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Gear Up Campus Visit Inspiring

Terry Webb Jr. wasn’t interested in SUNY Oswego at all. Last year, the 16-year-old Syracuse native went to the state college hoping to find programs in technical engineering or math science. He came away unimpressed. This year, Webb went on another trip, this time to a campus right down the street: Syracuse University. Read More »

A Grandmother's Voice

R. Deborah Davis, a professor at SUNY Oswego and grandmother of seven, speaks with The Stand’s community reporter and retired teacher Evelyn Williams about her grandchildren, their education through the Syracuse City School District and the obstacles they have had to overcome. Davis continues to “push” her youngest grandchildren to continue their educations despite the failures she see in our ... Read More »

Hope is Supermarket will Revitalize South Side

The leaders of an effort to get a grocery store on the South Side were short on answers but long on optimism in a public meeting Thursday night, Nov. 19, at the Southwest Community Center. Walt Dixie, executive director of Jubilee Homes of Syracuse, Inc. and leader of the Neighborhood Supermarket Initiative, stressed that the meeting was only preliminary, but ... Read More »

South Side Meeting for new Supermarket

Residents of Syracuse’s South Side meet and share ideas with Jubilee Homes, which is planning on establishing a supermarket for the South Side. – Video shot by John Garcia, master’s student at S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications Read More »

Corcoran Graduate Speaks at Peace Conference

Le Moyne College played host to the Central New York Peace Studies Consortium’s 21st annual Peace Studies Conference Saturday, Nov. 14. The theme of this year’s conference was “Youth, Drugs, Violence and Gangs: Global, national and local challenges.” Panel discussions covered issues such as developing peaceful learning environments, group building, education in detention centers and reintegrating prisoners into the community. Read More »

Big Turnout for Youth Fair

Mary Nelson’s second annual Youth Day Fair received an excellent turnout, and while it was only my first time attending this event, I’m sure it won’t be my last. The event was held at The Oncenter  and featured performances by local youth throughout Syracuse. Some of the performances included chorus singing, a step team, band selections and cultural dance. In six separate, spacious aisles, ... Read More »

South Side Poll Workers Full of Enthusiasm

It’s Election Day in Syracuse. While this year’s election may not be as glamorous as last year’s Presidential Election, it’s still important. Across the city voters will decide on a new mayor and several common council seats, among other issues. At three South Side polling locations, Beauchamp Branch Library, Engine House No. 8 and Danforth Magnet Middle School, turn out ... Read More »

Q&A with Common Council Candidates

The Stand Speaks to candidates Thomas Seals and Howie Hawkins running for the 4th District in Syracuse, which encompasses downtown, University Hill, the near East Side and the South Side. Residents can vote for either candidate and others on Tuesday, Nov. 3, during the general election. Read More »

Hopes of a Legacy: Mary Nelson's Ladies

In the back of a local youth center on the South Side of Syracuse, a 20-year-old woman is making a positive impact on the lives of girls hoping to entertain the crowd at their next public event. While talking with Sadiyqah Nixon, head coach of the step team dubbed “Mary Nelson’s Ladies” (M.N.L ), she gives details of her past, ... Read More »