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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....

Students are discussing the new schedule and debating whether which schedule is better

Changes in the schedule 2023-2024

Marley Roper and Sofia Sok June 7, 2023

Assistant Principal Dr. Xavier Brown made an announcement on April 27th, 2023 to all students in FLC through google classroom explaining a change in schedule and transition times for next school year....

The art of culinary skills

A crash course about the real world: Essential skills classes at FLC

Santino Stagliano May 26, 2023

When many high school students leave FLC, They are unaware of the essential skills they will need to survive in the “real world”. Offering high school classes based on these “life skills"...

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...

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...

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Hannah Biaggi March 10, 2020

On November 12, immigrants camped outside of the Supreme Court awaiting news of what was to happen with the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA also referred to the Dreamers...

Hilario Rodriguez sits in the middle of the stage on February 11, 2020. The auditorium, long-troubled by a leaking roof and and flaking paint and plaster, is still in need of work and is still in use.

FLC still suffering from building conditions

Hannah Biaggi February 28, 2020

On Wednesday February 5th, a note was made on the wall in the Orchestra/Vocals room on the 4th floor. Since the start of the 2019-2020 school year, at least 7 schools have closed down in the Philadelphia...

The nurse’s office is shut to students.

Nurses limit office hours at FLC

Jordan Jones February 28, 2020

The nurse’s office is shut to students. In order to complete increased immunization paperwork and provide students with privacy, Franklin Learning Center’s new nurses, Creshon Little and Gina...

FLC Prepares for Annual Pep Rally

Hannah Biaggi November 27, 2019

On Wednesday, November 27, FLC will hold a Pep Rally in an attempt to raise school spirit and excite students for the upcoming holidays. Last year, FLC’s student body missed out on events like the...

False alarm placed FLC on lockdown

Hannah Woodruff November 14, 2019

FLC students and staff filed into classrooms and offices for a lockdown on November 12, 2019, after the school administration received a report of an armed individual in the building. The alleged threat...

The rally was held to address the closure of Benjamin Franklin and SLA high schools due to damaged asbestos in their building.

Where to? Students and parents of Ben Franklin-SLA scramble for answers after asbestos reports at newly-renovated building

Hannah Biaggi October 9, 2019

Protesters gather outside of 440 N. Broad Street for the Rally for Safe Schools on Monday, October 7. On Monday, October 7, the School District of Philadelphia held a meeting at 440 N. Broad St. where...

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