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Summer Reading Suggestions from FSS Faculty & Staff

Summer Reading Suggestions from FSS Faculty & Staff

Faculty & Staff June 9, 2021

Looking for a good book to read this summer?  Check out a few recommendations from FSS faculty and staff.  Amazon links are included, but please consider supporting your local bookstore! ...

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What You Should Watch This Summer, According to Film Club

Throughout the course of the year, Film Club worked on many creative projects, such as stop-motion animation, slo-mo videos, remaking popular movie scenes, and more. To culminate our year together we...

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Review: Netflix’s Outer Banks Season One

Madison Scheuer May 12, 2021

This article contains a few spoilers for Outer Banks Season 1 . Netflix’s hit show, Outer Banks, premiered in April 2020 and the first season is an absolute hit in my eye, it has a well-written...

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Review: Home on the Rage by Nick Shoulders

C.C. Servon, Assistant Editor: Opinion & Arts & Culture April 26, 2021

Country music existed long before The Carter Family started making records that got called “country” in the mid-1920s. It existed long before Jimmie Rodgers quit his job as a brakeman, long before...

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Interview with Philadelphia Hip Hop Artist Khemist

Margot Schneider and C.C. Servon April 23, 2021

Recently, the Upper School Ensemble completed a project with Philadelphia Hip Hop Artist Khemist, creating musical sketches in groups of three or four students. “Our objectives were to try something...

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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, Editor-in-Chief 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, Editor-in-Chief 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....

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Student Artists and Writers Receive Scholastic Awards

Peter Ryan, Editor-in-Chief 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, Editor-in-Chief 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...

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