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Safety on the way to school

Safety on the way to school

The Flash Editorial Board May 26, 2023

Philadelphia is ranked 7th in the ”Most Dangerous Cities to Live In” list, with moderately increasing rates of homicide, assault, and other crimes. While gun violence on a decline in the...

Teen upset about having to go nowhere

Nowhere To Go: Philly’s recreation problem

Laila Warrick May 26, 2023

The average teenager has a ton on their plate. Keeping up with grades, preparing for college, and finding an after-school job are the normal things young adults can keep themselves busy...

FLC students at FLCs Snowball Dance held in the cafetiera on December 10th, 2018.

Are school dances worth your time and money?

Sophia Sok May 26, 2023

February 17th 2023, Franklin Learning Center’s student council held a Mardi Gras dance from 6pm-9pm in FLC's marble lobby. There was no dress code but there was a theme. However, the attendance...

FLC senior explains the past Wednesday schedule to an underclassman.

What happened to the Wednesday schedule?

Zaynab Hajali March 9, 2023

As seniors graduating this year, it is our job to tell how Franklin Learning Center used to be before the pandemic. We had only gotten a little more than half of our freshman year in person, but those...

The film is cut.

Cancellation of animated shows are ruining the industry

Jayden Ludwig and Keyshawn Ward-Delisme March 9, 2023

Animation has been a mass source of entertainment for western audiences for over a century. From the early days of rubber hose animation in the 1930s to feature-length movies like minions today. With the...

Are uniforms suppressing self expression?

Uniforms and conformity

Maya Williams March 9, 2023

Clothes are a common and important form of self expression, especially to young people. Especially in America, the idea of freedom heavily influences what people say and do, and clothes are no exception...

A map of all the Pathways to Graduation provided.

Act 158 should be pushed back

Jenna McKenzie March 9, 2023

Act 158 Should Be Pushed Back   On October 24, 2018, Governor Tom Wolf signed Act 158 into law. However, certain circumstances delayed the execution of the act. Beginning with the class of 2023,...

FLC social media pages can present as distracting to students school environment.

Dangers of social media present problems for high schools

The Flash Editorial Board March 9, 2023

CORRECTION ; The previous print of this article appeared without a byline. Nowadays, social media has become a significant part of today's society and often has an influential presence. The use of social...

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...

5 pillars symbolizing 5 priorities holding up the 440 Building with a 100 day plan banner over it.

100 day plan

Phatamarha Noel December 20, 2022

Following Dr. Tony Watlington’s appointment as the new superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia, Watlington, a previous superintendent of North Carolina, shared a list of five priorities...

Mike Wallace who has been in the tower industry for 11 years shows off the great view of what its like being up above.

Telecommunications technician makes a living in the sky

Calin Connor-Wadsworth December 20, 2022

Mike Wallace is a 39 year old telecommunications tower technician. He builds cell phone towers and installs antennas, radios, and fiber optic cables for a company called Transylvania Construction LLC. Mike...

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...

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