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Central New York

Newhouse Knows: 3D Printing Explained

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By Amika Osumi and Kristen Powers SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) –  Newhouse Knows is a franchise of “explainer” news stories produced by 2016 Broadcast and Digital Journalism graduate students at the Newhouse School. Explainer journalism clarifies the more complex facets of news stories, provides deeper background, or explains in greater detail how something that’s been in […]

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Central New York, Environment

Local non-profit helps CNY “go solar”

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By Amika Osumi, SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)- A local non-profit organization spent the last three months teaching central New Yorkers how to “go solar.” Starting in July, Solarize CNY started hosting free workshops in the counties of Cayuga, Courtland, Madison, Onondaga and Oswego. The organization doesn’t actually install solar panels, but rather teaches home owners the […]

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Central New York

Flight honors dozens of veterans

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By Amika Osumi, SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)- With the help of a local organization, tomorrow 80 veterans will board a free flight from Syracuse to Washington D.C. Syracuse Honor Flight fundraised and found sponsors to take veterans to see the D.C. monuments built to honor their service. Amy Delia, Honor Flight board member, said volunteers are working […]

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Central New York, Health

Ithaca College Athletic Trainer Teams With Speech Therapist To Help Athletes Breathe Better

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By Amika Osumi, ITHACA, N.Y. (NCC News) – Two years ago an athlete at Ithaca College fainted during a soccer conditioning test from shortness of breath. Head athletic trainer, Michael Matheny, consulted with the team physician who diagnosed the athlete with Vocal Cord Dysfunction, or VCD. The proper way for the body to breath involves the vocal cords […]

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