The Falcon

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...

Faces of BSU

Faces of BSU

Angelica Scotto, Staff Writer

April 4, 2019

For this piece, I have chosen to photograph different people in the Black Student Union to show how people in the club behave out in the halls and around their friends. In this series, I have chosen photographs of Arley Johnson(‘20), Nyasia Arrington(‘20), Drayden Tee(‘19), Christian Kirkland(...

Why School Start Times Should Be Later!

Why School Start Times Should Be Later!

Carlos Eckert, Staff Writer

April 2, 2019

        It’s 5:59 in the morning, the sun is beginning to rise, and you are in a deep sleep. The night before you got home at 9:00 from work and started your homework while you ate spaghetti. Upon finishing your homework you checked your watch and it read 12:13 A.M. You immediately went to sleep. ...

Director of Equity and Inclusion: Toni Graves Williamson

Director of Equity and Inclusion: Toni Graves Williamson

Angelica Scotto, Staff Writer

March 22, 2019

For the 2018-2019 school year, Friends Select School established a new position, Director of Equity and Inclusion, and hired Toni Graves Williamson to fill the new role. During the 2017-18 academic year, Naté Hall worked part-time as the Diversity Coordinator and worked to make our school a m...

Student Concern over School Strike for Climate

Peter Ryan, Staff Writer

March 19, 2019

At 12:00pm on Friday, March 15, a sizable portion of Friends Select School’s upper school community walked out of our front door with no plans to return until the Monday morning. Of course, that was not without reason. Like thousands of fellow students across the globe, Friends Select students partici...

New Tech in Art Department

New Tech in Art Department

Maxwell Vlam, Staff Writer

March 14, 2019

The art department at Friends Select is introducing new technology to its classes. This year, the art department received 8 sets of iPads and Apple Pens. Kitty Holder ('19) and many other students are using iPads and Apple Pencils to create new works of art. “It’s super great to be able to use t...

‘Change in Vision’ Leads Friends Select Sports to Newfound Heights

‘Change in Vision’ Leads Friends Select Sports to Newfound Heights

Peter Ryan, Staff Writer

March 13, 2019

“I’m not sure if it was more a ‘revitalization’ than a ‘change in vision.’ When we started out, I wanted to do things differently than they had been done. We are a school that has so many wonderful things, and then there were athletics. I wanted athletics to be one of those wonderful things.”

Where are the Falcons in the world?

Where are the Falcons in the world?

Yiming ( Victor ) Pan, Reporter. Editor.

March 6, 2019

Where are the Falcons in the world? Founded in 1833, Friends Select School has fostered the development and growth of countless students for almost two hundred years. Generation after generation, our alumni practice what they have learned here in their day-to-day work, bettering their communities an...

Filmmaking Class Rolling at FSS

Filmmaking Class Rolling at FSS

Allura Tarrant, Contributor

February 26, 2019

The first project Logan, Dean, Chloe and I were assigned in Filmmaking class was to make documentaries on one another. This project was designed to teach us how to set exposure on the cameras, use various kinds of microphones, interview people and finally how to use the editing software Adobe Premiere. We started by record...

All Classes Shine in Dominant Girls Basketball Victory

All Classes Shine in Dominant Girls Basketball Victory

Peter Ryan, Staff Writer

February 20, 2019

In one of their most dominant wins of the season, the Friends Select Falcons’ Girls Basketball team defeated the Charter High School of Architecture and Design 61-36. The early portion of the game was defined by the Falcons’ brutally aggressive press in the first quarter. Led by ‘19 forward Camryn Har...