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Friends Select Student News Media

The Falcon

Friends Select Student News Media

The Falcon

Falcon Roundtable: Movie Recs

Falcon Roundtable: Movie Recs

Movies have been a part of our lives since before we could remember. From that jaw-dropping twist in a thriller to a gasp-inducing jump-scare in a horror; that tear-jerking, heartbreaking love scene to...

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School District Schedule Changes: Will They Affect Friends Select?

Xan Brown October 15, 2021

On Thursday, September 20, 2021, parents, teachers and other Philadelphia School District staff were suddenly alerted to the addition of 6 new half days to the school’s schedule.  There was...

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Changing Travel Restrictions Affect Friends Select’s International Students

Mingcan Li October 14, 2021

On Monday, September 20th, the U.S. government announced the cancelation of the travel restrictions for foreign travelers in November, impacting FSS international students and their families. Passengers...

From Shakespearean Times to Pandemic Times: How Covid-19 Affects the Fall Play

From Shakespearean Times to Pandemic Times: How Covid-19 Affects the Fall Play

Elijah Gallagher October 14, 2021

Covid-19 protocols have been implemented to ensure safe production for the fall theater performance, Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. To abide by Covid-19 guidelines, there are scenes that have to be...

Pfizer Vaccine Approval to Impact Lower School Students

Pfizer Vaccine Approval to Impact Lower School Students

Shirley Wang October 13, 2021

On September 20, 2021, Pfizer-BioNTech announced they received encouraging results from its Covid-19 Phase ⅔ trial for children 5-11 ages. Over 300 FSS students from K-6th, in the age group of 5-11,...

Friend Select Gives New Light To Art Students in Gallery Space

Friend Select Gives New Light To Art Students in Gallery Space

Stefan Widdicombe October 13, 2021

The newly renovated Friends Select lobby, designed by Architect James Bradberry, provides a space for art exhibitions. This year, there are seven exhibits confirmed to be curated by students,...

Naomi Faszczyk: A Unique and Global Lens on Teaching Spanish

Naomi Faszczyk: A Unique and Global Lens on Teaching Spanish

Margot Schneider and Lucy Rupertus October 12, 2021

Naomi Faszczyck, a new Upper School Spanish Teacher, can trace language, family history, and connections to different world locations throughout her entire life. Born in Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel, she moved...

New Red Cross Club to Provide More Service Opportunities

New Red Cross Club to Provide More Service Opportunities

TJ Hampton October 12, 2021

This year, Asa Johnson ‘22 started a new Red Cross Club at FSS, which meets on Fridays during lunch.  According to Asa, the goal of this club is to provide unique service opportunities, exclusively...

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Monica Higgins: Finding the Science in Students’ Everyday Lives

Margot Schneider and Patrick Ryan October 11, 2021

Monica Higgins, Friends Select’s new Chemistry Teacher, brings an interesting perspective on what it means to love, apply, and understand science, which she strives to share with her students in Chemistry,...

Astronomy Class Rockets Blast Off Into Lower Orbit

Astronomy Class Rockets Blast Off Into Lower Orbit

Henry Fogg October 11, 2021

https://youtu.be/lBcwN2BO51E On Friday, September 24th, at 2:00 PM, the 2021 Friends Select Astronomy Class made their way onto the launchpad at Lemon Hill Playground to launch the rockets they built...

John Padden, Upper School Math Teacher

John Padden: Bringing Math off the Page

Jakob Miller and Scarlett Schneider October 8, 2021

Newly hired math teacher John Padden intentionally ran into a wall on his first day of school. He certainly elicited reactions from his students - some were confused, others laughed out loud. He managed...

iOS 15: What’s New?

iOS 15: What’s New?

Asa Johnson October 8, 2021

Last Monday, Apple released an update, iOS 15, which introduced many new features for iPhone users, including features for FaceTime and users’ Apple Wallets, while also adding some extra security updates.  For...

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