VIDEO: Women in Sports

By Lukas J. Voss Women have increasingly been part of the sports world. Professional sports, college athletics and the media. All fields in which women have made long strides during the last decade. But there is plenty of room for improvement and it didn’t always come easy.

VIDEO: Trapeze school offers Chicagoans chance to fly

by Lukas J. Voss If you ever wanted to fly, trapeze is probably the closest experience you can get: swinging from a 23-foot platform performing jumps, swings and flying dismounts. Afraid of flying? No problem. The Trapeze School New York Chicago has been teaching students how to handle the trapeze for the past 15 years.

Video: Special Olympics brings Spring Games to Chicago

By Lukas J. Voss Over 3,500 athletes gathered on Chicago´s Southeast Side to celebrate the annual Special Olympics Spring Games. The week-long competition featured athletes from all over the state, who will compete in several track and field competitions.

VIDEO: Chicago’s playgrounds get a makeover

By Lukas J. Voss Launched as one of Mayor Rahm Emanuel´s key plans for the Chicago Park District, the “Chicago Plays!” campaign aims to refurbish and renew more than 300 aging playgrounds around the city. Introduced in 2013, Chicago Plays! invests approximately $125,000 in new playground equipment at each park location for a total program cost […]

VIDEO: The future of comics in education

Books on display at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo.

By John Rosin and Lukas J. Voss Comics have become more popular than ever. With “The Avengers 2 — Age of Ultron,” to release in theaters on May 1, the trend doesn’t seem about to stop any time soon. The business has evolved into a multibillion-dollar venture and heroes such as Captain America, Hawkeye or […]

VIDEO: Cody Riggs makes a difference on and off the field.

By Lukas Voss Getting to the NFL has always been hard. Players work all of their lives to achieve that one dream, to play professional football. For some, the dream means sacrificing their education. While playing NCAA football, student athletes often have a hard time balancing meaningful academics with their high profile athletic careers. Their […]

VIDEO: Education key for young hockey players

By Lukas J. Voss Focusing on athletics and academics at the same time can be difficult for young athletes, especially in a sport like hockey that requires a large time commitment and plenty of driving to get to rinks and tournaments. Bridgedale academy is trying to change that. The school is offering students the ability to […]