Coming to terms with a senior year cut short

Opinion | April 27th, 2020 | Leave a comment

By Theo Wyss-Flamm On Friday, April 10, 2020, the morning after Governor Wolf announced that all Pennsylvania schools were to be closed for the remainder of the year, my friends and I — all seniors at J. R. Masterman High School — spent hours filling our group chat with nostalgia-inciting pictures and videos from our […]

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After the surge

Opinion | April 22nd, 2020 | Leave a comment

By State Sen. Art Haywood (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) The Covid-19 pandemic has rocked the pillars of our nation. We face challenges that threaten our health and economic well-being while our democracy struggles to respond to the immense suffering. Our society, culture and normal daily life has been turned upside down.  Across our nation, thousands have tragically died, […]

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Mother’s Day means more than ever this year

Arts | April 17th, 2020 | Leave a comment

By William Valeriowith Patricia Likos Ricci Philadelphians can claim to own Mother’s Day, for this is the city where the holiday began. In 1908, the first Mother’s Day celebration took place in Wanamaker’s Department Store, and 15,000 people attended — and shopped. It should be no surprise that images of mothers and the idea of […]

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How to take a home space from ‘before’ to ‘after’

By Design | April 17th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Patricia Cove Don’t we all love “Before and After” photos? I am always attracted to photos with “before and after” hairstyles or “before and after” weight loss or ensembles. And no matter the subject, doesn’t the “after” always look so much better? I don’t always know how that gets accomplished, but when it comes […]

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