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Our April Print Issue features a profile on Patrice Williams, a Corcoran track start known as “The Silent Bullet.”
The issue also reflects on the contributions of our late board member John A. Young, who passed away at the end of February. He joined the board shortly after our initial launch party in 2010 and was an active member supporting our community newspaper.
Also in the issue read a special guest column by youth from Pretty Girls Rock about bullying, hear updates on expansion plans for the Mary Nelson Youth Center and get to know Syracuse Grows and Syracuse Community Geography.
The April print issue will be out this weekend or you can download a full pdf here.
Last Friday, April 18, Syracuse police reported five heroin overdoses in the previous 24 hours. Also on Friday, ACR Health hosted a Training of Trainers for the education and distribution of the life-saving prescription drug, naloxone or Narcan, which reverses heroin overdoses within minutes.
Thirty-four staff and peer educators from ACR’s nine-county region took part in the training session facilitated by Dr. Laura Martin, DO of St. Josephs Family Physicians.
The Stand is sad to share that board member John A. Young passed away Feb. 27.
I first met John four years ago at The Stand’s launch party before our very first print issue came out. He was enthusiastic about our community newspaper project and eager to be a part of it. John quickly joined our board in 2010 and began to bring ideas and outreach to the project.
John was a U.S. Army veteran, honorably serving his country for 26 years, and served as a photojournalist at the Pentagon. His journalism experience and photography skills played a major role in his efforts at the paper. He was eager to share story ideas and provide photography tips at our annual photo walks.
The Southside Academy Charter School found a new way to promote critical thinking in its classrooms and it’s in a way that no other school in the Syracuse City School District has tried.
The charter school now offers a philosophy class to its eighth graders in the junior honors society. The class is held every Friday and is taught by Syracuse University Professor Dr. Mark Heller and three philosophy doctoral students: Amy Massoud, Jake Greenblum and Preston Werner.