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The University Senate’s Committee on Budget and Fiscal Affairs presented a report that detailed how schools and colleges used money in fiscal year 2016. Page 3
Student Life columnist Aishwarya Sukesh argues that violence at campus protests degrades the reputation and importance of student activism. Page 5
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The Syracuse Ceramic Guild has been in the city since 1947, serving as an outlet for potters to exchange ideas in a friendly arts community. Page 9
Jordan Evans has had an immense pressure on him since his freshman year when he was given the No. 22. This year, though, he’s ready to fulfill his expectations. Page 16
IN THE RUNNING
The 2017 Syracuse mayoral race is underway, with five candidates having already declared. For context, here is a look at trends from each of the past three mayoral elections.
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Official details timeline Project that would demolish Chuck’s is still a few steps away By Michael Burke news editor
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Mayoral candidates share visions for city of Syracuse
hen Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner reaches the end of her two-term limit later this year, city residents will vote for a new leader to guide them through economic hardships and rising crime. So far, five candidates have officially declared their intent to run, and they come from a variety of political affiliations and backgrounds. Below is more information on each of the candidates and their policies as they head into a potentially challenging race for mayor of Syracuse.
This campaign will be Alfonso Davis’ third attempt at becoming mayor of Syracuse. Miner won both of the elections Davis previously ran in, and he has been an open critic of her time as mayor. Davis, a Democrat, said he is looking to the future now, and said he is the candidate that truly represents the people. He was born in a public housing project and has since lived in numerous communities in Syracuse. He also said he thinks parts of the community have been neglected and development has been focused in “pockets.” Poverty is one of the issues most pressing to him. A 2015 study found Syracuse has the highest concentration of poverty among minorities in the country. “We have to inject some economic growth and give hope to people who feel hopeless,” Davis said. Davis, 51, said his plan is to help small businesses and in turn urge them to hire locally. He also wants to continue utilizing the major health and education institutions in the area and to promote job training. He said he wants to make all citizens feel like they are assets to the community and not liability. The feature that sets Davis apart from other candidates, he added, is the fact that he represents the people of Syracuse and understands their experiences — other candidates got their see candidates page 4
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The city construction project that would demolish Hungry Chuck’s and other businesses on South Crouse Avenue is still a few steps away from implementation. BLVD Equities, a real estate development firm based in New Jersey, recently had its proposal approved by the city’s Planning Commission to demolish the structures at 727 S. Crouse Ave. — where Chuck’s and Funk ‘n Waffles, among other businesses, are located — and construct an eight-story “mixed use building.” But the developers still must apply for construction and demolition permits before moving forward. Additionally, the developers have submitted a request to the Syracuse Industrial Development Agency of $1.7 million in mortgage and sales tax breaks that have yet to be approved.
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Next Syracuse mayor will encounter numerous issues
itizens of Syracuse will elect a new mayor in November and five candidates have already officially begun their campaigns. On the campaign trail, the candidates will have to address a number of issues facing the city.
Syracuse experienced the deadliest year in its history in 2016 with a record 30 homicides. At the end of the year, arrests had been made in only 16 of those cases. Stephanie Miner, the current Syracuse mayor, established a Homicide Task Force early in 2017, which will now take the lead in solving homicides in the community. Officials have said this will help prevent cases from becoming backed up. Numerous mayoral candidates addressed tackling crime in their interviews with The Daily Orange, saying they would put forward plans to hire more police officers and utilize better technology throughout the city.
The graduation rate for the Syracuse City School District reached 55 percent for the 2014-15 school year, the highest it has been in eight years, per the State Education Department’s website. The rate for August graduation was 58 percent, but that still fell shy of the targeted 60 percent that officials had previously hoped for. The average graduation rate for New York state in that year was 78.1 percent. Syracuse city school students also score low on state tests. In math, 10.4 percent of students were rated “proficient” in grades 3-8, while the state average was 39.1 percent, per the Education Department’s website. Nearly every candidate addressed the city school district in his or her interview with The Daily Orange. Many said see issues page 7
Syverud connected to merger By Satoshi Sugiyama asst. news editor
Syracuse University Chancellor Kent Syverud has indirectly helped push a merger between the Syracuse city and Onondaga County governments, a sticking issue that has put Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner and New York state Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a feud. A citizen group called Consensus released recommendations on Thursday urging the city and county to consolidate their governments and government services for efficiency and savings. Miner has sharply criticized the report as “a plan for the worst form of corporate looting” that does not benefit Syracuse residents. The push for Syracuse to merge with the county also comes from Albany, with New York state Gov.
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THIRSTY thursday | cuban mojito
Cuban mojito tastes light, refreshingly sweet By Aline Peres Martins staff writer
HAVANA — The bar at El Floridita, Ernest Hemingway’s preferred Havana hangout spot, isalmost always bustling. Located in the old part of the city — “Habana Vieja” in Spanish — it is considered “la cuña del daiquiri” — the cradle of the daiquiri. From morning till night, the bartenders can be seen making five or six daiquiris at a time. Yet as soon he stepped away from the bar, Abel Oliva, who has been bartending at El Floridita for over 10 years, admitted that the daiquiri is certainly not Cuba’s signature drink. That moniker goes to the mojito. The mojito embodies the spirit of Cuba. Every night, along el Malecón, Havana’s surroundingsea wall, people sit in bars drinking them. Every established bartender in Havana knows the recipe by heart. It’s simple — sugar, club soda, mint, lemon or lime juice, and rum. The execution is the tricky part. At El Floridita, Abel said the secret to their mojitos is a healthy dose of Havana Club Añejo 3 Añosrum rum and a dash of angostura bitters. Mojitos in Cuba are cheap — roughly $3 dollars. Bitters, on the other hand are not, ringing in at about $21 dollars a bottle. So many bartenders just don’t see the point. Yet Oliva said El Floridita’s reputation as one of the best bars in town, combined with the secret addition of a dash of bitters, gives them the freedom to charge double the average price. Given that a
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Cuban mojitos can be as simple as Sprite and rum, but can also involve additional ingredients such as sugar, club soda, mint, lemon juice or even expensive bitters. aline peres martins staff writer
bottle of bitter is enough for over 100 mojitos, the benefits clearly outweigh the costs. At home, in a pinch, it is okay to go the cheapest route — bust out whatever rum is in the cabinet, mix it with some sprite and mint, and call it a day. Taking Oliva’s advice, I decided to try three variations of the Mojito. Is it worth it to go all out and make
the fancy “El Floridita” mojito with added bitters, or is it just fine to go with sprite and Bacardi? The verdict — neither. Opt, instead, for the traditional Cuban mojito with Havana Club Añejo 3 Años rum, sugar, club soda, mint and lemon juice. Bacardi mixed with mint and Sprite was surprisingly not bad, but it was lacking the bright flavor
of the other two varieties. The version with added bitters was good, but bitters are too aromatic for a mojito. It distorts the color, making the drink taste and look darker. For the type of mojito you would drink on a beach in the Caribbean, the original recipe is the way to go — the light, perfectly sweet and refreshing mojito.
