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Softball Champs Slideshow

Softball Champs Slideshow

Rachel Luce & Peter Ryan, Staff Writers

May 22, 2019

   

DIICE Day at Friends Select School 2019

DIICE Day at Friends Select School 2019

Victor Pan, Staff Writer

May 22, 2019

DIICE Day at Friends Select School 2019 On March 14th 2019, students and faculty from Friends Select Upper School ran a day-long program--the Day of Inclusivity, Intersectionality, Community, and Equity (DIICE)-- to talk about issues related to diversity in our school and society. DIICE was organ...

Eli and Avery Make Music Video

Eli and Avery Make Music Video

Avery Johnson and Peter Ryan

May 15, 2019

Over the past two years, I have been fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Eli Luchak ('18) on two video projects. I met Eli during my time at Friends Select. He was in the class above me. My first experience working with Eli was on his short film Glint. Glint is a film directed by Eli Lu...

Mia Cohen (’21) Leads Falcons with Perfect Game

Mia Cohen (’21) Leads Falcons with Perfect Game

Peter Ryan, Staff Writer

May 13, 2019

On April 29th, the Friends Select Falcons' softball team defeated the Little Flower Sentinels 16-0. The Sentinels recorded zero runs and zero hits, and found no other way to reach a base at any point in the game. In baseball and softball, a game in which the opposing team does not gain a hit or a w...

2019 FSS Auction

2019 FSS Auction

Muqi Guo, Staff Writer

May 10, 2019

On March 15th, Friends Select School hosted an auction night at Logan Hotel to raise money that goes toward the annual fund. As the biggest fundraiser of the year, the auction had many items sponsored by companies or teachers. The money raised will be distributed to sports, curricular development and many...

Course Offerings: 2019/2020

Course Offerings: 2019/2020

Mary Denham, Staff Writer

May 6, 2019

There are sixteen exciting new courses coming to Friends Select in the 2019-2020 school year. To give readers some information about what’s happening next year and refresh their memories of course offerings, Erin Pratt offered her insight about new classes and teachers coming to FSS next year. Of...

One of Our Newest Math Teachers: Sarah Kelley

One of Our Newest Math Teachers: Sarah Kelley

Angelica Scotto, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019

Sarah Kelly is one of the newest staff members at Friends Select School and is already in involved with many things around the community. Along with having established the reputation of being an excellent math teacher, Sarah Kelley is a ninth grade advisor, the diversity club advisor, head of the math ...

Five Stars for Chicago!

Five Stars for Chicago!

Peter Ryan, Staff Writer

April 24, 2019

In Friends Select's 2019 Spring musical, the cast of Chicago transported the opening night audience to the roaring 1920's with ease using hand fans, double breasted suits, and flapper dresses. Closing on a grand number from scandalous vaudeville murderers Roxie (Claire McHarg ['20]) and Velma (Sara Ke...

Pending Podcast Episode I: The College Process

Pending Podcast Episode I: The College Process

April 17, 2019

College Process Final (temp) from Friends Select School on Vimeo. Hi, and welcome to the first episode of Pending Podcast: the podcast where people who aren’t experts discuss things we have experience with! This episode we have four high school students, plus your host Maxwell Vlam ('19), discuss ...

A Look into the Life of Brian Kors

A Look into the Life of Brian Kors

Mary Denham, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019

Brian Kors, Upper School History teacher, looks back on his life in high school, differences between independent and public school teaching, and balancing two careers as teacher and musician. He also tells us what he loves about playing music and the music curriculum at FSS. ...

Students Across the City (And Globe) Strike to Protest Climate Change

Students Across the City (And Globe) Strike to Protest Climate Change

Ashley Ryan

April 6, 2019

On March 15, 2019, millions of students around the world walked out of school to protest inaction by political leaders on climate change. Started in Sweden last August by a 15-year-old girl as a one-person strike, the movement has spread across Europe and the globe. March 15 was a major event for the movement, ...

Behind the Curtain of Student Government

Behind the Curtain of Student Government

Muqi Guo, Staff Writer

April 4, 2019

Every Monday, you see a group of students cramming into the lunchroom by the coffee corner, hijacking chairs across the floor and closing the door, as if a secret meeting is being convened. They are not a bunch of students organizing a riot against the cafeteria--quite the opposite, they are dedicate...