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FLC students rally for abortion rights

FLC students rally for abortion rights

Tiffany Rodriguez, Staff Photographer May 13, 2022

FLC students walked out of their classrooms this morning, May 13th, 2022, to join students from SLA, CAPA, UARTS, Drexel, Masterman, and Friends Select for a rally at LOVE Park where they advocated for...

Leo Bender knows what it is like to be misgendered at FLC

Life as a transgender high school student

Shapri Singleton, Contributing Writer December 22, 2021

Leo Bender was young when he realized that he was transgender. This came as a surprise to him and his family. He did not fully understand the change he was going through but as he grew up things started...

Assistant Principal Dr. LaTrina Stewart takes a weekly COVID test

What is Philadelphia’s policy on vaccination cards and masks?

Lillian Holbrook-Ngo, Contributing Writer December 22, 2021

Why do citizens have to show their vaccination cards or wear a mask to enter restaurants and other public places? On August 12, 2021, Philadelphia issued a new policy making public places like gyms, theaters,...

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Teacher shortage

Danny Tran and Shapri Singleton December 22, 2021

Ever since the start of the 2021-2022 school year, Franklin Learning Center has seen an increase in teacher shortages. An increase in teacher shortages would disrupt how teachers plan their lessons and...

Quarantining students fall behind

Quarantining students fall behind

Dareen Alfroukh, Contributing Writer December 22, 2021

Like many students around the city, Franklin Learning Center student Rielly Greer knows what it’s like to get COVID-19 and have to stay home. “So I had to text a group chat with people I hung out...

PA Secretary of Education Noe Ortega sits in FLCs library.

PA Secretary of Education visits FLC

The Flash Editorial Board December 22, 2021

On Friday September 24, Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Education Noe Ortega visited Franklin Learning Center. Ortega, the top education official in Pennsylvania, was in Philadelphia to receive...

Nurse Megan Blunt sees a student during her first week at FLC

School nurse adapts to working in pandemic

Debora Oquendo-Serrano and Omar Mumin December 22, 2021

Update: Franklin Learning Center’s full-time nurse vacancy has been filled. Nurse Megan Blunt will now be working in the nurse’s office daily, with support from Gina Hall every other Monday. Franklin...

The original iconic photograph “Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima” from WW2, was replaced with the LGBTQ+ pride flag, in recognition of the LGBTQ+ students who are struggling in Pennsylvania schools because of the lack of protection and safety.

LGBTQ+ rights should be more protected in PA schools

Amira Simmons, Contributing Writer December 21, 2021

The Pennsylvania Department of Education needs more regulations to protect LGBTQ+ students. Unlike other states, Pennsylvania has nothing that will protect the LGBTQ+ community from harassment, lack of...

In addition to keeping the library, Johnson also works to greet students in the hallway.

Judith Johnson keeps the library feeling peaceful

Danny Tran, Contributing Writer December 21, 2021

As the lunch bell rings, Franklin Learning Center climate staffer Judith Johnson waits at her desk in the library to greet students and create a peaceful environment for them during their brief break before...

Kern keeps her library current to encourage reading.

Heidi Kern finds hope in teaching English and Spanish

Nelda Mercedes-Aquino, Contributing Writer December 21, 2021

Most students look at teachers as just educational instructors and don't worry about what the person who is giving them knowledge goes through every day. Heidi Kern is an English and Spanish educator at...

FLC returns to performances with Into the Woods Jr.

FLC returns to performances with Into the Woods Jr.

December 21, 2021

Pictured here are students of the Musical Theatre Department during a dress rehearsal for Into the Woods Jr. on Friday, November 19th and Saturday, November 20th.

All staff and students to report in person in event of SEPTA strike

Omar Mumin and Dahslee Hernandez October 28, 2021

If the ongoing contract dispute between Transport Workers Union (Local 234) and SEPTA doesn't end with a new contract agreement by October 31, SEPTA workers may choose to strike during the week of November...

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