High School, International Style


Nina Dietz, Online Editor
October 2, 2014

I met Claire Qiao at the start of sophomore year soon after she arrived here and we quickly became friends.  Now one year out she is a veteran of the Chinese transfer student program and has gained a unique perspective on life in America.  I had the pleasure of interviewing her. 1) What is your favorite... Read more »

Less Collection, Less Community?

Mia Gogel
October 1, 2014

This year Friends school has changed collection from being a daily routine to something that happens once or twice a week. I remember my first Friends School collection vividly.  I was a shy nervous eighth grader on her first visiting day ever. I had never been to Friends before, and, to be perfectly... Read more »

High Hopes for Advisory Pairs

Charlie Blake, Assistant Editor/Layout Editor
October 1, 2014

Senior-Freshman buddies was an idea thought of by Ms. Schmaljohn’s Path of Leadership class in 2012. The system was up and running the freshman year for the class of 2015 (this senior class’ freshman year). The Senior buddies started off by first writing a small letter or sending a brief... Read more »

Meet Your New Faculty!

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Katrina Keegan, Editor-in-Chief
October 1, 2014

This year, several new faculty members have joined our community outside of the traditional full-time teacher positions. While getting settled into the start of the school year, Ms. Doochin, Ms. McCarthy, Ms. Kleinman and Ms. Caro took some time out of their days to talk to the Quill.   Ms. Doochin,... Read more »

Now Trending: Teachers with Babies

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Connor Hardy, Community Editor
October 1, 2014

There must be something in the water. This has been one of those years where many teachers have had babies. In the the past few months alone there have been five faculty babies and counting! Interviews with some of the new parents give an idea of how they’re doing:   Kieran Paulson, 7 months old,... Read more »

During the Summer, the Board of Trustees Decided To Change the Plans for the Forbush Building Project….

Summer Cartoon

Steve McManus
September 30, 2014

Spirit Week Spectacular!

Kira Barrett, Art's and Culture Editor, Staff Editor
September 29, 2014

Monday is always the odd day of Spirit Week. Most of us get dressed half asleep and its likely a lot of people forget about the theme completely, or are just too damn tired to put in the effort. It’s also often a day where new themes are tested, like this year’s “Superhero” theme.... Read more »

Nurturing the Fire at the Center

Natalie Linden, Copy Editor
September 9, 2014

Though it may sometimes go overlooked, the Quaker spirit is alive and well at Friends School, and many Friends students have carried this spirit outside of the classroom and taken part in the Baltimore Yearly Meeting’s (BYM) summer camping program. The program includes three different Quaker camps—Catoctin,... Read more »

Jump In With Smart Start

Katrina Keegan, Editor-in-Chief
September 9, 2014

Smart Start, a week-long orientation program for new Upper School students, had a few special perks this year. Even before returning students, incoming students got a chance to set up their iPads and see the construction at the Forbush building. “It’s like a jumpstart sort of thing,” says senior... Read more »

Say Hello to the SENIORS & SENATE


Maria Park
September 9, 2014

Wow. It’s the year 2014. How did our class become seniors? Through the natural process of aging, pure luck or the influence of destiny? Like it or not, we’re on the old end of the spectrum now, so we should probably act as such. The question is, will we? I’m not sure if the word “mature” describes... Read more »