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A Student Analysis of Standardized Testing
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March 25, 2015 07:16 AM PDT
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In the fall of 2014, PSU member and On Blast producer, Mahala Papadopoulos set out to learn more about high stakes standardized testing in the School District of Philadelphia. Through an analysis of student perspectives, the profitable business of testing and the growing Opt Out Movement, Mahala gets deep into the unresolved issues of high stakes standardized testing.

Bad Communication & Broken Friendships
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March 24, 2015 09:51 AM PDT
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PSU members perform a radio theater piece to show the ways that bad communication can break apart friendships.

Darnell's Community
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March 24, 2015 09:41 AM PDT
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Students interviewed each other on their different communities and the ways that the media portrays their communities. Darnell spoke about one of his communities, the LGBTQ community.

Back to School Nite at Masterman High School
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September 25, 2014 01:17 PM PDT
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On September 23rd, 2014, Parents and teachers picketed at Masterman's Back to School Nite. Mahala Papadopoulos, On Blast reporter and PSU member, reported live from the scene.

Newark Students Union Takes Action
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September 23, 2014 12:04 PM PDT
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On September 10th, 2014, the Philadelphia Student Union traveled to Newark to support the Newark Students Union. Students in Newark face many of the same struggles as students in Philadelphia, such as budget cuts and school closures. PSU member and On Blast reporter, Brian Burney, interviewed students at the action and describes his experience.

1st Day of School Rally at Benjamin Franklin High School
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September 09, 2014 02:20 PM PDT
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On Blast youth radio producer, Mahala Papadopoulos, reports live from Benjamin Franklin High School on the first day of school. PCAPS held a rally and Mahala spoke to some of the participants about why they chose to attend.

The Big Listen at Benjamin Franklin High School
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March 27, 2014 01:38 PM PDT
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The Benjamin Franklin High School Chapter of the Philadelphia Student Union has been working hard on organizing a Big Listen at their school. Want to know what a Big Listen is? Listen to Shane and Minh's radio piece about it!

Stop the War on Youth of Color
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March 07, 2014 09:00 AM PST
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February 26th, 2014 was the second anniversary of Trayvon Martin's murder. On Blast radio team members, Jaylena Campbell and Brittany Clancy, attended a vigil for Trayvon and the many victims of racial violence.

Bullying in Schools
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January 29, 2014 01:31 PM PST
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Jaylena Campbell discusses the topic of bullying in Philadelphia schools. Now that we have fewer counselors in schools, this problem is much worse and impacts the learning of everyone.

Teacher Layoffs
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January 28, 2014 11:55 AM PST
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Before the beginning of the 2013-24 school year, nearly 4,000 staff were laid off by the School District of Philadelphia. In this segment, Devonne Fisher, a senior at South Philadelphia High School, shares his thoughts on the recent wave of teacher layoffs. He interviews a fellow student to get more perspective on the topic.

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