Endia World

Endia World
By Sharon Holmes Something amazing happened on the South Side of Chicago last Saturday, Aug. 9. Two young men decided to throw a party. This was no ordinary party; this was a party organized by friends of 14-year-old Endia Martin…

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Coming Home

Coming Home
  (Photo by Krista Wortendyke) By Rasheed On June 16 - just a few days after school got out - I found out that my mother bought me a ticket to Missouri to visit my granddad and his family. I…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Why Hate?

Why Hate?
By Tajae On June 1,  2014, the gay marriage law took effect in Illinois. Despite how common it is today, people still have a hard time accepting homosexuals. Some people think being gay, lesbian or bisexual is an illness, and…

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