellished bombers, knits and silk. A trench coat with a cardigan underneath is a winter classic no matter what year it is, but this season, opt for a massive puffer jacket, which can be spotted in the Fall 2016 collection for Balenciaga. To bring inspiration from the runway to campus, I would suggest a trench over a puffer jacket or puffer vest for a

boundary-pushing look. Another option is wearing a puffer off-shoulder jacket, as seen on the streets of Paris and other fashion hotspots. But if you’re looking to borrow style tips from menswear lines, double on the plaid with ‘80s style shoulder pads to create a more tailored look. Velvet is also having a major fashion comeback with brands like Valentino, Giorgio Armani and H&M utilizing the fabric in their most recent collections. While velvet may be reminiscent of your grandma’s clothes, it’s been co-opted for just about everything: bomber jackets, pajamas, hats and pants. For some, there can never be too much velvet, but if you prefer a subtle approach, try a velvet baseball hat or the year’s popular accessory, the velvet choker. To center your outfit on the velvet trend, wear a moto jacket, which is perfect year-round for all seasons. A dark green color like emerald is perfect for the season as it is reminiscent on the fall colors but plays upon winter’s iconic tree, the evergreen. To create a more feminine touch, wear a dress with a slit at the bottom, which adds some edge to the look. Keep warm with tights underneath. Black booties are perfect for this time of the year because they bring the look in with coordinating colors and add some height to your frame. Rocking a belt will help cinch your waist. If a dress isn’t your style, I would recommend jeans or faux leather leggings. For jeans I would opt for the tried and true choice of black, but to add some character, wear them with the rips at the knee or frayed bottoms. If the bottoms are cropped, wear thick socks

scrunched up to cover any exposed skin. Faux leather leggings are perfect because while stylish, they add texture and a level of chicness to the overall look. Wear the leggings with an oversized hoodie as seen on Vetements’s fall 2016 runway or a sweater with extra-long sleeves as seen on runways for Fenty and Hood By Air. Pro tip: if wearing the extra-long sleeve trend, let the sleeves poke out a little bit underneath a trench coat for a street-style look. While the traditional winter color palette includes red, green and other dark colors, try adding some alternative hues. For example, gold is always in season, especially a shade of rose gold; the popular shade has been used extensively in jewelry and shoe colorways this season. Other solid color choices are chocolate, burgundy, navy and plum. Try experimenting with various tones to create mixed outfits. For guys, I would recommend a palette of red and navy. It’s not over-the-top festive but shows some spirit. Create the look with a navy blazer, red knit sweater and for a bright spot layer a white collar button-down underneath the sweater. Medium wash jeans and brown dress shoes form a modern, yet casual look. If it’s chilly out, add a scarf and tie it into the rest of the look by matching the scarf color with the jacket. The winter season is home to the year’s most popular holidays, so try and incorporate some of the holiday cheer into your outfits, with either embroidered sweaters or metallic accessories. Try knits with chain detail or tinsel inspired looks. You don’t have to go all out, but don’t be a Scrooge and ignore the spirit all together.


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Opponent preview: What to know about No. 17 Wisconsin By Connor Grossman senior staff writer

Coming off its first loss of the season to thenunranked South Carolina, No. 22 Syracuse’s (4-1) nonconference slate doesn’t get any easier. SU travels to Madison, Wisconsin for a matchup with No. 17 Wisconsin (5-2) on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. The game will be broadcast on ESPN as part of the ACC/Big 10 Challenge. Here’s everything you need to know about the game. Last time they played: SU was riding high when it met the Badgers last season in the Carrier Dome. Syracuse garnered its

first and only ranking of the season after sweeping the Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament. But Wisconsin spoiled the homecoming, winning 66-58 in overtime. Led by Ethan Happ’s 18 points, four visitors stung Syracuse with double-digit point totals. The score, however, didn’t reflect the biggest blowout of the night. Wisconsin doubled up on the Orange and outrebounded the hosts 51-25. Happ and Nigel Hayes combined for 27 boards on their own. The Wisconsin report: Unlike SU, the Badgers returned every starter and significant bench player from the 2015-16 team that landed in the Sweet 16. This season their biggest strug-

gle is rooted in perimeter shooting. Nigel Hayes and Bronson Koenig — arguably Wisconsin’s best players — are both shooting less than 30 percent from 3. The entire team is only shooting 31.6 percent from deep, and SU is holding opponents to 20.3 percent shooting from 3. But that doesn’t mean the Badgers will be hard pressed to score entirely. According to, Wisconsin adjusted offensive efficiency is tied for 14th best in the country at 113.2. This means they bury over 113 points per 100 possessions, while SU tallies 110.6. The Badgers have also outrebounded every opponent except UNC, the third-ranked team in the country. How Syracuse beats Wisconsin: It’s not a matter of defending Wisconsin more than it is scoring more than the Badgers do.