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news to know Here is a round-up of the biggest news happening around the world right now. POLITICS HE’S OUT Labor secretary nominee Andy Puzder has withdrawn his name from consideration on Wednesday, Democrats sharply criticized him for weeks for admitting he had hired an undocumented immigrant and his accusations of domestic abuse in the past. source: the hill
NO MORE SUPPORT President Donald Trump dropped U.S. support for two-state solutions between Israel and Palestine to solve the territorial dispute. Trump said the U.S. welcomes any peace decision made between the two parties, whether it’s one-state or two-state. source: the new york times
CHANCELLOR KENT SYVERUD addresses the University Senate at a meeting Wednesday afternoon in Maxwell Auditorium. Syverud defended his response to President Donald Trump’s recent immigration restrictions. liam sheehan staff photographer
THE FIX IS IN CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta commented “the fix is in” after President Donald Trump only took questions from conservative media on his third press conference in a row on Wednesday. source: talking points memo
Kent Syverud responds to faculty criticism By Jacob Gedetsis enterprise editor
The Syracuse University Senate passed a formal resolution Wednesday declaring its collective opposition to United States President Donald Trump’s executive order that attempts to ban travel from seven majority Muslim countries. The Senate’s resolution regarding Trump’s executive order will serve as the latest in a string of statements and comments made by SU faculty and officials on the travel ban. Previously, SU community members signed two petitions calling on Chancellor Kent Syverud to oppose the ban, and Syverud condemned the ban during last week’s Senate Open Forum through a statement. Syverud reaffirmed his previous statement on the ban in his approximately six-minute
address to the Senate. He said he has been “very focused on getting to 2020,” which many members of the Senate laughed at, but Syverud said he wasn’t joking. “Seriously, I have been thinking of where we will be as a university, and as a nation in 2020,” Syverud said. “I have been very focused on the fact that we are in a marathon and not in a sprint.” But Syverud was questioned by Jude Lewis, associate professor of studio arts, who said the chancellor took too long to release a statement on the ban, something she said created a climate of anxiety for SU community members affected by the ban. It wasn’t the only time during the meeting that a senator clashed with Syverud. For the second consecutive meeting, Syverud and Vice Chancellor and Provost Michele Wheatly
took seats without opening up the floor for questions after they finished their addresses, and Can Isik, the agenda committee chair, tried to move onto the next task on the agenda. Both times, members of the Senate responded with raised voices to ask questions and comment on the administrators’ addresses. Lewis used the forum to criticize what she saw as “very tepid” responses from the chancellor’s office. She said there’s been speculation about the lateness of the statement in the absence of any public explanation. This speculation, senate members said, related to SU’s ties to veteran initiatives. Senators said they were concerned that SU officials had been nervous about speaking out against the ban as a result. Syverud said that, as a lawyer, he wanted time to read and understand the language in the executive order,
which he called “quite difficult.” He denied the speculation that SU is compromised in any way by its current and future partnerships with veteran initiatives. Syverud was appointed to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council by former President Barack Obama in October, and he said his membership on that council also delayed the response, because the dual role of chancellor and council member requires “more caution.” He said he will continue to evaluate his role on that council, and “will evaluate it” as time goes on. He acknowledged that there was a delay in this decision, but he wants to take “exquisite care” in every decision he makes in uncertain political times. Syverud said he wants to be faster in the future,
Committee provides details of 2016 funding news editor
The Syracuse University Senate’s Committee on Budget and Fiscal Affairs presented a report Wednesday detailing how SU schools and colleges acquired and spent money during fiscal year 2016. The report is divided into four categories: “sources of funds,” “sources and decision making,” “uses of funds” and “uses and decision making.” SU schools and colleges received funding from six main sources during fiscal year 2016, per the report. Those sources consisted of under-
graduate tuition, graduate and law school tuition, subvention, grants and contracts, gifts and endowment and program fees. Undergraduate tuition was, by a wide margin, the largest source of income for schools and colleges. It accounted for 63 percent of total revenue across all schools and colleges, according to the report. That proportion varied across different schools and colleges: The College of Arts and Sciences had more than 70 percent of its revenue come from undergraduate tuition, while it accounted for just 42 percent of revenue for the School of Information Studies.
In addition to undergraduate tuition, 17.9 percent of revenue came from graduate and law school tuition; 6.9 percent came from subvention sources; 6.2 percent came from grants and contracts; 3 percent came from gifts and endowments; and 1.1 percent came from program fees, according to the report. The report also details how the funding sources are influenced through decision-making. According to the report, undergraduate tuition is influenced by several factors: admissions decisions that are controlled centrally by schools and colleges; tuition
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BUILD THE WALL The French government is building an 8.2-foot-high, $20 million bulletproof glass surrounding the Eiffel Tower for counterterrorism measure. Some critics say the plan is an eyesore that destroys scenery. source: usa today
PAYING UP Chinese Supreme Court ordered nearly 7 million people to be banned from taking high speed trains and taking flights over the past four years as punishment for not paying their debt. source: financial times
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PAY OR NAY Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said the United States will shrink its defense support unless NATO members agree to increase its military spending on Wednesday.
rates that are controlled by deans, university leadership and the Board of Trustees; and student course choices, “which are a function of both program offerings and program curricula.” Meanwhile, changes to graduate school tuition are largely controlled at the school and college level, according to the report. The manner in which the schools and colleges use the funds they collect is also outlined in the report. Across schools and colleges, the funds are used in eight main areas: undergraduate financial aid, salaries, administrative costs,
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PANDA EXPRESS FedEx will carry Bao Bao, one of the giant pandas at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington, D.C. to China next Tuesday via an airplane. An agreement was made with China to return Bao Bao, an offspring of Mei Xiang and Tian Tian who were taken at the zoo in 2000, for breeding when she is old enough. source: usa today
DEAL APPROVED The European Parliament gave a go-sign on a free-trade deal with Canada. The EU said the new deal would boost the current trade between EU and Canada by 20 percent. source: the independent
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candidates experiences of the city inside of a boardroom, while he lived them. “I believe that I have my hand on the pulse of this community, and I’ve had my hand on it for some time,” he said.
The only Republican to enter the field so far is Laura Lavine, the superintendent of the LaFayette Central School District. Lavine has lived in the same house in Syracuse for 57 years and said she is not concerned about her chances as a Republican in a majority-Democratic city. Lavine, 61, has already received support from major Republican Party leaders, including County Executive Joanie Mahoney and Ed Cox, the state Republican party leader. She self-identifies, however, as a social liberal and “multi-party candidate,” and claims she has received the support of many of her Democratic friends and neighbors. “We are in bad shape in the city, so we can’t afford to be picky, or to be elitist, or to turn away any help,” Lavine said. “I will work with anybody of any political party, whatever it takes to get the resources and the support that we need for Syracuse.” Lavine said she, too, wants to focus on crime and school quality. She said she recently went on a four-hour driving tour of Syracuse and the next day, after the drive, she found out that over the night there had been gunshots fired on numerous streets she had just driven down. The candidate also drew connections between crime and the city schools, which she said she is strongly qualified to improve.
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budget equipment, “participation,” “fringe,” graduate and law school fellowships and on facilities. Undergraduate financial aid is the largest use of funds for schools and colleges, with
Lavine has been a leader in education in the Syracuse area for 40 years. “Even though people say running a school is a lot different from running a city – no doubt about it – there’s a skill set you need to do both, and I have that skill set,” Lavine said. “And I think that’s why I’m getting the support that I’m getting.”
own,” Maxwell said.
The youngest person to declare his candidacy is also one of the most involved in city government. Andrew Maxwell, 33, is one of three Demo-
cratic candidates who have put their name in the mix. He said his family has lived in Syracuse for seven generations and he is ready to lead the city after spending years forming policy. Maxwell is currently the city’s director of policy and innovation and previously worked in community development under former Mayor Matt Driscoll and was the leader of the SyracuseOnondaga County Planning Agency. “For me it’s talking about ideas,” Maxwell said. “Embracing new ideas and new approaches to how we do local government, that’s been the essence of the work that I’ve done in my career and that’s how I want to lead the city as mayor.” Maxwell said he plans to focus on schools, crime, reliable services and creating opportunities for the city. He, like other candidates, said he believes the improvement of Syracuse city schools could ripple throughout the community. Maxwell said he will look to achieve that goal by focusing efforts on Say Yes to Education — a local, community-wide partnership that supports Syracuse students in school and through college — and career and technical programs. The candidate also said he sees crime as another pressing issue in the city that needs to be addressed. The city of Syracuse experienced a record 30 homicides last year, a figure that has been mentioned by numerous campaigns. Maxwell said he wants to strengthen the relationship between the police force and the community while utilizing the most up-to-date technology. He said he looks forward to working with a wide variety of community members to make his vision for the city a reality. “Public service is a team sport, if you will, and no one accomplishes anything on their
24.1 percent of revenue going to it, according to the report. Meanwhile, 23.4 percent of the funds are used on salaries, which include salaries for all full- and part-time staff and faculty in schools and colleges as well as salaries for graduate assistants. The last section of the report includes information on how the decisions are made
for spending the money. The classifications in that section are the result of an analysis by the budget committee with input from the budget office and other officials.. According to the report, funds used on undergraduate student financial aid are centrally administered. On the other hand, revenue that goes toward salaries and fellowships
for graduate and law school students is decided at the level of each college, the report states. The report was prepared by 13 members of the budget committee, with assistance from Interim Director of Budget and Planning Cynthia Carnahan and Interim Chief Financial Officer Gwenn Judge.
After having spent nine years in city and county government, Marty Masterpole said he has the experience necessary to take up the helm of the city. He is currently serving as city auditor, and has previously held positions on the Syracuse Common Council and Onondaga County Legislature. Masterpole, 43, said he doesn’t think the city — like other communities in upstate New York — is fighting crime as well as it should. After his department did an audit of the city police department, he said he realized that the force has too many vacancies and is using overtime to fill shifts. More police officers need to be hired, he said, which should help solve crimes and decrease violence, and in turn, everyone would be safer. The Democrat also said he looks forward to hearing other people’s ideas as he campaigns and thinks his bipartisan attitude will help set him apart from others in his party. “I have a proven track record of being able to get along with folks within the party who I disagree with but also on the other side of the aisle,” Masterpole said. “We’ve had disagreements and I’ve always kept it respectful.”
