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Purpose of New Varsity Letters

Purpose of New Varsity Letters

Zoe Tzanis

December 5, 2019

Recently, athletic director Bill Klose distributed varsity letters to student-athletes. While on the surface, these are only floppy pieces of brown and gold felt, they have an indescribable sentimental value. “Its purpose is to be a memento to remember Friends Select and Friends Select Athletics,...

Music: From the Students

Music: From the Students

Adam Powley

December 4, 2019

This infographic portrays the variety of music tastes and preferences among Friends Select upper school students. A survey was sent out to grades 9-12, 44 of whom responded, in order to get the information for this infographic. It was designed in Adobe Photoshop using free use images....

Review: MAGDALENE by FKA twigs

Review: MAGDALENE by FKA twigs

Matt D'Annunzio

December 4, 2019

FKA twigs is making music for the future. Since the beginning of her career, her music has always felt one step ahead. FKA twigs doesn’t fit into one genre: she combines pop, electronic music, and many other influences into a unique genre in the likes of Björk and Kate Bush. Twigs has never released...

SCECE Release III: Malik’s Work as Private Investigator

SCECE Release III: Malik’s Work as Private Investigator

Xaxa Smith

December 4, 2019

On Friday, October 29th, SCECE held its first Lunchtime Teacher Exploration with Malik Mubashshir, the Upper School Religious Studies & History teacher. Lunchtime Teacher Explorations are a newly-launched monthly SCECE project intended for teachers to impart their knowledge and expertise to stud...

The Complicated History of Thanksgiving

The Complicated History of Thanksgiving

Peter Ryan

December 1, 2019

It is common knowledge that the first “Thanksgiving” was a harvest celebration meal shared by English pilgrim settlers and indigenous people native to modern Massachusetts. However, this story has little historical backing. There is no evidence that indigenous people were present at the settlers’...

Making Change: Student Government Update

Making Change: Student Government Update

Peter Ryan and Lulu Nonemaker

November 25, 2019

Now that freshman elections are finished and the Friends Select Student Government has a full body, student representatives are eager to incite change and progress in the school community. There are already a few projects that stand out as Student Government’s current major focuses. Although it is...

Chris Willis: Inspired by Schwarzenegger and Appreciative of Ankles

Chris Willis: Inspired by Schwarzenegger and Appreciative of Ankles

Mia Cohen and Margot Schneider

November 22, 2019

You may see our athletic trainer, Chris Willis, walking around the hallways, gym, or fitness center. Maybe he even helps you tape an ankle or ice a knee. You’ve probably heard him use his signature catchphrase: “very good.” But have you ever stopped to get to know him? After spending time with C...

Where Should You Eat?

Where Should You Eat?

Chloe Zhang

November 21, 2019

This infographic is a map of restaurants recommended by Friends Select students, based on an online survey completed by 31 students in grades 9-12. The recommended restaurants’ locations are restricted to the area south of Vine street, north of Locust street, east of 21st street, and west of 9th street. This in...

Ralph Recounts Important Math Memories

Ralph Recounts Important Math Memories

Zoe Tzanis

November 20, 2019

Ralph Reinwald is more than just your average math teacher, with interests spanning from linguistics to literature to complex calculus. Ralph is an untapped resource, a member of the community who is full of wisdom and history. After almost 50 years at FSS, Ralph has many stories to tell.  Ralph beg...

How Well Do You Know The Math Department?

How Well Do You Know The Math Department?

Alec Kane

November 20, 2019

This infographic details some basic personal features of the Friends Select math department.  The information in this infographic is based on personal interviews conducted with the teachers in the math department. The image was designed in Adobe Photoshop using free use images....

Safe Space: FSS Affinity Groups

Safe Space: FSS Affinity Groups

Tal Lesnik

November 20, 2019

This infographic focuses on affinity groups at Friends Select School, and includes some of the group leaders’ thoughts about affinity groups and what they mean to them. This infographic was designed in Adobe Photoshop using free use images.  ...

37 Years in Blauvelt Theater

37 Years in Blauvelt Theater

Yannick Haynes

November 19, 2019

This infographic illustrates 37 years of productions in the Blauvelt Theater. Information was found in the Friends Select Archives with help from Dick Hoffman. The infographic was designed in Adobe Photoshop using images from the FSS Archives....