Category: Op/Ed

  • Column: The Impact of Student Walkouts

    Adrie Young Staff Writer On Friday, May 13, around 150 SLA students, including myself, walked out of school to protest the leaked draft of the Supreme Court opinion to overturn Roe v Wade.  Philly Socialist Alternative organized the walkout alongside students from Franklin Learning Center, Masterman, and Friends Select. When freshman Eliza Cucchiara and I […]

  • I Almost Went to Central

    Maya Smelser Staff Writer I always knew I wanted to go to SLA. When I heard there was a school that gave out projects instead of tests, I was sold. I have always been the type of student who thrives with hands-on learning. And yet, I still strongly considered going to Central.  Why is that? […]

  • I Don’t Fly to School

    Harper Leary Staff Writer Unlike all of my friends, I do not get a TransPass through school, yet I still take SEPTA every day. The School District of Philadelphia’s Transportation Eligibility Guidelines states that “Students in grades 7 through 12 who live 1.5 miles or farther from school are eligible for free Student TransPasses.”  Now, […]

  • College, A Tough Topic

    Valeria Escobar Staff Writer College is one of the most frustrating topics to think and talk about, at least for me. Most of the time I try to ignore this topic completely. “I’ll think about it when the time comes” I always tell myself. But every day that passes, that time when I actually have […]

  • When the silence becomes too loud; Palestine vs US Media

    Staff Writer Fatima Abashera On Wednesday May 11, the world awakened to the devastating news of the murder of Shireen Abu Akleh, a Palestinian- American journalist who had spend the last for 25 years working as a reporter forthe Aljazeera, a prominent Arabic news channel.  Abu Akleh was a very familiar face for viewers of […]