Features

New Teachers Reflect on Their Old Schools

June 9th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Features

Saamir Baker Staff Writer At the start of this school year, SLAMedia interviewed the four new teachers who started in September about their hopes and dreams for their new jobs. But what about the schools they left behind? None of these teachers were new to the classroom, which meant they had something to compare their […]

Teachers Plan New Elective Courses for Next Year

June 9th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Features

Aidan Williams Staff Writer This year is almost over! It’s almost summer, and we are all getting ready for a well-deserved break from school. However, we all know that it will come to an end all-too-soon, and we will throw ourselves once more unto the breach. Being prepared for next year should make that transition […]

The Details about Senior Class Portraits

June 9th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Features, Uncategorized

The Details about Senior Class Portraits

Mekhi Granby Staff Writer This year at Science Leadership Academy Center City, class of 2018 seniors will be taking their senior portraits on June 8th and 9th. These students will still be juniors while taking their senior pictures which creates confusion for some people. When this confusion was expressed in class, Journalism teacher Larissa Pahomov […]

How To Get Kicked Out of SLA

June 6th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Features, Uncategorized

How To Get Kicked Out of SLA

Fatu Castillo Staff Writer According to the School District Of Philadelphia, the only way a student can be expelled from any Philadelphia school is by violating of the Code Of Student Conduct. In practice, it’s simple, a student violates one of the rules and they receive an expulsion referral from the school, easy. But not […]

Juniors vs. Seniors: What’s The Beef?

June 6th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Features, Uncategorized

Juniors vs. Seniors: What's The Beef?

Deja Harrison Staff Writer As the end of the school year approaches, the current seniors at SLA are preparing to say their goodbyes to high school and their hellos to the real world. The current juniors on the other hand are preparing to embark on the journey of becoming seniors and going through the college […]

Holding Off on the Capstones

June 2nd, 2017  |  by  |  published in Features, Uncategorized

Holding Off on the Capstones

Aidan Williams Staff Writer “I always procrastinate. I would rather have fun in the moment and put my responsibilities off for another time.” Griffin Gallagher told me. “But, nine out of ten times, procrastination will bite you in the ass.” I was asking Griffin about his Capstone Project: A Philadelphia School District graduation requirement. However, […]

“Week Without Walls” Comes to SLA

May 30th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Features, Uncategorized

"Week Without Walls" Comes to SLA

Ella Petersen Staff Writer The end of the school year is always full of activities. As classes come to an end, teachers scramble to find things for their students to do while they attend school for the number of days required to pass. This year, there is a new set of activities for the underclassmen. […]

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 […]