Director’s Blog

Current Issue

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 Festival of Nations at Onondaga ... Read More »

Summer Issue

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 us know. Our reporters also ... Read More »

General Interest Meeting

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 involved. We are always looking ... Read More »

Current Issue

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 ... Read More »

Current Issue

  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 next Strolling the South Side ... Read More »

Current Issue & Reith Appearance

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 children together. Read More »

October Workshop

This Saturday, The South Side Newspaper Project will offer a twist on the usual journalism workshop when we let readers go Behind the Scenes of The Stand. 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 ... Read More »

Current Issue

New staff reporter Natalie Caceres and The Stand’s Community Correspondent Keith Muhammad worked together to contribute October’s Cover Story and appeared on WCNY’s “Reith” Show Wednesday, Oct. 3. If you missed the pair’s appearance, you can watch the video here. Read More »

August WCNY Appearance

Ashley Kang, Syracuse University’s Community Newspaper Coordinator and The Stand Director, along with SU journalism student Sarah Taddeo appeared on WCNY’s Reith Show Monday, Aug. 27, to talk about the upcoming September issue of The Stand and a special magazine edition of the Near Westside Insider. Read More »

Jim Reith Show Appearance

Mike Greenlar, photographer with The Syracuse Post-Standard and volunteer with this year’s Photo Walk, and Ashley Kang appeared on WCNY’s Jim Reith Show Friday, July 27, to talk about the Third annual Photo Walk and upcoming plans for The South Side Newspaper Project. If you missed the segment, you can watch it online here. Read More »