The Falcon

A Trip to Harlem

A Trip to Harlem

Alloyah Abobi, Staff Writer

February 7, 2019

On November 19, 2018, the African American History class taught by Malik Mubashir and the Protest Literature class taught by Chris Singler, Director of Upper School, took what many students might call a culturally fulfilling trip to Harlem, New York.    Harlem is a significant location for both of...

Meet Nadir, Our Food Truck Friend

Meet Nadir, Our Food Truck Friend

Lexi Ling, Graphic Designer, Staff Writer

January 25, 2019

“I love the kids, [laughs] and they love me too.” Nadir Khan chatted with me while preparing my favorite sausage, egg, and cheese sandwich. You might not have been his customer, but you have definitely seen his friendly and hardworking face on the FSS plaza. Every weekday, Nadir runs the food truck rig...

The Falcon Film Review – Creed II

The Falcon Film Review – Creed II

Kristi Kokthi, Digital Media Editor

January 25, 2019

Nine years after the last Rocky movie in 2006, Rocky Balboa, the Creed franchise was born. With the son of Apollo Creed, Adonis as the protagonist, the movie was a blockbuster. On November 21, 2018, the second installment of the series, Creed II, got released. The film is directed by Steven Caple...

InterSession 2019: China

InterSession 2019: China

Matin Yaqubi, Staff Writer

January 24, 2019

China is the InterSession theme for the 2018-19 academic year, and this year there are major changes in the program, including heavy student leadership in planning the week-long experience. Each year at the end of the first semester, the FSS Upper School students and faculty put together week-long spec...

Squashing Expectations

Squashing Expectations

John Larkin, Sports Editor, Staff Writer

January 24, 2019

There is a new sport in the Upper School, and it's squashing expectations. The 2018-2019 winter season will be the inaugural season of Upper School Squash. Before diving into Friends Select Squash, we must first understand the basics of the sport of squash. Squash is an indoor sport that is p...

My Top Ten Favorite Albums of all Time

My Top Ten Favorite Albums of all Time

Xander McCall, Staff Writer

January 24, 2019

Ever since I was a young kid, I was exposed to just about every single genre of music ranging from Black Sabbath to NWA, from Bach to Bob Marley. I have never felt that one specific genre of music is better than another. Artists of each genre have created music that has either made a positive impact on...

A Friends Select Education

A Friends Select Education

Adrian Altieri, News Editor, Staff Writer

January 23, 2019

https://vimeo.com/video/313078056/general   In this video, I take the viewer through four very different daily commutes, all leading to Friends Select. I feature John's Patco train ride from Haddonfield (NJ), Rachel's short walk from Logan Circle, Kristi's two-part subway and bus commutes...

Yearbook in the Works

Yearbook in the Works

Alex Ding, OpEd Editor, Staff Writer

January 23, 2019

At the beginning of the school year, the Friends Select yearbook editors sent a survey to advisors to help decide what this year's theme would be. There are five yearbook editors, one faculty adviser and many photographers. “Students nominated possible themes during advisory block. Then students v...

The Rodin Museum: “A trip inside the beauty and darkness of the human being.”

The Rodin Museum: “A trip inside the beauty and darkness of the human being.”

Xander McCall, Staff Writer

January 18, 2019

  The photography class of Friends Select School recently took a trip to the Rodin Museum, located on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Throughout the entire museum, grand sculptures caught the attention of each student of the class. Arley Johnson, class of 2020, detailed his experience: "The sculptures...

Advance Friends Select: Part II

Advance Friends Select: Part II

Yiming (Victor) Pan

January 16, 2019

“Learning does not begin at 8 a.m and end at 3 p.m. At Friends Select, education is a series of revelatory moments and a sustained flow of self-discovery,” said Michael Gary, Head of Friends Select School. The ultimate purpose of the school, the Teaching and Learning part of the strategic plan is ...

The Return of “The Falcon”

The Return of “The Falcon”

Isaac Wasserman

January 16, 2019

It’s been over a decade since the students of Friends Select last published an issue of their student-run newspaper, but if you’re reading this, I’m sure you know that The Falcon is back. Friends Select students will, once again, be publishing articles on events in and around the school as well...

New Members of Our Community, Part II

New Members of Our Community, Part II

Yiming (Victor) Pan, Staff Writer

January 16, 2019

This year, Friends Select welcomes Heidi Hutchison to its community. Here she is: