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Hendricks Chapel supports students in need with food pantry By Debbie Truong Staff Writer
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bout two or three students pass through each week, sifting through the shelves lined with modest staples such as dry macaroni, boxed cereals and rice. The shelves are situated in a converted office that serves as a food pantry, located just off an easily missed corner on the ground level of Hendricks Chapel. Ginny Yerdon, an administrative assistant special events coordinator in Hendricks, tends to the space, assisting students and listening as they offer their stories. One told of how he lost 10 pounds after subsisting on a diet of dry oatmeal; others spoke of how they spent their food money for rent. “If you’re trying to make ends meet, you’re an independent student and you don’t have support and maybe you’ve worked a couple of different jobs and tuition money goes up and rent goes up and everything’s on the up, income doesn’t always match that,” Yerdon said. Though campus hunger is difficult to measure and quantify, its prevalence at Syracuse University is unquestioned by some students and campus officials including Yerdon. She began organizing the food pantry during the summer after hearing anecdotes from students who found it difficult to afford food and groceries. After its first full semester in
operation, Yerdon envisions more growth for the pantry in the spring — students have approached her with ideas for sharing meal recipes made from ingredients stocked in the food pantry, for example. Hendricks has long been a haven for students who have fallen on hard luck, a concept embodied in the chapel’s Benevolence Fund. The fund, established by Dean William Powers, allots approximately $20,000 each academic year to assist students in crisis — those who seek help paying for books, rent or any unanticipated expenses, for example. That amount is split between the fall and spring semesters and further subdivided into $5,000 sums to be used for loans and grants. On average, the fund usually assists about 100 students each year, but more students have expressed need in past months, explained Hendricks Dean Tiffany Steinwert. “We have already spent through what we normally allocate for a semester. We spent through that in October,” Steinwert said. This semester, Steinwert has noticed a “huge increase” in the number of students seeking assistance. Grant money, which comes in small funds and does not need to be repaid, has dried up for the fall. Bridge loans — small loans under $500 that help students pay for things like medical expenses, security deposits on apartments or unanticipated expenses— is a revolving fund that recoups money once students repay the sum lent to them.
“What monies that we do have has not been sufficient with student need that we have,” Steinwert said. “We still have money left, it just means it’s getting less and less for the spring and we always have a huge rush at the end of spring as people are trying to graduate, and have bills to pay.” Students seeking food assistance often share a familiar story: They’ve moved offcampus to curb the expense of a meal plan required for on-campus living, Steinwert said. But when encountered with the difficulty of juggling tuition, rent and book expenses, money becomes sparse and food is often the first cost to be cut. “For students who live off campus, food security is pervasive, I would say. You’re a college student living in a university town, you’re paying much higher rent than anyone else,” Steinwert said. “You’re paying a higher percentage of what very little money you have just to have a roof over your head.” But sometimes, when food is the concern, loans and grants aren’t always the best solution — that’s where the food pantry comes in, Steinwert said. The pantry, which is dependent on donations, has been sustained this year largely by donations from a holiday concert in 2012. Throughout the semester, the food pantry has collaborated with other offices within the university, including the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Programs and the
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Senators push back deadline By Alfred Ng Asst. News Editor
At the final University Senate meeting of the semester, the senate Academic Affairs Committee confirmed the time allotted for reviewing Syracuse University’s procedures, policies and practices related to promotions was inadequate for the task at hand. “There was unanimous belief that the proposed timetable for discussing the report and acting on its recommendations is unrealistic and contrary to the interests of a reasoned, deliberative and inclusive debate,” said Harvey Teres, who was acting chair on Wednesday since the current chair Sandra Lane had a family emergency. At a Nov. 6 senate meeting, the Ad-Hoc Committee on Promotions
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SU releases more singlegame tickets By Brett Samuels Staff Writer
Basketball fans who weren’t able to get their hands on Syracuse University men’s basketball tickets when they first went on sale will get a second chance starting Thursday morning. SU Athletics will release tickets previously reserved for season-ticket buyers starting at 9 a.m. on Thursday online and at the Carrier Dome Box Office, said Joe Giansante, executive senior associate athletics director. Giansante said the tickets were originally reserved for potential season-ticket buyers, but SU Athletics
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Reading Room to reopen
By Brett Samuels Staff Writer
When students return to campus in January, they will be met with a newly revamped space to study. The Carnegie Library Reading Room will reopen on Jan. 13 with a new floor, restored walls, ceiling finishes and restored tables with new reading lights, said Eric Beattie, director of campus planning, design and construction, in an email. He said the library service desk also moved upstairs and library staff will likely be located in that area, as well. He added that the library was in need of renovations. “The reading room is well loved as one of the great spaces on campus, but it was due for an overhaul,” Beattie said. The renovations to the Reading Room are part of a project to renovate various parts of the entire building, Beattie said. He said classrooms, offices and spaces for students to get academic help will continue to be renovated for the next few years, and the building’s bathrooms will be revamped, as well.
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Mug shots The Shaped Clay Society, a student organization in Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts, hosts its annual mug sale. Proceeds from the mugs and other items — all of which were created by students — will help the organization buy equipment, bring in visiting artists and send students to study abroad in China and India. Many people got a start on their holiday shopping at the event by buying some of the mugs, plates, pots, jewelry and other items on sale. The sale took place in a first-floor galleria in the Shaffer Art Building.
Poet’s campus event to support disabled App lets Syracuse residents order snowplows on demand By Margaret Lin Staff Writer
Richard Blanco, the poet who spoke at President Barack Obama’s second inauguration, will speak at the Syracuse University campus on Dec. 15. The event will be held at 2 p.m. in Hendricks Chapel, with proceeds going to benefit the Building Futures Foundation and the Arc of Onondaga Foundation. Both organizations are locally-based groups intended to help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities live their lives fully. Blanco will recite some of his poetry as well as entertain the crowd. The event itself was inspired by Cheryl Neveu, the sister of Blanco’s partner Mark Neveu, and her struggles with developmental disabilities. Mark Neveu said Cheryl had a relatively calm childhood, but began to have violent outbursts in her teen years, which led Mark’s parents Carol and Louis Neveu to make the difficult decision to transition Cheryl to a group home. “I remember that sometimes she
would just cry a lot and I know it’s because there’s a part of her brain that just knows she’s not normal like everyone else,” Mark Neveu said. Because Cheryl’s situation is nongenetic and extremely unique, there aren’t many options to treat her constantly degenerating condition. When Mark visits his parents’ home for the holidays with Blanco, he said
“He’s really a reflection of the human condition in the truest sense.” Lauren Kochian
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he has noticed her communication skills constantly weakening with each passing year. Cheryl was also abused in various group homes in the past, which aided in deteriorating her conditions. “Richard comes back home with
me every time around the holiday season so he’s noticed the degeneration of Cheryl throughout the years,” Mark said. “When he was given the opportunity to do this, he was more than willing to accept it.” Today, Cheryl resides at a group home in Oneida, N.Y. Cheryl, as well as other members and employees of the group home, will attend Blanco’s event. “It’s really sad because I’m not sure how much of the event she’ll be able to understand,” Mark said. Blanco said he has spoken at large events such as Boston Strong, which is held to help heal emotional wounds of the Boston Marathon bombings, and the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, held at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. Due to Blanco’s popularity, Lauren Kochian, director of development for the Arc of Onondaga, predicts the Hendricks event will sell out. Kochian said Blanco is the perfect speaker for the event because his
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By Maggie Cregan Asst. News Editor
Syracuse residents who usually plow their own driveways can go back to bed next time they wake up to a foot of snow thanks to a new app that allows users to hire snowplows on demand. With “a few taps of a button,” users of the app Plowz can schedule snowplows either immediately or for the next day, said Plowz co-founder William Mahoney. When the job is complete, customers will receive a picture of their freshly-plowed driveway through the app, he said. Mahoney, a Syracuse University alumnus, and his co-founder Andrew Englander began developing the app in June, though they’d been working on the idea for quite some time, Mahoney said. “We’re changing the game and making the process more efficient,” he said, adding that Plowz is the only app in the world that provides an ondemand service for snowplows.
The Plowz app uses GPS tracking to automatically locate the nearest snowplow to a customer’s house. Plowz employs more than 40 snowplows in a roughly 50-mile radius of Syracuse, Mahoney said. The app automatically contacts the driver closest to the customer through iPhones, Droids or even iPad minis mounted on the drivers’ dashboards. He added that drivers appreciate being paid through one service rather than by a range of customers. “What the plow drivers like about it too is they don’t have to chase around people to get paid later,” he said. Mahoney said he was inspired to create the app from personal experience. “My mom actually shovels her driveway on her own,” he said, but often can’t handle the sudden accumulation of snow after a storm. And after a storm, he said, it’s next to impossible to recruit a snowplow. Mahoney added people may be interested in the service for many different
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LinkedIn demonstrates itself as most impressive social media site
ooking into the world of social media, the main topics on everyone’s mind revolve around Twitter’s impressive IPO showing and Snapchat’s rejection of $3 billion. Not surprisingly, LinkedIn, the professional networking site, is usually left out of the conversation. Although LinkedIn may not always be the social network of choice, it might be the most valuable social network in terms of financial potential and customer value. Unlike Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat, LinkedIn is not solely a news source or strictly for entertainment. It is a database of professional profiles of people and companies. LinkedIn’s separation from other social networks has been a major strength for the company, especially as talks of a tech bubble have started to bounce around. People wonder how a company like Snapchat can turn down $3 billion when it does not have any revenue to date. While sites like Snapchat, Facebook and Twitter reach massive audiences, and obviously have the potential to make money through advertising, what value are they really offering customers? Who’s to say that that these platforms are not simply a phase?
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digitally affected Unfortunately, at this point, no one can give a definite answer. However, with LinkedIn, it is hard to deny the value it is providing. Companies use it to find potential employees and many employees use it to find jobs they may be interested in applying for. I know a number of my peers have been contacted by firms’ human resource departments to set up an interview solely because of their LinkedIn profiles. The different value that LinkedIn is providing its customers is clearly evident in its revenue stream. Fifty-three percent of LinkedIn’s 2012 Q4 income is from recruitment accounts that companies purchase to improve their brand, search or talent acquisition offerings on LinkedIn, according to its quarterly reports. Another 20 percent of its income was from subscriptions.
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Inversely, in the first quarter of 2012, 82 percent of Facebook’s revenue was from advertising, according to MSN Money. As these big social networking sites continue to progress, while some question where sites like Facebook and Snapchat are going, LinkedIn’s vision is much more clear. On Nov. 18, LinkedIn unleashed a new feature called showcase pages. These pages allow businesses to display different aspects of a company such as a product or brand. For example, Microsoft has made a showcase page solely for its Office suite product. David Thacker, vice president of LinkedIn’s marketing solutions products, believes that showcase pages illustrate how LinkedIn is now more than just a recruiting and employment website, according to Tech Crunch. LinkedIn is now offering services that can be used for human resource and marketing purposes. CEO Jeff Weiner has gone further in the effort to diversify LinkedIn’s significance by announcing that he will use the recent addition of LinkedIn today, LinkedIn’s new social news reading component, to act as a content marketing platform and sell sponsored posts, similar
to BuzzFeed. Ultimately, LinkedIn has used its unique professional employment database, marketing abilities and social news-reading platform to show that it is a social networking site that can offer more value than simply reaching a large audience. Furthermore, it has been one of the only social networking sites to make most of its money from something other than advertising revenue. In business terms, LinkedIn has made itself a competitive advantage. While news sites seem only to be interested with Snapchat’s recent story, Wall Street, which always seems to know first, has certainly taken notice of LinkedIn. Wall Street is currently enjoying a stock price hovering about $224 as Facebook and Twitter are still below the $50 line. Perhaps this huge gap in stock price can be attributed to the fact that unlike other social media platforms, LinkedIn has clearly shown the public a viable business model with a sustainable future. Bram Berkowitz is a senior advertising and entrepreneurship and emerging enterprises major. His column appears weekly. He can be reached at email@example.com.
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Student organizations should support mission of Hendricks Chapel food pantry Students should recognize the issue of hunger among their peers on the Syracuse University campus. Student organizations and greek life should support the mission of the Hendricks Chapel food pantry. This past summer, Hendricks staff members created the pantry after hearing stories of students who struggle to afford food and groceries. Hunger among SU students is not necessarily visible to the average person, but it is more common than many may realize. Although many students on campus are privileged, some still struggle to obtain a basic human necessity: food. It is important to remember that oftentimes, wealth is not as widespread among the student body as it may seem. Because of this, it is crucial for the Hendricks Chapel food pantry to
editorial by the daily orange editorial board continue its momentum. To further promote its message, Hendricks should continue to publicize the food pantry. Student organizations can help by becoming actively involved in the initiative. This initiative is an appropriate one for the Student Association. Supporting the food pantry is a tangible and effective initiative to take on. In his presidential campaign, Ivan Rosales explained his plans, if elected, to fight hunger on the Hill. Although Rosales was not elected to the presidential position, the organization should consider following through with this vision. By publicizing its
efforts, SA could serve as a model for other student organizations to become involved. Greek organizations should also become involved and support this cause. Many members of campus are affiliated with greek life. Therefore, their support and action could help spread awareness about hunger on campus, as well as the pantry’s initiatives. In addition, the on-campus location of Hendricks makes it difficult for students to ignore the issue of campus hunger. They should take advantage of the close proximity of the pantry. This can be an opportunity to learn about the prevalence of student hunger at SU. Food is a basic human necessity, one that demands attention from both students and the greater SU community.
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Written word represents vital political, analytical world skill for students
ou are seeing it now: one of the world’s greatest powers and most significant gifts. It is the basis for never-ending knowledge. It is the written word: figures organized on a page to convey messages of any possible meaning. This seemingly simplistic skill which we find woven into everyday life is the fundamental building block of society’s progression. It is the written word that continues to alter lives and make history. This power that belongs only to the written word has been employed by the world’s most influential leaders to change civilizations across the globe for centuries. It has been exercised here at Syracuse University to advance academics and to promote student political views. And it is a power we as students must continue to exercise. Before the words “I have a dream” were preached or the command “ask not what your country
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can do for you—ask what you can do for your country” was spoken, the words existed on a page. Foundations for governing and language translations would not have been built upon if ancient masters hadn’t carved the Code of Hammurabi or the Rosetta Stone into rock with the written word. The continually lamented tragedy of losing the written word, like in the Mongol sacking of the Baghdad library in 1258 or the burning of the Library of Alexandria’s books many years before that, is further evidence of the perpetual, building block importance of written knowledge. The instinctive writing process of ponder and deliberation followed by the marking down of thoughts is how much of the greatest written volumes and speeches of all time have come to fruition. This is how religion spreads, the knowledge of science grows and phi-
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campus watchdog losophers create lasting debates. But it must be remembered that the use of words to become remarkable is not a tactic reserved to the policymakers and the storytellers. Every one of us is capable of changing a facet of the world with the written word. Writing moves us by creating a documentation of where we have already been and a platform for where we can go next. This is a process that we as students of higher education and members of the next set of leaders must also work to master. We are the minds charged with consuming what has been written
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down before us and developing it further, whether that is politically, scientifically, philosophically or economically. This must be applied beyond SU in the workforce, and exercised here on campus today through forums like the Student Association. Expressing ideas proficiently through writing, and therefore the importance of developing the ability to write well, is part of why the Founding Fathers gave us the right to express our thoughts freely and the ability to protect those thoughts. These rights are contained in the Constitution, another written changer of history. This push to contribute through the written word is not an idealist challenge to reach the heights of exceptional, large-scale influence. Rather, through the written word it is realistically possible to become part of the world’s free market of expression and progression.
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Today blogs, social media, email and web-exclusive publishers make it easier than ever to promote the words you wish to be read and to consume the thoughts of others. But when you look at the written words on your newsfeed, only to discover who is eating dinner or hitting the gym, be reminded of the power these figures in a row can actually hold. Don’t forget how writing represents us as individuals by leaving a well-constructed and lasting mark. It is imperative to use the platforms of the digital age to promote and produce sound writing, critical thinking and the creation of fresh ideas. By mastering the written word, every one of us can wield one of the world’s greatest powers. Rachael Barillari is a senior political science and Middle Eastern studies major. Her column appears weekly. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and followed on Twitter at @R_Barillari.
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f you know me at all, you know that I love a lot of things. I consider my own and past staffs to be some of the most talented and driven people I’ve ever met. I just like making sure each of you know it. So here’s my last chance to do it. To share the love. Dara: We met when you edited my first article and tore it to pieces. Then we met again the night of the Bernie Fine allegations, when you hired me. Thank you for doing so and bringing me into this incredible house. Meghin: I turned to you when making the decision to apply to work here, and I’m glad I did. Thanks for everything. Becca: Your infectious happiness was one of the main reasons I wanted to be a part of The D.O. I’m so glad you stayed on to become someone I constantly loved to talk to. Katie & Kathleen: Your emails were stern and critical, but we needed that feedback. I appreciate you taking the time to help us when we asked, and even when we didn’t. Laurence: You were literally my leader — from assistant copy editor, to copy chief, to managing editor. Thanks for being a tough predecessor to follow. Mark: Your patience and guidance were so helpful this semester. Whether we took your advice or not, I appreciated the time you took in providing it. Six months, 3,000 miles later and you still love this paper more than anyone I know. Liz: My first boss — thank you for your hard work in-house and your fierce passion outside of it. Most of all, thanks for letting me be a part of a newsroom that would include some of my closest friends. Bouv: When I started working here, you became the mama bear to us baby bears. You were a leader who spoke her mind — two very admirable qualities. Good luck in your next endeavor. Bre: I would have gone mad if I wasn’t able to see you this semester. You were a breath of fresh air amid all the stress. I’m happy to know we’ll be hanging out more often next semester. Rachael: My girl, through and through. For more than a year, we’ve been partners and girlfriends. You are going to KILL IT in Baltimore next year. Matt is a lucky guy. Marwa: I have so much appreciation for you. I’m so happy that we had each other in GRA 217, then in News, and now. I eagerly await the spring, when we will kick ass writing great stories together. Anna: You were a glimmering star that became a blazing comet. You’ve grown a lot, and there’s still so much left for you to accomplish. See ya around, kiddo. I’m proud of ya. Samar: You ROCK for stepping up to the plate this semester. You are good at what you do, and such a kind-hearted person. Best of luck in 2014 and beyond. Andy: You are so unbelievably talented — I wish I could repeat that line 1,000 more times. Everything you produce is just stunning and I want to put you in my pocket so you can draw anything I want at any moment. Sam: You have scarily good talent behind that camera. Use your amazing skills to bring Photo to its next level of greatness. Take amazing photos, but help others do it, too. Spence: You were a ball of hilarity this
semester. Thank you for the laughs, but also your help with assignments. You are a great photographer — please keep shooting for us. Luke: #DOtoATL forever and forever. Your presence in the house always makes me happy. Michelle: Thanks for stepping up and giving D.O. social media a personality. I hope you come back in some capacity next semester. Chris: Your web skills were needed and you delivered, especially with Sports. Thank you. Kristin: Pulp was always a fun place to be this semester, and it was because of your giggly personality. You created a little family, one that worked very hard to produce content that was fun to read. I hope we can still hang out after our time in house. Katie: I’m so happy you became part of our D.O. family. Your smile, optimism and humor were readily welcomed and will be horribly missed. Joe: Pulp needs a facelift, and I firmly believe you are the person to bring the section into a new era. I trust you and your talent immensely. Make some magic down in Featch. Lara: You are not only hilarious, but beautiful, too. I was thrilled to hear you wanted to come back to Pulp — it needs your laid-back, smiley personality. Jessica: You have been the sweetest gem since you walked into Pulp’s office. Thank you for being that person. Sports: In the last two years, I’ve learned a lot from everyone that’s worked in the Sports office. I appreciate the patience and passion from each of you. Klinger: It was a delight working with you this summer, and I’m sorry we couldn’t continue that relationship into the semester. David: You ran a tight, great ship of guys who wanted to make Sports the best it could be, and I think Sports has become a warm, welcoming section as a result. You are talented, and I’m excited to see what the future holds for you. See you down in the DMV. Stephen: Your passion for DOSports is unparalleled. I can see it whenever we fight over a headline and in Marwa’s eyes because she’s mad she doesn’t see you enough. It’s because you’re at 744. Your time has come. Trevor: Your bursts of witty humor are sometimes the best parts of my night, and that personality definitely comes out in your work. You keep writing and I’ll keep reading. Phil: Silent but deadly — that’s how I would describe you. You’re a very good copy editor and a very, very good writer. The best part? I know you have so much talent left to share. Jesse: You should know you’re one of the most talented writers and reporters in this house. Find the sports stories that will bring Sports back into the golden era. Meredith: Mer Mer — I simply can’t NOT laugh when I’m around you. You should be proud of how much you’ve grown as News Editor. You’re leaving this house a mature leader who riled her young staff into a well-oiled and cohesive machine. Let’s go curvy-girl shopping together some time. Annie: My little fashionista-reporter-badass hybrid. You are a great writer and will do amazingly as News Editor. Remember to think big and brilliant when it comes to bettering your section.
Alfred: You’re passion for news is evident every time you step into my office with a new idea. I know you will report the shit out of something in my absence. I can’t wait for that byline. Maggie: You have absolutely blossomed in your role as assistant news editor. Your commitment and talent makes me think you were meant to be here all along. Seegs: You are, hands down, the most passionate reporter we have on staff. I hope you continue to dig up and follow stories outside of the house. We need you. Jocelyn: From Madrid to The D.O.! Glad to have you on our team. Ankur: You’ve always been there through every merciless joke and late-night redesign. You’ve always been the constant; the part of D.O. history that’s remained in the present. I envy your patience, humor and unbridled talent. The paper is losing someone so unbelievably special. You deserve everything for which you’ve worked. Mara, Chloe, Clare, Lindsay: You guys are the new faces of the design department, and that excites me to no end. Each of you has exhibited tremendous talent and potential to learn more along the way. Your enthusiasm is infectious. Never lose it. Family: I’m sorry I didn’t call enough. Even though I can rarely talk for long, please know that I appreciated every time you did call.
My dear, dear non-D.O. friends: Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for accepting me in this position and never complaining about my absence. You were excited to see me when I was free, but so understanding when I wasn’t. Second semester is going to be incredible. Chase: When Casey told me how excited you were when she hired you, I knew I was making the right decision. That passion is what this paper needs, and only you can deliver it. When you’re stressed, just know the influence you have, not just over the young writers and photographers below you, but over this amazing campus. Best of luck. I’m always here to help. Lizzie: You give this paper a face, a smile and a reason for people to pick it up every morning. I cannot explain in enough words my admiration for your tireless work ethic and dedication to The D.O. But most importantly, you’ve become a very close friend and one I never want to lose. Casey: Meredith told me that after head eds a couple of weeks ago, you broke down crying over how much you’d miss me next semester. I promise I’m not going anywhere. Not after all the time we’ve spent ranting about boys, clothes and Spanish class. Not after you had my back during my allergy attacks and when I had yours when you were sick a couple of weeks ago. We are a team. Queens of The D.O. and of NOVA. I’m so sorry to be leaving, but I have the utmost faith in you.
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professor at the University of New Haven is testing marijuana leaves to study whether they contain hazardous spores and contamination. While studying marijuana on a federal grant from the Office of National Drug Control Policy, Heather Miller Coyle, an associate professor at the University of New Haven and forensic biologist, began to notice a surprising amount of fungus growth on the leaves her research group was categorizing. She became concerned that the plants, which were being marketed as medical marijuana, might be contaminated and resolved to investigate. “If this is being distributed as healthy or medicinal, there should be certain levels of certification and quality control,” she said. “We’re looking at not just the chemical composition of the plant, but the bacterial and biological contaminants that are on the surface.” Coyle began developing a test to identify hazardous substances, such as E. coli or salmonella, which can grow on marijuana. In addition to testing the amount of bacteria, Coyle is also researching varying levels of contamination between synthetic and organic and how bacteria is transmitted when the patient uses different delivery systems. The tests are intended to prevent medical marijuana users from purchasing products that will cause an allergic reaction or infection from inhaled fungi spores or volatilized pesticides, she said. Without more testing, it is uncertain how users will react to these materials, said Jeffrey Raber, president of The Werc Shop, an independent cannabis lab in California. “It’s a great unknown really. But there are cases in which, if it is contaminated, exposure to that can create greater health risks,” he said.
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reasons. For example, he said, people who spend winters in Florida may want their driveway plowed before they return for the holidays. The cost of each job varies based on the length of the customer’s driveway and other
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converted those into individual game tickets after season-ticket sales were lower than expected. “Ideally, we hoped we could have sold those season tickets, but we understand not everybody can buy a season ticket,” he said. “I think going into
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“To those who are sick or undergoing chemotherapy treatments, I don’t think it’s good to be exposing them to anything else of that fashion.” In Connecticut, pharmaceutical-grade cannabis is subjected to one of the most stringent medical programs in the United States today, Raber said. Independent testing for mycotoxins and other colony-growing contaminants is required. But because certification of quality is not required and “only as good as the people behind it,” the system can be abused, he said. Unlike Canada and the Netherlands, where marijuana standards are monitored, the United States federally opposes marijuana use, leaving quality control up to the states, he said. Because each state’s stance on the drug is different, it’s difficult for a universally accepted standard to be established, Raber said. “My stance is this: They should have a certification program in place where they know what varieties are grown, they can certify the safety and quality,” Coyle said. “I don’t really think there’s so much of an issue for the general public on safety.” Morgan Fox, communications manager for the Marijuana Policy Project, said the growing number of marijuana quality tests shows an increase in acceptance of its use. Marijuana is, in this usage, an agricultural commodity for consumption and should be treated as such, he said. “In the illicit market, there’s absolutely no quality control and no regulatory incentives for growers and producers who make sure that their product is untainted by adulterants, molds or pesticides,” he said. Although Coyle’s tests cannot eliminate the contaminants they find, Raber said, tests finding impurities in medical marijuana will lead to regulation of the substance and greater sup-
port to legalize elsewhere. “I think they’re taking the right approach to ensure that the purity of the compounds are high, and that’s what medicine demands,” he said. Coyle’s first goal in these tests is to ensure
that clean and healthy cannabis can be provided to users in need. Said Coyle: “From there, and pretty quickly, you’re going to see changes in the way that it’s grown, where it’s grown, and how it’s grown.”
factors, Mahoney said. Because Plowz is an ondemand, rather than seasonal service, customers control its cost based on the number of times they hire a snowplow. “We put the consumer in control,” Mahoney said, “They know exactly how much they’re going to spend.” After downloading the app for free, customers enter how many car lengths and what type
of pavement their driveway is and whether it’s straight or curved. Customers also provide their address to help drivers identify their house. The app also features the predicted snowfall in the customer’s area for the current day and next 48 hours. Driveways start at $25 per snowplow visit, Mahoney said, and most customers will fall close to that price range.
