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Tiktok and its impact on school life

Tiktok and its impact on school life

Yael Perez-Ladino May 26, 2023

TikTok is a social media platform used by millions around the world, including students at FLC. Students can be seen doing TikTok dances in the hallways and stairways as well as scrolling through...

A sunlit letter to Franklin Learning Center, albeit messy with spilled ink

Shining a spotlight on FLC’s poets

Phatamarha Noel May 26, 2023

Poetry is an art form that has existed for centuries. It’s countless benefits and alluring nature has stood the test of time and continue to draw in writers young and old. April is National Poetry...

Localhost player plays a friendly round of Super Smash Brothers Ultimate during weekly tournament

Localhost: e-sports and gaming are just a few blocks away

Maya Williams May 26, 2023

If you’re looking for something to do after school, or even just in your free time, you should consider checking out Local- host. Localhost is an Esports internet cafe that allows patrons to rent computers...

A DE40LFR bus model made on ROBLOX

SEPTA bus revolution

Keyshawn Ward-Delisme May 26, 2023

Hundreds of Philadelphia students and teachers ride SEPTA almost every day. With the School District of Philadelphia handing students pre-paid student SEPTA Key cards active from 5:30 a.m. to 8...

The art of culinary skills

A crash course about the real world: Essential skills classes at FLC

Santino Stagliano May 26, 2023

When many high school students leave FLC, They are unaware of the essential skills they will need to survive in the “real world”. Offering high school classes based on these “life skills"...

Teen upset about having to go nowhere

Nowhere To Go: Philly’s recreation problem

Laila Warrick May 26, 2023

The average teenager has a ton on their plate. Keeping up with grades, preparing for college, and finding an after-school job are the normal things young adults can keep themselves busy...

Student listening to music and studying

How does music improve students’ study experience?

Laila Warrick May 26, 2023

CORRECTION: The May 15, 2023 print edition of this article was falsely attributed to Maya Williams. She did create the illustration but did not write the article.  As a high school student,...

Heat in school classrooms.

School temperatures raise concern for staff and students

Dahslee Hernandez March 9, 2023

Throughout the year, Franklin Learning Center students have complained about the temperatures in their classrooms, from teachers yelling over air conditioners during the winter to students sweating and...

Bring Back Culture Day!

Bring Back Culture Day!

Zaynab Hajali, Staff Writer April 7, 2022

We have a lot of diversity at Franklin Learning Center, but culture is never really celebrated. I remember in middle school we had a culture day. Everyone wore their traditional clothing, shared some...

Policy for LGBTQIA+ rights

Kyndra Patterson and Phatamarha Noel, Staff Writer March 29, 2022

The School District of Philadelphia has had a flood of new members to their PTA meetings wanting to discuss many topics. One of the most prominent topics being Policy 252. Numerous meetings have been called...

How Should African American History Be Taught In Schools?

How Should African American History Be Taught In Schools?

Yves-Melsein Metellusand and Omar Mumin, Staff Writer March 29, 2022

In 1967, a group of 3,500 Philadelphia students marched down Broad Street to the Board of Education, hoping to protest for Black rights and Black studies. Among their demands: the right to wear traditional...

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