Happy Anniversary

Happy Anniversary

South Side Newspaper Project Reflects on Five Years

Keynote speaker Sean Kirst speaks. | Photo by Aaron Nah, a master’s photography student at the Newhouse School

The South Side Newspaper Project held its five-year anniversary party for The Stand newspaper Saturday, March 21, at the South Side Innovation Center.

The event welcomed Keynote Speaker Sean Kirst, an award-winning columnist for Syracuse Media Group and a Stand reader.

Kirst spoke about the importance of community journalism and on how The Stand has been there to tell countless stories from the South Side neighborhood. “Every child is a story; every story is a treasure,” he said.

During the event, The Stand also received a proclamation from Sen. David Valesky’s office. Craig Wilson, community liaison for Sen. Valesky, read and presented the proclamation.

Also, a video produced by ITC media student Vernon Macklin featuring each of The Stand’s board members debuted.

The paper published its first print issue of The Stand in March of 2010.

 

 

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Ceikaiyia Cheeks receives a piece of cake during The Stand’s Fifth Anniversary Celebration held March 21, 2015 at the South Side Innovation Center. She is joined by her mom Felicia Robertson. | Photo by Aaron Nah, a master’s photography student at the Newhouse School

The Stand Community Correspondent Brenda Muhammad chats with The Stand board member and A Friendly Five columnist Reggie Seigler during The Stand’s Fifth Anniversary Celebration held March 21, 2015. | Photo by Aaron Nah, a master’s photography student at the Newhouse School

 

The Stand’s Fifth Anniversary Celebration provided slices of marble cake from Biscotti Cafe to all attendees. | Photo by Aaron Nah, a master’s photography student at the Newhouse School