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Local students learn about science and physics through hip-hop (PHOTOS)

  Students from Lara, Little Village and STEM Magnet Academies had the chance to learn about physics today through hip-hop performances and interactive activities during the FMA Live! Forces in Motion show. This award-winning, hip-hop physics education program inspires middle school students to learn and enjoy math and science. This year the program’s focus is […]

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Local principals receive CPS award for school’s academic growth

On Aug. 22, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett recognized 134 principals from across the school district for their work in boosting academic growth among students during the 2012-2013 academic school year. Among the honorees were three principals from the Back of the Yards community; Paul Schissler from Lara Academy, Barton Dassinger from […]

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Pink Panthers Program Promotes Girl Power

An after school program at Lara Academy, in Back of the Yards, helped girls throughout the year with issues unique to them–such as boys, puberty and bullying. Here is a video where students talk about how the program helped them. Un programa despúes de clases en la Academia Lara, en Back of the Yards, ayudó […]

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Pink Panthers Program Promotes Girl Power

Lara Academy after school program is helping girls navigate through teen issues Every Monday, a group of sixth, seventh and eighth grade girls at Lara Academy in Back of the Yards gets together after school to discuss the challenges of being a teen. The group is called Pink Panthers and its helping girls navigate through […]

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Mother Laments Over Son’s Recent Death

Note from the editor: Last week, as we worked on some of the stories for this issue, I overheard Monica Reynoso, our bilingual translator and Back of the Yards resident, on the phone with her mother. Given our crowded shoulder-to-shoulder situation in the office, I could not help but listen to the whole conversation. She […]

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BYNC Community Quarterly Council Meeting Acknowledges 9th District Police Efforts

On Wednesday Sept. 28, the Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council’s Community Quarterly Council meeting gave recognition to seven 9th District police officers for ensuring residents’ safety this past summer. Below is a three-month recap of three different incidents that occurred in the months of June and August. Teen Drops a Pistol – Back of […]