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Opinion: Boycott– A Better Way to Enact Change in America

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Peter Ryan

June 3, 2020

As civil unrest unfolds across the country, conservative pundits are successfully shifting the national narrative away from racist police brutality and toward looting and the destruction of small businesses. This attitude has augmented a long-known truth about the GOP: they prioritize white financial prosperity over social justice and human rights. If it is more evid...

Steps to Productive Antiracist Allyship in the Wake of George Floyd’s Murder

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Annie Rupertus

June 3, 2020

If you’re anything like me, you are filled with grief and rage over the racist events in our country this past week (and the chain of events beginning long before that). In processing my emotions, I’ve been doing some thinking and researching about what I can do as a white person to use my ...

Opinion: Coronavirus Concerns During Black Lives Matter Protests

Opinion: Coronavirus Concerns During Black Lives Matter Protests

Izzy Ebede

May 31, 2020

Over the past few days, thousands of Americans have gathered in cities across the country to protest the death of George Floyd. Although these protests are absolutely necessary in the fight against police brutality towards black and brown people, the continued spread of the novel coronavirus is als...

Opinion: The Understandable Path from Injustice to Riot

Opinion: The Understandable Path from Injustice to Riot

Peter Ryan

May 31, 2020

Violent civilian demonstrations in Minneapolis protesting the police murder of George Floyd have dominated national headlines over the last few days. Over the weekend, many cities across the country (including Philadelphia) joined in demanding equitable treatment from police officers. These protest...

Opinion: Sidewalk Etiquette During COVID-19

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Izzy Ebede

May 26, 2020

Over the last two months, everyone has repeatedly heard the term “Social Distancing.” In a nutshell, to socially distance means to stay at least six feet away from others in public, and to wear a face mask if possible. While some Philadelphians are following these necessary guidelines, others are not...

Opinion: A Path to Equal Pay in Sports

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Peter Ryan

May 20, 2020

The sports world, largely dormant amidst the Coronavirus pandemic, received a major jolt on Friday, May 1st, when a federal judge in California cast several rulings that greatly hamper the United States’ women's National Soccer Team’s gender-discrimination lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation. ...

Friends Select Should Add Modern Chinese History to Core Curriculum

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Peter Ryan

May 4, 2020

Every upper school student at Friends Select is required to take a standard grade-wide history class in 9th, 10th, and 11th grade. These three classes build upon each other to give students a comprehensive view of world history from the ancient and medieval world (9th grade) to the 19th and 20th ce...

Opinion: Quarantine Can Help Mental Health

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Karolina Vainshtein

April 27, 2020

The spring semester started stressfully for students around the world. Many students experienced anxiety due to the pandemic and unclarity of the future. However, now that students know that the quarantine will remain until the end of the school year, they can focus on their mental health and see h...

Opinion: Maintaining Your Mental Health During the Pandemic

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Chloe Zhang

April 27, 2020

I opened my eyes and stared at my ceilings. “What time is it? Am I late for school?” I thought to myself. I looked at my phone and saw that it was already half-past eight. “I am late for class!” I jumped out of my bed and rushed into my bathroom. But then I realized that I can’t go to school ...

Day to Day Life for a Family Forced Inside

Day to Day Life for a Family Forced Inside

Alec Kane

April 20, 2020

In the midst of the world’s most pervasive virus in the past hundred years, daily life has fundamentally changed for hundreds of millions of people. With COVID-19 indelibly marking society as it has, what has daily life been like for one of the many families who have adhered to the strict lockdown ...

Social Distance Has Made Us More Social Than Ever

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Zoe Tzanis

April 20, 2020

With the current situation, isolated and stuck inside, I have found myself in a seemingly passionless void; angry, despondent, and more anxious than ever.  It's hard not to feel scared and alone right now as it is, but being an only child with parents who are essential workers has made the d...

Reflections on Isolation

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Akhilesh Khambekar and Max Rayborn

April 20, 2020

There has been considerable panic about the spread of Covid-19 around the country, and it has affected the lives of my family members, particularly regarding how we have made sure to have food and essentials in the time of coronavirus. It is common for people to hoard supplies in times of crisis, but ...