That sentiment was echoed by head coach Jim Boeheim after losing last week to the Gamecocks, when Tyler Lydon’s team-leading 18 points was the only bright spot in a 31.8 percent shooting night. Thus far the Orange has been reliant on the 3, perhaps more than was anticipated. Syracuse scored only eight points in the paint against South Carolina. It needs to diversify its offense production against Wisconsin. If Andrew White can find his stroke on the perimeter, that should spread the Badgers’ defense enough to let Lydon work around the basket. SU has the complementary pieces around those two to stitch together a good offensive game, it just needs to do it against a quality opponent.

NIGEL HAYES (10) is third in scoring on a Wisconsin team that’s returned all its starters. The Badgers beat the Orange in Syracuse last year. courtesy of niamh rahman

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fun facts Syracuse will play Wisconsin on the road in Madison, Wisconsin. Here are some facts about the state. Wisconsin has 9,900 dairy farms and 1,279 dairy cows

Wisconsin has held all of its seven opponents this year to season-low point totals. The Badgers only give 59.6 points per game, which is 19th-best in the country.


It produced more than 3 billion pounds of cheese and more than 29 billion pounds of milk in 2015


Summerfest — an annual, 11-day music festival held in Wisconsin — is the largest music festival in the world


In 2015, hunters killed a staggering 192,327 deer during the Wisconsin’s nine-day season


Wisconsin’s state dance is the polka source:

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Wisconsin returned all of its top nine scorers from 2015. Here’s how many points they each averaged last year compared to this year.

Syracuse (4-1) visits Wisconsin (5-2) on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Here’s a look at the two teams’ projected starting lineups, with SU listed on the left and UW on the right.

CONNOR GROSSMAN (4-1) syracuse 68, wisconsin 65

PROVING GROUND Make no mistake about it, the Badgers are good. They’re probably even better than Syracuse given that Wisconsin returned nearly its entire roster from last season. But SU can shoot it, and unlike its dismal offensive output against South Carolina, it’s going to show it on Tuesday night. The low post has been a miniature disaster for the Orange thus far, so it won’t be a surprise if Tyler Lydon plays several minutes at center. Less Dajuan Coleman and Paschal Chukwu would also allow more time for Taurean Thompson to play, and he’s shooting nearly 57 percent from the field through five games. Syracuse’s offense will steal the road victory while the defense holds off the Badgers just long enough. MATT SCHNEIDMAN (4-1) wisconsin 63, syracuse 59



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Nigel Hayes was named the Big Ten’s preseason player of the year. He’s averaging 11.6 points per game this season.




back on boards SU got outrebounded by 26 to Wisconsin last year, but has a plus 8.6 rebounding margin against its opponents this year.




PAUL SCHWEDELSON (4-1) wisonsin 65, syracuse 58










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basketballs night and, according to the study, the Orange likely won’t shoot as well as it’s expected to. The study showed that 2-point field goals are affected more than 3-point field goals and while there’s no definitive answer why, Paul said he thinks it’s because 2-point shots require more touch, something affected more by an unfamiliar texture and feel. “It could just be that shooters are shooters,” Paul said, “and that they’re such good shooters because they can adjust to things that are around them much more easily.” Every ball is required to have a “deeply pebbled leather or composite cover,” have a circumference between 29.5 inches and 30 and weigh between 20 and 22 ounces. But there are no regulations on the texture and feel of the ball. White recalled playing at the Battle 4

BADGERED Greg Gard’s squad is one of the best in the country at forcing the game to go at its own methodical tempo. Don’t expect this one to be an up-and-down affair like last year’s matchup between Syracuse and Wisconsin, when the Badgers won, 66-58, even with an overtime period. SU’s biggest flaw right now is that is doesn’t have a legitimate low-post threat, either on offense or defense. Jim Boeheim retains that Thompson is the team’s best low-post player, and he’s still getting his feet wet. The problem for Syracuse is that Wisconsin has one of the best power forwards in the country in Nigel Hayes.

