The Phoenix Fire

Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Boris Rokhmanov

December 10, 2018

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While long lines pour from every outlet and store, the unbeatable prices and flash sales beckon many to purchase. Likewise, the following Monday, online stores such as Amazon are flooding with customers for their products. Soon it...

Secret Santa

Ria Pande

December 10, 2018

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Secret Santa Phoenix Fire Thingy Written By Ria Pande Edited By Jerry Luo   It’s that time of year again! The holiday season is rolling back around, which means one of the most awaited events of 2018 is here, Secret ...

FLL Competition

Chungtai Tian

December 10, 2018

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On December 1st, four Phoenix 8th graders will be going to Naperville North for a robotics competition. Two weeks later, five more will be headed to Batavia for another competition. These competitions are part of a program called FL...

History of Black Friday

Boris Rokhmanov, Feature Reporter

December 10, 2018

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While long lines pour from every outlet and store, the unbeatable prices and flash sales beckon many to purchase. Likewise, the following Monday, online stores such as Amazon are flooding with customers for their products. Soon it...

A Beloved Tradition — Secret Santa

Ria Pande, Feature Reporter

December 10, 2018

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It’s that time of year again! The holiday season is rolling back around, which means one of the most awaited events of 2018 is here, Secret Santa. Secret Santa is a tradition between 7th and 8th KJHS PI+ students. The studen...

The History of Christmas

December 3, 2018

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by Karen Subin Since 1870, December 25th has federally been marked as Christmas. Cherished by thousands of people, Christmas is one of many holidays celebrated around the world. With toasty fireplaces, Santa Claus, and presents, Chri...

Lighting Up the Pod by Elaina Malczewski

December 3, 2018

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The moment Thanksgiving ends, most people snap into their winter mindset. Christmas decorations go up, mass holiday shopping on Black Friday occurs, and everyone finally accepts the snowfall and chilly temperatures. The Phoeni...

History of the Thanksgiving Menu

Chungtai Tian, Feature Reporter

November 24, 2018

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Picture a Thanksgiving meal. A big roasted turkey. Stuffing, potatoes, and maybe some cranberry sauce, too. And to finish off the big meal, a delicious pumpkin pie. While this is the modern Thanksgiving dinner that comes to mind today...

The DAR Essay Competition

R., Feature Reporter

November 24, 2018

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The time has come for DAR, Daughters of the American Revolution; an annual competition at Kennedy Junior High School. The competition allows all students of 5th through 8th grade to write an essay pertaining to a certain aspect ...

Kennedy Junior High School — 2018 Geography Bee

Chungtai Tian, Feature Reporter

October 5, 2018

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Bolivia. Oman. Djibouti. These are just three of the countries that students at Kennedy Jr. High School, located in Lisle, IL, will need to familiarize themselves with to prepare for the annual Kennedy Geography Bee. The ...

The Kennedy Junior High School 2018 Magazine Drive

October 3, 2018

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In various online marketplaces, students all over District 203 are busy making magazine sales for the 2018 Magazine Drive. The Magazine Drive is an annual campaign that has students sell magazines to help support Kennedy du...

Brigid Kemmerer, author, visits Kennedy

Ria Pande, Feature Reporter

October 3, 2018

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On September 27th, 2018, author Brigid Kemmerer came to Kennedy Junior High to talk about the books she’s written, along with the ups and downs of being an author. Kemmerer has 3 sons and lives in Maryland. She specializes in wr...

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