BDJ 364.04 Articles

Central New York , Technology

Drone Training Companies Are Building New Courses For The New Drone Rule

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By Zhiyan Zhong Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News) — Some drone training companies are now busy making new courses to meet the upcoming small UAS rule. According the FAA’s proposal, people will no longer need a pilot license to operate drones commercially. Instead, anyone who flies drones will have to pass an aeronautical knowledge writing test. […]

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Central New York , Sports

Lacrosse: Connecting Communities Across the State of New York

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By Evan Stockton SYRACUSE, N.Y (NCC News)– The Syracuse University lacrosse program looms large in college lacrosse history, with 11 national titles and dozens of All-Americans to its name. A vast majority of its star players were raised in New York, including both of the program’s Tewaarton winners. When talking to lacrosse luminaries from around the state, they say […]

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Education

Blending Learning With Smart Technology

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By Alexi Iafrato SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)– The Blended Personalized Learning (BPL) initiative will only survive with the help of act 1.1 of the Smart Bonds Act; providing $1.3 million dollars worth of technology throughout the entire Syracuse City School District. Benefits of Blended Personalized Learning, according to their website, are: It allows targeted, individualized […]

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Central New York , Feature , Government , Uncategorized

ROTC Celebrates 100th Year Anniversary

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By Tara Lanigan SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — The Reserved Officers’ Training Corps, commonly known as ROTC, celebrated their 100th year anniversary this week.  Syracuse University is hosting a ceremony and reception on Friday afternoon followed by a 5k Run/Walk on Saturday at 8 AM.  They are expecting around 150 people. ROTC members at Syracuse reflected […]

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Sports

Pearl Washington Dies from Tumor

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By Sean Salisbury SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Former Syracuse standout Dwayne “Pearl” Washington died Wednesday morning after suffering from a brain tumor, according to his family. Washington, 52, was diagnosed with the tumor last summer and had surgery in the fall. Washington’s memorable career at Syracuse is highlighted by one incredible play: a half-court buzzer beater […]

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Central New York , Education

Board of Education Approves New Syracuse Summer Enrichment Program

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By Alexi Iafrato SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)–Kids will be offered classes in journalism, DJ’ing, cooking, peer leadership, gardening, fitness, health, and many others in the Huntington School‘s newly approved summer enrichment program. The Board of Education approved the  program and extended their current after school program into the summer as well. This program is new for […]

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safety

Colleges are Monitoring Social Media

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By Sarah Perkes SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) — Although many colleges have adapted to social media monitoring not all may have the same intention. The Department of Public Safety (DPS) at Syracuse University has four detectives that monitor social media daily in order to detect threats against the school. They scan sites such as Yik Yak, […]

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Central New York , Consumer

Realtor: Consumers Make Simple Mistakes in Buying and Selling Homes

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By Evan Stockton SYRACUSE, N.Y (NCC News)– The Central New York real estate market has experienced a revival. Pending home sales were up nearly 33 percent in February from last year according to the Greater Syracuse Association of Realtors. Yet, simple mistakes doom many potential home buyers or sellers. “I would say to both buyers and sellers that they should […]

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