The Phoenix Fire

What People Are Doing Over Winter Break

Cherlin Ng

December 10, 2018

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Winter break: a time for vacation, reading, and sleep. Indeed, that seems to be what most of the eighth-grade Phoenixes are planning to do over this two week period. At least eight of the Phoenixes will be going on vacation. Celin...

PI+ Christmas Favorites

Sruthi Kotlo

December 10, 2018

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Many love the start of December. Everyone is cheerful, lights go up, people come together. In PI+, many students love listening to Christmas songs and watching Christmas movies. After surveying 51 of the students on the 8t...

FIRST and LEGO — STEM leads the way by Nathan Yuan

December 3, 2018

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They say that the roots of education are bitter, but for students participating in FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL), their exploration of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) ideas are as sweet as ever. FLL is an intern...

Phoenix Teacher Birthdays

Rohan Bulusu, News Reporter

October 11, 2018

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September 14th, Room 152. 7:00 am. The first students begin arriving, and begin their work. By 7:30, the group is a dozen strong and accompanied by Phoenix staff. At 7:47, the surprise is revealed, and Mrs. Piekarz enters her roo...

Cultural Appropriation in Halloween Costumes

Nathan Yuan

October 3, 2018

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Cultural Appropriation In Halloween Costumes By Nathan Yuan October marks the long wait to Halloween for most middle schoolers.  While playing dress-up may be fun, the costumes that one wears can have a very harmful effect on ...

2018 Magazine Drive

Elaina Malczewski

October 3, 2018

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2018 Magazine Drive By Elaina Malczewski Raise $70,000 by Wednesday, October 10. That’s the challenge the district-famous Magazine Dude gave the students of Kennedy Junior High School on Wednesday, September 19. Stud...

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