Back in schools, virtually

October 2020 … Healthy NewsWorks is back in schools this fall—from a distance. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, all programs are being conducted virtually. Students, teachers, and adjunct faculty are meeting by video and sharing documents electronically. As of early October, programs had started in seven schools with several more expected to start up in […] Read More

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Thank you to our summer interns!

August 2020 … Healthy NewsWorks was fortunate to work with three university healthcare students this summer in partnership with the Bridging the Gaps Community Health Internship Program. Bridging the Gaps is a nonprofit program that links students in the health and social service professions to organizations that serve economically insecure communities. Students implement projects during […] Read More

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How an award-winning author deals with stress and deadlines

March 2021 … Lesa Cline-Ransome, an award-winning children’s book author living in Rhinebeck, N.Y., was interviewed by reporters on the staff of the William Cramp Fit Flyer in Philadelphia. Responses have been edited and condensed.  Q. What is a typical day like in your life as a writer?  A. I don’t spend my whole day writing. A lot […] Read More

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One year in, looking at what the pandemic has changed

| By Maribel, 8th grade |  March 2021 … This pandemic has changed and affected our lives differently. Some may have found new hobbies, like learning to cook. For others, their whole mindset has changed.   It has definitely taken a toll on me, as a student and in my personal life. One day during the pandemic […] Read More

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New this year: Lessons in kindness

February 2021…Healthy NewsWorks recently launched a new series of lessons called Kind Kids for children ages 5 to 8 who are in our Cub Reporter program. First and second graders are learning about how to be a good friend, why adequate sleep is important, and how to reduce stress. In all, more than 125 reporters […] Read More

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Snow days aren’t the same now

| By Alexandra, 8th grade | February 2021 …Yesterday, I went out in the snow, as most do after or during snowstorms. While snow will always bring excitement, I have to say that it’s just not the same during the pandemic. We have shifted our lives to the safety of our homes, and really, if […] Read More

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Save the date for our annual celebration

February 2021…Planning is underway for Healthy NewsWorks’ Annual Celebration! Mark your calendar today for this year’s virtual event, scheduled Wednesday, May 26, 2021, at 5:30 p.m., Eastern time. During the event, Healthy NewsWorks elementary and middle school student journalists will address the theme, “Doing the Undoable: What we endured, learned, and accomplished during COVID-19.” The […] Read More

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Handwashing is our best defense against germs

| By Healthy Hero staff |  February 2021 … Dr. Jim Alsop recently spoke with the St. Veronica Healthy Hero staff to answer reporters’ questions about germs. He works at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children as a pediatric resident, which means he is training to be a specialist in treating children.  Dr. Alsop began by saying that it is […] Read More

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Board welcomes attorney Naina Kamath

February 2021 … Healthy NewsWorks is pleased to welcome attorney Naina Kamath to its board as an observer for the next year. Naina is an employee benefits and executive compensation associate at Duane Morris LLP in Philadelphia. She comes to Healthy NewsWorks through the Board Observer Program, a partnership between the Philadelphia Bar Foundation, the Delivery […] Read More

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Two alumni get bylines in Philly newspapers

January 2021 … Two Healthy NewsWorks alumni advanced their journalism credentials this month with bylines published in The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Philadelphia Tribune. Amani Rivers and Kayla Johnson, who are now Philadelphia high school students, got their reporting starts as eighth grade staff members on the St. Martin de Porres Healthy Saint, which has […] Read More

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Students crave connections amid COVID

January 2021 … Healthy NewsWorks has been asking students this school year to share their experiences about living through the pandemic. As one might imagine, the importance of friends, classmates, and teachers is a common theme for young people whose primary interaction with others outside their own family is virtual. They yearn for the conversation, […] Read More

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William Rowen School launches Healthy Roar

January 2021 … Hats off to William Rowen Elementary School reporters who have launched the school’s first-ever health newspaper in the middle of a pandemic! The first issue focused on COVID-related topics such as getting enough sleep especially during the pandemic and reflections on their lives during the past year. But their top story was […] Read More

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