The New York City Marathon is a poignant reminder for Nicole Weeks of her father. She remembers him as an athlete who went on daily runs even during family vacations, conquered the New York City marathon seven times and, as a cancer patient, ran until he couldn’t anymore. “When he was diagnosed with lung cancer […]
Samantha Bluske-Palmer pictured competing in the TCS New York City marathon this past Sunday morning. Photographed by Michael Scott. After 12 weeks of running her hundreds of miles along dirt paths in her home of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Samantha Bluske-Palmer was ready to strap on her Nike running shoes, apply her burgundy bareMinerals mantra lipstick and […]
“I was not about to be a jock,” said Scott Chow, about resisting his parents efforts to join a high school team sport. Originally drawn to the ultimate frisbee, Chow decided to join the track team to condition, deciding to pursue long distance. And he’s never looked back. Six years later Chow, 20, ran a […]
Major streets are blocked off. The subway is packed. Sidewalks are crowded and Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger” blares from multiple directions, the bass turned up so earth-shatteringly loud that it can be heard through the Nassau Station underground. Despite all the commotion, the atmosphere in Greenpoint is not one of stress. It seems that […]
At a university that tends to hold the arts in a higher standing than sports, student-athletes deal with low interest and travel challenges. Through it all, though, those who compete for the Violets take pride in decades of history and accolades.
The third attempt at starting a National Women’s Soccer League in the United States began in 2013. Unlike the previous efforts, the NWSL successfully progressed into its fourth year, a feat that had never been accomplished before. This time around, there are sponsors, television coverage, and most importantly, fans. Sky Blue Football Club, the only […]
There’s a buzz in the air of Queens Theatre. It’s 7 PM on a Saturday night, and rap is blaring through the speakers on either side of the stage. The crowd has just settled into their plush red theater seats. Their eyes gradually begin to fixate on the red boxing ring in the center of […]