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False alarm placed FLC on lockdown

Hannah Woodruff November 14, 2019

FLC students and staff filed into classrooms and offices for a lockdown on November 12, 2019, after the school administration received a report of an armed individual in the building. The alleged threat...

Overlooking the streets of Kensington | Photographer Angelica Maritnez

Supervised Injection Sites: Will they be a safe-haven or a dwelling of hazards for substance abusers?

Hannah Woodruff May 24, 2019

CON Tumbling down a spiral of drug abuse, opioid users may find themselves at a dead end when it comes to recovery. With treatment and withdrawals disguised as obstacles in their eye, it only becomes...

Food trucks | Photographer Colin Chrestay

Food Truck Festival ’19

Hannah Woodruff May 23, 2019

Franklin Learning Center held its annual food truck festival on Friday, May 3rd. Students, parents, and staff members spent their afternoon trying the inflatable obstacle course, climbing walls, listening...

Photographer Anannya Kundu

Life for Ghost Malls

Hannah Woodruff May 20, 2019

As a medical practitioner, would you turn a blind eye to a patient who’s coding? Your job is to make sure the person under your care feels comfort and receives proper treatment. It doesn’t matter...

Illustrator Paladin Jenkins

Not Charming, Just Murderous

Hannah Woodruff April 2, 2019

Illustrator Paladin Jenkins With recent shows like Netflix’s "You" and “Conversations With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes”, the romanticization of criminals skyrocketed in mainstream media once...

Staff Photographer, · Alisha Lou

FLC Alum Returns to Coach Mock Trial

Hannah Woodruff April 2, 2019 Staff Photographer Alisha Lou Angella Middleton, Franklin Learning Center class of 2002 and former mock trial team member, is back at her alma mater...

FLC Junior, Phedora Jean-Philippe , is a proud member of the Inspire U.S.

2018 Midterms: A Time For Youth to Shine

Hannah Woodruff October 30, 2018

By Sophia Cisse, Hannah Woodruff Now more than ever, youth voters plan to take action as the upcoming elections begin to close in. The shared spirit for change drives the young demographic to use...

Former President Barack Obama makes a guest appearance and encourages the crowd to vote this November. Staff Photographer Hannah Woodruff

Obama Visits Philly To Encourage Democrats

Hannah Woodruff October 5, 2018

Politicians and political activists, led by 44th President Barack Obama, joined together this September at the Dell Music Center for a rally of Pennsylvania democrats. Their mission: to encourage Philadelphians...

No-Spectator Policy: For Better or Worse?

No-Spectator Policy: For Better or Worse?

Hannah Woodruff April 3, 2018

Author: Hannah Woodruff   Following an incident on January 18, 2018 that ultimately ended with a call to the police, student spectators will no longer be permitted at Franklin Learning Center...

Do You Trust the School Alarms?

Do You Trust the School Alarms?

Hannah Woodruff February 16, 2018

In January, Hawaiian officials sent a mistaken inbound missile alert lasting a chaotic 38 minutes. With residents traumatized and businesses hurt, the error ultimately led to an increased distrust of Hawaii’s...

by Staff Photographer Selena Cuapio-Rodriguez
A print version of this story mistakenly credited Bwe Ku for this photo.

SEPTA Must Improve Safety Regulations

Hannah Woodruff January 22, 2018

As winter approaches, the possibility of an increase in SEPTA accidents is evident. Such a large business should be able to ensure the safety of passengers, but that doesn’t seem to be the case with...

Photo taken for The Flash by Daisy Toledo Mald

Puerto Ricans Set to Leave After Hurricane Maria Limits Resources

Hannah Woodruff December 18, 2017

The future of Puerto Rico has been irrevocably altered due to the hurricane. With the exact figures on the extent of damages and the costs for repairs unknown, Puerto Ricans are in desperate need of resources....

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