Tens of thousands show up to March for Science Chicago

By Jacob Rogers On April 22, organizers of the March for Science Chicago were expecting around 40,000 people to attend the event. Ultimately, 60,000 showed up to walk from near Buckingham Fountain to the Field Museum to show support for scientific research and evidence-based policy. There were additional marches in over 600 cities worldwide. Marchers […]

Stoppage Time: Migrant Footballers Wait for Papers in South Africa

Soccer players South Africa

By Jacob Rogers Almost every morning, a soccer team in East Johannesburg gets together to practice. John Real Soccer Academy, as they are known, is a team made up largely of migrants who have come to South Africa to hopefully jump-start careers as professional soccer players. Unfortunately for many of these players, despite their talent, […]

South Africa’s Soccer Team of Transition

By: Jacob Rogers John Real Soccer Academy is not your average soccer team. The group is made up of players from all over Africa who have come to South Africa with the hopes of becoming professional footballers. But there are some obstacles in their path. Photo at top: Behind the goalpost at morning practice. Taken […]

Top of the Box: Building Businesses in the CrossFit World

David Sutor class

By: Jacob Rogers When Neil Curran and Holly Cornille opened CrossFit Competitive Edge in Westtown on Jan. 6, 2014, they didn’t anticipate record breaking cold temperatures for that day. No one showed up. “It was insanely cold,” Curran said. “Holly and I basically sat in the space that we were in before this one and […]