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The only third party candidate that has announced a candidacy so far may face a battle to get on the ballot in November. Ben Walsh, a registered Independent, was the first person to declare intent to run, but he will need to receive the support of a party with a line on the ballot or form his own through petition. He comes from a family with deep Republican ties — his father was a United States congressman and his grandfather was mayor of Syracuse — but Walsh said he didn’t want to register Republican. “It was important to me to stay true to myself, to stay true to my values, by maintaining my independence,” Walsh explained. Walsh, 37, served six years as the deputy commissioner of the Department of Neighborhood & Business Development under Miner, where he said he worked across party lines to develop projects like reopening Hotel Syracuse and developing the Greater Syracuse Land Bank. He said he thinks his independence sets him apart from the other candidates. “In my experience often times, politics, partisan politics and personal differences have gotten in the way of progress in our communities,” Walsh said. “… (I am) someone who is focused on doing what is best for the community and not what’s best for any one particular interest or party.” As mayor, Walsh said, he knows he will be able to have a larger impact on the community than he did when he was in economic development. He said he wants to make Syracuse the “vibrant, dynamic” city that he said it has the potential to be. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Violence at student protests paints negative picture of activism
he importance of activism cannot be understated, but its impact is tainted when violence and unlawful activity take its place — a trend that has bubbled up on college campuses across the country. College students have used their voices to publicly declare their opposition to critical issues and authoritative declarations. While the fact that students care enough to take a stand is commendable, what’s not acceptable is the violence and criminal activity that sometimes accompanies these protests. Words are weapon enough. Earlier this month, New York University students protested an on-campus appearance of the comedian and commentator Gavin McInnes, who describes himself as pro-Trump, pro-West, antifeminist and anti-Islam, according to Inside Higher Ed. Both NYU students and members of the greater New York City community gathered with signs and
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protested the appearance of the controversial, conservative speaker. But the protest took an unnecessarily chaotic turn when McInnes was pepper-sprayed and police immediately got involved. Eleven people were arrested at the protest, according to Inside Higher Ed. The media was quick to spotlight NYU students as entirely responsible for the unruly protest. But the reality of the situation is that NYU’s campus in smack-dab in the middle of a huge city, and anyone could’ve participated. Regardless of whose fault the violence was, those who instigated the chaos are individually responsible. Activism in general shouldn’t be blamed for the misjudgment and temperament of certain groups of people. If active voices don’t exist, change can’t be accomplished.
What happened was terrible, but it’s just as unfair that student voices are taking all the blame.
Number of people arrested at a speaker protest at New York University’s Manhattan campus source: inside higher ed
“It’s certainly sad to see speakers silenced and violence occur simply when somebody wants to give a speech,” said Roy Gutterman, director of the Tully Center for Free Speech at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. “Shutting somebody down simply because you don’t like them or having a riot because you don’t like their viewpoints really doesn’t flow well in the marketplace of ideas.” The day before the NYU
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incident, protests at the University of California, Berkeley deviated to chaos and property damage. Agitators smashed property and started fires in response to the scheduled on-campus visit of provocative speaker Milo Yiannopoulos, according to The Los Angeles Times. In a message to the university community, Berkeley’s public affairs team attributed the unfortunate events to members outside the campus body. UC Berkeley students were not the instigators of violence, but due to the actions of a certain group of anarchists, the students’ right to protest was portrayed as anarchy. “They have created incredible divisions and disagreements and problems for organizers of nonviolent protests,” said Jackie Orr, associate professor of sociology at SU, about the anarchists. “I have great respect and great support for the forms of student activism that are trying to hold on and recreate tradition of social justice in the
face of the extraordinary threats to social justice.” Even President Donald Trump reacted in such a way that blamed the students for doing what they had the right to do. Trump threatened on Twitter to withdraw federal funding from the public university, writing: “If U.C. Berkeley does not allow free speech and practices violence on innocent people with a different point of view - NO FEDERAL FUNDS?” It’s unfortunate to see the actions of a few negatively impact the opportunity of many. There is an incredible amount of opportunity to discuss and protest issues of these scopes. But people who decide words aren’t good enough threaten the lives of others and ruin the image of what activism should be: speaking out about something you believe in. Aishwarya Sukesh is a freshman magazine journalism and psychology dual major. Her column appears weekly. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and followed on Twitter @AishuSukesh.
Our Reader: Food insecurity rising concern for universities With rising tuition, skyrocketing student loan debt, and massive textbook bills, students often face tough financial choices. Too often, meals get sacrificed. NYPIRG’s Hunger Prevention and Homeless Outreach project helps people in need – both students and community members who may be experiencing homelessness, hunger or housing or food insecurity. Food insecurity, where “consistent access to adequate food is limited by a lack of money and other resources at times during the year,” is a growing problem across the U.S. Statewide, over 2.5 million New Yorkers are considered food insecure. Food insecurity is also a problem that reaches our campuses. According to our “Hunger on Campus” report, 48 percent of the students we surveyed were food insecure, and that includes 22 percent who reported very low levels of food security that classify them as hungry. The issue was slightly more prevalent at 2-year schools than 4-year schools, and was more prevalent among students of color. About 43 percent of students who enrolled with at four-year universities with meal plans still experienced food insecurity. Additionally, 56 percent of all first-generation students were food insecure, compared to 45 percent of students who had at least one parent who attended college. As many of you have heard, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed a free-tuition plan for full-time students whose families make $125,000 or less. While we applaud plans for more tuition assistance for low- and News Editor Editorial Editor Sports Editor Feature Editor Presentation Director Photo Editor Head Illustrator Copy Chief Development Editor Digital Editor Social Media Director Video Editor Web Developer Asst. News Editor Asst. News Editor Asst. News Editor Asst. Editorial Editor Asst. Feature Editor Asst. Feature Editor Asst. Sports Editor
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A team of students at Arizona State University has come together to form the 33 Buckets project. Through the initiative, the students are hoping to address water crises around the world and improve access to clean water in underdeveloped countries. courtesy of 33 buckets By Deniz Sahinturk staff writer
project supported by students at Arizona State University is working in underdeveloped countries to improve their access to clean drinking water. Five ASU students — Pankti Shah, Paul Strong, Varendra Silva, Mark Huerta and Connor Wiegand — have joined the project, 33 Buckets, in the hopes of making a positive impact and addressing water crises around the globe. The 33 Buckets team installs small, customizable water filters in communities and areas with a lack of access to clean water, while also training community leaders to maintain the filters and sell the clean water that they produce, according to the group’s website. The filters and components can be swapped in and out based on a specific community’s water needs. Enamul Hoque, the founder of the Rahima Hoque Girls’ College in rural Bangladesh, asked Richard Filley, the former Engineering Projects in Community Service director at ASU, to support the program, according to the official 33 Buckets website. Filley said the project started in a class he was teaching, called EPICS, in which the students formed teams to tackle social challenges and issues. He offered a project to a group of students, who went on to start 33 Buckets, which aired a commercial during the Super Bowl earlier this month.
Arizona State University students work to improve clean water access “What we were doing at ASU in general is when we approach entrepreneurship it is often from a technical point of view,” he said. “And so part of the intriguing thing about 33 Buckets is that there’s been a strong technical component in the program.” The problem in Bangladesh, Filley said, was not only that the water was not clean, but also that the people weren’t used to paying for water. “Even if the water is a penny a gallon, it is still a cost. The team had to grapple with that and figure out how to get around that issue,” he said. Filley also said he had a talk he gave called “7 Easy Steps to Change the World,” in which he encouraged all college students anywhere to realize that they can make a difference. The 33 Buckets project has also spread to Peru and the Dominican Republic. In Peru, for example, 1,500 people near the southeastern city of Cusco now get clean drinking water from a local business that employs techniques introduced by 33 Buckets, according to the Arizona State Univer-
sity website. Before that, the people living in that area had been relying on a water supply system with bacteria levels 2,000 times over the World Health Organization’s website, per the website. In the Dominican Republic, according to the website, more than 1,000 people now have access to clean, affordable drinking water, thanks to 33 Buckets. Filley said anything is possible with millennials and their knowledge of technology. Smartphones, for instance, have been creating change, as 70 percent of the world will have smartphone coverage by 2020, according to Digital Trends. And with that kind of technical power available, there are many opportunities for young people to help other people around the world, he said. Kyle Squires, dean emeritus of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at ASU, said the school is proud of the project and its cause. Part of engineering, he said, is service to others: When a person has the analytical capacity, tools and techniques to solve global challenges, the person brings an obligation to the rest of the world, he added. Projects like 33 Buckets showcase the university, displaying these student groups and extracurricular opportunities, Squires said. “Most college students understand they’ve been blessed and they have this desire to give back,” he said. “Our job is to give them the opportunity to do so, and when we do that you have a project like 33 Buckets that hits the home run.” email@example.com
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issues they felt that issues concerning crime and schools were directly connected and that improving one could help improve the other.
