The Union League: A Visit Through History

The Union League: A Visit Through History

Story by: NYSHADAE’ TAYLOR / Paul Robeson High School Photo by:  BRITTANY JACOBS / Communications Technology High School When you hear the words “Union League” what do you think of? Boring? But once inside, with an opportunity to tour this historic building located on Broad Street about two blocks south of City Hall, the architecture, the charm, … Continue reading

Shackled at The President’s House

Shackled at The President’s House

Story by: TANISHA LAMPART / Bok Technical High School Photo by: JOVAN LONGS-TUCKER / Central High School General George Washington helped America win its freedom from England. But when Washington served as the first president of the United States and lived in Philadelphia, where he held slaves. Washington lived in a mansion located on Market Street near … Continue reading

Art Is Her Sanctuary

Art Is Her Sanctuary

Story by: ALEXA HICKLIN / Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush Photo by: IMANI FOREMAN / Parkway West High School Valerie Gay recently took a big career step moving from being Director of Development & Alumni Affairs at Temple University to Executive Director at the Art Sanctuary, a multi-faceted facility located on the corner of 16th and Bainbridge … Continue reading

Art for the People

Art for the People

Story by: CARLOS ALICEA / Philadelphia Military Academy at Elverson Photo by: OBADIAH FULLER / Parkway West High School Eleven billion dollars. Ceated one million projects and employed about eight million people through the Work Progress Administration(WPA). This phenomenon occurred from 1935 to 1943 under the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt, whois responsible for the creation of … Continue reading

Stop Shooting People

Stop Shooting People

Story by: EMMANUEYNE DARGBEH / Academy at Palumbo Photo by: SYDNEY GEATHERS / Paul Robeson High School “It’s just as easy as getting weed” says Quinzel Tomoney, outreach coordinator and supervisor of Philadelphia Ceasefire, on how easy it is to get a gun in Philly. You may be wondering what is Ceasefire? Ceasefire is a structured, deliberate … Continue reading