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Final Letter from the Editors: 2020-2021

Final Letter from the Editors: 2020-2021

Dear Falcon readers, Thank you for another wonderful year. From breaking countless COVID-related administrative updates to the FSS community, to profiling many of our beloved teachers like Cynthia...

FSS Community Members Reflect on the Past Year

FSS Community Members Reflect on the Past Year

Miriam Rock The pandemic systematically removed so much fun from our lives. We lost casual social interactions, meals at restaurants with friends and family, and the ability to move through the world...

Boys Varsity Baseball: Set for a

Boys Varsity Baseball: Set for a “Bright Future”

Peter Ryan June 9, 2021

After missing the entirety of the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Friends Select Baseball team returned to the diamond this Spring, posting a 2-7 record with a league victory over Academy...

Summer Reading Suggestions from FSS Faculty & Staff

Summer Reading Suggestions from FSS Faculty & Staff

Faculty & Staff June 9, 2021

Looking for a good book to read this summer?  Check out a few recommendations from FSS faculty and staff.  Amazon links are included, but please consider supporting your local bookstore! ...

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What You Should Watch This Summer, According to Film Club

Throughout the course of the year, Film Club worked on many creative projects, such as stop-motion animation, slo-mo videos, remaking popular movie scenes, and more. To culminate our year together we...

Academic Schedule 2021-2022: What You Need To Know

Academic Schedule 2021-2022: What You Need To Know

Margot Schneider June 4, 2021

In a recent email from Upper School Director Chris Singler, the new class schedule for the 2021-2022 academic year was first announced. The schedule is now a ten-day rotation, consisting of alternating...

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The White House: America’s Answer to Disinformation

Alex Piven June 3, 2021

Many believe that big tech companies should be regulated by the federal government in order to reduce the spread of misinformation online. It is no surprise that big social media platforms played a role...

Courtesy of an FSS Parent

Friends Select Varsity Softball 2021: Leadership, Humor, and a Strong Team Bond

Margot Schneider and Lily Brin June 3, 2021

The 2021 softball season was a highly anticipated one, after a year off due to the pandemic. Only 5 out of the 18 players had ever played in a varsity game before, and it was unclear if Friends Select...

Courtesy of Herb Kerns

Boys Varsity Tennis: A Losing Record, but a Winning Season

Jakob Miller June 2, 2021

This year’s tennis season was short and limited, yet very memorable for coaches and players. Coach Daniel Bowens and newly appointed Assistant Coach Herb Kerns led the team through the year. Players...

Madison Scheuer and Sophie Cucinotta High Five on the River.

Friends Select Crew 2021: A Year of Improvement and Accomplishments

Margot Schneider June 1, 2021

This crew season, 16 athletes practiced 5 days a week with races on Sundays. The season consisted of 3 Manny Flicks (races run by the Philadelphia Scholastic Rowing Association), the City’s Regatta,...

Opinion: Friends Select Should Discontinue Its Awards Ceremony

Opinion: Friends Select Should Discontinue Its Awards Ceremony

Peter Ryan May 19, 2021

On Wednesday night, Friends Select will hold its annual Upper School Awards Ceremony via Zoom. Such academic awards ceremonies are frequent subjects of criticism and consideration at high schools across...

Video: Seniors 2021

Video: Seniors 2021

Aaron Li, Jessie Littman, and Isabelle Hills May 18, 2021

Friends Select has always been a close and tight-knit community, but with the events of the past year, it has been difficult for students and faculty to connect in the ways we used to. As graduation approaches,...

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