Syracuse Stories

The Orange story has thousands of chapters. Discover some of the people, programs, and research that fuel Syracuse University's undeniable spirit.

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Veteran Rob Rivera Aims to Inspire New First Responders

Be Orange | By Jay Cox

To inspire the next generation of public servants, Robert Rivera G’18, G’19 shares his experiences as an Army veteran, EMT, and a Team Rubicon volunteer.

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What Angie Pati Has Learned About Effective Leadership

Be Orange | By Jay Cox

Angie Pati has conducted Alzheimer’s and malaria research, trained as an EMT, worked in multiple countries, and served as Student Association Vice President on her path to learning what it takes to make real change happen.

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Yaqi Kang Takes Community Seriously in the Snow City

Be Orange | By Jay Cox

Yaqi Kang embraced her role as a representative of the Chinese and international student communities during her time at Syracuse (雪城大学), and welcomed opportunities to learn about differing cultural viewpoints.

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Runner Justyn Knight on the Value of Unrealistic Goals

Be Orange | By Jay Cox

As the greatest distance runner in Syracuse Athletics history, Justyn Knight realizes that enormous hard work, dedication, training, and tactical skills are required to compete and win.

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Alumna Kristen Unangst Embodies the Orange Spirit

Be Orange | By Jay Cox

Kristen Unangst excelled as Syracuse's mascot Otto, as a supply chain management and finance major in the Whitman School, and by making the most of every opportunity the university could provide.

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Junior Megan Forbes Hones Her Craft as a Designer

Be Orange | By Jay Cox

Megan Forbes entered college with an eye for creative problem-solving and is developing her craft through Syracuse's communications design major at the College of Visual and Performing Arts.

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