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PMA to be the Model for Colin Powell Military Academy

Joshlynn Murphy
January 27, 2016
Filed under Features, News

On Wednesday, January the 20th, visitors came from Minnesota to see how the JROTC system works. They want to implement it in their school system, so they came to Phoenix to get the military experience. JROTC is a military program for high schools, whose purpose is to educate students in leadership while making th...

Victory at the Drill Team Competition

Starie Brown
January 25, 2016
Filed under News

On Saturday December 12, Phoenix Upper Class Drill Team had its last competition of the year-at Carver Military Academy for the CityWide Drill Competition. “We practiced all semester long. It hurts me that we didn’t place but we tried our best,” said senior Jennifer Baeza. Even though, Phoe...

Hour of Code supporting the future

Diana Aguilar
January 19, 2016
Filed under News

Technology has become a huge part of teens’ daily lives. They are dependent on it for homework and also for social media to communicate with everyone they know. At Phoenix, technology is very important for students to be knowledgeable about. On December 10th Phoenix offered a program called The Hour of C...

8th Graders Scout PMA as potential school

Yajari Popoca
January 5, 2016
Filed under News

For the past couple of weeks Sgt. Villarreal has been hosting Shadow Days, where eighth grade students come to Phoenix. The students attend classes and morning formation with current freshmen to see how their high school experience would be if they attended Phoenix the following year. This particular...

Garry McCarthy Fired By Mayor Emmanuel

Garry McCarthy Fired By Mayor Emmanuel

Jamell Gooden
December 16, 2015
Filed under News

Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy was forced to resign by Mayor Rahm Emanuel in an attempt to start change for the city of Chicago’s police department. It took 407 days from the day of the Laquan McDonald shooting until McCarthy was fired and there is still more punishment to be handed out across the boa...

Accused of Waukegan Rape; gets an $999,000 settlement

Joshlynn Murphy
December 15, 2015
Filed under News

Bennie Starks spent 20 years in prison for a rape that was held in Waukegan in 1986, which he did not commit. He got an $999,000 settlement. The City Council approved to give $65,000 payments totaling almost a million dollars. John L. Stainthorp, a Chicago attorney who represented Starks in a lawsuit ...

Planned Parenthood Attacked

Planned Parenthood Attacked

Jose Guel
December 14, 2015
Filed under News

On November 27, 2015, a man attacked a Planned Parenthood clinic and killed three people and wounded nine people in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Authorities have said he had no clear motive but he was very religious. Robert Lewis Dear went into Planned Parenthood screaming no more baby parts. Now De...

Laquan McDonald’s Gunman Released From Custody

Joshlynn Murphy
December 9, 2015
Filed under News

On November 30th, Officer Jason Van Dyke was released from Cook County’s custody after his father posted $150,000 cashier's bond. Hours earlier, a Cook County judge viewed the police dashboard camera video of the shooting of Laquan McDonald, 17, before setting bail at $1.5 million for Van Dyke....

Victory At The Citywide Soapbox Competition

Victory At The Citywide Soapbox Competition

Samuel Ferguson
December 7, 2015
Filed under News

Chicago teens from high schools in various neighborhoods got the opportunity to voice their concerns and opinions during the citywide Soapbox competition at Jones College Prep on November 21, 2015. For many weeks, PMA students crafted speeches that evolved around a topic they wanted to discuss. A...

Working On Black Friday

Diana Aguilar
December 7, 2015
Filed under News, Uncategorized

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and everyone is excited to spend time with their family and enjoy the festivities. Everyone is in a happy mood to reunite their family for one time a year. However, some people don’t have the privilege of enjoying the company of their families and celebrating ...

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