Valentines Day

Hannah Meshulam

February 6, 2013

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Most people are shocked when they find out I don’t hate Valentine’s Day. I know, me of all people, taking no issue with a manufactured holiday systematically designed to destroy single people. I’m fully aware that the arguments...

I Like This, But Not That

I Like This, But Not That

December 19, 2012

The Superficiality of the American Media

Clarissa Martin

December 18, 2012

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I’ve come to the conclusion that most of my run-in’s with the 8:25 Upper School check-in time  transcend from my borderline obsession with the Today Show. Like many Americans, I am fascinated with cable’s generous selection...

Surprisingly Typical: A Glimpse into Gender at Friends

Katrina Keegan

December 11, 2012

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This year, in my clubs and classes, I discovered some surprisingly typical gender trends here at Friends. Miss-Representation, a documentary on the role of women in society and in the media, first roused my interest. While bu...

Are we Facebook Official?

Charlie Blake

December 11, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Relationships, at times can be an emotional roller coaster. They can, however, be beneficial to those who want to share their life with that special someone. The first time most people I know actually cared about relationships...

Shame, Blame, and Legs: The Female Dress Code

Mia Merrill

November 6, 2012

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As always, the beginning of the year brings run-ins with the law – I mean the Friends dress code. We are reminded again and again that dark gray jeans are still jeans, that Ravens gear doesn’t count as academic insignia, and...

Teachers on the New Schedule: A Quill Investigation

Josh Leiner

October 31, 2012

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While the schedule itself has been a mystery to students, what has also proved enigmatic is what the teachers actually think of the new schedule. Behind closed doors, everyone has heard mumblings, grumblings, and even outright...

Unchained : A look at Today’s Chain Stores

Mia Merrill

May 24, 2012

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Where are you wearing? There’s no denying that almost everything you own is labeled “Made in China”. I have dresses sewn in Indonesia, shoes fashioned in Vietnam- you name it. What almost all my clothing has in common i...

The Joys of Lower Freshman Hall

Katrina Keegan

May 24, 2012

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            You’ve been there. At some point in your Friends School career, that cramped basement hallway was your home. Graduates to the spacious sophomore hall and beyond try never to step foot there again. ...

I’m a Senior

Hannah Meshulam

May 24, 2012

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Since the seniors have recently left for their work projects, I’ve become increasingly aware that next year, I will be a senior. I don’t quite believe it, but I know it’s true. I’ve heard other juniors commenting on the...

Muslim Stereotyping

Clarissa Martin

May 24, 2012

Filed under Opinion

 Since the terrorist attacks in 2001, the New York Police Department has dialed in on security through various Muslim surveillance programs. These programs not only violate the personal rights of American citizens, but employ...

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