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8th Graders Scout PMA as potential school

Yajari Popoca
January 5, 2016
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For the past couple of weeks Sgt. Villarreal has been hosting Shadow Days, where eighth grade students come to Phoenix. The students attend classes and morning formation with current freshmen to see how their high school experience would be if they attended Phoenix the following year. This particular...

Garry McCarthy Fired By Mayor Emmanuel

Garry McCarthy Fired By Mayor Emmanuel

Jamell Gooden
December 16, 2015
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Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy was forced to resign by Mayor Rahm Emanuel in an attempt to start change for the city of Chicago’s police department. It took 407 days from the day of the Laquan McDonald shooting until McCarthy was fired and there is still more punishment to be handed out across the boa...

Accused of Waukegan Rape; gets an $999,000 settlement

Joshlynn Murphy
December 15, 2015
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Bennie Starks spent 20 years in prison for a rape that was held in Waukegan in 1986, which he did not commit. He got an $999,000 settlement. The City Council approved to give $65,000 payments totaling almost a million dollars. John L. Stainthorp, a Chicago attorney who represented Starks in a lawsuit ...

Planned Parenthood Attacked

Planned Parenthood Attacked

Jose Guel
December 14, 2015
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On November 27, 2015, a man attacked a Planned Parenthood clinic and killed three people and wounded nine people in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Authorities have said he had no clear motive but he was very religious. Robert Lewis Dear went into Planned Parenthood screaming no more baby parts. Now De...

Laquan McDonald’s Gunman Released From Custody

Joshlynn Murphy
December 9, 2015
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On November 30th, Officer Jason Van Dyke was released from Cook County’s custody after his father posted $150,000 cashier's bond. Hours earlier, a Cook County judge viewed the police dashboard camera video of the shooting of Laquan McDonald, 17, before setting bail at $1.5 million for Van Dyke....

Victory At The Citywide Soapbox Competition

Victory At The Citywide Soapbox Competition

Samuel Ferguson
December 7, 2015
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Chicago teens from high schools in various neighborhoods got the opportunity to voice their concerns and opinions during the citywide Soapbox competition at Jones College Prep on November 21, 2015. For many weeks, PMA students crafted speeches that evolved around a topic they wanted to discuss. A...

Working On Black Friday

Diana Aguilar
December 7, 2015
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Thanksgiving is just around the corner and everyone is excited to spend time with their family and enjoy the festivities. Everyone is in a happy mood to reunite their family for one time a year. However, some people don’t have the privilege of enjoying the company of their families and celebrating ...

Marquette, where you have unlimited paths towards success

Mayra Barrios
December 3, 2015
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Marquette University is a private Catholic Jesuit university located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This college offers a comprehensive range of majors in 11 nationally and internationally recognized colleges and schools. The counseling department and 40 juniors visited Marquette on November 3. “What's ori...

Getting Into Homecoming Spirit

Octavio Sanchez
November 20, 2015
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At Phoenix Military Academy there is always a time to be relaxed and a time to be standing tall and proud. The time to be chill is here, it is called Homecoming week. Homecoming is such a good week for most of the PMA students. “This week is going to be enjoyable because we don’t have to wear our unif...

Spirit Week and the Uniform

Gladis Martinez
November 20, 2015
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The most cheerful week at the beginning of the year is spirit week and the homecoming dance. Students look forward to spirit week, and the dance as well. During spirit week students  can expect to come out of uniform and have fun throughout the week. However,  there are students  who do not parti...

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