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"Mi Amor"

The best spanish love song we've ever heard! Original beat & lyrics done by: Isabel McCollum, Santiago Jones, Daniella James and Veronica Pham

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SLA To Open Second Campus at Beeber Middle School Site

Due to the overwhelming demand from the students and families of Philadelphia, the Science Leadership Academy and The Franklin Institute are proud to announce the opening of the Science Leadership Academy - Beeber Campus. Science Leadership Academy – Beeber (SLA-B) will open with 125 9th graders at the Beeber Middle School complex in the fall. SLA-B is being generously supported by a $1.9 million grant from Philadelphia School Partnership. 

The students of the inaugural class of SLA-B will be chosen from the students who interviewed for SLA in the fall. Students who are still on the waiting list for SLA can email their interest toadmissions@scienceleadership.org; teachers interested in working at SLA-B should send copies of their resume and a cover letter to teaching@scienceleadership.org.  

For the full story, check Jenn Wright's story at SLAMedia.org.

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Michael Dell Visits SLA

Michael Dell will be touring SLA and speaking to the 11th and 12th grade on Thursday, April 25th at 1:30 at SLA. We ask that all SLA students dress professionally and wear their lab coats. Michael Dell is the founder of Dell Computers, and he is being honored with an award at The Franklin Institute Thursday night. 

This is an incredible honor for SLA, and it continues the wonderful partnership between SLA and TFI that has brought speakers such as Dr. Stephen Squyres and Bill Gates to the school. 

-- Mr. Lehmann

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"Siempre Voy a Necesitarte" por, Guillermo, Alicia, Daniela, Isa

El Cancion:
​https://www.dropbox.com/s/w90sosjhd6g80lk/Nuestra%20Cancion.m4a

Las Palabras:

[VERSE 1]

Fue un día bello

Caminé en la calle


Y cuando te vi

Mi corazón se detuvo


[BRIDGE]

La primera vez te vi,

Sabía que fue destino


[CHORUS]

¡Te necesito! ¡Te necesito! ¡Te necesito!

Siempre te amaba

Y ahora te quiero (¡Te necesito!)

¡Siempre voy a amarte!

¡Siempre voy a necesitarte (¡Te necesito!)


[VERSE 2]

El primer día contigo,

Fuimos al club

Y bailamos el tango


No voy a olvidar

Nuestra baile primero


[BRIDGE]

La primera vez te vi,

Sabía que fue destino


[CHORUS]

¡Te necesito! ¡Te necesito! ¡Te necesito!

Siempre te amaba

Y ahora te quiero (¡Te necesito!)

¡Siempre voy a amarte!

¡Siempre voy a necesitarte (¡Te necesito!)



[VERSE 3]

Amamos uno al otro

Pero siempre peleabamos sobre cosas pequeñas


A veces nuestra amar iba dificil

Y lo me hacía muy cansado

Pero nuestra amar es verdadero



[BRIDGE]

La primera vez te vi,

Sabía que fue destino


[CHORUS]

¡Te necesito! ¡Te necesito! ¡Te necesito!

Siempre te amaba

Y ahora te quiero (¡Te necesito!)

¡Siempre voy a amarte!

¡Siempre voy a necesitarte (¡Te necesito!)



[VERSE 4]

Un dia preguntése

Eso pregunta especial

Casame


Ella dijo

(pause)

si


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"Me Perdiste" un Cantante Original por Pedro Bey, Pilar Shurelds, Diego O'Donovan y Andrea Collins

Me Perdiste
Letra: 

“Me Perdiste”

por

Pedro Bey, Pilar Shurelds, Diego O'Donovan y Andrea Collins

Verso Uno:

Chica:

Yo pensaba tú vas a ser mejor

No eras,

Entonces voy a dejar

Va a ser un verano frío ....   

Sin mí


Verso Dos:

Chico:

Voy a hacer cosas mejor

Dame un chance más

Vamos a ser mejor

No te vayas  


Coro:

Chica:

otra vez no

yo estoy finito

Me perdiste

Chico:

voy a esperar meses

Lo siento

Te extraño


Verso Tres:

Chica:

No tienes chances más

Te dí demasiadas chances

Tengo que ir a mi propio camino


Verso Cuatro:


Chico:

¿Por que tienes que ir?

Nosotros pertenecemos

juntos.....

Por siempre

Quedaté



Coro

Chica:

otra vez no

yo estoy finito

Me perdiste



Chico:

Voy a esperar meses

Lo siento

Te extraño



Verso Cinco:

Chica:

Todos los días, discutíamos

Somos finitos

No puedo sufrir la dolor nunca más

Esta fractura de mi corazón




Verso Seis

Chico:

Podemos resolver nuestras problemas

Yo soy nada sin tu amor

Necesito estar en tu corazón

Quedaté..

Por favor


Coro

Chica:

otra vez no

yo estoy finito

Me perdiste



Chico:

Voy a esperar meses

Lo siento

Te extraño



Bridge:

Chica: Somos terminado

Chico: No necesita a ser

Chica: No puedo quedarme

Chico: Si, tú puedes

Chica: Me perdiste

Chico: Yo quiero tener te





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Rockets Prove They Belong; Mercy-Rule Randolph 16-5


The big showdown between SLA and Randolph had loomed all season long. Aside from Randolph being SLA's most historically heated rival, the recent success of both programs made it a foregone conclusion that the winner of their head-to-head would be in line for a playoff berth. Both teams came into the showdown 6-1, tied for 2nd, and in need of a win to keep pace with University City who remains undefeated. 

SLA followed the normal formula of putting their 1 and 2-hitters on base for Jeff Schwartz and Kevin Courtney, the hard-throwing freshman, to drive them in. This time around Randolph's defense held them to 2 runs and got them right back when Courtney struggled with his location in the first. 