Tyler Lydon has scored 32 points in SU's last two games. He's made 7-of-10 3-pointers in that span.

Atlantis with Kansas during his sophomore year and since the Nike ball was brand new, it was “hard as a rock,” he said. White went 2-for8 from the field in the three-game stretch. “I’ve been in gyms where you come in and shoot around and they give you a flat rack of balls,” White said. David Worlock, the NCAA’s director of media coordination for men’s basketball, said there have been no discussions about mandating this piece of equipment, despite several players voicing their opinions nationwide. With no change in the foreseeable future, White said the difference in balls on the road is something players have to ignore. “The ball’s the same size, the hoop is 10 foot, so players have to make plays,” White said. “It’s more of a psyche thing than anything. So I think that’s something you have to … just make sure you’re ready to come in and not focus on things like that.” | @pschweds



MOLDY CHEESE Syracuse’s trip to Wisconsin will yield ugly results. The Orange was exposed against South Carolina as the Gamecocks extended its defense on the wings and dared SU to either have its bigs score or have its point guards drive. But Frank Howard and John Gillon struggled to take advantage and Syracuse hasn’t developed a reliable go-to scorer. Now that a way to stop the Orange is on tape, Wisconsin has an opportunity to turn SU’s loss into a streak. It’s hard to win on the road in college basketball. Don’t expect Syracuse to do it on Tuesday.

Wisconson is the only Power 5 team that uses Sterling brand basketballs at home. It is undefeated at home this year. courtesy of david stulka / wisconsion athletics

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Rennie, Rowswell’s bond eases transition to Orange By Andrew Graham staff writer

When homesickness strikes, Savannah Rennie and Kelli Rowswell can find a little bit of home in each other. “Sometimes we miss home a little bit and we just have some girl time,” Rennie said, laughing. “Some cuddle time when we miss home. After first meeting at 9 years old while playing spring hockey in East St. Paul, Manitoba, a suburb of Winnipeg, a friendship blossomed between the two. Despite going their separate ways through their teens, the duo reconnected when both were named to the Team Manitoba U18 provincial team. Rennie and Rowswell are roommates and teammates for Syracuse (4-7-3, 3-2-1 College Hockey America) and their friendship has helped them transition to SU. “That’s usually a big adjustment so they’re grabbing it,” head coach Paul Flanagan said. “It takes a while but we’ve got juniors still trying to figure it out, so we can’t expect freshmen their first semester but they’re getting it. When Rowswell was 9 and wanted to play spring hockey, she followed in the path of her winter teammates and signed up to play for the Steelers in East St. Paul — the same spring team as Rennie. The bond was immediate and the two developed a strong friendship, Rowswell said. The hockey may not have been the best, but their bond on and off the ice grew. “She was probably one of my good friends back then,” Rennie said. “We figured out the game together and grew up together and started playing hockey together.” After playing on the same spring team

for a couple years, Rennie and Rowswell lost contact for most of their time in high school. Rennie played for Shaftesbury Prep — where fellow SU teammates Stephanie Grossi and Larissa Martyniuk played — while Rowswell played at Balmoral Hall.

Sometimes we miss home a little bit and we just have some girl time. Some cuddle time when we miss home. Savannah Rennie su forward

It was not until both Rennie and Rowswell were on the roster for Team Manitoba’s U18 team to play against other provincial teams that they reconnected. Only the top 20 players from each province make the team. Playing for their province finally provided both players, by this point Orange commits, a chance to catch up and prepare for Syracuse. The two spent time together in the summer before coming to SU in order to get to know each other better, including a trip to Florida. Now roommates, the two feel having each other has benefitted them on and off the ice. “At the beginning it was normal,” Rowswell said, “We were both a little homesick. We definitely found we’re both a little part of home in each other because we’re from the same place. I always can talk to her, she can always talk to me.


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su sports news Check out all the news and notes from Monday regarding Syracuse sports: MEN’S BASKETBALL



Syracuse (4-1) dropped four spots to No. 22 in this week’s Associated Press Top 25 poll. It’s SU’s lowest ranking of the year, which had previously been No. 19, where it ranked in the preseason poll. The Orange blew out South Carolina State by 42 on Tuesday but lost to South Carolina, 64-50, on Saturday at the Barclays Center. Syracuse is one of five Atlantic Coast Conference teams in the Top 25, joining No. 3 North Carolina, No. 5 Duke, No. 6 Virginia and No. 14 Louisville. FOOTBALL AMBA ETTA-TAWO EARNS 1ST-TEAM ALL-ACC HONORS Receiver Amba Etta-Tawo was named to the first team All-Atlantic Coast Conference team by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association. Linebacker Zaire Franklin, specialist Brisly Estime and punter Sterling Hofrichter earned third team honors while wide receiver Ervin Philips and linebacker Parris Bennett were honorable mentions. Etta-Tawo, a graduate transfer from Maryland, had a record-setting year in his first and only with the Orange under Dino Babers’ new offense. He finished the year with 94 receptions (first in program history) for 1,482 yards (first in program history) and 14 touchdowns (tied for first in program history).

