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Intern Perspectives Re-Cap: Eric Schriesheim

Intern Perspectives Re-Cap: Eric Schriesheim

Previously to working with World Sport Chicago, I had never held a position with a non-profit organization. Although I have worked in the sports industry, I did not know what this experience would entail. My time with World Sport Chicago is coming to a close, and my experience has taught me that I genuinely enjoy

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No Two PlayStreets are the Same

No Two PlayStreets are the Same

During the 2015 edition of PlayStreets day, a record 16 PlayStreets events were held throughout Chicago. I was lucky enough to attend four events, located in South Chicago, Roseland, Morgan Park, and Bridgeport. One thought I took away from the day is that each PlayStreets had a unique flavor to it, provided by the neighborhood’s

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4 Cool Ways to Stay Active

4 Cool Ways to Stay Active

These past two weeks have featured high temperatures and muggy humidity. Traditional summer weather is seemingly here to stay in Chicago. Whether this is actually desirable or not is debatable, however it is enough to make most people sweat. Although I spend the school year in Florida, at the University of Miami, Chicago weather holds

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A Welcomed Sight

A Welcomed Sight

In certain neighborhoods of Chicago, a police presence is not necessarily a welcomed sight. In areas where crime rates are considered higher than average, some people feel that they are unfairly targeted by police. Whether they are correct or not is irrelevant to the apparent problem of distrust between some communities and their police force,

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Can You Play?

Can You Play?

“Can you play” is a question commonly asked by children, often enthusiastically. However, I think that any child who asks “can you play” still says it in a tone that acknowledges the possible rejection of their humble request. At the most recent PlayStreets event I attended, I was engaged in my usual duty of photographing

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Play Without Limits

Play Without Limits

Children playing on playground equipment is a welcome and uplifting sight. At PlayStreets events, however, playground equipment remains in the background. Let me explain why. One of PlayStreets’ goals is to encourage play that can occur anywhere. This is embodied by the fact that a PlayStreets event is a “pop-up” play station, and can be

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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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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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Intern Perspectives: Deceptively Delicious

The United States is addicted to sugar. Growing obesity rates, diabetes incidence, and other related health problems, have raised questions as to whether many Americans have any idea how much of this sweet stuff they are putting into their bodies. One goal of PlayStreets, a program by the Chicago Department of Public Health and facilitated

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