There is “considerable demand” for the service, Mahoney said, with more than 2,000 sign ups in the Syracuse area alone so far. But he and co-founder Englander are looking to expand even further. “We’re not just going to be hitting the Syracuse market,” Mahoney said, meaning that they’re looking to become nationwide service. “You’re going to see a lot of exciting things for our company.”
the ACC we had a high number we were shooting for, but we got way beyond where we did last year.” Tickets will be available for every home game, including high-profile matchups against Duke on Feb. 1 and UNC on Jan. 11. Giansante said a few hundred tickets will be available for the Duke game, with options in every price range and seating in various sections of the Carrier Dome.
“I would expect those to go extremely fast, within seconds I would think,” Giansante said. “We expect there will be some frustrated buyers, but there’s no other way to do it.” Giansante said the additional ticket sales will be a good reminder that seats are still available for the Orange’s game against UNC, which some people thought was sold out. He added that more tickets than usual were made
available for the game since students will still be on break at that time. Giansante said he believes fans are excited to find out there’s still a chance to buy tickets to remaining home games. He recommended purchasing tickets online to avoid the possibility of games selling out while waiting in line at the box office.
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Meredith Newman asst. copy/ asst. news editor | fall 2012; asst. news editor | spring 2013; news editor | fall 2013
’ve been known for knowing people’s secrets, but I have a final one of my own: I’ve always come to house for any D.O. function at least a half an hour early. The reason is not because I’m punctual AF. The reason is that I truly love being here. I love reading what’s on the wall, I love the people, I love the laughs and I even love the weird smells. So thank you to every source, writer, inhouse staff member and food delivery guy for making this past year so memorable. Mom, Dad and Adam Thanks for being so supportive of my time at The D.O. and pursuing a career in journalism. Thanks for caring more about the stories of my time in-house rather than the stories that were published in the paper. Liz Thank you for bringing me into this crazy world. Whether it was through girl talk, cookies or alcohol, you’ve always been there for me. Thanks for being the big sister I’ve always wanted. Dara and Becca I never thought I would live in a reality were I would be in an ongoing email chain about color pants with you two. Your mentorship and friendship has meant so much. Mark and Laurence Thanks for taking a chance on me. You taught me a lot in two semesters. Meghin I’ve looked up to you ever since I first stepped into the newsroom a year and a half ago. And when I faced a hard situation I always thought: “What would Meghin do?” Anna You brought the section to new heights. And I just want you to remember one thing: You is kind, you is smart, you is the next Sheryl Sandberg. Avery I’m pretty sure you swallow makeup or something, because it explains why you’re so beautiful on the inside and outside. And you’ll always be my D.O. girl crush. CDB I can’t wait to see you. And I can’t wait to hear about your escapades with European men. Joe I can’t wait to see what you have in store for Pulp, because I know you’re going to absolutely kill it. Kristin You’ve been my partner-in-crime this semester. You always got me, and I love ya for that. And I will most definitely be seeing you at Chuck’s… Klinger I feel like I’m the Velma to your Shaggy. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for you, but just don’t eat too many Scooby Snacks boo. Trevor I’m going to miss playing catch with you in the hallways with weird objects. I can’t wait to see the great stories you write for next semester.
Phil You’re a renaissance man — you’re a nice guy, great reporter and a pasta sauce expert. Grandma Dora did good. Jesse You’re obviously talented, but I love how excited you are all the time in-house. Don’t lose that. And our tradition of shot gunning a beer will always be a thing. Bailey I’m always going to admire how you never ask permission, but instead forgiveness. You push yourself and the section, no matter the obstacles that may come in the way. And that’s commitment. WILSOOOOOOONNNNN You killed it as SE this semester. You helped bring a fun and lighthearted spirit to the section. Thanks for letting me write a story about a “football player.” And I’m pretty sure you’re the only one who understands my love for Dr. Pepper. Sam Meshuggeneh — you’re an incredible photographer, and I know you’re going to be an incredible photo editor. Show us things we’ve never seen before. Chase You’re that guy who told me I resembled a cow. But you’re also that guy that brought Photo back while still pushing the section forward. Continue with that mentality with the paper as a whole. And by the way, I’m so proud of you. Lindsay and Beth You both are some bad a** bitches. Can’t wait for our wine night dates. Michelle F*ck Michigan. Luke You’re one of the most talented people at The D.O. And if you’re not married by the time you’re 35, I call dibs. Ankur Our high-fives are legendary, but they’re not as legendary as your time here at The D.O. I hope you realize the effect you’ve had on this place. I know we always talk about moving the rock. But Patankar, you f*cking threw it. Lizzie One of the best things about this semester was becoming close with you. I hope you realize that you carried the team this semester. You better remember the damn huddle, because your work was genius. Nicki I’m pretty sure you’re going to be the first journalist to become a saint. Whenever you walk into the newsroom, my day is instantly better. Jocelyn I’m so glad you became part of the news team! Your yoga moves on the floor calmed me down. Maggie Maggz, you were my saving grace this semester. Your transition into an assistant was
seamless — because you were always destined to be one. I’m so proud of you. I’m expecting you to interact with hot French men. And to take photos of them. Alfred I’m going to miss you a lot news ninja. You brought so much energy to the news section. I’m sad to see you leave your tabloid-loving newsy days, but I’m excited to see you as a feature creature. Annie Nugget I’m so proud of you. I’m so excited for you to make the section your own. Don’t be afraid to take risks and make mistakes. I’m always here if you need me, but you’re much stronger than you think. Maddy You’re my chub-rub señorita and a ray of optimism. You helped me get through a lot of the tough times. You always see the best of every situation, and your excitement for journalism is infectious. Casey We’ve been together since day one, kid. In the past year, you’ve been put through the ringer, and in every situation, you’ve killed it. Continue to move outside of your comfort zone. And just remember that I’ll always have your
back. Seegz I’m pretty sure you were put on this planet to be a journalist, and I’m also pretty sure you’re 35 percent part robot. You’ve been my rock this semester. You make me want to be better, and I can’t thank you enough for that. Jess Even though you were in a different hemisphere, you were still able to keep me sane. You’ve been my confidant, my harshest editor and therapist. I can’t wait for us to be journalism nerds together again. Marwa I owe everything to you. You saw something in a loud Midwestern girl that she didn’t see in herself. You’ve been my mentor, my editor and now you’re one of my closest friends. If I did anything right in this job, it’s because you taught me how to do it. Becca, Kasey, Lindsey, Monica, Allie, Joey, Corey Like The D.O., being placed on Boland 6 freshman year was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. I can’t thank you all enough for your love and support, and dealing with me when I was “Helen Hag.” Thanks for being my soul mates.
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Division of Enrollment Management, which conducted a canned food drive in November. Don Saleh, vice president for enrollment management, said it’s difficult to quantify or gauge how pervasive the issue of campus hunger is, but he has fielded requests from students seeking to reduce their meal plans in order to save. When an undergraduate student expresses financial need, Saleh said, the office does “all we can to help them,” from money management counseling to providing financial aid such as grants. “It is a concern. It is the kind of problem
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we’re working on, to provide help on an individual basis,” Saleh said. “Any students at all who are going hungry, it’s a concern.” The 14-meal plan, the least expensive option available to North Campus and Skyhall freshman residents, costs $3,310 each semester, according to the Office of Housing, Meal Plan and I.D. Card Services website. The allure of saving on food expenses was a major factor for Lynde Folsom, a senior neuroscience and philosophy major, when she decided to move off North Campus. Even with the cost-saving move, Folsom has found herself in financial binds. When paperwork for a student loan stalled early this semester, she became resourceful, relying on meals from her SU Food Services job, weekly bread
renee zhou | staff photographer The Hendricks Chapel food pantry helps students in financial straits, by providing items like rice, macaroni and cereal. The pantry was created to address student hunger issues.
handouts in Hendricks and leftover butter and pasta from the summer to tide her over. It’s not the first time Folsom has become crafty to cut costs: She’s “figured out” how to avoid courses that require costly textbooks and enroll in those that predominantly use PDFs. “We can make it work but it’s how can we make it not a concern,” said Folsom, who resigned as the Student Association’s Judicial Review Board chairwoman before the fall semester. Folsom said campus hunger is often overlooked at SU, a school that is perceived as affluent. But that perception, she reasoned, shouldn’t cloud the very real issue of hunger some students face. “It’s hard to imagine what it’s like to wonder whether you can afford to eat tomorrow. I think that many students don’t know what that feeling is like, so they have a hard time relating to the students that have,” Folsom said. “The students that have don’t want to admit that on such an
affluent campus that that’s the kind of experiences they have.” For Folsom, it’s a matter of meeting a basic human necessity. “I feel like in some ways our first priority should be the health of our students,” she said. “How can we possibly expect any of our students to perform at their best, or a fraction of their best, if they can’t stop thinking about if they’re going to eat after class?” As the semester draws to a close, Yerdon, the Hendricks administrative assistant, is gearing up for the spring, thinking of ways to improve the space. Earlier this week, she began swapping out plastic shelving — which previously dipped under the weight of canned goods — for sturdier metal shelving. Of the project, Yerdon said: “It’s close to my heart.” email@example.com
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dylan segelbaum asst. copy editor | fall 2012-fall 2013
he Daily Orange is a sweatshop. Seriously. Just think about it. Dim lights. Long hours at lower-thanminimum-wage pay. Mice? Check. But perhaps worst of all: horrible Internet. But looking back at the last one and a half years, I can’t think of anything else I would’ve rather done. Here’s to everyone at 744 Ostrom Ave. who stuck it out with me. Rachael You helped a total stranger out during his absolute worst and didn’t judge or lose faith in him. If there’s one person I owe my time inhouse to, it’s you. #SUtoATL (Here’s to John Denver, Macklemore, ratchet Waffle Houses, sexuallysuggestively named bars and some of the most memorable five days I’ve ever had.) Chase Remember when we both covered SA for an entire semester but never talked to one another until Battle 2012? Congratulations on breaking the photo editor curse (and deciding against shaving at that Chick-fil-A.) Sorry I never shotgunned a beer with you. Luke I’m honestly convinced you’re the most interesting man in the world. Maddy I’ll see you at Schloppindix. Lauren “OK Lauren” (Never forget 10:53 p.m. April 3, 2013.) Derrick Coleman Thanks for the shots, D.C. Chris Between getting back at 3:30 a.m. every night and seemingly always owing you money, I don’t know how you put up with me. Try to take some time off sometimes. Sam I can remember you asking me once during Hebrew about what it was like to work in-house. Well, now you’re photo editor — pretty qual. .??? ??? Cheryl We always mocked how stressed out you’d get while designing, but it was really great working with you. Beth I hope you’re enjoying D.O. retirement. Can you believe COM 100 was almost three years ago? Lizzie Redesigning an entire paper is no easy task. I’m looking forward to it next semester. David It was very nice getting to know someone from sports for once — and receiving start page teases before 2 a.m. I’m glad we got to do Pudge’s. Bailey I really admire how you made the best out of a very f*cked up situation and used it to pursue your passion. Good luck as sports editor next semester. One day we’ll go to Graham.
