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Girls Night

Girls Inc. held a girls-only ’80s-themed dance party to give females a space to let loose, exercise and have fun Cyndi Lauper blasted on the speakers, while a group of six teenage girls danced together in a small semi-circle in a strobe-lit auditorium at YWCA’s Girls Inc., located at 401 Douglas St., on Thursday night, March 10. Girls Inc., a ... Read More »

Introduction to Superintendent Candidates

Corcoran High School’s halls hummed on two successive nights last week, as local residents jammed the cafeteria to meet the final two candidates for the job of Syracuse City School Superintendent. The school board may vote as early as Wednesday, March 9, to fill the position from which Dan Lowengard will retire in June. Read More »

Reporters for the South Side Find Familiar Stories in Grahamstown

A group from The Stand spent 11 days in South Africa, telling stories about the interesting culture and people who live there Over Syracuse University’s winter break, 13 of us packed up and went halfway around the world to Grahamstown, South Africa, which is on the country’s Eastern Cape. The group included myself, The Stand’s Director Ashley Kang and another ... Read More »

Cougar Chemistry

For the fourth straight year, Corcoran’s ice hockey team has made it to the playoffs Whenever Pat Standford is wearing shoes instead of skates, he is reminded Syracuse is not a hockey town. The senior captain of the Corcoran High School hockey team jokes that fellow students see him and seem surprised their school even has a team. Yet Corcoran ... Read More »

Artist Against Violence

Carrie Mae Weems says that she does not need to speak to make a difference — she can craft photographic images and weave them into a local culture in a way that can make an impact louder than words. Read More »

Reliving History

Dunbar Association’s archival display documents its social advocacy Though unknown to many in the Syracuse community, the Dunbar Association, Inc., 1453 S. State St., has more than 1,000 items in its archive that chronicles the rich history of African-Americans in Syracuse. The archive contains everything from newspaper clippings on the organization to letters from civil rights leaders, such as Martin ... Read More »

Last Chance to See Breland Photos

Scores of photographs providing a visual retrospective of African-American life in Central New York, titled, “Black Syracuse & Beyond,” will be on display to the public at Syracuse University’s Schine Student Center through March 3. The pictures, taken by South Side resident Richard Breland, illustrate the people, businesses and community life of the city’s African-American neighborhoods, including the long-defunct 15th ... Read More »