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Mikva Challenge Funds

Mikva Challenge Funds

Diana Guerrero, Editor
March 16, 2017
Filed under News

On February 4, 2017, PMA was granted  $3,000 to complete a project that covers mental health issues as well as  topics such as how to deal with sexual assault. Phoenix Military Academy Sisterhood and Brotherhood went to Roosevelt University to attend Mikva Challenge workshops. The groups will be working...

LTAB Indy Finals

LTAB Indy Finals

Francisco Franco
March 13, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Louder than a Bomb, LTAB, is the biggest youth poetry festival in the world. LTAB hosts bouts at different venues and high schools in Chicago. Students from all over Chicago are apart of this festival. On Sunday March 12th, two Phoenix Firebirds performed at Louder Than A Bomb’s individual semi-...

Four Star General Mark Milley Pays a Visit to PMA!

Samuel Ferguson
March 6, 2017
Filed under News

On Friday, February 17, 2017, Mayor Rahm Emanuel as well as the Chief of Staff of the United States Army, Four-Star General Mark A. Milley, visited Phoenix Military Academy. A funder of our academy, he was able to see first hand how his grants were impacting and shaping our school, taking a tour of PM...

Phoenix Firebird Soars! Named Recipient of the Army National ROTC Scholarship

Phoenix Firebird Soars! Named Recipient of the Army National ROTC Scholarship

Samuel Ferguson
February 22, 2017
Filed under Features, News

Earlier in the school year, senior Fabian Patino commuted to the University of Illinois at Chicago to take a physical training test that would later qualify him for a full-tuition scholarship at a few colleges and universities in the city. In February, Patino was notified that out of thousands of applic...

Will Sending Feds Save Chicago?

David Marroquin
February 17, 2017
Filed under News

Violence in Chicago is not anything new, however, in the last couple of years, things have gone from bad to worse. In response to this, President Donald Trump tweeted on January 24, 2017, “If  Chicago doesn't fix the horrible "carnage" going on, 228 shootings in 2017 with 42 killings (up 24% from 2016), I...

Death of Princess Leia

Death of Princess Leia

Elizabeth Sotelo
January 25, 2017
Filed under Features, News

Death of Princess Leia One of the main characters from Star Wars passed away, Carrie Fisher, also known as the great Princess Leia. Carrie Fisher passed away from a heart attack on December 27, 2016. It all started on December 23, 2016 on her flight from London to Los Angeles, although her condition wa...

Time to Donate!

Eduardo Brito
January 24, 2017
Filed under News

  Becoming a hero is not as hard as one might think. Although the word “hero” is often represented as  someone with supernatural powers, you could be an ordinary hero without even realizing it. One blood donation could save up to three different lives. Blood today is constantly needed and wi...

Compass Testing Benefits

Yessenia Lopez
January 12, 2017
Filed under News

  Compass is an untimed placement exam that helps City Colleges of Chicago determine courses that best suit students ability to perform academically. This test consists of a reading, writing, and math portion. Each student is notified whether they pass or not the same day he or she submits t...

New Sheriff In Town

Salvador Gonzalez
January 11, 2017
Filed under Features, News

With a new school year, came a new colonel for Phoenix Military Academy. Everyone welcomed her with a big “hooah” to make her feel like home. Although some cadets miss our last Colonel, there's nothing that can be done to bring him back. “I wish he stayed for our last year,” said senior Ed...

Chemistry Within Grades

Bryan Sanchez
December 21, 2016
Filed under Editorials, Features, News, Phoenix Says

In Phoenix Military Academy, AP Chemistry was introduced last year; however, it dropped some student’s grades and changed their schedules.   Students in AP Chemistry are engaged in  a very rigorous class with only 98 minutes of working, studying, taking notes and asking questions. The c...

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