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

Peter Ryan 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 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 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: Hard News & Sports 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 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...

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Opinion: Eagles Will Need Improvement and Luck Against Cleveland

Peter Ryan 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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Native Imagery Controversy in Pro Sports: Washington Football Team

Margot Schneider, Editor: Hard News & Sports November 21, 2020

The Washington Football Team, formerly known as the Washington Redskins, changed its name this past summer after years of protest against its controversial historical ties. “Redskin” is a slur that...

Eagles Lead Stagnant Offense into Giants Game

Eagles Lead Stagnant Offense into Giants Game

Peter Ryan November 13, 2020

After two consecutive division victories and a bye week, the Philadelphia Eagles enter week 10 of the NFL with plenty of momentum and a lead in the NFC East. This weekend, they will face the New York...

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3 Things – Eagles vs Cowboys

Peter Ryan, Co-Editor in Chief October 30, 2020

Despite very shaky starts to the 2020 NFL season, the Philadelphia Eagles (2-4-1) and Dallas Cowboys (2-5) will face off for first place in the NFC East on Sunday night.  Mutual Weaknesses Present...

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Girls Play Soccer With Boys at FSS

Isabelle Hills October 26, 2020

The Friends Select boys' and girls’ soccer teams will merge this fall due to insufficient turnout for the girl's roster. A full soccer team requires at least sixteen players. Seventeen girls played...

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