While On the Rise, Homecoming Misses the Mark


Anna Fedder, Social Media Director
October 28, 2014

At Friends, Homecoming is the first highly anticipated event of each year. The usual rumored themes filled the halls again, including “Agriculture” and “Into the Wild,” but this year, Senate revealed the true theme to be “Let it Glow.” Immediately, girls shared Pinterest boards filled... Read more »

News at Your Fingertips

Anna Fedder, Social Media Director
October 28, 2014

Have you ever wondered about what happens behind the scenes at Friends? If so, then the new Quaker Quill Twitter and Instagram profiles, @thequakerquill, are definitely something to follow. The Quill’s staff has been working on these accounts for about a month, and they are finally ready to share important... Read more »

Coalesce for the Cure

Henry Gantt
October 26, 2014

Who doesn’t love sleeping in on a Sunday? It can definitely be hard to resist the comfort of a cozy bed, and the temptation to make up for sleep lost on busy school nights, but I encourage each and every one of you to hop out of bed, lace up your running shoes, and come on out to the 22nd Race... Read more »

Clubs as Diverse as the Fruit They Offer


Max Rollfinke, Sports Editor, News and Features Editor
October 26, 2014

At the annual club fair, a menagerie of clubs decorated the picnic area outside of the Dining Hall.  According to the latest list, there are 60 different high school clubs this year, covering a range of topics, including music, service, robots, nature, reading, building, climbing, and fruit eating.... Read more »

Finding the “Fantastick” in a New Space

the fantasticks

Nina Dietz, Online Editor, Staff Writer
October 26, 2014

Friends!  Lovers!  FANTASTICKS!  Welcome to The Fantasticks: you want it, we’ve got it; feuding families, scheming mothers, forbidden love, secret rendezvous and of course; bandits.  Quite an extravaganza, right? This Fall Show will be a little different (and yes, I am using the term “a little”... Read more »

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 »

Introducing Dr. Newton

Dr. Newton

Anna Fedder, Social Media Director
October 1, 2014

This year, Friends welcomes Dr. Newton, a new Chemistry and Biology teacher. Ever since Mr. Drews and Mr. Wright retired 3 years ago, no new teacher has survived more than a year. It is comparable to the position of the Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher in Harry Potter, since each term, something... Read more »

Meet Your New Faculty!

ms caro

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 »