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A shelf of comic book volumes for sale at the local Barnes and Noble bookstore. The store moved locations from Rittenhouse Square to 17th and Chestnut in 2023.

Comic Book Collecting: Where to Go and What to Choose?

Ethan Gutstadt February 27, 2024

With over 60 years of popular brand names in the world of comic books like DC, Marvel, and other notable series, it can be overwhelming to pick a franchise to follow. Here are some of my picks for...

Unavoidable pothole right off of Gray Ferry.

Florida Makes Oranges, Idaho Makes Potatoes, and Hollywood Makes Movies: In Philadelphia, We Make Potholes

Noah Markovich February 27, 2024

Philadelphia's pothole problem stems from several unfortunate factors including a fluctuating climate, poorly run municipal services, and outdated drainage sites. These conditions are ideal for potholes...

The batting cages in the Marian Anderson Recreation Center. This training space is used by the Anderson Monarchs.

Marian Anderson Recreation Center Makes Big Impact on the South Philadelphia Community

Bryan Dedmon February 27, 2024

I have spent a lot of time at the Marian Anderson Recreation Center, located in South Philadelphia. I have played baseball for the center’s team, the Anderson Monarchs. The Anderson Monarchs training...

Friends Select Students help pack food to give out to the community.

Why You Should Go to QYLC 2025

Bryce Dodd February 20, 2024

QYLC 2024 was a vibrant, friendly, and informative conference, surpassing the previous year's event.  This year's conference, hosted by William Penn Charter School and Germantown Friends School, emphasized...

Dunkin’ storefront, February 2024, 117 S 16th Street.

We Need Coffee! Ranking Friends Select’s Local Coffee Shops

Niamh Williams, Editor-in-Chief February 20, 2024

Caffeine intake is on the rise for high school students. According to MedicalNewsToday, the recommended daily consumption of caffeine in adolescents is a maximum of 100 mg or less, but American teens...

One of many “No Arena” posters scattered throughout Chinatown, aimed to bring awareness to the inevitable negative consequences of building the arena at the proposed location. The Save Chinatown Coalition, the group responsible for the artwork, is focused on protesting the construction of the arena and generating ideas that allow the community to survive.

Chinatown Under Duress: A Social Justice Week Recount

Alden Karp February 20, 2024

  During Social Justice Week, I participated in the Asian American Experiences track group, which aimed to discuss problems that the Asian American community, especially in Philadelphia, faces....

Falcon Roundtable: Whats New and Exciting in Classes?

Falcon Roundtable: What’s New and Exciting in Classes?

Will Perkins: In Lab Band, we are learning about how to cover songs properly and how to write song charts for our instruments. It is interesting to me because I've wanted to learn how to write song...

Survey Says: Anonymous Reviews of Friends Select’s Dining Hall

Survey Says: Anonymous Reviews of Friends Select’s Dining Hall

Niamh Williams, Editor-in-Chief February 5, 2024

Friends Select School’s dining hall is open and operating for the majority of every school day, dishing out a wide variety of meals and snacks to satiate the students and staff.  If the FSS community...

Seniors Reflect on Social Justice Week

Seniors Reflect on Social Justice Week

Daniel Pessin: Drugs and Opioids (Track Leader) Leading a track group was a very unique experience for me. As one of the leaders of the Drugs and Opioids track group, I had the opportunity to make...

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Is Malaysian Soccer on the Verge of Global Recognition?

Bryce Dodd and Noah Markovich December 11, 2023

In a remarkable turn of events, Malaysian soccer is experiencing an unprecedented rise, marking its presence on the global stage with a historic victory against India and a nearly 40-rank climb in FIFA...

Should the World Be Concerned About Saudi Arabia’s Venture Into the World of Sports?  Opinion and Counter

Should the World Be Concerned About Saudi Arabia’s Venture Into the World of Sports? Opinion and Counter

Elliot Forman and Daniel Pessin December 11, 2023

YES by Elliot Forman On October 2nd, 2018, Jamal Khashoggi was brutally murdered in the Saudi Arabian embassy in Istanbul, Turkey on orders from Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Khashoggi was a...

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Does Your College’s Reputation Matter? Opinion & Counter

Niamh Williams and Janis Ng December 11, 2023

YES by Janis Ng Which college should I choose? One has a higher ranking, while the other is in my favorite city... This is one of the questions that high school seniors are grappling with, but does...

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