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

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By Oscar Miller Program director The global pandemic was one of several seismic events that made 2020 an unprecedented year. Amid a summer of racial reckoning, a contentious presidential election and its aftermath, and the deaths of Kobe Bryant, John Lewis and Chadwick Boseman among others, COVID-19 remained the top story. The pandemic has drastically […]

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By Kelvin Nunez Hamilton College My feet first learned the campus in late July. Despite an already long year, I still had some pep in my step.  I had fulfilled my dream of enrolling as a freshman at venerable Hamilton College in New York.  College was supposed to pick up my spirits.  After all, it […]

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By Amani Rivers William Penn High School Wake up, eat breakfast, join Zoom meetings.  Eat lunch, join more Zoom meetings, sleep. Ditto the following day and the remaining days of any given week.  This happens to be a typical schedule for most Philadelphian high school students who have been confined to their homes during the […]

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By Maya Clever The Baldwin School “I can’t breathe.”  Those were the unforgettable words uttered by Eric Garner as he took his last breath during a deadly chokehold by a New York officer in 2014.  We heard them once again last summer when George Floyd fought for his life while being pinned to the ground […]

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By Lyanneyaliz Hernandez Esperanza Academy  On Nov. 7, as news spread of Joe Biden’s victory, people all over the country began dancing, blaring car horns, shouting and cheering, and wildly pumping fists in the air as they poured into the streets to celebrate ‘a new day in America.’ For most Hispanics, this meant one thing: […]

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By Sanai Browning Science Leadership Academy Don’t think for a minute that online learning is easy. If you’ve done it before, the hurdles may not be as high to clear.  But for me, like most other students in the Philadelphia School District, remote learning is quite a mountain to climb.  The workload is the most […]

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The workshop committee is happy to announce that Lyanneyaliz Hernandez, Eric Wang and Nahjiah Miller have been awarded $1,000 scholarships for their outstanding work during the 2020 Acel Moore High School Journalism Workshop.  The award is emblematic of the values and journalistic excellence of Acel Moore, the former Inquirer reporter and columnist who founded the […]

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

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