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Maya Williams January 26, 2024

For many people, hair is a form of expression and identity. Hair is part of a person from social aspects to creative aspects. These ideals hold especially true in African-American cultures,  where hair...

FLC students gather for Community Building Circles.

Advisory Period and Community circles

Gabriella DiGiacomo January 3, 2024

As this new school year starts, lots of students are curious about the change in what we do during advisory. We went from advisory every morning to advisory once a week. Along with that, there are tons...

Yondr Pouches on top of one another on the table on a Tuesday evening, Oct. 24, 2023.

FLC considering using Yondr Pouches

Angela Doan January 3, 2024

At the beginning of the school year, there were rumors in Franklin Learning Center that FLC was considering using Yondr pouches to lock up students' cell phones. The Yondr pouch is a tool where cellphones...

Where is the paper?

Offical Statement for the digital issue

Editoral Board December 19, 2023

The Flash will be going completely digital for this issue due to complications with funding and printing. There has unfortunately been a struggle with administration and paying for this issue on time....

James Michael Johnson, the new speaker of the house, holding a gavel.

Vacant seat of speaker for the U.S. House of Representatives

Antonio Peralta December 19, 2023

On October 3rd, 2023 the U.S. House of Representatives had elected to remove Kevin McCarthy from his position as the speaker of the house. Eight Republicans and 208 Democrats voted to remove Kevin McCarthy...

An FLC student enjoying their rap music.

The Stigmatization of Rap Music

Phatamarha Noel December 19, 2023

“God will judge my heart, man will judge my actions.” -Tupac Shakur Imagine this: you’re watching a music video of a rap song from an artist you’ve been a fan of for a while. Maybe it's their...

Two FLC students excitedly entering the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Philly Museums: More Than Just Mundane

Maya Williams December 19, 2023

Where can you go to spend time with friends after school, create artwork, and do things like run rampant inside a beating human heart? Museums! Hold up, I know what you’re probably thinking. “Nobody...

A student reading an intriguing story.

Books With Minority Main Characters

De'Andre Bevins and Phatamarha Noel December 19, 2023

Let's be honest- reading books can sometimes be boring. But it's inevitable for books to be uninteresting if you feel distant from the characters. Finding your race, gender, sexuality, or cultural background...

Photo of We the Youth made by Keith Haring.

Keith Haring’s Grip on the Art Scene

Maya Williams December 19, 2023

Around the city, you’ve probably seen simple, colorful characters dancing together on a bright background; symbols of hearts with legs and smiling faces; or even simplified animals such as dogs.  These...

Israel and Palestine Conflict.

Israel vs Palestine || Behind the war

Analissa Salvador December 19, 2023

The recent war between Hamas and the Israeli government has left people around the world confused and struggling to find trustworthy sources and reliable research. As a result, the investigation conducted...

Welcome FLC’s nurse, Donna Fields!

FLC’s New Nurse

Semayah Smith and Sophia Sok December 19, 2023

Last year at FLC, there hasn’t been a nurse who was fully present. This year, Donna Fields arrived in room 111. Donna Fields who was raised in Philadelphia grew up witnessing illnesses. Due to her experiences,...

Students talking to each other in different languages.

Making progress: Improvements made for non-native English speakers at FLC

Editoral Board December 19, 2023

In a past article published by The Flash in 2020, which only focused on students in the NLA program–not FLC’s non-native English speaker community as a whole, a number of grievances were addressed....

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