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Visitors Step into Van Gogh’s Paintings in Van Gogh: the Immersive Experience at Tower Theater

Visitors Step into Van Gogh’s Paintings in Van Gogh: the Immersive Experience at Tower Theater

Shirley Wang November 16, 2021

In the Tower Theater, the colors of yellow, blue, green, and red cluster together on the wall. Sunflowers, The Starry Night, Wheatfield with Crows, and Almond Blooms move up and down on the ground. The...

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Twelfth Night to Premiere This Week in Blauvelt Theater

Margot Schneider, Editor-in-Chief November 11, 2021

The Friends Select fall production, Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, will bring complicated love stories, a clicking cast, and a detailed set to the Blauvelt Theater this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.  “The...

Finding Their Artistic Voices: Portfolio Preparation Class Compiles College Admissions Portfolios

Finding Their Artistic Voices: Portfolio Preparation Class Compiles College Admissions Portfolios

Zion Todd October 20, 2021

In the Portfolio Preparation class, taught by Deborah Caiola, Chair of the Art Department, 11 seniors discover the themes of their art journeys while finalizing their portfolios. Additionally, they are...

From Shakespearean Times to Pandemic Times: How Covid-19 Affects the Fall Play

From Shakespearean Times to Pandemic Times: How Covid-19 Affects the Fall Play

Elijah Gallagher October 14, 2021

Covid-19 protocols have been implemented to ensure safe production for the fall theater performance, Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. To abide by Covid-19 guidelines, there are scenes that have to be...

Friend Select Gives New Light To Art Students in Gallery Space

Friend Select Gives New Light To Art Students in Gallery Space

Stefan Widdicombe October 13, 2021

The newly renovated Friends Select lobby, designed by Architect James Bradberry, provides a space for art exhibitions. This year, there are seven exhibits confirmed to be curated by students,...

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...

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