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Kathleen Hannas new book titled Rebel Girl

Kathleen Hanna book tour brief

Semayah Smith, Editor June 10, 2024

Kathleen Hannah is a famous feminist punk rock singer who was the lead singer of Bikini Kill based in Olympia, Washington in the early mid-1990s. After departing from the band Bikini Kill she has been...

The outside of the School District of Philadelphia building on Broad St.

Year-long schooling is on the horizon

Quinton Johnson, Editor-in-Chief June 10, 2024

Summer slide has become a constant challenge in Philadelphia schools, where students forget the material they learn over the summer, leading to a massive disparity in their learning throughout the years,...

FLC student reaching out for their order in front of the Mister Softee truck.

FLC rewards students with Mister Softee

Quinton Johnson, Jolina Wu May 17, 2024

On May 17th, Franklin Learning Center students who received third quarter honor roll or had good attendance were rewarded with tickets to use for the Mister Softee truck. From the truck on 15 St, students...

(Left to Right) Michelangelo, Maya Williams, and Laila Warrick standing all together, displaying their PSPA competition entries. Maya Williams holds up her States Editorial Writing Award in the middle.

The Flash Shows Out at Pennsylvania School Press Association

Sophia Sok April 11, 2024

On April 3rd, The Flash traveled to Penn State to compete in the Paschool press State Journalism competition. Competitors Maya Williams, Michelangelo Infusino, and Laila Warrick worked really hard in...



Maya Williams January 26, 2024

For many people, hair is a form of expression and identity. Hair is part of a person from social aspects to creative aspects. These ideals hold especially true in African-American cultures,  where hair...

FLC students gather for Community Building Circles.

Advisory Period and Community circles

Gabriella DiGiacomo January 3, 2024

As this new school year starts, lots of students are curious about the change in what we do during advisory. We went from advisory every morning to advisory once a week. Along with that, there are tons...

Yondr Pouches on top of one another on the table on a Tuesday evening, Oct. 24, 2023.

FLC considering using Yondr Pouches

Angela Doan January 3, 2024

At the beginning of the school year, there were rumors in Franklin Learning Center that FLC was considering using Yondr pouches to lock up students' cell phones. The Yondr pouch is a tool where cellphones...

Where is the paper?

Offical Statement for the digital issue

Editoral Board December 19, 2023

The Flash will be going completely digital for this issue due to complications with funding and printing. There has unfortunately been a struggle with administration and paying for this issue on time....

James Michael Johnson, the new speaker of the house, holding a gavel.

Vacant seat of speaker for the U.S. House of Representatives

Antonio Peralta December 19, 2023

On October 3rd, 2023 the U.S. House of Representatives had elected to remove Kevin McCarthy from his position as the speaker of the house. Eight Republicans and 208 Democrats voted to remove Kevin McCarthy...

Israel and Palestine Conflict.

Israel vs Palestine || Behind the war

Analissa Salvador December 19, 2023

The recent war between Hamas and the Israeli government has left people around the world confused and struggling to find trustworthy sources and reliable research. As a result, the investigation conducted...

Masked student walks, stressed about COVID-19.

COVID Cases: What You Need to Know

Maya Williams December 19, 2023

The massive COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 was a big deal, and, while there are vaccines and more safety precautions for the illness, COVID should still be taken seriously, especially in public settings. COVID...

An FLC student experiencing the lack of proper air conditioning in classrooms.

Should have FLC been on the half-day list for extreme heat?

Dahslee Hernandez September 19, 2023

During the first and partially the second week of school staff and students raise their concern for hot temperatures in FLC. The question was raised whether FLC should have been on the half-day list for...

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