What Merck’s CEO said was the hardest part of doing business during the pandemic

By Nashiya, Joshua, and Desmond, 8th grade | August 2021 … Kenneth Frazier grew up in North Philadelphia and was raised by his father. His mother died when he was 9 years old.  His father told him that it doesn’t matter what other people think about you. It matters what you think of yourself.  His father […] Read More

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Seeking to understand vaccine hesitancy

By Adanya, Rahman, and Enirah | August 2021 … Vaccines against COVID-19 are now widely available to people age 12 and older. As part of our internship in the Public Health Pipeline Plus (PHPP) program at the University of Pennsylvania, we have been exploring the COVID-19 vaccine and the various opinions people hold about the […] Read More

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Listening to the rhythm of their feelings

July 2021 … By Ms. Piskai’s first grade reporters |Ms. Piskai’s first graders recently tried a music activity to reduce stress and see how their feelings changed before and after the activity.    The reporters started by thinking about how they felt. Some people said they were happy and excited; others said they felt sad or frustrated.   Next, they listened to […] Read More

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An entertaining education in germs

July 2021 … James Logan Healthy Eagle staff recently read Germs: Fact and Fiction, Friends and Foes, written by Lesa Cline-Ransome and illustrated by James Ransome. It’s a book all about germs.  We learned that long ago, people didn’t know that germs existed and could make you sick. Ms. Cline-Ransome wrote that some people thought […] Read More

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He works to get them out to the ball game

Editor’s note: DePaul Healthy Trailblazer Journal recently interviewed Kenny Johnson, community engagement manager for the Philadelphia Phillies, about his job, the pandemic, and the Phillies. His answers have been edited and shortened.  Q. What motivated you to work with baseball and the Phillies?  A. When I first started there, I was not much older than you. I was 17. […] Read More

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Tips for making friends and maintaining friendships

The staff of William Cramp Fit Flyer recently interviewed Ms. Cheifetz, William Cramp’s school counselor, about friendship. Responses have been edited and shortened.  Question: What’s most important in friendship?  Answer: I would say honesty, trust, and loyalty. Honesty is sometimes really, really hard. It means telling people things they don’t want to hear sometimes. If you’re not […] Read More

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Study hard, choose friends with care, and other advice for younger students

Editor’s note: On the cusp of graduation, eighth grade reporters offer some advice to the younger students at The DePaul Catholic School.  You are going to receive a lot of advice about what to do with your life and how to be successful once you reach eighth grade. This is commonly someone else’s opinion of […] Read More

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Malcolm Jenkins picked up a new hobby during the pandemic

By Jayvyn and Stephen, 5th grade | June 2021 … NFL football player Malcolm Jenkins said he learned photography during the pandemic.  “I think it’s been healthy for me,” he told us during a recent interview. “It’s a creative outlet for me, something I enjoy doing. And it helps me raise my mood, when, inevitably, […] Read More

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Meet the disease expert who’s been predicting a pandemic for years

By Sophia and Angelyn, 5th grade | June 2021 … Journalists at East Norriton Middle School recently had the chance to virtually interview Dr. Michael Osterholm, an international expert on disease outbreaks, about the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Osterholm has been predicting a pandemic for years.   He described a pandemic — an infectious disease that spreads worldwide, causing many […] Read More

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Beware of hidden sodium in your diet

| By Cameron, 6th grade | June 2021…You may have heard of sodium. It is a mineral that occurs naturally in food. Many people think sodium and salt are the same thing, but they are not. According to the Food and Drug Administration, table salt is a crystal-like substance that is abundant in nature and […] Read More

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