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The Acel Moore High School Journalism Workshop is an annual project sponsored by Philadelphia Media Network. The hands-on program seeks to introduce Philadelphia-area high school students to the fields of print and digital journalism.

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What if I told you that we could potentially eradicate up to 90 percent of hereditary diseases? What if I told you cancers that are now incurable could be cured within a decade or two? What if I told you that you could, in theory, edit the genome of your children, giving them advantages in […]

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Sonali Shah, a graduate student at Temple, is part of a new and innovative program that’s helping children improve how they read and write. The Kids Write and Create Program is directed toward students in elementary school, who struggle to read, write, or have difficulty with the comprehension or literacy in general. “The program matches […]

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Streamers spiraled across bleachers in the gym at Carver High School of Engineering and Science, and balloons formed an archway at the door, but the construction-paper hearts were the clearest sign that this would be a different kind of Valentine’s Day.   Dangling from ribbons attached to the ceiling, the hearts served as background for […]

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Fifteen-year-old Kamiyah Fletcher dreams of becoming a chef one day. Her dreams, up until this point, were all in theory with not much practice. But at Vaux Big Picture High School, Fletcher has the chance to change that. The high school uses an innovative model called project-based learning (PBL), in which students go out into […]

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Students scattered around the cafeteria, grabbing the bowls of spinach, grapes, and bananas. One jumped up to cut up the strawberries, while others ran to get the blender. The room is filled with laughter, with students sprinkling coconut flakes and kiwi strips on top of their tropical green smoothies. When you think of healthy lifestyles, […]

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The bell rings. Throughout North Penn High School, thousands of students file out of classrooms and through the halls. But compared to most high schools around America, there is one conspicuous absence: freshmen. So, where are they? The vast majority are waking up an hour later and heading to one of three middle schools. The […]

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In neighborhoods such as Spruce Hill, Fishtown, and Point Breeze, the effects of gentrification are glaringly obvious: crumbling family rowhomes stand next to towering new development, and trendy cafés replace decades-old corner stores. While students and new families of the neighborhoods see the changes as improvements, many long-term residents see them as an invasion. But […]

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When Darid Prom walked into The Attic at 16, it was like heaven.  The space was warm and welcoming, he said, offered food, provided tokens and most important a space to learn and advocate for youth in the LGBTQ+ community. “The most memorable experience is being able to meet so many like-minded folks,” said Prom, […]

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The Atlantic City Boardwalk, during the summer, is usually a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. During the winter months, however, the boardwalk begins to look desolate. The once crowded boardwalk appears empty with popular destinations like arcades being deserted and restaurants closing early. Though less busy, some people still find themselves drawn to […]

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Typically when we think of long commutes we immediately envision adults on their way to work. However, in Philadelphia, high school students often have commutes as long as an hour while they journey from one section of the city to the other–and that’s not including external factors such as delays or inclement weather. In this […]

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When Tamir Harper thinks of public education, what comes to mind is a system that is broken. To fix it, in 2016, Harper and his friend Luke Risher, both students at Science Leadership Academy at the time, created UrbEd, a nonprofit designed to advocate for better urban education. “We were honestly sick and tired of […]

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What are public schools in Philadelphia missing? Besides concrete details like textbooks, calculators, and other supplies, students are actually lacking an important piece of their education. The topic of consent is often never brought up in the conversation of curriculum, and students at Central High School are trying to change this. The school’s Women’s Week Committee […]

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Those Nike sneakers you never wear? That jean jacket you outgrew? Chances are a complete stranger is willing to buy these from you. Because of the constant evolution of social media, selling online has never been easier. In a new era of social shopping, the phrase “something old, something new” has a revitalized meaning. Jenn […]

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In this age of technology, nearly everything has become digitized and language is no exception. With the rising popularity of apps such as Google Translate, it’s become increasingly easier to find direct translations of various words, phrases, or paragraphs in a matter of seconds. Google Translate serves as an instantaneous tool, providing quick and easy […]

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It’s a sunny autumn day in West Orange, N.J, and the Bergen Catholic Crusaders are shutting out Seton Hall Prep early in the second quarter. The Crusaders are threatening to score, itching to get past the 8-yard line. The quarterback snaps the ball and hands it off to star running back Josh McKenzie. The junior […]

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Everyone cheats in school: a quick glance at a classmate’s test, copying a friend’s homework, writing answers on your hand. It seems harmless. But is it? Technology has changed the way students do homework. Pencils and paper have been replaced by computers. Students rarely complete homework without help from the internet. When it comes to […]

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Mental illness impacts people of all ages. In fact, one in five American adults lives with a mental illness, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. A major factor in improving mental health is having the means to be able to attend therapy and be properly diagnosed. But, not everyone has that luxury. Wide […]

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What does it take to keep a captive audience? Whether its a movie, a concert, a sermon at church, or algebra at school, keeping an audience’s attention is important in delivering a message or being entertained. According to a study conducted by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, the average 16-year-old can concentrate approximately 48-60 […]

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Contact Us

Email our program director Oscar Miller at acelmooreprogram@gmail.com or call us at 215 854 5102.

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