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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...

Kadeem Martin jumps up to dunk on an opposing player in the final quarter of the game.

PHOTOS: Bobcats win vs MCHW Knights

Dahslee Hernandez, Sports Editor January 30, 2023

The Boy's Varsity team won a physical game against the Mastery Charter Hardy Williams High Knights on January 19th.

Girls basketball underclassman teammates prepare to give seniors their own flower and basketball for their senior surprise.

Girls basketball takes a victory from PETC and ends game with senior surprise

Dahslee Hernandez, Sports Editor January 30, 2023

Franklin Learning Center’s girls basketball team, The Bobcats, achieved a victory against Philadelphia Electrical & Technology Charter on January 18, 2023. After the 46-37 win, the seniors on the...

Should schools have mental health days?

Should schools have mental health days?

Jenna McKenzie December 21, 2022

What Exactly is a Mental Health Day? It is no secret that everyone stresses. When your daily roles and responsibilities overwhelm you, you may find yourself on the verge of burnout, a state of physical...

Anthony Richardson, an officer at FLC, plays three different
instruments and is in two bands.

School security by day musician by night

Arber Bojka December 20, 2022

Officer Anthony Richardson, better known as Rich, has been working in this school for 8 years. Through those years, Franklin Learning Center went through some changes, however, Rich believes those changes...

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...

Joshua Brown has the ball, taking control of the game. The opposing teams players were right on his trail, but he remained focused.

[PHOTOS] Bobcats beat Bulldogs in season opener

Zaynab Hajali, Co-Editor-in-Chief December 20, 2022

Franklin Learning Center’s boy’s basketball team played their first game of the season against Parkway Center City at Cunningham Recreation Center on December 2nd, 2022. From start to finish, both...

Three FLC students reacting to the inefficent solution to a student’s injury.

No nurse at FLC

Quinton Johnson and Dahslee Hernandez December 20, 2022

We’ve all seen staff and teachers come and go as the years have gone by. Franklin Learning Center has gotten larger, with more students to handle and assist on a daily basis and with added worries like...

Student washes their hands while their hallpass sits next to them on the sink.

New policy aims to keep bathrooms safe and open

Jenna McKenzie and Jayden Ludwig September 15, 2022

At the start of the 2022-2023 school year, students were welcomed by new faces and new policies. One of the most notable policy changes for returning students is the introduction of new bathroom procedures. Last...

PHOTO ILLUSTRATION | Finding a comfortable area with no distractions such as a library can help you with your studies, allowing you to get good grades.

10 Steps To Getting Straight A’s

Shapri Singleton, Ombudswoman September 13, 2022

Transitioning from middle school into high school isn't easy. The curriculum that you learn may not be as similar as to what it was in middle school. For some freshmen this transition isn't easy because...

Dr. Watlingtons 100 day plan sits atop his 5 priorities for The School District of Philadelphia

Dr. Watlington’s 100-Day Plan

Phatamarha Noel September 13, 2022

Following Dr. Tony Watlington’s appointment as the new superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia, the former head of the Rowan-Salisbury School System in North Carolina shared a list of five...

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