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Quidditch players participate in socially-distanced activities like individual shooting drills and a 40-yard dash.

Renegades sports make a comeback with a new biggest competitor — the coronavirus

October 16, 2020

With masks on, shoes tightly laced and sweat beading on their skin, team members run at the blow of a whistle. But, they all maintain their distance and avoid any form of physical contact, sanitizing their ...

The crowd in Lincoln Park erupts as Megan Rapinoe scored the team's first goal of the game July 7.

USWNT win fourth World Cup title

July 7, 2019

Soccer fans gathered in Lincoln Park Sunday to see the United States Women's National Team take home their fourth World Cup title. The United States took on the Netherlands at Parc Olympique Lyon...

Gold Cup Final to shine at Soldier Field

Gold Cup Final to shine at Soldier Field

October 8, 2018

The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) announced Sept. 27 that its 2019 Gold Cup Final will be hosted at Soldier Field.The tournament is held every two ...

Women have the balls for sports

By Opinions Editor

April 11, 2016

The U.S. women’s soccer team won the Women’s World Cup in July 2015, receiving $2 million as prize money. This may seem like a lot, but it’s an embarrassment compared to what men’s teams earn.A year earlier, the men’s team made it only to 11th place in the World Cup yet received an award of $9 million, according to a March 31 article from The men’s World Cup winner, Germany, took home $35 million.Th...

Man measuring his penis size

Science sizes up the competition

March 19, 2015

One of the most common questions men ask Google is: “How big is my penis?” With more than 3,000 monthly searches, the quest to see how men measure up to each other has migrated from the Internet to the l...

Women report more concussions than male athletes

By Sports & Health Reporter

February 23, 2015

The NFL concussion litigation by retired players who sustained lasting injuries has sparked discussion about male athletes and the effects of sustaining a concussion at a young age. However, the sporting world seems to have overlooked female athletes.In recent weeks, commentators, like The Washington Post’s Marjorie Snyder, have called for greater awareness of the statistical finding that young female athletes are more like...

Bittersweet ending, new beginning

By Associate Editor

December 8, 2014

Despite not traveling much out of the state of Michigan, I was brave enough to leave my home and family behind for a new life in Chicago. Now I am proud to say I will be the first in my immediate family to graduate from college. Coming from a single-parent household in Detroit, Michigan, I knew my family would only be able to do so much. With that said, I knew my success—or failure—would mostly rest on my shoulders. For...

Boys & Girls Club Closed, Leaves many kids out in the cold | The Columbia Chronicle

November 28, 2014

Boys & Girls Club Director Jose Vilella talks about his tenure at the Boys & Girls Club organization and the closing of the Yancey Boys & Girls club on the border of the Englewood and Woodla...

Graziano's will be hosting a Dine Out for Down Syndrome Awareness event Oct. 28. The proceeds will benefit the Advocate of Adult Down Syndrome Center.

Graziano’s donates to Adult Down Syndrome Center

October 27, 2014

Graziano’s Brick Oven Pizza, a family-owned Italian restaurant northwest of Chicago, will be hosting its Dine Out for Down Syndrome Awareness event on Oct. 28.Patrons can donate $25 cash or check at ...

Chicago Fire goalie Sean Johnson blocks a shot by the Montreal Impact during the second half of an MLS soccer game on Sunday, Oct. 5.

Chicago Fire season extinguished with subpar performances

October 27, 2014

For the fourth time in five years, the Chicago Fire failed to make the playoffs. During a tumultuous season that  saw the Fire set a Major League Soccer record for most ties in a season with a total of 18, the c...

Athlete Profile: Rilwan Bakare

Rilwan Bakare

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor

October 13, 2014

RILWAN BAKARE, A Chicago native and former Texas Wesleyan University Rams power forward, was introduced to basketball by one of his cousins at 10 years old. As Bakare grew up, he learned the fundamentals...

Seattle Sounders midfielder Clint Dempsey attempts to shoot past Chivas USA defender Jhon Hurtado, Sept.27

MLS finding its footing

October 6, 2014

Since its inception in 1993, Major League Soccer has gone from  being one of the lesser-followed leagues in North America to being one of its most popular.After struggling to gain recognition and resp...

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