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Boys Varsity Baseball: Set for a Bright Future

Boys Varsity Baseball: Set for a “Bright Future”

Peter Ryan, Editor-in-Chief June 9, 2021

After missing the entirety of the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Friends Select Baseball team returned to the diamond this Spring, posting a 2-7 record with a league victory over Academy...

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Friends Select Varsity Softball 2021: Leadership, Humor, and a Strong Team Bond

Margot Schneider and Lily Brin June 3, 2021

The 2021 softball season was a highly anticipated one, after a year off due to the pandemic. Only 5 out of the 18 players had ever played in a varsity game before, and it was unclear if Friends Select...

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Boys Varsity Tennis: A Losing Record, but a Winning Season

Jakob Miller, Assistant Editor June 2, 2021

This year’s tennis season was short and limited, yet very memorable for coaches and players. Coach Daniel Bowens and newly appointed Assistant Coach Herb Kerns led the team through the year. Players...

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Friends Select Crew 2021: A Year of Improvement and Accomplishments

Margot Schneider, Editor-in-Chief June 1, 2021

This crew season, 16 athletes practiced 5 days a week with races on Sundays. The season consisted of 3 Manny Flicks (races run by the Philadelphia Scholastic Rowing Association), the City’s Regatta,...

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How Venues Like Veterans Stadium Contributed to White Flight and Systemic Racism

Peter Ryan, Editor-in-Chief April 10, 2021

Saturday, April 10th marks the 50th anniversary of the Philadelphia Phillies’ first game at Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia’s premier outdoor sports and entertainment from 1971-2003. The stadium, located...

Students, Faculty Vie for March Madness Glory

Students, Faculty Vie for March Madness Glory

Peter Ryan, Editor-in-Chief March 24, 2021

For the fourth time in five years, several students and teachers at Friends Select submitted brackets to the FSS Bracket Challenge.  In any March Madness competition, participants make predictions...

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Opinion: Will The Sixers Bounce Back from Their 2019-20 Slump to Contend For an NBA Championship?

Mark Aaronson, Staff Writer January 20, 2021

2021 may finally be the year for Sixers fans. After a long, grueling process of ups and downs over the last few years, Sixers fans are ready now more than ever for an exciting NBA season. In 2019, the...

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Eagles Should Hire Panthers OC Joe Brady as Head Coach

Peter Ryan, Editor-in-Chief January 15, 2021

One week after firing former head coach Doug Pederson, the Philadelphia Eagles have begun interviewing candidates for his replacement. On Wednesday, the Eagles front office interviewed Carolina Panthers...

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Breaking: Friends Select Winter Sports Update

Margot Schneider and Peter Ryan January 7, 2021

Friends Select winter sports teams will resume practices as soon as Tuesday, January 19th, and could return to competitive play as soon as Monday, February 15th, Athletic Director Bill Klose said in a...

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Sarah Fuller Makes History Playing for Vanderbilt Men’s Football

Margot Schneider, Editor-in-Chief December 2, 2020

On November 28th, Sarah Fuller, Senior Goalkeeper for Vanderbilt University’s women’s soccer team, kicked for Vanderbilt’s men’s football team against the University of Missouri. Fuller became...

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Opinion: The Eagles Should Not Bench Carson Wentz, at Least for Now

Peter Ryan, Editor-in-Chief November 27, 2020

Although fans and pundits have clamored for the benching of Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz in response to last Sunday's embarrassing 22-17 loss against the Cleveland Browns, head coach Doug Pederson...

Eagles Coach Doug Pederson

Opinion: Eagles Will Need Improvement and Luck Against Cleveland

Peter Ryan, Editor-in-Chief November 21, 2020

This weekend, the 3-5-1 Philadelphia Eagles have a chance to widen their small lead in the NFC East against the 6-3 Cleveland Browns, who are favored by 3.5 points. This weekend will prove an interesting...

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