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Movies With Pete: What Happened to Monday?

Movies With Pete: What Happened to Monday?
January 22, 2021

With most movie theaters closed and lots of major film production halted, avid-movie watchers have resigned to Google searches like “best movies on Netflix” to find entertainment. One of the critically...

The Musicians of Friends Select: Inside and Outside the Classroom

January 22, 2021

Music bleeds into all parts of the community, brings people together, and gives students ways to express themselves and their emotions. Friends Select provides musical programming beginning in Pre-K....

The Cappies Must Degender Its Acting Awards

Free Use Image Courtesy of Wikimedia.
January 14, 2021

Every year, students participating in the Cappies program advocate for changing the acting categories, and every year, the requests are turned down. It is past time for The Cappies to remove the basis...

Please Don’t Bury Me: On the Empathy of John Prine

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January 7, 2021

Most would not have predicted the overwhelming response to John Prine’s death. The songwriter, who first came into the consciousness of music fans after quitting his job as a mailman to record his eponymous...

The Falcon’s Albums of the Year 2020

Albums of the Year 2020
December 21, 2020

As the year of coronavirus comes to a close and people begin to reflect on the past twelve months, many turn their attention to one of the few constants of this tumultuous time: music. Below, three members...

Shawn Mendes’ Wonder a Solid Fourth Album

Wonder album cover
December 17, 2020

"You have a million different faces / But they’ll never understand / Unless you let them in / You’ve been a million different places / So I guess I’ll have a chance to / Get lost in wonderland" These...

Movies with Pete: Shrek and The Princess Bride Are Suspiciously Similar

Courtesy of Pixy
December 17, 2020

Allow me to summarize the plot of one of my favorite movies: inside of an old storybook, an outcast leaves his rural home, encounters and befriends misfits on his quest to save a kind and elegant girl...

Among Us Fever Sweeps Friends Select

Image courtesy of Peter Ryan '21
December 16, 2020

Among Us, a video game developed by Innersloth resembling the party game Mafia, has recently gained traction worldwide. Since September, Among Us has led Apple’s App Store in downloads by a large margin...

Movies with Pete: The Christmas Chronicles II

Official Poster for The Christmas Chronicles 2 (courtesy of Netflix)
December 10, 2020

Full disclosure, I didn’t watch the original Christmas Chronicles before watching The Christmas Chronicles 2, which was released through Netflix on November 25th. Quite frankly, I don’t think I needed...

The Utopia Project, Coming December 3rd

Courtesy of Hannah Dubb '21
December 2, 2020

After months of fully virtual brainstorming sessions, table reads, and rehearsals, the FSS theater department will release its virtual fall play and multimedia art experience, titled The Utopia Project,...

Review: JoJo’s Rockin’ Christmas by Jojo Siwa

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November 28, 2020

On November 13th, children’s pop star Jojo Siwa released a 4 song Christmas EP entitled  Jojo’s Rockin’ Christmas. The EP has had little hype around it -- barring some TikTok discourse around...

Opinion: Live Music During Quarantine

Sean Bonnette of the band Andrew Jackson Jihad
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 live music scene. Back...

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