Amateur Sports: Local Twins Share Father’s Spotlight

Amateur Sports: Local Twins Share Father’s Spotlight

“We ride together, we die together,” Jamil Pines-Elliott said of the bond that he and his twin brother Jalil have. The Pines-Elliott twins have spent the last four years playing basketball at Germantown Friends. The team was projected to miss the post season but the Tigers proved the naysayers wrong. The Tigers began this season with an 11-game […]

 

Germantown: Karen Leslie-Henry Leads PSD Students to Bright Futures Through Outreach Programs

Germantown: Karen Leslie-Henry Leads PSD Students to Bright Futures Through Outreach Programs

The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (PSD) located in the Germantown section of Philadelphia is a school unlike most others. The school, which specializes in teaching students who are hard of hearing or deaf, is one of the oldest in the country of its kind. The school currently educates approximately 205 students. According to the Hearing […]

 By Nia Prater and Alexis Wright-Whitley

Germantown: Two day symposium discusses education in Philadelphia

Germantown: Two day symposium discusses education in Philadelphia

Germantown was recently the host of two days’ worth of events that revolved around the theme of education. The symposium, titled “Equally Entitled to Freedom: Benezet Now, Benezet Then” focused on the works of Anthony Benezet, an abolitionist and educator. The conference featured many lectures and other activities that sought to connect Benezet’s teachings and […]

 By Haley Kmetz and Taisje Claiborne

Germantown: A Cappella Groups Perform at Germantown Friends School

Germantown: A Cappella Groups Perform at Germantown Friends School

For the past two nights, Loeb Performing Arts Center at West Coulter and Greene streets has been the scene of choreographed a cappella performances that would have fans of Glee on their feet. Germantown Friends School’s A Cappella Fest is a longtime community tradition that has grown in size and popularity in recent years. Tickets […]

 By Max Webber and James Riggio

Germantown: Festival Unites Historic Sites

Germantown: Festival Unites Historic Sites

Germantown’s annual festival celebrating history and culture has historical roots that go deep. “Fest for the Quest” was an annual collaboration among Historic Germantown and students from Germantown High School and Germantown Friends School. The two highlights of this event were the open forum “Germantown Speaks” and the open-air festival “A Great Day On The […]