State of Academics – Letter From The Editor

Katrina Keegan, Editor in Chief
February 2, 2015

SOA-English: Skills Through Content

Katrina Keegan, Editor in Chief
February 2, 2015

Unlike any of the other core subject areas, two English courses can have the same title, be equally rigorous, and, at first glance, seem to teach nothing the same. The readings could be philosophy or watching a TV episode, the assignments could vary from poster projects to creative nonfiction, the teaching... Read more »

SOA – Languages: Engaging With The World Through Language

Connor Hardy, Community Section Editor
February 2, 2015

The Friends Upper School requires students to take a foreign language in order to graduate, so the struggles and rewards of foreign language study are shared by students in the community. The Upper School offers students the choice between Spanish, French, Russian and Latin. Each language is different,... Read more »

Holiday Recipes to Try at Home

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Zoe Reck, Staff Photographer
December 12, 2014

Katrina Keegan’s Pecan Pie This recipe avoids excessive Karo-syrup goop! 3 eggs 3/4 cup brown sugar 1 cup maple syrup 2 tablespoons melted butter 2 teaspoons vanilla 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 cups chopped pecans plus 1/2 cup whole pecans Whisk eggs slightly and mix in all ingredients except pecans. Add... Read more »

Student Committee Plans Meaningful Community Days

Anna Fedder
December 12, 2014

Quaker Community Day, Convocation Day and Earth Day are all traditions at Friends School that stress the importance of Quaker values, like stewardship and community. Before each of these community days, committees gather for intensive planning of the day, attempting to touch upon and sort out every minute... Read more »

Quarter Grades No More

Anna Fedder
December 12, 2014

As the cold begins to set in, the thought of the end of the semester never fails to give students the chills. At Friends, however, a new change in the grading system is relieving some of the high schoolers’ stress. In the past, semesters have been split into quarters, but this year, the quarter is... Read more »

Quaker Community Day in Review

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Max Rollfinke, Sports Editor, News and Features Editor
December 12, 2014

On Wednesday November 5th, the entirety of Friends School, grades one through twelve, took a day off to do service in the Baltimore community.  Throughout the day, students and faculty visited local organizations in need of a helping hand.  In the high school alone there were 13 different activities,... Read more »

Now at Friends, It’s Academic

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Alex Caplan
December 12, 2014

At the beginning of November, James DeVinne ’15, Dylan Coiro ’15 and I competed in the local edition of the high school game show It’s Academic. It’s Academic is a quiz show for high school students aired during the school year on Saturdays at 10 in the morning. The format is unlike others... Read more »

Meeting for Business Offers New Forum

Student faculty coalition

Natalie Linden, Copy Editor
December 12, 2014

This year the Friends Upper School introduced a new opportunity for students and faculty to collaborate on issues at school, the Student-Faculty Meeting for Business, which is also known within the Quaker community as Meeting for Worship with a Concern for Business. Replacing the previous year’s... Read more »

Stories, Selflessnes and Service: William Penn Fellows Retreat

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Paige Shephard
December 12, 2014

The tone of the William Penn Fellows was set with one of first orders of business, the William Penn Fellows retreat. Our trip was designed to help us hone in on the intentions of our group and our plans for the school year to come, and to open up our mindset to service’s effects. It began on a Thursday... Read more »