Life After Friends for Class of ’14

Connor Hardy, Community Editor
February 10, 2015

Right now, high school is the world that we live in. The halls and classrooms have become familiar, faces in the hallways recognizable, and, for better or for worse, the homework, classes, and early mornings have become routine. For younger students it may be hard to imagine life beyond high school,... Read more »

Dining Hall Favorites at Friends

Anna Fedder
February 8, 2015

The time of day that most Friends School students look forward to is lunch. The Dining Hall is one of the most sacred locations on campus, partly because of the phone-compatible Wi-Fi, and also because of the food. In fact, the food is a topic that comes up quite often in conversations with prospective... Read more »

Poor Student Turn-Out on MLK Day

Maxwell Rollfinke, News and Features Editor, Arts and Culture Editor
February 8, 2015

On Monday January 19th, the Friends School Community celebrated Martin Luther King jr day  with service activities to help those in need. Friends families participated in 12 programs, 6 on campus, 6 off campus, including making blankets for the Ronald McDonald House, making casseroles for Our Daily... Read more »

Snow Day Decisions

Julia Pascale
February 8, 2015

With winter in full swing, the excitement of having a snow day is on everyone’s minds. Who said you were too old to turn your jammies inside out and backwards? No matter what your age might be, there are never any complaints when a snow day is announced. However, snow days can bring up a lot of controversy... Read more »

The Power of Divesting

Kira Barrett, Layout Editor
February 8, 2015

Divestment is the movement to end our dependency on fossil fuels. Fossil fuels contribute to 3/4 of greenhouse gases. Burning coal, petroleum and other fossil fuels at high temperatures is how energy is obtained, which leads to heavy pollution in our air and water. 98% of U.S. energy comes from fossil... Read more »

PNSJ Enlightens and Empowers


Emilia Halverson, Title and Caption Writer
February 8, 2015

A young person can expect to witness violence in school, in the media, and on the streets. The culture of violence in Baltimore is damaging to its youths, and my Peace, Nonviolence, and Social Justice (PNSJ) class found this disturbing. We’d found an issue we cared about and felt moved to address it.... Read more »

SOA-Character Education

Natalie Linden, Copy Editor
February 2, 2015

Everyone at Friends knows the importance of Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Compassion, Equality, and Stewardship. We are constantly reminded to keep the SPICES close to our hearts as we go about our daily lives; but to what extent are habits of mind, like the SPICES, involved in our academic lives? No... Read more »

SOA-History: Learning How To Learn

Anna Fedder, Writer
February 2, 2015

The history department at Friends School is focused on improving students’ writing, reading and researching skills in order for them to have a significant benefit from the curriculum. The mission statement of the department summarizes it as, “global in emphasis, the curriculum spans the earliest... Read more »

SOA-Math: Finding The Right Track For Math

Max Rollfinke, News and Features Editor
February 2, 2015

With a well-rounded staff, a strong curriculum, and numerous elective courses to offer, the Upper School Math Department at Friends is thriving. The department is centered on a detailed philosophy with the thesis: “To learn mathematics is to learn to think.” Although each class is conducted differently,... Read more »

SOA-Science: Keeping Up With A Changing World

Kira Barrett, Layout Editor
February 2, 2015

The Friends School science curriculum is designed to be an introduction to science, a base for college science classes. It is a solid foundation for those wishing to pursue a science major in college, but also, according to the school website, offers “interesting and exciting options” for... Read more »