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Artwork by Liv Coleman '21

Students Exhibit Artwork Across Philadelphia in “Sights On Site: It’s Monumental”

Margot Schneider and C.C. Servon April 16, 2021

Over the past two years, students in Friends Select’s art department have studied the context and history of a singular building in Philadelphia, participating in “Sights on Site” exhibits at PAFA...

Upper School Students Launch Political Talk Show, “Controversial Corner”

Upper School Students Launch Political Talk Show, “Controversial Corner”

Peter Ryan April 16, 2021

Chris Crisden ‘22, Henry Planet ‘23, and Hayden Wiltshire ‘24 recently launched a weekly Instagram Live talkshow titled “Controversial Corners.” The show, which airs every Friday night at 9:00...

Roundtable: Swiftie Song Smackdown

Roundtable: Swiftie Song Smackdown

There are few figures in the past couple of decades that have garnered as much attention as Taylor Swift. From the Nashville-twang of her self-titled debut to the unabashed pop of 1989 to the indie-folk...

Fearless by Taylor Swift (2008)

Retro Review: Fearless by Taylor Swift

Peter Ryan March 15, 2021

After dropping two surprise indie records -- folklore and evermore -- in 2020, pop star Taylor Swift kickstarted her 2021 promotion by announcing the release of a rerecording of her 2008 platinum album....

A reimagined and colorful painting of a Roman god done by @calablacksand. Found in front of Sculpere Ballet Body + Yoga Mind on Poplar St.

Street Art of Philadelphia

Izzy Ebede and Isabelle Hills March 11, 2021

The late Kobe Bryant painted on a white wall in Lakers jersey. Found on 2nd St.A wooden fence covered in pink flowers and green background. Found on the corner of Wildey St. A muscular dog-like creature....

Drawing by Chris Nelson-Pyne '21

Student Artists and Writers Receive Scholastic Awards

Peter Ryan February 26, 2021

Fifteen Upper School students at Friends Select received Scholastic Regional Art and Writing Awards for the 2020-21 academic year. The award-winning pieces spanned various media, including drawing, painting,...

Book Review: Nick by Michael Farris Smith

Book Review: Nick by Michael Farris Smith

Peter Ryan February 25, 2021

The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald and published in 1925, is widely considered one of the greatest novels ever written. Its complex and thought-provoking depiction of New York City in the...

Student Portfolio Work Featured in Online Art Exhibition

Student Portfolio Work Featured in Online Art Exhibition

Peter Ryan February 16, 2021

The Senior Portfolio Exhibition, an annual art show at Friends Select displaying work from the Portfolio Preparation class, has been moved online due to limitations imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Portfolio...

One of the Best Amazon Original Series,

One of the Best Amazon Original Series, “The Wilds”

Lily Brin February 10, 2021

At the beginning of quarantine, I was binging a lot of good TV -- drama, comedy, horror, you name it. With this busy school year, though, I haven’t had much time to sit down and get into a new show...

Photo by Peter Ryan '21

Two Opinions: Did Gatsby Love Daisy?

Margot Schneider and Peter Ryan February 5, 2021

Yes - Peter In The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the mysterious and nouveau riche Jay Gatsby desperately attempts to rekindle his past romance with Daisy Buchanan, a beautiful and charming...

Movies With Pete: What Happened to Monday?

Movies With Pete: What Happened to Monday?

Peter Ryan 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

Margot Schneider 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....

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