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Candidates’s Views on Climate Change

Candidates's Views on Climate Change

May Colgan '23, Sofia Solari-Parravacini '22, and Cindy Liao '23

October 30, 2020

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Stay Sustainable During Covid-19

Stay Sustainable During Covid-19

Lucia Yeager-Johnson '23

October 30, 2020

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3 Things – Eagles vs Cowboys

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Peter Ryan, Co-Editor in Chief

October 30, 2020

Despite very shaky starts to the 2020 NFL season, the Philadelphia Eagles (2-4-1) and Dallas Cowboys (2-5) will face off for first place in the NFC East on Sunday night.  Mutual Weaknesses Present Opportunity to Cowboys’ Run Game Although Dallas boasts the NFL’s most productive passing...

Opinion: 9th Grade Students Should Have Building Leave

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Patrick Ryan '24

October 26, 2020

This year, students do not have access to the dining hall. This is how I, along with many others, have purchased food for years, but now, 9th graders must bring in their own lunch each day. Giving 9th grade students building leave privileges would make lunch more convenient and safe. Can 9th grader...

Crustacean Club: FSS’s New Love for 🦞🦞🦞

Crustacean Club: FSS’s New Love for 🦞🦞🦞

Margot Schneider

October 26, 2020

Crustacean Club, the newest club at Friends Select School, has gained a large following in recent weeks. Despite its success, very few students actually know the club's true origins. Math teacher and club advisor Sowmya Srinivasan explains, “during calculus one day, Lex [Winitsy ‘22] was wearing a b...

Girls Play Soccer With Boys at FSS

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Isabelle Hills

October 26, 2020

The Friends Select boys' and girls’ soccer teams will merge this fall due to insufficient turnout for the girl's roster. A full soccer team requires at least sixteen players. Seventeen girls played soccer last year, and the graduation of six seniors left the team short of this precondition. ...

Opinion: Trump’s Tree Plan Debunked

Opinion: Trump’s Tree Plan Debunked

Elena Milliken and Alessandra Yang

October 25, 2020

During Thursday night’s presidential debate, President Donald Trump responded to criticism of his inaction on climate change by pointing to the Trillion Trees Program, a WWF backed tree protection program. Planting and protecting trees to combat climate change is not a novel idea: organizations lik...

Hybrid Learning Alters Lunch Plans for FSS Students

Hybrid Learning Alters Lunch Plans for FSS Students

Peter Ryan

October 25, 2020

This fall, the dining hall is closed during lunchtime due to concerns surrounding the spread of COVID-19. Without a convenient and centralized space to purchase and eat lunch, students have found a number of new spaces to eat during the school day. Although Friends Select has provided each student w...

Student Opinions on the Fishbowl

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Hayden Wiltshire ‘24, Izzy Ebede '21, Peter Ryan '21, Rosie Taranta '23, and Jakob Miller '23

October 23, 2020

Hayden Wiltshire ‘24 As a participant in Wednesday's Fishbowl, my thoughts on the activity are pretty conflicted. While I had fun participating, I’m unsure of the Fishbowl’s purpose and effectiveness. The activity had a lot of in-depth questions that were cool to think about and discuss, bu...

Hybrid vs. iSelect Learning: Socializing, Safety, and Stress

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Lily Brin

October 23, 2020

Roughly three weeks into hybrid learning, Upper School students at Friends Select are adjusting to a new rhythm. With about 20% of high schoolers completely online and 80% in hybrid learning, school dynamics have changed significantly.  Socializing Annalise DiCicco ‘23 chose hybrid learning this f...

The Bois League: 11th Graders Find Community in Fantasy Football

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Peter Ryan, Co-Editor in Chief

October 22, 2020

Despite the social disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, nine boys in the class of 2022 are staying in touch through a classic form of entertainment: an active and competitive fantasy football league. Their league, known informally as “The Bois League,” was founded last year after a few fr...

Friends Select Announces School Closure on November 3rd, Election Day

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The Falcon Editorial Staff

October 21, 2020

All three divisions of Friends Select School will be closed on November 3rd to allow teachers and students to participate in the United States general election, according to an email sent to families by Michael Gary this afternoon. This decision comes in response to a letter written by a group of u...