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Hands to Heart Center: Yoga for everyone

Breathing deeply, Colleen Kleya smiles as she practices yoga in the basement of the Connolly Library in Jamaica Plain, gracefully working through moves like downward dog and tree pose. However, this is not a traditional yoga class. Strapped to her chest … Continue reading

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USA women’s hockey update

On March 17, I wrote about how the U.S. women’s hockey team had decided to sit out the 2017 IIHF World Championship as a boycott over unfair wages. About a week later, they came to an agreement with USA Hockey, securing better wages … Continue reading

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Women’s basketball madness

It was a wild weekend in women’s college basketball. The University of Connecticut and Mississippi State faced off in the national semifinals on Friday night, and most people (including myself) assumed UConn would steamroll Mississippi State on its way to … Continue reading

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Trifecta podcast celebrates women in sports

Trifecta is an all-female ESPN podcast hosted by Sarah Spain, Jane McManus and Kate Fagan. The women talk about both men’s and women’s sports, and bring their interesting perspectives to the podcast world. On Tuesday, they hosted a special, three-hour episode … Continue reading

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Farmer Horse review

Nestled among the standard brick buildings of Massachusetts Avenue, Farmer Horse Coffee has made a name for itself in the Boston cafe scene with its Ethiopian coffee and creative atmosphere.  “It’s a very multicultural place,” said Andrew Giampa, a barista at Farmer Horse. … Continue reading

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USA women’s hockey team boycotts for equality

The difference between the careers of male professional hockey players and female professional hockey players is astounding. Female players are paid substantially less than men and often have to take on second and third jobs on top of their hockey careers. … Continue reading

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SLAM reminds us that basketball is bigger than just the NBA

I started subscribing to SLAM Magazine because of the cool posters that come with every issue (and, to be honest, that’s still a major reason why I subscribe to this day – my bedroom looks a bit like a teenage … Continue reading

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