Author Archives: Ashley Kang

Role Model

Syracuse’s solo state-qualified wrestler just wants to serve people Naseem Fielder, a senior at Corcoran High School, competed in New York State Public High School Athletic Association’s Division I championship on Feb. 26. He’s been wrestling since he was a freshman, but this was his first trip to the state finals. At the sectional competition on Feb. 13, Fielder won ... Read More »

Workers’ Stories

Conversations with local workers reveal challenges, hardships they face regularly Because people spend so much of their time at work, it is important to become aware of the ways that work impacts health. Low-wage jobs have become essential to our economy. Low paying, unstable work arrangements have created large numbers of workers with high risks of poor health due to ... Read More »

Black History Museum

Center spends Black History Month creating exhibits Students at Southwest Community Center got a dose of black history when they prepared a museum for the public to showcase different facets of their history and culture. On Feb. 25, the exhibits were opened to the public to walk through and judge, considering creativity, presentation, knowledge of the topic, organization and imagination. ... Read More »

Mayor Holds 2016 State of the City Address in South Side

Residents voice concern for neighborhood poverty South Side resident Joe Niles has been driving his maroon Subaru Outback station wagon through Baldwin Avenue every day since buying it last summer. A single-block road, Baldwin Avenue looks like a lunar landscape. It is pockmarked with 33 potholes. If Niles drives from Baldwin Avenue across West Newell Street his vehicle has to go ... Read More »

Less Walking

More students to have access to buses soon Syracuse public school students have won a small victory, having persuaded the city’s educational authorities to shorten the required distance from students’ homes to school in order for them to qualify to take a bus. The change in policy, announced shortly before school holidays in December, allows students living a mile and ... Read More »

Innovative Minds

Local entrepreneurs discuss joys, pitfalls of starting a business At its first event of 2016, the Good Life Youth Foundation featured three Syracuse entrepreneurs who shared their ups and downs of owning a business. The goal of the panel was to encourage attendees, especially the youth, to consider starting their own businesses. “I believe that every youth and adult has ... Read More »