Klinger, Phil, Trevor and Jesse You’re all extremely talented. I’m jealous. Erik It’s always been a relief that someone else knows what I mean when I mention Jawbreaker or The Stooges. It was great working on the Lou Reed story with you. Joe Keep that Analfred kid in line, will ya. Kristin I think you’re the only person who’s more excited than I am to be a duck. Enjoy. Trust me that it was for the best that I didn’t do the blind date for Feature. Meghin I still can’t figure out why you gave stories to this awkward freshman with no journalism background. Wait, you graduated? Dara and Becca I’ve never felt more comfortable in a pair of jeans. Stephanie Election Day 2012 was a blast. Remember: I still owe you coffee. Bre Seriously, you’re the nicest person I’ve ever met. Thanks for training me. Liz You gave me my D.O. nickname (I think so; if not, I regret this error) and turned my last name into a verb. Though I’m still not sure what to make of either. Debbie You’d think the awkwardness of our interactions would’ve improved in three years. It hasn’t — whether it’s at People’s Place or a “marathon six-hour executive session”— but it’s been fun. Nicki There was something missing this semester without your absurd cow text tone. Casey We didn’t agree often. Or, well, never. But that’s not to say I don’t respect you for putting the paper before yourself this year. Avoid that Sliders grilled cheese (really, for the love of God, don’t do it) and you’ll go far. Mark Your love for The Daily Orange is clear. Still. More than six months after graduation. It was truly refreshing getting to work under someone who was excited about the paper each and every day. Laurence You kept my spirits up during the rough transition into the job. Like Mark, it can’t be overstated how much you cared. Your vast AP Style knowledge and tangents about Jon Barnhart are missed. Ankur “All I wanted was a Pepsi, just one Pepsi, and she wouldn’t give it to me! Just a Pepsi!” Alfred Dude stuff. Maggie Have fun abroad. Eventually I’ll tell you
what I think about spiders. Annie The news section is now in your hands. Just remember: Plan. Don’t take sh*t from writers. Raise the standards. Put common sense before mindless traditions. Remember SU “News” usually isn’t news. And most importantly, be critical and skeptical of everyone and everything. Good luck. Jess It’s pretty shocking the safari for that nutgraf took you all the way to London. (That’s why you’re there, right?) Hopefully the weather there didn’t “gat” to you and we’ll be able to catch up when you’re back stateside. Marwa You’ve been my biggest advocate ever since I got in-house. Both your advice and friendship are valuable. Give yourself some credit and try
to be less humble sometimes. Meredith I remember my first reaction when Marwa told me she hired you as the second copy editor for news: “Who the hell is that?” It’s pretty astonishing how much can happen in a year and half — a stabbing in the Carrier Dome, a new chancellor, a Final Four season and, well, maybe actually becoming close friends. Now, we’re both #washedup. Mom and Dad I can’t explain how much dealing with my stressed out phone calls (or 10); the random Tastykake care packages; and just accepting that I had 46 cents in my checking account but was planning on skipping a week of school to go to Atlanta have helped me these last few years. I don’t know how I would’ve gotten through them otherwise. Thanks for the love and support.
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TC Carrier, of the Program Management Center, said the newly refurbished room will provide students and faculty with an inspirational work space. “Bird Library has a lot of collaborative spaces and a silent reading room and individual study rooms, but not the inspirational space that the Carnegie Reading Room will provide,” she said. Carrier said the room was used mostly by the math department before construction, but now it will serve as a place for all university members to study or research. She added that other additions to the library space include a computer cluster and a new selfcheckout area that will allow visitors to check out up to 10 books at a time. In addition, the front doors up the stairs will become the library’s main entrance. The library’s reopening will be the first time those
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poetry focuses on the human condition regardless of ability. “He’s really a reflection of the human condition in the truest sense,” Kochian said. “His work is very compelling and fascinating and it’s a fundraiser for two really amazing places. And now more than ever, as business models change due to changes at the state and federal level to Medicaid, the foundation dollars that we raise are increasingly important to what we do.” Tickets for the Hendricks event are currently
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doors have opened since the mid-1970s, according to a Syracuse University News release. Since the renovations are an ongoing project, some elements have already been completed. Beattie said several math department suites have been revamped, and classrooms on the first floor were constructed last year. He added that the overall cost of the multiyear renovation for Carnegie will be several million dollars, but the renovations are critical given the building’s importance. “Carnegie provides one of the most central quiet study spaces on campus,” Beattie said. “It was due for an update.” According to the SU News release, the library will be closed from Dec. 14 to Jan. 12 to complete final preparations. Materials from Carnegie can be requested online and picked up at Bird Library or delivered to faculty offices. Syracuse University Libraries is planning to hold a grand opening reception this spring to display the renovations, according to the release. firstname.lastname@example.org
available for purchase at the Arc Foundation’s website. All proceeds from the event will go to the two developmental disability foundations hosting the event, according to Arc of Onondaga’s website. Blanco will also host a meet and greet brunch at noon. Tickets for the meet and greet are $75 and include VIP seating, according to the website. “I truly believe in Arc’s mission,” Blanco said in an email. “It is my honor to be part of this event and helping Arc continue its good work. I invite all to attend and learn about the power of poetry and power of Arc to create a better world.” email@example.com
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proposed an initiative to review the university’s promotion policies. After hearing concerns from the Academic Affairs Committee about the school’s promotions process — such as issues with recruiting and retaining faculty — Richard Thompson, the Board of Trustees chairman, wanted the senate to present its recommendations by December. But the Academic Affairs Committee found many issues with the Ad-Hoc Committee’s report, meaning Academic Affairs would have to continue working past Thompson’s deadline, Teres said. “We looked at the report and concluded that because input by faculty is ongoing and incomplete, the report’s authority and credibility are diminished,” he said. -Some issues include the report’s lack of research and lack of specificity. He said there were concerns raised about the report’s incomprehensive faculty polling, many inconsistencies — which were alluded to but never specified — and the report’s allusion that deans and the provost should promote professors who get offers from other institutions without data to back up the frequency of this occurrence. He said members at the forum also believed race and ethnicity of tenure applicants should have been accounted for since gender was
included in the report. Teres added the committee needed more time to have the review done properly, referencing the last review of university tenure policy. “We need more time. It took us four years to change the tenure policy here at Syracuse. I’m not sure we need four years to do this, but we certainly need more than the time allotted to us,” he said. Sam Gorovitz, a philosophy professor attending the meeting, said he was glad the committee was not rushing the review because of the seriousness of the issues. “I’m very proud of the way this body and the faculty have said, ‘No, this is not a responsible way to progress a profoundly serious issue that really requires care, rigor, sensitivity, probing, research and getting it right,’ because that should be what we do,” he said. The meeting then moved on to new business with new motions to pass. Robert Van Gulick, a professor of philosophy, raised two motions: one to thank Chancellor Nancy Cantor as she prepares to leave SU and another to welcome Chancellor-designate Kent Syverud as he prepares to start his new job. The senate also raised a motion to thank Interim Chancellor Eric Spina, who was in attendance, for stepping up and filling Cantor’s position during the transition process. All three motions were passed unanimously. firstname.lastname@example.org @alfredwkng
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Ebeneezer Scrooge scowls resolutely as an ensemble of London carolers recall his notoriously bitter attitude during the Syracuse Stage production of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” The production stars 19 students from the SU Drama program, along with local children and professional actors. The performance runs now through Dec 19.
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Jolly cast makes up for lack of fluidity in rendition of holiday classic
raditions exist to be comforting, and winter performances of “A Christmas Carol” are no exception. Playing now through Dec. 29 at Syracuse Stage is a production of the familiar holiday tale that keeps tradition alive while changing things up just enough to be fresh and interesting. Syracuse University students will recognize some familiar faces on stage. The play is a co-production with SU Drama and includes 19 students from the program. The cast also features nine local kids and professional actors, some of who are SU Drama professors. This classic Christmas story brings Charles Dickens’ 1843 novella to the stage. It follows the iconic sourpuss Ebenezer Scrooge as he encounters a series of supernatural guides. In the course of the play, his experiences with them turn the miserly grump into a generous, festive benefactor. Though the story focuses on an emotional transition, sometimes the cast seems only to be going through the motions. A few scenes feel stiff and overrehearsed, and moments that should be climactic often fall flat. It is difficult to feel surprised when the various ghosts appear, and Scrooge’s interior monologues move too quickly to seem contemplative. The cast includes many young actors, so flawless pacing is not to be expected, but the more experienced actors struggle at times, too. But what the cast lacks in fluidity and nuance, it makes up for in spirit. The varied group of professionals, students and kids appear enthusias-
tic and supportive of one another while telling the story. Together, this mix of performers creates a sense of joyous community that lights up the stage. Peter Van Wagner stands out in the roles of Fezziwig and the Ghost of Christmas Present. His Santa Claus-like looks make him the perfect choice for the two jolly, good-natured characters. With impressive credits like an appearance in “West Side Story” at La Scala in Milan and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Ensemble in HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire,” Wagner anchors the cast as a seasoned professional. SU senior musical theater major Dan Reardon is aptly cast as Scrooge’s nephew, Fred. The character is about as unlike his uncle as possible, and gleefully wishes Scrooge an insistent “Merry Christmas” early in the play. Reardon’s resonant tenor voice fits the happy character perfectly and provides an effective foil to Scrooge’s bad attitude. Frequently performed classics like this one present a challenge in that they can often be too familiar. Surely, countless versions of “A Christmas Carol” are performed every year, so Syracuse Stage was wise to select a more contemporary adaptation. The musical focus of this production effectively distinguishes it from others. Actors sing carols and background music, which help put the audience in a festive mood. The cast mostly sings a cappella, but local musician Joe Davoli, who was onstage dressed as a member of the ensemble, occasionally
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Hudson Mohawke spins energetic, eclectic mix By Robert Gaudio Staff Writer
Two DJs took Syracuse University students on an electronic dance music journey, spanning classical music to modern hip-hop as samples for their sets. On Wednesday, two progressive hip-hop producers and electronic artists played at the Schine Underground as part of the University Union’s Bandersnatch Concert Series. Cashmere Cat opened for Hudson Mohawke, and the two unleashed a 2 hour and 15 minute show of nonstop energy. Both artists hail from Europe — Cashmere Cat from Norway and Hudson Mohawke from Scotland. It was immediately recognized that the two were heavily influenced from Euro-electro. Cashmere Cat, best known for his work with Wiz Khalifa and Maroon 5, and is featured on a slew of remixes ranging from 2 Chainz to Lana Del Rey, delivered a bold set to approximately 150 people in the 350-person capacity venue. His pop electro set gave way to an acid trap mix covering classical music as well as a few major hits. Just as it seemed he had lost his audience in a droning soundscape, Cashmere Cat delivered the highlight of his set, a remix of Kendrick Lamar’s “Swimming Pools (Drank).” “Cashmere Cat’s set was smooth, almost like butter,” said Raleigh Bulmer, a sophomore television, radio and film major. “Everything flowed really well. He even threw in some bangers.” After recharging the steadily growing crowd, he dove into the denser parts of his set,
building full tracks piece by piece. Using a laptop, two turntables and a mixer, Cashmere Cat recreated his hits and remixes almost totally from scratch, with headliner Hudson Mohawke, better known as HudMo, sauntering onto stage. Wearing a Christmas sweater and holding some of his equipment, HudMo began his set up for the show. Cashmere Cat continued to play, and after some tag-team DJing, HudMo took full control. Hudson Mohawke has been making waves in electronic music since his stunning five EPs in 2007, but he recently has busted into hip-hop production after signing to GOOD Music. Some of his work is featured on Kanye West’s “Cruel Summer,” including hit beats such as “Mercy,” and more recently on Drake’s album “Nothing
“Cashmere Cat’s set was smooth, almost like butter. Everything flowed really well. He even threw in some bangers.”
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Was The Same.” He has also been critically acclaimed for his work with Canadian producer Lunice and their duo, TNGHT. Known for his genre mashing, HudMo dove into a set full of ups, downs and the occasional
renee zhou | staff photographer Hudson mohawke , a DJ from Scotland, performs to a small crowd in the Schine Underground. The show was part of University Union’s Bandersnatch Concert Series. throwback. His track list encompassed some originals, a heavy dose of tracks off of “Old,” the new Danny Brown album, and his signature turntable work. But some of HudMo’s set was lost to the audience members. Even his erratic dancing and the gentle mosh pit could not rouse the crowd. After playing a few verses of rappers 2 Chainz and Rick Ross, Mohawke had the crowd back on his side. “The show was good,” said Tyler Mitchell, a junior political science major. “I’d say it was more experimental than anything.” HudMo jammed for a while, building and deconstructing beats, but once again he seemed to lose a crowd that was only interested in “turning up,” which many students chanted at the stage.
At about 10:20 p.m., the crowd began to thin, leaving only diehard fans and a select few who wanted to see the end of the show. HudMo rewarded those who stuck around with some mixes of his work on Kanye West’s “Yeezus,” playing “Blood on the Leaves” along with rap classics such as The Notorious B.I.G.’s “Big Poppa” and OutKast’s “Ms. Jackson.” Since it was a university-sponsored event, the closer it got to 10:45 p.m., the quieter the music got, making his finale seem to lack a punch. Still, present diehard fans were not to be disappointed. As everyone filed out of the Schine Underground at the end of the show, Juan Romero Cabrera, sophomore mathematics and economics major, yelled: “It was a trip!” email@example.com
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Great Lakes Christmas Ale surprises with intoxicating cinnamon flavor By Avery Hartmans Staff Writer
With the semester winding down and the holidays fast approaching, there are really only two things we should be doing: trying not to weep soft, sweet tears about how horrible finals are going to be and drinking holiday beers. Specifically, Christmas ales. Aside from the fact that the beer industry totally neglected to create a Hanukkah ale, I have a few issues with Christmas ales. First of all, the flavors that are generally associated with the holidays, like anise and eggnog, would make for nauseating beers. Second of all, who sits by the fireplace, unpacking his or her stocking, and thinks, “Gee, I could really go for a cold one right now?”
