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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Anthony Richardson, an officer at FLC, plays three different
instruments and is in two bands.

School security by day musician by night

Arber Bojka December 20, 2022

Officer Anthony Richardson, better known as Rich, has been working in this school for 8 years. Through those years, Franklin Learning Center went through some changes, however, Rich believes those changes...

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...

Mr. Socci is an FLC teacher interested in helping his students succeed.

Inspired teacher inspiring students

Santino Stagliano December 20, 2022

High school kid who had no idea that he would help FLC students find their way in life. Matt Socci had no idea in high school what he wanted to do. The B student did his best to pay attention in school,...

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...

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...

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