Justo Rodriguez, the hard-throwing All-Public League pitcher for Randolph, and Courtney settled down in the 2nd, both striking out the side, but SLA was back at it in the 3rd. Abe Musselman got it started off with a roaring double to the gap in Left Center and Kevin Courtney drove him and Jeff Schwartz in with a double of his own. Courtney would score a batter later when Nick Manton sliced one down the first base line to make it 5-2. 

Courtney's command issues resurfaced when he hit the first two batters he faced in the 3rd, putting himself in a quick jam. However, Randolph's hitters crowded the plate and the Umpire didn't grant Courtney the inside of the plate all game. They eventually squeezed a run in when a dropped third strike forced a calculated throw to first to ensure the out was recorded. Both sides seemed destined for a see-saw war of attrition, but Courtney induced two groundouts to end the frame and hold the lead at 5-3.

The energy was high for Randolph when Rodriguez took the mound in the 4th, but The Rocket used this third time around to prove they can play at the next level. SLA batted around in the 4th, scored ten runs off 10 hits (three of them doubles by Schwartz, Courtney and Mike Ostrowski) and Mike Sanders laid down a beautiful squeeze bunt to transform a one-time nail-biter into a commanding mercy-rule win.

Courtney closed out a 3-hit complete game performance in the 5th. He finished the day with 11 Strikeouts, and The Rocket provided plenty of fire power with 16 runs on 14 hits. With the win, SLA improves to 7-1 and moved into sole possession of 2nd place. Their next game is Tues, 4/30 vs. upstart Rush. 

 
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Gratz Challenges But The Rocket Proves Resilient




Heading into their 7th game of the season news of University City and Randolph's wins were common knowledge. The Rocket, with just one loss, knew they need to be perfect the rest of the way to ensure a fighting chance for a playoff birth in what has turned out to be the most competitive season in recent years. 

Ethan Reese, fresh off his commanding performance over W Philly, got the start and proved he was more than capable of pitching on short rest notching 11 strikeouts and only surrendering 4 hits over 4 innings. After striking out the first two batters he faced, Reese got The Rocket off to a fast start by ripping a lead-off double. Shockingly SLA stranded the bases loaded and entered the 2nd still scoreless. Reese struck out the side on 21 pitches and then the bottom of SLA's order turned it back over en route to building a 6-run lead. Jhonas Dunakin smacked a shot into the gap in Right Center that seemingly was deep enough for a Home Run, but officials reversed their initial call ruling it a ground-ruled double. No harm no foul as Dunakin would later score when Jeff Schwartz smashed a monster 3-run Home Run to dead Centerfield. 

Gratz scratched back into the game with 3 runs in the 3rd off some uncharacteristic defensive miscues, but SLA got 2 of the 3 back in the 3rd and 4th, proving they can play small-ball as well by moving runners and taking advantage of Gratz's inconsistent defense. Gratz was far from giving up though and scored 2 on a couple of extra base hits off Jeff Schwartz, who came on in relief in the 5th. Schwartz eventually settled down, quieted Gratz's bats and squashed a potential rally. The Rocket was cool, calm and collected as they weathered the late rally by Gratz. And then they opened it up with 7 runs over the next two frames to close the game out in 6. 

The 15-5 win sets up a huge showdown with Randolph riddled with playoff implications as both teams stand at 6-1 and a game behind University City. The showdown on 4/24 will be the start of a 5-game road swing for The Rocket, but no one seems even slightly phased. The program's historical success on the road, on account of playing without a home field for the past three seasons, has set up a "no excuses" mentality, and an ability to perform as a unit even when the opponent's fan base gets loud. Calls of "Bird...Bird....Bird..." tend to be met with gutsy strikeouts, solid defense, and a heck of a lot of runs for The Rocket. 

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Perspective Final

a. What is one thing that your learned specifically that you did not know before.

In spite of nine years of school art classes and many extracurricular courses, I had never been taught the intricacies of one-point perspective drawing. THe entire concept is new to my work. 

b. How did leaning this thing make your drawings better.

While one-point perspective may not be evident in my nude sketches or figure studies, such techniques may come in handy portraying realistic landscapes and spaces. As we have been studying in my figure classes, negative space and positive space are intrinsically linked, and portraying each of them is equally important for a finished art piece. Perspective drawing will help me create lifelike and almost tangible backgrounds and negative spaces. 

c. If you did this assignment again, what would you do differently?

Given another chance I would certainly allot more time to the basic mapping of my drawing. While I understood the concept, I don’t believe that, or much artistic skill, are represented in the sketch. 

d. What is your advice to someone who has never drawn a one point perspective drawing before?

Make sure to get other people’s opinions on wether or not your drawing makes sense. In all drawing it is common to get so wrapped up in the piece that you are unable to see it from an outside perspective. This can happen even more with formulaic drawing such as perspective. 

e. What resource helped you the most and why?

I’d say that my t-square made this project possible. It’s nice to know that he’ll always be there for me, providing right angles and plane surfaces...

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"Te Amo" - Spanish Love Song

Music: Alejo Marothy

Lyrics: Guillermo Amari, Susanna Louis, Ronaldo Harper, Alejo Marothy

Verses: Guillermo Amari, Alejo Marothy

Intro and backup Chorus: Ronaldo Harper

Chorus: Susanna Louis
Te Amo
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Negative Space-Jonas Bromley

Negative space is the absence of space.


I found negative space in my cutout as the green areas, and in my still lives as the dark areas.


It helps an artist to see negative space because it gives you another way to look at things and another tool to use when drawing.

Seeing in negative space enhances drawings because it gives you another way to look at what your drawing.
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