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A gavel hitting the sound block reading Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

DACA faces legal challenges

Leo Bender, Design Editor December 20, 2022

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is a program created by President Obama that protects millions of young adolescents known as “dreamers” who have entered the United States illegally as children....

FLC student looking into an open door with full white light coming out around them.

Guide To Command English This School Year

Yoselyn Manrique-Jimenez December 20, 2022

I was raised by two Mexican parents in a Spanish-speaking household and have lived in Philadelphia all my life. So, the English language wasn’t necessary for me until I started first grade in the School...

FLC student looking into an open door with full white light coming out around them.

Guia para sobrevivir el año escolar si no dominas el Ingles

Yoselyn Manrique-Jimenez December 20, 2022

CORRECTION: The first print edition of this story on December 20 included the word "ano" in the title. It has been corrected to "año." He vivido toda mi vida en Filadelfia donde fui criada por padres...

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...

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...

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...

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...

FLCs class of 2022 celebrates their 48th commencement on June 13th at Benjamin L. Johnston Memorial Stadium.   La clase del año 2022 de FLC celebraron su ceremonia de graduacion numero 48 el 13 de Junio en Benjamin L. Memorial Stadium.

Class of 2022’s commencement ceremony

Mahala Fox, Dahslee Hernández, and Colin Chrestay June 14, 2022

Franklin Learning Center's class of 2022 celebrated their commencement Monday, June 13 at the Benjamin L. Johnston Memorial Stadium. The ceremony featured musical performances, financial awards from the...

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...

Franklin Learning Center. Student using new FLC waterbottle

Lead In PSD Water

Phatamarha Noel April 7, 2022

In 2018, the School District of Philadelphia began a test to find all water outlets that contain considerable amounts of lead in schools. It made major news headlines and people seemed quite concerned....

Policy for LGBTQIA+ rights

Kyndra Patterson and Phatamarha Noel, Staff Writer March 29, 2022

The School District of Philadelphia has had a flood of new members to their PTA meetings wanting to discuss many topics. One of the most prominent topics being Policy 252. Numerous meetings have been called...

COVID-19 vaccine getting extracted from a vial.

COVID-19 Vaccine State Mandate

Luis Lozada, Contributing Writer March 28, 2022

Since March 2020, the “true” beginning of the  COVID-19  pandemic, many things have been up in the air in a vast amount of different ways states and counties have dealt with this serious issue. The...

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