The Falcon

Sean Bonnette of the band Andrew Jackson Jihad
Opinion: Live Music During Quarantine
C.C. Servon November 15, 2020

I used to go to shows every couple of weeks. In fact, one of my favorite things about living in Philadelphia is that there are so many diverse places to experience our thriving...

Tea & Love Accounts Spark Conversation at Friends Select
Tea & Love Accounts Spark Conversation at Friends Select
Peter Ryan November 10, 2020

Over the past week, two separate Instagram accounts have sparked controversy and discourse in the Friends Select community: @fss_tea_page and @fss_love_acc.  @fss_tea_page,...

The Utopia Project: Student Actors, Artists Lead Fall Play
The Utopia Project: Student Actors, Artists Lead Fall Play
Peter Ryan November 9, 2020

In lieu of a traditional fall play, the FSS Theater Department will present an entirely virtual student-led play and multimedia art installation titled “The Utopia Project”...

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Maia Weintraub
Who is Maia Weintraub?
Isabelle Hills • November 24, 2020

The theater is full of students waiting to hear the announcements from Chris Singler. He walks up casually to the microphone and announces, “Maia Weintraub has won yet...

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Washington Football Team
Native Imagery Controversy in Pro Sports: Washington Football Team
Margot Schneider, Editor: Hard News & Sports • November 21, 2020

The Washington Football Team, formerly known as the Washington Redskins, changed its name this past summer after years of protest against its controversial historical ties....

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Milky
Milky's Mad Dash: Snake Breaks Free at Friends Select
Peter Ryan November 20, 2020

Biology teacher Perry Zanki, Friends Select’s king of crazy stories and unexpected antics, may have finally outdone himself: this fall, his pet snake “Milky” escaped...

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Dan Capecchi at World Cafe Live, image courtesy of FSS Flickr
Dan Capecchi: Teacher, Dean, Drummer, Composer, Secret Agent?
Olivia Shuman • November 19, 2020

“We’ve got an ablative! But which ablative is it?” Tr. Dan drops to a crouch on the floor of his classroom and goes into a full somersault before putting his hands...

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Michael Gary, Head of School
A Day in the Life of Michael Gary: COVID Edition
Mark Aaronson • November 18, 2020

Michael loves the beginning of his day; it is the only thing that has remained the same before and during COVID-19. Michael has a strict routine in the morning. “I wake...

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So You Think You Can Pod: Safe Social Practices During the Third Wave
So You Think You Can Pod: Safe Social Practices During the Third Wave
Peter Ryan, Co-Editor in Chief • November 17, 2020

Note: Much of the factual information in this article comes from public health experts at the University of Michigan Just days after Friends Select’s full transition...

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Heather Paul and her son, Joey.  Natalie Mayer and her son, Jonah.
Being Virtually Everything: The Life of a Parent-Teacher in COVID-19
Mia Cohen • November 17, 2020

The table, typically covered with china, silverware, and hot meals, is now home to laptops, notebooks, and half-empty water bottles. But it’s not just the kitchen table...

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11:30 AM, 17th & The Parkway -- Friends Select School’s front plaza remains unpopulated due to its first ever Election Day school cancellation.
Student Predictions for Virtual Learning
Margot Schneider, Editor: Hard News & Sports • November 15, 2020

On November 9th, Friends Select School announced the upcoming transition to fully virtual learning beginning Monday, November 16th. Some students believe that the community...

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