In Cuba, chess is not just a sport—it’s an institution

Chess in Cuba

By Em Steck Medill Reports Cuba is known for cars, cigars, communism and…chess? HAVANA – Though little-known to many in the world, chess is one of Cuba’s greatest prides. The game is considered to be a blend of sports, arts and science among players and is deeply embedded in Cuban history and culture. Among chess […]

Chinatown cooking class helps students find jobs in non-Asian kitchens

By Yvaine Ye Medill Reports English-as-a-second-language students at the community center in Chicago’s Chinatown are learning how to cook food other than Chinese or Asian dishes. They’re also learning the kitchen lingo for non-Asian restaurants. Bill Wong, a student who used to work in an American-Chinese restaurant, said the experience has been beneficial. He learned […]