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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 local rapper Seth Dollar and hear from Syracuse’s Green Party.
Find copies of our free community paper distributed throughout the South Side, or feel free to contact The Stand’s Director Ashley Kang at ashley@mysouthsidestand to request a stack or suggest a story idea.
When was your last mammogram? Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer detected among women in the United States. African-American females experience higher death rates from breast cancer than any other racial or ethnic group.
South Side residents find fresh produce under a tent at Store for a Day
A chill hung in the air as a light rain fell on the South Side one recent Saturday morning. With his back to a white tent and several crates of fruit, Howie Hawkins fretted that the damp weather would scare off potential customers of Store for a Day.
“There are a lot of factors playing into what we’re doing,” said Hawkins, a board member of the now-shuttered Eat 2 Live Food Co-op on the South Side. “I would like to think the weather won’t do any harm, but I’m really not sure at this point.”
Hawkins and others organized Store for a Day to bring fresh produce to Syracuse’s South Side in the absence of Eat 2 Live, which opened last October at 2323 S. Salina St. and closed at the end of the year. Since it began, Eat 2 Live was fraught with funding issues, managerial problems and tight grant deadlines. The re-opening date has been pushed several times, and a new date has not been set.
Syracuse’s Underground Poetry Spot holds poetry slam anniversary
Members of the Underground Poetry Spot performed original slam poetry pieces covering themes of love, relationships, authenticity and depression during its fifth anniversary show held Friday, Sept. 19, at Syracuse Stage.
Seneca Wilson founded UPS in September of 2009. It was a way for him to engage with poets in the community and inspire people to perform their own spoken words pieces.