It seems to me that Christmas ales are just an excuse to create prettier labels and trick us all into buying overpriced specialty brews. Well it turns out that I’m all talk, because I was seduced like everyone else and caved to the Christmas beers. After tasting the truly despicable Saranac Christmas ale one night, I decided to find a more highly recommended brew: I opted for Great Lakes Brewing Company’s version and crossed my fingers. This beer made me a believer. Maybe not a believer in Christmas miracles or a magical elf factory north of Nunavut, but I sure do believe in the deliciousness of Christmas ales. For starters, a 12-oz. bottle contains 7.5
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accompanies them with a fiddle or mandolin. Romulus Linney created the adaptation of Dickens’ story in 1998 and aimed to create a version that could be presented with elaborate theatricality or clean simplicity, according to a Syracuse Stage press release. Scenic designer Linda Buchanan took the latter approach, relying on linear scenery and just a few pieces of furniture to suggest locations. For example, Scrooge’s spirit-guided time travel fits well into the loosely defined spaces created by luminous projections on the stage’s backdrop. More scenic highlights include Scrooge’s bed, which almost serves as a character itself. The mattress and four enormous bedposts glide on and off the stage with dizzying fluidity while
its rich curtains part twice to reveal unexpected visitors. Later a transparent tombstone bearing Scrooge’s name emerges eerily from the stage’s floor, its glowing outline and engraving appearing to hover in space. In the spirit of the holidays, Syracuse Stage is asking theatergoers to bring canned goods to each performance as donations to the food pantry of Christ Episcopal Church. In addition, cast members collect donations for Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS as the audience exits. With that generous spirit in the air, it will be hard for audiences to leave without feeling a bit of holiday cheer. Scrooges in the audience may yawn at the production’s predictability and occasional stiffness, but those attending with open hearts and a taste for holiday tradition will walk away smiling warmly with carols running through their heads. firstname.lastname@example.org
percent ABV, which really makes me respect Great Lakes Brewing Co. They seem to understand that all anyone wants to be during the holidays is a little buzzed, if not all-out drunk, and they added more alcohol to help get the job done. But what was really exceptional about this beer was the taste. There were so many f lavors happening, none of which were gross or out of place, yet somehow it still tasted distinctly Christmas-y. The Great Lakes contained cinnamon, ginger and honey. It reminded me of brunch on Christmas morning. It was flavorful but not overpowering, and it left a pleasant aftertaste. Even though I wanted to savor this beer and treat it like a lady, I downed it much more quick-
ly than acceptable for a Tuesday afternoon. I couldn’t help it — it truly tasted like a magical Christmas elixir sent from the beer gods to help the world survive what is about to be way too much consecutive family time. And I’m not the only one who thinks so. This beer won a gold medal at the World Beer Championships in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2009, so I’d say it’s legitimately good. So thank you, Great Lakes, for changing my mind about Christmas ales. I’m a believer now, thanks to your delicious and delectable beer. I guess I know what I’ll be drinking Christmas morning. email@example.com @averyhartmans
Tiny Tim and Bob Cratchit gather at the table to enjoy Christmas dinner with others while Scrooge and the ghost of Christmas Present observe from the background.
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f I was iffy about working at The Daily Orange before, all doubts vanished when I learned an editor’s written farewell to the paper is called a “duck” — my favorite animal. I was destined to work here. I’m on staff of First Year Players, a tap dancer in DanceWorks, a Global Ambassador for the SUAbroad London Program and a founding sister of Delta Phi Epsilon. Still, I credit The D.O. with a large chunk of college memories. I mean, I interviewed Justin Timberlake because of this place. This job is equally rewarding and stressful, and completely worth it. No regrets. I’ve learned a textbook on the do’s and don’ts of journalism in this house. I hope I returned the favor to someone along the way. Kathleen Ronayne: Thanks for giving me the kick I needed to step foot into this house. Dara/Debbie: I interviewed for news and you hired me in Pulp. Best decision you ever made. Mark/Laurence: Thanks for creating The D.O. Skype account to interview me in London, even though my wifi was awful and I’m convinced you never heard a thing I said. Casey: Thanks for being more than just my boss. Late night talks with you were easily highlights of this semester. Also that one time Starbucks delivered to the house… Maddy: Beginning and ending this journey together. Thanks for believing in me to run Pulp. And your daily snapchats. Meredith: You’re right. I don’t get sentimental about anything. But I shed a couple of tears while writing this duck. It felt really weird. I couldn’t have done this semester without you. Your first Chuck’s pitcher is on me. Maggie: You stepped up to be assistant like a champ. I can’t wait to creep on your abroad pictures. Alfred: You ran for your first siren and came back panting, pissed it got away. Keep that dedication in Pulp. And please, blast some rap music. Annie: Call me crazy, but you’ll make a great news editor. Jocelyn: You’re so freakin’ adorable and bring much needed sunshine to news. Dylan: Yo, dawg. Your dedication for finding and accurately reporting on the truth goes beyond most D.O. alums. Just don’t forget to breathe. Rachael/Marwa: Every time either of you visited the house, my day instantly got better. This place wasn’t the same without you. Bouv: Hellboys for life, blisters and all. Liz: We shared a Saran Wrap and Aloe moment I’ll never forget. Thanks for seeing the struggle through my smile this semester. I owe you a beer. Or a 40 oz. steak. Anna: You receive little credit for everything (and everyone) you put up with. I’m beyond proud of you. Let’s hang out next semester. I’ll miss you otherwise. David: Sports: the one consistently solid section. You’re either ridiculously talented or have a never-ending supply of Felix Felicis. Thanks
for letting me write a couple of sports stories. Still waiting for your Pulp byline. Trevor: You should work on your BS during Sunday Meeting. Stephen: I’m so, so happy you came back. And your roommates. Craziest but nicest group of guys I know. Phil: Sorry for girls night. Jesse: You’re the goofiest kid but seriously talented. I’m sad I won’t be here to watch you kill it as assistant. Klinger: I miss ya, kid. Text me whenever you’re visiting and want to hang. Chase: I’m awful at photo requests, but “we figured it out” somehow. Sam: Your hugs have healing powers. I’m a little sad we won’t work together as head eds, but I cannot WAIT to see you absolutely kill it. Spencer: You don’t get a lot of credit, but you really are a great photog. and always make me laugh. Luke: Running into you always makes my day instantly better. Lizzie: I love you so so much. I’ll miss dancing with you at 2 a.m. You really do belong in Pulp. Lindsay: Remember when Lizzie and I FaceTimed you in the library? Mara/Chloe/Clare: Three of the cutest freshmen. I adore you all. Thanks for saying designing Pulp is your favorite…I don’t care if you’re lying. I’m always here if you need anything, even a hug. Riley: I’m still here for you, too. Please never forget that. Ankur: It’ll be a new era without you in the house. I fear for the amount of candy that will get stuck in the vending machines. Beth: I spent more time with your roommates than you did this semester. Missed ya, sassy pants. Cheryl: I MISS YOU. Stephanie Lin: The Lorax will forever remind me of you. Samar: You don’t have a mean bone in your body. It’s been a blessing to work with you. Michelle: #SocialMediaQueen #KilledIt Andy: Everyone knows you’re insanely talented, but you yourself are one special person besides that. Thanks for choosing to work in the Pulp office. Your smile helped me get through many stressful nights. Allie Caren: “I’m all about you.” You brought me cake last year during one of the saddest points of my life. You’re an incredible friend and forever my long lost twin. Danielle: Delta Omega lives on. Colleen: To me, you’re still a part of Pulp — the part I’ll always remember. Erik: Future EIC of Rolling Stone. Now it’s on record that I said it first. KatKim: You took a newsy and created a full-blooded feature creature. THANK YOU. I learned so, so much from you. Avery/Chelsea: How I survived this semester without you both, I have no idea. You two mean so much to me. I can’t wait to be actual friends
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outside of these walls. Joe/Katie/Jessica/Lara: You all are the reason why I loved this semester. We became a family, and I can’t thank you enough. I hope I was an OK boss. Jessica: Hiring you was the first big decision I made this semester, and easily the best. Lara: You’re like my mini-me, and I am totally OK with that. Keep Pulp in line next semester. Katie: Finding you was somewhat of a miracle, and you’ve been a trooper. I’m obsessed with you. Joe: I wouldn’t want to leave this place to anyone else. You’ve been my right hand man. Keep it the sweet stuff in the middle, but make it your own. I’m here whenever you need help. Professors (and a special shout out to Bob Lloyd, as promised): Thanks for all of the assignment extensions. I deserved every irritated look and probably more. Beehive: My biggest regret of college is not spending enough time with you. This group is
made up of incredible people, and I’m lucky to be included. Spring Break 2014 in Puerto Rico can’t come soon enough. Marlee, Steph, Kelsey, Brittany, Meghan: I’m the worst roommate but somehow wound up with the best. I can’t wait to be a normal college student and live out the year with you. Dad/Mom/Lee: I don’t say it enough, but I really am thankful for everything. I’m luckier than most. I hope you’re proud of what I’ve accomplished at the paper. It certainly hasn’t been easy, and often took priority over school work, but I put my heart into it. Bobby: It’s kind of awesome having my brother as my best friend. I can’t wait for you to finally visit me! Love you. Bertelson family: I wouldn’t be here without your help. It’s just that simple. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
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Holidays at Hendricks Where: Hendricks Chapel When: Sunday, 7:30 p.m. How much: Free Hendricks Chapel Choir, the Syracuse University Brass Ensemble and Kola Owolabi will be featured in this year’s annual holiday concert. Several student performers will also be spotlighted. A recorded broadcast of the event will be available on WCNY-TV at 9 p.m. on Dec. 23, and at 1 p.m. and 10 p.m on Christmas Eve.
35th Annual “Adventures of Rudolph” luke rafferty | video editor This holiday traditions display is one of many colorful arrangements that viewers can drive through at the Lights on the Lake festival, which is sponsored by Wegmans. Other areas include the Twinkling Fantasy Forest, Larger-than-Life Land of Oz and Under the Sea.
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Annual festival illuminates Onondaga Lake Park for the holidays By Bodeline Dautruche
ith all the anxiety that comes with finals, many students might forget to soak up the joy of the holiday season. Fortunately, the Lights on the Lake event can help students get into the holiday spirit. Better than viewing the average home’s decorations, Lights on the Lake is a drive through a large collection of innovative and exciting themed light fixtures. At 2 miles long, there are plenty of decorations to enjoy. The event runs from now until Jan. 12 at Onondaga Lake Park in Liverpool, about 15 minutes from campus. The event is open from 5-10 p.m. daily, with the exception of New Year’s Eve. Visitors drive through in cars or motorcycles for $10 each Monday through Thursday, and then Friday through Sunday at $15 per car. Wegmans Shoppers Club cardholders are eligible to receive a $4 discount every Monday and Tuesday, since the event is sponsored by the grocery store chain. Only
cash and checks are accepted. Debbie Dennis, Onondaga Lake Park’s recreation leader, said Lights on the Lake is a longheld Syracuse tradition, and this year the event is celebrating its 24th season. “There isn’t just one attraction that people come for,” Dennis said. “Everyone has a different favorite.”
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As cars drive through the attractions, visitors are encouraged to turn their radio stations to the holiday sounds of Sunny 102, another of the event’s sponsors.
The themed attractions visitors can drive through are Fantasy Forest, Under the Sea, Land of Oz, Holiday Traditions, Santa’s Workshop, Victorian Village and Wide World of Sports. Many of the displays include animated scenes and towering light displays. The evening concludes with cars driving through a Fairy Tale Magic Grand Finale. The names of the different attractions alone are reminiscent of what it means to truly be joyous during the holiday season. The event also gives students a chance to bond with their friends they’ve made here at Syracuse before they leave to spend the holidays at home. And it is a quick and easy break from all the tests and papers many of them will have to complete. “[Lights on the Lake] gets everyone in the holiday spirit,” Dennis said. “The students will see the bright lights, and it gets them thinking about the holidays and their family right before they go home.” firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Crouse Hinds Theater When: Dec. 14, 11 a.m. How much: $10-$19 For those who love a good underdog story, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is taking the stage. Central New York Arts presents the 35th annual “Adventures of Rudolph,” a narrated ballet performance that is a great show for all ages. Tickets can be purchased online or at the Syracuse Opera Box Office.
Polar Bear Plunge Where: Woodlawn Beach State Park in Buffalo, N.Y. When: Saturday, 11 a.m. How much: Raise at least $10 Take the plunge this weekend and raise money for The Special Olympics New York. Traveling to just jump in a freezing body of water may not seem like your idea of fun, but grab a friend and form a team for some support. While the event is free, donations are encouraged, and each diver must raise at least $10. As of Wednesday, $55,443 has been raised.
