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The Kenyon Experience

The Kenyon Experience

Kiara Balleza

September 22, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

For many students there are several amazing trips to choose from during the summer; whether they are  a paid internship,  a chance to travel to another part of the world, an opportunity to take college or STEM courses, or another activity  worth their  time. For Senior Christian Ciezobka attending a ...

Diving into Belize

Diving into Belize

Briana Quezada, Editor

September 20, 2017


Filed under Features

Senior Nathaniel Ortega was accepted to go to Belize this summer! Ortega has worked hard to receive this opportunity from The Road Less Traveled Progman. Ortega took the opportunity to explore more outside of the United States.   “I had to apply for scholarships of $6,000 and write several e...

Road Scholars, The New and Improved

Road Scholars, The New and Improved

Kiara Balleza

June 5, 2017


Filed under Features

Here in Phoenix, there was once a program named “Road Scholars” that was created to help students train in order to run a half marathon at the end of July. Many students have participated and most repeated the program (Including Alumni’s that have graduated here at Phoenix years ago). However,...

Indiana Dunes

Jose Zavala

June 2, 2017


Filed under Features

Phoenix Military Academy's C3 (Chicago Conservation Club)  partnered up with NO Barriers National Park Service. This program informs young students about energy efficiency in a household. This is the second year that Phoenix has been chosen to go to the Indiana Dunes.The trip took place in Indiana on the week...

The Beginning of a Legacy

The Beginning of a Legacy

Lesley Cazares

May 24, 2017


Filed under Features

Phoenix Military Academy has had the honor of having its first student accepted into the Questbridge program on April 21, 2017. Junior, Alexandra Rivera was admitted into the Questbridge Program where she will have the opportunity to be matched with one of many elite, or prestigious, colleges and un...

CPS will NOT end the school year early

CPS will NOT end the school year early

David Marroquin

May 24, 2017


Filed under Features, News

On April 28th, Rahm Emanuel announced that CPS will not end the school year on June 1st despite losing the funding lawsuit. This caused a great upset too many students and some teachers, and many questions are left unanswered on how CPS will afford to keep the school open until June 16th. This issue caused a lot o...

Junior iMentor

Yareli Soto

May 23, 2017


Filed under Features

This year’s junior class of 2018 has began participating in a program called iMentor. This program assigns each individual student with a mentor. Many say that this program is a support system that will help them through their transition from high school to college. At times, students have a ...

Mr. Gaetjens Recognized by the State of Illinois as the Graduate Student of the Year!

Mr. Gaetjens Recognized by the State of Illinois as the Graduate Student of the Year!

May 17, 2017


Filed under Features, News

  He is one of the coolest, humblest, and sharpest members of PMA’s faculty and staff. Mr. Jahn Gaetjens, Phoenix’s newest counseling intern, was recognized by the Illinois School Counselor Association (ISCA) as the Graduate Student of the Year for going above and beyond to make a difference...

iMentor- Jesse Rosas

iMentor- Jesse Rosas

Emmanuel Ruiz

May 10, 2017


Filed under Meet Me

The transition between high school and college is definitely something high school students are not accustomed to, especially if they are the first generation from their family attending college. Many of the current students attending Phoenix will be the first generation that attends college and becaus...

Phoenix Students Conquer LTAB

Phoenix Students Conquer LTAB

Kayla Webster

May 10, 2017


Filed under Features

Louder Than A Bomb is an annual poetry slam that takes place here in Chicago. Two of Phoenix’s very own seniors Matthew Wilbourn and Sammy Ortega both placed in this past LTAB competition. LTAB first started in 2001 and since then the competition has become home for multiple teams and individual...

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