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Breast Cancer affects a lot of lives in a lot of different ways.  That’s exactly what a local production of entitled Tit-Bits: Breast Cancer Stories is trying to show. 

Her Hilltop High: Tip It Frosh!

Oct 25, 2019

In this episode of Her Hilltop High, University Archivist Meg Mason tells us about past first year student traditions. This includes wearing beanies to identify yourself and sometimes getting salt thrown at you.  

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  Refugee resettlement programs have to cover a lot, from teaching English to job training to housing assistance. But one aspect of well being is often overlooked: mental health.

The first episode of Her Hilltop High starts at the very beginning of Syracuse University in 1870. We'll look at many beginnings: The first building on campus, the first football game, and the first times the chimes rang from Crouse College.

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SU Alumni weekend known as Orange Central also means a chance for students to meet successful alumni and get some inspiration and make connections.  Kevin Belbey earned a Broadcast and Digital Journalism Degree in 2013 from the Newhouse School of Public Communications and a Masters degree in 2016 from the SU School of Law.  Belbey currently serves as an agent for a broadcast sports talent agency, the Montag Group in New York City.

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Syracuse University is celebrating it's Sesquicentennial in 2020, and a lot has happened in its 150 year existence. Her Hilltop High will explore the University's traditions, tragedies and triumphs. It will also explore how the events of the past have affected the present and the way SU approaches the future. 

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  Syracuse women’s basketball star Tiana Mangakahia continues chemotherapy to treat her stage-two breast cancer, and she says she's felt enormous support from the surrounding community. Thousands have taken to twitter to support her by using the hashtag #Tough4T. 

Mangakahia spoke to the media on Tuesday and emphasized how crucial the community’s support has been over the first four weeks of her treatment. 

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Historic protests in Puerto Rico forced Governor Ricardo Rosselló to resign Thursday after conversations leaked of he and his advisers making homophobic and misogynistic remarks. Puerto Rican natives here in Syracuse say they, and members of their family who still live on the island, haven’t seen protests of this magnitude.

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It’s Christmas in May in Jan-Juba Arway’s house. A “Happy Holidays” decal adorns a wall in the living room with five stockings around it, one for Arway and each of her kids. A Christmas tree topped by a glittery gold star anchors a corner of the room.

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Driverless vehicles, drones, and other forms of artificial intelligence are starting to enter our lives. Syracuse University launched a first of its kind institute to study these autonomous systems this past May. The Autonomous Systems Policy Institute or ASPI plans to take an interdisciplinary approach, bringing a number of its schools together to focus on autonomous systems.