5 things to know about coworking

May 5, 2016

OSWEGO, N.Y. – With working from home and freelancing on the rise, coworking is taking the world by storm. But what is it exactly? A cowork is an office community of people who are either self-employed or work for a variety of employers. This creates an environment where knowledge, ideas, and space are shared for equal benefit. With the idea becoming increasingly widespread, here’s five things to know about coworking. Continue reading

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Kim Davis: what to know

September 13, 2015

OSWEGO, N.Y. – Kim Davis is a woman whose name has constantly been in headlines for the past week with updates on a story that continues to either disgust or fascinate, (or some combination of the two) most of the American public.

As almost everyone already knows, the story started when Davis, a county clerk in Kentucky, was caught refusing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. She was held in contempt of court and jailed on Sept. 3, and her attorneys appealed the decision on Sept. 6. Continue reading

How class cancellations happen

December 8, 2015

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SUNY Oswego in April when the snow was melting, the temperature had spiked and it looked like spring had begun and the next day there were conditions nearing whiteout. | Justine Polonski

OSWEGO, N.Y. – When SUNY Oswego decides to cancel classes for the university as a whole, there is a whole team of people that are involved before students receive the SUNY NY-ALERT notification that lets them know.

The final word comes from Deborah Stanley, the university president (or her designee.) But first, a local forecaster a SUNY Oswego-specific weather forecast that aids in the decision. Once the decision is made on Stanley’s part, the university’s office of communications and marketing takes over to get word out to the campus population. Continue reading

Peter Moore speech

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Syracuse University | Justine Polonski

April 19, 2015

OSWEGO, N.Y. – Deciding what you want to do with your life is not something you do overnight, said Syracuse University’s Director of Athletic Communications Peter Moore.

“Don’t ever put pressure on yourself that tomorrow by 9:25 you have to know what you want to be,” Moore said.

Moore spoke to a journalism class consisting of mostly seniors and juniors on Thursday at SUNY Oswego and provided them with some advice for the future. Continue reading

“Chasing Life” review

March 21, 2015

OSWEGO, N.Y. – “Chasing Life” is a television show on ABC Family (now Freeform) that put viewers around the globe on an emotional roller coaster in the finale of the first season on March 23, 2015.

The main character, April Carver, is an up-and-coming journalist for a Boston newspaper who is in her mid-20s and seemingly has her whole life ahead of her. April is diagnosed with leukemia in the first episode of the series, and the story of her life post-diagnosis becomes the focus for the show. Continue reading