Features

Broad Street Run Recap

May 23rd, 2017  |  by  |  published in Features, Uncategorized

Broad Street Run Recap

Mekhi Granby Staff Writer   On May 7, 2017 the people of Philadelphia came together for a 10 mile run along the very busy Broad Street. It started from Central High School all the way down to the Navy Yard. As many of SLA’s runners participated in this run, SLA Media thought it would be […]

Ms. Martin: Health Advocate at SLA

May 11th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Features, Uncategorized

Ms. Martin: Health Advocate at SLA

By: Ella Petersen Staff Writer  It is no secret that we do a lot of things differently here at SLA. That’s why it is interesting to take a look at how health classes are taught at the school. Health and physical education teacher, Pia Martin, has been teaching for 27 years. She believes health is […]

Seniors Dealing With College Decisions

April 25th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Features, Uncategorized

Seniors Dealing With College Decisions

Maddie Etxebeste Staff Writer When twelfth grade arrives, Seniors have to think about their future. Therefore, they start applying to colleges. But, how do they feel about the process? As Senior Aaron Watson-Sharer said: “It’s extremely stressful because you are trying to do the best for your future”. Senior Jared Bauer explained “The process is […]

Transfer Student Policy

March 28th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Features, Uncategorized

Transfer Student Policy

Meymey Seng Staff Writer What is the transfer student policy at Science Leadership Academy? For students who apply during the regular application cycle, the process involves the student having an interview with a teacher and current SLA student. After the interview, it takes a few months to get the results. For transfer students who appear […]

Philadelphia Transgender Rights

March 28th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Features, Uncategorized

Philadelphia Transgender Rights

Fatu Castillo Staff Writer On May 3rd, 2016 President Barack Obama issued a federal mandate that orders public schools to allow transgender students to use the bathroom of choice as well as their prefered attire and pronouns. The Obama Administration cited Title IX, which prohibits the harassment and discrimination in public education of the bases […]

Fashion at SLA

March 24th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Features, Uncategorized

Fashion at SLA

Ella Petersen Staff Writer At SLA, the community is adamant on making sure that people are allowed to be themselves. Fashion is a way that kids express themselves, but how much do they care about high fashion on the runway? In a recent survey done by the SLA Media team, only 11.8% of SLA students […]

Students of both Genders Discuss Catcalling

March 24th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Features

Deja Harrison Staff Writer Catcalling affects women of all ages. But what do female students at SLA really think of the practice? What’s it like when they experience it? Here are their stories: Alex Rivera, Sophomore In the beginning of this year, I was getting off the bus to go home after school. I’m walking […]

The Getting In – Siblings

March 24th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Features, Uncategorized

Caroline Pitone Staff Writer Popular notion is that siblings have a better chance to get in, is that true? It ends up being a tie breaker. I took it upon myself to interview Mr. Lehmann. After a successful and informative interview, this is the information I was able to collect: Q: People believe the popular […]

The Answers To Those Quiz Questions

March 13th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Features, Uncategorized

The Answers To Those Quiz Questions

We get it, you’d really rather not talk to the teachers. (Just kidding — we think it’s silly that you won’t talk to the teachers!) But here are the answers… d // 2. c // 3. d // 4. c // 5. b // 6. d // 7. a // 8. c // 9. b […]

Mr. Kay Writes A Book

March 7th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Features, Uncategorized

Mr. Kay Writes A Book

Tamir Harper Staff Writer  English Teacher Matthew Kay does his best writing from the classroom to his house. He gets distracted by his classroom and his home office, but zones out to his Beats headphones and go in while writing. This writing routine is going to have a big payoff for Mr. Kay in 2017. […]