Month: July 2014

With My Father Again

With My Father Again

by Jabarria This week, my dad came home.   I missed him so much because he was gone for two years.  That's a long time to be without someone you love. I am so happy that I finally got to… Continue Reading

Same Crap, Different Day

Same Crap, Different Day

(Photo by Krista Wortendyke) By Larry A few weeks ago, for my assignment I was supposed to interview one of my friends who was on house arrest. On the day that I was supposed to do my interview, I could… Continue Reading

My Homie Got Shot

My Homie Got Shot

By Bryan I was on Facebook scrolling down my news feed on July 20, and I noticed one of my homies had his arm in a cast. I asked, “What had happened, Bro?” He told me that me had gotten… Continue Reading

Another Shooting

Another Shooting

                            (Photo by Krista Wortendyke) By Shonkela It seems like more children and teens are getting killed in 2014 than adults. Last Friday, July 18th, an 11-year-old girl was shot and killed while at a sleepover at a friend’s house.… Continue Reading

Rock The Bells

Rock The Bells

By Krista Wortendyke It’s a cool Tuesday in mid-July at Tilden Career Academy. Ms. Holmes, Shonkela and Larry roll into the office all laughs and smiles. Larry is out of uniform. It was too cold for an extra large horsed… Continue Reading

What It Is Right Now

What It Is Right Now

By Sharon Holmes Shonkela was on her way to the second meeting (July 9) when she was caught in a traffic jam on the Dan Ryan Expressway. She had no idea why traffic was so bad, so she decided to… Continue Reading

Making it through the summer

Making it through the summer

(Photo by Krista Wortendyke)By Suzanne McBrideSchool's been out not quite three weeks, and Larry is bored."Same old, same old." That's how Larry describes summer vacation so far.Bryan chimes in: “This weekend went so slow," so he was looking forward to… Continue Reading