The Falcon

Proud and Unapologetic, Seniors Share their Unique Experiences with Tattoos

Proud and Unapologetic, Seniors Share their Unique Experiences with Tattoos

Zoe Tzanis

December 12, 2019

“What are you going to get?” Yannick’s father asked him as they pulled into the parking lot of a Cuban tattoo parlor. He racked his brain. What should he say? What did he feel comfortable having on his body permanently? “I couldn’t imagine I was actually getting a tattoo,” Yannick remembers....

Jack the Ripper and The Zodiac Killer: How the Media Made Them Famous

Jack the Ripper and The Zodiac Killer: How the Media Made Them Famous

Dean Wang

December 11, 2019

In 1888, Jack the Ripper sent half of a kidney preserved in wine to the Whitechapel Vigilance Committee and claimed to have eaten the other half. Jack the Ripper was the epitome of the grim reaper during the late 19th century of London. His five confirmed killings of prostitutes were extremely gruesome and hav...

Boys Basketball Scrimmages vs. String Theory Yield Mixed Results

Boys Basketball Scrimmages vs. String Theory Yield Mixed Results

Annie Rupertus

December 10, 2019

November 26th marked the first home games of the season for both Friends Select’s boys basketball teams. Junior varsity and varsity played back-to-back, and though the JV game ended in a disappointing defeat, the varsity squad was able to overcome String Theory 64-56. Since some of String Theo...

MFW: FSS vs. Mickleton’s

MFW: FSS vs. Mickleton’s

Arley Johnson

December 9, 2019

This infographic compares Meeting for Worship in the upper school at Friends Select to Meeting for Worship at Mickleton.  It was created in Adobe Photoshop. ...

FSS Style: How Does it Compare?

FSS Style: How Does it Compare?

Max Rayborn

December 9, 2019

This infographic compares fashion views within the Friends Select community to those most commonly held across the web. The data was gathered through discussions with students, analyzing yearly sales across various web pages, and finding which items appeared most frequently across the web. The infographic was created...

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...