The Science Leadership Academy at Beeber is a second campus of The Science Leadership Academy, an inquiry-driven, project-based high school focused on 21st century learning. The Science Leadership Academy at Beeber opened its doors on September 9, 2013 with its inaugural freshman class.
SLA provides a rigorous, college-preparatory curriculum with a focus on science, technology, mathematics and entrepreneurship. Students at SLA learn in a project-based environment where the core values of inquiry, research, collaboration, presentation and reflection are emphasized in all classes.
Ever wonder if SLA@B had a gay/queer straight alliance? Do you know someone who is LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, etc)? Do you admire a celebrity who’s LGBT+? Are you yourself LGBT+? Do you just want to know more about the LGBT+ community or LGBT+ political issues? Look no further! SLA@B has our very own QSA!!
Our goal is to be able to educate people on LGBT+ issues and identities, as well as provide a safe and secure space for LGBT+ students and allies to talk about their ideas for making the school a safer, more inclusive space for the community (and sometimes just chill). After all, everyone deserves to feel safe and be who they are at school.
QSA takes place on Tuesdays at 3:10pm to around 4 to 4:15pm. Snacks will (eventually) be provided. Bring yourself! Bring your friends! Bring the person you don’t know but you see everyday in the hallway! All are welcome!
October 27th, 2016
Actress, Writer, and Social Media Activist, Rowan Blanchard, has introduced a brand new, optimistic, strong-willed perspective on social interactions to a generation of adolescence that may impact our future usage and meaning of our online accounts, profiles, posts, and the content that we allow to be viewed by others by explaining the imperative nature of the ‘f’ word: Feminism.
Blanchard explains the effects of her confident choices and decisions on social media in the article, as well as how they have affected her, her friends/family, and the billions of young girls who admire her. She is active on almost every social media platform, including Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook. But, she is acknowledged most for her official Instagram profile that obtains a whopping 4.6 million followers and 1,555 posts (as of November 1st, 2016.) However, she is not only well-recognized for the photos that comprise of her “feed” or “layout” on the application, but for the promising message that she is able to share consistently about the importance of Feminism and equality for the female gender. “I think it’s important for girls to recognize feminist issues because it directly affects them,” She told Entertainment Weekly at Instagram’s #MyStory initiative event. “It’s a difficult thing to speak out, but belonging to a sisterhood makes me feel like I have the power to speak my voice.”
Immediacy, Permanence, and Lack of Control play massive roles in Blanchard’s life. Immediacy, for example, is used as the most common attribute to her posts and commentary that she shares. The time that it takes for her followers and a great number of others to view her content is little to none, but as time gradually passes, the Permanence of the posts begin to spread. Prior examples of Permanence are placed in articles about Blanchard. Screenshots of the content that she posts can be used for public viewing or ideal samples of her outstanding commentary about the relevance of Feminism. Lack of Control is a final component to Blanchard’s social life. Although the feedback being given to her is positive for a larger part of time, there are negative responses. The adverse part of interaction with social media is that there is no way to control the opinion of others, regardless of the intention behind them. But, despite that, Blanchard handles pessimism quite well. In a past article, Rowan was chastised for not smiling in some of her Instagram photos. “I don't think people realize how rude and hurtful it can be to just see comments where people say ‘Are you depressed?’ I post on my Instagram what I like. If I want to smile, I will! Nothing more than that. I wish people would stop reading into things.” Explained the star via Twitter. From her graceful and mature behavior online and offline, Blanchard is a more than adequate representation of mindful social media usage for all ages and genders.
To summarize, social media can have an encouraging effect opposed to the ample majority of negative stories that are told and spread across the Internet, and can also be a tool for advocating critical and significant information. Rowan Blanchard continues her reign as a well-known social media figure in the public eye, and her actions go on to extend the message of Feminism and online etiquette to people of all ages, especially young girls. My advice to those who are using social media are to take Rowan Blanchard’s technique when using their online profiles. Approach the situation positively, consider things mindfully, and think about what you post before you post it to have a safe, healthy, and fun experience on the Internet.
I’ve created “Emotions” because I’m highly fascinated in affective science (the study of emotions or affect) and colors. That’s why I took these two elements that are commonly used in art and made my not so much of a color wheel, but colors from the color wheel into a pulse pattern. When we have feelings, our body reacts to those feelings in different ways, we also tend to correspond those feelings to colors, Such as the color red. Anger. When you’re angry, your pulse-rate will quicken. Or the color blue, sadness. Your pulse-rate will slow down. Also Yellow, Happiness! You can be either way when you’re happy; I start moving quickly because I get so jittery!
I think others would be able to relate once I explain why in certain colors the pulse-rate spikes. The thing that makes this project so different from my previous projects would have to be that I was given feedback and suggestions while finishing up. This made me re-think about how I was going to go about the final touches. My work totally fits in with contemporary work today. The color wheel is a classic, but I added science into mine, and science/technology is a must nowadays.
I was influenced by many artist such as, Vincent Van Gogh and Mark Rothko, who unfortunately painted such deep and meaningful paintings at such depressing moments of their lives. Even though my work isn’t depressing it shows how emotion can depict your work.
In conclusion, “Emotions” is actually my most emotional piece of work. I am extremely happy with how it came to be. I’d have to say the Artist Critique was my main highlight of this project. I don’t usually get constructive criticism when I draw or paint, and when I did, it helped make me see my art in another perspective which was really helpful as I finished up my work. Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoy “Emotions”!