Colleges / Histories / Main Campus

History of sweatshop protests at SU, 2000-2001


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

Faegan’s Pub
Area / Food / Marshall Street

Faegan’s Pub



734 S. Crouse Avenue

Syracuse, NY, 13210

Phone Number:

(315) 472-4721


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.

Cover Charge

After 9 pm, Faegan’ s charges from $3 to $5 for admission.


Tuesday: Beer Tour

9pm – $2

10pm- $2.25

Mom’s Diner
Food / Westcott

Mom’s Diner


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.

Coffee & Tea / Erie Boulevard / Food

Tyme-Out Café


An Assortment of Gelato, Photo Credit: Ian Ransley

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.

Armory Square / Coffee & Tea / Dining / Food / Uncategorized

Provisions Bakery

Provisions Bakery is a small, friendly bakery that creates an atmosphere great for a quick stop or a break away from a busy day. It is located at 216 Walton Street and is open 7:30 am – 3 pm, Monday through Friday and serves breakfast from 7:30 – 11:30 am and lunch from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm. Provisions Bakery has been at the same location since 1988 and takes pride in its made-from-scratch, day-to-day recipes at sweet prices. A neat part of this bakery is its changing artwork created by local artists that is switched every few months. The selection of goodies ranges from oversized cookies, bar cookies, breads, muffins, scones, danish, and samplings of desserts. During the holidays Provisions offers a special selection of added cookies and desserts. The bakery also has a special each day consisting of 2 eggs, toast, homefries and coffee, as well as an omelet of the day, whole wheat pancakes and other baked breakfast goods. For lunch there is something new everyday but includes a set menus of soups, salads, sandwiches and pizza. The best touch is the sandwiches are all made using fresh bread baked fresh each day right on premise.

Armory Square / Coffee & Tea / Food / Uncategorized

Freedom of Espresso

Freedom of Espresso in Armory Square is a quaint and clean coffee shop located at 144 Walton St. The gold-ish bright walls and interesting bright artwork make for a relaxing but upbeat café, perfect for the college student. Freedom of Espresso has small tables and chairs along with a bar by the window. The stainless-steel touches of appliances add for a modern look. Its menu consists of a large variety of coffee, espresso and tea-related beverages including, lattes, cappuccinos, mochas and more. With many options of specific coffees, each cup is made perfectly for your individual want by their team of trained baristas. The beans Freedom of Espresso uses for its drinks are locally roasted and at the height of fresh flavor. The hours are Monday thru Friday 6 am – 7 pm, Saturday 7 am – 7 pm and Sunday 8 am – 6 pm. For that rare Syracuse sun, it also has outdoor seating on the front patio! Freedom of Espresso has 3 other locations around the Syracuse area including 403 First Street in Liverpool, 128 West Genesee Street in Fayetteville and 115 Solar Street in Franklin Square.

Armory Square / Shopping / Uncategorized

Elsbeth Rose

Elsbeth Rose is a boutique in historic Armory Square. Located at 191 Walton Street, Elsbeth Rose is around the corner from its previous location, but still next to Starbucks, just on the opposite side. The boutique is open from 11 am – 6 pm Monday through Thursday, and 11 am – 7 pm Friday and Saturday. It’s closed on Sunday. Armory Square itself is an exceptional place for shopping and dining, and Elsbeth Rose adds a wonderful touch. Located across from the museum of Science and Technology, this boutique is home to clothing labels – Ronen Chen, Cut Loose, and Hazel – that are not available in most department stores. There are also selections of styles from several small U.S. and European designers. Not just clothing, Elsbeth Rose offers vintage home goods, local hand-made jewelry, scarves, wraps, belts and shoes. The atmosphere at Elsbeth Rose is warm and welcoming, with a small and cozy layout. Elsbeth Rose specializes in current classics and attention to detail, and is geared more to women in their 30’s and 40’s. If you visit its website Elsbeth Rose also has a blog offering fashion hints for the upcoming season.

Dining / Food / Marshall Street / Uncategorized

Varsity Pizza

Varsity Pizza, commonly known as “Varsity,” is located on South Crouse Avenue, directly across from Marshall Street. Varsity is themed for the ‘Cuse, sporting orange and blue with an interior of eclectic fanfare of the different Syracuse Athletic teams. The atmosphere of Varsity is its college charm, with blue leather booths and laid back tables. Even though pizza is its name, Varsity is not strictly a pizzeria, offering an abundance of grub including deli sandwiches, hot sandwiches and salads. Of course, Varsity boasts a wide variety of pizza with all kinds of toppings and meats for made-to-order meals. Varsity’s phone number is 251-478-1235 and is open Monday through Thursday from 9 am – 9 pm and Friday 9am – 10pm. Saturday and Sunday the restaurant opens at 11 am and closes at 10pm.

Area / Dining / Food / Westcott

Alto Cinco

Alto Cinco, credit Jordan P.

Alto Cinco. Photo by Jordan Plesser.

Alto Cinco

(315) 472-3633 526 Westcott St. Syracuse, NY


Sunday 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Monday – Saturday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM

There is a limited late night menu from 11:00 PM – 2:00 AM but the dining room is not open during these hours

Alto Cinco began from a desire to make food that was delicious, and to create an enjoyable atmosphere. It is their wish that customers return because you like their food and enjoyed the experience there. Making fresh and delicious food is their top priority.

Area / Dining / Food / Westcott


Dorian's. Photo by Jordan Plesser.

Dorian’s. Photo by Jordan Plesser.


(315) 741-3028 534 Westcott Street Syracuse, NY 13210


Sunday-Thursday 11:00 AM – 1:15 AM

Friday -Saturday 11:00 AM – 2:15 AM

Dorian’s serves deli/pizza style cuisine. It is available for delivery, take-out, or dine-in (without waiter service). Features include family style, free delivery, and open 7 days a week. Cash, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express are accepted.