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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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According to SEPTA Route Statistics, 147,000 people take the Broad Street Line daily. You can find a lot of these people on their phones, listening to music, or chatting with other subway riders. These are your average, every day, Philadelphians and these are the people who will be voting to elect our next president. Traveling […]

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By Maya Clever The Baldwin School When considering a student for college admission, many know colleges acknowledge socioeconomic status, extracurricular activities, and, of course, grades. But some prospective college students also know that their race could play a big factor in their college process. At The Baldwin School, an all-girls private school in Bryn Mawr, […]

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 Most high schools all around the state are teaching their students the basic curriculum that’ll just get them across the stage for graduation. But, at the Science Leadership Academy at Beeber in Philadelphia, some teachers in the Career and Technical Education program (CTE), are preparing their students for so much more than just graduation. Maximillian […]

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By Laura Wallon Archbishop Carroll High President Donald Trump began his candidacy in 2015 saying he would build a wall on the southern border and Mexico would pay for it. Immigration policy also is an issue in this year’s presidential election, given the ongoing need for major reform of the immigration system. Bernie Sanders and […]

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By Klaire Zhan Central High School The Hoa Binh Plaza in South Philadelphia has a rich history, serving Philadelphia communities since the 1990s. The luxury developer, Streamline is planning to tear down this retail area to build a new apartment complex. The closure of the plaza, with its ten businesses, would result in the loss […]

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With the election of 2020 inching closer and voters continuing to weigh their options, environmental topics remain at the forefront for many. Particularly for Pennsylvanians, a 2019 Muhlenberg College poll has climate change believers at fifty-one percent. Another poll at Franklin and Marshall College sees the figure rise to sixty-eight percent. With this concern, many […]

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By Ebun Adebonojo Masterman High Emma Martin-Zimmerman, a senior at Julia R. Masterman High School, turned 18 in January and is getting ready to vote for the first time in the Pennsylvania primary in April. “Watching the people in power ignore our voices and destroy our world has made me very angry,” she said. “And […]

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By Victoria Bermudez Lower Merion High As the 2020 presidential election nears, young voters are among those concerned about who will prevail. The Democratic candidate field challenging President Donald Trump was larger this year than in 2016. Each candidate has young supporters and the significance of these young voters, including those who recently turned 18, […]

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By Lyanneyaliz Hernandez Esperanza Academy Charter School The 2019 mass shooting in El Paso — where a man drove 650 miles across Texas to target Mexicans in a Walmart — left 22 people dead, the community in fear, and cemented gun violence as one central issue for Hispanic voters in the upcoming 2020 election.  “Unfortunately […]

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By Amani Rivers William Penn Charter The impeachment drama is over, and Donald Trump still resides at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.  So, the question now is what will be the fallout from House Democrats’ attempt to remove the president from office?    The acquittal of the president on two articles of impeachment by the Senate — […]

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By Jack Karnes Northeast High School Young people have enough to deal with. There is the rite of passage; there is dealing with college and its financial obligation; there is dating and other interpersonal drama; there is peer pressure; and there are family or immigration issues. Add a toxic political environment and social upheavals, and […]

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Residing in North Philadelphia is an family-oriented organization known as Galaei. Galaei provides a space for youths of LGBTQ to be themselves, as well as love themselves for who they are. Galaei also provides the community with free STD testing along with necessities that youth may not be able to access at home. Throughout this […]

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By Sanai Browning Science Leadership Academy From all accounts, Tamera Browning is doing well.  The 46-year-old mother has a good-paying job, enjoys spending time with her family, and indulges in many of life’s comforts.  But there’s one thing you may not know about Tamera: She’s facing a mountain of debt from student loans — a […]

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By Valerie Pendrak William Tennent High School Whether it was the radio in its hey day, television in the 1960’s, or the advent of social media, politicians, and most notably presidents, have effectively used the medium of their time. Like with all other aspects of life in the 21st century, social media are pervasive and […]

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By Eric Wang North Penn High If student activism at North Penn High School is any indication, 2020 presidential candidates had better take notice of young people’s involvement in politics. While hundreds of students packed into North Penn High School’s auditorium earlier this year, others stood on stage, acting as political candidates for the Democratic […]

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What’s a typical day like for the average journalist? What was the most impactful story you’ve ever covered?  How did you get started in journalism? These questions and others by workshop participants were put to members of two journalist panels during Week 3 of the Acel Moore high school journalism workshop. The answers gave students a glimpse […]

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Age: 16 School: William Penn Charter School Grade: 10th Background/interests/hobbies: Amani is active in her school community. She is president of the French Club, a leader of the Black Student Union, and a member for students voices’ representative. She also shows herself to be very athletic, having been involved in basketball, soccer, and track. Outside of […]

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Age: 16 School: Northeast High School Grade: 11th Background/interests/hobbies: Jack is a young, ambitious student with interests in musical theatre and various forms of writing. He has been writing since he was seven years of age, and he has been involved in musical theatre since he was 10. Reason for applying to the workshop: Jack […]

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

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