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Compass Testing Benefits

Yessenia Lopez

January 12, 2017

  Compass is an untimed placement exam that helps City Colleges of Chicago determine courses that best suit students ability to perform academically. This test consists of a reading, writing, and math portion. Each student is notified whether they pass or not the same day he or she submits t...

New Sheriff In Town

Salvador Gonzalez

January 11, 2017

With a new school year, came a new colonel for Phoenix Military Academy. Everyone welcomed her with a big “hooah” to make her feel like home. Although some cadets miss our last Colonel, there's nothing that can be done to bring him back. “I wish he stayed for our last year,” said senior Ed...

Chemistry Within Grades

Bryan Sanchez

December 21, 2016

In Phoenix Military Academy, AP Chemistry was introduced last year; however, it dropped some student’s grades and changed their schedules.   Students in AP Chemistry are engaged in  a very rigorous class with only 98 minutes of working, studying, taking notes and asking questions. The c...

JEA/NSPA Journalism Convention

Samuel Ferguson, Editor

November 29, 2016

From November 10th to November 13th, students from Phoenix Military Academy visited Indianapolis for the JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention. They involved themselves in competitions and attended seminars that enhanced their journalism skills. All of the thirty students who attended were...

Election Day Aftermath

David Marroquin

November 28, 2016

After a year and a half of debate and controversy, the United States has finally confirmed the next president. Despite Hillary Clinton winning the popular vote, the electoral college voted for Donald J. Trump to become the 45th president of the country. Trump won the election by receiving 290 votes while Cl...

Football Season is Saved

Tarvaris Robinson

November 16, 2016

Senior football players almost witness their last season come to an early end.This year all of CPS' football teams almost witnessed their last season for the year which caused most seniors to worry because, they didn't want to end the season so early.When ask the question How did you feel when you were ...

Strike 2016

Strike 2016

Ryan Sanchez

October 11, 2016

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

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...


Gregory Boyle

June 7, 2016

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

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...

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