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 [...]
March is National Reading Month, thus we encourage everyone on the South Side to read more. To start, dive into our March issue when it comes out March 1 or download the pdf here. And in celebration of National Reading Month, send us titles of your favorite books and quotes on Twitter @MySouthSide and tag [...]
Our February print issue features an in-depth look at the city’s Citizen Review Board and spotlights on the top six students at Corcoran High School. The issue also features updates about the vision that Common Councilor Khalid Bey and other city officials have to turn South Salina Street into a hub for small businesses and [...]
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 lives of 14 women living on the South Side through photographs. In addition the issue features a profile on the Legendary Blacklites and local business 7 Styles Convenience Store and Deli.
You can find copies of our free community paper distributed throughout the South Side, or feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request a stack or suggest a story idea.
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.