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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

Brian Kors in his classroom.

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

An example of art done on the iPad by Kitty Holder ('19).

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

FSS in 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

Nadir Khan at his post.

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

Creed II film poster

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...

My Top Ten Favorite Albums of all Time

My Top Ten Favorite Albums of all Time

Xander McCall, Staff Writer

January 24, 2019

Ever since I was a young kid, I was exposed to just about every single genre of music ranging from Black Sabbath to NWA, from Bach to Bob Marley. I have never felt that one specific genre of music is better than another. Artists of each genre have created music that has either made a positive impact on...

Yearbook in the Works

Ian hard at work.

Alex Ding, OpEd Editor, Staff Writer

January 23, 2019

At the beginning of the school year, the Friends Select yearbook editors sent a survey to advisors to help decide what this year's theme would be. There are five yearbook editors, one faculty adviser and many photographers. “Students nominated possible themes during advisory block. Then students v...

The Rodin Museum: “A trip inside the beauty and darkness of the human being.”

Detail of Rodin's

Xander McCall, Staff Writer

January 18, 2019

  The photography class of Friends Select School recently took a trip to the Rodin Museum, located on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Throughout the entire museum, grand sculptures caught the attention of each student of the class. Arley Johnson, class of 2020, detailed his experience: "The sculptures...

“Our Town” Documentary Is Out!

January 9, 2019

Filmmaking Class's documentary on our school's production of Our Town is out now! Watch it below: