The Phoenix Chronicle

Getting an Upgrade

Getting an Upgrade

Kevin Vargas, reporter

February 21, 2020

For a long time, Mr. McElgunn’s art lab has been using the same computers. These computers had slowed down so much that students were having a hard time doing their work. In the beginning of January the art lab got an upgrade. The old computers couldn’t be fixed so newer, better computers took...

Leslie Martin to Elmhurst

Jalen Johnson

February 20, 2020

With the Class of 2020 preparing to graduate and go on to pursue their postsecondary plans, one senior has been given a huge opportunity. Senior Leslie Martin has been awarded a full-ride scholarship to Elmhurst College. Martin felt pride and relief when she found out she would have a full ride to E...

Posse Winner!

Posse Winner!

Jose Cruz

February 14, 2020

A full-ride to Agnes Scott. Senior Jacqueline Lopez beat her competition and prevailed as the Posse Scholarship winner. In order to apply for the Posse scholarship a senior must be nominated by their high school, demonstrate leadership within their high school and community, and demonstrate academic potent...

iMentor Seniors Year Two

iMentor Seniors Year Two

Isabel Vidal, editor

February 7, 2020

This year will be the senior's second year working with their mentors. Seniors were introduced to their mentors about a year ago. Some have improved their relationship with their mentors while others are still having trouble connecting with them. “My mentor and I have a great connection before it...

Sanchez to State

Sanchez to State

Damien Ponce

February 4, 2020

When the flag team competed in January, senior Fernanda Sanchez qualified for state with her solo performance. Sanchez is looking forward to moving on and performing the best she can.   “The first time I performed I was really nervous, but because I had never been in a competition and I wa...

HOAH! OORAH!

HOAH! OORAH!

David Orozco, Editor

January 23, 2020

Enlisting into the military is a huge step and commitment these nine students have taken, six of which enlisted into the United States Army National Guard and the remaining three into the United States Marine Corps. Each student has their own personal reasons for enlisting, many which are similar....

How important it is to wash your hands

David Orozco

January 21, 2020

The spread of any kind of bacteria can be dangerous. It is important to prevent viruses and diseases as much as possible.    Many viruses and bacteria rise during specific seasons and some are especially deadly.The flu is one of many viruses that involves dangerous bacteria. This can easi...

Bernthal Switches to US History

Bernthal Switches to US History

Usbaldo Fernandez, reporter

January 17, 2020

Well known teacher, Mr. Bernthal  has taught Chemistry for seven years. “ I was hired here at PMA originally to teach Latino and African American History to freshmen. I did that for 3 years (2009-2012),” said Mr. Bernthal. He is now teaching US History to replace Mr. Claahsen. “Mr. Wipachit...

Paris Steps Down as Athletic Director

Paris Steps Down as Athletic Director

David Orozco, Editor

December 10, 2019

After 19 years of being the Athletic Director, Roland Paris is finally retiring. Paris has been with Phoenix since its opening at Orr in 2004. He has a long history at Phoenix as a security guard, which he will continue to do. Paris has coached the girls volleyball team, girls and boys softball teams,...

Changes to CPS Policies Affect the Heritage Fiesta

Changes to CPS Policies Affect the Heritage Fiesta

Usbaldo Fernandez, reporter

December 5, 2019

Heritage Day celebrates cultures and their shared beliefs and traditions. Phoenix has hosted an assembly that allowed students to bring in homemade food. Students often brought their favorite dishes from their own culture. This year was one of many annual fiestas organized by Mrs. Raygoza and Ms. Urquhart....

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