The Phoenix Chronicle

Playing Games is What He Lives For

Joshua Smith

October 4, 2018


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There is something about video games that can make a kid’s life brighter than it was before. When junior Damien Ponce got his first gaming system it changed him forever. Ponce loves to play video games after school at home because his uncle introduced video games to him. Ponce loves to play Cal...

Shooting My Shot Into 2k18

Lesly Garcia

October 4, 2018


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Many Juniors aren’t able to say they made the varsity team in school, but Andres Vargas was one of the lucky ones! Junior Andres Vargas loves to play soccer whenever he is able to and also enjoys playing with the school team. “I’ve been playing soccer for 6 years and I started playing when one of my neig...

Moving Forward After Summer

Carlos Renteria

October 4, 2018


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  Senior Graciela Batalla has many plans after high school such as working in the criminal justice field, more specifically forensics. “I’ve been doing it for three years now and I love it,” said Batalla. After School Matters is where Batalla gained an interest in forensics. She has ...

Life of a Football Manager at PMA

Joel Cortes

October 3, 2018


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  Behind every good football team: is a good football manager. Behind every successful game is senior Manuela Chaidez, who has helped the  Phoenix Military Academy football team since her freshman year. While many don’t know the things that the football manager does, they are actually a huge ...

Can You Catch My Drift?

Hugo Sermeno

October 2, 2018


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Many seniors cannot say they have run a race, let alone more than 10 5k’s. However, senior Bisali Pinto has been participating in the program Chicago Run since she was in seventh grade by traveling downtown with coordinators to meet up for events. She was very thankful for this program beca...

Once In A Lifetime Experience

Once In A Lifetime Experience

Luciano Alvarez

September 28, 2018


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Imagine you could fly to a different country for one month to study. Everything is paid for as long as you stay with a host family. They will feed you and take care of you like a family member. Senior Kimmy Alvarado accepted the challenge and went to Chile over the summer. She spent one month in Chile...

Traveling Debaters

Traveling Debaters

Aloisius Arellano

September 28, 2018


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Debate is one of the sports that is most misunderstood for reasons that are obvious, there is nothing physical about debate. This sport is like no other because the debaters  have to invest so much time learning about the other schools and developing strategies to work around their tactics. Senior Jo...

It’s Official!

It’s Official!

Uriah Allen

September 27, 2018


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Last school year Mr. Faloona  covered for Mrs. Nowak on her maternity leave. Mr. Faloona has worked at CPS schools as a sub for some time until he made his way to Phoenix. “I love working at PMA! I’ve worked at over 100+ schools in CPS, and this is—hands-down—one of the best in the city. The st...

Guetzemany Meets Argentina

Guetzemany Meets Argentina

Josseline Manzanares

September 26, 2018


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 Senior Guetzemany Guardado really kicked  Argentina off her bucket list. This past summer went on a month long trip to Argentina through the program “The Experiment in International Living.” The main requirement was to be under 18 and over 14 years old. She stayed with a host family for about...

The Newest Addition to the Firebird Team

The Newest Addition to the Firebird Team

September 24, 2018


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Prior to being the newest staff member at PMA, former teacher from Curie high school, Brad Gill has begun his journey to become an administrator. Thus, getting to learn more about the JROTC curriculum and the advanced placement courses offered here at PMA. Growing up in Lansing IL, the south side sub...

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