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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...

Trump acquitted by Senate

Hannah Biaggi March 3, 2020

After being impeached by the House of Representatives, the decision to remove Donald Trump from office was up to the Senate and on Wednesday, February 5, the Senate finally reached a verdict. All charges...

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...

VIDEO: Walkout 4/20: Taylor From Cheltenham

VIDEO: Walkout 4/20: Taylor From Cheltenham

Mohamed Bah April 23, 2018

Staff Videographer Mohamed Bah   Cheltenham High School student, Taylor, told her own story of loss in front of a large crowd of students this past Friday, April 20. The students, who came from...

VIDEO: FLC Students Walkout Again

VIDEO: FLC Students Walkout Again

Alex Fernandez April 20, 2018

Staff Reporter Alex Fernandez and Multimedia Editor Deja Dawkins Today, Friday April 20 is the National Walkout. Today is also the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre. Students from...

National Walkout on the 19th Anniversary of the Columbine Massacre

National Walkout on the 19th Anniversary of the Columbine Massacre

Franchesca Carrera April 20, 2018

Author: Franchesca Carrera     After the success of their first walkout in protest to gun violence on March 15, 2018, students from schools all over Philadelphia took to City Hall once again,...

Staff Illustrator Elijah Collins

DACA Deadline Passes with Silence

Genesis Tejada-Peralta April 4, 2018

Author: Genesis Tejada-Peralta Six months ago Trump made one of the most controversial decisions in his presidency yet. After six years, DACA would be coming to an end. DACA, which stands for Deferred...

Staff Illustrator Isaiah Fletcher

The Killer Flu

Jessica Munz April 4, 2018

Author: Jessica Munz   This seasons flu has claimed the lives of many people, resulting in one of the deadliest flu’s to date. Whether you heard about the flu on the news or from a parent...

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