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Philadelphia can’t curb the climate crisis without federal support | Opinion

This article opens by discussing the recent hurricanes that swept through Philadelphia within the last few months. It then reminds readers of the scientific consensus of man-made climate change, explaining that the city cannot combat the issue on its own. It begins by explaining some of...Read more

PECO unveils Small Business Gas Grant Program

A new program, titled the Small Business Gas Grant Program, has been unveiled by PECO and offers up to $500 to small businesses towards their gas bill. According to PECO, the grants are on a first come, first serve basis and any company under 25 employees can apply. According to the...Read more

September Staff Picks - Andrew

My articles were found on Google News by using numerous keywords such as “Philadelphia Internet”, “Climate Change Philadelphia”, “Philadelphia Energy”, and “Philadelphia COVID.” My first article discusses Comcast expanding their...Read more

March 2021 Media Brief Reflections

My articles for the March Media Brief focus on Comcast’s investments in Philadelphia, Net Neutrality, and Philadelphia’s vaccine rollout. All three articles were chosen because they deal with internet infrastructure in Pennsylvania in...Read more

March Media Brief - Editors Reflection

This was my second media brief, my first being from almost over a year ago. Courtesy of James, I have come to understand the depths of the Texas blackout and the extent to which it will...Read more

June 2021 Media Brief - Editor's Reflections

This month’s media brief had the most amount of articles out of the three media briefs I have worked with. It was the longest media brief I have written, but I was still only able to briefly discuss the articles with some light, one to two sentence analysis. The policy inadequacies...Read more

March Staff Picks - Morgan Sarao

The artifacts that I chose throughout March discuss policy relating to crisis and crisis recovery on the federal level and in Philadelphia. The artifacts regarding federal policy were chosen after sifting through articles that resulted from google searches using the key words “LIHEAP” “...Read more

Growing number of Philadelphia households have high-speed internet, city survey finds

This article begins by stating the importance of internet access for daily life, something pretty much all articles on internet accessibility start with. This past summer, the city of Philadelphia had partnered with Wilco Electronic Systems to survey the city and elucidate how internet...Read more

MS October 2021 Media Brief Staff Picks

I found the artifacts that I contributed for the October 2021 Media Brief through weekly google news searches using variations of the following keywords: “Philadelphia energy”, “abandoned oil wells”, “lithium mining”, and “energy affordability”. I also receive daily news digests from U.S...Read more

Philly’s next crop of city buildings will be greener under bill passed by Philly Council


A new bill, passed by the Philadelphia City Council will set requirements for new construction projects including on-site renewable energy, optimized energy performance, and sustainable materials. According to the article, "Many new city buildings...Read more

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