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Breaking News: School Closed Until April 30th

Breaking News: School Closed Until April 30th

Peter Ryan and Annie Rupertus

March 31, 2020

Friends Select School will extend its digital learning platform through April 30th, 2020, Michael Gary announced Tuesday. This announcement comes days after Governor Tom Wolf declared that all public schools and nonessential businesses will be closed indefinitely due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. F...

COVID-19’s Impact on the Sports World

COVID-19’s Impact on the Sports World

Peter Ryan

March 30, 2020

The Coronavirus has forced the cancellation of almost all public events in the United States this spring, including a number of athletic competitions, both at Friends Select and at the national level. The only Friends Select events that have been officially canceled are this season’s Crew regattas. ...

FSS Plans for Prom

FSS Plans for Prom

Frances Wilbert

March 29, 2020

This infographic, created in Adobe Photoshop by Frances Wilbert, displays information for FSS prom 2020.  As of 03/29/20, prom is still on! ...

Students Rate Starbucks Drinks

Students Rate Starbucks Drinks

Karolina Vainshtein

March 29, 2020

  Who is missing their favorite Starbucks Drink during social distancing?  Check out FSS student's favorite and least favorite drinks. This infographic was created in Canva....

Friends Select Plans Italy Trip

Friends Select Plans Italy Trip

Lulu Nonemaker

March 27, 2020

This June, 23 Friends Select students and 3 teachers will travel to Rome and Sorrento, Italy. This trip is replacing the intersession related trips FSS has typically held at the beginning of each summer. Students and teachers will depart from Philadelphia on June 8th and return the 18th. First, in Ro...

Opinion: Swing-and-Miss: Childish Gambino’s 3.15.20

Opinion: Swing-and-Miss: Childish Gambino’s 3.15.20

Peter Ryan

March 27, 2020

Last Sunday, a mysterious 58 minute tape dropped on Donald Glover’s website, donaldgloverpresents.com. Fans of Glover and his musical alter-ego Childish Gambino immediately labeled the audio as Gambino’s long-awaited new album. The reclusive Gambino, whose releases Because the Internet (2013), Kauai (2014),...

Opinion: Rock N Roll Suicide- On the Death of Ziggy Stardust

Opinion: Rock N Roll Suicide- On the Death of Ziggy Stardust

C.C. Servon

March 27, 2020

Our last major pre-quarantine Friends Select gathering was our annual World Cafe Live performance. To cap off the night, the orchestra and choir teamed up to perform a 15 minute David Bowie medley. Each of the five songs that made up Heather Fortune’s arrangement (“Starman,” “Changes,” “Space Oddity,...

Quizbowl National Championships Canceled

Quizbowl National Championships Canceled

Silas Mohr

March 27, 2020

In April and May, members of the FSS quizbowl team were scheduled to head to Chicago and Atlanta to participate in two national championship tournaments.  Due to COVID-19, these tournaments have been canceled.  At the Small School National Championship (SSNCT) in Chicago, from April 22nd to 24th, onl...

Yannick Haynes ‘20 to Act in Professional Theater Production

Yannick Haynes ‘20 to Act in Professional Theater Production

Silas Mohr

March 27, 2020

UPDATE: The Arden Theatre’s A Streetcar Named Desire has been postponed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 Global Pandemic. Yannick Haynes ‘20 was scheduled to act as Young Collector in the Arden Theatre’s production of A Streetcar Named Desire this March and April. A Streetcar Named Desire, by Te...

Opinion: Amidst Crisis, America Is Getting The Leadership It Voted For

Opinion: Amidst Crisis, America Is Getting The Leadership It Voted For

Peter Ryan

March 19, 2020

One does not need an epiphany to realize the danger President Trump poses to the American people: in his first term as Commander-in-Chief, he has encouraged foreign interference in elections, questioned the validity of vaccines, and championed attacks on free press.  Now, during the COVID-19 global pandemic, Tr...