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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 […]

School Dance Postponed After Inappropriate Advertising

February 21st, 2017  |  by  |  published in News

School Dance Postponed After Inappropriate Advertising

Ella Petersen Staff Writer On Tuesday, January 24th, this sign appeared in the hallways at SLA — and it did not make the teachers happy.   The sign announced there was a dance to be held in the cafe, with different colored wristbands to show the other attendees whether or not or not the attendee […]

SLA Uninformed about District Attorney Race

February 16th, 2017  |  by  |  published in News, Uncategorized

SLA Uninformed about District Attorney Race

Tamir Harper Staff Writer Who do you support to be the new District Attorney of Philadelphia? Do you even know who the DA is and what they do? These are a few questions currently being asked in the Science Leadership Academy community. As many people — but not everybody — know, current two term District […]

Lt. Governor Stack Visits SLA

February 14th, 2017  |  by  |  published in News, Uncategorized

Lt. Governor Stack Visits SLA

by Kia DaSilva Co-editor in chief On Thursday, February 2nd, Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack made a low-profile visit to SLA. With bodyguards in tow, but without much pomp or circumstance, he represented Governor Tom Wolfe as he toured our school. A Philadelphia native and advocate of STEM, he seemed eager to understand SLA’s unique educational […]