Chi-Town 5k’s

A great race to attend is the Burgers & Beer 5k which is on July 15, 2013 the time that it start is at 7 p.m. in this race will be held downtown at the park at lakeshore east. There are a lot of people that’s attending this race and a lot that’s going to join now just think after you finish the run you be able to sit down in enjoy a beer with a burger at burgers & goose in just relax. You can register for this run at this website the registration fee it will be $40. The awards 2nd & 3rd Place Male & Female Winners receive a pair of Saucony Shoes! Age Group M&F Awards: 14 & up will receive a Universal Sole Gift Card.

Another Great Race is The Color Me rad 5k Race Is on July 20, 2013 it starts at 9:00 a.m. in this race will be held at Soldier Field. The race is almost sold out its $35 to register to on a website called Race Day Info Packets will be posted 2 weeks before the race with tons of info on parking, color partying, and how to clean the color out of your most sensitive areas. Anybody & everybody could attend this run if they want to have fun. The Color Me Rad Run already has over a 100,000 people attending it right now. A lot of people quoted that the run will “be a lot of colors”. Now if you have alleges to corn starch I suggest you watch blocks always for this color-filled 5k race. But if you really want to have a great time Color Me Rad Chicago Is the place to be. People run this for the fun and mainly for charities. The mission of World Sport Chicago is to promote the development of sustainable sports programming that improves the quality of life for under-served youth in Chicago and at-risk communities. World Sport Chicago does this by Teaching life-enhancing values development through a sport, on-going sport programs and events to engage families and making stronger communities, Directing resources and technical expertise to communities of need for high-quality and sustainable programming, Sharing practices to develop thought leadership on the positive impact of sport, and regardless of physical and visual abilities.


God don’t Like Ugly: Blasphemy

Why is blasphemy so important to some and others just doing it blandly? What is blasphemy, you ask? Blasphemy is the act of insulting or showing lack of reverence for a religious deity or the irreverence towards religious or holy people or things.

In America a lot of people use “blasphemy” every day. Although there is freedom of speech sometimes people tend to use curse, insults, and vulgar language so freely. People fail to realize that cursing has consequences and it is also very disrespectful to some people. In some countries state religions blasphemy is banned under the criminal code.

In Muslim religion, the penalties for blasphemy can vary from fines, imprisonment, flogging, amputation, hanging, or beheading. Judaist believes when a person uses blasphemy then they should be get the death penalty. According to, Christians believe that blasphemy is an unforgivable sin.

On the other hand according to, blasphemy is just a replacement or a shadow of our feelings and experiences. According to Blasphemy is a way of life. Blasphemy is a way to tell a big truth.

Although you may not realize that you’re speaking against the lord, you have done it. Advice, don’t say something or do something you might regret, and remember GOD DON’T LIKE UGLY.

“Molly, Rape Drug, You Ain’t Even Know It”.            

“Molly, Rape Drug, You Ain’t Even Know It”.


            The rapper “Rick Ross” has been an amazing artist until he came out with the remix to “U.O.E.N.O” in 2013. Rick Ross put people in shock with the lyrics “Put Molly all in her champagne, she ain’t even know it. I took her home and I enjoyed that, she ain’t even know it.” Some people would never believe how people would do and say anything just for money and fame. Rick Ross made people believe that the drug “Molly” is used to enjoy people or things of life and to be known as “the rape drug. Ross quotes that he never meant for the song to have a negative effect on the society. People can be wrong or do things wrong even if you’re famous because all people are the same.

              Molly is a drug slang term used to describe the purest form of MDMA (3.4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine, commonly known as ecstasy). Many rappers used the term molly in their song because people use molly’s for partying, just trying it for the first time, or following their friends. For Ross’s actions, women signed a petition to ask that Ross be dropped by Reebok. Women were offended by Ross’s lyrics because he made it seem like you could do anything to a female if their under the use of drugs. Reebok’s says that they puts a lot of time in what they do for women and Ross says that  “I just want to reach out to all my queens that’s on my timeline, all the sexy ladies, the beautiful ladies that have been reaching out to me with the misunderstanding: We don’t condone rape, and I’m not with that.”

Many people know Ross for being a good all-around musical artist, but Ross has a background like, In January 2008, Ross was arrested on gun and marijuana charges. So if someone so famous can do things like this, maybe Rick Ross should be known as the rapist he is. Ross says “that using a substance to rob a woman of her right to make a choice is not only a crime, it’s wrong and I do not encourage it. To my fans, I also apologize if I have disappointed you. I can only hope that this sparks a healthy dialogue and that I can contribute to it.” After Ross apologizes to everyone he may have hurt or put down, many people started to have faith into Ross’s music.

