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Volunteer Draws on Past to Change the Future for South Side Youth

Coach Dale Johnson called in his youth soccer team after a Sunday afternoon practice this spring, as they begged for more time on the field. “Just 10 more minutes!” said Prem Baidya, 14, a member of Johnson’s under-16 soccer team. Read More »

Celebrating 125 Years of Creating a More United Community

Syracuse Rescue Mission holds prayer breakfast to commemorate historic efforts Sept. 4, 2012 marked the 125th anniversary of the Syracuse Rescue Mission and its commitment to helping community members in need. As part of a string of celebrations, this morning the Rescue Mission held a prayer breakfast for various members, volunteers and donors—along with pastors and other church figures from ... Read More »

Corcoran Grad Finds His Footing as College Football Player

Travon Burke’s grades started slipping during this past spring semester at Syracuse University. Without good enough grades, the Corcoran High School grad wouldn’t be able to play football. And with spring football practices starting, making up for lost ground was looking like a daunting task. Then Burke’s running backs coach, Tyrone Wheatley, stepped in. “He told me to call my ... Read More »

South Side Church Deacon Gives Back to His Home Community

Bobby Hudgins hasn’t lived on the South Side since 1997. But it’s still home. “Home” is New Hope Missionary Baptist Church on West Lafayette Avenue, a church he’s attended since 1973. “We’ve got roots here,” he said of himself and his wife, Mary, “so we keep coming here every Sunday morning.” Read More »

South Sider Shares Positive Outlook on Life with Those Around Her

There are few age lines on her face and there is a brightness in her eyes that makes you feel warm and comfortable.  She wears a silver necklace with a cross. And when the words “breast cancer” are brought up, she looks up and thanks God for allowing her to live. At 73 years old, Emma McDonald is a recent ... Read More »

September Issue

Issue No. 20 of The Stand is packed with 20 pages of South Side profiles, spotlights and vivid photos from this summer’s Third annual South Side Photo Walk. In our Strolling the South Side feature, visit Kirk Park and meet the recently formed Kirk Park Association, who are working to improve and upgrade the park. Also featured are a series ... Read More »

Strolling the South Side

New Kirk Park Association unites to improve park’s appearance Kirk Park stands out among recreational parks in Syracuse because of its rich history, and people in the neighborhood have set out to rehabilitate the park from the ground up. Read More »

Against the Wall

Underground rapper Real Talk opens up about his craft — grindin’ Justin Makarushka, also known as battle rapper “Real Talk” and “Justin The Lyricist,” has been called one of the most intricate writers in upstate New York’s battle rap movement. Justin is best known for battling in Grind Time Now, the World’s Largest Hip Hop Battle League. He is one ... 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 »

Bystanders Respond to Sudden Collapse, Hailed as Heroes

Imagine you are in downtown Syracuse on your way to an event when you see a man staggering along the sidewalk. He walks unsteadily towards the intersection, falls over the hood of a car and collapses onto the sidewalk. You ask if he is OK, but he does not respond. What should you do? Read More »