Syracuse has consistently been labeled a poor city, and last year information from the United States Census Bureau officially ranked it the 29th poorest city in the country. The city came under fire in 2015 when a report found Syracuse had the highest concentration of poverty among its black and Hispanic populations, out of the 100 largest U.S. metropolitan areas. Current U.S. Census Bureau information shows that the city has a $31,881 median household income, compared to Onondaga County’s $55,092 median income. Mayoral candidates have said they hope to fight poverty by improving schools, which could make communities more mixed-income.
The viaduct that splits Syracuse in half, Interstate 81, is expected to reach the end of its useful life in 2017. Options for replacing it have already been met with concern from some residents. One option is to widen the highway’s bridge and keep it elevated, while another is to knock it down and build a new one through the city at ground level. One group is also still pushing for the tunnel option, which would involve a tunnel being built underneath the city for the highway. These options have already started fervent debate among officials and citizens at meetings. With a decision on I-81 expected to come sometime in 2017, the viaduct’s future could be a key feature of this mayoral race.
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chuck’s Honora Spillane, the deputy commissioner of Syracuse’s Department of Neighborhood and Business Development, said that while the conceptual idea of the project fits the city’s criteria, it has yet to be officially approved. Project developers still need to acquire a construction permit and a demolition permit from the city’s Code Enforcement department, she said. The developers are also still waiting to hear whether their request to the IDA for tax abatements will be approved. The IDA reviewed the developers’ request at its meeting in January, Spillane said, and is currently accepting written comments. The IDA will hold a hearing ahead of its Feb. 28 meeting, during which members of the public can share their thoughts on the project. When the public comment period is over, the IDA will then be able to vote on whether to accept the proposal as a project of the agency and approve the tax abatements. The IDA’s first opportunity to hold that vote will be at its Feb. 28 meeting, Spillane said. If the IDA approves the tax abatements, the developers would likely go forward with applying for their construction permits. If
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senate while maintaining that care. There was little discussion from the Senate floor on the executive order resolution before the vote, when 91.3 percent voted in favor of the resolution. For the first time, the Senate used a digital clicker to vote that protects the identity of the voter. Votes for, against and abstaining are displayed as percentages on the three screens in the auditorium. Trump signed the executive order banning travel from Syria, Iraq, Somalia, Iran, Sudan, Libya and Yemen for 90 days and banning refugees from entering the country for 120 days late January. Last week, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals blocked enforcement of the travel ban, upholding an earlier decision made by a federal judge in Seattle. The Senate’s resolution states that, in addition to opposing the ban, the Senate has a “collective aspiration” to do what it can to protect the SU community from “anti-immigrant, anti-refugee and anti-Muslim actions that the federal government may take, or legislation it may enact, in the days to come.” Wheatly spoke briefly, addressing many
The citizen group Consensus recently gave their official recommendation to merge the governments of the city of Syracuse and Onondaga County. The proposal states that a merger could yield savings between $8.7 and $22.9 million a year. Miner has voiced her opposition to the plan, stating at a press conference that it “resembles more a plan for the worst form of corporate looting.” She, among others, has said the merger will minimize the voice of city residents. New York state Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a proponent of city-county mergers, has proposed forcing county executives throughout the state to submit official merger proposals by Aug. 1 and putting them to a popular vote in November, on the same ballot as the mayoral race. Cuomo’s proposal would have to be approved by the state legislature. If citizens vote to approve the plan in November, the newly elected mayor could only be in the position for one year out of a four-year term.
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the IDA doesn’t approve the abatements, though, the developers will have to decide whether the project is financially feasible without the savings that would come with the tax abatements. “They can’t forward if they’re going to avail themselves of those tax abatements until they have approval (from the agency),” Spillane said. If the permits and abatements are approved, construction could begin as early as next month. In paperwork filed with the city last month, the developers listed March 1 as the start date for construction and Aug. 1, 2018, as the first date of occupation. The paperwork does, however, refer to those dates as “approximate,” and those involved with the project have previously been reluctant to share a strict timeline. The total budget for the project, according to that paperwork, is $40.5 million, with $29 million of that going toward construction of the new building. The eight-story, mixed-use building would include approximately 16,800 square feet of retail space and 287 beds for student housing. Stephen Theobald, the owner of Chuck’s, has said he plans to move into the new space if the developers move forward with the project. firstname.lastname@example.org | @michaelburke47
of the same issues as she did at the Senate’s open forum last week and at the first Senate meeting in January. She provided few updates and used many of the same phrases she’s used in the past in regards to the Internalization Council, the search for the dean of the Martin J. Whitman School of Management and Middle States Day. She worked to clarify the difference between the Campus Framework Advisory Group and the newly created Campus Facilities Advisory Board. The Campus Framework is intended as a guideline for the future of SU’s physical campus. The Campus Facilities Advisory Board assesses all academic and non-academic investments within the Campus Framework plan. A motion to update language in SU’s Faculty Manual was referred back to the committee after a short debate about the proposal. Currently, the Faculty Manual states that when denied tenure by SU, every faculty member has the right to appeal that decision. The proposed language changes to the Faculty Manual aimed to inform faculty of the procedures for an appeal and the assumptions that come with filing an appeal, but was ultimately deemed unclear. email@example.com
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won the money because it agreed to consolidate everything. Miner also said there are certain people who are “clearly” pushing this merger effort, even though she didn’t name who those individuals are. Miner also compared the process for getting money out of the initiative to “The Hunger Games,” a popular book and movie series where children fight to the death. “The recommendations don’t benefit the people in the city of Syracuse and that’s my job as a mayor: To stand up and to say what I think benefits them and don’t think benefits them and why,” Miner said. Also from SU, Bea González, vice president for community engagement and the dean of University College, has served as one of 19 Consensus members who published the recommendation on government merger. She declined to comment on this story. SU announced last year it will contribute about $7 million over five years to the city of Syracuse because of the renewal of a services agreement made with the city in 2011. It is unclear whether this investment would carry on if a Syracuse-Onondaga merger were to take place. Kevin Quinn, senior vice president for public affairs at SU, said in a statement to The Daily Orange the university is “proud” to work with the city, county and state to advance the university’s academic mission and stimulate economic growth in the region “The University remains committed to doing its part to ensure the region continues to be a vibrant ecosystem by building upon current efforts and capturing new opportunities,” Quinn said. “At the same time, the University is one voice in the larger conversation about the future of the region, and will remain a steadfast partner to our local, regional and state governments – however configured – to ensure we achieve the collective vision for our community.” The Consensus report anticipates a referendum to be held in 2017, a transition year to take place in 2018 and the first year of the new city-county and regional council to begin in 2019.