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oming back from Thanksgiving is always weird. It’s like Syracuse dangled the tantalizing prospect of finally being able to sleep and then yanked it back, slapped us in the face and said, “Just kidding, here are five essays due Thursday.” Even stranger is coming back for a week and then leaving again, which amplifies everything to an absurd degree. It’s kind of like if someone took the song “The Final Countdown” and sped it up. It just feels wrong in every way possible. But as we approach the end of the semester, I can’t help but feel like we’re leaving just when things are getting interesting. It’s like my favorite television show is going on hiatus only to be replaced by “The Sing-Off.” Seriously, is anyone that excited to see Nick Lachey again? Personally, I thought he peaked with “Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica.” I feel like we’re leaving fall semester with a
that guy lot of cliffhangers and not a lot of resolution. It’s kind of like every episode of “Lost” but with a lot more sleepy college kids and yoga pants. For instance, questions still linger around our new chancellor. How does one exactly pronounce the word jumble of a name Syverud? Will we ever find as great of a nickname for the new chancellor as Chancy Nancy? Seriously, what could possibly rhyme with Syverud? Also, and probably most importantly, when
does the reality show of ole Syvey living in BBB come out? I’d call it something snappy like “My Roommate is a 57-Year-Old-Man” or “How SyveRUDE.” Either way, I hope the first episode involves Syv Tyler drinking too much at a frat and vomiting down the law steps like a champ. Speaking of university leaders, another question that remains is regarding the Student Association. After the election of Boris Gresely as SA president, one has to ask if he can win back the student body’s trust after “Allie Curtisgate.” On that note, did we ever assign a “gate” to that scandal? I’m thinking maybe “Colin Crowley-gate” or maybe “Minor Rule Infraction of a Student Constitution-gate.” Gates aside though, that question can probably be summed up by the usual Syracuse student reaction to any SA news: “Wait, what is Student Association again?” Other questions include: Will the mashed
potatoes in the dining halls ever become semisolid? Will the sheer amount of Taco Bell I consume kill me before next semester? Did Delta Kappa Epsilon actually kidnap someone? On a personal note, what is that smell in my room? Since getting back from Thanksgiving Break, my room has become almost inhospitable due to it taking on the strangely oppressive smell of a dentist’s gloves. I can’t seem to pinpoint if it’s the suspicious jar of peanut butter that I suspect isn’t peanut butter anymore, my pile of dirty laundry that has now advanced from my closet with the full intention of claiming my bed as its own or my own deep psychological fear of getting my teeth man handled. But it reeks of dentist gloves. Or maybe I’ve lost my mind somewhere between my essay on Shakespeare and my other essay on Shakespeare. All of these questions and more will be put on hold for a time while we’re on break, which will be as maddening as the ending of “Catching Fire.” But never fear, Syracuse, as I’m sure all will be revealed when we get back for the second half of our weird and wonderful academic year. Until then, keep calm and dull your brain with stupid Nick Lachey. You earned it. Christian Unkenholz is a sophomore public relations and political science major. He can be found trying to inch his way onto Kent Syverud’s reality show by yelling a lot and throwing wine in his face. His column appears every Thursday in Pulp. He can be reached at email@example.com.
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top rebounding team. SU matched IU blow for blow. Indiana scored 22 points in the paint; Syracuse had 32. The Hoosiers blocked four shots; the Orange swatted seven. SU and the IU split the rebounds with an even 29 apiece. “Their main focus in the second half was to get the ball down low, but Coach (Boeheim) said once they got the ball down low that kind of took all the other players out of the game,” Coleman said after the win. “I think defense definitely played a big role in that today.” The Bearcats don’t feature the same talent as the Hoosiers or No. 20 Baylor, the Orange’s final opponent in Lahaina, Hawaii, but their starting big men are closer to the hulking presences in the paint of the major conference foes than the Terriers’ undersized front court. Two of Binghamton’s forwards, Magnus Richards and Nick Madray, stand at 6 feet, 7 inches and 6 feet, 9 inches tall, respectively. St. Francis nearly upset SU because of its small, quick forwards. Syracuse has handled larger forwards like Vonleh and the Bears’
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Isaiah Austin and Cory Jefferson more effectively — the Orange outscored Baylor 36-22 in the paint. “Their contributions aren’t necessarily on who they’re playing,” Boeheim said. “It’s on the whole set of the defense and how they play it.” Tuesday was the first time that defense won SU the game, Boeheim said. The centers were better against a jumbo-sized IU lineup, but Boeheim also saw better help collapsing into the interior. Syracuse forced Indiana into 16 turnovers and Boeheim praised his team’s traps and the zone that suffocated the Hoosiers for a second consecutive meeting. He was happy with the way his guards, Trevor Cooney and Tyler Ennis, have been lively in the zone and the wings’ length, like always, helps wreak havoc. “We try to be as active as possible,” Ennis said after the win, “and I think with our length in the back it helps us a lot.” But it’s still those same centers in the back end, anchoring the zone for the second year in a row, even if there were still moments where the low-post defense was hopeless against the opposing big men. Vonleh simply lowered his shoulder to knock Coleman off balance for a layup early in the second half to tie the game for the final time at 33. The fouls were a concern, too. Both Coleman and star forward C.J. Fair sat on the bench for part of the second half with four fouls. But even that is a positive step. SU’s size should let it be physical and Coleman used that for a better performance against Indiana. “Nothing easy,” Coleman said. “I don’t really think much about the fouls. Coach kind of liked that.” firstname.lastname@example.org @DBWilson2
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play where. “One day you’re not in the mix, the next day Notre Dame’s going somewhere else and someone else is going somewhere else,” Gross said. The Heart of Dallas bowl is another possible destination. With the Big 12 unable to fill its slot, the Orange would be competing against the likes of Washington State, Pittsburgh and Oregon State — and fan support is a huge factor. “We like what we have to offer to a bowl,” Gross said. “We think our folks will come and
travel to somewhere that makes sense, and we’ll take it from there.” Regardless of its destination, Syracuse’s chances of playing in a bowl game increase if No. 1 Florida State plays in the Bowl Championship Series national championship game and No. 13 Clemson is selected for a BCS bowl. That would open up an additional ACC slot for one of the conference’s 11 bowleligible teams. “There’s a lot going on,” Gross said. “This Saturday, with us not playing, lends to a great weekend of watching football. “We feel really good about it.” email@example.com @Stephen_Bailey1
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201 days, 119 people, 24 quitters, four hospital trips, three slaps in the face, two bloody eyes, a sprained ankle and maybe $5 later, my time at The Daily Orange is finally over. While I probably spent too much time in this God-forsaken hellhole, I still wouldn’t take back a second of it. Actually, I could do without Election Night 2012. But you get the point. Yet in all that time, I never really learned to write well. Fortunately I work with a bunch of people who do. So here’s to all of you who have or will continue to inspire me in my journalism career, labeled with the very headlines you all wrote. Becca: Two good: Peyton and Marvin. Papi and Manny. Stockton and Malone. Keenan and Kel. Becca and Ankur. Man, we sure did kick some ass at The D.O. On staff for four semesters and in cahoots for another two, you taught me so much in my time here and shaped me into the designer I am now. I can’t even imagine where I’d be right now if it were anyone else sitting in that PD chair way back when. I loved every second. Every pen-dropping, bean burger eating, ballin’, designin’, lulzin’, LSC auditorium, catch-having second. But what I enjoy the most is the fact that it’s not over. It’s just beginning. Marwa: Weathering the storm: Not many people could make me look back at a time when my eyes were bleeding and say it was a good semester. Our chats helped keep me sane, or as close to it as I could be. We kicked some serious ass and hopefully got people to pick up the paper. There’s no else I’d have rather grown cynical with. Chelsea: Shut down: Get it? Like our show was about 30 times. Yet no matter how many obstacles (like Plucky) exist, Slumpy and the Bear always prevail. Most of that is because of your unstoppable wit and appreciation for fartin’ around. THE. ENITRE. BOX. Iseman: Class act. I called you the man, the myth, the legend for a reason. Thank you for putting up with my shenanigans, which paled in comparison to Ruehl and Channes’. Best of luck in the future; I’ll always be right there with you on the peloton. Erik: See you at Chuck’s. Old franchises don’t die, they just fade away. I won’t lie, I was nervous heading into junior year. But hanging on the couch playing Madden with you was the best way to take study breaks/Carson Fender cult of personality. We have one semester left. It’s time for Jamario and Tom to hit the town. Bre: I spy. In spring 2011 you were that random staff writer Michael Boren racially profiled. Almost instantly you became one of the coolest people in house and one of my favorite people to work with. Whether it is dealing with my spring 2012 newsroom hijinks or telling us how many people read “Rolling in,” you’ve been missed on staff. But we have one more semester, so here’s to Chuck’s and peanut butter. Seriously. Say the word and your squirrel problem will be no more. Drinking fountain: Staying above water. You were there in my darkest hours. I’ll always maintain you’re the best water in Syracuse, and certainly the cleanest. I can’t take you with me on my adventures, but I’ll never forget your delicious flavor and perfect temperature. Because I’ll be dropping by next week with a few water drums to fill. Dr. Browne: Proving Ground. You provided a floor where I could confidently say whatever I needed to. Writing is so much more than I ever thought. Through the writing you inspired me to do, I was able to look into my own life in ways I never thought possible. Meticulously editing every sentence also meant meticulously going
over those moments that inspired them. You had a huge effect on mine and everyone else’s lives and I’ll never forget it. Jesse: Their game. I can’t believe you used to be that random kid in Writing 114 reading The D.O. It really sucks we couldn’t have worked together longer, but we kicked ass this semester. And there’s still a future. The doctor is in. Debbie: Truth be told. I don’t remember saying it would be a hell of a semester, but I guess that’s my fault for drinking at work. Nowadays, half the reason I look forward to breaks is that we get to hang out and reminisce for the old break crew. If only we still had a key. Klinger: Sorry for partying. Flick. My. Bean. YEAHHHH!!!!! Keep up the hilarity and don’t ever let the house get too dull. Otherwise, what’s the point? Mark: My show was a revolution. That board meeting has forever changed my approach to design. You were the perfect partner in crime when we decided to go big and take risks. Not many people would’ve had the courage you did to take some of the gambles we did. They didn’t all work out, but man, what a ride it was. #mutombosavestheworld Jon: Last glance. Hey Kobe, tell me how my ass tastes. Seriously though, great time playing basketball and making fat jokes about you and Beckie. And I think somewhere in there we worked together. Meredith: A voice that echoed. Don’t worry about never getting a nickname. It just means I didn’t feel the need to break the ice with a silly nickname because you fit in here immediately. Merediths have a rich history here at The D.O., and you lived up to that and then some. Professor Grimes: Collective effort. I don’t write much anymore, but never doubt that your lessons and guidance continue to help every day. I can pinpoint much of my improvement over the years to learning more about writing and reporting in fall 2011. I would encourage any journalist, visual or written, to understand the “other side.” Orange County design team: A tale of two cities. Sorry I can’t make it out this winter, but I really miss you guys. You put up with my constant CCI questions (the most important one: When are we ditching CCI?) and my extreme lack of OC knowledge. Also, Cindy, you really stink at pingpong. Propper: Legendary company. Few people, if any, get pumped up for a game by listening to interviews. Such is the legend of David Propper: the random staff writer who hangs around after he’s done and you don’t know why the fuck he’s still there. Then all of a sudden he’s one of the group and providing constant hilarity. Then he’s gone. Lizzie: Next wave. I have plenty of horror stories from being PD (remember that time six designers quit in one semester?), but one bright spot is that you were there with me the whole time. You’ve made the paper look amazing. I hope I didn’t step on your toes too much. Don’t forget me when you’re famous. Casey: Bittersweet. Goodbye, Peach! That nickname is more than just a cute word I gave you to sound nice. If things ever get heated or if this place is just too much, remember two things: You’re a peach, and everyone loves peaches. And I will only truly have left this paper when none here are loyal to me. Help will always be given at The D.O. to those who ask for it. RacMar: The aftermath. I wish you could’ve stayed in-house longer, but the time you did spend here was a blast. I’m so happy you’re living the dream at ESPN. And that you’ve found
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someone to walk you home, assuming you live less than a block away. Dara: Tough to define. I miss my freshman year, when you’d give me a ride home and we’d talk about whatever happened that night. Unfortunately, EIC is a demanding position that ate up a little of your free time. Seegz: Possessed and unimpressed. As numerous your complaints (and mine) were, you gotta admit it was a blast. It would’ve been way more boring if SA was actually good. Liz: Grin and bear it. You weren’t the only one having a rough time that spring, and our drunken rants practically saved my life. You also saved my shoulders. Rachael: Eye for an eye. When you transitioned I had no idea what a hilarious and violent person you’d be. Remember that time you hit me with your car? My femur will never forget. Though I think your claims of being able to pick me up by the legs and swing me around the room were lofty at best, it’s not too late for anarchy. Bouv: Hometown heroes. I still get that feeling when people say, “can’t wait to get out of Syracuse for break.” Of course I do, too, but at
least Syracuse has…uh…shoveling? Maddy: Stainless steal. Don’t worry about it. It’s a sports thing. Which really was the easiest way of explaining about half of the discussion between sports and everyone else. But I always respected how you took it one level further. Maggie/Annie: Youthful energy. You kids need to listen to adults more. When Meredith’s not around, I’m in charge. Check the policy manual. Jess: Eyeing London. I still can’t believe you left us for London. But you’ll be back. They always come back. I mean, not really, but you know. Come back. Kristin: Sunny side up. Remember how I hadn’t heard your actual voice for months? I’d say I’m sorry for that, but I’m not. It means for a few months I heard nothing but that fun chirpy (chirpy?) Kristin, even if I could never match that enthusiasm. The future’s bright for you. Hopefully that future includes a pet duck. Avery: Pursuit of Hoppiness. Thanks for putting up with the pony hiding. Someday in the distant future a D.O. staff member will uncover it and it will all start again. Think those French kids uncovering Jumanji.
