The Falcon

Sarah Fuller Makes History Playing for Vanderbilt Men’s Football

Football player
December 2, 2020

On November 28th, Sarah Fuller, Senior Goalkeeper for Vanderbilt University’s women’s soccer team, kicked for Vanderbilt’s men’s football team against the University of Missouri. Fuller became...

Minas Macos ’20: Falcon to Cadet

Minas Macos '20: Falcon to Cadet
December 1, 2020

Last November, Minas Macos ‘20 woke up less than an hour before class to make the short daily walk from his house to Friends Select School. One year later, he rises at exactly 5:15 AM to participate...

Who is Maia Weintraub?

Maia Weintraub '21
November 24, 2020

The theater is full of students waiting to hear the announcements from Chris Singler. He walks up casually to the microphone and announces, “Maia Weintraub has won yet another tournament!” The theater...

Native Imagery Controversy in Pro Sports: Washington Football Team

Washington Football Team's new logo
November 21, 2020

The Washington Football Team, formerly known as the Washington Redskins, changed its name this past summer after years of protest against its controversial historical ties. “Redskin” is a slur that...

Milky’s Mad Dash: Snake Breaks Free at Friends Select

Milky's Mad Dash: Snake Breaks Free at Friends Select
November 20, 2020

Biology teacher Perry Zanki, Friends Select’s king of crazy stories and unexpected antics, may have finally outdone himself: this fall, his pet snake “Milky” escaped from his classroom and evaded...

Dan Capecchi: Teacher, Dean, Drummer, Composer, Secret Agent?

Dan Capecchi at World Cafe Live, image courtesy of FSS Flickr
November 19, 2020

“We’ve got an ablative! But which ablative is it?” Tr. Dan drops to a crouch on the floor of his classroom and goes into a full somersault before putting his hands up like a secret agent. “Ablative...

A Day in the Life of Michael Gary: COVID Edition

Michael Gary, Head of School
November 18, 2020

Michael loves the beginning of his day; it is the only thing that has remained the same before and during COVID-19. Michael has a strict routine in the morning. “I wake up every morning at 6am. I get...

So You Think You Can Pod: Safe Social Practices During the Third Wave

So You Think You Can Pod: Safe Social Practices During the Third Wave
November 17, 2020

Note: Much of the factual information in this article comes from public health experts at the University of Michigan Just days after Friends Select’s full transition to iSelectLearning, many students...

Being Virtually Everything: The Life of a Parent-Teacher in COVID-19

Heather Paul and her son, Joey.  Natalie Mayer and her son, Jonah.
November 17, 2020

The table, typically covered with china, silverware, and hot meals, is now home to laptops, notebooks, and half-empty water bottles. But it’s not just the kitchen table that has been transformed for...

Student Predictions for Virtual Learning

11:30 AM, 17th & The Parkway -- Friends Select School’s front plaza remains unpopulated due to its first ever Election Day school cancellation.
November 15, 2020

On November 9th, Friends Select School announced the upcoming transition to fully virtual learning beginning Monday, November 16th. Some students believe that the community is well-equipped to have a...

Meet the Ninth Grade Class Officers and Student Government Representatives for 2020-21

Meet the Ninth Grade Class Officers and Student Government Representatives for 2020-21
November 12, 2020

Class Officers: Joana Santos, Liv Smollen, and Nora Marwaha Joana Santos '24 Joana Santos, a lifer at Friends Select, is one of three ninth grade students elected to serve as a Class Officer this...

Tea & Love Accounts Spark Conversation at Friends Select

Tea & Love Accounts Spark Conversation at Friends Select
November 10, 2020

Over the past week, two separate Instagram accounts have sparked controversy and discourse in the Friends Select community: @fss_tea_page and @fss_love_acc.  @fss_tea_page, known colloquially...

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