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In Your Face Stephen A. Smith (by Justin Wesley)

As a recipient of the best sports story award in 1981 from the Syracuse Press Club for the segment on the Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Larry Bonds title fight, Jim Rose could make a case for already being the greatest sports anchor of the world. From Chicago, to Providence, and then to Berlin in Army issued clothes, Rose followed his …

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8/13/16 Game vs Roberto Clemente Hurricanes (by Khiry Taggart)

The Patriots played their last game of the season on August 13th, 2016 as they looked to bounce back after a very heartbreaking 9-10 loss to the Roseland Cubs. Though they came in ready to play and hungry, they played without a couple of key players; such as Brandon Dupart, and they fell a little short after a hard fought …

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Mary Mitchell Interview (by David Robinson)

South Shore, Chicago— “Read, write and live.” These three words summed up over an hour of stories, advice and encouragement legendary Chicago Suntimes columnist Mary Mitchell shared with the Lost Boyz baseball journalism class on Friday, August 13th. Mitchell generously took time from her writing to visit our sports journalism interns at the Rebecca Crown Center in South Shore. She …

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LostBoyz Season Stats (by Khiry Taggart)

Rosemoor Patriots Team Stats: After a hard-fought season, the Rosemoor Patriots finished 11-6 with two ties. With 72 hits in 340 at-bats, the team batting average bottomed-out at 0.212. In those 19 games they hit four home runs, seven triples, five  doubles, and the majority of their hits were singles at 56. They struck-out an alarming 121 times (35 percent) …

Carl West Story (by Justin Wesley and Ariel Gans)

“I have no competition.” So said media mogul Carl West in his interview with the After School Matters Lost Boyz Sports Journalism Team on July 27 regarding his international blog, Truth Be Told News Service. “Truth be Told News is something I started about five years ago. It’s just a subscription-based daily platform where we write content in four areas: …

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The Lost Are Found (by Ariel Gans)

The Lost Boyz baseball teams returned from a camping trip to the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in Chesterton on July 9, where they enjoyed hiking, swimming, kayaking and catching frogs. Lee Smith, coach of the 13 – 15 year old girls softball team, is accustomed to dedicating her weekends to softball as she has done for the last four years. …

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Benefits of an Assassin (by Xenia Nassour)

Since I was in Kindergarten, I’ve enjoyed playing video games on a variety of consoles. As I grew up, I began to understand more and more of what the characters were saying: not just the profanity, but the some of the educational messages. That’s what I like about the series Assassin’s Creed: it allows players to learn while playing. In …

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The J-Team Chats with the Palmers

Have you ever read a book where the main characters changed the story in a heartbeat? The sub-character’s views of the main characters changes , the plot changes , even themselves. Now imagine changing the world. Scary right ? You’ve got one shot to make history , and when you take that opportunity , everything is different. Similar to the …