The Falcon

2018-2019 Staff

Adrian Altieri

News Editor

Hi! I am a student in the Class of 2019 at Friends Select, and I have been wanting to create a school newspaper since middle school (and I'm so glad I finally have the opportunity!). My favorite movie is Indiana Jones: Raiders...

John Larkin

Sports Editor

John Larkin is a senior at Friends Select School, class of '19. In addition to writing for The Falcon, John has played soccer and basketball for the school. He has also been a class officer all four of his years in the Upper School....

Joey Dougherty

Arts & Culture Editor

I am Joey, class of 2019. I love art, music and traveling. I often upload articles relating to fashion.

Alex Ding

OpEd Editer

I am Alex, class of 2019. I like to travel, and play chess. My favorite movie is Scent of a Woman. I like to observe human behavior. I am proud to be the editor of the Falcon's OpEd section.

Mary Denham

Staff Writer

Hi, I'm Mary, class of 2019. I've been at FSS since 7th grade, and I can't wait to graduate (Smith College '23 baby!). I love music; my favorite bands include PUP, BROCKHAMPTON, and Mitski. I'm interested in architecture, engineering,...

Peter Ryan

Staff Writer

My name is Peter Ryan, class of '21. Aside from last semester in Bar Harbor, Maine, I have attended Friends Select since 2010-11-- my second grade year. Around the school, you can often find me in my grade's hallway, Malik and...

Maxwell Vlam

Staff Writer

My name's Maxwell, class of 2019; I'm a huge fan of weird podcasts and altering my name ever so slightly. Hoping to put out a podcast for the school. Expect the unexpected.

Muqi Guo

Staff Writer

My name is Muqi Guo, class of 2019. I'll be attending Grinnell College. I love coding, playing soccer, creating culinary experiments, and watching Philadelphia Sixers and Eagles games. ...

Alloyah Abobi

Staff Writer

I am Alloyah Abobi, class of '19. I have been attending FSS since '15 and I can't wait to graduate! I enjoy listening to an array of different genres of music, traveling, and expressing myself through theatre and spoken word....

Jake Fusco

Staff Writer

I'm Jake of class 2019. I have interests in creative problem solving, critical thinking and leadership skills, and online culture and social media. I write articles mainly for the Arts and Culture of The Falcon. Enjoy the articles!

Rachel Soloff

Staff Writer

Hey y'all! I'm a senior (Class of '19) at Friends Select and a staff writer at The Falcon! I love to listen to Frank Ocean and Rex Orange County and my favorite movie is Ferris Bueller's Day Off. I like to read, listen to p...

Angelica Scotto

Staff Writer

Hello, I am Angelica Scotto. I am a senior at Friends Select School. I love listening to music, I enjoy traveling to foreign places and often upload articles on school-related events.

Xander McCall

Staff Writer

I am Xander McCall, Friends Select School class of 2019. I love fitness, rowing, art, music and traveling. On this page, I will be posting the art of both Friends Select School, and the world around us. I hope you enjoy!

Matin Yaqubi

Staff Writer

Hello, all you people staring into the bright screens of your computers late at night. My name is Matin Yaqubi, and I am a current senior (Class of 2019) at Friends Select. I am very passionate about journalism. I am thrilled...

Yiming (Victor) Pan

Staff Writer

I am Victor, Friends Select class of 2019.  I like to travel, hike, and row. My favorite movie is Dead Poets Society. I'm interested in politics and global issues. I like to write articles on international news.

Ashley Ryan


Ashley Ryan is a senior at Friends Select School, class of '19. She is an avid photographer, and her work has been featured in several shows and newspapers. She is planning on studying photography at Drexel University and hop...

Carlos Eckert


Hello, my name is Carlos Eckert, class of '19. I love exercise. I am a senior at Friends Select School and am excited to explore my future in Journalism.

Lexi Ling

Multimedia Designer, Staff Writer

Hi, my name is Lexi Ling. I am an international student from China, and a member of the Friends Select School class of 2019. I love arts, particularly drawing and painting. Find some of my artwork on the website header!...

Isaac Wasserman

Site Administrator, Staff Writer

Hey everyone! I'm a member of the class of '19 at Friends Select. As site administrator for The Falcon, I manage and troubleshoot the tech stuff.