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Students Protest Last-Minute Change To School Lease

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

Students Protest Last-Minute Change To School Lease

Maddi Etxebeste Staff Writer Students at Science Leadership Academy have always known that the building in Center City would not be their permanent home. Since the building is not owned by the district, the School Reform Commission has to approve the renewal of the contract every couple years since the original lease ran out. In […]

SLA Reacts to Fight, Arrests at Cheltenham

June 9th, 2017  |  by  |  published in News

Meymey Seng Staff Writer On May 4, there was a large fight that occurred at nearby Cheltenham High School. Not only were the students hurt, the teachers who tried to break up the fight were too. Eight teachers were injured and four students were arrested. A tragic event like this sparks up a lot of […]

School, District Responds to “13 Reasons Why”

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

School, District Responds to "13 Reasons Why"

Deja Harrison Staff Writer The popular Netflix series 13 Reasons Why is about a young girl named Hannah Baker who commits suicide and leaves 13 cassette tapes addressed to people who she believed contributed to her life-ending choice. Recently, the show has been stirring up a lot of drama in both the media and in […]

Off to Cuba!

May 9th, 2017  |  by  |  published in News, Uncategorized

Off to Cuba!

By Meymey Seng Staff Writer What better way to start off spring break than to go on a trip to Cuba? Hosted by Spanish Teacher Melanie Manuel, Science Teacher Stephanie Sessa, History Teacher Pearl Jonas, and Secretary Diane LoGiudice, this field trip took ten female students to the long-embargoed country. This was a nine day […]

Teachers Leaving SLA

May 9th, 2017  |  by  |  published in News, Uncategorized

Teachers Leaving SLA

by Tamir Harper Staff Writer Which teachers are leaving SLA at the end of the year? When asked, students at SLA predicted all kinds of teachers as moving on, from veterans like English Teacher Matt Kay to newcomers like History Teacher Dan Symonds. (In fact, both of those teachers are sticking around for next year.) […]

Eat.Right.Now Initiative Begins at SLA

May 2nd, 2017  |  by  |  published in News, Uncategorized

Eat.Right.Now Initiative Begins at SLA

Avi Cantor Staff Writer For years, The School District of Philadelphia has teamed up with an organization called “Eat.Right.Now”, whose vision is to “end hunger and improve nutrition and health.” This year, they came to Science Leadership Academy for the first time but their agenda didn’t exactly go as planned. During one week’s program, advisories […]

SLA Teachers Participate in “Day Without a Woman” Protests

April 4th, 2017  |  by  |  published in News, Uncategorized

SLA Teachers Participate in "Day Without a Woman" Protests

  by Maddi Extebeste Staff Writer On January 21st,  2017 the “Women’s March” took place in Washington D.C. After the success of this event, the same organizers coordinated the “A Day Without a Woman” event in Philadelphia, which would take place on March 8th 2017, for the same purposes as the previous event: promoting solidarity […]

Last-Minute Donation Rescues Junior Prom

March 31st, 2017  |  by  |  published in News, Uncategorized

Last-Minute Donation Rescues Junior Prom

By Lauren Nicolella Staff Writer For high school students across America, prom is supposed to be a very exciting and memorable moment. Unfortunately, Science Leadership Academy almost had to cancel this year’s junior prom due to the lack of ticket sales for the event. As of mid-March, only 20 tickets had been sold, which did […]

SLA’s Future: Are We Moving?

February 28th, 2017  |  by  |  published in News, Uncategorized

SLA's Future: Are We Moving?

by Maddi Extebeste Staff Writer Many Juniors, Seniors, and some Sophomores at SLA know that the school doesn’t own the building and that SLA might  be “moving” in “a few years.” What they may not know is our contract with the owner of the building ends in June 2018. Current sophomores could be the first […]

Racial Unity Campaign Takes Hold at SLA

February 28th, 2017  |  by  |  published in News, Uncategorized

Racial Unity Campaign Takes Hold at SLA

Caroline Pitone Staff Writer On Monday, January 9th, the Stand for Racial Unity campaign kicked off at SLA, with students going around to advisory explaining the emphasis of the work. Sophomore Bronwyn Goldschneider created the organization after thinking about it for six months. She herself is of mixed race — her father is white and […]