Missing school

April 2020 … What I miss from school are my class and my teacher. I miss my teacher’s face and I miss my class’s laughs. When I was sad, everyone made my day and made me smile. I also miss Ms. Mia who helps us with our newspaper . I love reporting and interviewing. It […] Read More

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5th grader talks about the shutdown

March 2020…The coronavirus has affected my friends and me. Norristown schools, like many across the world, closed to prevent spread of the virus. Now, in addition to not going to school, I can’t go with friends to eat or to play sports. Also, I probably won’t have my birthday party like normal. I think the […] Read More

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How it feels to interview an expert

March 2020 … Ava is an 8-year-old health reporter at Whitehall Elementary School. Her newspaper team talked with a Drexel University public health professor about the coronavirus on March 24. “At first I was really shy and I was not sure what to do,” she wrote about the interview with Dr. James Buehler, a professor of […] Read More

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Q&A about the virus

March 2020 … Eight Whitehall Healthy Reporter third graders conducted their second interview by video this school year on Tuesday, March 24. For 45 minutes, the Norristown students posed nearly two dozen questions about the coronavirus to Dr. James Buehler, professor of health management and policy at the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University. Dr. […] Read More

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Vaccines are a lifesaver

March 2020 … Vaccines protect children against diseases that historically have hurt children, according to Dr. Paul Offit of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. In a video interview with Phillip, an East Norriton Middle School health reporter, Dr. Offit said vaccines create the immunity that would follow a natural infection “without having to pay the price of a natural infection.” […] Read More

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Launching Health Beat Live

March 2020 … Maggie, a sixth grader at East Norriton Middle School, kicked off the Health Beat Live, a video series focused on COVID-19 and related issues by Healthy NewsWorks reporters. She interviewed Dr. Walter Tsou, past president of the American Public Health Association and a former health commissioner for the City of Philadelphia. The […] Read More

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Hats off to East Norriton

March 2020 … Dr. Robert Sharrar, a former chief epidemiologist for Philadelphia, fielded questions about the coronavirus from 31 East Norriton Middle School students on March 18 via a video conference call. They were shy at first as they figured out how to use the technology. Once they got the hang of it, they posed […] Read More

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