Friends Select Student News Media

The Falcon

Friends Select Student News Media

The Falcon

Friends Select Student News Media

The Falcon

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Senate Candidates for May 17th Primaries

Lucy Rupertus May 15, 2022

The Pennsylvania Primary Elections will happen on May 17th, 2022. One of the positions that people are running for is Senator, in order to place Senator Pat Toomey (R). Below is an informational guide...

Tomorrow: Art for Charity Concert

Tomorrow: Art for Charity Concert

Jakob Miller, Assistant Editor May 5, 2022

The annual Art for Charity concert is back in person for the first time since 2020. “The purpose of Art for Charity is to try to help reduce educational inequality in Philly through music and performance,”...

Tomorrow: FSS Spring Fair

Tomorrow: FSS Spring Fair

Lena Kinser April 29, 2022

Tomorrow, on April 30th, the Spring Fair will be held for the first time in two years. The fair will last from 12:30 to 3:30. In attendance will be new families for students entering Pre-K and Kindergarten,...

Yolanda Wisher teaches African-American Literature class.

Reflecting on Yolanda Wisher Teaching African-American Literature Class

Uma Vincent April 29, 2022

Yolanda Wisher, writer, educator, and former Philadelphia poet laureate, visited FSS on Monday. Her visit included an assembly for the entire Upper School where she spoke to us and performed some of her...

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Falcon Fact #6 – Peto’s Paradox and Hypertumors

Margot Schneider, Editor-in-Chief April 27, 2022

Think of a blue whale. Now think of an ant. Which would you think is more likely to have cancer? Many assume that the larger animal has a greater chance of developing cancer, simply because it has thousands...

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Breaking News: Margot Schneider Achieves her 100th Friends Select Career Hit

Lily Brin, Assistant Editor April 27, 2022

Margot Schneider '22 reached and surpassed her 100th hit yesterday against the Academy of the New Church. Despite losing her sophomore season due to Covid-19, she joins the only 5 other former FSS softball...

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Yolanda Wisher Visits FSS, Teaches Workshops

Margot Schneider, Editor-in-Chief April 25, 2022

Today, April 25th, Yolanda Wisher is visiting Friends Select. She will be teaching a social justice workshop class during the E block and a writing workshop during the X block into lunch period. In addition,...

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Music and the Brain: The Science Behind Your Favorite Songs

Margot Schneider, Editor-in-Chief April 25, 2022

Have you ever noticed how the perfect playlist or song can increase your mood after a bad day? While you may think you are simply expressing your emotions through the feel of the music you are playing,...

Plans for Spirit Day 4/22

Plans for Spirit Day 4/22

Uma Vincent April 21, 2022

Friends Select's annual Spirit Day will take place this tomorrow, April 22nd. Students were given a survey with myriad choices for mixed-grade group trips with teachers chaperoning. The choices for trips...

Taking a Look at Gentrification in Francisville

Taking a Look at Gentrification in Francisville

Katie Kern April 12, 2022

A mix of old houses and new developments, spanning from 898 to 829 Cameron Street (left to right). These houses sit behind an abandoned lot, and are adjacent to Francisville Playground, which is considered...

What Is That Factory on Columbus Blvd?

What Is That Factory on Columbus Blvd?

Xan Brown April 12, 2022

If you’ve ever driven down Columbus Boulevard or been in the car while someone else was driving down Columbus Blvd, you’ve probably seen the smoke billowing from somewhere off in the distance....

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Falcon Fact #5 – Brain Freeze

Margot Schneider, Editor-in-Chief April 11, 2022

On a hot summer day, sometimes the only thing that takes the edge off of the heat is a freezing ice cream cone. However, remain cautious, or else, you risk a brain freeze. A brain freeze is defined...

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