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Smiling on the South Side

Smiling on the South Side

By Brenda I live on the South Side of Chicago in a neighborhood called the Back of the Yards. I have lived here for 10 years, and I have seen what most kids my age have never even thought about. Everyone… Continue Reading

You Have to Pick and Choose

You Have to Pick and Choose

By Cordell “Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you up there.” This is a quote I always think about on and off the court because there are a lot of obstacles I go through… Continue Reading

Remembering Endia

Remembering Endia

By Rasheed My friend, Endia Martin, was killed April 28, 2014. She was in a fight with another girl and was shot. She was 14. The pain I’m feeling, words and crying can’t express. I never thought in a million… Continue Reading

Looking Good

Looking Good

By: Jabarria #Rule Number 1: Wash Your Face With Soap & Water Many people don’t realize this step is the most important step. They just wake up put makeup on, and they have nasty coal in their eyes or remnants… Continue Reading

Charles The Great’s Rules For Dating

Charles The Great’s Rules For Dating

By Charles The first time you start dating someone is so romantic and touching. You never want to leave that person alone. All you do is think about that person all day, every day. When you are doing homework, watching TV,… Continue Reading

How Do We Have a Safe Summer?

How Do We Have a Safe Summer?

By Anthony Lately, people in Chicago had been having concerns about their 2014 summer.  They're asking: “Are we going to be safe this summer?” As a African-American male teenager, I don't feel safe at all and I am worried about summer. Honestly,… Continue Reading