The Phoenix Chronicle

Firebird Alumni Receives Golden Apple Scholarship

Genesis Vasquez

June 1, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Trump Wins Illinois

Ezequiel Diaz

April 4, 2016

On March 15,  Illinois got a chance to vote for our favorite candidate. Many believed that Donald Trump wasn’t going to win in Illinois due to the protest that was held outside the UIC Pavilion last Friday. This win brought attention to lots of people, especially Chicagoans. “I was very disappointed because many peop...

Confederate Flag Day

Jose Guel

April 4, 2016

On March 5, The Sons of the Confederate Veterans are organizing a Confederate Flag day at Gettysburg National Military Park in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania in hopes of making the day an official holiday. The Sons of the Confederate Veterans came up with this idea when they realized that the American ...

Posse Winner Selvyn Martinez

Xavier Martinez

April 4, 2016

The Posse Scholarship is one of the most prestigious scholarships in the country and is awarded to only the best students. Phoenix Military Academy has had numerous Posse cholars over the last couple of years and this year there are three students that were nominated. Senior Selvyn Martinez, is ...

Primary Phoenix Firebird Nomination

Primary Phoenix Firebird Nomination

Genesis Vasquez

April 4, 2016

An unforgettable day for senior Anthony Labrado was on March 11, 2016, Congressman Luis Gutierrez went to Phoenix Military Academy to nominate Labrado to the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. Zografo Argyres, Labrado’s mom, knows that her son is a hard worker because he has pu...

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