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Students Exhibit Artwork Across Philadelphia in “Sights On Site: It’s Monumental”

Margot Schneider and C.C. Servon April 16, 2021

Over the past two years, students in Friends Select’s art department have studied the context and history of a singular building in Philadelphia, participating in “Sights on Site” exhibits at PAFA...

Upper School Students Launch Political Talk Show, “Controversial Corner”

Upper School Students Launch Political Talk Show, “Controversial Corner”

Peter Ryan April 16, 2021

Chris Crisden ‘22, Henry Planet ‘23, and Hayden Wiltshire ‘24 recently launched a weekly Instagram Live talkshow titled “Controversial Corners.” The show, which airs every Friday night at 9:00...

School Releases 2021 College Acceptances List

School Releases 2021 College Acceptances List

Peter Ryan April 16, 2021

On Thursday, Friends Select’s College Planning Office published a list of college acceptances for the class of 2021 in the weekly school bulletin. The list includes 214 acceptances to 99 colleges and...

Blackbaud: Friends Select’s New Academic Software for 2021-2022

Blackbaud: Friends Select’s New Academic Software for 2021-2022

Margot Schneider April 15, 2021

All students are used to receiving countless notifications from Canvas, the online system that serves as Friends Select’s platform for homework, tests, grades, discussion boards, and communication from...

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BREAKING: Graduation to Take Place at Mann Center on June 5th

Peter Ryan April 15, 2021

The Friends Select School class of 2021 will graduate on the evening of June 5th at the Mann Center in Fairmount Park, said Upper School Director Chris Singler in an email sent to senior families on Thursday...

COVID-Era Trends Lower Nationwide College Acceptance Rates

COVID-Era Trends Lower Nationwide College Acceptance Rates

Peter Ryan, Co-Editor-in-Chief April 13, 2021

Due to test-optional applications, unusually high deferral rates, and an overall increase in applications from the nationwide high school class of 2021, acceptance rates at highly selective colleges around...

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BREAKING: Friends Select to Offer Vaccinations for Students 16 and Up Starting Monday

Friends Select students ages 16 and older can receive the first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at Centennial Pharmacy between Monday, April 19th and Friday, April 30th, according to an email sent...

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Student Government to Implement Peer Support Program in Fourth Quarter

Margot Schneider, Editor: Hard News & Sports April 12, 2021

Early this year, 10th grade Student Government representatives Rosie Taranta ‘23 and Sofia Parravicini ‘23 realized that the programming and conversation around students’ mental health at Friends...

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How Venues Like Veterans Stadium Contributed to White Flight and Systemic Racism

Peter Ryan April 10, 2021

Saturday, April 10th marks the 50th anniversary of the Philadelphia Phillies’ first game at Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia’s premier outdoor sports and entertainment from 1971-2003. The stadium, located...

Roundtable: Swiftie Song Smackdown

Roundtable: Swiftie Song Smackdown

There are few figures in the past couple of decades that have garnered as much attention as Taylor Swift. From the Nashville-twang of her self-titled debut to the unabashed pop of 1989 to the indie-folk...

What Does Georgia's New Voting Bill Actually Stipulate?

What Does Georgia’s New Voting Bill Actually Stipulate?

Peter Ryan April 9, 2021

Georgia’s new voting law, which includes a number of updated rules and regulations for municipal, county, and statewide elections, has received major national attention over the past two weeks. Critics...

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