Wisconsin’s use of Sterling brand reflects NCAA inconsistency in basketballs

Etta-Tawo currently ranks second in yards in the NCAA. His receptions and yards totals are both tops for Power 5 receivers currently. WOMEN’S BASKETBALL SYRACUSE DROPS 9 SPOTS IN AP POLL AFTER 2 STRAIGHT LOSSES One week after earning its highest ranking in program history (11th), Syracuse dropped nine spots in the Associated Press Top 25 poll to No. 20. SU has lost three of its last four games for the first time in three years. It’s the first time Syracuse has lost three of its first seven games since head coach Quentin Hillsman’s inaugural season in 2006. Last Monday, Syracuse  fell at Drexel on a game-winning 3-pointer with less than 10 seconds left. A win last Friday in the Gulf Coast Showcase against George Washington followed, but over the next two days SU fell to then-No. 8 Ohio State, 77-72, before getting blown out by then-No. 18 DePaul by 24 points on Sunday. SU (4-3) had placed No. 14 for the first two weeks of the season before moving up three spots to No. 11 last week. The Orange began the year 3-0, with victories each by at least 18 points. Syracuse hosts Michigan State (6-1) on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Text by Paul Schwedelson sports editor

Photo illustration by Jessica Sheldon photo editor


very time Andrew White steps on the court before a shoot-around, he walks to the rack of balls and picks one up. Then he slaps it, feels it out and begins his preparation for the upcoming game. It’s a process he needs to perform because the ball at each venue in the college game is different. Syracuse uses the Nike Elite ball in the Carrier Dome. On Saturday at the Barclays Center, the Orange played with an Adidas ball. SU will play with a Sterling ball on Tuesday night when it visits Wisconsin, the only school in a Power 5 conference and one of the only in the country to use that brand. “You kind of take for granted the feel of the ball,” White said. The No. 22 Orange (4-1) travels to the Kohl Center to face the No. 17 Badgers (5-2) on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. The NCAA doesn’t regulate what ball to use outside of the NCAA Tournament and the home team is tasked with providing it. While players nationwide and on SU say the ball has no effect on games, research has proven otherwise and some have said they’d prefer the ball to be the same for every game. Wisconsin has used Sterling dating back to 2001, when Bo Ryan took over as head coach. The company based near Tacoma, Washington, sponsored the balls at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville when Ryan was the head coach there. Throughout the rest of his coaching career, his teams used Sterling.

Before this season, only two brands were used by just one Power 5 team — Sterling (Wisconsin) and The Rock (Michigan) — but the Wolverines recently switched to Nike, making UW’s the most uncommon among the game’s biggest powers. White is the only SU player who has played at Wisconsin in his career. He said the Sterling ball reminds him of the Wilson Evolution, a popular ball White grew up playing with. It has more grip and is slightly softer than the Nike ball SU uses, he said. “I’m not sure how much that tells you,” White said, downplaying the effect the ball has. But according to Syracuse University sport management professor Rodney Paul, the ball has an impact on the game. Paul’s research found that overall scoring between the two teams decreases 1.4 points per game when one team is using an unfamiliar ball and the visiting team’s shooting percentage decreases by about 1 percent. In the study, Paul controlled for variables by using betting market data to set the expected values of point totals. Regressions were run based on data from the past three seasons comparing the combined total points of both teams, field-goal percentage and 3-point percentage when Power 5 teams use a different ball, going from Nike, Wilson, Adidas, Spalding, Under Armour, Sterling and The Rock to each of the other brands used by Power 5 teams. While the study as a whole proved to have an effect that was statistically significant, the effect of Sterling balls couldn’t be found statistically significant because of the small sample size. Teams that normally play with Nike balls shot 3.8 percent worse from the field than the expected value when playing with Sterling. Syracuse will fall into that category when it plays Tuesday see basketballs page 14

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