For the young people turning 18 in the months before a major presidential election, coming of age in a highly polarized social and political environment, registering with a political party is one of the first times they formally define the identities they’ve been developing for years. Are they Republicans? Democrats? Something else? Nothing altogether?
Cursive writing is a skill that has largely fallen by the wayside in a tech era where most students use electronic devices and rarely use a pen or pencil to handwrite their assignments. Many states eliminated it from their Common Core State Standards for English. Critics say cursive writing is an antiquated skill no longer needed, but some experts believe cursive writing is stimulating brain activity, increasing writing speed, improving retention and self-discipline by developing fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
A snow squall swept through Philadelphia on Wednesday afternoon. Inquirer photographer captured the weather event — described as sudden moderately heavy snowfall that can lead to whiteout conditions — in Center City and Fishtown.
A snow squall swept through Philadelphia on Wednesday afternoon. A snow squall is sudden moderately heavy snowfall that can lead to whiteout conditions. The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for Philadelphia and the surrounding region through Wednesday evening.