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Friends Select Student News Media

The Falcon

Friends Select Student News Media

The Falcon

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...

Falcon Roundtable: Which Game Pigeon Game is Best?  

Falcon Roundtable: Which Game Pigeon Game is Best?  

Game Pigeon, a mobile, collaborative game for iOS devices released in 2016, consists of 23 games that are shared between 2 or more players on different devices. Writers for The Falcon share their favorites. Lily...

Roundtable: Scheduling Changes for 2022-23 School Year

Roundtable: Scheduling Changes for 2022-23 School Year

Lily Brin '23: This year’s schedule has received a lot of justified flak. With so many unpredictable four-day weeks there are always full-day schedules missed. Since classes already meet so scarcely,...

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Dawn FM: Synths, Syncopation, and Style

Alex Ginsberg February 25, 2022

“Dawn FM was mediocre at best.” That’s what I first said about Abel “The Weekend” Tesfaye’s new album, Dawn FM, after listening through it for the first time. But after a couple of months...

The Student Handbook: The Terms and Conditions You Might Want to Read

The Student Handbook: The Terms and Conditions You Might Want to Read

Xan Brown February 8, 2022

The Friends Select student handbook. That 80-page booklet you were given at the beginning of the year that you probably threw in your bag and never thought about again. That 80-page booklet that you signed...

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Roundtable: What to do with the City Service Block

Lily Brin '23: I am glad that the service block is currently being used as an extended office hours. I’m sure it is helpful for students who have had to quarantine or are otherwise needing to meet with...

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Reforms for 45,000 U.S. Gun Deaths a Year

Maxx Sovinski and Mingcan Li February 4, 2022

These two articles were written in Dave Marshall's elective course, U.S. History through Current Events. After studying the history and current state of gun violence in America, students picked potential...

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Let’s Put an End to Animal Testing

Elle DiBianca February 4, 2022

Your basic eyeshadow from Maybelline cosmetics may seem like a harmless product, but behind those blue sparkles is an ugly truth. During the product testing process, some animals have their fur shaved...

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Op -Counter Op: Lady Bird

Margot Schneider and Patrick Ryan January 28, 2022

Lady Bird, a 2017 coming-of-age movie, is about Lady Bird MacPherson, a head-strong, stubborn, self-absorbed teenager attending a Catholic high school in the early 2000’s. She struggles with finding...

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Seniors Should Have November 1st Off as a College Workday

Shirley Wang January 27, 2022

On November 1st, on the second floor of Friends Select’s main building, I was fully engrossed in my computer and locked in position. My eyes followed the screen when I scrolled down. I typed fast on...

Should Timing of Upper School Lunch Be Changed?

Should Timing of Upper School Lunch Be Changed?

Mingcan Li January 26, 2022

In the class period before lunch, the sounds of growling stomachs break the silence. Some students complain in a whisper that they could eat hundreds of cheeseburgers after class, while other students...

Russell Crow Perp Walk, 2005.  Free Use Image Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

The Problems With Perp Walks

Henry Fogg January 25, 2022

In the United States justice system, there exists a phenomenon known as the “perp walk.” Perp is short for perpetrator. A perp walk, walking the perp, or frog march, is a practice in American law...

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