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Syracuse Student Receives Community Service Honor

Meet Samaia Goodrich, the 11-year-old philanthropist and humanitarian tied into one. This diligent sixth grader could be seen packing groceries, along with other volunteers, to distribute door to door to families, as part of Reach Saturday, a project of Abundant Life Christian Center held April 13. After one hour, 400 grocery bags were completed. For Samaia, such activities are a Read More Read More »

Q&A with the Chief :: Part 1, 2 and 3

Meet the Chief Kenton Buckner was sworn in Dec. 3, 2018, as Syracuse’s new chief of police. Buckner, who turned 50 on Feb. 2, sat down with the founder of The Stand, now-retired Syracuse University professor emeritus Steve Davis, at the end of February for a nearly two-hour interview. Buckner’s exclusive interview with The Stand lasted 100 minutes and was Read More Read More »

Current Issue

In this issue, read highlights from The Stand’s exclusive one-on-one Q&A exchange with Syracuse’s new police Chief Kenton Buckner conducted by our founder, Steve Davis. For our cover story, we spoke with former Media Unit alumni who recount their memories of working with Walt Shepperd over the last 43 years, and The Stand is delighted to add long-time columnist Jeff Read More Read More »

Rooted in Activism

Aggie Lane has worked to fight racism for decades with the Urban Jobs Task Force Read More »

Careers in Code

Hack Upstate launches coding bootcamp for Syracuse women and minorities Even the most tech-challenged can appreciate the simple logic behind Careers in Code, a computer bootcamp booting up in downtown Syracuse: Identify women and minorities who need a career boost and show aptitude with computers. Give them 24 weeks of intensive, no-cost instruction. Throw in a free laptop for each Read More Read More »

Enlighten, Engage and Empower

Sisters Empowering Sisters Meets for 15th Consecutive Year Each time someone said “Hey ladies!” the response “She Ready!” erupted from 150 girls in the room. The phrase was meant to teach girls ranging in age from 13 to 18 attending the two-day Sisters Empowering Sisters Conference that they are ready for any challenge. The “Sisters Empowering Sisters: Yesterday, Today…Tomorrow” annual Read More Read More »