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Friends Select Student News Media

The Falcon

Friends Select Student News Media

The Falcon

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MLB’s Best Hitters
Bryan Dedmon May 23, 2024

In today's games, baseball fans and professional analysts use different stats to determine where a certain hitter ranks among the whole MLB. Some use old stats like batting...

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How Does Gambling Addiction Affect the Economy?
How Does Gambling Addiction Affect the Economy?
Scott Aaronson May 17, 2024

Due to the rise of sports betting over the past couple of years, gambling addictions have become a greater concern in this generation. Sports gambling is not just a fun game...

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The 2024 FSS Softball Team
Chemistry and Coaching Drive Softball Team to Success
Elliot Forman May 17, 2024

On a fall Saturday morning, Bill Klose, Friends Select Athletic Director and Softball Coach, is up with the sun to get to school by 7:30 am. He listens to his football talk...

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Photo via @jacobthecouponkid on Instagram. Jacob made $30.97 on this haul from CVS.
Looking for a Good Deal? Jacob Weisgold is Your Guy.
Patrick Ryan, Editor-in-Chief • May 17, 2024

Near Washington Square, just a few blocks from several CVS pharmacies, multiple ACME supermarkets, and a host of other stores, lives a young man ready to run them all out...

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Final Exam Study Tips from Student Gov
Final Exam Study Tips from Student Gov
May 10, 2024

Here are some tips from student government about preparing for final exams.  Take a look!

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Ben Cooper, Director of Operations
Who is Ben Cooper?
Daphne Klose and Ozzy Spiker May 10, 2024

Ben Cooper, FSS Director of Operations, always worked in education settings, mostly in public schools or non-profit organizations. Before coming to Friends Select, he worked...

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Behind the Scenes of Radium Girls
Janis Ng May 17, 2024

It’s 3:30 pm on a typical school day, and as I walk into the theater, my attention is immediately grabbed by the sounds of cast members rehearsing their lines and adjusting sets;...

Painting by Adi Perelman ‘24
Sights on Site at Arch Street Meeting House
Patrick Ryan, Editor-in-Chief • May 17, 2024

On Thursday, March 7, the 2024 Sights on Site art show opened at the Arch Street Meeting House. The show featured art from students in all three divisions (Lower, Middle, and Upper...

Musician of the Month: Cheo Mangum
Musician of the Month: Cheo Mangum
Sam Goldwert, Assistant Editor • May 10, 2024

Listen to Cheo's music under the name “Lord Cheo” on Spotify, Apple Music, Youtube, and all other streaming platforms.  

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Crossword: Guess the Upper School Teacher!
Crossword: Guess the Upper School Teacher!
Sarah Gorenstein, Game Master • May 10, 2024

Illustration by Shae Ballard.
Super Fresh: Haiku Help
Leah Pessin and Esme Michaeloff April 5, 2024

Hello freshmen, We are almost into our final quarter, with pressure rising we’re here to offer some fresh advice! By now you should know...

The Red Cross Isnt the Innocuous Non-profit You Thought it Was
The Red Cross Isn't the Innocuous Non-profit You Thought it Was
Noah Markovich May 24, 2024

Did you know that the pint of blood you donated last month was sold for $150? The American Red Cross’s income last year was 3.01 billion; 14%-20% of this was spent on aid...

Why Doesn’t Friends Select Offer AP Courses?
Why Doesn’t Friends Select Offer AP Courses?
Alden Karp May 23, 2024

  In a world where over 70% of America’s 30,000 high schools offer at least one Advanced Placement (AP) course, and AP discourse dominates many elements of...

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Meet the Staff
Lena Piven
Co-Director of Multimedia

Lena Piven is a junior at Friends Select and a Co-Director of Multimedia for The Falcon along with Clare. Lena is currently a student government rep, co-leader of Spirit Club, and photo editor for...

Patrick Ryan
Patrick Ryan
Editor-in-Chief

Patrick Ryan is a senior at Friends Select and a co-editor-in-chief of The Falcon. Patrick writes about student life, city curriculum, and music. He also helps lead Quake, the Harvard Model Congress,...

Elliot Forman is a senior in the journalism class at Friends Select. He is a captain of the soccer and Quizbowl team and plays on the baseball team. Elliot covers sports for The Falcon, including FSS...