The Falcon

Proud and Unapologetic, Seniors Share their Unique Experiences with Tattoos

Proud and Unapologetic, Seniors Share their Unique Experiences with Tattoos

Zoe Tzanis

December 12, 2019

“What are you going to get?” Yannick’s father asked him as they pulled into the parking lot of a Cuban tattoo parlor. He racked his brain. What should he say? What did he feel comfortable having on his body permanently? “I couldn’t imagine I was actually getting a tattoo,” Yannick remembers....

MFW: FSS vs. Mickleton’s

MFW: FSS vs. Mickleton’s

Arley Johnson

December 9, 2019

This infographic compares Meeting for Worship in the upper school at Friends Select to Meeting for Worship at Mickleton.  It was created in Adobe Photoshop. ...

FSS Style: How Does it Compare?

FSS Style: How Does it Compare?

Max Rayborn

December 9, 2019

This infographic compares fashion views within the Friends Select community to those most commonly held across the web. The data was gathered through discussions with students, analyzing yearly sales across various web pages, and finding which items appeared most frequently across the web. The infographic was created...

Making Change: Student Government Update

Making Change: Student Government Update

Peter Ryan and Lulu Nonemaker

November 25, 2019

Now that freshman elections are finished and the Friends Select Student Government has a full body, student representatives are eager to incite change and progress in the school community. There are already a few projects that stand out as Student Government’s current major focuses. Although it is...

Ralph Recounts Important Math Memories

Ralph Recounts Important Math Memories

Zoe Tzanis

November 20, 2019

Ralph Reinwald is more than just your average math teacher, with interests spanning from linguistics to literature to complex calculus. Ralph is an untapped resource, a member of the community who is full of wisdom and history. After almost 50 years at FSS, Ralph has many stories to tell.  Ralph beg...

How Well Do You Know The Math Department?

How Well Do You Know The Math Department?

Alec Kane

November 20, 2019

This infographic details some basic personal features of the Friends Select math department.  The information in this infographic is based on personal interviews conducted with the teachers in the math department. The image was designed in Adobe Photoshop using free use images....

Safe Space: FSS Affinity Groups

Safe Space: FSS Affinity Groups

Tal Lesnik

November 20, 2019

This infographic focuses on affinity groups at Friends Select School, and includes some of the group leaders’ thoughts about affinity groups and what they mean to them. This infographic was designed in Adobe Photoshop using free use images.  ...

Student Body Divided and Confused over Homecoming

Student Body Divided and Confused over Homecoming

Annie Rupertus

November 19, 2019

A Friends Select Homecoming is in the works, and the school is abuzz with rumors and questions about the motivations behind it, the logistical details, and whether or not it’s even happening. The effort to establish Homecoming is being led primarily by sophomores—specifically, Sophie Saint-Cyr ...

Spotted Lanternfly to Return!

Spotted Lanternfly to Return!

Silas Mohr

November 18, 2019

This infographic explains what a spotted lanternfly is and why it is a problem in Pennsylvania. The information comes from a variety of sources from the government and universities. The infographic was drawn and designed in Adobe Photoshop. ...

Meet the New 9th Grade Student Gov Reps

Meet the New 9th Grade Student Gov Reps

AJ Caldwell

November 14, 2019

About one month ago, four members of the class of 2023 were elected as representatives to the Friends Select Student Government. Chosen by their classmates, these representatives hope to raise their peers’ questions, spark change, and help the school run smoothly and comfortably.  These represe...

How to Stay Healthy in Flu Season

How to Stay Healthy in Flu Season

Karolina Vainshtein

November 12, 2019

As many of our peers are getting sick, it’s important to stay healthy. This infographic illustrates the ways one can stay healthy during flu season. The information in this infographic describes the symptoms of the flu season, the ways to resist the flu, and advice from our school nurse. This infographic was designed...

Physics Olympics Participants Build, Smash, and Build all Over Again

Physics Olympics Participants Build, Smash, and Build all Over Again

Zoe Tzanis

October 20, 2019

Friends Select is no stranger to academic competitions. Whether it’s Science Olympiad, Quizbowl, or the Scholastic Arts & Writing Awards, FSS students show up, demonstrate incredible skills, and dominate. This November, students have another opportunity to do just this with a brand new competiti...