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Connecting Two Cultures

Born in Puerto Rico, Tere Paniagua has put down roots in Syracuse while working to bridge the Latino communities in Syracuse and on the SU campus.  Nota del editor: Para leer una versión en español de este artículo, haga clic aquí. By Tania Ortiz Tere Paniagua thought she had left winter behind when she graduated Syracuse University in 1982. “That ... Read More »

Prioritizing Early Childhood

Affordable childcare, YMCA center and playspace all included in potential Syracuse Children Rising Center Read More »


Arcènia Notilija Vilanculo

Help the Syracuse Urban Food Forest Project decide what to plant this year at 4 p.m. meeting Thursday, Feb. 2, at the Dunbar Center on the city’s South Side By Arcènia Notilija Vilanculo Guest Column for The Stand There is a saying in Portuguese that goes, “para ser imortal, plante uma árvore, escreva um livro e tenha um filho,” which ... Read More »

Monitoring blood pressure at home can be tricky. Here’s how to do it right.

By Michael Merschel, American Heart Association News Knowing your blood pressure is a basic part of good health. After all, high blood pressure increases your risk for heart disease and stroke. Black Americans are also more likely to have high blood pressure, making it all the more important that they take action. Doctors recommend that adults regularly check their blood-pressure ... Read More »

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 »