Author Archives: Ashley Kang

Syracuse Student Receives Community Service Honor

Meet Samaia Goodrich, the 11-year-old philanthropist and humanitarian tied into one. This diligent sixth grader could be seen packing groceries, along with other volunteers, to distribute door to door to families, as part of Reach Saturday, a project of Abundant Life Christian Center held April 13. After one hour, 403 grocery bags were completed. For Samaia, such activities are a ... Read More »

Q&A with the Chief :: In Four Parts

Meet the Chief Kenton Buckner was sworn in Dec. 3, 2018, as Syracuse’s new chief of police. Buckner, who turned 50 on Feb. 2, sat down with the founder of The Stand, now-retired Syracuse University professor emeritus Steve Davis, at the end of February for a nearly two-hour interview. Buckner’s exclusive interview with The Stand lasted 100 minutes and was ... Read More »

Current Issue

In this issue, read highlights from The Stand’s exclusive one-on-one Q&A exchange with Syracuse’s new police Chief Kenton Buckner conducted by our founder, Steve Davis. For our cover story, we spoke with former Media Unit alumni who recount their memories of working with Walt Shepperd over the last 43 years, and The Stand is delighted to add long-time columnist Jeff ... Read More »

Rooted in Activism

Aggie Lane has worked to fight racism for decades with the Urban Jobs Task Force Read More »

Q&A with Father Tyrone Dixon

Nominated by Rachielle Scrivens Q: How did it feel when you became a father?A: My princess was born two days after my birthday, so it was the best birthday gift I could ever imagine. I remember it as if it was yesterday. She was born at 3:36 p.m. When I heard her cry, it was as if there were new ... Read More »

Careers in Code

Hack Upstate launches coding bootcamp for Syracuse women and minorities Even the most tech-challenged can appreciate the simple logic behind Careers in Code, a computer bootcamp booting up in downtown Syracuse: Identify women and minorities who need a career boost and show aptitude with computers. Give them 24 weeks of intensive, no-cost instruction. Throw in a free laptop for each ... Read More »