Monthly Archives: December 2015

A Second Chance For Dogs Becomes More

  By Natalie Mooney, Chris Polera, Cheyanne Zhong JAMESVILLE, N.Y. (NCC News) — The Second Chance Animal Shelter, at first glance, may seem like your typical animal shelter: you hear dogs barking, see tails wagging, and see the dogs playing … Continue reading

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Legendary Coach Jim Marsh Makes His Mark in Community

By Michael Lehr, Jake Marsh, and Tim Scott SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) — The Corcoran Cougars lined up at half court for the national anthem right before their Dec. 11 game vs. Fayetteville-Manlius. All 11 girls held hands, gazing at … Continue reading

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Susan Boyle Takes Her Career to the Next Level

By ChaiLin Kim, Chris McGlynn and Nate White SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Susan Boyle did not stick with her first few jobs. She was a stay-at-home mom, an artist, and a realtor. She took on becoming an instructor for both … Continue reading

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From Syria to Syracuse: Changing Perceptions on Normalcy

By Josh Rosenblatt, Sean Robson, and Allie Wahl DEWITT, N.Y. (NCC News) – Brahim Al-Amir sat upright in his chair with a tired look on his face. A 20-year-old DeWitt resident, Al-Amir was nevertheless happy to sit down and discuss … Continue reading

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Syracuse School Board Votes to Ban Disciplinary History on College Applications

By Olivia Liskowitz and Katie Zilcosky SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – The Syracuse City School District (SCSD) Board Room was filled to capacity Wednesday night as school officials waited to discuss problems within the city’s school system. Lynne Curtis, The Meachem … Continue reading

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Upstate New York Shows Divide Over Possible Uber Expansion

 By Emma Pettersen and Jack Patel SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Uber is a ride-booking service that allows passengers to request a ride via the Uber App on their smartphone. Uber drivers are community members who have been approved by … Continue reading

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Mattydale Firefighters Volunteer to Protect Community

By Lisa Nho and Samuel Rubinoff SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – “We have a saying around here: your family, your job, volunteer.” According to Ken Michels, the volunteer firefighters at the Mattydale Fire Department prioritize their lives by worrying about family first, … Continue reading

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Syracuse Schools May Continue to “Struggle” Due to Receivership Program

By Sean Salisbury and Chris Thomsen SYRACUSE, NY (NCC News) — On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate passed the Every Student Succeeds Act that allows individual states to assess its schools with little federal oversight. The bill eliminates most of No Child … Continue reading

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The Reinvention of Fowler High School

The Reinvention of Fowler High School By Maura Sheridan & Evan Stockton SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)  James Wilson’s room is no ordinary classroom. Wooden wall frames line the back with worktables and benches located in the center. Wilson teaches at Fowler … Continue reading

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