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Jessica Ruiz

is a photographer for The NewsHouse studying at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

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Deconstructing The Divide

Struggling Safe Space

Published On: April 26, 2021

The pandemic has sent a Syracuse LGBTQ-friendly bar and cafe into limbo, closing and re-opening several times in the last year.

Darlene touches a broken wall that split when her three-year-old twins were playing against it.
Deconstructing The Divide

Syracuse's Poisoned Kids

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One in 10 Syracuse children have elevated blood lead levels, simply because of the place they call home.