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Meet the Grassroots Food Truck

(03/10/21 10:09pm)

After Troy Harris and Kareem Wallace worked in the kitchen of University of Pennsylvania’s Hillel, they opened a Kosher Grassroots food truck in 2014. Because Wallace and Harris are motivated by a vision for social justice, their truck not only provides delicious catering services and meals but also opportunities for disadvantaged adolescents and young adults in Philadelphia. After I was fortunate enough to secure an interview with Harris and Wallace, I realized that their mission extends far beyond a Philly Kosher food truck.

Philadelphia Public School Dress Codes

(07/08/20 4:00pm)

Within the School District of Philadelphia, the dress code has always been a controversial topic. At most schools, a uniform is mandatory. The schools that don’t have a uniform tend to implement different types of dress codes. And some schools rarely enforce a dress code. After interviewing a group of students in the district, I reached the conclusion that many students feel like their dress code should be modified or removed. Let’s look at what they have to say.