Tag: Franklin High School

  • Catherine Brown Demotion Completes Admin Overhaul at Cleveland and Franklin High Schools

    Catherine Brown Demotion Completes Admin Overhaul at Cleveland and Franklin High Schools

    by Ari Robin McKenna The end of this school year is bringing continued uncertainty for two South End schools. Franklin High School will begin next school year without the principal and vice principals who guided them through this tumultuous year. And there will be no members left of Cleveland STEM High School’s administrative “dream team” […]

  • PHOTO ESSAY: Murals — Accessible Art for Everyone

    PHOTO ESSAY: Murals — Accessible Art for Everyone

    by Susan Fried There are hundreds of murals all over the City of Seattle, and some of the city’s most iconic reside in South Seattle. Several of those murals have become cherished parts of the neighborhood. Recently, after the Martin Luther King Jr. mural on the wall outside of Fat’s Chicken & Waffles was defaced […]

  • The Morning Update Show — 9/7/21

    The Morning Update Show — 9/7/21

    The Morning Update Show — hosted by Trae Holiday and The Big O (Omari Salisbury) — is the only weekday news and information livestream that delivers culturally relevant content to the Pacific Northwest’s urban audience. Omari and Trae analyze the day’s local and national headlines as well as melanin magic in our community. Watch live […]

  • New COVID Cases Outpacing Vaccinations, Highest Among 18 to 24-Year-Olds

    New COVID Cases Outpacing Vaccinations, Highest Among 18 to 24-Year-Olds

    by Carolyn Bick Even as Washingtonians mark their calendars for April 15, the day  everyone aged 16 and older in the state will be able to get vaccinated, the viral storm clouds on the horizon are growing darker. In the last week, the average daily COVID case rate in King County alone has risen to […]

  • Why Franklin High School Teachers Spent the Last Two and Half Days Outside

    Why Franklin High School Teachers Spent the Last Two and Half Days Outside

    by Ari Robin McKenna On Monday afternoon earlier this week, as clouds began to block the sun, the temperature dove from its high of 48 degrees Fahrenheit. Extension cords of various colors trailed out of the heated, fortress-like Franklin High School (FHS) building, built in 1912, and made their way through the bushes and across […]

  • PHOTO ESSAY: Franklin High School Club Responds to Vandalism With BLM Art

    PHOTO ESSAY: Franklin High School Club Responds to Vandalism With BLM Art

    by Susan Fried On the afternoon of Feb. 26, as unpredictable weather loomed overhead, the students in Franklin High School’s (FHS) Art of Resistance & Resilience Club hung their latest project outside, a group of handmade signs celebrating Black lives and social justice. They attached the project to the fence next to the school’s mural […]

  • Black History Today: Trent and Ericka Pollard, Leading With Love

    Black History Today: Trent and Ericka Pollard, Leading With Love

    by Marcus Harden (Black History Today is published in collaboration with Rise up for Students.) “Like sweet morning dew I took one look at you And it was plain to see You were my destiny With you I’ll spend my time I’ll dedicate my life I’ll sacrifice for you Dedicate my life for you” — […]

  • Emerald Asks: What Are Your Favorite Murals in the South End?

    Emerald Asks: What Are Your Favorite Murals in the South End?

    by Emerald Staff Murals are infused with meaning. More than decorations on a building’s exterior, murals represent and reflect the community. That’s why the Emerald asked readers this month: What are your favorite murals in the South End?

  • Franklin High School Welcomes Basketball Teams from Florida to Vancouver, B.C.

    Franklin High School Welcomes Basketball Teams from Florida to Vancouver, B.C.

    by Susan Fried The Franklin High School gym floor echoed with the sounds of squeaky tennis shoes and basketballs being dribbled on the hardwood as 16 teams from four states and Canada participated in the 2018 High School Basketball Tournament of Champions at Franklin High School. The teams came from as far away as Miami, […]

  • PHOTOS: Students Unveil Mural Commemorating Seattle Black Panther Party

    PHOTOS: Students Unveil Mural Commemorating Seattle Black Panther Party

    Story and Photos by Susan Fried Hundreds of people filled the Franklin High School commons on Nov. 9 to await the official unveiling of the Franklin High School Art of Resistance and Resilience Club’s 40-foot mural commemorating the Seattle Chapter of the Black Panther’s 50th Anniversary. Members of the Art of Resistance & Resilience, a […]