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Safety on the way to school

Safety on the way to school

The Flash Editorial Board May 26, 2023

Philadelphia is ranked 7th in the ”Most Dangerous Cities to Live In” list, with moderately increasing rates of homicide, assault, and other crimes. While gun violence on a decline in the...

[VIDEO] FLC 10th grade student awarded $40,000 in a BigFuture Scholarship

[VIDEO] FLC 10th grade student awarded $40,000 in a BigFuture Scholarship

College Board's BigFuture Scholarships program came to Franklin Learning Center on March 22, 2023 to award a surprise scholarship of $40,000 to 10th grade Medical Assisting major Amira Haynesworth.

FLC rallies against proposed teacher cuts

FLC rallies against proposed teacher cuts

Jayden Ludwig March 20, 2023

Franklin Learning Center's staff, students, and parents rallied outside of their school building this morning to stand protest against a district budget that will cause FLC to lose 9 teachers next year....

Assistant Coach Andre Bright gives the team a courtside pep talk.

PHOTOS: Bobcats end playoffs in first round loss to Parkway Center City

Sanai Moore and Dahslee Hernandez February 8, 2023

Tied with only 41 seconds to go, FLC's boys basketball team was overpowered by Parkway's Hoyas, who led for most of the game.    

Dominic DiGiorgio forcefully jumps up into the air attempting to shoot over the Tacony Lions during a non-conference home game.

Bobcats top Tacony, near the end of the season

Dahslee Hernandez, Sports Editor January 31, 2023

The Bobcats boys varsity basketball team honored their seniors during halftime of a non-conference game on January 30th. Despite a friendly rivalry amongst two of the players, the Bobcats diligently defeated...

The stand on the left stays sparse with students who have no fines. While the one on the right is packed with students who have fines to pay and missing IDs.

Should FLC use student fines?

The Flash Editorial Board December 20, 2022

Although fining a child may seem like a crazy concept, it is a reality. Franklin Learning Center has a policy in which fines are given to students as a consequence for losing or even forgetting their student...

Monkeypox: what you need to know

Phatamarha Noel September 15, 2022

On Thursday, Aug 4, 2022, less than a month before schools reopened, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention declared monkeypox to be a public health emergency.  Monkeypox is a non-fatal virus...

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, Ombudswoman 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...

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