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Intern Perspectives: A Fine Regard for Rugby

Intern Perspectives: A Fine Regard for Rugby

For the second summer in a row, Rugby Illinois is continuing a partnership with World Sport Chicago to implement rugby at PlayStreets events. Americans view the sport of rugby as an anomaly. Many wonder, is it like soccer because kicking the ball is allowed? Or is it similar to football, because of its physical demands?

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Intern Perspectives: Practice Makes PlayStreets

Intern Perspectives: Practice Makes PlayStreets

Does your neighborhood have a park or a public space where people come together? If the answer to this question is yes, I’d assume your neighborhood has a strong sense of community. This does not happen overnight. One way to look at how this comes about is to think of a neighborhood’s various communities as

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A Rare Graduation Celebration

A Rare Graduation Celebration

Cesar Monarrez was a high school swimmer on Northside College Prep’s swimming and diving team. Eight years later, Cesar is heading off to Yale University to study medicine. Kristin Hillgamyer, who was on Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School’s running team, is training for her first Bank of America Chicago Marathon. And Alexandra Skital, who

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Refuse to Lose

Refuse to Lose

This is not a conventional piece congratulating the Chicago Blackhawks on winning their third Stanley Cup in six years. This is not written to take credit away from the transformed Blackhawks organization under Rocky Wirtz. This is not an examination of why the Blackhawks are a modern day dynasty. Instead, my focus in writing this

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A Few Good Men

A Few Good Men

Since I have joined WSC in the summer of 2014, I have embraced this famous quote: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead This American cultural anthropologist’s words have served as a great motivation and reminder that

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The Process of Success

The Process of Success

As the school year ends and my time at World Sport Chicago comes to a close, I begin to think about if what I did mattered. More specifically, does the program I work on make a difference? This begs me to ask the question, how can I measure success? I can point to a project

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Blackhawks Lightning May Strike Twice

Like many of my fellow Chicagoans after watching game three of the Stanley Cup Finals, I was left searching for answers. I hoped to find closure after the Blackhawks essentially gave away a win to the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning. Instead, I woke up with an emotional hangover. Despite the loss, I am still confident

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WSC Celebrates the Conclusion of the PLAYS Season

WSC Celebrates the Conclusion of the PLAYS Season

Personal values such as goal setting, respect, and teamwork guide our behavior. They drive our committed action, which is a critical distinction between our motivation and achievement. Values-driven behavior is easier when conditions are favorable for our performance requirements. It is easy for players to practice more when they get rewarded with extra playing time

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Intern Perspectives: Dollar for Dollar

Intern Perspectives: Dollar for Dollar

Does seven seconds have any significance? For most people, including myself, it is an arbitrary amount of time. Admittedly, there isn’t much that can be done in seven seconds. I guess you could buy a used 2009 ZR1 Corvette and go 0-100 in about seven seconds, but that would cost you a cool $60,000 dollars.

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7-Eleven City Slam Presented by Brisk

On Saturday, June 27th the 7-Eleven City Slam, presented by Brisk, returns to Chicago! Four of the top dunkers in the world will converge in Seward Park (375 W. Elm Street) to kick off the first of three competitions in major metropolitan areas around the United States. We encourage all who may be interested in

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