Laura Benshoff looks at some of the 40 applicants for Philadelphia charter schools, who are targeting Center City rather than disadvantaged neighborhoods. Aaron Moselle previews the Sixers’ upcoming new mascot. Jessica McDonald reports on a Penn research study into how words and trends catch on in a population. On That’s History, Chris Satullo and historian Jonathan Zimmerman discuss how Presidential library locations are chosen. On Story Corner, Jay Butera recounts how he conquered his fear of bears.