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What Dreams May Come

By Andrew Pogar SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) - The Second Sudanese Civil War forced many people to flee the country of South Sudan. The bloodshed lasted on for more than two decades, beginning in 1983. A peace agreement finally ended the war in 2005 but that was not after 2 million people had been killed and millions more displaced. Young […]

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CrossFit Syracuse: A Leader by Example

by Norman Seawright III SYRACUSE (NCC News) – CrossFit Syracuse is one of the many CrossFit gyms in Central New York that focus on the young sport as a way of life. This particular gym stands out because, at its helm, stands Syracuse’s most successful CrossFit competitor. Dan Goldberg, the owner and head coach of […]

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Bye Bye Baye-Moussa Keita

By Max Berkowitz SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) - Baye-Moussa Keita’s career didn’t end the way most people would want. In his last game,  he sat on the bench during Syracuse’s NCAA tournament loss to the Dayton Fylers. His last year with the Orange was a tough one. He sustained multiple injuries to his right knee and foot. […]

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Willsboro Central School’s Music Teacher Earns Regional Heart of the Arts Award

By Jasmine Haynes WILLSBORO, N.Y. (NCC News) –  In only her fifth year of teaching music at Willsboro Central School, Jennifer Moore is the 2014 recipient of the National High School Heart of the Arts Award for the section one region. It is given to a student or teacher that has a heart for the […]

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Taking The Path Less Traveled

Bea Gonzales forges her own and helps lead students Julianne Dellorso Syracuse (NCC NEWS) – It’s the 16th annual Shadow Day, and co-creator Bea Gonzalez is giving her opening speech. After sending students from Seymour Elementary on their merry way to shadow an undergraduate, or graduate student, Gonzalez opens up about her own past. The […]

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Bringing It Full Circle

  By Mike McCann SYRACUSE, NY (NCC NEWS) – The Media Unit Production Coordinator George Stroman stood on the lawn just inside the Judge Langston McKinney Manor Housing Project. He was looking down at a collection of alcohol bottles at the foot of a tree. “Last year, there was a drive by shooting, and my friend […]

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Thanks to the extreme weather: Beef prices hit all time high in 27 years

Xiang Wang  SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) - Spring is finally coming to Syracuse, when people rushed to the grocery stores, and prepare for the grilling season. This is what they will find. “Any type of beef you can name it here, the price went up about 20 to 30 percent,” said Ryan Kellogg, a meat wrapper […]

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Former Syracuse University Running Back Eyes NFL

By Brittany Jones SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) - Just after the conclusion of the 2013 Syracuse football regular season, four-year running back Jerome Smith announced that he will forgo his last year of eligibility and enter the NFL draft.  Smith red-shirted his freshman year because of a shoulder injury, and as a result he still has […]

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Old Tradition Meets New Technology

By Danielle Barber Cazenovia, NY (NCC News) – It’s not unusal to see Matt Volz out in the fields of Cazenovia on any given day. You may even see people just walking around the farm or looking at the animals. But, that is completely normal for Greyrock Farm. Uniqueness Volz started Greyrock Farm’s Consumer Supported Agriculture program […]

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From South Sudan to Syracuse

By Jordan Greer SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) - More than 20 thousand Lost Boys of Sudan were displaced or orphaned from their homes as a result of the Second Sudanese Civil War. One of these boys forced to leave was James Kiki. Kiki grew up in South Sudan in the late 1980s. He fled the country […]

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E-cigarettes heating up controversy

Is vaping really as healthy as it seems? By Sarah Brechbill SYRACUSE (NCC NEWS) - It’s no wonder that E-cigarettes are taking the market by storm. Long-time smokers have finally found the perfect solution to kick their deadly habit for good. Smokers are able to fulfill their oral fixation, mimicking the act of blowing smoke. But rather […]

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The Value of 64 Squares and a Classroom: Anton Ninno’s Journey

Ten-fold By Rilwan Ameen SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Anton Ninno runs the chess program out of local Southside Charter Academy, a tuition-free public charter school which serves students in grades K-8. Its demographic makeup consists of primarily minority students of lesser economic backgrounds according to school Principal, Delvin Vick. “We’re about 85% African American, […]

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Leading By Example- Dan Goldberg

By Isaac Berky SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS)–  Crossfit Syracuse Owner Dan Goldberg has been crossfitting for nearly six years. A lifelong athlete Crossfit provided Goldberg an outlet for his competitive side. “After college I’d been an athlete from when I was an infant and it’s like your lost you know. You’ve got nothing,” said Goldberg. The […]

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The Queen of Coupons

By Jack Fitzsimmons OSWEGO, N.Y. (NCC News) - Debt is not an uncommon problem for the average American family. Take a look at the Greutmans of Oswego, New York. Just a few years ago, they found themselves tens of thousands of dollars in the red. “We had a lot of school loans, credit card debt, car […]

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Jerome Smith Awaits the NFL Draft

By Kayla Chadwick SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) - In just a few short weeks, former Syracuse University running back Jerome Smith will be awaiting his fate in the NFL draft, just as many SU athletes before him. It’s an exciting time for Smith and his family, even as Syracuse fans might lament his foregoing his final […]

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I am THAT Lady Starts and Ends with Passion

By Jennifer Ready Oswego, N.Y. (NCC News) – According to the USDA, grocery prices are expected to rise this year. These rising prices can put a dent in the pockets of consumers all across the country. Here in Central New York, frugal blogger Lauren Greutman spends her time teaching others how to coupon and save […]

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From the Projects to Producer: The George Stroman Story

By Matt Dowell SYRACUSE (NCC News)- 23-year old George Stroman is the production coordinator at Syracuse’s The Media Unit, one of the most prestigious performing arts programs in the city. However, as a kid who grew up in the Projects of Syracuse, he’s currently at a place where he says he never would’ve seen himself six […]

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Candy sales rise as Easter approaches

By Kristen Eskow SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) – With Easter Sunday less than a week away, shoppers are stocking up on annual favorites as gifts for friends and family. “My son loves the chocolate-covered pretzels, and my daughter loves the truffles,” said Tia Kieffer, a customer at Sweet on Chocolate in Syracuse’s Armory Square, 208 […]

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Method 360 fitness studio is working out in new East Syracuse location

By Sarah Brechbill SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) - From the outside, Method 360 fitness studio has a similar appearance to a CrossFit gym. The space boasts a 9,000 square foot open floor plan, but look closer and you’ll notice a TRX machine stands in replacement for the massive Crossfit dumbbells. In fact, aside from a few […]

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Volunteer Firefighters Hard to Find

By Sawyer Rosenstein CICERO, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) – Local volunteer fire departments are recruiting new members throughout the month so they can help better protect the neighborhoods they serve. Serving the Community The Cicero Volunteer Fire Department has 65 volunteers, which seems like a lot according to Deputy Chief Ron Florczykowski. “We have a large number of volunteers […]

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