Friends Select Student News Media

The Falcon

Friends Select Student News Media

The Falcon

Friends Select Student News Media

The Falcon

Coleman Wampler: Extroverted, STEM-Driven Squash Star

Coleman Wampler: Extroverted, STEM-Driven Squash Star

Margot Schneider, Editor-in-Chief January 20, 2022

From having zero experience going into high school to now being the number one player on the team, Coleman Wampler ‘22 is a key leader for Friends Select’s Varsity Squash Team.  Coleman first...

Jared Bonkzec, Swim Coach

Jared Bonczek: From Horticulture Major to Swim Coach

Zoe Siegel and Liv Smollen January 6, 2022

Jared Bonczek has been coaching swimming since 2014 and joined the FSS community in 2018 with the club team staff. He enthusiastically shares that his favorite stroke is probably freestyle because “it's...

Temir Davis at the scrimmage.

Basketball Scrimmage Season Opener Report

Elliot Forman December 1, 2021

On Tuesday, November 23rd, many students began heading home to enjoy a long weekend and Thanksgiving. However, the students who stayed around the gym a few hours later watched the Boys Basketball teams...

Fall Cross Country.  Photograph courtesy of FSS Flickr.

Rebuilding FSS Athletics: Athletes Return to the Fields

Lily Brin, Assistant Editor November 30, 2021

In 2020, when COVID-19 broke out, Friends Select’s athletic programs shut down, first temporarily and then indefinitely. Beyond the many other pandemic-associated stresses, student-athletes experienced...

Orville Hernandez, Athletic Trainer

Meet Orville Hernandez, Friends Select’s New Athletic Trainer

Quaye Agoyo November 10, 2021

During a Friends Select varsity soccer game, a player is running down the field when he suddenly cramps up. He slows down and limps, grabbing at his leg. Orville rushes from the sideline to the player...

The 2021 Field Hockey Team

Friends Select Field Hockey: Fourteen-Year Playoff Drought Comes to an End

Jakob Miller, Assistant Editor November 4, 2021

The Friends Select Field Hockey Team made it to the playoffs - their first appearance since 2007. Their last full season in 2019 ended with six wins, seven losses, and two ties. Their 2021 season finished...

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...

Courtesy of an FSS Parent

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...

Courtesy of Herb Kerns

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...

Madison Scheuer and Sophie Cucinotta High Five on the River.

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,...

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia commons

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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