Our Winter print issue features a photo spread from the 2013 Onondaga City Scholastic Chess Championship. The event brought together parents and children from schools throughout Syracuse and as far away as Buffalo. The issue also spotlights the Syracuse Housing Authority’s accomplishments as the organization comes up on its 75th anniversary, we check back in with [...]
Our November cover story highlights the work of Vanessa Johnson — the founder of Syracuse Africa Bound, an organization that strives to educate youth about African culture. This issue also features a piece on the South Side Innovation Center, which recently received a $75,000 grant from an international financial services company, a look at the [...]
This Summer Issue features four profiles of community members. We take this opportunity each year to offer this special profile series, which expands on The Stand’s regular “Achiever” feature. The Stand is all about people who are contributing to the South Side community. If you have a nomination for our regular “Achiever” profile, please let [...]
This week, The Stand will offer its final General Interest Meeting. This free event will be offered at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at the South Side Communication Center located at 2331 S. Salina St. The session will allow residents interested in the paper to meet with The Stand to learn ways you can get [...]
In our February issue, meet our latest South Side Achiever Jameel Shareef who is succeeding at Syracuse University. The print issue is out now or you can download a full pdf here. Also read about a recently released book — “A Place We Call Home: Gender, Race, and Justice in Syracuse” — that chronicles the [...]
Our Winter issue, which came out Dec. 1, shares many stories of people in our community working to make a lasting impression. If you want a sneak peek, click on the cover to download a full pdf. Staff reporter Natalie Caceres worked with Paul Grace, known as Corcoran High School‘s historian, to discuss her [...]
Undergraduate staff reporter Tyler Greenawalt and graduate photography student Taylor Baucom worked together to contribute the Cover Story for the upcoming issue. Both appeared on WCNY’s “Reith” Show Tuesday, Oct. 30. November’s cover story spotlights Akilah Cage the creator of the Young and Talented Performing Arts Kompany. Her program works to bring parents and their [...]
This free event is offered from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 20, at the South Side Communication Center located at 2331 S. Salina St.
Syracuse University reporting students will share how they develop their story ideas, and they’ll describe the process they follow to put together an article for the print issue. Community correspondents and The Stand board members will also be on hand to share an inside perspective on how this community newspaper is run.
Green Party gains support, pushes alternative third-party platform
Even if they failed to capture decisive political ground in the November elections, local Green Party politicians are pledging to push for issues such as job creation that they say will help the South Side.
“During the upcoming year, one way or another, we’re going to make the governor and the state government squirm, because they have not provided the policies that were promised, and that is why we are in a financial crisis,” said Howie Hawkins, the Green Party contender for the 4th District Common Council.
Event’s sole honoree Syracuse Police Chief
Police Chief Frank Fowler was clearly infuriated. As one news account reported, Fowler’s voice was quivering in anger as he spoke during a press conference about the senseless, unprovoked beating death of a 70-year-old man outside a local convenience store. At his personal and emotional urging as well as the cooperation of witnesses, an arrest was made in the case within 48 hours. The outcome was a recent example of Fowler’s passion for breaking the city’s string of violent crimes that will be recognized at 6 p.m. Dec. 14 during the 100 Black Men of Syracuse’s sixth annual banquet.