School focus and resolve

How to be successful in School

By: Engel Williams

                        Ever felt you weren’t getting all you want out of the educational system? Want to learn more and actually feel dedicated to school? These are simple steps to make your final days of school satisfying:

  1. 1.      Focus– You may hear this a lot, and more than in one place, but focusing is possible and really easy to achieve. For some more effective than others and can be done with ease; however you must do multiple steps and procedures before you can really concentrate.
  • Distractions- They are one of the many causes of someone getting off topic, they come in many forms. They will pull your interest to something else irrelevant and will waist time. Try to eliminate all the technology and gadgets from the room, with the exception of an mp3 player or music player to liven the mood of the room.
  • Freedom- Often people feel homework or classwork takes away from your free will or time but that will help you in the long run. Just try to visualize your future and every consequence possible. That may make the ability of making decisions easier and available in the future.
  • Attitude adjustment- when you hear the words grow up, it may feel offensive but try to take the time and look inside yourself and think am I right. Don’t take it as people trying to hurt you but, people looking out for your best efforts, and its ok to be goofy or act out sometime but don’t make it apart of your personality.
  1. 2.      Progress- You may feel you’re stuck in a big hole and can’t dig yourself out. Just try to remember there are people who love you believe it or not and they will give you any assistance necessary to help you achieve your goals.
  • Open Up- There is a line teenagers make to separate themselves and others, they are most vulnerable at this time of their lives; any abuse would automatically make things worse. So teens should be set in a safe and acceptable environment (Ex. School, Home, Friends etc.) so they can try to open up to officials for any type of help.
  • Acceptance- In most schools the “bad” kids are set out from “good” kids there is such thing as “bad” however “good” is not even applied to people no one is “good”, however there is well trained, spoiled, or well taken care of, or prodigies. May be just maybe if you take away a little of the given adoration for the prodigies and give some of it to the, abused, mistreated and corrupt offspring, it may give their life some value, and you will see value.
  1. 3.      Achievement’s- Like many you want to feel proud and look forward to making a change, however they can also block your progress in school.
  • Envy or Jealousy- Someone over does or pushes your achievement’s to the side and you try to just let it pass but it’s something on your mind that makes you faun or despise the person or the work. Well that’s jealousy for you and you don’t realize you’re jealous until you are pressured, and things become a giant pretzel. Try to face this emotion yourself and get it off your chest and in order to do this try meditation and other relaxing methods to overcome your troubles and remember everyone is different and destined for different things.
  • Over thinking or doing- There is good but some try to rise beyond that and beyond. If you want good then try to the best of your ability, let’s be honest be yourself and do what you can do. People may accept what you may have to offer and you may blow their mind.       

My junior year expectations

                Shana Miller

                                                                                                            May 31, 2013

                                                                                                            Next Year


            August 2013 I will be a junior in high school. My junior year expectations are to have at least a 3.0 as my grade point average. My expectations for my ACT scores are to have at least a 23. I want my junior year to be easy and as successful as possible. I’m going to work my hardest to fulfill my expectations.

            There are many ways I’m going to fulfill my expectations. My sophomore, year I was always late to school, because I don’t like to be on time liked to be on time. Being late all the time caused my grades to drop and not be as high as they could have been.  I was missing out on educational time that could have been spent doing my work. I could be doing my work.  My junior year I’m going to come to school before the bell ring am going to give myself enough time  so I will not be late

            My sophomore, year I barley did my homework and, if I did my homework it was because it was very important or worth a lot of points. If I decided to do my homework I, would take all day to do it, I would put Facebook and my friends before my homework. My sophomore year, I rarely studied, and my study habits were terrible. My junior I’m to do my homework even if the assignment is not worth a lot of points. I’m going to do my homework before I get on Facebook and turn off my phone while I’m doing my homework. I’m not going to put my friends before my homework and class work. I’m going to pay attention in class. Also I will come to school and class on time prepared to do my work.

American Musical and Dramatic Academy

American Musical and Dramatic Academy, also known as Amda is a college for people that wants to pursue their careers in Acting, Dance Theatre, Musical Theatre and Preforming Arts. Amda has two campuses, in LA and New York. LA have more of place if want to do movies, New York is basically for plays. Alot of actors and actresses came from LA. It’s a good experience. I’m going to LA for being an actress, i want to do plays and movies, but my heart is set on doing movies the most. This college helps their students in the major they want to excelled and provide support. When you attend AMDA Los Angeles, you become a part of Hollywood’s creative community; the studios, theatres and landmarks are your inspiration. Amda has had good reviews, its a very popular College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts, many people find this to be an outstanding school.Alot of actors and actresses now,came from this school. Either from LA or New York. If you want to pursue your career in acting, dance, musical and also preforming arts, this is the right school for you!

