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Movies With Pete: What Happened to Monday?

Movies With Pete: What Happened to Monday?
January 22, 2021

With most movie theaters closed and lots of major film production halted, avid-movie watchers have resigned to Google searches like “best movies on Netflix” to find entertainment. One of the critically...

The Musicians of Friends Select: Inside and Outside the Classroom

January 22, 2021

Music bleeds into all parts of the community, brings people together, and gives students ways to express themselves and their emotions. Friends Select provides musical programming beginning in Pre-K....

Opinion: Sports Can Wait for Now

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January 21, 2021

As many Friends Select students eagerly await their return to hybrid-learning in two weeks, some student-athletes have already come back to the school building for practice. Beginning this week, members...

Opinion: Will The Sixers Bounce Back from Their 2019-20 Slump to Contend For an NBA Championship?

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January 20, 2021

2021 may finally be the year for Sixers fans. After a long, grueling process of ups and downs over the last few years, Sixers fans are ready now more than ever for an exciting NBA season. In 2019, the...

January Horoscope

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January 15, 2021

Capricorn (December 22 - January 19) This month, you will find that your work will come in short spurts of immense productivity. Don’t be afraid to embrace increased intensity when you feel compelled...

Eagles Should Hire Panthers OC Joe Brady as Head Coach

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January 15, 2021

One week after firing former head coach Doug Pederson, the Philadelphia Eagles have begun interviewing candidates for his replacement. On Wednesday, the Eagles front office interviewed Carolina Panthers...

You’re Used to Getting Grades– What if You Could Grade Your Teachers?

You're Used to Getting Grades-- What if You Could Grade Your Teachers?
January 15, 2021

We all know the nervous feeling of opening our report cards. Maybe there was a grade or incident that you know didn’t feel fair but will still have an effect on you and your grade. What if there was...

Opinion: Students Should Change Attitudes Around Annotations

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January 14, 2021

In Upper School English classes at Friends Select, even the slightest mention of required annotations generates exasperated moans from many students. The laborious task of meticulously underlining significant...

The Cappies Must Degender Its Acting Awards

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January 14, 2021

Every year, students participating in the Cappies program advocate for changing the acting categories, and every year, the requests are turned down. It is past time for The Cappies to remove the basis...

If You Are a Fitness Person, Try These Three Pieces of Equipment

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January 13, 2021

With the outbreak of COVID-19, almost all gyms were closed. Switching to a home workout routine isn’t easy, especially for those used to the gym’s motivating environment. So for those gym-rats (like...

Opinion: It’s Time for a National Popular Vote

A colored-in electoral college map representing the results of the 2020 election
January 12, 2021

November 6th, 2012. Fourth-grade me sits cross-legged on the couch, blue and red crayons in hand. Each time electoral results from a new state flash across the television screen, I carefully color it...

Should House Democrats Impeach Trump Now or in 100 Days?

Official portrait of President Donald J. Trump, Friday, October 6, 2017.  (Official White House photo by Shealah Craighead).  Image Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
January 12, 2021

Just nine days before Joseph R. Biden’s inauguration as President of the United States on January 20th, Democratic congressional leaders introduced articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump....

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