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Bring Back Culture Day!

Bring Back Culture Day!

Zaynab Hajali, Staff Writer April 7, 2022

We have a lot of diversity at Franklin Learning Center, but culture is never really celebrated. I remember in middle school we had a culture day. Everyone wore their traditional clothing, shared some...

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Virtual School In Disguise

Jenna McKenzie, Contributing Writer March 29, 2022

As missing assignments once again start piling up and students cry out in frustration, we’re left to wonder what went wrong.  Over the years, our school system and curriculum have changed and adapted...

How Should African American History Be Taught In Schools?

How Should African American History Be Taught In Schools?

Yves-Melsein Metellusand and Omar Mumin, Staff Writer March 29, 2022

In 1967, a group of 3,500 Philadelphia students marched down Broad Street to the Board of Education, hoping to protest for Black rights and Black studies. Among their demands: the right to wear traditional...

Photo Illustration: Franklin Learning Center student skipping class

Cutting with Consequences

The Flash Editorial Board March 28, 2022

Anthony Guidice, Assistant Principal at Franklin Learning Center, sent out a Google Classroom message on February 8th for all graduating classes informing students of the consequences for cutting class.  The...

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Girl’s locker room

Zaynab Hajali, Staff writer December 22, 2021

Franklin Learning Center’s girls locker room can be described as one thing, mortifying. It’s an embarrassment to even call it a locker room due to the fact that it is far from what an ideal locker...

Weekly dress down days will raise spirits

Weekly dress down days will raise spirits

Aja Nakamura, Contributing Writer December 22, 2021

A dress code is enforced on the Franklin Learning Center student body. Although there are good aspects worth acknowledging, there should be an adjustment made for the betterment of FLC. A weekly dress-down...

Philadelphia dress codes sexualize girls and criminalize boys of color.

Dahslee Hernandez, Staff Writer December 22, 2021

Philadelphia's schools have dress codes. Whether the school requires a uniform or not, there is a certain criterion that students have to meet to please the staff’s idea of appropriate attire. Within...

School shouldnt be mandatory when buildings are hazardous

School shouldn’t be mandatory when buildings are hazardous

Dibanhi Ronzon, Contributing Writer December 22, 2021

In the district of Philadelphia it's really no secret that school buildings could be hazardous. It’s not fair to make school mandatory when the buildings are hazardous. In most Philly schools the buildings...

To combat stress, students must pressure the District

To combat stress, students must pressure the District

Dylan Howe, Contributing Writer December 22, 2021

Even though stress is something nearly every human being experiences, it is not an inherently negative occurrence. It is an essential part of the human experience. But, like many things, we all must go...

Should Ben Simmons be a Part of The 76er’s Future?

Should Ben Simmons be a Part of The 76er’s Future?

Justin Lip, Contributing Writer December 22, 2021

As drama rises after Ben Simmons' terrible performance in the 2020-2021 NBA playoffs, many fans of the Philadelphia 76ers are angered by the point guard's actions.  During the 2020-2021 playoffs, Simmons...

Open bathrooms are a necessity for student respect

Open bathrooms are a necessity for student respect

The Flash Editorial Board December 21, 2021

Having a large sign wrapped around you in order to use the bathroom isn't what any of us had in mind when entering the new quarter, but here we are. We had the opportunity to talk to Principal Nicole Lee...

The original iconic photograph “Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima” from WW2, was replaced with the LGBTQ+ pride flag, in recognition of the LGBTQ+ students who are struggling in Pennsylvania schools because of the lack of protection and safety.

LGBTQ+ rights should be more protected in PA schools

Amira Simmons, Contributing Writer December 21, 2021

The Pennsylvania Department of Education needs more regulations to protect LGBTQ+ students. Unlike other states, Pennsylvania has nothing that will protect the LGBTQ+ community from harassment, lack of...

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