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Strike 2016

Strike 2016

Ryan Sanchez
October 11, 2016
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It’s final, the teachers have set October 11th for the day of strike. On September 23rd, the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU), voted whether or not to go on strike. All Chicago Public School teachers had to vote that, and at least 75%  of teachers had to vote yes in order to go on strike. 95 percent vot...

Students Protected by the New Voices of Illinois Press Freedom Law

Students Protected by the New Voices of Illinois Press Freedom Law

Ryan Sanchez, Editor
September 23, 2016
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On August 1st, Governor Bruce Rauner signed a new bill that protects high school student journalists’ rights from administrative tyranny. New Voices of Illinois Press Freedom Law, or HB 5902, is a big deal for every student journalist who is writing a gripping story. That is because HB 5902 shields these...

ACT OVER

Gregory Boyle
June 7, 2016
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After all the preparation the school and juniors have done, they are now relieved that the ACT over. Juniors from Phoenix are elated and hope scores come back. “I feel pretty good about the ACT being over, it was kind of challenging and I'm glad it's over with,” said junior Joshlynn Murphy. Teache...

Smithsonian African American History Museum to Add Bill Cosby Exhibit

Jose Guel
June 7, 2016
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On March 31, The Smithsonian in Washington D.C. was  planning to put Bill Cosby in an exhibit at their National Museum of African American History and Culture and include his sexual misconduct with 50 women. This museum will be open this September. At first the people of the Smithsonian decided...

Firebird Alumni Receives Golden Apple Scholarship

Genesis Vasquez
June 1, 2016
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Many people immigrate to America in search of a “better life” and face many difficulties, especially when applying to colleges. The college process can seem very overwhelming because immigrant students cannot qualify for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid known as FAFSA. Phoenix alumni ...

Hope Succeeds

Taylar Tramil
May 13, 2016
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Many families travel from other countries to create a better life for themselves. Today there are many undocumented students who strive for excellence and put in the hard work. Proving themselves more than deserving of receiving equal education opportunities and equal rights. Although many struggle to...

Teen Shot by Police

Joshlynn Murphy
April 28, 2016
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April 11, 2016 marked the fifth police-involved shooting  this year and the third fatal one. Pierre L. Loury, a 16 year old, was shot by a Chicago cop, after  a brief foot chase. Police said Loury was shot as he fled on foot from a car that officers had pulled over because it matched the description of a...

Decision, Decision

Decision, Decision

Kimberly Huerta
April 26, 2016
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For the Global Citizen Year Fellowship 2016-2017 cohort, one Phoenix Military Academy senior, Genesis Vasquez applied and has the chance to go to India for a year. “I am really excited, but at the same time confused. I really want to go to college, but if I choose to go, I will have to postpone ...

Time to get the tunes together for the Drum and Bugle competition

Gladis Martinez
April 12, 2016
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Drum and Bugle is right around the corner for the school band. It is taking place on April 30. For many of the band members it is their first competition. As for Senior Genesis Vasquez, this is her first drum and bugle competition and her first year in the school band. “This is my first year in band although I ...

Prom Ticket Raffles for Fafsa

Gladis Martinez
April 4, 2016
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On January 6, 2016, there was a raffle ticket going on for the seniors. What was being raffled were five free prom tickets. But there was a catch to be in the raffle, all seniors must submit their FAFSA confirmation page to the counselors. The reason they came across this conclusion was because they wan...

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