What Is A Entrepreneur

The entrepreneur is commonly seen as a business leader and innovator of new ideas and business processes. Management skill and strong team building abilities are often perceived as essential leadership attributes for successful entrepreneurs. Studies show that the propensities for male and female entrepreneurs are more similar than different. A growing body of work shows that entrepreneurial behavior is dependent on social and economic factors. For example, countries with healthy and diversified labor markets or stronger safety nets show a more favorable ratio of opportunity-driven rather than necessity-driven women entrepreneurs. Studies suggest that male entrepreneurs possess strong negotiating skills and consensus-forming abilities. Entrepreneur there people who design building in they get paid a lot in that’s what I want I to be my career when I get out of school. Entrepreneur is people that like to draw in I’m that type of person.


It’s starting to heat up outside, and school is almost over. Even though I hate school, I think I’ll be able to go all the way to the end of the year without falling back into my old ways. There’s about five weeks of school left so I have to hustle to make sure my grades are right. My grades still suck from the quarter before, but they are improving. With mother’s day passing not to long ago, my mom has been on my mind a lot lately. Throughout that whole week she was on my mind I miss her so much but it was good to hear some of my family check up on me to see how I was feeling. I really appreciate knowing that they care. Also I’ve been doing well in night school, which is almost over. I’ll be so happy when school is over and I can finally relax and enjoy my time. With all the killings happening my family and friends are looking out for making sure I’m safe. Lately all I been doing is finishing up school and buying shoes. Since I messed up earlier in the year it seems like I’m going to be spending some of summer getting my academics together. I’m ok with that because I know school comes first but I still want to get my shoes. Hopefully after summer school I still have some time to enjoy my summer. I don’t see summer school as ruining my summer, so I can deal with it. I still have anxiety over my mom but I kind of learned to deal with it. Life hasn’t been the easiest for me but no one ever said life was easy. You just have to take it day by day. At this point that’s the only thing I can do.

Professional Dancer

There are many steps a person must take in order to become a professional dancer. It takes lots and lots of practice and experience to become a successful artist. Its takes hard work and a lot of dedication; everything won’t always go your way in the dancing world either. There will be a lot of things you will not be able to control, and someone will always do something better than you, but you can’t give up. Being a professional dancer can take up a lot of your time, because you’ll need all the time you can to practice so every move will be perfect. There will always be people who won’t like you or the type of dancing you do but you can never allow anyone to bring you down.
In order to become a professional dancer, first you’ll need to get yourself in dancing school and take private lessons. You’ll also need some motivation so it can keep you going or find something that inspires you. Second, you have to stay healthy and make sure that your body is in good shape. You will also need to eat healthy food in order to give you a lot of energy. Professional dancers need to use their bodies to tell a story through various forms of dance including hiphop, ballet, jazz and modern dance, etc.You do not necessarily need a degree to become a dancer, but training is necessary. School can be beneficial for dancers for training purposes or to secure a degree that can help you pursue another career in the event that you do not become a professional dancer. If you are in high school then you should get in a lot of programs or clubs such as drama or music. Becoming a professional dancer is what I would like to do when I become older. I also experience a lot already by being on lots of dance teams such as Final Phaze, I also used to participate in cheerleading, and next year I hope to be in drama club and choreograph the spring musical.

Career Happening

Ever wonder how the classes you take in school could help in your future career. Since I have been in journalism, I can honestly say it has made me a better writer. I plan on becoming a writer, and now I feel a lot more experienced and confident in my writing. Many people don’t realize the unique classes you take now will help with your career.
I’m not in the medical program, but the people who are have a better chance of becoming a doctor, nurse, surgeon, etc. They are learning the basics of the medical field before they even get to college. It’s almost like how I am learning the basics to journalism before I’m in college. Its classes will build your career up, but only if you take them seriously.
The basic classes like math and English will also help. These classes may even be more important than the medical. Why? Because you can always go to medical school, but you won’t get accepted if you don’t take these classes seriously. English helps you with basically any career/job you choose in the future. You use math for basically everything you do without even realizing it.
Lastly, the classes you take and how you handle them can determine where and who you will be in a few years. For example, being in journalism has made me a better writer, and I have more confidence in my ability to become a writer and director in the future. If you succeed these classes to your expectations and keep going, you will have a bright future ahead of you.

BY:Ashundia Johnson