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Amrita: #strategy. You handled ME so well in a semester with the two biggest news stories we’ll ever see (for now). I thought I saw your best, but then you revolutionized the way The D.O. handles social media. Can you do any wrong? #samosa Danielle: Artfully done. A lot of people remember your amazing sense of style. I, however, remember your appreciation of Winnie the Pooh. Winnie the Pooh. Tubby little tummy all stuffed with fluff he’s Winnie the Pooh, Winnie the Pooh, silly willy nilly old bear. Anna/Samar: Changing course. I know I outwardly despise both of you. But now that I never have to see you again, I can say you’re both really awesome and I’ll miss working with you. Micah: Slap my balls. OK, so maybe that one wasn’t actually a mac. I hope. But it was that moment where I knew just how awesome you were and how much fun it was hanging out in featch. Emmett: In his shoes. Two Ms, two Ts, two Gs, two Ts. Yeah, I wrote your credits way too often. But each one accompanied a fantastic illo that was better than the last. Your wonderful LAX guide illo paved the way for expanded use of illustration at The D.O. So Andy’s wrist might not appreciate it, but I do. Brett: Trouble brewing. I’ve said it before. You were my greatest enemy. Also, sorry about those couple of times I almost killed you. Also, this one time I brought a peanut butter sandwich with me while designing sports without thinking. But you were in budget as I ate it so I guess it all worked out in the end. Beth: To the edge. You pushed me to the limit (bear claws), but in the end I think I needed that (the push, not the bear claws). You also made #shootme a palatable class. Treds: Forth grade. Building a kickball dynasty was just part of the endless mishaps and whacky adventures that sum up the year you spent at The D.O. #nation4ever Laurence: Calling out. It’s been a lot weirder than I realized not having you in the house. There are no more woodland critters, unless you count the homeless people that wander in. Stephen: To the House. I still can’t believe we went to Vegas on a whim. It got cut short, but not many people would’ve done it to begin with. That pretty much encompasses why I respect you: You take a real risk. I can’t wait to see what you do next semester. And beyond. Wilson: Barely (Shaz) Bagels. We made it through ‘Nam! Sort of. You did a great job stepping up when we needed you to, both on and off the court. We’ll hit the court hard in preparation for media cup. But until then, see ya! Kathleen K: Closing a chapter. Delta Omega just isn’t the same. Thanks for hearing my many complaints and sharing in the Spring Break fun. I really hope our paths cross again. Ryne: Rallying cry. We never did hear yours until media cup. You made it rain 3s and stories and never wavered in your stone-cold demeanor. Or your bean prices. Seriously, huge rip off. Cohen: Rapper’s delight. You’re an asshole. And don’t ever change. Tony: Blocked party. My first D.O. party at your place didn’t end so well (squalapalooza is the best name ever by the way). But it was the organic birth of a great time at The D.O. Joe: Walking tall. I tried with the Fantana nickname, and hopefully that made you feel part of the team. And if that drawing doesn’t end up in a ritzy auction I’m blaming you. AJ: Same pittfalls. Get it? Because you’re from Pittsburgh? Seriously though, I never saw someone grow as much as you did that spring. Now if you’d just pick up your fucking phone…
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Stephanie Lin: Zooming in. We all have that one page we’re really proud of, and yours is one of the best. But what it couldn’t say is how reliable you’ve been. I gave you a freakin’ table for front page art and you made it great. Jenna: Is this hell? No, it’s Iowa. I almost leaped out of my chair when I found out you were going to come back as a designer. Mostly because of the brilliant high fives. But I guess you’re an OK designer who may have saved my ass on a few occasions. Louie: Rise to the top. I remember you visited us and talked about how working here put you in a position to turn down job offers. As a freshman learning the news design ropes, part of me hated working the same nights as you. It made it that much harder to stand out. But getting to see your thought process every night at design meeting was more than worth it. Allen: Lost in translation. You were misunderstood in your short time here, which is a shame because you had possibly the best fake designs I’ve ever seen. Hiking with you and Mark was certainly an experience. Don’t kick a cactus. Seriously. Berube: Working on a dream. For all the things I’ve said, at least know when you first started you helped out a ton when I almost didn’t have a staff. Michelle: Roll with it. I hired you after a designer quit. I told you to take a couple of days to think about it, but you said you were sure you wanted to do it. That enthusiasm hasn’t gone anywhere since, whether it’s in social media or your Michigan Wolverines. Fab Five forever! Cheryl: Rising influence. I’ve always hated you. I hated how you were a master of copy and then flawlessly moved to design. I can hardly get up without a struggle. Colleen: Long time coming. It was great having another freshman around in that scary place that was The D.O. freshman year. Even though it didn’t end how we envisioned it, I’m glad you were on staff for so long. I’d wish you luck in the future, but you don’t need it. Alfred: In the name of justice. You need to calm the fuck down. Actually, no. You’re the funniest thing going in a house that, quite frankly, is hugely lacking in entertainment. If anything, get crazier. You’ll be in feature next semester. Act like it. Lindsay: Against the wind. Glad that whole Lindsay name confusion thing was sorted out. I admire how you’ve grown from sharing someone else’s name and being the “other roommate” to, well, Lindsay. Clare/Mara/Chloe: Taking the lead. It’s really cool to see you guys as the next generation of designers because you’re all great. It’s easy to tell you all put heart and soul into this paper and have put out some great designs to show for it. But you’re the veterans now. Make me proud! Or else get ready for mean alumni emails. Trevor: Shocker. I had no idea you could recite Afroman lyrics damn near effortlessly, and that to me was your breakout moment. Just keep nailing those threes damn near effortlessly and the future is bright. Phil: Compelling in its ordinariness. I didn’t see enough energy during those intros, but I could tell you approved which was good enough for me. Number 2. Katie: Return of the mac. Long after the design boners and sharts and Brett are gone, your inf luence over this place remains. I remember my first few nights being amazed at how much you knew and how confident you were. Kathleen R: The right way. Your leadership abilities are unrivaled. I’m not alone in saying I respect you immensely. GOML. Beckie: Rising in the East. You know,
because you moved out east. Also, you’re as big as the sun. Meghin: FINE FIRED. You made me feel like less of a human being during edit board, but it’s (mostly) because of your unwavering passion. Beneath that rough exterior lies a decent person…and an even more decent friend. But not a designer. Chase: Building a dynasty. If I had to pick an MVP from my entire time here, it’s not even close. You did what pretty much everyone thought was impossible: rebuild the photo staff. Staying as long as you have means the people working for you have longer to improve their craft before they go into editor positions. You’re so easy to work with and I can’t wait to see what you do as ME. But you’re still a racist dickhead. Sam: Soldiering on. Take the foundation Chase built and make it something even greater. You might just be the best shooter on this campus, but what you’re doing next semester means so much more. And there’s no one else I’d trust more. Luke: Cash flow. Don’t worry about the troublesome start. You helped me tremendously. Just don’t forget me when you’re rich and famous. An order of Number 1 Kitchen sent to my estate every week will suffice. Brandon/Andrew: In a flash. Before your untimely demises, it was great having you guys around. I hope your experiences here taught you as much as they taught me. Stacie/Lauren/Kristen: Out of the darkness. You three deserve a hell of a lot more respect than most people think. Without much D.O. experience you three had to deal with both the whiniest bunch of photographers and me. You took the photo staff out of the wilderness and managed to serve up solid art day in and day out. Not great secretaries though. Pete: Ale to the chief. When I heard there’s a general manager at The D.O., I figured it was some stuffy old guy who would brush me off when I met him. Boy was I wrong. I guess seeing the name “Waack” could have been foreshadowing. Long story short, you’re the fuckin’ man. BO-5: Back to the future. Sorry I couldn’t be around as much as I wanted to because of The D.O. But you helped give me possibly the best year of my life. You guys are all awesome. Except Brianne, who I’m assuming was the poopetrator. Eve: Endless love. I know I said I wouldn’t. I tried not to. But I think in the end we all knew this was coming. Eve, will you marry m—oh wait. You’re graduating this winter. Well never mind then. Forget I said anything. 947 Lancaster: Rejuvenated. Get ready for a wild spring. I’ve never tried this whole “not working at The D.O.” thing, so I’m not sure how this is going to go. Just get ready to drink and watch basketball. Brendan can clean up afterward. Mom, Ajantha, Anvita: On a high note. I’ll finally have more time to call and talk to you guys. With any luck I’ll have a job this summer, which unfortunately means I likely won’t be near you guys, but that’s OK. Still keep your couch free though, might need a place to crash. Just for a day or two. I swear. Audriana: Welcome to the new age. It really does hurt not seeing your for months and coming back to find an entirely different person laying, crawling and eventually standing in front of me. But I know you probably don’t need me there for any of it. All I do anyway is take all the random things you hand to me. Which is more of a job than people realize. And since you can’t read this, I’ve drank at least half of your apple juice. Have a nice day, Ankur
Check dailyorange. com during winter break for more sports Bowl Bound?
Syracuse has its six wins, but with more bowl-eligible teams than postseason openings, the Orange is still waiting to find out if it will play in a bowl game.
Big Apple Orange
SU returns to Madison Square Garden to face off with St. John’s on Dec. 15 in the Gotham Classic. The Orange then hosts High Point, Villanova and Eastern Michigan before New Year’s.
ACC Season, Finally
The Orange hosts Miami on Jan. 4 in its in-conference ACC debut. Syracuse takes on North Carolina and Boston College the following week.
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Point guards lead unbeaten SU into Top 25 tilt with Iowa By Josh Hyber STAFF WRITER
Rachel Coffey had shot just 1-of-6 from the field and had committed three turnovers. Cornelia Fondren was sidelined with an illness. So with 13 minutes left and Syracuse hanging on to a 13-point lead against Texas A&M, Orange head coach Quentin Hillsman turned to freshman Who: Iowa Alexis Peterson. Where: Iowa City, Iowa When: Today, 7 p.m. The point guard Channel: Big 10 Network exited the game just more than five minutes later, and SU had extended its lead against one of the best teams in the country to 15. Hillsman said that Peterson was one of the main reasons SU upset the then-No. 12 Aggies last Saturday at the Paradise Jam Reef Division tournament in the U.S. Virgin Islands. “We have three tremendously talented point guards,” Hillsman said. “Every night they’ve all played well, they’ve all pushed the tempo, and they’ve all allowed us to play fast for 40 minutes. That’s what you want to do in that position.” The trio of Coffey, Fondren and Peterson will be on display Thursday as the No. 22 Orange (8-0) travels to Iowa City, Iowa, to face the No. 25 Hawkeyes (8-1) at 7 p.m. as part of the Big 10/ACC Challenge. Having the luxury of three capable lead guards, Hillsman has not officially named a permanent starter at the position. Hillsman said he handles the allotment of minutes on a game-to-game basis, and that in late-game situations he is going to play whoever has been most effective that night. “The first game (Hillsman) called names and that’s how we knew who was going in,” Coffey said. “Practice time, we have first group, second group, we have different groups, but you still never know who’s going to start. So it was never officially set until the first game.” Coffey, a senior, has started all of the Orange’s games so far this season, averaging 19 minutes. Fondren, who started 31 of 32 games last year as a freshman, averages almost 14 minutes, and the freshman Peterson plays almost 10 minutes a game. Fondren, who has relinquished her starter’s role from last year, said it doesn’t matter who opens the game at the point guard spot or is receiving the most minutes as long as the team wins. “As long as we all just play and we go out there and win, it’s alright with me,” Fondren said. “ … I’m glad we’re all playing and get an opportunity to go in and show our skills. I think it’s a good thing (Hillsman) has given all three of us a chance to even play.” All three possess unique skillsets. Coffey is more of a distributor, and has a team-leading 30 assists. Fondren has a ferocious tenacity on the defensive end. Both Coffey and Fondren have seven steals this season, but Fondren has done it in 55 fewer minutes. Peterson possesses similar skills to both, and has made 47.1 percent of the shots she has taken. And like center Shakeya Leary benefitted from facing the now-graduated center Kayla Alexander every day in practice, the three point guards have been prepared for their opponents after facing tough competition in practice. Fondren said it brings out the best in all of them when they play against each other. While Coffey is the veteran and Fondren
started all of last year, the rookie Peterson has come in and turned heads. “She’s still young so she’s still going to make mistakes, but she’s controlling the tempo very well,” Coffey said. “The way that she can score, she can really get to the basket.” Coffey has played more minutes than Fondren and Peterson in five of eight games, but the three share the load. Against Maryland Eastern Shore, Peterson led the three with 14 minutes while Coffey and Fondren played 13. Against Cornell, Coffey played 17 minutes and Fondren and Peterson played 14. “All of us can play at any time,” Coffey said. “I don’t think any one is better than the other. I think we all play a different game.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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ailey: Everyone knows you have ideas. I know you can execute them. I can’t wait to see what the section looks like next semester; just make sure you still have time for billiards and Blacktop. Trevor: Your scintillating style is fun and sometimes would make even Dickie V blush. I love it. Keep doing it and you’ll go far. Jesse: You’re one of the most talented guys I can remember to come through this section. Take the opportunity at the beginning of the semester to find and write big stories. Phil: I know you’re going to do a great job with women’s basketball and men’s lacrosse — two of my favorite beats at The D.O. Take this semester to write a lot and write bigger stories. You’ll do a great job with them. Sam Blum: I know you’re excited to get in-house and I’m excited for you. Great job on national this year. Way better than I did. You’ve still got plenty ahead of you. Hyber: Coach Q is obviously great, so enjoy the beat. You’re one of the most reliable staff writers I can remember. Take that opportunity to write bigger stories. Mark: You were annoying this semester. Like, really annoying. But it helped to have you in my ear and I think our section got better all semester because of it. Cohen: You pretty much taught me how to write, so thanks for that. It was fun to finally share a press box with you. Have fun in Memphis. I’m sure SU Athletics will. Iseman: It was fun to share a press box with you, too. Pretty much everything I know about running a section, I got from you. Hope I followed you up well Ryne: I don’t show my excitement often, but the day you brought me in-house was awesome. It was what I wanted since I started at The D.O. Thanks for showing me the ropes. Any SEs before: Including ALJ and Brett, who probably don’t even remember me, I hope I did a good job. Nick Toney: Thanks for quitting. And thanks for seeing the end of the Jing Pu Era through with me. Really enjoying seeing your work out in San Diego. Propper: My first beat partner and my best beat partner. You taught me how to go at SU Athletics and always search for the bigger story. Klinger: I’m glad you still were around this semester. I’m excited to see what you can do when you get back. One heart. The rest of the sports staff: Thanks for being along for the ride. You gave us good content top to bottom and I can’t wait to see you guys keep progressing. Ziniu: Best damn football photographer I’ve ever seen. Austin: Stick with it. Trust me. It’ll be worth it. You did a great job on women’s soccer and showed your moxie as a reporter. Curt: Funneling. Stick with it. We’ll have
plenty of time next semester. Thursdays at Chuck’s were my light at the end of the tunnel. Pete: And we’ll have time to go see Jerry. Benis: Thanks for doing the dishes. Got to carve out some time for our Christmas album. Ankur: You’re a little piece of D.O. mythology and an even bigger piece of the sports section’s lore. Together we formed a fierce peloton capable of taking down even the Viet Cong. Heeya! Casey: It was fun working for you, even if there were a few too many hard no’s. I’ll always remember the huddle, 8 a.m. nights and, of course, “Wagon Wheel.” Thanks for staying calm. Maddy: You probably loved sports more than you should have, but just remember: That’s a sports thing. Lizzie: Thanks for basketball guide. And pregame GFX. And the redesign. Holy shit there was a lot of stuff this semester. Lindsay, Chloe, Mara and Clare: You put up with pregame GFX, loose sections, tight sections and shitty back pages. And made the designer spelling bee a reality. Keep all of that stuff going.
