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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....

Student Body Divided and Confused over Homecoming

Student Body Divided and Confused over Homecoming

Annie Rupertus

November 19, 2019

A Friends Select Homecoming is in the works, and the school is abuzz with rumors and questions about the motivations behind it, the logistical details, and whether or not it’s even happening. The effort to establish Homecoming is being led primarily by sophomores—specifically, Sophie Saint-Cyr ...

Spotted Lanternfly to Return!

Spotted Lanternfly to Return!

Silas Mohr

November 18, 2019

This infographic explains what a spotted lanternfly is and why it is a problem in Pennsylvania. The information comes from a variety of sources from the government and universities. The infographic was drawn and designed in Adobe Photoshop. ...

Review: Jesus is King by Kanye West

Review: Jesus is King by Kanye West

Matt D'Annunzio

November 17, 2019

Very few names are as simultaneously loved and derided as “Kanye West.” Last year was a watershed moment in Kanye’s career. As part of his “Wyoming Sessions”, he worked on two of the year’s most critically acclaimed albums: Pusha T’s Daytona, which he produced, and KIDS SEE GHOSTS, a collabo...

Meet the New 9th Grade Student Gov Reps

Meet the New 9th Grade Student Gov Reps

AJ Caldwell

November 14, 2019

About one month ago, four members of the class of 2023 were elected as representatives to the Friends Select Student Government. Chosen by their classmates, these representatives hope to raise their peers’ questions, spark change, and help the school run smoothly and comfortably.  These represe...

Cast and Crew Optimistic About Fall Play

Cast and Crew Optimistic About Fall Play

Gabe Tarini

November 12, 2019

The final stretch of any theatre production is always stressful, but the cast and crew of Metamorphoses are comparatively at ease, despite the rapidly approaching opening night (November 15th).  "I think we're right on track for where we should be," says senior Michaela Fineman.  The students attr...

How to Stay Healthy in Flu Season

How to Stay Healthy in Flu Season

Karolina Vainshtein

November 12, 2019

As many of our peers are getting sick, it’s important to stay healthy. This infographic illustrates the ways one can stay healthy during flu season. The information in this infographic describes the symptoms of the flu season, the ways to resist the flu, and advice from our school nurse. This infographic was designed...

Freeman Rabb Composes Soundtrack for Fall Play

Freeman Rabb Composes Soundtrack for Fall Play

Gabe Tarini

November 11, 2019

Freeman Rabb, a junior at Friends Select, has been composing music digitally since freshman year. He has since become known for it, and can often be heard experimenting in the halls before school or during free periods. “If you’re in the upper school, you’ve probably heard my music at some point,...