What is great about the place you call home? Tell us about your neighborhood and how it has shaped you.
Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in baseball and went on to fight for equality and justice beyond the field. His life and career exemplify nine values that can guide us all to live well and make a difference in the world: courage, determination, teamwork, persistence, integrity, citizenship, justice, commitment, excellence. How do these values guide you?
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A great debate in the basketball industry is whether professional WNBA athletes should or shouldn’t be paid the same as professional NBA athletes. I believe that WNBA athletes should not be paid the same as […]
Indoor rock climbing is something I really enjoy doing. It’s a fun challenge trying to figure out different ways to climb the walls and determine which one to take. Rock climbing has helped me grow […]
Some in this world care about how they are viewed. Others not so much. I for one am a person who cares heavily about how I am perceived. Which makes it difficult due to people’s […]
Jack “Jackie” Roosevelt Robinson was one of the greatest players to play the game and is a very inspiring player to me and many others around the world. His story is substantial when you go […]
COVID-19 was this sudden virus that spread rapidly throughout the whole world and caused everything to come to a halt, including sports. Sports are my livelihood. It feels wrong if I’m not playing sports, and […]
Dear Kayla, My best friend, my whole heart in human form. The person I trust with all my secrets because I know you are not going to tell nobody else and the same for […]
Dear 7th grade me, I know you just got into the academic center at Lindblom and you’re nervous about going to a new school, but it’ll all work out in the end. You definitely thought […]
Dear Simone, Your 6th-grade year seems like a very scary time. You are preparing to test into a selective enrollment high school and that can be very scary. Not just the idea of testing to […]
To my younger self Brian Hayden, Well, I hope you are having a great day. I am here to give you some advice so you don’t fall into the same traps I did. And I […]
I thought about how this was a time to get better both physically and especially mentally. Not being able to see friends and go to school took a blow on my mental health and left me with nothing to do. For many kids just like me, it probably did the same thing.
It all started in second grade. I was new to the school, Edgar Allan Poe Classical, in Pullman, on the south side of Chicago. They’d known each other since kindergarten. I felt so lost and shy, not knowing anyone. Tia approached me with a smile and said, “Hi!” I was caught off guard by her outgoingness, but I loved it.
I know it can be hard to speak up because you are afraid of what others might say or have a fear of rejection, but speaking out can have a huge impact on others. Whether it be educating the person you’re speaking out against or inspiring others to use their voice, it has significance.
Why am I so angry? Angry doesn’t even cover a fraction of what I feel. How would you feel if your community lived in constant fear of getting ripped apart from the people you loved […]
Using these steps will not only make you more relaxed when you hit but these steps also will prepare you for when you go against actual pitchers and it will make your hitting experience much easier.