Chase: I can’t remember seeing a better relationship between photo and sports. Good luck as managing editor next semester. Sam and Spencer: Ditto with the relationship thing. Road trips were fun, Spencer. Hopefully they’re not done. Meredith: You wrote a sports story. That’s weird. You’re loud, but you made The Daily Orange a fun place to be. Seegz: The most diligent reporter I know. You’ve given us plenty of scoops, so why not come over to sports full time? Marwa: And you’re of course right up there, too. Sorry Bailey’s taking my job, but there’s always nights at Chuck’s. The rest of the newsies: I have no idea how you do everything you do, but you all did a great job with the section this semester. Kristin and Joe: Thanks for stepping up and writing some race stories for us. Or maybe you should be thanking me for letting you. You’re welcome. Andy: Thanks for making my brilliant Sneetches illo a reality. Water fountain: You complete me.
Everyone at 506, et al: Sorry I kind of vanished this semester. We’ll make up for it in the spring. Mom and dad: You never discouraged me from going on a path that will lead to no money. Not sure if I should thank you or not. But thanks for still subscribing to The Washington Post. Matthew: We can wallow in our lack of finances together. And who knows, if this sports writing thing doesn’t work out, then maybe I can be a teacher wherever you work. Jonathan: You’d be a great sports writer, but I’m also fine with the whole professional basketball thing if you can spot me a couple grand here and there. Everyone else back home: Thanks for putting up with irrelevant tweets and occasionally ignored texts. BK, you best be there for the Maryland game. Sam: Thanks for putting up with me all semester. I promise we can spend some time together in the spring. And maybe you can even come to Chuck’s sometimes on Thursdays. OK, probably not. I love you, though.
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stacie fanelli | staff photographer ALLIE LACOMBE has connected on three game-winning goals for the Orange this season. She has been a force for SU after winning a state championship in high school.
LaCombe looks to carry crunchtime scoring into Lindenwood game By Matt Miselis STAFF WRITER
Allie LaCombe embraces the big moment. She seizes the moment when the time comes to attack opposing defenses in the closing seconds, propelling her team to crucial victories. The junior from Eden Prairie, Minn., has three game-winning goals for Syracuse this season. Who: Lindenwood But LaCombe isn’t satWhere: Tennity Ice isfied with taking the Pavilion credit for all of her lateWhen: Friday, 7 p.m. game success. Saturday, 2 p.m. “I give a lot of credit to my teammates,” she said. “Some of my goals have been a result of rebounds that they made and I shot or simply being in the right position. “I’m not the most skilled or fastest player on the ice. But I like to work hard and think that’s where the goals come from.” LaCombe will get a chance to continue her scoring prowess when the Orange plays Lindenwood on Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. at Tennity Ice Pavilion.
“I’m not the most skilled or fastest player on the ice. But I like to work hard and think that’s where the goals come from.” Allie LaCombe
Her late-game heroics aren’t new. It’s been a position she is accustomed to dating back to her time at Eden Prairie High School. Eden Prairie was the gold standard for women’s ice hockey, as they play in the highest division in Class Double-A. In LaCombe’s first season, Eden Prairie finished 29-1-1 and won the state championship. “We were one of the biggest schools in the
state,” LaCombe said. “My freshman year we had 12 recruited seniors. It was a dream team. You’ll never find that again.” She fought hard to gain playing time in her first season, and it proved to pay dividends for the state powerhouse later that year. The run to a state title was in jeopardy, as Minnetonka High School gave Eden Prairie a legitimate scare in the semifinals. But it was not one of the 12 seniors who saved their dominant season from coming to an abrupt end. Instead it was the freshman that executed the most important shot of their season. High school coach Tim Morris remembered that signature moment like it was yesterday. “She scored in the state semi-final against Minnetonka High School in the third period to tie the game at 1-1,” he said. “We won the game 2-1 with a goal by former (University of Minnesota) Gopher Kelly Seeler on the power play. Allie’s goal was the spark that got the team going.” When asked about Allie’s best trait, there was no hesitation from her former coach. “Her ability to win face-offs,” Morris said. “She won a ton for us.” LaCombe has never intended to be a passive player on the ice, which Syracuse head coach Paul Flanagan views as an impressive trait. “I think she’s one of our few players that will drive and take the puck to the net and look to shoot first,” Flanagan said. “A lot of girls in women’s hockey look to pass first. Allie kind of separates herself as having the gun-slinger mentality.” Flanagan attested to LaCombe’s passion for the sport that she has played since she was 4 years old. Her love for the game goes beyond the grind of playing and practicing on the ice every week. Her focus is for Syracuse to sustain momentum heading into the second half of the season. “As coach says, we are kind of a roller coaster team,” she said. “I think if we can smooth it out and finish the first half of the season strong, we’ll be good going into the second half of the year. “I think it’s a great program and I’m proud to be a part of it.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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(8-0) 4SYRACUSE VS BINGHAMTON (1-6) STEPHEN BAILEY
SYRACUSE 89, BINGHAMTON 60
What’s a Bearcat? C.J. Fair slices Binghamton and then tries to draw its mascot.
SYRACUSE 84, BINGHAMTON 53
Cats cradled Bearcats.
SU scratches up the
SYRACUSE 72, BINGHAMTON 50
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Syracuse is 4-0 all time against Binghamton.
6-0, 170, FR. 9.6 PPG, 2.9 APG
6-2 180 FR. 12.4 PPG, 5.1 APG. 3.0 SPG
6-4, 195, SO. 15.1 PPG, 2.6 SPG
JORDAN REED 6-4, 205, SO. 15.1 PPG, 10.4 RPG
Ennis is finding his stride on both ends of the court, and Binghamton gave up 93 points during a loss to Colgate on Dec. 1. Ennis should have a field day against the Bearcats.
Reed is the Bearcats’ lone perimeter weapon and Cooney, along with Ennis, will be tasked with containing him. Cooney has been deadly from beyond the arc.
6-8, 215, SR. 17.6 PPG, 5.6 RPG
6-4, 205, JR. 3.1 PPG, 1.6 RPG
Mansell really can’t prep enough for this one. If the junior finds himself on Fair at any point of the night, the senior could make scoring look easier than he already has.
The Orange’s 2-3 zone gobbles up the Bearcats.
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6-9, 250, JR. 4.9 PPG, 4.0 RPG, 1.3 BPG
6-7, 210, FR. 4.3 PPG, 3.1 RPG
With an undersized frontcourt, this could be the game that Christmas breaks out of his offensive shell. What better time than the holidays?
6-9, 280, SO. 14.9 PPG, 4.5RPG
NICK MADRAY 6-9, 215, FR. 12.4 PPG, 3.0 RPG
Coleman is holding 65 pounds on Madray. The Bearcat center has been effective in the paint this season, but a few hard fouls from the big fella could go a long way.
JIM BOEHEIM W-L: 928-314 38TH SEASON
Binghamton averages 8.6 assists per game – the fewest of any team in the country. LIU Brooklyn’s Jason Brickman leads the nation with 10 assists per game. Binghamton’s 38-percent shooting from the field ranks third-tolast in the country. There are 345 Division I teams.
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W-L: 123-138 9TH SEASON
Boeheim has the edge in this Upstate New York matchup, just as he will in pretty much every game until Atlantic Coast Conference play starts.
The number of consecutive games Syracuse has shot at least 50 percent from the field.
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ATTENTION Coleman, Christmas, Keita prove crucial in anchoring Orange zone By David Wilson
yracuse’s last two games in the Carrier Dome pitted the Orange against teams with similar focuses on offense, but different types of players were responsible for making it happen. St. Francis pounded the ball inside last Monday with a pair of 6-foot6 forwards. They slipped past SU’s towering post players to the tune of 22 points in the paint. Indiana has Noah Vonleh, a 6-foot10 freshman, and insisted on dumping the ball down to him on nearly every possession on Tuesday. He finished with a team-leading 17 points, but 13 came at the line. Syracuse’s big men performed better against a fringe Top 25 team than it did against a 5-3 St. Francis team. “They played good position,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said after his team’s 69-52 win against the Hoosiers. “They kept people out of there.” During the first handful of games
of the season, Baye Moussa Keita, Rakeem Christmas and DaJuan Coleman formed an evident weakness in the Orange’s (8-0) starting lineup. The shredding against St. Francis (N.Y.) was just the pinnacle of the big men’s collective struggles. But after better performances during tournament play at the EA Sports Maui Invitational and during Tuesday’s Big 10/ACC Challenge, the centers are showing continued signs of improvement — especially defensively — as No. 4 Syracuse heads into a matchup with Binghamton (2-6) on Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Carrier Dome. Although IU lacks one traditional center — Vonleh is truly more of a power forward — the talented freshman and an oversized lineup around him provided the Orange with as stiff an interior test as it has seen this season. Four of Indiana’s starters are 6 feet, 7 inches or taller and the Hoosiers entered Tuesday as the nation’s
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ziniu chen | staff photographer DAJUAN COLEMAN AND MICHAEL GBINIJE contest a shot inside. SU’s big men have upped their defensive presences after struggling against St. Francis (N.Y.) on Nov. 18.
Gross: Syracuse will definitely earn bid to play in bowl game By Stephen Bailey ASST. SPORTS EDITOR
Syracuse Director of Athletics Daryl Gross said during an interview on ESPN Radio CNY on Wednesday afternoon that SU will definitely make a bowl game. “We are going bowling,” Gross said. “We’re going bowling for sure.”
After a last-minute win against Boston College on Saturday, the Orange earned its sixth win to become bowl eligible for the third time in four years. Unfortunately for SU, 76 other teams have qualified for the postseason and there are only 35 bowl games. Gross said Syracuse is considering six possible bowl destina-
tions, “most” of which are Atlantic Coast Conference bowl slots while “a couple” are not. When asked again regarding his certainty of SU playing in a bowl game, Gross confirmed his confidence. “Life is never 100 percent sure, is it? I can’t even say I’m 100 percent
AT A GLANCE
THEY SAID IT
“We are the laughing stock of the league right now. Do I like being laughed at? Hell no.” Carmelo Anthony NY KNICKS FORWARD
The Syracuse point guards lead the Orange into a Top 25 matchup at Iowa. see page 26
sure that I’m not going to get hit by a bus,” Gross said with a chuckle. “But I do feel really good about it. I wouldn’t get worried or anxious about it.” The Orange played in the Pinstripe Bowl in 2011 and 2013, and may wind up in New York again. However, that depends on if Notre Dame, which has a large alumni base in NYC, decides
I just got attack by a deer and I think I’m back to my same speed
to go play in Yankee Stadium. Apparently the Fighting Irish players aren’t thrilled about lining up in the snow. Gross, who compared the whole bowl-selection process to the stock market, alluded the “Notre Dame sweepstakes” may be an early domino in determining which teams will
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BY THE NUMBERS LeBron James is averaging 27.6 PPG in 14 games with Dwyane Wade in the lineup. In the four games without Wade, James is averaging 20.5 PPG.