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merger Andrew Cuomo in support of the government consolidation. Cuomo in 2015 awarded the central New York region $500 million through his Upstate Revitalization Initiative. SU has not taken a stance on the potential merger, but university officials have both loose and direct ties to the commission. Set aside in this initiative is $25 million for Consensus’ efforts with “government modernization” in the area. In an 88-page plan developed by the Central New York Regional Economic Development Council — one of the state’s 10 regional councils — the Consensus commission is listed as one of the group’s signature investments. “Central New York will execute on the recommendations set forward by the Consensus Commission,” the report from the council states. “… At full implementation, the Commission’s plan will drive service efficiencies, generate tax savings, produce regional incentives to collaborate, and create the structural governance capacity required to address regional policy matters in truly regional ways, while preserving local decision making on truly local issues,” the report from the council states. As a co-chair of the council, Syverud pushed for the Upstate Revitalization Initiative. Syverud also successfully obtained from the initiative $12.5 million for the National Veterans Resource Complex, part of SU’s flagship effort to transform central New York into the “hub” of research and programming connected to veterans and military affairs. Syverud stepped down from the co-chair position in August 2016. Cuomo previously said the state awarded money to the area because city and county leaders pledged to merge the two governments, and also said the leaders will have “a serious problem” if they are unable to advance the consolidation, according to Syracuse.com. During a press conference on Monday, Miner refuted Cuomo’s claim and said it is “far from accurate” to say that Syracuse
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guild Syracuse Ceramic Guild gives local artists a home since 1947 Text by Divya Murthy asst. web editor
Illustration by Casey Russell feature editor
tephen Waldron has a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in social science, but one of his biggest passions is working with his hands. It was this passion that brought the 72-year-old Syracuse resident to the Syracuse Ceramic Guild in 1974. Waldron has been at the guild for decades now, but the history of the Syracuse Ceramic Guild itself stretches back to the 1940s. The guild has been a haven for artists and sculptors living and working in the area since 1947. “The purpose of the guild is to promote information and education about the ceramic arts,” Waldron said. “It is a nurturing environment for potters to get together, have collective workshops and share ideas, and bring in the occasional outside presenter.” Right now, the guild is laying the framework for the spring and summer months by inviting more artists to share techniques and learn to make new tools. They’re planning a Raku demonstration at the Everson Museum of Art this summer. There are 75 active members of the guild, ranging from amateurs to full-time potters. The diversity in experience helps test out new techniques, said Waldron, who found his niche in the ceramic arts after spending a couple of years in Asia. His time in Asia introduced him to a thriving folk art
tradition centered around clay. He was fascinated by the process of working on a wheel. “When I was back in the U.S. and had the opportunity to get my hands on clay, I thought that would be an interesting thing to do,” Waldron said. “So I did.” He now has his own wheel in his ceramics home studio. The wheel is only one of the signature tools that the guild members work with — one of their most prized possessions over the years was the large salt fire kiln in the Stone Quarry Hill Art Park in Cazenovia. For the years that it was operational, the fire would be held at 2200 degrees Fahrenheit, and the piece, imbued with salt, would be immersed. The salt and the silicon from the glaze reacted to create the classic look of 19th century commercial jugs and jars: greyish with an orange sheen. While the kiln in the park has fallen out of use now, the rest of Stone Quarry Hill Art Park remains a major part of the guild’s framework. One of the founders of the guild, Dorothy Riester, bought land near the stone quarry in the 1950s to build a holiday retreat home now called the Hilltop House. In 1991, she and her husband began converting the property into the park that it is today. In the park, the guild hosts its biggest event of the year: The Pottery Fair, held during the third weekend of every August. The Pottery Fair is the largest event that takes place at the park as well as the guild’s biggest fundraising event. The guild uses the admission fees to finance upkeep, workshops and demonstrations. The president of the guild, Marcus Acevado, said about 30 artists participate to organize the fair each year. His job is to make sure the guild pulls it off
without a hitch. A member for about three years now, Acevado takes care of things from the top — organizing and overseeing events, and staying in touch with organizations like the Everson Museum of Art and the Stone Quarry Hill Art Park. Over the years, he said his appreciation for all that the guild does has grown. “It’s relatively inexpensive for all the amazing programming we do,” Acevado said about the guild’s activities. “They were looking for new people to join and revitalize it. I joined and helped out with different events, and really enjoyed the camaraderie of my fellow artists.” That camaraderie comes into play at the fair. Artists collaborating with one another to bring their wares, assemble demonstrations and ensure the audience is entertained. Food is served at the fair and a tent is pitched for children to play in. The most popular activity at the fair is the process of Raku. With most firing techniques, making a piece
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‘The Simpsons’ has correctly predicted pretty much everything
fter 28 seasons on air, “The Simpsons” is probably the closest thing we have to a modern-day saga. “The Simpsons” is as historically imbedded in the culture of this world as were dinosaurs in the Mesozoic era. Name one person in the Englishspeaking world who hasn’t heard of “The Simpsons,” and I will drop out of school.
BINGE-WATCHING FOR THE GREATER GOOD But “The Simpsons” possess a power beyond making us laugh our asses off, or getting famous celebrities to voice ridiculous cartoon versions of themselves. They can
predict the future. Hear me out. I know a lot of times, it turns out to be but there have been legitimate instances where “The Simpsons” was the animated equivalent of an oracle. This needs to be taken seriously because the University of Glasgow has even started a philosophy course on why “The Simpsons” can predict the future. Syracuse, catch up.
Let’s have a look at the predictions of these trademark yellow, wide-eyed, comedy driven characters that have come true. They predicted Lady Gaga’s halftime show at the Super Bowl this year. Maybe not all of it, but certainly a few, very essential elements of the show. And by that, I mean her flying around like a glorious little bat.
In 2012, the show aired an episode called “Lisa Goes Gaga,” which showed Gaga performing in Springfield and then taking f light on wires, mid-way through her show, while her boobs shoot fire. I was disappointed that real-life Gaga didn’t bother with the pyrotechnics. But was Gaga inspired to do this because of
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A24 indie film production company breaks typical industry mold
atanic goats, man-turned-lobster and James Franco sporting cornrows. Under any normal circumstance, most of these things sound like part of a straight-to-Netflix B-movie you discover when you’re high as a kite and on your second Calios of the night. But these are all characters that make up films curated and created by the definitive Hollywood dark horse of the 21st century: A24. Instead of reducing “The Witch,” “The Lobster” and “Spring Breaker,” — the parent titles of the previously listed characters — to the late-night Netflix circuit, they found footing in the Cineplex world with A24, a New York-based production and distribution studio. While Disney is laughing all the way to the bank with its blockbuster Marvel films or live-action remakes, A24 is cashing checks a lot more efficiently, and with an unmatchable sense of style. Where an Avengers film can cost upwards of $200 million, an A24 title can run about $1.5 million. Despite the unimaginably small cost in comparison to some of the competi-
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tion, it’s holding its own, and then some. A24 is third in the running for studio with the most Oscar nominations this year, behind the well-established Lionsgate and Paramount. “Moonlight,” “20th Century Women,” and “The Lobster” carry a total of 10 nominations for A24. These films, and the entire A24 library, represent a ridiculously vast spectrum of subjects and topics. From Amy Winehouse to a farting Daniel Radcliffe, it’s hard to see how these films represent the same brand. Despite the infinite subject and tone base, A24 finds unity in these differences. Both established directors such as Noah Baumbach and Sofia Coppola, and upcoming visionaries like Yorgos Lanthimos and Barry Jenkins flock to the indie distributor for their embracement of the unique and
essentially, the cool. What keeps these films from being lost under the barrage of vertically integrated comic book characters is the studio’s ability to not look like a corporate sellout. There are no cross-promoted Happy Meal toys, no obnoxious Metro-plastered ads and no promises of eternal franchises. Guerilla marketing uniquely catered to each film, from a Twitter account for “The Witch’s” evil goat, to an automated Tinder profile for the feminine robot of “Ex Machina,” organically creates buzz for films rather than aggressively shoving it in audiences’ faces. It’s not “cool” to be a century-year-old conglomerate sell out, and A24 knows that. To continuously set itself apart from its big-studio-brothers, the studio maintains an identity of mystery and self-awareness that other companies lose among rigid PR departments and traditional corporate professionalism. The “about us” portion of its website consists solely of the phrase “Established in 2012. New York, NY.” Recent
tweets from the official Twitter account include calling out Universal Studios for its “Mummy” remake, cracking intern jokes, and referencing the Obamas’ dog. Its internship application is even preceded by a movie trivia crossword. This young and spunky studio is beating out the majors at their own game, without following the rules. In a time of turbulence within the film industry, where Netflix and Hulu are making more headlines than Disney or Sony, it’s refreshing and hopeful to see a new forerunner break the mold of what a studio can and should be. By avoiding traditional practices, A24 has paved its own path and made a name for themselves. Next up on its plate for 2017? A few Oscar wins, Jonah Hill’s directorial debut and no doubt another character or two as memorable as Franco’s “Sprang Brake” screaming Alien, or Black Phillip’s satanic goat.
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Choose your own Marshall Street adventure: What to get at Calios
t’s late on Tuesday or Thursday or Friday or Saturday or Monday or Wednesday and you are feeling yourself at the bars. As you stumble out, your peripheral vision is so blurry that you feel like you must be in a movie with the camera focusing on you. You are the star of the movie actually. As the crowd around you mingles and flirts and waits in line for the bathroom to vomit from subtle alcohol poisoning, you feel alive. Yet, you leave. Why do you leave? Kicked out (Paragraph A) Hungry and want food (Paragraph B) Plan to go to another bar (Paragraph C) A: You were kicked out. That bouncer was watching you all night. You thought it was because he or she thought you were working it, but you realize after trying to run back in that it was probably to make sure you didn’t get out of hand. You were definitely not drunk, though, so it’s a good thing you screamed that at them. There’s
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randive “The Simpsons,” or was it fate? I say it was a prediction, but the truth may never come out because Lady Gaga is immortal. Moving on. The show predicted the Rolling Stones touring again. Way back in the prehistoric year of 1995 in an episode called “Lisa’s Wedding,” our lovely little prophets struck again. The episode, which is set in the future, shows a poster of the Rolling Stones with “Steel Wheelchair Tour 2010” on it. Flashback to real-life 2012 — all this time-
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guild can take time that guests at the fair do not have. But with Raku, they watch the raw material being fired, glazed, dried and transformed before their eyes. Raku, Waldron said, ties back to Japanese tea ceremonies. The fire is kept at a lower temperature to work with clay that takes thermal shock. The method is popular with visitors because they can pick up a piece that the guild makes, glaze it and let it dry all in one afternoon. After that, they can take it home. Pualani Wiley, another guild member, said Raku is the highlight because it has the most “wow factor.” “It is amazing to see the white bisque go to finished piece you can take home,” Wiley said. Wiley got her bachelor’s degree in ceramics from Syracuse University five years ago, and has been a resident in a pottery workshop in China. Yet, the journey from raw material to finished products
only one thing that will soothe your current ego-wound and future hangover: a calzone. With all of the other champions of the pregame, you stumble your way down to Calios. B: You left because you were hungry. What a great choice. Late-night options are slim pickings, which is unfortunate because none of them are pickings that will help you get slim — especially after drinking two pitchers of beer. It’s cool, though, because in your inebriated state you can’t help but contemplate the hypocrisies of body logic. Who cares about skinny? Is this not just cultural hegemony demanding one more — oh, shoot. Calios smells good. You go in.
