Why all the violence? No one Knows…….

By:  Jaquammy Why is it that everytime I turn around, No secret to be found someone always found dead , Or put under the ground ,I always asked myself why? Why all the senseless crime? No one should…

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Respect

Respect
By Reggie Malcolm X once said, “Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.” I like this quote because it connects to me on…

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Definition of Family

Definition of Family
By:  Alexis M As Sean Braxton once said, “Not all blood is family. Not all family is blood.” The definition of the word ‘family’ differs by many different people and even cultures. I learned that just because you…

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Running With The Big Dogs

Running With The Big Dogs
Marcus P Pitt Bulls Each day, all over the city, large dogs like Pit Bulls and Rottweilers, are unfairly demonized because of their size and reputation.  People run away from big dogs.  They will call the…

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Gang Banging

Gang Banging
By:  Cynthia S In the Englewood community today, young boys are being involved in gangs. These boys are  dropping out of school and joining gangs to feel they have others who will protect them from danger. In Englewood, these gangs…

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Too Young

By: Reginald B When I walk around 54th Street, Wood Street , 55th Street, and Damen, even in my school, I see pregnant teens or women who had sex young having hard times.  A lot of teens I know  have…

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School Uniforms

School Uniforms
By Chris V At Tilden, students are required to comply with a mandatory school uniform policy. This policy is frowned upon by many of my peers because it’s unhygienic.  This policy has been in existence for 3 years.  Our school…

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HYGIENE

HYGIENE
By: Amber H. Hygiene   The hygiene of the students at Tilden High School is very bad. The problem is that they don’t shower, wash their clothes and don’t wear deodorant. It is distracting to both the students and teachers.…

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Distracted Drivers

Distracted Drivers
by:  Deangelo C Reckless drivers are causing accidents in Greater Grand Crossing especially at night. Many of these drivers are impaired by drugs, alcohol, loud music, or generally not paying attention to their surroundings. This issue is important because people's…

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Drug Abuse

Drug Abuse
By:  Katrina The community of Gage Park, on the south side of Chicago, is suffering because many residents are abusing marijuana and crack cocaine. The residents are self medicating to treat ailments like depression. They are using it every single…

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