Posts Tagged ‘Christina Sterbenz’

As a loyal South Campus resident and cheapskate, I shop at Tops. I’m often disappointed with the quality or prices of the produce, especially organic produce. Well, local resident and founder of Farmshed CNY, Neil Miller, has given us a solution. At the end of March, he released a Community Supported Agriculture Directory. This document provides a connection between CNY residents and local farmers. Each farmer within the directory will offer a kind of subscription package that provides customers with a plethora of tasty, local food. Some of the farmers will even strike a deal with you personally to grow the types of vegetables or other food you want. I’ve always wanted my own farm boy! I hope he looks like that dude from the Princess Bride

-Christina Sterbenz

Do you love music? Do you hate AIDS? If you answered yes to either of these questions, head to Hendricks Chapel this Thursday at 10 pm. Groovestand, Main Squeeze, The Mandarins, Orange Appeal, Oy Capella, and Redemption will perform a free concert, and donations will benefit Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS.

-Christina Sterbenz

Nicki Minaj tweeted earlier today that the video for her track “Super Bass” will premiere this Wednesday on BET’s 106&Park, a top-ten hip-hop music video show, similar to TRL. We all know what that means: more wigs.

In the video for “Your Love,” which has an oriental-vibe, Nicki wore a sleek, black wig with angular cuts and bangs as well as an up-do complete with chopsticks. Halfway through her performance, she surprises watchers by appearing in a short style with bangs that looks a little bit like those of Cruella Deville.

“Knock-Out,” a duet Minaj did with Lil’ Wayne, shows Nicki in a wig with three different colors: blonde, cotton candy blue, and pink. That doesn’t make me want to jam to your song, Nicki. It just makes me hungry.

Lastly, “Moment 4 Life,” a newer track which features Drake, opens with Nicki as a princess in a long, natural black wig. She later dons a similar pink one, staying true to her image as Barbie. I highly doubt that hair dye even existed in Cinderella’s time. Get your facts straight, Nicki.

What style or color will she rock in her latest video? I guess, the world will have to wait until Wednesday at 6:00 on channel 29 locally. Until then, brainstorm some ideas with People Magazine.

-Christina Sterbenz

If you ever walk across the Quad (basically, if you ever go to class), you may have noticed some recently sprayed graffiti on the sidewalk. No, SU doesn’t have a vandalism problem. First Year Players, the student-run musical theatre organization here, has decided to use the space as free advertising for their spring musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

Performances begin Thursday April 14 at 8 p.m. in the Goldstein Auditorium and continue until Saturday. Just to clarify, since there are about 5 locations on campus named Goldstein, this one is in Schine. Tickets are four dollars with an SU ID and seven dollars as general admission at the box office. #W-I-N-N-I-N-G

-Christina Sterbenz

In emergency situations, we need to resuscitate the radio.

For those times when my iPod dies or I can’t access via laptop, I turn to the radio. Especially in the car, that mix CD I made gets a little overplayed.  Sometimes I forgot that essentially an entire playlist of songs shuffled by genre awaits me at the push of a button. I know most of the stations in my hometown, but for some reason, I never got around to learning them here in Syracuse. For those of you in the same boat, I did a little research. Listed below are the radio stations in Syracuse worthy of your attention: (more…)

Denny’s has decided to host a promotion that pays homage to one of mankind’s great loves—bacon. I’m thrilled someone finally realized the mystical powers that fried strips of pork bring to the table. The new menu offers the typical dishes such as bacon and eggs and  BLTs but also more unconventional cholesterol-loaded creations, such as bacon meatloaf and a bacon sundae. Yes, a bacon sundae. One last reason why this promotion kicks ass: the name mimics Saturnalia, essentially a week-long drunken orgy in ancient Rome. Enjoy that side dish of culture…with your bacon.

-Christina Sterbenz

If you can move your fingers at rapid speeds, you might want to read this.

Whoa, I meant above the waist. Get your head out of the gutter. Dan Crane, author of To Air Is Human: One Man’s Quest to Become the World’s Greatest Air Guitarist, will host Syracuse’s first air guitar competition at the Red House Arts Center, located at 201 W. Salina St. The competition is free and open to everyone. Those interested should email Sydney Hutchinson at to register for the event on April 22 at 7:30 p.m. You will also need to bring a one-minute song on CD to use during your routine. The winner will win a spot at the U.S. Air Guitar Regional Competition in Boston in June 7. Good luck fingering! That’s what she said.

-Christina Sterbenz

Don’t let USC take the lead in voyeurism.

Someone had sex on a roof. Wait, why does this qualify as news? Regardless, a brother of the Kappa Sigma fraternity at the University of Southern California fucked some chick on top of an academic building, and of course, someone with the perfect view happened to have a camera and documented the whole shebang (pun intended). I hope he wore a Trojan. Okay, enough with the puns, but that got me thinking about the best places to hook up at Syracuse. If you’re into that sort of thing and don’t mind the possibility of a scandal, try one of these:


People love their counterculture and all the ridiculously expensive fashion that comes with it. Sorry Snooki, but your diamond studded sunglasses for the blind haven’t really made an impact with East Coast college kids. We’re all about the Ray-Bans, or if you’re like me and think 150 bucks could go toward beer or food, the Fay-Bans. I personally have two pairs, one tie-dye and the other flowered, from Macy’s.

Well, I predict a new pair of protective lenses on the market—CRAP Eyewear. Potentially inspired by Ke$ha and half the price of a pair of Ray-Bans, CRAP Eyewear boasts collection names like “The Nudie Mag” and “The Juan Jovi.” These thick-framed, mirrored-lenses could really go either way at this point. Whether the hipster crowd, the bros, or the just plain d-bags take a liking to these babies, I’m personally glad Ray-Ban has a challenger. Considering the picture involves Natty Light instead of Pabst, I think we can exclude the hipsters.

-Christina Sterbenz

Forgive me for being a child of the 90s, but I really don’t remember a time when MTV actually played music. I didn’t start watching the station until the age of TRL and shitty reality shows. Even now, I agree that both of those have gone downhill in the last decade. I’m still in disbelief that anyone would want to watch You’re Cut Off, a show about a gaggle of squawking rich brats, famous in their own minds for absolutely no reason. MTV, however, has had a few successes for which I willingly offer praise. The Buried Life is one of these rare instances. During the two seasons of the show, four endearing, genuine guys traveled across the country in a purple bus named Penelope and attempted to accomplish items from their 100-item bucket list. Every time they cross something off that list, they help a random stranger reach one of their lifelong dreams.

Sometimes hysterical and always meaningful, The Buried Life offered a message of compassion and reciprocity absent from many other reality shows. I would marry any one of the guys. Lucky for me and all other hopelessly delusional collegiate females, the boys from The Buried Life have decided to bring their talents to various universities across the country on a speaking tour. Their Facebook lists the specific dates, but unfortunately, my future husbands neglected to give Syracuse a spot. Other New York universities did, however, make the list. Anyone down for a roadtrip?

– Christina Sterbenz