C: You plan to go to another bar. What a party animal. Good for you — even though you are probably underage and will definitely regret it in the morning. In your pilgrimage from one watering hole to another, you run into someone you think you might know — at least, you talk to them like you know them. You are struggling to place where you know them from, but you definitely know them. That’s why you ran up to them and went “Itzchu!” Translation: “It’s you.” “WehavtagotaCalios!” Translation: “Let us go together as comrades of the night to Calios.” Calios: The scene at Calios is a bit like Salvador Dalí meets “Animal House.” There is something uniquely beautiful and surreal about the experience, as people who met 30 minutes ago tightly embrace on the bench of the booth. We are all humans, and we are all just looking to get by in this weird, overwhelming world. And what do we do to cope with inadequacies we feel
when life throws layers and layers of issues to comprehend at us? We invest in other humans — and alcohol — and — “Excuse me, can I take your order?” Chicken, bacon, ranch calzone (Paragraph D) Buffalo chicken calzone (Paragraph E) Garden calzone (Paragraph F) D: You went for a unique blend of carbohydrates and regret it in the morning. E: You went with a classic and you regret it in the morning. F: You tried to be healthy and you regret it in the morning.
travel is making my head hurt — the Rolling Stones celebrated their 50th anniversary with their “50 & Counting” tour. Not a coincidence. “The Simpsons” was also responsible for predicting one of the most unstable movements in political history in this past year. Yes, I’m talking about the Donald Trump presidency. In 2000, the show aired “Bart to the Future” which showed Trump running for president, with the aptly used campaign slogan “America you can be my ex-wife” — yikes. In the same episode, Lisa succeeds Trump to become the first “straight female” President — Hillary 2020 — and has to deal
with the economic devastation that the Trump presidency brought. From all the episodes that “The Simpsons” predicted, this one was by far the most realistic and the scariest, and mind you, this is the show that also makes Treehouse of Horror. On a more lighthearted note, “The Simpsons” also forecast a number of technological milestones, from watches you can talk into to artificial intelligence that does not understand anything you say. Maybe this is where Apple gets its innovation from. “The Simpsons” also predicted Star Wars episode seven. In a 2009 episode, we get a brief glimpse of a studio entrance with post-
ers for “Star Wars: The Apology” and “Alvin and the Chipmunks 3: Gettin’ Rabies.” Anyone remember the Chipmunks movie and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” being in theaters at the same time? Apparently, my 10-year-old cousin does, which makes “The Simpsons” right again. And to blow your mind a little more, “The Simpsons” predicted Farmville. Maybe next “The Simpsons” will predict robotic librarians. Oh, wait. They did that already, too.
never ceases to fascinate her. “I find it amazing that you can take a pile of powder or dry dirt, mix it all together and end up with a mug, cup or plate that you can use,” she said. Functionality factors into her work in a major way: If she makes something that has use value, it becomes all the more personal. Many artists work alone for most of the time. Both Wiley and Waldron have their own studios at home, where they are currently working with wheels or hand building. But the minute any member hits a roadblock, the guild is at hand with answers and help. Even if they are not meeting officially, guild members still get together for potlucks and bounce ideas off one another, helping each other with problems the group understood best — if a kiln wasn’t burning right or a technique wasn’t getting the desired results. Be it with each other or learning from outside presenters, sharing their collective knowledge with each other is a habit with the guild members. Outside presenta-
tions foster that learning environment. “It creates a dialogue with these artists,” Acevado said about the effect that visiting artists have. “You see their work, get inspired, use their techniques on your work and make them personal, too. It’s a great community for us to share and learn from each other.”
and awareness of pottery in Syracuse looked bright. Waldron mentioned that competitions and workshops at Onondaga Community College, Syracuse University and area high schools keep the ceramic tradition going strong. “We hope to continue going the way we’re going. Our goal is to educate the community about clay, ceramics, the process, and make people aware of where the pottery in their cupboards comes from,” Wiley said. Ceramics and pottery comes with persistent work: You get an idea, develop it and then comes a lot of repetition to perfect the technique, Waldron said. This effort is the reason Wiley is earnest about people knowing where the pottery in their cupboards comes from. Waldron paused and pointed out that industry means more than business in the guild. Said Waldron: “It is industry in that it’s human effort, but it’s much more personal in craft.”
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Ten years ago, Drew Wickham never thought of becoming a boater. Not only does he own a boat now, but Wickham also manages the largest boat show in Upstate New York — the Central New York Boat Show. This four-day boat show will showcase more than 500 new models of power and sail boats from over 50 boat dealers. They will be on display and available for purchase at the New York State Fairgrounds from Feb. 16 to Feb. 19. Founded in the 1960s, the CNY Boat Show is owned by the Boating Industries Association of Upstate New York, an organization comprised of independent marine dealers from the Central New York area. The association sponsors the boat show, and all of its members participate in the show. “The show was just to get products out in front of customers and put on a one-stop shopping event, so folks can come and look at all the boating products,” Wickham said. “And it’s continued and grown to what it is today.” During its formative years, the boat show took place at the Oncenter War Memorial Arena. Now, it displays boats in three buildings at the New York State Fairgrounds — the Center of Progress, the Horticulture Building, and the Exhibit Center building. Barb Caster, executive secretary of the boating association, has attended the boat show for almost 40 years. Caster participated in the show from 1976 to 1986 as an exhibitor. “The show has really evolved in the number of marinas that are showing,” Caster said. “I’ve really seen it grow and the reason for that growth is the interest of boats, and the marinas have evolved because of that.” The event will showcase almost every type of boat, including cruisers, sport boats, pontoon boats, personal watercraft and docks. Although the CNY boat show is most popular among boaters, the show also draws in people who aren’t familiar with boating. A boating information center will provide safety information about boating, and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection at Syracuse will educate people on boating in open waters. “I always say it’s a great place to learn about boating,” Wickham said. “If there’s anything you think you’re interested in, come on
in and talk to our dealers about what’s involved in boating and get some information.” For entertainment, the show will host Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo, a privately funded zoo and animal rescue. The zoo will display dozens of their reptiles and hold educational seminars throughout the show’s run. Fowler’s Marina, one of the exhibitors in the show, has been involved with the boat show for more than 20 years. Kristy FowlerRitter, manager of the marina, says the location of the boat show makes it ideal for their Syracuse and Rochester customers. “It’s centrally located within the state, so we have a lot of participation from across New York,” Fowler-Ritter said. The family-owned and operated marina has been in business for 35 years, and sells pontoon boats, boat line, personal watercraft and watercraft boats. This year, the marina plans to display a new line of pontoon boats. As one of the longest-running dealers in the show, Fowler’s Marina provides rental boats, allowing visitors to test-drive their boats in the water. The CNY boat show will also hold in-water demonstrations for visitors. Along with those services, Fowler-Ritter says the boat show is an opportunity for people to check out a wide variety of boats. “The show brings all the dealers together so people can do comparisons between the different models they’re looking for,” FowlerRitter said. “It also brings customers all to one location, instead of having to look go all over the state for boats.” Caster encourages college students to attend the boat show, and looks forward to a new line of boats that might interest a younger audience. This year, the show will showcase surfboard boats that can simulate a wake behind the boat. While boats will be on display throughout the show, there will also be a seminar presented by Capt. Tony Buffa at the Center of Progress Building on Thursday at 7 p.m. Buffa, who offers fishing charters in central New York, will give an informal talk about fishing at Oneida Lake. In addition to selling boats, Wickham hopes the seminar and exhibitors will educate people about the boating industry. “Boating is not for the elite, which is a misconception out there, that you have to have mega-dollars to boat,” Caster said. “The thing about boating is that you can go out in the water and forget about what’s going on in your life — it’s amazing that not more people are taking advantage of this.” firstname.lastname@example.org
If you love this classic comedy, be sure to go to this event. Along with a screening of the movie, there will also be a filmed discussion with director Penelope Spheeris and other cast members. when: Friday, 7 p.m. where: The Palace Theater HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR This film details the love affair between a French actress and a Japanese architect, who are haunted by the events of World War II. A 1959 cinematic classic, it blurs the line between memory and time. when: Friday, 8 – 10 p.m. where: ArtRage Gallery MOLLY VENTER AND GOODNIGHT MOONSHINE A collaboration between husbandwife duo Molly Venter’s and Eben Pariser – the folky performance promises to bring back the teenage nostalgia of first love. when: Friday, 8 – 10 p.m. where: May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society THE SPRING STREET FAMILY Listen to this Syracuse-based band as the bring a mix of funk, rock and reggae to Funk ‘N Waffles. The band recently won the Syracuse Area Music Award for best new artist. when: Friday, 8 p.m. where: Funk ‘n Waffles Downtown PARTY IN THE PLAZA: KEVIN BARRIGAR A folk and alternative performance featuring the musical stylings of Kevin Barrigar. This event will feature food from Dunkin’ Donuts and Cam’s Pizzeria. when: Saturday, 6–8 p.m. where: Le Moyne Plaza
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The Yellow Jackets average more defensive rebounds per game than any other ACC team. The Orange is actually 5-4 in conference play when it gets outrebounded, but in its last two games against the Panthers and Cardinals, its been outrebounded by 23. The struggle on the glass has been seasonlong, and Syracuse has the lowest defensive rebound percentage in ACC play. If it could get any sort of traction going in that facet of the game, SU will better off navigating the season’s final games. M.S.: Get Lydon back to being the focal point of the offense. He only scored three points in the second half and overtime against the Cardinals, but that’s because SU was running its offense through the struggling Andrew White. Try and get Lydon at the elbow and have the sophomore operate from there so the Orange can rediscover the performances he turned in against the likes of North Carolina and Notre Dame. In Syracuse’s last two losses, he’s been relatively absent in crunch time and SU has started to slide.
