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Charles giving Jadon a firm handshake, working together as a musical duo.

The Dynamic Duo

Semayah Smith, Ombudsman May 1, 2024

  Let's shine a light on two up-and-coming artists who have been making music together since their freshman year at FLC. Charles James and Jadon Spencer, both sophomore Music majors, release music...


Teachers’ Pets

Phatamarha Noel, Editor April 11, 2024

Regardless of what your pet preferences are, I think we can all agree that animals have a special place in our hearts. Humankind’s innate love for animals can often bridge the gap between culture, language...

Patrick Webb (left) and Jesus Ramos (right) flexing their biceps.

Students beef up after the bell

Angela Doan, Contributing writer March 21, 2024

At Franklin Learning Center, some FLC students start their fitness activities right after school ends, heading to the local Planet Fitness located down the street at 510 N Broad St.  Sophomore music...

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,...

Adwoa Boakye-Yiadom skillfully imparts knowledge of planting and garden care at the gardening club. This club serves as a nurturing platform where students can learn valuable gardening skills under her guidance.

Green Thumbs and Crafty Hands: Join our Gardening and Crafting Club

Faty Kebe December 19, 2023

FLC has embarked on a unique approach to hands-learning and community engagement with the introduction of gardening and crafting clubs. These clubs are driven by biology and physical science teacher Adwoa...

FLC Principle Nicole Lee.

The Principal’s Perspective

With this year being the 50th anniversary of FLC's first senior class, we asked Principal Nicole Lee to reminisce about her time at FLC and explain what she’s excited for in the future.  Lee has...

 Melissa Schepers shows off her vast knowledge of music and musical instruments.

Music Department Welcomes New Head of Vocal Music

Phatamarha Noel September 14, 2023

If you’re taking a music class this year, you’ve probably seen the name Ms. Schepers on your roster and wondered who that was. No need to feel puzzled! This article will explain the mysterious and...

Ms. Harpur, Spanish 1 & 2 teacher, in her new classroom

From Student Teaching to Teaching Students

Laila Warrick September 14, 2023

Who’s that new face in room 321? If you're a student taking Spanish 2 this year, you may recognize former student teacher Madeline Harpur. For those who are unfamiliar, especially first year Spanish...

Lillie Grace Volpe (she/they), is a first year Drexel University student majoring in game design. Volpe is a CAPA graduate of the class of 2022 and plays for Drexel’s Super Smash Bros crew under the gamer tag “Charms”

Changing: How a college student stays connected to her home while going to college

Jayden Ludwig June 7, 2023

Philadelphia is home to some of the country’s richest history and diverse culture. From different generations and groups sharing their culture in areas like Chinatown, and the South East Asian Market...

A sunlit letter to Franklin Learning Center, albeit messy with spilled ink

Shining a spotlight on FLC’s poets

Phatamarha Noel May 26, 2023

Poetry is an art form that has existed for centuries. It’s countless benefits and alluring nature has stood the test of time and continue to draw in writers young and old. April is National Poetry...

[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.

Naomi flaunts her newly dyed red hair, just getting out of the saloon.

An artist finds creativity in dyslexia

Quinton Johnson March 9, 2023

There’s no such thing as the ‘best’ artist at Franklin Learning Center. Everyone goes at their own pace and flow. There is a student here that I believe applies her creativity in every crevice of...

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