2015 Conservatory Matriculations

Maria Park
April 26, 2015

This year, there are two members of the senior class who are matriculating into conservatories: Sam Dusman and Vicky Gange. A conservatory is a college of music, and going to one means that you are committing yourself to the mastery of an instrument and the making of music. Sam will be focusing on voice... Read more »

Are Students Informed enough about current events?

Katrina Keegan, Editor in Chief
April 26, 2015

In interviews, I posed the question “Are Friends School students informed enough about current events and the world?” The overwhelming answer was no. This is especially troubling at a school with the motto “the world needs what our children can do.” As Paige Bowmaster says, “we... Read more »

Better Breakfast, Better Grades

Jane Sartwell
April 26, 2015

We’ve all heard how important it is to eat a healthy breakfast the morning before a test. But aside from the fact that breakfast is a basic daily nutritional requirement, does the meal have health benefits that particularly affect students? Does it really make a difference whether you have a balanced... Read more »

Haitian Studies Preserving History

Charlie Blake, Layout Editor
April 26, 2015

The B block Haitian Studies class this year has accomplished a lot, learning about Haitian history in a variety of ways. Earlier in the semester the class read Laurent Dubois’ ‘Avengers of the New World’, becoming the first class to read through the whole book. Students read chapter... Read more »

Long and Short of Prom

Brandi Randolph
April 26, 2015

Prom season is here once again and everyone is so excited! I’ve heard a lot of talk about what the girls are wearing and noticed that many of us are wearing long dresses to Prom this year. I decided to sit down and talk to some of these ladies about dresses and the unspoken rule: Questions: What do... Read more »

Movies In Classes


Katrina Keegan, Editor in Chief
April 26, 2015

The use of extensive use of movies, TV shows and documentaries in class is certainly a 21st century phenomenon, and whether this is is a good development or a bad one is widely disputed. In some cases, movies are mainly meant as a break from normal coursework and are only partially relevant. Mr. Heath,... Read more »

Not a Princess, An Inspiration


Connor Hardy, Community Editor
April 26, 2015

When rumors circulate telling of a princess who teaches first grade at Friends School, it is natural for the school newspaper to get wind and become interested, then follow the lead knowing that it may not be true. To set the record straight, there is no princess teacher, only a teacher whose grandmother... Read more »

Programming Team to Compete

Max Rollfinke, News and Features Editor
April 26, 2015

On Saturday April 18th, the Friends School Programming team will travel to the University of Maryland for the annual High School Programming Competition.  This year’s team, led by Sophomore captain Hunter Davis, is comprised of all underclassmen.  Joining Hunter are Sophomores Kyle Spawn and... Read more »

Psych Course Comes to Friends

Anne Marie Green
April 26, 2015

After years of expressed interest, Friends is finally offering an Introductory Psychology Course in the spring semester of the 2015/2016 school year! Students at Friends cannot wait to take this course because psychology is such a popular major and area of interest for many students. Not to mention,... Read more »

Clean Energy Lobby

Climate Change Lobby article photo

Maria Park, Writer
April 24, 2015

It was a cold February afternoon. There was snow on the ground as Ms. Jenkins, her 5th grade daughter, her friend, Julia Munn and I set off for the Climate Change Lobby Night in Annapolis. Upon entering the House of Delegates building, we found a room in which organizers were giving out cookies,... Read more »