Braylon Dunlap Staff Writer For the past twenty years, social media has seemingly had a bigger impact on teenagers more than any other demographic. Apps like TikTok, Instagram, and Snapchat have played major parts in many of our lives. But just how big a role? Recently, a series of surveys were sent out to the […]
Should Kim Kardashian Have Worn the Dress?
Lia Dunakin Staff Writer The Met Gala is an annual event held as a fundraiser for The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s various costume exhibits. It has a reputation for being both extremely exclusive and glamorous, but from its beginnings in 1948, the Gala has not always been like this. The gala supports the annual costume […]
Arts & Entertainment
Movie Review: Creed 3
Braylon Dunlap Staff Writer Creed lll is the third installment to the Creed franchise and the eighth installment in the seemingly never-ending Rocky franchise. Usually when a series reaches its third movie, the franchise starts to value quantity over quality, and critical reception tends to decline. So as I went to go see Creed III, […]
Movie Review: Bones and All, A Romance Both Bloody and Beautiful
Lara Rosenbach Staff Writer Courtesy of Yahoo! Bones and All I hadn’t heard anything about this film until I went to see it with a friend—my first time at the new-ish AMC Fashion District theater in Center City. This might’ve been because it didn’t sound like any movie I’d seen before. Bones and All is […]
A Badminton club? Does SLA and Ben Franklin have one?
By Staff Writer Dinah Soloway As of the 2021-2022 school year, SLA and Ben Franklin are sponsoring a badminton team. Currently, the Badminton team has nine girls plus a handy helper for games and equipment. Most of the players are new to the sport. Many have only previously experienced playing badminton in a PE (physical […]
Swim Team Manages Season During COVID-19
Valeria Escobar Staff Writer The Swimming team is back for its second year at SLA, but with continued COVID-19 precautions and other challenges. Even though COVID affects the swim team and their practices, there’s around 20 students who still participate and choose to be a part of the team. Sophomore student athlete Toby Hilton, who […]
Opinion / Editorial
Am I a Phone Addict?
Anouk Ghosh-Poulshock Student Writer Am I addicted to the games on my phone? With almost every teen, you can take a glance at their phone and see that they have social media. One major thing when people talk about teens and their phones is their addiction to social media. But what about their addiction to […]
Column: Do Clothes Affect How Someone Is Treated?￼
Leticia Desouza Staff Writer SLA is one of many Philadelphia high schools who doesn’t have a uniform for their students. Though having the ability to wear any type of outfits can be a good opportunity for students to fully express themselves, how others react to our clothes can be quite uncomfortable and even traumatic. During […]
Life After Being Separated From My Dad
Staff Writer Dinah Soloway During the 2020-2021 School year my dad had a severe case of COVID-19. It started in November of 2020, and he spent over 3 months in the hospital, finally being released in February 2021. To this day we do not know the real reason he got COVID. I also later caught […]