Author Archives: Ashley Kang

A Year in Review

Let’s look back at highlights for The Stand from 2022. Last Winter, the first class of high school students from the Syracuse Journalism Lab graduated. The Stand is proud to be a partner with the Syracuse Press Club and the media program at the Institute of Technology at Syracuse Central to inspire the next generation of budding journalists. I am ... Read More »

Winter Edition

Our 90th print edition features cover art by Robert Shetterly, an American artist who is best known for his portrait series, “Americans Who Tell the Truth.” Shetterly’s series now includes local anti-violence activist Clifford Ryan. The Stand’s Director, Ashley Kang, was commissioned to write Ryan’s bio to accompany his depiction in this national portrait series. It is republished on Page ... Read More »

New Design for City Flag Sought

Submissions will be accepted through Feb. 17, 2023 Staff Report Adapt CNY is now accepting submissions from the public for a new city flag design. Members of the public are encouraged to submit designs to the Flag Redesign Committee, which can be done electronically at Find paper submission forms at libraries, community centers and other civic spaces throughout the ... Read More »

City Launches New Resident Engagement Webpage

Staff Report The city of Syracuse has a new online tool for residents to get involved in local government and the community. The new “Resident Engagement” webpage makes it easier for people to learn about35 agencies, boards, commissions and committees affiliated with the city. Residents can also find open volunteer opportunities. The easy-to-use portal, available at, also lets users ... Read More »

Rescue Mission Seeks Volunteers for 2022 Holiday Season

Staff Report After two years of adapting holiday celebrations around pandemic restrictions, the Rescue Mission is eager to welcome back volunteers to assist with Thanksgiving and Christmas festivities. There are daily volunteer opportunities for all ages both on and offsite. Specific holiday volunteer opportunities include: Nov. 9: Rescue Mission Pie Bake (all ages, under 18 accompanied by an adult)Thanksgiving Day (Nov. ... Read More »

City to host Three Input Sessions for Future South Side Park Improvements

Staff Report The Department of Parks, Recreation & Youth Programs has scheduled three public input sessions to seek ideas for future South Side park improvements. With close to $1 million of upcoming project opportunities, the department is encouraging community input to assist with the planning process. Each session will include information boards designed for the public to review and provide ... Read More »


An information vacuum and the overturning of Roe v. Wade has led to an increase of disinformation on women’s reproductive health  Read More »

Photo Contest Winners Announced

Sunday evening, 24 winning images and 17 local photographers were recognized for best capturing our 2022 Syracuse summer. The Stand’s annual Photo Bash opened with a celebration of winners, with Michael John Heagerty serving as MC and presenting prizes to finalists at Wildflowers Armory. By dusk, attendees paraded their way — led by UNiTY Street Band — to the Everson ... Read More »

A Tiny Home for Two

By Piper Starnes There’s a new home on West Ostrander Avenue in Syracuse’s Brighton neighborhood. What was once an empty house, engulfed by overgrown trees and high grass, is now a charming, beige and pale green home with patio chairs and a multicolored, ceramic address plaque.  A Tiny Home for Good, founded by Andrew Lunetta, has built 25 homes in ... Read More »