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COMMUNITY STOPS GANG VIOLENCE

By Nader Ihmoud

October 3, 2011

Ortiz de Dominguez Elementary School, 3000 S. Lawndale Ave., was located on the border between two prominent rival gangs’ territory in the Little Village neighborhood.The “2-6” and the “Latin Kings” members no longer run the space, and now it is used as a recreation site in a community lacking areas to come together.Beyond the Ball, an award-winning non-profit organization that uses sports to bind the community together,...

Edgewater progam inspires a community

By Brian Dukerschein

September 26, 2011

It began with a cookbook. In January 2009, Rae Ann Cercle, an Edgewater real estate manager who sat on the boards of the neighborhood’s community council and Chamber of Commerce, was looking for a way to promote a recipe book written by the two organizations. After noticing several boarded-up and darkened storefronts, she approached one of the building owners about displaying the cookbook in the window. He agreed, and Ce...

Menace in NAGAAA World Series

By Nader Ihmoud

September 6, 2011

This year’s North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance Open Division Softball World Series was held in Chicago for the first time since 1983. Teams from 37 leagues across the country meet in a different city each year for the event, created in 1977.The World Series is grouped into four divisions based on level of play. According to the tournament’s website, Group A is the better of the groups and Group D is at a recreational level.The league is for both men and women, but is dominated ...

Teachers, parents should be role models instead of athletes

By Etheria Modacure

March 7, 2011

When I was 10, I told my grandmother I wanted to attend the University of North Carolina when I got older. She asked why, and I told her it was because Michael Jordan went there. She asked me if I would take the same classes as him, walk like him, talk like him and jump like him.I had no answer to any of those questions, so I just shrugged my shoulders like Jordan did in the 1992 NBA Finals against the Portland Trailblazers. ...

Sports more than just a physical challenge

By Ivana Susic

April 19, 2010

Sports are a universal activity. With options from rugby to synchronized swimming, there is something for everyone. Not only can you physically benefit from playing, but the mental exercise is just as important.A three-year research project whose results were published in several journals worldwide in early April, compared the physiological, sociological and psychological aspects of running and playing soccer. The studies...

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