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Amateur Sports: Beat The Streets Developing Wrestlers On And Off the Mat

Amateur Sports: Beat The Streets Developing Wrestlers On And Off the Mat

Beat The Streets Philadelphia aids student-athletes in more ways than one. The organization prides itself on giving academic and athletic support to underprivileged wrestlers. “Whether they need transportation, new uniforms, food for tournaments, accommodations for overnight stays, we have to plan all of that stuff,” said Rory Gulak, assistant director of wrestling operations. “We have a […]

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South Philadelphia: Coach Finds Passion for Educating Through Basketball

South Philadelphia: Coach Finds Passion for Educating Through Basketball

Coach Troy Holiday took a circuitous route to rediscover his love for basketball. The New Jersey native was once himself a standout basketball player at Germantown Academy before attending Loyola University Maryland. After graduating, he became a salesman for a biotech company. But when the sales force for the company was released, Holiday was stuck […]

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South Philadelphia: Athletics Crucial to Success of Southern

South Philadelphia: Athletics Crucial to Success of Southern

To find some of Philadelphia’s richest athletic history, one has to look no further than the halls of South Philadelphia High School. Trophy cases and plaques line the corridors, celebrating everyone from Eddie Gottlieb, one of the founding fathers of the NBA in 1946, to Lionel Simmons, a standout star at La Salle University who […]

 

Arts & Entertainment: Organizations Bring Dance and Theater to Classrooms

Arts & Entertainment: Organizations Bring Dance and Theater to Classrooms

For two years now, Philadelphia Superintendent William Hite has had heightened concerns in regards to whether Philadelphia public schools will begin classes as scheduled at the start of the academic year, or if increased layoffs and budget cuts will be the best way to ensure that schools open on time. Currently, officials claim the school district is projected […]

 

South Philadelphia: Voices of Violence

South Philadelphia: Voices of Violence

For five years, Trang Dang has been labeled a victim. “For me, the definition is very hazy,” she said. “But people have always identified me as a victim of violence, so I was like, ‘OK, I guess I was one.’” On Dec. 3, 2009, the day that a wave of anti-Asian racial violence burst through […]