Feature Articles

Community , Environment , Feature , International , Non-profit

Student Veteran Explains Inspiration Behind Starting International Non-Profit

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By Abby Budiman SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Syracuse University student Brian Kam is the founder of Thrive Projects, a non-profit organization that aims to bring simple solutions to big energy problems in Nepal. Kam claimed that, “Sometimes the greatest good comes from the simplest solutions, and at Thrive Projects we found one of those.” […]

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Feature , Politics

Different Political Views Are Not Keeping This Family Apart During The Holidays

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By Rebekah Castor, Syracuse N.Y. (NCC News) — The election is over, but the repercussions in people’s lives may be just beginning as families across the United States contemplate uncomfortable holidays, or decide to bypass them.With many unhappy about the results of the presidential election, many people are calling up their family members to cancel their […]

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Business , Central New York , Community , Consumer , Education , Feature , Jobs

Women in High Tech Succeed in CNY

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By Angelica Rodriguez SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)– Science and Technology are rapid growing fields with great job opportunities but they continue to be short for women across the country. While most of the women in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields are challenged to adapt and stay in their jobs, this seems to […]

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Business , Central New York , Community , Consumer , Feature

Syracuse Cobbler Collects Thousands of Shoes For Homeless

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By Robert Schiff SYRACUSE, N.Y. – (NCC News) – Local cobbler Ralph Rotella makes a living repairing shoes. Over the last 40 years, Rotella’s Discount Shoe Repair has become a well-known spot in downtown Syracuse. Although customer repairs are what keep business afloat, Rotella’s primary focus is the people who can’t afford to put shoes on […]

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Central New York , Community , Feature

One Man’s Mission To Give Back Starts With A Truck Full Of Bikes

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By Mariana Domingues SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Jan Maloff, a Syracuse native, works as the manager of A. Dewitt Funeral Homes & Cremation Services. In his free time, he provides free bikes to the public through his nonprofit organization, CNY Family Bicycle Giveaway Foundation. For over two decades, he has been gathering used and […]

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