Op/Ed

Dear White SLA…

May 9th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Op/Ed, Uncategorized

Dear White SLA...

Tamir Harper Staff Writer Dear White People,   Where do I begin? Do I have to begin by justifying  this piece or explaining what racism is?   This inspiration for piece originated from the Netflix movie and series “Dear White People.” I strongly recommend the movie and show to everyone regardless of their race.   […]

Column: NFL Draft Causing Detours

May 3rd, 2017  |  by  |  published in Op/Ed, Uncategorized

Column: NFL Draft Causing Detours

Lauren  Nicolella Staff Writer Philadelphia had an awesome opportunity to hold the NFL Draft, but since I’m not a fan of football, it just was an annoyance. SEPTA had a bunch of detours, streets were closed off, people were flooding every corner, and there was a constant whirl of helicopters passing up above. It made […]

Column: Tamir Rice

April 18th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Op/Ed, Uncategorized

Column: Tamir Rice

Tamir Harper Staff Writer I hear it, see it and feel it as I run my hand across the piece of paper. I question do I correct you or allow your ignorance to continue. But when I allow your ignorance to continue I beat myself up inside because of a message I attempt to deliver […]

Morning Gymnastics: What I Do In Order To Be On Time

March 31st, 2017  |  by  |  published in Op/Ed, Uncategorized

Morning Gymnastics: What I Do In Order To Be On Time

Aaron Watson-Sharer Editor   The phrase is “If you’re on time, you’re late, and if you’re late, you’re fired.” Well at SLA, we have four latenesses equals one detention instead.  Surprisingly, I’ve never had to attend a detention at SLA. 8:15 A.M. has become a staple in my head over the years; just get here […]

Column: Does the Spirit of SLA Exist on 22nd and Arch?

March 28th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Op/Ed

Aidan Williams Guest Writer I am a transfer student. I began my freshman year in a school in Ireland, and moved back to Philly before the start of sophomore year, settling into SLA. For all of sophomore year, I lived only about 7 blocks away from the school, making the commute extremely simple. I love […]

Column: Organizing the Jerseys

March 28th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Op/Ed, Uncategorized

Column: Organizing the Jerseys

Saamir Baker Staff Writer Starting over the summer, I began to plan the long grueling job that would be ordering newly designed jerseys for the SLA ultimate uniforms. A feat that has not been accomplished since the first uniform designed when the first team was established. It all began with meeting with the lady that […]

Column: SEPTA Key??

March 28th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Op/Ed, Uncategorized

Column: SEPTA Key??

Mekhi Granby Staff Writer For as long as I can remember, paying for Septa meant using a transpass, token, transfer, or cash of some sort. With the exclusion of the senior citizens pass, you’ve got to swipe, drop, or feed your payment into some kind of a machine before you can get a ride.   […]

Column: Muslim Ban Round 2

March 15th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Op/Ed, Uncategorized

Column: Muslim Ban Round 2

Chiara Nemati Opinion Editor Here’s something you might not know: I am a dual national, and Trump’s travel ban changes my life.   I am a citizen three countries: Iran, Italy, and the United States. Under the travel ban imposed on January 27, 2017 it was unclear whether the ban applied to dual nationals. I […]

Reactions to the Senate’s Nomination of Betsy DeVos

February 21st, 2017  |  by  |  published in Op/Ed

Reactions to the Senate's Nomination of Betsy DeVos

Column Aaron Watson-Sharer Editor     On February 7th, I sat in class like any day, surfing the web. But this time was different. I sat expecting the worst on Twitter live, waiting for a decision from the Senate hearing of Betsy DeVos. It took only a few minutes to accept our reality. A reality […]

Column: SLA and Promposals

February 21st, 2017  |  by  |  published in Op/Ed, Uncategorized

Column: SLA and Promposals

Deja Harrison Staff Writer It was an average Monday afternoon for me, or so I thought…  I was heading to my Y band lunch with my friends like I normally do when I realized something was off.. The hallway seemed almost empty on one side of it. My friends seemed to all disappear except for […]