Students who casually wandered through the quad on March 24, 2000 were in for a surprise. Twelve Syracuse University students were riding around mostly naked (some in underwear) on various mountain bikes, covered only by signs. In addition to the signs, some of the riders also had written on their bare bodies in marker. Many of these students represented the Students Coalition on Organized Labor (SCOOL), a group of student activists that protested against unfair labor policies. When asked about the unique protest, Pat O’ Leary, a member of SCOOL, claimed, “We would rather go naked than wear sweatshop-labored clothes.”1 They circled the quad in protest of SU’s hesitation to join the Worker Rights Consortium (WRC), and to end the school’s affiliation with Nike Inc., a company accused of using sweatshops to manufacture collegiate apparel. There were various events held throughout the week such as candlelight vigils, a mock sweatshop and various theater performances. The mock sweatshop was accompanied by a shanty town whose purpose was to demonstrate the real life conditions of workers in third-world countries.2
Address: 163 Marshall St, Syracuse, NY 13210
Phone: (315) 474-0099
The Bleu Monkey Café is a sushi restaurant located on Marshall Street in Syracuse, New York.
The restaurant offers various types of nigiri as well as sashimi sushi, noodle bowls with vegetarian and traditional options, and acquired a full liquor license in 2012.
Bento Box: For between 10.95-12.95, you can get your choice of meat (chicken, pork, beef or salmon) over rice, with a side of salad, miso soup and two spring rolls.
820 East Genesee Street
Syracuse, NY 13210-1508
Administration: 315- 443-4008
Box Office: 315-443-9846
Hours: Box Office Hours are from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and two hours before each performance.
The Syracuse Stage, operating under the nickname “The Professional Theatre of Central New York,” was founded in 1974 and has produced upwards of 290 plays in its 40 seasons.
In addition to its own professional productions, the Syracuse Stage is also the primary theater used by the Syracuse University Drama Department.
Marshall Street Records is a record label that produces music from Syracuse area musicians, exclusively.
The label is student-run by members of the Syracuse University Bandier program. David Rezak, the director of the Bandier program within the College of Visual and Performing Arts, founded the program in 1996.
Marshall Street Records signs artists, stays involved with the production of the artists’ albums and books theater-level concerts, most notably two sold-out concerts for the SU –originating band Ra Ra Riot. The label puts on a show featuring all of their electronic and other artists called Electrocuse every year.
734 S. Crouse Avenue
Syracuse, NY, 13210
Faegan’s menu has a large variety of salads and vegetarian friendly options, like a portobello mushroom burgers. It also has traditional burgers, pasta, fish and a chili bowl. The dinner plate prices vary but most stay in the affordable $10 to $12 range. For more information please call the restaurant at (315) 472- 4721.
After 9 pm, Faegan’ s charges from $3 to $5 for admission.
Tuesday: Beer Tour
9pm – $2
Phone: (315) 477-0141
Address: 501 Westcott Street Syracuse, NY 13210
Sunday 7:30 AM – 2:30 PM Monday 7:00 AM – 2:30 PM Tuesday 7:00 AM – 2:30 PM Wednesday 7:00 AM – 2:30 PM Thursday 7:00 AM – 2:30 PM Friday 7:00 AM – 2:30 PM Saturday 7:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Mom’s Diner serves up diner style cuisine. It is a family owned business in which “Mom’s” children decided to share her recipes with the rest of the nation.
Roasted Coffee Beans, Photo Credit: Daten Hamster
Located near the Destiny USA Mall in Syracuse, Bohemian Bean has been making coffee lovers happy since 2005. Bohemian Bean’s mission is to support other local businesses in their effort by doing their part and purchasing their products locally. All of their coffee is locally roasted fair trade/organic from around the world.
Bohemian Bean is known for hosting creative events and having an over all fun atmosphere. Their walls are continuously being updated and decorated with talented artwork of local students and adults from around the area. The artsy decorations and their peculiar cups and teapots definitely give it its different community feel and bohemian vibe.
Right Outside of Phoebe’s, Photo Credit: Jorden Meltz
For a gourmet cup of coffee make your way to Phoebe’s on East Genesee. This restaurant has a small lounge that provides a coffee experience like no other. Their comfy couches make it easy for customers to grab a book and spend the day with just that and a cup of coffee. The fancy seating arrangement, warm shades of burgundy, and lounge decorations give it a welcoming vintage look and feel. They also provide free wifi and have even set up tables for group work or discussions. Phoebe’s is a great place to do some quiet reading and relaxing all over a delicious cup of coffee.
An Assortment of Gelato, Photo Credit: Ian Ransley
Tyme-Out Café is a gluten-free cafe located inside Natur-Tyme grocery market. It is especially known for being vegan friendly. They offer a variety of beverages including smoothies, fruit juices, organic tea, milkshakes, and coffee. Their food menu essentially consists of 3 daily soup options, chili, and a few flavors of gelato. Some of their soup options include zucchini curry or lentil spinach and they offer turkey chili as well as vegetable chili. For vegans, the gelato options are raspberry and blood orange.
A Fresh Cappucino, Photo Credit: Cluri Chaun
If you’re looking to support a local coffee shop, Freedom of Espresso is the place to go. For both long or short coffee breaks, Freedom of Espresso’s friendly customer service and its a relaxing laid back feel to it begs customers to just take a moment and have a seat. While the service is prompt and quick Freedom of Espresso offers a slower paced vibe for when you just need some time off and a place to unwind.