Ricardo Munoz
Sophia Roach
27 September 2020
The Effect of COVID-19 on Small Businesses
Jordan Carrier
6 October2020
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By: Aden Gonzales

This afternoon, the University of Pennsylvania announced a plan to donate $100 million to the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) over the course of a decade. The donation will be broken into ten $10 million increments. This announcement comes after months of organizing by local community groups for payments in lieu of taxes (PILOTs) from the university. 

November 17, 2020 at 10:23pm


By: Alice Stricker

Student journalist Alice Stricker emphasizes how turning over a corrupt system will take not one voice, but many.

December 30th, 2020 at 6:00pm


The Effect of COVID-19 on Small Businesses

Interview Series: Center City, Philadelphia

By: Jordan Carrier

Philadelphia student interviews local small businesses on how they've dealt with and been affected by the pandemic.

October 6, 2020 at 9:00pm


By: Sophia Roach

Protests shook the streets of Lancaster and areas of Philadelphia after the police shooting of 27-year-old Ricardo Munoz on September 13th.

September 27, 2020 at 11:00pm


By: Lola Milder

Student interviews encampment residents as tensions rise.

September 24, 2020 at 2:30pm


By: Nafisah Hassan & Omkar Katkade

Student evaluate the new dangers of practicing safety drills during a pandemic.

September 23, 2020 at 8:50am


By Lin Lin

On September 10th, the Board of Education had a committee meeting to review their enacted policies. One of the interesting aspects of the agenda was how the board considered eliminating Policy 141: Renaissance School Initiative. What is this initiative? Why was it established in the first place?

September 23, 2020 at 8:30am

By: Avalon Hinchman

A large amount of public schools throughout the US don't employ school nurses all 5 days of the week or don't employ one at all. Rising Masterman senior, Avalon Hinchman, discusses what impact the lack of school nurse funding will have on schools reopening this fall.

August 30th, 2020, 9:30am

By: Jacob Smollen

Due to the pandemic, voting practices for the primary elections had to be changed, the city is now being sued by multiple organizations for voting practices. Rising Masterman senior, Jacob Smollen discusses the challenges Philadelphia faces as the general election approaches.

August 6th, 2020, 10:00am

By: Sophia Matje

July 30th, 2020, 7:10pm

By: Aylin Ergin

Aylin Ergin gives insight on how the pandemic will be affecting Philadelphia residents and the normalcy of their lives.

July 28th, 2020, 3:10pm


By: Sanai Browning

Masterman and Central High School student group chat leaked with racial and sexist slurs.

July 19th, 2020, 9:20am


By: Zion Brooks

Zion Brooks researches the diversity levels among teachers in the Philadelphia School District and shows how proper recruitment of teachers from all different backgrounds increases the achievement among Philadelphias diverse student body.

July 19th, 2020, 9:00am

By: Sydney French

Sydney French interviews Cigus the College Fairy, a prior college admissions director who helps under-represented students in the Philadelphia School District, about the 2021 college application process

July 16th, 2020, 10:00am

By: Lola Milder

July 9th, 2020, 9:30 pm

How two Masterman seniors are changing the deeply ingrained racist culture at their predominantly white Philly magnet school through weekly race forums, open to all current students and staff. 

By: Julio Salabarria

Despite global shutdowns and school closures, CAPA student Kaitlyn Rodriguez was able to create beauty out of the madness of the COVID-19 era. 

July 9th, 2020, 9:20 pm


By: Nate Medina

Nate Medina, rising senior at Science Leadership Academy at Beeber, compiled a list of resources for students who want to support the Black Lives Matter Movement from their home.

July 6th, 2020, 11:15am


By: Riley Keenan

Reporter Riley Keenan takes a look into the campaign for police free schools, led by the Philadelphia Student Union, where student leaders and community organizers have been petitioning and meeting with leaders at the School District for weeks. 

July 6th, 2020, 11:00am

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By: Kate Ratner

In the midst of racial extortion in the United States, Central High School student Kate Ratner discusses the steps being taken in her school community to equalize opportunities and assistance for all students. 

July 2nd, 2020, 6:00pm

By: Rory Macdonald

The protest camp on the Ben Franklin Parkway has become the site of a constantly evolving movement for economic justice in Philadelphia, as volunteers and donations aid the homeless in satisfying their demands.

June 27th, 2020, 3:30 pm

June 16th, 2020, 4:30 pm

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By: Riley Keenan

Wi-fi is an expensive commodity that many Philly students still need. The district is trying to aid their disenfranchised students, but is receiving little to no corporate aid.

June 16th, 2020, 4:00 pm


By: Risa Garg

As the Philadelphia school district shifts online, some students still aren't able to attend these classes.  

June 14th, 2020, 6:30 pm


By: Aden Gonzales

Do you know who runs the school district? Through private interviews with Student Representative Alfredo Practice and current President of the Board of Education Joyce Wilkerson, Aden Gonzales explores the inner workings of the District. 

May 29, 2020, 1:30 pm


By: Journee Lutz

Three highschool students talk about their experience as essential workers during a global pandemic.

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By: Nate Medina

People from across Philadelphia share their most memorable experiences on public transportation.


By: Nate Medina

As COVID-19 disrupts scheduled tests, the College Board has released information on what will be done differently. AP exams will now be taken from home, with adjustments to make them more accessible and prevent cheating. 

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By: Elijah Moore

Upcoming entrepreneur Ta’Ron Jackson tells of the creation, inspirations, and trials surrounding his upcoming fashion brand: Lost All Feelings.


By: Rory Macdonald

What a stay-at-home order means for the homeless.

By: Alexander O'Connor 

Online entertainment continues to capture people's attention. It is convenient and is one of the only ways to communicate with loved ones. This article looks at the effects so far on online entertainment.


By: Sydney French & Kate Ratner

Attention all juniors! Learn how your college admissions process is affected by COVID-19 and how you can use this time to prepare yourself.

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