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Pastner has Georgia Tech playing as well as it has in a long time. The Yellow Jackets are .500 through 12 conference games for the first time since 2009-10. Three of those wins came at home against North Carolina, Notre Dame and Florida State. GT is not easy to beat on its home court. Syracuse needs to figure out a way to score against one of the best defenses in the ACC. Georgia Tech has held conference opponents to the lowest field-goal percentage and the third-lowest point total (behind Louisville and UVA). What SU has going for it is that the Yellow Jackets have one of the ACC’s worst offenses. The Orange’s fragile defense should get a little bit of a break. M.S.: Syracuse’s problem on the road has been its defense, but Georgia Tech has only scored over 70 points in four ACC games. If the Orange can’t hold the Yellow Jackets under 70, then it will have a hard time winning given its offensive struggles at Pittsburgh and against Louisville. I’m going with 70 as the magic number in Atlanta on Sunday. If Syracuse gets there first it’ll grab a muchneeded road win. But Pastner has done an admirable job in year one and it will be anyThe number of games in ACC play thing but easy. where Georgia Tech has scored P.S.: Regardless of what Georgia Tech more than 70 points. GT is .500 in presents, Syracuse must be at full strength conference play this late in the season and Tyus Battle needs to be healthy. In for the first time since the 2009-10 on the past three games, Syracuse’s offense the strength of its defense. has often stagnated and struggled to get anything going. Against Pittsburgh, Tyler Lydon was closed off from receiving entry P.S.: Like Connor said, there’s lots to passes. Against Louisville, the Cardinals’ choose from here and it’s hard to say which The Daily Orange Sudoku matchup zones2/15/17 gave SU trouble. A large part is most important (more production from of those issues can be remedied by a healthy John Gillon and Taurean Thompson’s foul Battle. He’s excelled at the end of the shot issues get an honorable mention from me). clock considering his skill set to create a Syracuse’s 2-3 zone can be its most dangershot for himself. But with him feeling under ous weapon in the postseason. So many of the weather, he’s been limited recently. runs over the years haverow, been column genTo solve SU’s the deep Sudoku puzzle, each a erated on the defensive end. As we’ve seen box must contain the numbers 1 to 9. 3. What is the biggest adjustment throughout the season, though, that kind Syracuse must make for the rest of of transformation can’t happen overnight. the season? The Orange’s defense has improved over C.G.: There’s plenty of potential adjust- the past month and a half, ranking eighth ments to choose from. I’ll focus on rebound- in the conference with 75.9 points allowed To solve the Sudoku puzzle, each row, column and PuzzleJunction.com ing, an area where Syracuse will certainly be per game in ACC play. SU’s defense still has must the Tech. numbers 1grow. to 9. testedbox in two games contain against Georgia room to
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Senior forward Jessica Sibley makes late-career push By Jake Falk staff writer
Down 1-0 after 40 minutes, a frustrated Paul Flanagan told the seniors they had only four periods left at Tennity Ice Pavilion. Syracuse trailed Mercyhurst on Saturday, 2-0, and senior forward Jessica Sibley, who had not scored since the season opener on Sept. 30, bullied her way to the net. She took a rebounded puck on her forehand and wrapped around the net in one fluid motion, before depositing it off Jessica Convery’s padding and into the back of the net. The Orange went on to lose, but the senior forward’s versatility shined. It’s one of the reasons why SU (11-12-5, 10-4-2 College Hockey America) remains within reach of a first-round bye in the CHA playoffs. Sibley will likely have to play on both ends of the ice, especially when Syracuse takes on Rochester Institute of Technology (6-22-2, 4-10-2) this weekend. Most important, she needs to find a consistent scoring touch. Before the goal last weekend, Sibley played a role on the penalty kill as one of the main forwards on the ice. She led the team in assists with 14 and plus-minus at plus-12. The night before, when the Orange beat the Lakers 3-0, Sibley got the team rolling with a key forecheck on the penalty kill that led to a power-play for
JESSICA SIBLEY has scored only two goals for the Orange this season, but leads the team with a plus-minus rating of 12. leigh ann rodgers staff photographer
Syracuse during which the Orange scored. Sibley has also been one of the team’s most reliable shot blockers, often taking shots right off the knee and body. Junior goaltender Abbey Miller has noticed Sibley’s play and the energy she has brought trans-
late to scoring chances for the team. “We’re a team that is going to get a lot of momentum off (the penalty kill),” Miller said. “Just going hard all the time is huge for us.” Flanagan still wants to see Sibley, a 12-goal scorer last season, to step up without being
overly aggressive, because she has committed some careless penalties in open ice. They’ve prevented her from helping out on the penalty kill. Flanagan also wants Sibley to play more selfish and shy away from a pass-first mindset. “Christmas is over, the season of giving is over,” Flanagan said. “Shoot the puck … Sometimes when you (look to pass first) that little fraction of a second looking to pass, that scoring opportunity closes.” Sibley agreed, but she said team success is more important than finding individual stat lines. One beneficiary to Sibley’s play is senior wing Heather Schwarz, who has almost as many goals this season (10) as she had in her previous three (11). “Maybe I should be shooting a little bit more than I do,” Sibley said, “but it’s always nice having other people put the puck in the net, too.” With that in mind, Sibley hopes to continue her goal of winning a championship at Syracuse. Flanagan’s intermission speech from last week rings loud and clear to her, as her career comes to a close. “We (seniors) all know the last two years where we’ve been standing on the blue line,” Sibley said, “and we don’t want to be standing there on (the losing side).” —Asst. Web Editor Nick Alvarez contributed reporting to this story. email@example.com
Syracuse preps for showdown against No. 7 Notre Dame By Matthew Gutierrez asst. sports editor
Syracuse’s last victory over Notre Dame came in the 2002 Big East Tournament, a year after UND won its only national title. SU has lost every time the two squads have met since.
