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  • Underperformance Within Chicago’s Public Neighborhood High Schools

    December 5, 2019 by

    By Giovanni Velez and David Astudillo Mark Villaruel graduated in 2015 from Senn High School, and is one voice within a crowd of Chicago Public Schools graduates who are dissatisfied with the education in their districts’ neighborhood high schools. “In general, I don’t believe that CPS and their neighborhood high schools are doing enough to… Read more

  • The Alarming Reality of Teen Suicide in Chicago

    December 5, 2019 by

    By David Astudillo and Esther Ma Marissa, a 20-year-old UIC student, has dealt with depression and constant anxiety throughout her teenage years. She says mixes of anxiety and depression were catalysts in her low depressive states, which led to her attempting suicide. “I would get mental breakdowns but they were rarely strong enough that I… Read more

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