Rachel Hoffman's Articles

Central New York, Community

Vera House celebrates the 24th annual White Ribbon Campaign

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By Rachel Hoffman SYRACUSE N.Y. (N.C.C. NEWS)– This year marks the 24th annual White Ribbon Campaign for the Vera House.  The campaign’s goal is to raise awareness about sexual abuse and domestic violence. The campaign targets everyone–men, women, and children–of all ages, across Central New York.  Primarily, it is led by men who try to encourage […]

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Community, Food, Syracuse, Things to do, Weather

Syracuse University’s not-so-Winter Carnival

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By Rachel Hoffman SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)–Every year since 1930, Syracuse University hosts its annual Winter Carnival to help motivate students through upcoming midterm exams by getting them out of the brutal Syracuse winters for free food, giveaways and activities. This year, however, the “winter” title fell short to the spring-like weather Syracuse has been […]

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Community, Crime, Education, Public Safety, Syracuse

How students can use Syracuse University’s annual security report to stay safe

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By Rachel Hoffman SYRACUSE, NEW YORK (NCC News)–Syracuse University released its annual security report,  on September 29, 2017.  It reviews and compares specific crime rates between the years 2014 to 2016.  Many have noticed that in 2016, some numbers have increased in incidents such as: on-campus burglaries, drug and liquor law violations and, rape.  However, included in […]

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Central New York, Feature, Religion

A Refugee Family to Celebrate a Christmas They Won’t Soon Forget

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By Rachel Hoffman SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Like many families, the Fitwi family is excited to celebrate Christmas.  Their living room is decked out in the holiday spirit, with Christmas decorations lighting up the living room. This Christmas, however,  the family has another reason to celebrate. The Fitwi family gets to celebrate all together in the first house they’ve […]

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