• Rape Culture and Consent: a Crash Course

    Rape Culture and Consent: a Crash Course

    Kayleigh Ford and Julianne McFarland

    September 28, 2016

    Now more than ever, conversations surrounding sexual assault and consent are imperative to our health and safety. Everyone has probably seen issues arise for themselves in this past year - the Brock Turner case, controversial comments among politicians, the pro-choice vs. pro-life debate in rape cas... READ MORE »»

  • Earth Day 2016

    Earth Day 2016

    Elizabeth Makris, Author

    June 6, 2016

    Earth Day at Friends is arguably the best day of the year, as it combines various aspects of our school and creates an exciting and fun atmosphere. This year, our keynote speaker was Mary Mattingly, an intriguing artist who intertwines her artwork with sustainability projects. Highlights from her talk includ... READ MORE »»

  • Fiction Contest Winner

    Fiction Contest Winner

    Tricie Ledakis, Author

    June 6, 2016

    Did I just blink? Keep moving, take a step. Don’t think about the dark. Keep moving. I can’t breathe. What if I never get out? I’ll rot away. Or the rats will get me. Keep moving. Don’t think about the scratching noise. Don’t. Keep moving. Keep your hand on the wall. ... READ MORE »»

  • Prince – A Music Legend

    Prince – A Music Legend

    Jane Sartwell, Community Editor

    June 6, 2016

    On Mother’s Day 2015, my mom and I saw Prince at Royal Farms Arena. Seated on the floor, we had a full view of the tiny, energetic, and effortlessly cool man on stage. While he was dressed in a purple tee shirt and trademark huge, round, reflective sunglasses, he requested that the audience (a group of d... READ MORE »»

2016 Election: Third-Party Alternatives

Ben Burgunder, Online Editor

The Libertarian nominee for President, Gary Johnson, is close to being able to participate in the presidential debates alongside Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, but can his p...  Read More »

September 21, 2016


Max Rollfinke, Editor-in-Chief

The Summer Olympics always feature a host of outstanding athletic achievements and these summer games in Rio were no exception. However, these Olympic games were tainted by s...  Read More »

August 30, 2016

Trump Moves on to General Election

June 6, 2016

When John Kasich and Ted Cruz ended their campaigns, it ended the possibility of establishment Republicans keeping Donald Trump from being the Republican nominee. Except for Donald Trum...  Read More »

Panama Papers

June 6, 2016

The leak of the so-called Panama Papers, a collection of over eleven million documents that detail the specifics between attorney-client information linked to offshore accounts, ha...  Read More »

Interview with Mayoral Candidate Nick Mosby

May 26, 2016

HOW CAN BALTIMORE, WITH YOUR LEADERSHIP, RECOVER AND GROW FROM THE TRAGIC DEATH OF FREDDIE GRAY? The unrest highlighted challenges that have plagued our city for years.  Decad...  Read More »

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Learning Disabilities

Zoe Reck, Print Managing Editor

Dear Friends Faculty, Thank you. One of my main concerns about coming back to Friends was the lack of support I received when I was diagnosed with my learning disabil...  Read More »

June 6, 2016

Diversity at Friends

June 6, 2016

In lieu of the recent surveys about diversity, I have been thinking about how diverse Friends is as a school. I have been at ...  Read More »

Why Valentine’s Day is Awful

February 15, 2016

Before I begin, I would like to say that this article only discusses heterosexual couples, but that does not mean that this i...  Read More »

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