When school is out, soccer at Chicago Fire youth camps fill void

By Xiaotao Zhong Medill Reports The Chicago Fire Soccer in the Community outreach program fired up recreational soccer camp for children of different age groups and skill levels across the Chicago area on Presidents Day at the Fire Pitch field in Roscoe Village. The program runs holiday camps, summer camps, tournaments and classes to provide […]

Chicago Fire media day connects coaches and players with supporters

By Jake Meister Medill Reports Chicago Fire head coach Raphaël Wicky is trying to build a winning culture for the men’s soccer club that has struggled to find success over the course of the last decade. “The message to the players on the first day was I want a team of passion, and you have to […]

Top Mather High School wrestler conflicted with pull of soccer

By Jaaziah Bethea Two days a week, Mather senior Butoyi Anaclet misses wrestling practices for the sport he truly loves: soccer. It is a tough choice for Anaclet considering he is one of the state’s top wrestlers. “I love soccer so much that I will basically choose it over wrestling any day,” Anaclet said. “The […]

What’s beyond #OscarsSoWhite? Chicagoans sound off on Hollywood diversity

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By Jasmine Cannon and Jasmine M. Ellis While Hollywood is still recovering from criticisms revolving around racial diversity in casting, some Chicagoans believe it’s time for The Academy to take a different approach. According to UCLA’s 2015 Hollywood Diversity Report, little more than 10 percent of lead actors in theatrical films were minorities, and just […]