Amateur Sports: Reminiscing About a Bygone Era of Catholic League Basketball

Amateur Sports: Reminiscing About a Bygone Era of Catholic League Basketball

Regarded as one of the best high school basketball leagues in the country, the Philadelphia Catholic League presents some of the toughest competition anywhere. But for those old enough to remember the glory days of the 60’s and 70’s, the basketball being played today offers a small glimpse of what once was a religion itself […]

 

Logan: Catholic High School Offers Healthy Meals Through Eatiquette

Logan: Catholic High School Offers Healthy Meals Through Eatiquette

Most school lunch programs aren’t very health-conscious. Things such as chicken nuggets, frozen pizza and hot dogs are typical daily menu items in a high school lunchroom. The Vetri Foundation wanted to change this and find a way to deliver fresh and healthy and fresh food to schools throughout the Philadelphia area. In 2011, renowned […]

 

Germantown: Residents Want City Hall to Bring Education Back To The Neighborhood

Germantown: Residents Want City Hall to Bring Education Back To The Neighborhood

In regards to the 2015 mayoral election, many citizens of Germantown are less concerned with the individual candidates and more so with what officials at City Hall have in store for the future of their community’s schools. It was just two years ago that Germantown residents suffered from the school district’s decision to permanently shut down […]

 

North Philadelphia: Andy German of The Prep Says, “It All Comes Down to Coaching.”

North Philadelphia: Andy German of The Prep Says, “It All Comes Down to Coaching.”

Andy German is about to begin his first season as the head coach of St. Joseph’s Prep‘s lacrosse team. He was hired in October, replacing Eric Gregg, who stepped down after a six year tenure. Prior to taking The Prep job, German was an assistant coach at Villanova University, serving as their defensive coordinator from 2012-2014 […]

 

Kensington: After-School Program Offers Safe Haven, Educational Assistance

Kensington: After-School Program Offers Safe Haven, Educational Assistance

Cardinal Bevilacqua Community Center in Kensington is a hub for creativity, extracurricular activity and educational assistance. Dominique James, the director of the high school after-school program, spends her days offering a positive lifestyle to students in Philadelphia who might otherwise get caught up in a life of crime and poor choices. What was your personal […]

 

Strawberry Mansion: Revamped High School Trying to Make a Comeback

Strawberry Mansion: Revamped High School Trying to Make a Comeback

In the 2011-2012 school year, 26 assaults and eight serious incidents involving weapons took place within the walls of Strawberry Mansion High School, according to school district data. The following year, those numbers dropped to nine assaults and three incidents with weapons. That was the year Linda Cliatt-Wayman became the school’s principal. By fall 2013, for the first […]

 

Hunting Park: A New Way to Educate

Hunting Park: A New Way to Educate

Daivin Rivera was a victim of bullying for seven months before his parents found out. A truancy letter stating he had missed eight days of school arrived in the mail, driving his parents to ask Daivin about his absences. To avoid feeling that he didn’t fit in and being bullied, he stayed home. The social […]

 

Amateur Sports: Vintage Baseball Looking to Breakout Across Philadelphia

Amateur Sports: Vintage Baseball Looking to Breakout Across Philadelphia

Idyllic. Pure. Gentlemanly. These are the words used by Philadelphia Athletics left fielder Greg “Southwark” Stoloski to describe the game of vintage baseball. Vintage baseball is simply a re-creation of the sport as it was played in the mid- to late-19th century. Teams typically play a doubleheader against one another. The first game is played by a […]

 

Logan: Q&A with Michael Gomez, Principal of Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School

Logan: Q&A with Michael Gomez, Principal of Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School

Michael Gomez is the principal of Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School, a private Catholic school established for students who come from low-income families and cannot afford the average private school. Now in its third year, Cristo Rey has 343 students, all of whom pay their tuition with the school’s unique system of funding. What is […]

 

Overbrook: Panthers Football Team Trains for Season and Life

Overbrook: Panthers Football Team Trains for Season and Life

As the school year is coming to an end and the weather outside is getting warmer and warmer, many restless high school students cannot wait until the school day is over. In West Philadelphia, this free time can be a dangerous time for many 14-year-old to 18-year-olds with nothing to do. Not for the young […]