One of the nation’s best teams takes the Carrier Dome floor Sunday evening, when the No. 7 Fighting Irish (23-3, 11-1 Atlantic Coast) pose as the Orange’s toughest test this season. UND entered the year atop the Associated Press Top 25 poll and spent the first six weeks there. Notre Dame, which has
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reached the national championship game in four of the last six seasons, visits No. 21 Syracuse (18-8, 9-4) on Sunday night. “It’s a big game,” Syracuse head coach Quentin Hillsman said. “We can’t deflect that. Notre Dame, they are a very good program. We understand we need to play a very good game to beat them. We got to try to affect them with our pressure, speed the game up and get a ton of possessions so we can score the ball.” During last year’s SU-UND regular-season bout, the latter dominated inside with 38 paint points in a 28-point rout. Alexis Peterson and Brittney Sykes, who rank 1-2 on the ACC scoring list this year, combined with Briana Day for only 27 points on 11-of45 shooting. When the teams met six weeks later, SU fared much better. Notre Dame still won by 11, capturing the ACC Tournament title, but Peterson, Sykes and Day combined for 41 points. In the team’s last seven meetings, UND has won by an average of 20 points per game. The former Big East foes met twice last year, when UND finished 33-2 and 16-0 in ACC games. Notre Dame leads the all-time series against Syracuse, 30-2. All of that indicates another Notre Dame win come Sunday evening. This season, SU wants to flip the script. Syracuse is coming off its best season in program history and has over the last month played its best basketball of the season. But the Orange, winners of five of its last six, is 0-3 against Top 10 teams and 3-5 against
ranked opponents this season. “Notre Dame is next on our list,” said Sykes, who scored a career-high 34 points on Sunday. “We just have to know it’s going to be a hard-fought game. They’re not going to give up.” Notre Dame has been one of the only teams in the country to put up a fight against four-time defending national champion and top-ranked Connecticut, which has won its last 100 games. The Fighting Irish lost to UConn, 72-61, in December. UND’s only ACC loss came at North Carolina State, a team SU beat by 10. Six-foot-3 All-American junior forward Brianna Turner was held to only seven points and the Wolfpack shot 42 percent from 3-point range. SU will likely have to replicate that formula to pull off the upset against a Notre Dame team that is 10-2 on the road, backed by All-ACC senior point guard Lindsay Allen. Arike Ogunbowale’s 15.1 points per game leads the Fighting Irish, and each of the other four starters averages at least 8.7 points per contest. “Notre Dame’s tough,” North Carolina head coach Sylvia Hatchell said. “They can score. Shots that we missed tonight, they make. And the rebounding. They’re a big team with Turner in the middle. “It will come down to guard play, Turner inside and how she plays against the Day (sisters).” firstname.lastname@example.org | @MatthewGut21
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evans Desko offered Evans the venerable No. 22 when he reached his sophomore year of high school, and Evans reminded onlookers of that potential last Saturday when he hung seven career highs, including points, shots and shots on goal. For the top-ranked class of 2013 recruit out of Jamesville-DeWitt High School, the pressure still endures. The fact that he wears the same number as SU All-Americans Gary Gait, Charlie Lockwood and the Powell brothers only adds to that pressure. Even though others have compared him to the Powells, Evans has not earned such honors; he didn’t even appear on this year’s preseason All-ACC team. Evans could be only the second SU player to wear No. 22 since 1988 and not capture a national title. Knee injuries nagged during Evans’ first two seasons at SU and cut short any sort of momentum he may have built. He scored only 11 goals in those years, when he played midfield and defense. As a junior attack in 2016, he turned the ball over a team-high 27 times. The same amount of goals in the same campaign seemed a step forward, but placed fifth on the team. Despite his underwhelming past, teams recognize Evans as a threat. Five goals in an NCA A tournament game his sophomore year proved that. At his best, he’s aggressive. Ball in stick, head forward, quick burst to the goal. It’s the formula he stuck to in high school that led to scored more than 400 points. Five days ago, he flashed the same skill set in SU’s blowout win over Siena. “Once he takes the weight off his shoulders,” former attack Derek DeJoe said, “that’s when he’s going to start having eight points a game.” Evans’ education provides him with an edge. He can suck up information and process it before defenses slide over. Evans, who already has accepted a full-time job
at the investment bank Goldman Sachs, might be the smartest player on SU. His influencers, DeJoe, Tim Barber and Donahue, helped sculpt that skill set over the last three years. “He has some of the best vision I’ve ever seen,” said DeJoe, who’s played with SU All-Americans Kevin Rice and Donahue.
He’s got to step into a whole new role this year, he’s got to be the top guy. He’s extremely knowledgeable of our offenses, man-ups and so on, so that will help him. He’s got to take that next step and be a threat at the end of the field. John Desko syracuse head coach
One of the smoothest players Desko’s had in recent years, Evans can go left or right equally. He can wrap around defenders, shake up the set and accelerate behind the cage. He now seems to have a firm grasp on managing the offense, aware of when to dodge, when to dish and when to burst toward the goal. If he’s going to put it all together, this is The Year. “Everybody has for the last three years been expecting big things from certain people, like myself,” Evans said. “It’s already expected as to what I should be doing. “I’ve been waiting for this.” firstname.lastname@example.org | @MatthewGut21
Senior Jessica Sibley is searching for a consistent scoring touch as SU prepares for the playoffs. See page 14
SU women’s hoops hasn’t beaten UND since 2002. The Orange is looking to end that streak Sunday. See page 14
Marquis Marshall, son of NBA player Donyell Marshall, has found a home at Division III Alvernia. See dailyorange.com
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YEAR Senior attack Jordan Evans primed for special senior season By Matthew Gutierrez asst. sports editor
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IN A FLASH Evans showed his potential at times last season. During other stretches, he struggled to score with consistency.
Evans’ rank in the 2013 high school class by Inside Lacrosse Evans’ 37.5 shot percentage placed first among Syracuse starters last season
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t is shaping up to be The Year. The Year of turning selflessness into production, of limiting turnovers while commanding the quarterback role, of fulfilling the load that fell on him four years ago. Yet over the last few weeks, Jordan Evans didn’t outline a specific plan. He didn’t jot down a single statistical goal. He hardly chatted with former Syracuse attacks about what’s at stake for him in 2017, or how to tackle his last season after three that didn’t quite meet the hype. In late January, television camEVANS eras and reporters circled around him in Manley Field House’s Trophy Hall, a few steps from a shrine to SU lacrosse greats. There, Evans shrugged off the expectations that accompany a No. 22 in his fourth year. How much pressure do you feel to be the guy? Will you be able to follow in Dylan Donahue’s footsteps? How are you going to score more? But tucked inside the 5-foot-10, 169-pound attack is a fire, kindled by disappointment that’s fueled him. He knows the responsibilities. All of them. He knows the relentless dodger he needs to be, the facilitator for a team amid its longest-ever national title drought, the pilot of the offense so vital to SU’s motion around the goal. The elder statesmen of the Syracuse attack is now central to No. 6 Syracuse’s (1-0) title hopes in 2017. This is, after all, The Year. “He’s got to step into a whole new role,” SU head coach John Desko said. “This year, he’s got to be the top guy. He’s extremely knowledgeable of our offenses, man-ups and so on, so that will help him. He’s got to take that next step and be a threat at the end of the field.” see evans page 15
Roundtable: NCAA Tournament, Georgia Tech, adjusting By The Daily Orange Sports Staff
After losing back-to-back games, Syracuse (16-11, 8-6 Atlantic Coast) will travel to Georgia Tech (15-10, 6-6) Sunday night. SU has only four regular-season games left. The ACC Tournament begins March 7. Our beat writers Connor Grossman, Matt Schneidman and Paul Schwedelson answer three questions surrounding the Orange.
1. What does Syracuse need to do to make the NCAA Tournament? Connor Grossman: Aside from
winning out the last four games of the regular season, there’s no exact science for Syracuse to guarantee
a Tournament bid. A realistic scenario for SU is finishing out the regular season 2-2 and winning at least one game in the ACC tournament. If the Orange loses to both Duke and Louisville but beats Georgia Tech twice, then it may need two ACC tournament wins to feel comfortable about it’s positioning. If you didn’t know by now, this is all a guessing game. A sizable contingent thought last year’s SU team shouldn’t have made the Tournament. Small aside: Syracuse’s road game against Louisville is the most important game remaining this season. Given how poorly the Orange has played away from the Carrier Dome, it would
significantly boost SU’s Tournament chances if it stole a road win against the Cardinals.
Margin of which Syracuse has been out-rebounded by ACC foes Pittsburgh and Louisville in the Orange’s last two games
Matt Schneidman: I think Syracuse feels good about itself no matter what happens in the ACC
tournament if it goes 3-1 the rest of the way and the Orange’s only loss comes at Louisville. A win in the ACC tourney would lock head coach Jim Boeheim and his team into the Big Dance. But like Connor said, it’s all a guessing game. One thing I will point out is the bubble is not as strong as in years past, according to several bracketologists. SU currently sits one spot higher in the RPI than Georgia Tech, so the home-and-away split against the Yellow Jackets is monumental when discussing a possible bubble scenario at the end of the ACC tournament. Paul Schwedelson: For a couple of weeks now, I’ve had circled
that game at Louisville on Feb. 26. The Orange almost certainly needs a third win away from the Dome to boost its resume and no better way to boost it than against a highly-ranked Cardinals team. Now if that game doesn’t go Syracuse’s way, a win over Duke would still help, but the Blue Devils have gotten hot of late. Losses to both those teams probably puts SU in a tricky spot with a 5-8 record against RPI Top 50 teams.
2. How does Syracuse beat Georgia Tech on its home floor? C.G.:First-year head coach Josh
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