Director’s Blog

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This special anniversary issue features our new Fatherhood Series, offering a look at a recently started fatherhood initiative launched by Onondaga County. Other stories include: an update on the city’s plan to provide FiOS, an exclusive interview with Mark Muhammad and special features for our anniversary. Our cover design even features our board members’ favorite covers of the past five ... Read More »

Current Issue

As The Stand’s 5-Year Anniversary approaches, we take a look back at milestones  in a special timeline. We also hear from our Director on her top 5 moments from the past five years and hear from two past contributors on just what writing for The Stand has meant to them. And in honor of Black History Month, The Stand’s February ... Read More »

Current Issue

In our Winter issue, our cover story is on David Hills, who works as an outreach worker with S.N.U.G. — guns spelled backward. After serving prison time himself for a shooting, he now strives to stop people from killing. Another feature looks at recent changes at Kirk Park and the progress The New Dunbar Center has made in reopening. Click ... Read More »

Current Issue

In our November issue, our cover story is on the recent Cardboard Challenge held at Beauchamp Branch Library where youth got to use their imaginations to turn the library into a cardboard arcade. Another feature article looks at the South Side’s unique Harlow Park founded by Carmen Harlow as an athletic space to honor athletes and youth. Also featured is ... Read More »

Current Issue

This summer, The Stand offered a new storytelling series — From Where We Stand — in which South Side and West Side residents shared their families’ summer stories through photos. The participants’ photos will continue to be on display through mid-October in the Link Gallery at Syracuse University’s Cantor Warehouse in downtown. The gallery is based on the ground floor ... Read More »

Current Print Issue

This summer, The Stand offered a new storytelling series — From Where We Stand — in which South Side and West Side residents shared their families’ summer stories through photos. We invite you to view participants’ photos during a final gallery reception for the project being held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, at the Link Gallery at the Nancy ... Read More »

Collection of Photo Walk Images

On Saturday, July 26, 10 participants set out on The Stand’s Fifth annual Photo Walk. Photowalking is the act of walking with a camera for the main purpose of taking pictures of things that the photographer may find interesting. It is also a social event organized for the purpose of having fun, improving one’s photography skills and exploring a neighborhood. ... Read More »

Current Issue

Our Summer Print Issue features a profile on Sam Wright, a chef with Meals on Wheels of Syracuse. Also in the issue read a special guest column by Syracuse University students completing a course in Food Studies called “Feeding the City: Urban Food Systems.” Their work aided in the efforts in a new sustainability workshop series offered this year by ... Read More »

Current Issue

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 ... Read More »

Current Issue

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 them with #SSReads. My favorite ... Read More »