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The Ensemble of “Chicago”

The Ensemble of “Chicago”

Max Vlam, Staff Writer

May 23, 2019

The ensemble is an important yet overlooked part of every theater production. They play multiple roles, provide entertainment and comedic aspects for the audience, and provide support to the leads as well. The ensemble of Friends Select’s Chicago consisted of 18 students with lines, songs, and choreograph...

Film Modes Explored in Filmmaking

Film Modes Explored in Filmmaking

Chloe Zhang, Staff Writer

May 22, 2019

  For this assignment in our filmmaking class, we were given the choice of what kind of movie to make. There are generally three modes of filmmaking: narrative, documentary and experimental. Allura chose to make an experimental film, which disobeys the rules and conventions of narrative and documentary ...

Eli and Avery Make Music Video

Eli and Avery Make Music Video

Avery Johnson and Peter Ryan

May 15, 2019

Over the past two years, I have been fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Eli Luchak ('18) on two video projects. I met Eli during my time at Friends Select. He was in the class above me. My first experience working with Eli was on his short film Glint. Glint is a film directed by Eli Lu...

Five Stars for Chicago!

Five Stars for Chicago!

Peter Ryan, Staff Writer

April 24, 2019

In Friends Select's 2019 Spring musical, the cast of Chicago transported the opening night audience to the roaring 1920's with ease using hand fans, double breasted suits, and flapper dresses. Closing on a grand number from scandalous vaudeville murderers Roxie (Claire McHarg ['20]) and Velma (Sara Ke...

Pending Podcast Episode I: The College Process

Pending Podcast Episode I: The College Process

April 17, 2019

College Process Final (temp) from Friends Select School on Vimeo. Hi, and welcome to the first episode of Pending Podcast: the podcast where people who aren’t experts discuss things we have experience with! This episode we have four high school students, plus your host Maxwell Vlam ('19), discuss ...

A Look into the Life of Brian Kors

A Look into the Life of Brian Kors

Mary Denham, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019

Brian Kors, Upper School History teacher, looks back on his life in high school, differences between independent and public school teaching, and balancing two careers as teacher and musician. He also tells us what he loves about playing music and the music curriculum at FSS. ...

Faces of BSU

Faces of BSU

Angelica Scotto, Staff Writer

April 4, 2019

For this piece, I have chosen to photograph different people in the Black Student Union to show how people in the club behave out in the halls and around their friends. In this series, I have chosen photographs of Arley Johnson(‘20), Nyasia Arrington(‘20), Drayden Tee(‘19), Christian Kirkland(...

New Tech in Art Department

New Tech in Art Department

Maxwell Vlam, Staff Writer

March 14, 2019

The art department at Friends Select is introducing new technology to its classes. This year, the art department received 8 sets of iPads and Apple Pens. Kitty Holder ('19) and many other students are using iPads and Apple Pencils to create new works of art. “It’s super great to be able to use t...

Filmmaking Class Rolling at FSS

Filmmaking Class Rolling at FSS

Allura Tarrant, Contributor

February 26, 2019

The first project Logan, Dean, Chloe and I were assigned in Filmmaking class was to make documentaries on one another. This project was designed to teach us how to set exposure on the cameras, use various kinds of microphones, interview people and finally how to use the editing software Adobe Premiere. We started by record...

A Trip to Harlem

A Trip to Harlem

Alloyah Abobi, Staff Writer

February 7, 2019

On November 19, 2018, the African American History class taught by Malik Mubashir and the Protest Literature class taught by Chris Singler, Director of Upper School, took what many students might call a culturally fulfilling trip to Harlem, New York.    Harlem is a significant location for both of...

Meet Nadir, Our Food Truck Friend

Meet Nadir, Our Food Truck Friend

Lexi Ling, Graphic Designer, Staff Writer

January 25, 2019

“I love the kids, [laughs] and they love me too.” Nadir Khan chatted with me while preparing my favorite sausage, egg, and cheese sandwich. You might not have been his customer, but you have definitely seen his friendly and hardworking face on the FSS plaza. Every weekday, Nadir runs the food truck rig...

The Falcon Film Review – Creed II

The Falcon Film Review – Creed II

Kristi Kokthi, Digital Media Editor

January 25, 2019

Nine years after the last Rocky movie in 2006, Rocky Balboa, the Creed franchise was born. With the son of Apollo Creed, Adonis as the protagonist, the movie was a blockbuster. On November 21, 2018, the second installment of the series, Creed II, got released. The film is directed by Steven Caple...