Dear Betsy Devos
Kate Ratner
28 July  2020
Philadelphia Public School Dress Codes
Jordan Carrier
9 July 2020
2020_ What have we learned_

By: Amelia Cucchiara

2020. Although for many of us it was one of the worst years of our lives, it has taught us a lot about the world. Here are some of the major events of 2020.

December 29, 2020 at 5:30pm

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By: Kate Ratner

Kate Ratner, interviews Willem Cousineau, a senior at Masterman High School, about making his mark on Philadelphia’s young music scene.

January 10, 2021 at 9:00pm


By: Sydney French

As a part of our new article series about talented student-artists in the district, Sydney French interviews her classmate Zara Kelemen about her pursuit in the music industry.

December 17, 2020 at 1:20pm


By: Amelia Cucchiara

Amelia Cucchiara, a junior at Central High School, provides insight on what the SAT/ACT testing is really evaluating students for. Is it their knowledge or socioeconomic status?

November 29, 2020 at 4:00pm

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By: Kate Ratner

In an open letter-style article to Secretary of Education, Betsy Devos, Central High School senior Kate Ratner delves into Devos’ frustrating political biases regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, inclusivity of LGBTQ+ students, and public education. 

7/28/20 2:30pm

7/9/20 9:29 pm


By: Jordan Carrier

The dress codes throughout Philadelphia public schools are controversial and in some cases, unjust. 

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By: Jay Khurana

Students from Philadelphia share the positive parts of quarantine

7/8/20 9:29 am


By: Sophia Matje

Sophia Matje tackles the complicated issue of appropriate class sizing in the school district by considering all aspects of this longstanding debate. 

7/8/20 9:17 am


By: Journee Lutz

How CAPA kept their long-lasting tradition alive this year with the help of Youtube Live.

7/3/20 2:30pm

By: Sydney French

Marketing companies have been using teenagers' insecurities as a selling point for their ads. It's unethical and this small study shows just how negative the effects are on teens mental health.

6/27/20 3:00pm

By: Zion Brooks

Schools should protect students, but what do students think, especially those of color?

Zion Brooks urges for schools to focus more on funding than policing

6/27/20 2:00pm


What Students Can Do

By: Sanai Browning and Riley Keenan

In this opinion piece, reporter Sanai Browning asks the question of whether students should call on teachers for support.

6/16/20 3:00pm

6/15/20 2:00pm

It Can Wait

By: Anna O'Neill-Dietel

How limiting social interactions will help in the long run.

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Guidance Counselors in Schools   

By: Risa Garg

As school related stress increases, it becomes more vitally important to have more school counselors. Are schools offering enough help to students even in larger schools?

6/15/20 1:30pm

By: Journee Lutz & Alexander O'Conner

Re-open America has become a hugely controversial movement, as American citizens refuse to relinquish their first amendment rights despite the potentially disastrous consequences.

6/14/20 8:00 pm


By Kate Ratner

Central High student Kate Ratner addresses the controversial statue of Frank Rizzo, and why it is important that Philadelphians move past our racially charged history. 

5/25/20 4:10pm


By Lola Milder 

Amid the COVID-19 crisis local leaders and health experts have been expressing their concerns about another crisis plaguing our cities. Implicit bias and racial disparities in healthcare, and the weight they have placed on African Americans amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

5/25/20 4:05pm 


By Naomi Garced

School is already hard enough, now it's more stressful being in quarantine isolated. Read this article for more information on how the district of philadelphia is taking action and how students can cope with quarantine!

5/25/20 4:00pm 


By Kaitlyn Rodriguez

While achievement ideology is taught predominantly in American schools, a local student questions just how much hard work guarantees success. 


By Alexander O'Conner

Senior citizens in nursing homes are in danger as they are more susceptible to getting sick with the coronavirus. However, there are things that can be done to help protect our elderly loved ones.


By Andreas Carleton

COVID-19 has unleashed a old threat to the world: fear of others. 


By Journee Lutz 

To Journee, a soon-to-be graduate of CAPA, her perfect senior year meant performing in her last school play. With the sudden closing, she reflects on herself and gives words of encouragement to her fellow actors.

By Austin Zeng

Feeling anxiety because of the quarantine? Read this article to get advice on how to manage your quarantine anxiety.

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By Andreas Carleton

Though the Coronavirus outbreak has made most students remote learners, it opens an opportunity to reassess the benefits of online schooling and possible implementation for years to come.

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