Becoming a professional athlete (sort of)

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By Elan Kane It’s 1:15 a.m. and I’m at an indoor turf facility somewhere in southwest Chicago. I’m in a huddle surrounded by 35 other ultimate Frisbee players, vying for a spot on Chicago’s professional ultimate Frisbee team. The head coach holds up his clipboard, showing a blank sheet of paper. “This is the current […]

Athletic trainers play vital role in high school sports

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By Karl Bullock Walking along the campus of New Trier High School in 2000, Dale Grooms looked in awe at the scenery. Standing a foot from the sideline of the football field were four trees, a potential hazard for student-athletes during competition. A cause for concern, at least for an athletic trainer. When an injury […]

Midwest residents travel to Washington for Women’s March Saturday.

By Alexis Wainwright Marching in downtown Chicago for the Women’s March this weekend might have seemed vital for many, but others thought it was far more crucial to march in the nation’s capital. Thousands of Midwesterners traveled to Washington Saturday joining an estimated 500,000 protesters on the National Mall. Women and their families throughout the […]

Chicagoans and Others Prepare for Chinese New Year

By Beixi (Bessie) Xu Synga Huo, a “stay home mom” who lives in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood with her family, was wheeling several bags of groceries out of the Chinatown Market. “I buy lots of New Year’s necessities, including sweet dumplings, beef and mutton for making traditional hotpot,” said Huo. “Although we live in foreign […]

Loyola women’s basketball staff builds program from the ground up

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By Allie Burger The Loyola women’s basketball coaches gathered at Revival Social Club in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood on a Tuesday night in mid-January after a long week of recruiting. They clinked glasses to commence the meal, celebrating their new 2017 class—the first five women they recruited to join their rebooting program. But the conversation then […]

Making science fun for eighty years

By Puja Bhattacharjee A unique store in the Northwest Side of Chicago is helping kids bond with science. American Science and Surplus has been in business for 80 years. It stores every scientific item one can think of. It is popular with parents of school going children who often come looking for items needed in […]

Protests break out at O’Hare after Trump’s executive order on refugees

By Alexis Wainwright Thousands of protesters descended on airports across the United States — including Chicago’s O’Hare — last weekend after scores of international travelers were detained following President Donald Trump’s travel ban on refugees and citizens from several countries. The executive order signed on Friday barred Syrian refugees from entering the U.S. for an […]

Trail Blazer: Blind Triathlete Wins National Title, Hopes for Repeat

By Kathleen McAuliffe Swimming 750 meters, cycling 24.8 miles and then running 6.2 miles is demanding enough. But at this year’s USA Triathlon national championships, Ashley Eisenmenger couldn’t see the pool before diving into the water. She didn’t know which way to turn on her bike. She couldn’t monitor her running pace on a watch. […]

Sprint narrows net loss on big increase in subscribers


By Yingcong (June) Fu Sprint Corp. narrowed its net loss by 43 percent in the most recent quarter as the company logged the largest number of new postpaid phone subscribers in four years. The telecommunications company said Tuesday that its net loss in the fiscal quarter ended Dec. 31 narrowed to $479 million, or 12 […]

Christians join Women’s March in Washington

By Christen Gall WASHINGTON, D.C.  — Her protest started with a plane ticket. Verity Ramirez, a 26-year-old medical resident at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine, is a Christian who attended the Women’s March on Washington last month. She came to rally for women’s rights and for refugee and immigrant communities she felt were attacked by […]