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Bike riders on Broad Street | Source: The Inquirer

The City of Wheelie Love: Balancing Philadelphia's Rider Culture with Concerns Over Noise

In Philadelphia, the presence of dirtbike and ATV riders on Philly streets is causing mixed feelings among residents. Noise is the chief complaint, but many also believe that they are however an iconic part of Philly culture. Residents are calling for stricter regulations, including noise limits, riding curfews, and designated areas to allow these riders proper areas to ride in.

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A picture of the MOVE Bombing (1985) | Source: The New York Times

MOVE Bombing

The organization MOVE was bombed in 1985, and it still tremendously affects Philadelphia and its Black citizens. Citizens fought for the freedom to conduct their lives as they pleased and were punished for no good reason, and the punishments continued. 

Peace vs. Violence | Source: Scientific American

The Failing and Fallen

Get these guns off of our streets, put people in office who genuinely care about us and our communities. We all need help but we cannot do it alone.

Police on the scene of a shooting in Philadelphia | Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Am I Next?

Gun violence is a huge problem that affects youth. The recent mass shooting in Kingsessing was a tragic event that shows the urgent need for addressing gun violence in Philly. 

A row of trees in Philadelphia | Wendy Lam

I Never Paid Attention to Air Quality as Much as I Do Now

This summer, the Canadian Wildfires broke world records for air pollution. Around 3rd August, various news outlets reported that carbon emissions from Canadian wildfires has soared to 290 million tons in just the first seven months of 2023, which is double previous annual records. 

Thousands gathered in the heart of Chinatown protesting the proposed 76ers arena |(Kasey Shamis/Bullhorn Photographer)

People Over Profit: No Arena Chinatown Protest

Chinatown residents, business owners, and others have made it very clear that the proposed sixers arena will do more harm than good. Thousands gathered to rally on June 10th in the heart of Chinatown before marching to City Hall ensuring that their voices were heard by elected officials and developers of the sixers arena. 

Philly BOLT member speaks in a breakout room at Philly Youth Voices event | (Kasey Shamis/Bullhorn Photographer)

Youth Perspectives on Public Education

At a city-wide event for young people, students from across the city were able to voice their opinions on the state of public education in Philadelphia. During this event, a student recounts the changes that need to be made. 

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